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Cultural Considerations and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages in length. This is a topic which those in the nursing profession would do well to consider. For many cultures, including those of the Middle East, the crisp white uniforms found in American hospitals represents death and funerals. It is for reasons such as this that those in caregiving professions need to familiarize themselves with the ...

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Issues, Problems, and Solutions Regarding Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 12

This is a 12 page paper discussing the current nursing shortage issues and proposed solutions within the profession. The United States is currently undergoing a nursing shortage which is expected to continue until the year 2020. Reasons for the shortage have been reported as: an ageing nursing population; an ageing and decreasing nursing education population; ...

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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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Philosophy of Nursing and Values »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing the values and philosophy of nursing, as well as nursing as a profession. Much of the focus of development of nursing over the past century has been on professionalism that has been based on theory and practice, while education, licensing and standards of care have addressed technical expertise requirements. ...

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Shortage of Nurses and Its Global Implications »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing difficulties in recruiting, long hours and growing work-related stress. These are not unique to nursing, but likely nursing is the profession that finds these characteristics most problematic. The nursing shortage has been reality for a long while in both the US and the UK. Nurses in developing ...

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RN Nurses in Canada and Impact of Health Care Reforms »

Number of Pages: 7

7 pages. This paper will deal with how the recent healthcare reforms have impacted the nursing profession. The focus is on nurses in Canada. This paper will look at many different aspects of the nursing profession as based on the life of a nurse. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Professional Practice and Nursing Philosophy »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper. A nurse's philosophical outlook on the profession necessarily impacts the manner in which that individual acts on a day-to-day basis. Basically, philosophy supports professionalism by providing a strong foundation for practice. The following discussion of nursing philosophy and practice demonstrates how these two aspects of nursing practice are related, focusing ...

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Peplau and Orem/Core Concepts »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the theories of Hildegard Peplau and Dorothea Orem, who are two of the nursing profession’s most influential theorists. Peplau’s Interpersonal Nursing Theory and Orem’s Self-Care Deficit Theory have for decades provided nurses with a foundational understanding of nursing that has facilitated both everyday nursing care and nursing research. ...

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Nursing and Altruism »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper discussing the need for altruism in the nursing profession. Five separate examples of altruism are compared and contrasted. These five forms of altruism are parental, social, professional, individual, and pseudo. One specific nursing article is detailed and discussed as well. The most important thing to remember about nursing is that it ...

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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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Nursing Profession and Men »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines the topic of male nursing. According to the American Nurses Association, the number of male student nurses has substantially increased, as male enrollment in nursing schools doubled between 1980 and 1992 (Hawke 56). Nevertheless, the problem typically encountered by males in a female-dominated profession continue to plague ...

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Nursing and Diversity »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page report discusses the fact that even though all professions benefit from expanded diversity within the realms of its practice but this is especially true in one of the “helping professions” such as nursing in which a remarkably diverse group of people serve as the focus for the skills of that particular profession. ...

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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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Turnover Rates of Nursing Staff »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of the problem of nursing staff turnover rates and considers the reasons why there are problems with staff retention in the nursing profession. This paper provides an overview of the problem, a brief overview of the topic and assesses the relevance of the problem for nursing professional ...

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Synchronous and Dichotomous Concepts of Empowerment and Advocacy »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page paper provides an overview of Adeline Falk's article Advocacy and Empowerment: Dichotomous or Synchronous Concepts. This article relates the fact that advocacy as a concept in nursing can reflect diverse views on the role of the nurse, and relates this to the role of the nurse in empowering others ...

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Different Careers in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper is chock full of information on the nursing profession inclusive of different types of nursing. Salary ranges are discussed in depth as is the outlook for nursing ten years or so into the future. Geography is discussed as well as duties. A chart is included that provides specific ...

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Health Care Delivery Trends »

Number of Pages: 5

5 pages. Many trends in healthcare delivery in the past ten years have worked together to influence the healthcare practices of hospital staff nurses. This paper examines the impact, both positive and negative, on the healthcare practices provided by nurses. The impact these trends have had on floor nurses as well as how ...

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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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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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Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing nursing as a profession. Professionalism in nursing is that quality that elevates nursing from being just a “job” to being performed in such a way that the individual adheres to standards higher than those necessary for other individuals in other lines of work. Nursing is a calling of ...

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ER Television Series and the Nursing Image it Presents »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page television show review that discusses the manner in which the hospital drama ER portrays the profession of nursing. The writer argues that while this show at least tries to show nurses as professionals with skill and knowledge, the huge focus of the producers on physicians gives a distorted view of both professions. ...

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Nursing Profession and a Self Esteem Model Proposal »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page proposition for a self-esteem assessment tool for the nursing profession. The writer extrapolates a definition of self-esteem for the nursing profession and based upon reviewed literature and Mosby's definition, then generates a testing model from the definition. The writer then compares the model in terms of contrary, related and borderline ...

