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Nurse to Patient Ratio, Nurse Burnout and Patient Satisfaction - Working in long-term care can be overwhelming. Imagine you are a new graduate nurse putting your new found knowledge and skills to practice for the first time. Your orientation lasted three days which is standard for nurse home orientation compared to hospital orientation that last approximately six to eight weeks for new grads. The shift has just begun and already you have a new admit, new found pressure ulcer to assess, a possible medication reaction, several new orders to take off and eight patients to document on for varying reasons....   [tags: Nurse Burnout, Patient Satisfaction]
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Nurse Education Professional Development - One of the most common human resource strategy and solution to improve work performance is training (Dean, Dean, & Rebalsky, 1996). Training is an intervention directed at improving the employees’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the workplace (Awonoyi, Orlando, & Morgan (2002). Institutes of higher education now provide training for their faculty to help them become productive instructors. Prior to 1960, developing faculty to improve their teaching skills did not exist; they were hired because of their expertise (Fink, 2003)....   [tags: Nurse Education] 1843 words
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Patients Acceptance of Nurse Practitioners - Nursing is a broad field with limitless possibilities; one of those possibilities included is a nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that is capable of furthering care for patients. Nurse practitioners are able to see and treat their own patients, plus be a part of collaborative care. When patients visit the physician’s office, most are now being treated only by a nurse practitioner and may never actually see a physician. Although Nurse Practitioners are highly capable and educated to administer care to patients in all settings; patients are becoming unwilling and somewhat reluctant to be seen by anyone but a physician....   [tags: advanced practice nurse ]
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The Need For Safe Nurse Staffing - In the past two decades, there has been a push for appropriate staff to client ratios. However, measuring client needs and nursing efforts have been around since 1922 (Lewinski-Corwin, 1922, pp. 603-606). The earliest recorded effort was by the New York Academy of Medicine. Superintendents and nurses from ten training schools documented the time spent providing bedside care. From complied information, the researchers revealed each client required an average of five hours and four minutes of care in a 24-hour period....   [tags: Nurse-to-Patient Ratios]
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Being a Nurse Practitioner - Every little kid has high exceptions for what they want to be when they grow up. Some dream of becoming president of the United States of America, or becoming an Astronaut, a lot of little kid’s say that they want to be a Doctor. What kids do not understand is that there are many types of doctors, like an orthopedic surgeon, they work with feet, or an oral surgeon, who work with the mouth. Another similarity to a doctor is a nurse practitioner. They do many of the same tasks, like performing minor surges, fixing broken bones, or simply giving a routine check up....   [tags: health, geriatric nurse]
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A Career as a Nurse Anesthetist - ... Charles Mayo for her many achievements and discoveries while working with anesthesia. One of her most well-known achievements was her discovery of open-drop inhalation technique of anesthesia with either the use of Ether or Chloroform. Open-drop inhalation is a technique for producing inhalation anesthesia in which drops of a liquid anesthetic, such as ether, are placed on a mask or cone applied over the mouth and nose. During the years 1899 to 1906 she discovered over 14,000 anesthetics without a single complication attributable to anesthesia....   [tags: nurse history, x-ray, nightingales] 1642 words
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The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Healthcare Organizations - What is a nurse practitioner. A nurse practitioner is a nurse who is qualified to treat certain medical conditions without the direct supervision of a doctor. What does this mean to hospitals and clinics in this time of changing healthcare dynamics, with a shortage of general practice physicians and hospitals looking into alternatives to fill the gaps. Nurse practitioners have had a brief history in the whole spectrum of medical history. They have had a difficult course in becoming what they are today and for the future of the practice....   [tags: Nurse Practitioner Essays] 528 words
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The Effectivenss of Nurse Navigation on Medication Compliance - In a rapidly changing healthcare environment wrought with financial pressures, government mandated performance incentives along with rising healthcare cost, hospitals have been challenged to meet the bottom line. Many hospitals have closed their doors while others have elected to cut staffing resources, programs and re-think their strategies (Barkell, Killinger, & Schultz, 2002). Under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid recipients are now limited to six emergency room (ER) visits per year and nine primary care visits per year before they are forced to pay out of pocket or unable to pay....   [tags: Healthcare, Nurse Staffing]
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Nursing Profession: The patient-nurse Relationship - The nursing profession is one that provides care, collaborates with others, and provides education in a variety of different settings. I choose to work in the field of nursing to advance my career from an operating room technician to a medical-surgical nurse. I enjoy the sensation of helping others and assisting with the surgical fixation of a medical complication. The American Nurses Association (ANA) created the nursing code of ethics to ensure proper moral care, goals, values, and professional obligations of the nurse where known....   [tags: education, care, medical-surgical nurse]
