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Nurse Migration »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the issues and ethics of the international migration of nurses, touching also on the issue of foreign-recruitment of nurses as an answer to nursing shortages. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Metaparadigms Explored »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the four metaparadigms of nursing, person, health, nursing and environment. This examination of these concepts, first of all, discusses the personal view of the writer regarding these fundamental categories. Then, these personal definitions are examined from the perspective of the simultaneity and totality perspectives, as outlined by Parse ...

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Patient Simulators/Human Patients in Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers a literature review that first at the nursing shortage and why there is a shortage of nursing educators and then, this review looks more extensively and specifically at the literature pertaining to patient simulators. The purpose behind this is investigation is to evaluate whether or not this teaching ...

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Nursing and Patient Records »

Number of Pages: 10

It must be remembered that patient records are legal documents that reflect the care and skill of the nurse. This 10 page paper explores the ways in which documentation by nurses may be enhanced, making the role of the nurse more visible. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing and Kangaroo Care »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper which defines this care method, discusses the rationale for using it, and explores outcomes and future implications for the practice and the field of nursing. Specifically considered are how kangaroo care has been used, in which situations it has been most beneficial, evaluates pros and cons, how method is related ...

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Nursing, Diabetes, and 3 Research Articles »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that summarizes three research studies pertaining to diabetes mellitus that were conducted by nurse researchers. Nursing interventions have been shown to be a critical factor in promoting such diabetic self-management. These synopses demonstrate how nursing research is consistently exploring ways to improve intervention and make self-management of diabetes more effective. ...

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Developments In Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper defining forensic nursing, examining its origins and commenting on its likely future. Forensic nursing requires that nurses observe abnormalities and investigate their possible causes for the purpose of identifying either an abuse or an abuser. The paper mentions the theory of Nightingale and Betty Neuman in terms of comforting ...

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Nursing in Louisiana »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the way nursing wages are set in Louisiana with reference to supply and demand and considers the way that the supply of nurses may be increased, considering the motivation of nurses to enter or stay in the profession and the impact of working conditions and perceptions regarding the job. ...

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Nursing Informatics as a Nursing Career Path »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that offers a nursing student advice pertaining to charting a career path in nursing informatics with the objective of becoming a clinical nurse educator. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Ethical Implications of Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the ethical implications of the nursing shortage. The writer argues that managed care restructuring of nursing staff in hospitals has contributed to this situation, causing unethical declines in patient care. Also, the unethical nature of recruiting nurses from foreign countries, as a solution to the shortage, is also ...

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Nursing Leadership »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that is based on an opening scenario, which pictures conflict in a nursing environment. This survey of nursing literature highlights several of the models of leadership that have been formulated that a nursing manager can utilize to address the situation in the scenario. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Temporary Agency Nurses' Accountability and Competence in a Hospital Setting »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page analysis of the use of temporary agency nurses to supplement shortcoming is permanent nursing staff. This paper asserts that although the use of temporary nurses is justified in certain situations, this use must occur with managerial provisions in place to insure competence and accountability. The recommendation is made that clinical ...

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Case Scenario on Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper is a nursing care case scenario on the impact that a nurse could possibly undergo when changing the health care facility or environment in which she or he works. Also considered are the affects on other health care stakeholders with whom the nurse worked. This is based on ...

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Second World War and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

This paper examines the nursing profession in the United States in conjunction with World War II. In addition to describing some of the duties that nurses performed during the war, the essay also discusses the impact that the war had on the nursing profession in general, and how the war helped move the profession to ...

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Nursing Research and Its Crucial Developments »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines several key developments in nursing research. This examination looks at some recent developments that demonstrate how nursing researchers are continuously expanding the boundaries of the profession before looking backward to a few of the key developments that brought nursing to where it is today. Bibliography lists 5 sources. ...

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Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that addresses the question of whether or not nursing has a theoretical basis. The writer outlines the parameters of the debate and then argues that nursing does have such a theoretical basis and that theory provides the foundation for the highest level of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Ratio of Patients to Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper that reports and discusses nurse to patient ratios. California is the first state that initiated and subsequently passed a bill legislating the ratio of nurse to patient. The bill was passed in 1999 but it is only in 2002 that the mandates are finally being put into effect. This essay presents ...

