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Nursing - ... Smith as well as the family very comfortable. While walking by the gift shop one morning on my way to work I saw a husky stuffed animal and instantly thought of the patient and family I had grown so fond of, so I bought it and headed to my unit for another day of work. When I got there I discovered that Mr. Smith took a turn for the worse overnight and was transferred to the intensive care unit. I asked my management team if I could call the nurse taking care of him and ask if I could visit on my lunch break and they said that the family had already been requesting to see me....   [tags: Nursing, McEwen, science]
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Nursing - ... Driving 100 miles every day to attend nursing school does not sound very practical, especially with a family or children that need a mother or father at home to meet their needs. Despite this very important factor, do not negate or automatically write-off certain schools because of basic commuting, but definitely consider the overall location before jumping off the cliff. Accredited Nursing Programs As a general rule of thumb, most accredited schools have websites on an educational (.edu) domain....   [tags: Nursing Schools, Tuition, Cost, Class] 735 words
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Nursing Philosophy and Nursing Theory - Nursing Philosophy and Nursing Theory: A Comparison of the Metaparadigm Concepts of Nursing of Nursing with Personal Philosophy and the Theory of Madeleine M. Leininger Developing a personal philosophy of nursing and patient care is essential to the development of every nurse. The development of a personal philosophy begins in nursing school. Nurses incorporate our personal beliefs within our nursing practice and as we grow and mature as nurses and human beings our philosophy changes. Exposure to new beliefs, cultural differences, and researching the views of a variety of nursing theorists assist nurses in developing an expanding their own philosophy with the culture of care....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Theories - Missing Works Cited As nurses enter into the practice of nursing, they recognize the importance of using their education to guide their actions within the clinical setting. “Theories are pattern that guide the thinking about, being and doing, of nursing” (Parker, 2006, p.8). Comparing theories allows the core structure of the theories to be brought to light, as well as display the merits of using a particular theory while practicing nursing. The theories of Martha Rogers and Betty Neuman were developed at roughly the same point in time, which means that different theories can arise out of the same general world situation....   [tags: Nursing] 1206 words
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Nursing Shortage - Have you ever thought about the role a nurse has between his or her client. A nurse’s role is more than just helping clients when they are not feeling well. In 2007 there were a reportedly 12 million nurse’s employed (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2009). That is a large amount of nurse’s that are employed in the world. A nurse protects, promotes, optimizes health and ability, prevents illness or injury, alleviates suffering through treatment and diagnosis of human response, and advocates in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations (Amercian Nurses Association, 2012)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Process Discipline and Independent Nursing - Nursing process discipline is a nursing theory developed by nursing theorist, Ida Jean Orlando. This theory, one of the first written about the nursing process, was written to help establish nursing as an independent function in providing health care for a patient. Through this independent nursing function, Orlando developed her theory on the concept of the nurse-patient interaction. During that interaction the nurse recognizes a patient behavior as an “… immediate need for help” (George, 2011, p....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Research in Nursing - Critiquing research As a central feature of national research and development strategies, clinical effectiveness emphasizes the importance of rigorous experimental research in nursing (Gillibrand et al, 2002). Research in its broadest sense is an attempt to gain solutions to problems (Clark, 1987). More precisely, it is a collection of data in a rigorously controlled situation for the purpose of prediction or exploration. Nurses must be able to understand the accumulating quantities of research literature in order to apply the results to health promotion and care (Martin & Thompson, 2000)....   [tags: Nursing]
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Nursing Theories - Missing Works Cited In 1970, Betty Neuman developed her own theory to provide nursing educators and students with a new concept of human experience and health (Parker, 2006, p. 281). “The Neuman Systems Model provides a comprehensive, flexible, holistic, and systems-based perspective for nursing” (Neuman as quoted in Parker, 2006, p. 282). This theory has many implications for clinical use, and it lends itself to use in many nursing situations. The Neuman Systems model describes an individual as “a system capable of intake of extrapersonal and interpersonal factors from the external environment....   [tags: Nursing] 1227 words
