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Various Types of Nursing Roles »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that looks at various nursing roles. A pertinent question to nursing practice is what, specifically, should a patient expect from his/her nurse. This question can be examined from the standpoint of the scope of nursing practice for both registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice nurses, such as nurse practitioners (NPs). ...

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Prescribing Medications and Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper which discusses nursing in Europe as it involves practice nurses and their prescribing of medicine. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Surgical ICU Clinical Practice and Theoretical Nursing Models »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses applying nurse models to ICU clinical practice. Applying nursing theory, that is, theoretical frameworks proposed by nursing theorists such as Neuman, Orem and Roy, to clinical practice has been a longstanding focus of attention within nursing scholarship (Smith 16). The following examination of three nursing theories, specifically ...

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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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Advanced Practice Nursing and Leadership »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper arguing the appropriateness of using advanced practice nurses in leadership roles. Advanced practice nurses are more qualified for leading nurses than are non-nurses or nurses lacking the managerial training that advanced practice nurses receive in pursuit of their advanced standing certification. Moreover, active RNs, LPNs and CNAs understand that ...

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Research and Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper providing the results of interviews with three nursing home nurses and their perceptions on why research findings are not more frequently put into active practice. Nurses of varying experience have found that research based on the acute care setting often is not relevant to nursing home practice. The paper ...

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Self-Care Deficit Theory, Dorothea Orem »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of Dorothea Orem's Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory, which discusses its key components, establishes ties between theory, research and practice and describes relevance to nursing practice. Bibliography lists 14 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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Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist/State of CA »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discuses this nursing specialty within the context of practice under California law and specifically on the topic of nurse prescribing. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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EBP for Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper responds to a question on EBP or evidence-based practice in nursing. There are two sources utilized

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Value of Mentoring in the Nursing Profession »

Number of Pages: 11

An 11 page paper discussing the value of mentoring in nursing. Mentoring is a nursing practice that is simultaneously informal and prescribed in the organization supporting it. In those organizations most devoted to improvement in all areas of operation, mentoring can be a valuable tool in improving patient outcome while enhancing efforts to ...

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APRN Working to Their Full Extent »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper. Authorizing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses to diagnose and prescribe medications has been an issue of contention for many years. This position paper focuses on the state of Virginia and provides a definition and explanation of the issue, ethics regarding the issue, consequences if something is not changed, barriers, possible conflicts ...

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FNP Practice Parameters »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page essay discusses the student's anticipated role as a family nurse practitioner (FNP) practicing in the State of Florida. The parameters of practice as established by the Florida Nurse Practice Act are described. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Current Issues, Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper pertains to several issues in advanced practice nursing, such as credentialing, barriers to practice, professionalism and the history of advanced practice nursing. Bibliography lists 8 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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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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7 Nursing Theory Issues »

Number of Pages: 28

28 pages in length. The writer discusses seven separate issues: Nursing's Ways of Knowing; Nursing's Body of Knowledge; What is Nursing Theory?; Analysis and Critique of Nursing Theory; Analysis and Critique of Family Nursing Theory; Nursing Theory and Research; and Nursing Theory and Practice. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

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2 Perspectives on Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that addresses 2 issues pertaining to nursing theory. The first half of the paper examines the relationship between nursing theory and research and practice and the second half of the paper looks at how non-nursing theories can play a role in advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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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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Rural & Remote Nursing in Australia »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that describes this area of Australian nursing. Nursing in rural and remote Australia has recently been the focus of a great deal of attention from the Australian Nurses Federation, and it is hoped that this attention, in terms of research and position papers, will encourage government policymakers to likewise focus ...

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Nursing Education »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page paper. This essay discusses some of the practices nurse educators use and how they impact students and the nurse educator. A sample is computerized patient simulators or the COPA method, both of which are explained. The essay also provides a literature review that focuses on the practices identified and finally, discusses trends ...

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Florida ARNP Scope Expansion »

Number of Pages: 5

This 5 page research paper discusses proposed legislation in Florida, HB 7071, which would expand the scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The writer describes who is affected, the stance of professional organizations on the bill and its implications for nursing. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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EBP from Three Perspectives »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 pages essay reports on 3 hypothetical interviews that demonstrate to the student how interviews conducted in order discern how the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBP) and nursing research are viewed from different perspectives might be discussed. Presumably, the interviews were conducted with an RN in clinical practice, a nurse practitioner and ...

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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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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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Preceptorship in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page research paper that examines nursing preceptorship. The paper begins with a brief history of nursing education and then moves on to define nursing preceptorship and to explore its role in nurse retention, the nurturing of critical thinking skills and other areas of nursing practice. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Worldviews, History in Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page essay provides 3 posts for a nursing discussion board and addresses different worldviews of science, the interconnectedness of events in nursing history and the student's personal philosophy of nursing and how it influences practice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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Floating RN Practice »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the practice of "floating" RNs, that is, registered nurses who "float" from one department to another. Often RNs are requested to work in department with which they are unfamiliar. This practice has been detrimental to nursing moral because these floating RNs frequently feel unqualified to work outside ...