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Nurse Management: An Overview of Need for Adequate Staffing - ... Benefits of change to the institution Staffing needs affect the nursing department’s budget, staff productivity, the quality of care provided to patients and even the retention of nurses (Jooste, 2013). The nurse manager has to explain to the management of the benefits of change in providing adequate staffing all the time. Adequate staffing helps staff retention. Staff retention saves a lot of money in terms of orienting new people to the unit. Safe staffing always helps in the reduction of falls, infection rates, pressure ulcers, decrease hospital stays and death....   [tags: patients, care, nurse manager]
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A Nurse Manager's Role in Reducing Musculoskeletal Disorders - A nurse manager plays an important role on a hospital unit. Evans defines the role of a nurse manager as one who makes sure all the needs required on a daily basis are accomplished (Evans, 2011). Evans goes on to say that one primary responsibility of a nurse manager acting in the position of a leader is to “raise the level of expectation and help employees reach their highest level of potential excellence” (Evans, 2011). With this said, it is important to identify potential barriers and problems that a nurse manager would face on a given unit and create or adopt evidence-based interventions to eliminate these problems....   [tags: hospitals, nurse manager, shoulder injuries]
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Transitioning from Nursing Student to New Graduate Nurse (NGN) - Transitioning from academic nursing student to Registered Nurse/New Graduate Nurse (NGN) within the healthcare environment is a challenging task for many NGNs. They may encounter a number of challenges, such as the following: transition shock, professional isolation, lack of clinical experience, stress, lack of a support network and cultural incompetence. At the end, this essay will discuss the rationale for developing my two most important goals for the next twelve months. I presume the role transition from academic nursing student to Graduate Nurse will be challenging and rewarding....   [tags: Registered Nurse Essay]
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Working as a Registered Nurse (RN) for Holmes Regional Medical Center (HRMC) - Holmes Regional Medical Center(HRMC) is one of 4 hospitals in the Health First family. Has a long history dating back to 1928 that has seen many periods of growth through out the year. Although they have seen many changes one thing remains the same and that is that they take care of their employees. HRMC offers competitive pay rates and benefits packages. Growth both personal and professional growth are encouraged and supported. The appraisal process is fair and the employees know what the goals and expectations are for themselves and their co-workers....   [tags: Working as a Registered Nurse]
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Nurse Ratched or The Big Nurse - Chief-Bromden a long-time patient at the ward narrates the story. The story starts as Chief wakes up at a normal day at the ward, feeling paranoid about everything on the ward, Nurse-Ratched and the three black boys who aid her. Chief is really tall, the black boys make fun of him and make him sweep for them and call him Chief Broom. Bromden is half indian and he pretends to be deaf and dumb, this helps him hear everything that is going on at the ward. Nurse Ratched who is also called The Big Nurse enters the ward with the gust of cold air....   [tags: the acutes, the chronics] 891 words
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Nurse Practitioner Role in Caring for Patients with SLE - Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects multiple organ systems (Weinstein, 2011). It is characterized by a stable disease process with episodes of active disease flare-ups. (Daleboudt, Berger, Broadbent & Kaptein, 2011). SLE primary affects women of childbearing age and it has been hypothesized that this is due to circulating estrogen levels (Bernknopf, Rowley, & Bailey, 2011). Diagnosis of SLE and organ involvement is made through laboratory testing....   [tags: Nurse Practitioner Essays] 2475 words
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The Mental Image of a Nurse: Nurse Uniform - The mental image most people think a nurse wears is a white long dress, white stocking and shoes with a white hat. People ask ,what makes a nurse look the way they do. It all started in (1850-1900) the early days of nursing the uniform were based off the habits of religious orders. Uniforms were introduced in the Adelaide Hospital in 1898. When nurses were in training they wore the color blue that also wore a veil (folded square of starched muslin) to protect themselves.The way they knew what kind of trainee they were by color....   [tags: aprons, spanish flu pandemic] 587 words
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A Carreer as a Nurse - ... Sports aren’t just a hobby of mine, they are a huge part of my life. They have helped mold me into the type of person I am today. I’ve learned about being patient from swimming and diving. Perfecting a new dive takes time and doesn’t always happen on the first try, therefore, I learned about taking my time and not becoming frustrated. Volleyball taught me how to work under pressure. My position on the court is the setter. They must touch the ball practically every time it comes over the net so they must be calm, cool, and collected....   [tags: care, healthcare field] 822 words
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Nurse Shortage and Nurse Turn-over - Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management Nursing Shortage and Nurse Turn-Over Nursing is very important and dedicated profession and the need of this profession is very much increased in the society. But unfortunately there is a shortage of nurses as compared to the required need of the society and shortage has become a serious problem now. Leadership and management is the most essential skill for the profession of nursing. The development of the future of the nurses in leadership is one of the most difficult challenges which are faced by the profession of nursing....   [tags: leadership, management, efficiency]