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'Applying Airline Safety Practices to Medication Administration' Article Review »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper reviewing a quantitative nursing research article that won MedSurg Nursing’s writer’s award for its design and reporting. Published in 2003, the hypothesis of the study was that medication errors would be reduced if nurses followed the pre-flight checklist procedures required of airline flight crews. The results found indicate that ...

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Prescribing Nurses and the Treatment of Wounds »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper considers the position of community nurses when undertaking wound dressing and how, with the advent of prescribing nurses, the non prescribing community nurses are placed in a difficult position with conflicting needs from their primary health care trusts, patients and the law. The bibliography cites 9 sources.

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Nurses and Violence in the Workplace »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page report is a literature review of works pertaining to the incidence of workplace violence and its impact on nurses and what measures can be taken into consideration regarding including an educational component in the nursing curriculum to assist nurses in dealing with the problem. Bibliography lists 22 sources.

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Interpersonal Relations Theory of Hildegard Peplau »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page discussion of the background and implications of this theory. Contends that this theory is directly relational to all of the metaparadigms of nursing: to the more commonly recognized metaparadigms of person, environment, nursing, and health and also to nursing processes and goals. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Restraints Usage and Issues of Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that examines restraint use in nursing practice. It offers an introduction to the topic, which states the parameters of the investigation, and then a literature review that examines current research and opinion, concluding that current nursing expertise works toward reducing or eliminating restraint use from nursing practice, and, recommends that, ...

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Delegation Importance and Nursing Management »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses nursing management and nursing leadership styles. Depending on the circumstance, a manager may find that he or she is a situational leader, a democratic leader, a leader focused on transformation, or even an old-fashioned autocrat. However, regardless of leadership style, the nursing manager must be able to delegate ...

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Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Midwife »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, examines the umbrella category of advanced practice nursing, offering a definition and overview, but then specifically examines the roles and scope of practice of the nurse practitioner and the nurse midwife. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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CC vs. Med-Surg Units/Job Satisfaction »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that investigates the differences in nursing job satisfaction between critical and med-surg units. Within the framework of a research project, the writer hypothesizes that as there are different working conditions in these units, such as patient-to-nurse ratios and management styles, there are also differences in nursing job satisfaction. Bibliography ...

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Nurses and Stress »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Stress is likely to occur in almost any profession but when it comes to nursing there is a high probability that at some point there will be job-related stress or burnout. The nursing professional is subjected to many more situations that are likely to be stress producing. This paper describes ...

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Nurse Retention »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that provides an examination of literature, which focuses on nurse retention and particularly how nursing managers can influence the rate of nursing staff turnover. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Community Health & Teen Pregnancy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that presents a scenario involving a high rate of teen pregnancy within a specific community and then discusses the role of community nursing exploring the role of the community health nurse, as a provider of care, manager of care and representative of the nursing profession, within this difficult situation. ...

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Nursing, Management, and Stress »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper delves into stress in respect to nursing and nurse management. Stress is discussed in general as well as how it factors into the managerial role. Stress in the nursing profession is also discussed at length. Solutions are suggested. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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Student Nurses Assessment Strategies »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper comprised of an examination of literature pertaining to student nursing assessment, which focuses on the strategies that are utilized in nursing student assessment, offering analysis of these strategies, and also describing the qualifications of evaluators, as well as the role that the nursing students themselves play in the assessment process. ...

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Energy Conservation and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that addresses the concept of energy conservation as it applies to nursing practice. Energy has been a topic of research and concern in nursing practice for quite some time. This examination of the concept explores how energy has been addressed within the context of nursing theoretical frameworks, concentrating on the ...

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Nursing and Evidence Based Practice Enhancement »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing the trend toward evidence-based practice. The concept of evidence-based nursing is an attractive one that calls for abandoning closely-held, longstanding attitudes toward many of the duties of nursing. There are problems with making that shift, however, not the least of which is the time required to search and ...

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Overview of a Personal Statement of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of a personal statement of nursing, which considers the role of the nurse, the concept of wellness and the needs of the patients. This paper integrates a theoretical and practical view of a personalized view on nursing. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Nursing Leadership Scenario »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the need for effective nursing leadership. The writer summarizes the efforts of Terry Capuano and other nursing leaders at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, which is located in Pennsylvania, and how they succeeded in creating a beneficial environment for nursing excellence by developing a highly successful leadership-development ...

