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Statement of Purpose for Nursing School »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a statement of purpose for nursing school. This paper integrates personal information as an example of how to approach this kind of writing. There is one source listed.

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Euthanasia and the Law »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses the present condition of euthanasia as it involves the average individual, the nurse, and the legal industry. Illustrations, descriptions, and opinions are provided, as well as a brief discussion which investigates possible approaches for the legal community in relationship to euthanasia. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Considerations in Women’s Health Care »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page consideration of how nurse practitioners can best help women enjoy better health. This paper suggests this task be approached through enablement, education, and clinical support. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is being adopted with the aim of performance management and quality improvement. The use of supervision is considers from a professional perspective, the legal perspective and the ethical perspective. The bibliography cites 20 ...

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Is There a Relationship Between Nursing Burnout and Shortage of Nurses? »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing both of these facets of nursing. A common primary factor in each is stress, and the paper concludes that the ongoing nursing shortage directly contributes in increased incidence of burnout among nurses. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Performance Management through Clinical Supervision of Nurses in the NHS; Professional, Legal and Ethical Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper looks at the increasing importance of clinical supervision as a tool of performance management for nurses in the UK's National Health Service. The approach is one which can be seen as having the potential to improve quality of care and enhance skills. The issue is considered from the professional ...

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Entry into Nursing, BSN »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper reports on the nursing issue of whether or not a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) should be the minimum requirement for entry into professional nursing. The writer explores aspects of this issue and consider the fact that nurses with an associates degree make up nearly 60 per cent ...

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Community and Patient Nursing Care and Meningococcal Meningitis »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the multifaceted approach this disease requires in order to accommodate both patent and community needs. The nursing role extends from the bedside administration of medications and the monitoring of vital signs to administration of prophylactic medications to close contacts of the patient to the education of the community as ...

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Remote & Regional Issues/Australia’s Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that explores the differences between remote and rural nursing and urban nursing in Australia and in reference to the current nursing shortage. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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Patient Care, Team Approaches, Evaluations, and the Process of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of some of the central elements related to the nursing care process and the patient, including patient assessments, team approaches and the process of patient care. This paper considers these elements in the modern health care environment, including community health models under the United Kingdom's National Health ...

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Study Critique/Nursing Children »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that critiques a qualitative study performed by Coetzee (2004), who investigated the nature of how undergraduate students in a nursing program at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, approached the task of learning to care for children in the pediatric portion of their curricula. This critique summarizes the various ...

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Facing a Family Health Challenge »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page research paper addresses a specific case study, which describes a patient suffering from the end-stage lung cancer. The overall objective of this examination is to relate how nursing approaches that are described in literature can be applied in order to aid this patient and her family in facing a complex health challenge. ...

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Stem Cell Research: Societal Implications »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page overview of the societal implications of this controversial research. The author approaches the subject from the perspective of the scientist and the nurse who are directly and peripherally involved in the research. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Family Violence and Nursing Intervention »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing issues affecting nurses’ ability to intervene in domestic violence issues. As those who are trained in physical needs and spend the greatest amount of time in direct contact with patients, nurses occupy perhaps the best associated position from which to intervene in domestic violence. There are barriers of ...

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Nursing Leadership & Groups »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that discusses nursing leadership, which, under any circumstances, is a complicated subject. According to one estimate, there are over 100 accepted academic definitions of leadership (Manz, Bastien and Hostager, 1991). At present, issues of leadership are particularly crucial to nursing as the nursing shortage constitutes a crisis situation for many ...

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NANDA »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page research paper that includes a 1 page abstract. This paper offers a review of nursing literature that focuses on systems of nursing classification, with an emphasis on the classification system of nursing diagnoses known as NANDA. The history of this organization is summarizes, explaining how North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) ...

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Nursing Personnel Performance Appraisals »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper discussing enhancing objectivity in performance appraisals of nurses. The performance review process is recognized to be necessary, but it seems that relatively few individuals or organizations are satisfied that employee appraisal is complete, objective, ethical and positively contributes to better financial management within the organization. Many organizations continually seek ...

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Overview of Male Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing male nursing in general. An introduction is involved which discusses the need for male nurses followed by a brief discussion of the history of nursing and how it applies to men. This is followed by a literature review of issues that are of concern today, in regards to male nursing. ...