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Becoming a Nurse - As of 2008, there were about 753,600 Licensed Practical Nurses and 2,618,700 Registered Nurses in the United States (U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-11). In the year 2018, the LPN employment percentage is expected to rise 21% while the RN rate should be approximately 22% (U.S. Department of Labor, 2010-11). This may not seem that high, but it is, when one considers that the expected employment rate for a Dentist is only expected to be 16% (U.S Department of Labor, 2010-11). Nursing is a highly respected and sought after career because every person that enters this profession is able to make a difference and is needed by the general population for his/her skills and contributions to the medica...   [tags: Career Research ]
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The Dark Nurse - I awoke with a start, gasping for air, my spine throbbing. My torso ached as though I had just fallen off a three-story building and had the misfortune to have survived. I tried to move, but every time I attempted to roll over, a sharp jabbing pain jolted throughout my body. I-V tubes threaded through my arms, their narrow canals transferring clear liquids, from large bladder-like bags, into my veins. The pungent smell of fresh sanitizer assaulted my nostrils so strongly that needles seemed to prick the inside of my nose with every breath....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1091 words
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Treating Mrs. Masood - The skill of reflecting is a process of making sense out of all life experiences in general and nursing practice in particular (Taylor B, 2004). The process of reflection helps nurses to continually question and improve on the quality of care given. As I am bound by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct (2008), and in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) of confidentiality a pseudonym, Mrs Masood has been used to protect the patient’s identity. During my first hospital place I came across a situation where communication played a major role....   [tags: Nurse]
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A Nurse with the Most Knowledge and Skill is an Advanced Practice Nurse - ... Through my course of study I have been able to study past nursing theories and research in order to formulate a plan that is evidence based and best for my patient. While working with critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) I have been able to take the knowledge gained from research and incorporate it into planning care for my patient. When educating a patient newly diagnosed with diabetes on the importance of regular exercise and a modified diet in order to manage his disease I found it essential to gather an assessment on his living situation....   [tags: standards, healthcare, educated] 774 words
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A Career as a Pediatric Nurse - Children get injured or sick every day, and it doesn’t matter whether the child goes to a doctor or a pediatrician they are still tended to by a pediatric nurse. A pediatric nurse has to have many qualities. They also have to take many different classes. A pediatric nurse’s pay can vary from location to location depending on where they are working. Pediatric nurses must endure many different things to make it into this particular work field, and have many different qualities. Pediatric nurses do a lot of the same tasks as a regular nurse....   [tags: A Career in Nursing]
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A Career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - ... Because of the affordable coverage, more people then requested the need to have primary care, and because there were not enough doctors to go around to everyone that could afford the care, the nurses felt that they could take on the important responsibility. The training program for the nurse practitioners, developed by Nurse Loretta Ford and Doctor Henry Silver, was based on the well being of children and their families. The growing interest for primary care, according to Ford, was one of the reasons for the creation of Nurse Practitioners.(O’Brien) Pediatric Nurse Practitioners are much like Pediatricians they care for children from infancy to young adulthood, except Practitioners are...   [tags: doctors, patients, training programs] 762 words
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The Importance of the Nurse-Patient Relationship - Nursing is known as one of New Zealand’s most trusted professions (Ministry of Health, 2011). Nursing theorist Hildegard E. Peplau (as cited in Lakeman, R., 1999) defined nursing as “A significant, therapeutic, interpersonal process.” The idea of a helpful nurse-patient relationship and having a connection between nurse and patient aiding the healing of the patient is one nurses actively follow, and is written into the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s Code of Conduct (pg 5). Cultural differences play a part in the development of this relationship and can place barriers that can hinder the development of the nurse-patient relationship....   [tags: Nursing Essay]
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The Role of the AD Nurse - ... As a provider of care the AD nurse must assess a patient’s health status, gather medical history, plan, coordinate, and implement care. The nurse will use continual assessment and evaluation in order to ensure the best outcome for the patient. The AD nurse must develop a therapeutic relationship with the patient in order to effectively treat and provide advocacy. During my clinical rotation I was able to implement many of these steps. I provided daily physical assessments, took vital signs, implemented hygiene care, fed patients, re-positioned patients and changed bed linens....   [tags: care, patient, learn, treatment] 693 words
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The Road to Becoming a Registered Nurse - ... When listening in class and from looking at the textbook the Holland Personality and Career Types table was a huge help. The diagram help me realize that I have a social personality, which a nurse is listed as one of the recommended occupations. The social personality is described as people who describe themselves as kind, caring, helpful and understanding of others. This type of personality fits in well with the type of work environment one were to experience as a nurse. A nurse must be kind and care for each patient that they have, as well as to be understanding as every patient is different....   [tags: career, degree, flexibility] 584 words
