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The Role Of A Clinical Nurse Specialist

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CNS' Function and Role »

Number of Pages: 8

An eight page paper which looks at the role and function of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, in terms of clinical specialisation, leadership within the parameters of the health-care organisational model, and the ways in which the CNS’s role is changing with regard to other positions in the field of advanced nursing practice. Bibliography lists 7 ...

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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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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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Leadership/Clinical Nurse Specialist »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the role of clinical nurse specialists in a hospital setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Leadership/Clinical Nurse Specialist »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page research paper that discusses the role of clinical nurse specialists in a hospital setting. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Nursing Development and Clinical Supervision's Role »

Number of Pages: 7

A 7 page research paper that examines the role and purposes of clinical supervision in the manner in which it impacts nursing development. The writer, citing a specific model of clinical supervision, argues that it has a positive and supportive role in regards to nursing professional development.

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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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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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QA, Clinical Pathways, and Nursing Effectiveness »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page overview of the various factors which can influence nursing effectiveness. The author emphasizes the importance of establishing clinical pathways and the implementation of quality assurance plans in the nursing environment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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Clinical Nursing Ladder System Development »

Number of Pages: 5

An 8 page discussion of the importance of effective clinical career ladders in the nursing environment. The author contends that the development of a system which allows for internal promotion in the nursing agency, i.e. a clinical career ladder, can improve nursing efficiency, job satisfaction, and even loyalty. While the personal and organizational ...

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Clinical Nurse Leader Project »

Number of Pages: 12

This 12 page paper provides an overview of a project designed to support the implementation of a new role for the clinical nurse leader. This paper considers the role of the CNL and also the impacts for other nursing staff. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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Diabetes Articles, Reflection, Synthesis »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14-page research paper that summarizes, analyzes and synthesizes five research articles on diabetes and ethnic minorities with focus on clinical nurse specialist practice. The study conducted by Barko, et al (2011) is the principal focus of the paper. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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Case Study/Death of a Client »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that discusses the case study that deals with the death of a client, the role of the nurse, and the issues raised by this scenario. As the writer/tutor providing this guide for a student is not a nurse, the writer had to draw on nursing literature rather than personal clinical ...

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Goals and Mental Health Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page research paper that examines several objectives that are intrinsic to good mental health nursing practices. Topic covered include establishing a professional relationship with clients; role of evaluation in care provision; assessment and risk management; clinical risk factors; principles of case management and clinical supervision. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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Are All Nursing Degrees Created Equal? »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page paper weighing the differences between the associates degree and bachelors degree routes to achieving RN status. Both have solid clinical experience, as well as technical training. The BSN degree, with an additional two years, provides more time for study of nursing theory and application to the clinical setting, while the ...

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CNS' Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page paper provides an overview of the CNS position and looks at other advanced nursing positions as well. The duties of the CNS are explored as is the profession in a general sense. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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Clinical Nurse Leaders/Are They Needed? »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research/opinion paper in which the writer, first of all, offers background on what the clinical nurse leader is and the specifics of the debate surrounding the creation of this role. Then the writer offers a personal opinion about the role and argues that it is not needed. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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Human Charing and the Theory of Watson »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page paper discussing Watson’s theory of human caring. This nursing theory verbalizes some of those highest ideals of the ways that human beings should treat each other. It assumes technical strength on the part of the nurse, and a true desire to serve others. In the process, the theory also ...

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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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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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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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Family Nurse Practitioner Role »

Number of Pages: 8

This 8 page research paper offers a comprehensive overview of the role of the Family Nurse Practitioner. the writer begins by defining the nursing meta-paradigm concepts that pertain to the FNP role and then provides specific information on FNPs, as well as hypothetical example of how to write about personal philosophy and the favorite ...

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Is There a Need for Clinical Supervision »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the issue of clinical supervision and argues that there is a need for clinical supervision in mental health nursing. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

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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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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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Nursing Need to Delegate »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page research paper that discusses the need for RNs to delegate tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel. While unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) are available in a number of clinical environments, overworked and harried registered nurses (RNs) will frequently fail to take full advantage of the capabilities of UAPs by not delegating tasks. Buerhaus, et ...