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Hierarchical Structure Interrelationships as They Relate to Nursing Accountability »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page discussion of accountability in nursing. Contends that accountability is an integral component of all aspects of nursing. The nurse is, of course, above all accountable for the well-being of his or her patient but, with recent pressure from state legislators and higher education coordinating agencies, accountability is becoming a greater ...

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Feminism of the Sixties and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page examination of the manner in which nursing changed at the impetus of the feminist movement of the 1960s. Previously relegated to primarily a subservient role in the health care environment and restricted solely to the hospital or doctor’s office, nurses took their lead from the feminist movement to remold their view ...

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Negative Effect of Anesthesia Assistants on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper arguing that the use of Anesthesia Assistants is detrimental to the profession of nursing. Nurse Anesthesia Assistants are registered nurses (RNs) trained to certificate level, technologists that have greater understanding of the process of anesthesia than RNs without the certificate training but without the specialized knowledge that anesthesiologists or certified ...

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Nursing and Male Nurses »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing male nursing in general. An introduction is involved which discusses the need for male nurses followed by a brief discussion of the history of nursing and how it applies to men. This is followed by a literature review of issues that are of concern today, in regards to male nursing. ...

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Nursing Home Care That is Client Centered »

Number of Pages: 12

Client Centered Nursing Home Care. (12 pp). On any given day, nursing homes are caring for about one in twenty Americans over the age of 65. Almost half of all Americans turning 65 this year will be admitted into a nursing home at least once. One fifth of those people admitted into nursing homes stay ...

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Retention/Recruitment & Canadian Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses Canada’s nursing shortage. There is currently a severe nursing shortage in all of the industrialized countries of the Western world, including Canada. Experts predict that the nursing shortage in Canada will worse over the course of the next decade and this prediction appears to be accurate as the ...

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Nursing Home Costs and the Impact of MDS/PPS/RUG III System Utilization »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper investigating the possibility of a nursing home nurse traveling to assisted living facilities to provide health services in those facilities. There are many cost factors involved in nursing home operation, not the least of which are facility, insurance, pharmaceutical and supplies costs. Drug costs and medical supplies are costly ...

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Personal Nursing Model Using the Self Care Deficit Theory of Orem »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that uses Dorothy Orem's model of nursing as a guide to creating a personal model. Dorothy Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory is one of the most often used models employed in general nursing practice (Horan, Doran and Timmins, 2004). This is primarily due to the fact that Orem's view of nursing ...

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Shortage of Nursing Faculty »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page nursing literature review that examines articles on the nursing faculty shortage. The nursing shortage is a healthcare crisis that has been recognized as affecting medical services at the global, regional and local levels (Mathews, 2003a). A corresponding shortage in nursing faculty serves to perpetuate and compound this problem, as a nursing faculty ...

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Nursing Homes and Safety Programs »

Number of Pages: 28

A 28 page discussion of the importance of Safety Programs in Nursing Homes. Outlines the role of OSHA is nursing home safety issues and details specific components of nursing home Safety Plans including accident prevention and reporting procedures, general health concerns, and procedures for disease control. Emphasizes the role of training in ensuring a adequately carried out ...

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Unionization and Collective Bargaining in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at the arguments for and against unionisation in the nursing profession, taking into account the way in which the traditional role of the nurse has changed and the relationship of nurses to unskilled workers in the health industry and to administrators. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Nursing Theory and Its Sub Specialties »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that explores the relationship between theory and nursing practice in regards to how nursing theories are demonstrated in nursing sub-specialty choices. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Honor Society Sigma Theta Tau International »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper describing Sigma Theta Tau International, Inc. (STTI), the Honor Society for Nursing. Described by one author as the nurses’ equivalent to Phi Beta Kappa, STTI is an exclusive organization that holds to exacting qualifications and criteria. The paper includes information on the organization’s history, services it provides for members ...

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Nursing Selection »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page guide for a nursing student who is asked three questions: what factors influenced your decision to choose nursing? What are your specific plans for the future; and What accommodations have you made in your life to prepare for a nursing program? The writer offers guidelines and suggestions for answering these questions. Bibliography ...

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Nursing Leadership Examined »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper that identifies an effective nurse leader; discusses several points of leadership theory as it applies to nursing; and ends with the writer comparing her own nursing leadership skills to those of the identified effective leader. The identified leader holds a vice president position and some differences can be attributed to ...