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Developments in the Field of Nurse Anesthetists - ... According to 1999 report from the institute of medicine anesthesia care in nearly 50 times safer than in the 1980’s (Riley 2012). This show how the field of nurse anesthetist had improved and grown over years. Nurse anesthetist work in many setting from the hospitals, dental offices to out-patient settings. They also provide care to rural hospitals that if it wasn’t for CRNAs they wouldn’t have a specialist in anesthesia and would have to travel along way to receive this service. Nagelhout & Plaus (2013) talk about the progress that has occurred in all areas of the anesthesia discipline....   [tags: hospitals, healthcare, research]
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Flight Nurse: An Interview and Overview - ... A flight nurse must ensure the safety and comfort of a patient, assesse the needs of patients, and see to it that the proper equipment, supplies and medications are given as necessary. The care is given during the entire course of the flight until the destination is reached. Flight nurses also have to act as a communicator between the flight crew and flight medical team. Flight nurses must also make sure the supplies and proper medical equipment on the aircraft are thoroughly stocked. Lynn said flight nurses also must fill out a chart defining the mechanism of injury, medication history and record vitals every five minutes from the time they receive a patient, to the time they turn them...   [tags: Healthcare, ICU, Career] 823 words
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A Career as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - ... Most the related career field to a neonatal nurse in a pediatrician, which are usually found in clinic or hospitals. Some a can be personal business which can be found in many places. For a neonatal nurse the gender of the people there is mostly women, but men can work their also. The average age of a neonatal nurse is about 46 years old in the United States. You have to be healthy so that won’t get the baby even sicker. You have to make to make sure you stay as healthy as you can. You have to have the ability to move around and help....   [tags: premature, ill infants, babies] 634 words
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A Career as a Registered Nurse - A Registered Nurse is a person who enjoys helping other people. They practically have the responsibility for many peoples lives. What’s interesting about a Registered Nurse is that they get to learn about all the parts of the human body. A Registered Nurse works in the medical field and needs to be ready with anything that comes their way. There could be a sudden death, some kind of medical issue that pops up, and even a patient just falls over and hurt themselves. As a Registered Nurse they need to be able to deal with blood, snot, vomit etc....   [tags: monitoring patients, fun job]
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The Nurse to Patient Ratio is Important - An English Nurse who laid the foundation for professional nursing, Florence Nightingale stated, “It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.” Acute care facilities try to maintain low costs and employ quality nurses, making the nurse-to-patient ratio become more of an issue with patient care. Nearly every person’s health care experience involves the contribution of a registered nurse, and the effects of not having an appropriate nurse to patient minimum ratio affects not only the patient and nurse physically, medically, but also the hospital financially....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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The Attributes of a Registered Nurse - There are many different attributes which are required in the role of the registered nurse. These attributes help registered nurses with different aspects of client care, from explaining a treatment to the client, to supporting the family of a client with chronic illness. The attributes are an integral aspect of creating and maintaining therapeutic relationships with clients and their family (Day, Levett-Jones & Kenny 2012). The age of the clients has an impact on the way the nurse would interact with that client, hence it effects which attributes are more important to use....   [tags: communication techniques, therapeutic interaction]
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What it Takes to Be a Registered Nurse - As nursing is a career full of personal and practical awards. I want to be a little more than that. I want to be known as a hero in what I do. I want to join the Air Force Nurse Corps. The career of nursing is beneficial, because of the feeling you get when you’re helping someone in need and for the patient. The research will describe the career of Nursing, what is required to become a successful nurse, and the impact this career has on society. The Air Force Nurse Corps is an organization with a reputation for excellence in giving health care to military personnel and their families....   [tags: healthcare professionals]
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A Look in the Eye of a Nurse Practitioner - A Look in the Eye of a Nurse Practitioner “To do what nobody else will do, a way that nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through; is to be a nurse.”- Rawsi Williams “Nurses help individuals, families, and groups to achieve health and prevent disease, and they care for the sick and injured, using procedures based on knowledgeable, skill, and experience”. I am so fascinated about everything a nurse practitioner gets to experience. I know that through the journey I have to take to slowly become a nurse is going to be well worth my time and money....   [tags: education, healthcare, career] 1254 words
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The Path to Becoming a Nurse Practitioner - ... A few health care settings that NPs work in include cardiology, emergency, family practice, geriatrics, neonatology, nephrology, oncology, pediatrics, primary care, school health, and women’s health. Within these settings, the NP may work in clinics without doctor supervision or they can work together with doctors to form a joint health care team. As far as licensure, registration, and certification, NPs are regulated at two different levels. Licensure is completed through a process that takes place within each states laws....   [tags: licensure, salary, education] 658 words