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Family Nurse Practitioner's Role »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper discusses the role of Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs). The writer addresses the the manner in which the concepts defining the metaparadigm of nursing pertains to the FNP role. Then, information is offered that pertain specifically to the role of an FNP, before offering a brief summation of the author's ...

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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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Nurse as an Agent of Change in Data Base Management »

Number of Pages: 3

A 3 page discussion of the evolving role nurses play in data base management. This paper contends that the nurse plays many roles in data base management. Not only does she or he collect data and input it into the data base, the nurse is often responsible for some components of the management of the ...

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Advanced Practice Nursing, Focus on Florida »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper offers an overview of advance practice nursing, with an emphasis on issues pertaining to the State of Florida. The writer discusses prescriptive authority of APNs in Florida, as well as internationally. The writer considers the strategies that APNs employ within their roles as patient educators, researchers, patient advocates and clinicians. ...

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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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Aspects of FNP Practice »

Number of Pages: 10

This 10 page research paper discusses the core competencies of various advanced practice nursing roles, and then focuses on the role, legal requirements in the State of Florida, and credentialing requirements for a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Bibliography lists 12 sources.

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Why Nurses Leave Clinical Practice? »

Number of Pages: 4

This 4 page paper looks at the problem of the nursing shortage, reviewing an article that undertakes research identifying factors causing nurses to the clinical practice. The contents of the article and main message are considered, supporting evidence from alternative research is identified and the paper ends by looking at the importance of tackling ...

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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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Hand Washing Project »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper, which includes a brief abstract and outline, which offers a proposed nursing project, which addresses the problem of hand sanitation within clinical environments and how this issue relates to high rates of nosocomial infection. After discussing this problem, its importance and significance to patient outcomes, the nurse researcher proposes formulating ...

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Jean Watson's Theory Of Human Caring & Personal Reflection »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper. This essay is an expansion of PGwtsnr.RTF. The last pages of this essay reports a case study, demonstrating which of Watson's clinical caritas processes are applied during the interaction between nurse and patient. It also includes the writer's reflection on the processes and what the nurse must do to continue ...

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Carper's 4 Knowledge Types and Nursing Evaluation »

Number of Pages: 5

A 5 page discussion of the importance of the evaluation process. The author contends that this process should encompass much more than strictly clinical results. Examples are presented from Carper’s (1978) classic “Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing” delineating the four types of nursing knowledge which are critical to the evaluation process: ...

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Profession of Nursing »

Number of Pages: 8

An 8 page contention that the factor that distinguishes nursing from non-professional vocations is the level of proficiency that is required by the profession. This proficiency depends not just on the organizational provisions and procedures that are put in place but on the knowledge of the nurse herself. Knowledge goes hand in hand ...

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Overview of Executive Nursing »

Number of Pages: 9

A 9 page paper which discusses various concerns of the executive nurse in our health community. The medical and health industries are changing very rapidly as we enter into a new century. The role of the executive nurse is therefor changing just as rapidly, thereby making it somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact involvement and role played by these ...

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Nursing Theory Selection and Implementation »

Number of Pages: 14

A 14 page paper evaluating whether Leininger's or Roy's nursing theory is best suited to the endoscopy and day surgery clinical setting. This is not an area in which nurses have opportunity to develop long-term relationships with patients, which is the focus of both these theories. In that context, communication is seen as ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BSN Degree Problems »

Number of Pages: 4

A 4 page research paper that discusses the problems encountered in pursing a BSN degree. Registered nurses (RNs) face specific challenges that concern their multiple roles and responsibilities due to the processes involved in transitioning from RN status and earning their Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing (BSN). Whatever the BSN candidate's nursing status, ...

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Health Assessment Models and the General Practice Nurse »

Number of Pages: 11

This 11 page paper examines the role of the practice nurse using health assessment models. The paper starts by looking at the importance of health needs assessments and the use of Maslow’s Hierarchy and Bradshaw’s taxonomy of needs. The paper then considers the use of different models of consultation skills, the role of in analysis ...

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