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Holistic Nursing Journal »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that provides a nursing student with a guide to writing a journal on two books that concern spiritual enlightenment. Bibliography lists 2 books.

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Costs of Skilled Nursing Facilities and the Impact of the Shortage of Registered Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper assessing the value of instituting a primary nursing arrangement at a nursing home skilled nursing facility (SNF) to reduce the influence of the nursing shortage while also gaining more timely MDS/PPS/ RUG III reporting and therefore Medicare payments to the SNF. Of course the purpose of any SNF is to ...

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Nursing Professionalism »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which examines the position of nursing professionalism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Factors in Nursing Philosophy Development »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the four fundamental concepts defining modern nursing.

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Nursing Graduate Study »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of a graduate proposal for the study of nursing.

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Overview of Nursing Diagnoses »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of nursing diagnoses. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Second World War and Changes to the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 12

This paper examines now World War II changed nursing and helped the profession to mature.

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Change Theory and Shortages in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page research paper that investigates the nursing shortage, with a particular focus on Canada. Influencing positive social change is one of the most problematic areas of public policy making. Currently, the healthcare systems of all the industrialized countries are facing the impact of a severe nursing shortage that is predicted by many experts ...

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Nursing Homes and the Financial Crisis Confronting Them »

Number of Pages: 20

This 20 page report discusses the state of the nursing home industry in the United States and the many problems and challenges it has face and continues to face. Even though Congress restored nearly $3 billion to skilled nursing facilities in 1999, it still wasn’t enough to keep many of the facilities operating. In general, the government’s payment system and the ...

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Nursing and Computers »

Number of Pages: 5

The extent that computers have entered the world of nurses begins with education and includes almost all aspects of the work environment. The role of nurse in the health care industry will continue to be of value. The role of nurses is expanding and includes more responsibility as well as a need for a greater knowledge base. ...

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Nursing Images »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. Considered an extension of a woman's natural ability to nurture and tend to others, the image of nurses and nursing as a profession historically fell into the more traditional female role where the majority of women went unpaid for their services. It was a clear presumption that women's contributions -- ...

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NURSING SHORTAGE AND IMPACT ON HEALTHCARE DEMAND »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4-page paper discusses the economics of potential nursing shortage. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Role of Nurses in Knee Replacement Surgery »

Number of Pages: 4

Discusses what occurs with knee replacement surgery and the nursing role. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Nursing Field and the Growing Number of Unlicensed Workers »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. The nursing shortage of late has exacerbated an already limited healthcare workforce; that extra hands are a significant help even though they might not be accompanied by a licensed practitioner has long been at the forefront of ethical and legal concerns. While the American Nursing Association recognizes the inherent ...

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U.S. Nursing Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that summarizes and discusses the nursing shortage in America. The current U.S. nursing shortage began in 1998 and resulted from a combination of social and economic factors, which included the “little growth in RN (registered nurse) wages, demographic changes in the RN workforce that decreased the supply of working RNs ...

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Patient Welfare, Health, and the Family Nurse Practitioner »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the variety of responsibilities and issues facing the nurse practitioner in the contemporary health care environment. According to their nature these issues can either enhance or impede the role of the nurse practitioner in family practice. Client, health, environment, and nursing processes all interplay to impact overall patient ...

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Nursing and Knowledge »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page paper assessing how we know what we know, beginning with a discussion of knowledge as seen by Plato and Descartes. There are four types of knowledge that the nurse uses: empirical, ethical, aesthetic and personal. From this base, the paper discusses the points of philosophy present in the Simultaneity Parse ...

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H.R. 724/Nursing Education Act of 2009 »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that summarizes and discusses this nursing legislation, which is currently before Congress.

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Nursing Theorist Websites »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that reviews several nursing theory websites. Bibliography lists 3 sources

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Nursing Contracts »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of several different types of nursing contracts. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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High Nursing Turnover Rate »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses nursing retention rates. A consistent challenge for nurse managers today is to control staff nurse turnover rates, which average as high as 21 percent in some areas (Kleinman, 2004). According to the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), in 2002, the national average turnover rates for nurses working ...