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An Analysis on an Article About Caring and Science »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page article analysis that examines "Science, technology, caring and the professions: are they compatible?" by nurses Hawthorne and Yurkovich (1995). These authors express their concern that caring has declined as a value among various professions. The writer summarizes the article and then critiques it, comparing it to two nursing theories that emphasize caring. ...

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Adaptation Nursing Model of Callista Roy »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that examines Callista Roy's Adaptation Model of nursing. As the nursing profession has developed, nursing theorists have developed numerous frameworks for guiding nursing practice in a manner that stresses its scientific nature, while also adhering to its humanistic roots. One of these theories is the Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing. ...

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Personal Philosophy of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page essay that offers a template for a student nurse to use in writing about his/her personal nursing philosophy. A nurse’s beliefs “regarding humanity, values, the nature of nursing, the focus of nursing, the goals of practice and the focus of nursing research and education” collectively formulate a personal philosophy of nursing that ...

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Canada and the Problem of Hospital Nursing Shortages »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper considers the issue of nursing shortages in the hospital setting and the implications for the nursing profession in Canada. This paper argues that the move of nurses into other service areas and the changing nature of nursing services has resulted in reductions in the number of nurses currently working in ...

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Images of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper that contains 2 essays on different images of nursing. The first essay concerns how a poem on nursing captures the essence of the contemporary art of nursing, while the second addresses what a picture ways about today's nursing profession. Each essay is 3 pages long. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Role of Nursing and 4 Metaparadigms »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing nursing’s four metaparadigms and the central role of nursing. Certainly the nurse has physical responsibilities that vary with the area in which s/he works, but each patient is an individual. Nursing is one of the few professions that continually assesses its effectiveness, professionalism and true worth. This ...

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US Health Care and Nursing of the Future »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper which examines how nursing and healthcare in the United States has changed in the past ten years, and what the future holds for both. Illustrations are provided which address historical information, ethical information, and various funding issues as they relate to the industry of health care. Following this is an illustration ...

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Impact of HIV/AIDS on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that discusses how the HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected nursing on a global scale, but particularly within the healthcare systems of the developing countries. This literature review examines the affect of HIV/AIDS on the profession of nursing, with an emphasis on nursing in Africa, but also addressing global experiences and concerns. ...

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Nursing Knowledge: Development And Utilization »

Number of Pages: 12

12 pages in length. The philosophy of nursing is something much grander and more complex than most people realize; not only does it incorporate views, metaparadigm, paradigms and theories, but it also includes the consideration of nursing as a discipline and profession as well as an art and science. Indeed, the basis of ...

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Problems of Retaining Nurses »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that, first of all, examines the problem of the current nursing shortage and nurse retention, but then looks at The Nurse Recruitment Act of 2002 and evaluates how it may impact the US health care system and the nursing profession. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Literacy Standards Within Nursing Education Programs »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper. In nursing, as with other healthcare professions, it is imperative to the standards of a professionalism that nurses make learning a continuing priority throughout their careers. In order to accomplish this goal, specific literacy skills are required. Nursing personnel should cultivate critical thinking skills, computer literacy, information literacy, and ...

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Nursing and Ethical, Political, and Cultural Issues »

Number of Pages: 5

A five page paper which looks at contemporary issues of political and ethical strictures which have an impact on the nursing profession, and at the way in which the profession interacts with the individual and the community both inside and outside the hospital environment. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Nursing and Men »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper. Nursing has historically been perceived as a female profession but this is an inaccurate perception. Prior to Florence Nightingale, males dominated this profession. This paper provides some statistics about the proportion of nurses who are males, beginning in the 1960s. There are more men entering nursing schools but the proportion ...

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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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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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Nursing Scholarships and Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

In a paper of four pages, the author writes about concept analysis in regards to nursing. The author of this paper explains how the use of concept analysis will assist in providing direction and understanding in the nursing profession. There are five sources cited in this paper.

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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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Psychiatric Nursing's Role »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that examines the role and development of psychiatric nursing practice over the last several decades. A review of literature pertaining to this topic reveals that there has been an ongoing controversy between two major models of psychiatric nursing practice, the medical model and a humanistic model. The literature review caused ...

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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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The Interprofessional Approach to Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper describing and analyzing a clinical situation in which nurses, a physical therapist and a prosthesis specialist collaborated in the care of an amputee. The shared governance structure within units ensures that direct-care staff nurses have a voice with senior management and addresses risk management and quality indicators, while maintaining an ...

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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 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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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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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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Research Proposal on SNFs and the RN Shortage »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper evaluating two nursing studies. The proposal under consideration is to implement a primary nurse organizational structure in the skilled nursing facility (SNF). The two studies examined here indicate that patients fare better with greater direct care by RNs and that RNs are less likely to leave their profession when ...

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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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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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Holistic Nursing and the Role of Jean Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

Jean Watson has played a major role in determining the link between nursing identity and holistic healing, and has supported the integration of a new vision of nursing process within the profession. This 5 page paper considers the role of Jean Watson in asserting a holistic model for nursing and then relates this vision ...

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