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Theory-Driven Praxis—Personal Framework »

Number of Pages: 12

A 12 page research paper that offers guidelines to a student in regards to creating a personal theory-drive framework intended to guide the student's nursing practice. The meta-paradigms of nursing are defined, as well as the basic principles of nursing ethics, and related to the theoretical perspective of Newman and Reed. The student's focus ...

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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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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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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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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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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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The Parish Nurse and Advanced Practice Nursing »

Number of Pages: 15

A 15 page paper discussing the emergence of advanced-practice nursing in parish nursing. The parish nurse cannot provide services that substitute for hospital treatment or costly laboratory testing procedures, but s/he certainly can provide routine screening measures, educate patients on a variety of health-related topics and advise patients on when they do need to ...

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Nursing Management Change Theory »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing implementing changes that can assist in integrating theory into practice. Theory-based nursing practice is the focus of much current nursing research and practice, but established, experienced nurses may be less familiar with theory than are new graduates. It is common practice for older nurses to mentor newer ones; ...

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Nursing History and Theorists »

Number of Pages: 8

8 pages in length. One's view of nursing as a discipline and approach to nursing practice is influenced by a particular theoretical/conceptual model. While all nursing models have elements in common, each model proposes a slightly different manner by which to view the essential nursing concepts and various approaches to nursing. Understanding the evolution ...

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The Importance of Forensic Nursing »

Number of Pages: 3

This 3 page paper provides a definition of forensic nursing, its importance in the field, the roles a forensic nurse might assume and some of the many venues in which forensic nursing is practiced. Comments about training are included. The writer then comments on the compatibility of the Neuman Systems model and forensic nursing. ...

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Program Proposal for Diabetes Education »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page paper discussing the rationale for a program educating practicing nurses in advancements in knowledge of diabetes management. Though the long term effects of diabetes have been known for years, its specific causes still remain elusive in many respects. There is no cure as yet, but new and effective management techniques ...

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The Impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and Generational Cohorts on Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

This 7 page paper looks at two issues which impact on nursing. The first part of paper considers the impact of the legal impact of the Kentucky Trilogy and the status of nurses as supervisors, considering the cases themselves, and the impact nursing as well as by the decisions may have taken place. The second ...

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Nursing Literature and Pain Management »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines relevant nursing literature regarding the topic of pain relief/management. The hypothesis for this investigation posits that relevant nursing literature on pain relief/management offers viable options that can be investigated regarding alternatives to traditional analgesic pain remedies. A survey of studies published within the last five years in various ...

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Madeleine Leininger's Contribution To The Field of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page paper that discusses Madeleine Leininger and her involvement in nursing as it applies to her Transcultural Nursing Model and Human Care Theories. These models and theories have gradually made their way into the nursing practice in a very unique way that rarely even gives credit to Leininger, who is instrumental in bringing such issues to ...

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Operating Room Nursing Specialties and Oncology »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses advanced practice nursing today, which is characterized by various specialties, with each having its own particular focus and educational requirements. Two such specialties are oncology nursing and operating room (OR) nursing. The following research looks at the educational requirements for these advanced nursing roles and also at the ...

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Patient Depression and Nursing »

Number of Pages: 18

This 18 page paper considers the way in which a patient with depression in nursed. The paper is written with reference to a fictitious practice experience, considering the use of application of knowledge (both art and science) which is used by the nurse to nurse to assess, plan, and implement patient care. The paper considers ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing/Legal Requirements in Tennessee »

Number of Pages: 6

A 6 page research paper that, first of all, defines accreditation, licensure and certification and then discusses advanced nursing practice in the State of Tennessee by looking first at Tennessee state law and then at the online sites for nursing certification offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. ...

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Caring in Nursing Theory »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses Dorothea Orem and Jean Watson, who are two nursing theorists who have both had a tremendous impact on contemporary nursing via their incorporation of the nursing core concept of caring within the framework of their nursing models of practice. This examination of these theories briefly summaries and analyzes ...

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3 Elements of Psychiatric Nursing »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses this topic. Psychiatric nursing covers a wide variety of clinical settings and situations. However, three elements that are prominent in this field of nursing practice are the psychiatric nurse's role as advocate, teacher, and caregiver. The following examination of these three elements looks at why each role is ...

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3 Specialties in Advanced Nursing Practice »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page paper discussing the changing roles for advanced practice nursing. The paper describes the roles and duties of the nurse practitioner (NP), certified nurse midwife (CNM) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS). Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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Nursing Practice and Pain Management Research »

Number of Pages: 10

A 10 page paper discussing putting research into nursing practice. There is much research done in the name of furthering practice technique and nursing values. Not all research is of the quality it should be, but even that which is still is difficult to incorporate into practice in many instances. Increasing projects ...

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U.S. Foreign Educated Nurse Licensing »

Number of Pages: 23

This 23 page paper discusses the licensing process for foreign-educated nurses in America. The essay begins with an introduction that reports the nursing shortage, the practice of importing foreign-trained nurses in developed countries and the ratio of nurses to population in several countries. The next section reports the licensing process for nurses who are trained ...

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