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Nursing Shortage - Nursing shortage According to Canadian Nurses Association(2009), human health resources have stated that by the end of 2011 Canada will experience shortage of 78 000 registered Nurses (RN) and shortage of 113 000 nurses by the end of 2016. Globally there will be shortage of 4.3 million health care workers. It was also shown that approximately 38% of new graduate nurses leave their workforce within the first year of employment (Lavoie-Tremblay, Wright, Desforges, Gelinas, Drevniok & Marchionni, 2008)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Gender in Nursing - Are male nurses accepted by female nurses. Nursing was mainly a female career, over the year’s males are moving into the role of nursing (McMillan, Morgan & Ament, 2008). The shortage of nurses could be a factor why males are entering the nursing field. According to (McMillan, Morgan & Ament, 2008 in 1963 on 1% of nurses were male and in 2000 5.4% are male. People question a male's sexuality if they move into the nursing profession. Public’s assume that the male nurses are homosexual as cited by (McMillan, Morgan & Ament, 2008....   [tags: Nursing] 1348 words
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My Motivation To Continue In Nursing - Introduction This author has had the pleasure of working in the nursing profession for fifteen years. Throughout those fifteen years and currently this author continues to have a deep desire and compassion to continue and grow my career in the field of nursing. This paper examines the reasons that motivate this author to continue my career in the nursing the profession, frustrations encountered along the way, and the importance of obtaining additional education such as a Bachelors of Science in Nursing....   [tags: Nursing]
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Employment Trends in Nursing - The United States Department of Labor identifies the current trends of employment that affect the nursing world. “Registered Nurses (RN) at this time represent the largest occupation in health care, with 2.5 million jobs” (Vallano, 2008, p.169). Vallano (2008) proceeds to summarize the employment trends in nursing by giving percentages of the present nursing rate in the hospital setting and the employment rate for the future of nursing. The percentage of nurses in the hospital setting is standing at 59 percent and the employment rate for nursing is expected to reach 23 percent from the year 2006 to the future year of 2016, this rate is said to be faster than the average for all occupations (Vallano, 2008, p.169)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Psychology's Influence on Nursing - As defined by Mason and Whitehead, psychology is a branch of biological science which focuses on the study of conscious life in its origin (66). Mason and Whitehead go on to argue that conscious life refers to the experiences of the individual and origins refer to the particular group or issue being reviewed: e.g., child, adult, abnormal or animal (66-7). A basic examination of the definition of psychology demonstrates that the practice is one that requires understanding of the human experience and behavior....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Katharine Kolcaba's Mark on Nursing - Nursing theorist provide nurses and nursing students with a framework upon which to view the practice of nursing. (Hood, L. & Leddy, S., 2006, p. 107) The nursing theorist provides us with an understanding of why and how nursing actions should be practiced with the patient foremost in mind. When investigating the various theories of nursing practice, Katharine Kolcaba stands out of the pack with her focus on comfort. Katharine Kolcaba’s theory touches on the external and internal processes that culminate in the patient perception of comfort lead to an integrated approach to health care....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Informatics - Introduction Nursing Informatics is a union of nursing, technology, and data assimilation. Nursing Informatics deals with using technologies to organizing and delivering healthcare in the most efficient and safest manner. Nursing Informatics consist of countless tools ranging from simple computers to the complex electronic medical records systems (EMR), diligently designed to organize and deliver information. Nursing informatics silently streamlined into the management and delivery of healthcare; you have probable used nursing informatics without even knowing it....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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My Personal Nursing Philosophy - The greatest aspect about nursing is that it is never going to be just a job and is even more than a merely profession. Instead, it is a belief system or way of life and not a discipline that can simply be practiced then abandoned to the dictates of a time clock. To simply say that “I love people” or want to “help people get better” does not demonstrate the drive behind this feeling. Articulating my philosophy is not an easy task, to better explain my philosophy of nursing, I am going to use some values that I have learned....   [tags: Nursing]