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Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper assessing whether nursing is a profession or a vocation. Today’s nurses are indeed members of a profession, rather than vocational workers or pursuers of an avocation. They are accountable for their own actions, and they are directly responsible for the lives of patients. Nursing is one of the ...

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Nursing Contributions of Virginia Henderson »

Number of Pages: 3

The name Virginia Henderson is well known within the Nursing profession. During her long life she provided a great deal of pragmatic and evocative theories and guidelines for the practice of nursing. She was one of the first to encourage nurses to be actively involved in facilitating not only the care of the patient as ...

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Nurse Practitioner Cost Analysis »

Number of Pages: 25

This 25 page paper includes a 9 page annotated bibliography. There are a number of topics discussed in this paper, including the cost analysis for adding a nurse practitioner to the staff of a hypothetical physician family practice. Topics discussed include the increasing numbers of nurse practitioners found in doctors' offices and clinics; information regarding ...

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Nursing Competency and the Use of Technology »

Number of Pages: 6

An 8 page discussion of the need for technological competence in nursing. This paper asserts that utilizing technology to optimize patient outcome is directly dependent on a nurse’s competence with that particular technology. Because technology is changing on a daily basis in the medical environment, nursing competency is an ever evolving phenomena. ...

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Personal Definition of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the parameters in defining a personal definition of nursing based on ethical and professional standards. Actions that are purposeful and effective are inevitably aligned with a specific set of values that serve to guide individuals in the process of decision making, in both their personal and professional ...

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Overview of the Nurse Practitioner Profession »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper which discusses many of the aspects involved in the profession of nurse practitioner. A section detailing the education required included, and this is followed by a section detailing some of the responsibilities of the nurse practitioner and how such elicits particular attitudes from other medical professionals. Another section provides information pertaining to the field of ...

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Patient Outcomes and the Collaboration Between Physicians and Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that explores the crucial nature of nurse/doctor collaboration in patient outcomes. In 1967, Leonard I. Stein, MD, described the pattern of basic communication between a physician and an attending nurse as the "Doctor-Nurse Game." The expectation in this communication "game" was that a nurse, usually a woman, would make suggestions ...

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Mandatory Staffing Ratios »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that examines the issue of mandatory nurse-to-patient staffing ratios. Within the context of the nursing shortage, nurses have become concerned that staffing ratios, that is the number of patients being cared for by a single nurse, have increased to the point where they jeopardize patient safety. The question being examined ...

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Virginia Henderson/Neonatal Application »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page essay that, first of all, addresses the parameters of the theoretical perspective on nursing that was developed by Virginia Henderson. The basic assumptions and major points of Henderson's theory are summarized, which includes briefly addressing how she perceives the four meta-paradigms of nursing (i.e., person, environment health and nursing). Then, a clinical ...

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Mr. V and a Nursing Ethics Case Study »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing a case of ethics of choice. Mr. V is terminally and wishes to give up his struggle. He is on a morphine drip, and the nurse on duty has instruction to decrease the drip should his respirations drop to four per minute. Mr. V maintains that he ...

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Nursing and Stress »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper defining stress, examining nursing literature addressing the problem and discussing implications for nursing. It is completely reasonable to attribute the continued shortage of nurses to recent increases in nursing burnout, at least in part. By definition, burnout results in part from having more to do than one person can ...

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Nursing Shortage in Canada »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that explores the nursing shortage, focusing on Canada. There is a worldwide nursing shortage that is seriously affecting healthcare and healthcare in Canada is deeply affected. The nursing shortage in Canada is expected to worsen over the course of the next decade. Already the number of registered nurses (RNs) ...

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Quality Nursing Care »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the principles of quality nursing care. Nurses constitute the largest group of healthcare practitioners offering direct patient care; and therefore, whether or not patients receive quality care is intrinsically tied to the level of professionalism exhibited by a nursing staff (Hassmiller and Cozine, 2006). It follows then that ...