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The Role of the Community Health Nurse - ... The second need is referred to as normative, what is lacking within the community. During the assessment process it may be determined through evidence-based research what is lacking in the community. The third need is the request for health assistance from the community and the fourth need is referred to as relevant; what are the health disparities that exist in the community (Nies & McEwen, 2011). Planning objectives consist of meeting with community leaders of the aggregates in order to understand the mutual needs and expectations....   [tags: care, aggregates, prevention]
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Ethical Decision Making of a Nurse - Nurses are face with numerous ethical dilemmas each day and if theses ethical situation are not handled in a professional and ethical manner there can be severe consequences for both the nurse and the patient. When nurses are face with theses ethical dilemmas, they have a decision to make. Therefore, what does the nurse do when decision-making involves ethical dilemmas. So, has a nursing student, I have chosen to put myself in the role of a health care provider such as a nurse. It was my first day of clinical rotation and the client that I was assigned to, was due for a bath....   [tags: Ethics, Health Care, Nursing] 2902 words
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A Career in Nurse Practitioning - ... (NP skills and knowledge 2) Many Nurse Practitioners provide care for a patients overall health. (Health Sciences 2) Nurse Practitioners that are more skilled and have more experience sometimes work in more than one field of nursing. (Maurer 2) When working as a Nurse Practitioner it is very important to have qualities like compassion, patients, and non judgemental attitude. (Maurer 2) “ The major emotional attributes required for success in nursing are desire and ability to deal with people.” (Frederickson 40) Nurse Practitioners must have good social skills to discuss options for the patients well being....   [tags: health care professionals ] 1127 words
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The Role of the Family Nurse Practitioner - It is no secret that the current healthcare reformation is a contentious matter that promises to transform the way Americans view an already complex healthcare system. The newly insured population is expected to increase by an estimated 32 million while facing an expected shortage of up to 44,000 primary care physicians within the next 12 years (Doherty, 2010). Amidst these already overwhelming challenges, healthcare systems are becoming increasingly scrutinized to identify a way to improve cost containment and patient access (Curits & Netten, 2007)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Career Prospects of a Registered Nurse - There will always be a need for registered nurses in the medical industry, as nurses will always try to meet the health needs of individuals. The health industry in Canada is enormous and requires the aid of numerous amounts of nurses throughout the nation. This career requires patience and determination in order to be successful on the job. The career of a registered nurse will provide me with the satisfaction of knowing that I am able to assist an individual with the revitalization of their health....   [tags: ]
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The Roles And Responsibilities of A Nurse - The nursing profession has changed drastically over time. The roles and responsibilities that nurses take on have increased and become far more complicated. Nurses are managers, leaders, supervisors and have become experts in many areas of care. Every day nurses are faced with the task of improving and strengthening professional leadership within their work environment. Managing good quality and eliminating risk is the major challenge in health care. All members of the team must work together to accomplish outstanding patient care....   [tags: nursing]
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Taking a Look at Nurse Fatigue - Nurse Fatigue In the recent past, nursing has come to the forefront as a popular career amongst students across the globe. The demand for nurses has kept increasing gradually over the years. In fact, the number of registered nurses does not meet the demand of the private and public health sector. This phenomenon has resulted in a situation where the available registered nurses have to work extra hours in order to meet the patients’ needs. With this in mind, the issue of nurse fatigue has come up as a common problem in nursing....   [tags: health care professionals] 1665 words
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Qualities of a Registered Nurse - Question 1: Qualities of a Registered Nurse According to Mason, Isaacs and Colby (2011), provision of care in the field of nursing calls for expertise, critical thinking and sound clinical judgment, ability to combine all dimensions of health, and a lot more. Registered nurses should therefore posses a number of important attributes in providing care in health institutions. A nurse should possess exemplary communication skills. A nurse should adhere to instructions with ease and explain clearly the health conditions of patients to their family....   [tags: critical thinking, competency, performance]
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Workload of a Pedriatric Oncology Nurse - Most people do not notice or appreciate the heavy workload that nurses must endure when taking care of patients; this is especially true for pediatric oncology nurses. If a nurse is not working with a mind clear of distractions, his or her attitude might change towards the provision of patient care. Nurses caring for dying children also have many unmet needs that have an impact on the care they provide (CITE). A few of such unmet needs that have an impact on a nurse’s quality of care include: a lack of communication, physical and emotional pain, and hospital staff retention....   [tags: communication, distractions, needs, retention] 877 words