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Art of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

In 1986 Jean Watson was Dean of the School of Nursing in Denver and Director of the Center for Human Caring. The two job titles provide a significant insight into how she views nursing. This 6 page paper examines the theory of nursing as an art within the context of the bio-pscho-social model and presents a scenario ...

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Anxiety and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. The extent to which anxiety infiltrates even the most competent of GYN nurses is found to be both grand and far-reaching; that nurses succumb to the detrimental effects of anxiety – both personally and professionally – speaks to a ongoing concern that renders otherwise proficient and effective nurses incapable of ...

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Twelve Hour Work Shifts and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page research paper that examines the topic of 12-hour nursing shifts. This report focuses on how this change to shift scheduling can be accomplished. Specifically, the writer looks at how nursing management and leadership strategy that can best implement such a change with student nurses in their practice placement area, utilizing Lewin's normative/educative ...

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Responses to Two Nursing Posts »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay describes how a student might possibly respond to two nursing posts. The first of which refers to creating a safer nursing system and the second to the role of the master's prepared nurse. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Field of Nursing and Managed Health Care »

Number of Pages: 8

The nursing profession is looked at in light of managed health care, specifically as it pertains to obstetrics. This 8 page paper specifically examines changes the field has undergone since the advent of managed health care. Options for nurses in the specialty are discussed, including the growing nurse midwifery occupation. Pros and cons of ...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper/essay that discusses the nursing concepts of person, environment, health/illness and nursing. This examination of these concepts examines each idea in relation to how it is defined by the Barry University School of Nursing faculty, but also offering a personal perspective on the meaning of each term. Bibliography lists 1 source. ...

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Political Activism/Nursing Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page research paper begins with a bulleted information sheet designed to inform a busy legislator about this issue. This is followed by a discussion of political strategies that nurses can use to promote legislation on nursing issues and concludes with how a nurse can increase her personal political power. Bibliography lists 2 sources. ...

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Nursing Practice and the Basis of Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores how nursing theory provides a theoretical basis for nursing practice. The writer examines what nursing theory is, how it influences practice, and how it has evolved. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing Issues and the Health Issues of the West Family »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that is framed around a scenario describing the West family members indicates numerous health issues. The following discussion selects 5 of these issues and relates them to literature and to a relevant nursing issue. Then two of these nursing issues are used to formulate a nursing care plan. There are ...

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Proposed Nursing Communication Project »

Number of Pages: 23

A 23 page research paper that proposes a project designed to improve communication among nurses at a specific health care facility. The writer proposes that institution of a shared governance management structure will improve nursing communication through empowerment and providing a specific structure for hearing nursing contributions. This project proposal includes all areas pertaining to ...

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Retention in Nursing and the Role of a Nursing Manager »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that discusses this topic in relation to the nursing shortage. The writer offers a literature review of studies that focus on the nursing manager's role in nurse retention and then offers a plan of action that is formulated on the Three-Component Model of Occupational Commitment. Discussion and conclusions are also ...

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Topics in Community Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses the history and parameters of community health nursing practice. Topics covered include school nurses, occupational nursing and the expanding horizons of CHN. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Philadelphia RNs and Sleep Deprivation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses how sleep deprivation is a very serious problem with registered nurses who work rotating shifts. The primary focus of the paper concerns nurses in Philadelphia, although the information presented deals with all nurses and health professionals who must work long and challenging hours. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Delegation of Nursing Duties in a Sub-Acute Facility »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper/essay offers analysis of how delegation of nursing suites is handled in a sub-acute nursing ward of a nursing home. This report includes a hypothetical interview with a nursing leader in the facility. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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The Potential Issues and Career Possibilities for Up and Coming Nursing Professionals »

Number of Pages: 15

15 pages in length. A complete discussion of the jobs provided by nurses and of the employment opportunities available to them. Beginning with an overview of the roles that nurses have played throughout 20th century history, the writer goes on to describe the different job functions of L.P.N.s (Licensed Practicing Nurses), R.N.s (Registered Nurses), and ...

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Jean Watson's and Martha Rogers' Nursing Theories »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the two different nursing theories that are held by Martha Rogers and Jean Watson. These theories of nursing are based on the 4 major concepts of nurse theory, which are person, environment, health, and nursing. Each of the theories held by these women is presented and then is followed by ...

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