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Patient Outcome and Defining the Contribution of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page exploration of the relationship which exists between nursing contribution and patient outcome. The author of this paper asserts a more and more predominant theme in nursing is the nurse’s one-on-one interaction with the patient and the consideration of such factors as culture and even spiritualism in patient care delivery. While ...

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Nursing Profession and Hispanics »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page overview of the shortage which currently exists for Hispanic nurses. The author suggests that the need for Hispanic nurses is growing in conjunction with the growing Hispanic population as this population presents unique cultural considerations which can best be addressed by someone of a similar cultural background. The contention is ...

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Quality of Life and the Role of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper discussing how nurses can positively affect patients’ quality of life. They can teach the diabetic that, although some things about his life have changed with diagnosis, s/he can live quite normally in most respects. Visiting nurses provide a bright spot in an at-home patient’s day. The pediatric nurse ...

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Crimean War and Nightingale »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Nightingale’s significance to nursing. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nurse Anesthetist Program Letter of Admissions Sample »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides an overview of an admissions letter for a program for nurse anesthetists.

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Personal Narrative: Becoming a Nurse »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper discusses the reasons why a person decided to become a nurse.

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Australian Patient with Unstable Angina and Nursing Actions »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper discussing unstable angina in Australia and relevant nursing actions for a specific patient. The paper discusses pathophysiology, prevention and consequences, as well as relevant educational requirements. Mrs. Brown may find herself with a wealth of medications to begin taking on a daily basis, but the preferred approach is that ...

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Being an Advocate for an Injured Client »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research that addresses an assignment scenario, which proposes that a nurse is handling a case in which a client was injured on the job and now needs accommodations in order to continue in that job during recovery or, possibly, long term. How should the nurse go about approaching the employer about making ...

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Nursing Theory and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper constructing a new theory of nursing as it relates to postoperative pain management following hip replacement surgery. The new nursing theory constructed here is that a better approach to postoperative pain management associated with hip replacement surgery is to avoid as much immediate pain sensation as possible. This restricts ...

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Senior Citizens with Heart Problems and the Transitional Care Nursing Model »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page report discusses the transitional care model of nursing and how it calls for an interdisciplinary approach in the creation and establishment of an appropriate and meaningful patient care plan. Without all components of the service and care delivery process working in coordination with one another, it is more than likely that one (or more) aspect of the patient’s ...

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Critical Incident Analysis in Nurse Management »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page incident report addressing failure of nursing staff to attend to a patient their care for five hours. The paper reviews individual and organizational responsibility, particularly in terms of nursing’s core values. The organization needs to assess its patient care delivery model to ensure that no patient goes for extended periods ...

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Reflection Process Recording »

Number of Pages: 3

3 pages in length. Much of life's attempts at communication is fraught with misunderstanding or misconstrue. In the field of nursing, this reality can be deadly. One of the many ways to uphold a working system of checks and balances is through the practice called process recording. Nursing - more than ...

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Imogene King: Theory Of Goal Attainment »

Number of Pages: 6

6 pages in length. An individual's physical and/or emotional recovery is not left to happenstance or the sole responsibility of nurse practitioners; rather, convalescence comes from the proactive efforts of both patient and caregiver, a synergistic interchange that thrives because of equal output. Imogene King fully appreciated the value of patient involvement with ...

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Neuman and Rogers Systems Model Application »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the Neuman and Rogers systems models of nursing, evaluating each and determining which would be most appropriate for a specific case. Many of today’s commonly-used theories are quite similar in their form, differing in only a few distinct points. This is the case with the theories of Neuman ...

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Pain Management and Nursing Involvement Increases »

Number of Pages: 19

A 19 page paper divided into 14.5 pages of text and 4.5 pages of annotated bibliography discussing augmenting the nurse's role in pain management among the elderly within the nursing home setting. Pain among the elderly has been seen more as an unfortunate fact of life in the past, but current approaches to pain ...

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Nursing Delegation and Shared Governance »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the benefits of operating under the principles of these two approaches to nursing. There are several levels at which health care facilities maintain care-giving employees. Not all of them require specific licensing, but lack of licensing prevents them from operating in the realm of the RN or LPN. ...

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