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Roles and Functions of the Nurse - ... 1.2 Teamwork is a significant feature of nursing, it is a collaborative effort on everyone’s part. Maintenance of continuity of care is necessary as shifts and team members will change. Each member of the team is responsible for certain tasks and must ensure they are completed successfully and on time. It is important to work in a team as it saves time as jobs are completed faster, it builds up confidence, builds professional relationships and strengthens existing ones. Jane will benefit from ultimate person-centred care as all team members have the patient’s best interests at heart....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 1139 words
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Paths to Becoming a Neonatal Nurse - ... Registered nurses are also required to do clinical experiences. Nurses work in different departments in the hospitals such as critical care, emergency services, acute care medical and surgical pediatric, NICU, and hematology-oncology and perioperative services. They will spend one week in each department interning with the registered nurses. Before any registered nurse gets a job at a hospital they have to obtain a nursing license and a background check. The nursing license is called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)....   [tags: degree, license, education] 630 words
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Role of the Nurse in Health Promotion - Introduction Health promotion includes providing activities that improve a person’s health. These activities assist patients to “maintain or enhance their present levels of health. Health promotion activities motivate people to act positively to reach more stable levels of health” (Potter & Perry, 2005, p. 97). In order for nurses to assist patients in obtaining healthy lifestyles, they must first assess a patient’s perception of health. The World Health Organization defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (as cited in Potter & Perry, 2005, p....   [tags: healthy lifestyle]
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Duologue between Romeo and the Nurse - ... ROMEO: Why you must be the guardian of my Juliet, fear not, I am a dead man already; I merely walk and speak, but I too have joined Juliet in death. NURSE: Leave her. Her peaceful departure shall not be ruined by your presence, you have done far enough already. ROMEO: If only things were another way, if only it were a trick, a deception of death for my punishment. The stars work in strange ways. NURSE: Vile Fiend, you are the cause of Juliet’s death. I no longer will have any part in this, I should have seen this coming, the offspring of the Capulet’s cannot be with a Montague....   [tags: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet] 686 words
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The Role of Psychiatric Nurse - Clear role definition is essential to the development of the psychiatric nurse. The expanded role of the psychiatric nurse is clearly identified in the literature for many areas of care such for the forensic psychiatric nurse in Lyons (2009), the nurse practitioner in O’Neil, Moore, and Ryan (2008); Kaye et al. (2009) , and for the mental health liaison nurse in Merritt and Procter ( 2010). However, a clear role definition for the generalist nurse is not easily found (Rungapadiachy & Gough, 2004)....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1427 words
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A Career as a Registered Nurse - “Being a nurse means that an individual will never be bored, always frustrated, be surrounded by challenges, will carry immense responsibility and little authority. They do make a difference, some will bless you, cure you. They see people at their worst and at their best, they never cease to be amazed at people’s capacity for love, courage, and endurance. They see life begin and also end, they have experience resounding triumphs and devastating failures. They cry alot and they laugh alot, they have the most rewarding job in the world” (“nursebuff”)....   [tags: health, nursing programs]
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My Call to Become a Nurse - I was a rebel for many years of my life I refused to hear the call of nature, the call to be a nurse. Originally I was born in Colombia, I am the oldest of four, and my mother worked as Microbiologist at the local children’s hospital. As a teenager I volunteered to care and entertain the little children in the Cancer unit, and I was told by my mother and nurses in that unit that I was called to be a nurse and that was my true call; gently I responded with a smile while thinking in my mind they were crazy....   [tags: personal narrative] 556 words
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Advancing Technology and the Nurse's Role - The computer is a valuable tool in the healthcare setting, impacting the way nurses practice in the clinical and non-clinical setting. Checking patient identification and medications using bar codes, and entering data into a computer database are commonplace today. Does this move forward with technology actually create an environment which is more effective, efficient, and satisfying for the patient and the nurse. This paper will take a high level look at how technology and the computer impact the nurse, the benefits associated with advancing technology, and some responsibilities the nurse has in today’s increasingly technological arena....   [tags: Healthcare Nursing Technology]
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Statement of Purpose for Becoming a Nurse - ... I face the challenges of being responsible for the lives of over 10 residents completely dependent on myself and three other staffs. And so it helped me to develop the ability to stay composed when working under pressure; I learned just how vital different forms of communications are as working with residents with dementia you learn about them as individuals, their habits, manners and personality without the need of verbal communication. Lastly, as well as learning to support each staff in a team, I learned to trust and use my own initiative....   [tags: hospital, stressful, emergency] 569 words