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Application of Leadership Theory II »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing two verbal exchanges between a staff nurse and the director of nursing and fitting them to management theory. There are several leadership theories, most of which are most applicable to differing environments and situations. The purpose here is to examine two verbal exchanges with a nurse manager and ...

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Study on Health Status and Participation Critiqued »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper analyzing a study in nursing research published in a journal in 2004. The implications for nursing is that nurses should seek to reinforce patients’ decisions to initiate health behaviors at the outset, in an effort to call them back to the place where they applied critical thinking skills to arrive ...

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Nursing Shortage and Effect on Job Market »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper describes the writer's investigation through nursing sources on the Internet in order to investigate how the nursing shortage is affecting the Maryland nursing job market. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Professional Nursing and Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the current status of nursing theory, related to the contextual view of the history of nursing theory. This paper relates the fact that in the the curative model, nurses provide assessments, act as integral members of healthcare teams, provide direct and indirect patient care, and address ...

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Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2009 »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page summation and discussion of the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing (RNSS) Act, which would require that hospitals develop "valid, reliable unit-by-unit staffing plans," which would be developed in coordination with input from the registered nurses (RNs) based in each unit and, therefore, designed to accommodate each "unit's unique characteristics and needs" (ANA, 2009). ...

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Families Should Decide Own Health Goals »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that offers a discussion of the family health nurse's role, which focuses on the aspect of decision-making and who is the most qualified to establish health goals and make health-oriented decisions, the professional health practitioner or families themselves. This examination of literature indicates that the role of the family ...

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Med/Surg Leader, An Interview »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper. Nursing leadership is acknowledged to be one of the most crucial factors in addressing the current and emerging needs of the healthcare system. This investigation explores issues related to nursing leadership, first of all, by summarizing literature that defines and discusses the way in which leadership models relate to concepts ...

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Article Analysis/Evidence-Based Practice »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page article analysis of a research study, Pravikoff, Tanner and Pierce (2005), that was designed to evaluate the knowledge, computer literacy skills and general readiness of American nurses to implement evidence-based nursing practice. The writer summarizes and evaluates each section of the study, concluding with an evaluation of the research's significance to nursing. ...

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Katie Eriksson's Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the nursing theory of Katie Eriksson, which focuses on caring in the Christian tradition. Some practicing nurses have objected to theory-based care, at least initially, on the grounds that it is not caring at all but rather reduces the patient to a process component that needs medical attention. ...

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Community Nursing Questions »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper that answers questions on community nursing, such as community nursing and evidence-based nursing. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Profession and Managed Care »

Number of Pages: 20

A 20 page research paper which studies how the managed care revolution has affected the nursing profession. The writer provides an industry and economic definition of managed care, its advantages and disadvantages, and relationship to nursing. The writer also provides solutions caused by the effects of managed care on the nursing ...

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Contemporary Applications of the Deliberative Nursing Theory of Jean Orlando »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the theory of deliberative nursing, a theory first formulated in the late 1950s but with applications into present day nursing. This paper discusses the applicability of Orlando’s theory to modern nursing using the example of medical intervention in cases of domestic violence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and the Structural Functionalist Sociological Model »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper evaluates how this sociological model can help nurses perform better. It looks at the theory based upon a model found in Chinn & Kramer's Theory of Nursing. Various elements of the theory are discussed inclusive of its importance and applicability to nursing. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

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RN v. BSN and Nursing Trends in Education »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the importance of advanced education in the nursing profession. Reviews the changes which have occurred in the health care environment which necessitate advanced education. Highly recommends the Bachelor of Science in nursing as a means of meeting the challenges of nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing, Cultural Understanding, and the Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory of Madeleine Leininger »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper assessing the need for and value of diversity in healthcare, specifically in the hospital setting among nurses using Madeleine Leininger's Cultural Care Diversity and Universality Theory as a guide. Leininger's theory should be useful in efforts to increase diversity within the nursing staff as well enhancing nurses' and patients' understanding ...

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Nursing and Image »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the image of nursing and how this image should change. Examination of the literature on this topic suggests that the key to recruiting and retaining nurses, of both genders, is to reconcile the various images of nursing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Interdisciplinary Management Factors, Training, and Nursing Competency »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page discussion of the varied factors which enter into nursing competency. Suggests that while the degree of training a nurse has is directly related to competence, so too are managerial factors. Identifies interdisciplinary managerial factors such as quality assurance programs and the establishment of clinical pathways as being significant to nursing competence as ...

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