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Communication between Patient and Nurse - ... Therefore, it is pertinent to find alternative ways to effectively communicate with your patient when there are barriers, such as this patient had. The nurse who I assisted to ambulate this patient was much more knowledgeable about the strategies developed to communicate with this patient than I was. When the nurse communicated with this patient, she spoke directly to the patient where the patient was able to see her lips and asked one question at a time. She made sure there was proper lightning and tried to ensure that the background noise was kept to a minimum in the room to enhance communication....   [tags: Healthcare, Service]
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My Decision to Become a Nurse - My Decision to Become a Nurse A day in the life as a CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) can have its ups and its downs. As a CNA you can work in a couple different areas of the nursing field, you have options of where you want to be and you are not finite to any certain place. Most CNA’s start out working in a nursing home then exude to other places such as hospitals. As a nurse aide you have many options of being in a certain field of nursing. That is what I love about nursing; it is versatile and you can work wherever you want in the country....   [tags: Career, Personal Narrative] 448 words
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My Dream of Becoming a Nurse - As my parents watched me walk across the stage with the graduating class of 2006 at Skyline High School, I knew they were so proud of my accomplishments. My parents value education so much that they would do anything to send me to college. But with the economy affected by job cuts, bank closures, and fewer approvals of educational loans, they didn’t have the money. With every penny saved from their SSI, disability, and cash aid, they’ve already sent my older siblings to college to get a good education....   [tags: Personal Ambition] 571 words
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The Attributes of a Registered Nurse - ... Critical thinking is "the rational examination of ideas, inferences, assumptions, principles, arguments, conclusions, issues, statements, beliefs, and actions" (Taylor 2006, p. 105). It can be applied through nursing process assessment, diagnosis, goal setting, planning and implementation. It is essential that critical thinking and reflection are practised by nurses and midwives in healthcare settings in order to successfully manage patients, since they present in widely varying complexities....   [tags: manage conflict, health care, midwifery, ]
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Being a Nurse Is My Calling - ... She told me some of the necessary procedures and routines that she would have to do for this girl each day, but that one of her main priorities each day, which was not protocol, was making her smile. This was a beautiful thing. I knew then that nursing was the occupation that I was going to have the greatest impact on people, and was also going to be something that I would really enjoy. I believe that the desire to help people in need is a calling, and I have found my calling through nursing....   [tags: career choices, statement of purpose] 658 words
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Nursing Reflection as a Student Nurse - The following essay is a reflective account on an event that I, a student nurse encountered whilst on my second clinical placement in my first year of study. The event took place in a Fountain Nursing Home in Granite City. I have chosen to give thought to the event described in this essay as I feel that it highlights the need for nurses to have effective communication skills especially when treating patients that are suffering with a mental illness. Upon arriving to the Nursing home for the second time on Thursday November 14,2013; assigned the same patient as before....   [tags: patient, mental, medical, inspection ] 631 words
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Fundamentals in Becoming a Nurse - When becoming a nurse, safety becomes a top priority. There are a number of factors that make being safe something that all health care professionals should strive for. It is not only important for the patient’s health and well-being, but to the nurse and the facility where they are employed, or are providing care. Patients are the nurse’s responsibility, and when safe practices are not used, the nurse and their facility are at legal and financial risk. When safety is not made a priority, patients can progress into further problems, requiring care beyond what would have been necessary, which is not a desired outcome for anyone involved....   [tags: safety in healthcare professionals]
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Interview With a Flight Nurse - In the current era of nursing, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the job. It may be easy some days to forget about the basic driving forces that brought us to the bedside years ago. In order to get back to the grass roots of practice, I interviewed a flight nurse of Air Medical, John Rhodes, a bachelor’s prepared nurse from State University, Alumni 1990. Following the interview, I observed him giving direct care to a couple of patients during flight. By doing the stated tasks, I was able to unveil the theories for which one member of our nursing community lives out....   [tags: Interview Essays]
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Practice of the Registered Nurse - Practice of the Registered Nurse Question 1 A registered nurse has a leadership role which involves providing patient care in different contexts to improve health outcomes. They therefore require attributes that result to lifelong learning, research, healthcare policy, individual development of self, and other people as well. They need to have attributes which include good problem solving skills, critical analysis skills, well informed and able to share knowledge, be aware of ethical guidelines, efficient interpersonal skills, self-confidence, effective communication skills, sensitive to multicultural factors, computer literacy, leadership skills and teamwork among others....   [tags: leadership roles, medical fields, patient]
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The Nurse and Patient´s Relationship - ... In response to this, healthcare entering the new millennium took along with it the nursing profession which has acquired remarkable changes; the field of nursing knowledge has advanced; the scope of practice has intensely increased; and there has been significant progress in response to the healthcare industry burgeoning growth in scientific knowledge. In the last twenty years, an increasing evolvement of telenursing and features for success in the field market are centred on competencies that require classic business knowledge and skills (Carol, 2003)....   [tags: cardiopulmonary resuscitation, culture] 2363 words
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Obstetrics and Gynecology Nurse - As long as women exist there will be a need for gynecologists, obstetricians and gynecology and obstetrics nurses. An interesting career is an obstetrics and gynecology nurse. Obstetrics and gynecology nurses follow the lead of a physician. They work with the female reproductive system. A gynecology and obstetrics nurse does many things ranging from delivering babies to treating deceases of the female reproductive system. In this paper you will learn about the history of gynecology, the steps it takes to pursue a career in gynecology, a brief description of a career in gynecology, and the job outlook of gynecologists....   [tags: Career, Profession, Doctors, History]
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Middle School Nurse Observation - During many years the role of school nurse was traditionally viewed as one where the nurse cared for students that were injured, applied bandages and gave out ice bags. Throughout the years the role of the school nurse has evolved into one of leadership and management along with many other duties including traditional roles as mentioned above. The services provided by a school nurse range from assessment and screening to coordinating care for regular students as well as students with special needs....   [tags: Nursing Observation Report]
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Nurse Anesthetists in Healthcare - With all of the different specialties in healthcare, some get overlooked or may be under the radar. An uncommon and often disregarded career choice in healthcare is that of a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or a Doctorate of Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Although not many people know about these healthcare careers, they play a vital role within the healthcare team. This field is growing rapidly and the likelihood of coming into contact with a nurse anesthetist during a hospital stay is on the rise....   [tags: health, carreer ]
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Literature Review: Nurse Retention - ... Another study by researchers Shader, Broome, Broome, West and Nash entitled “Factors influencing satisfaction and anticipated turnover for nurses in an academic medical center” involves the investigation of the relationship between nurse retention and factors such as work satisfaction, stress, age, schedule, and cohesion among employees (2001). The researchers performed a cross-sectional study in which nurses from a university hospital were asked to complete a questionnaire. The questionnaire was a self-report using a Likert scale to determine nurses’ opinions on several topics including stress, staffing ratios, effective collaboration and overtime....   [tags: healthcare professionals, nursing shortage]
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Becoming a Registered Nurse - IV’s (intravenous), vaccinations, and physical exams. The career chosen to research and is very interesting to the extent that one would be interested in doing in the future is registered nursing. One would choose this career because they are skilled at health and topics related to health; it is interesting to them, and they most likely also want to help others. This topic interests people because health is an interesting class favored by many people who like health class and learning more about it which can also help improve their own health and other’s health....   [tags: healthcare professionals, career choices]
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Nurse Shortage in America - Nurse Shortage In America There is a shortage of all health care professions throughout the United States. One shortage in particular that society should be very concerned about is the shortage of Registered Nurses. Registered Nurses make up the single largest healthcare profession in the United States. A registered nurse is a vital healthcare professional that has earned a two or four year degree and has the upper-most responsibility in providing direct patient care and staff management in a hospital or other treatment facilities (Registered Nurse (RN) Degree and Career Overview., 2009)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Creating the Professional Nurse - Creating the Professional Nurse Nursing encompasses several levels of education and licensure. For decades the differentiation between these levels has been debated, primarily between the differentiation of the Associates degree in Nursing (ADN) and the Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). The associate’s degree, which began with the intention of creating a technical nurse, has developed into being “equivalent” to a bachelors degree (Hess, 1996). The two degrees however are not equivalent, the bachelors educated nurse receives two years education beyond the associate, in the liberal arts and upper division nursing courses Both the ADN and the BSN take the same licensing exam, rec...   [tags: nursing, medical profession, licensure]
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Nurse Practitioners Educational Requirements - ... For the year 2020 there is a projected shortage of physicians, a shortage of about 20,400 is estimated according to HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration). Along with the shortage of physicians, nurse practitioners offer lower the cost of health-care which helps many patients. Nurse practitioners need constant education. To obtain the title Nurse Practitioner one must first receive you RN (Register Nurse), then obtain a BSN (Bachelor in Science of Nursing) which takes about 4 years of both online and face to face lectures along with clinical hours....   [tags: physicians, treatments, patients] 544 words
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