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The Role of Nursing In The Global Community - Like all professions and disciplines, nursing is influenced by, and must respond to global trends needs, challenges, and opportunities. These strategies will influence and shape the future of the nursing community and health care nationally and internationally. Also in a global committee health care exhibit problems some of which are political, educational, educational, nursing , environment and social issues. Therefore, improving and achieving health in a global community is of great concern to the nursing profession....   [tags: Nursing]
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Nursing: The Life of Medicine and Selflessness - As he finally gasped for air, he looks up to see the nurse that had just given him cardiopulmonary resuscitation. He was lying there breathing again because of the nurse that was educated and trained to help, she saved his life. To save a life and become a hero in someone’s eyes, that is a nurse. Nurses are important figures of society and are there whenever and forever. They play a key role in the caring for a patient and obtain many duties and responsibilities. Since nursing has evolved, the lives of the people are better protected, education is a major factor and nursing has steadily progressed in technology and medicine....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Fundamentals of Nursing - Abstract In this research paper, I plan to discuss the background of nurses, the different professions they work, and the salaries of an LPN and Registered Nurse. Nurses work in a variety of specialties where they work independently and as part of a team of assess, plan, implement and evaluate care. Nursing comes in various forms in culture, although the definition of the term and the practice of nursing has being known as wet nurse and latter being known as dry nurse. In the 15th century, this developed into the idea of looking after or advising another, not necessarily meaning a woman looking after a child....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Professional Boundaries in Nursing - Nursing surrounds the concept of patient care physically, mentally and ethically. The therapeutic relationship that is created is built on the knowledge and skills of the nurse and relies on patient and nurse trusting one another. The use of nursing skills can ensure these boundaries are maintained, it allows for safe patient care. Professional boundaries are the line that nurses cannot cross, involving aspects such as patient confidentiality and privacy, ensuring legal aspects of nursing and the boundaries put in place are not breached....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Workplace Violence in Nursing - Workplace Violence in Nursing Professional Position Paper Nurses continually strive to bring holistic, efficient, and safe care to their patients. However, if the safety and well-being of the nurses are threatened or compromised, it is difficult for nurses to work effectively and efficiently. Therefore, the position of the American Nurses Association (ANA) advocate that every nursing professional have the right to work in a healthy work environment free of abusive behavior such as bullying, hostility, lateral abuse and violence, sexual harassment, intimidation, abuse of authority and position and reprisal for speaking out against abuses (American Nurses Association, 2012)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Technology and Accreditation in Nursing - On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signs into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The law promotes electronic medical records (EMR) and infrastructure development, such as reimbursement-based pay, to cut health care costs (Frequently Asked Questions, 2009). Likewise, the ARRA is restructuring Medicare disbursements to reimburse for quality not quantity. While the law does not mandate EMR use, the federal government has set aside twenty billion dollars to help in the development of a strong health information technology infrastructure....   [tags: Nursing]
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Nursing Roles and Values - Nursing encompasses various roles, inclusive of providing beneficial care, supporting patient autonomy and patient advocacy. Patients are capable of designating the direction of their medical care, possessing rights to refuse and accept proposed procedures according to the Patient Self Determination Act of 1990 which mandates patients be given information regarding their rights and abilities to prepare Advance Directives. Nursing Roles and Values Each of the United States develops standards of care distinguishing nursing roles and competencies....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Informatics Use in Nursing Practice - Informatics Use in Nursing Practice One area of nursing that is growing at an extraordinary pace is the specialty of informatics. A majority of hospitals today have implemented informatics into nursing care in one form or another. By looking at one hospital’s use of technology the extent of nursing informatics becomes clearer. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate how informatics has influenced nursing paperwork, communication, support tools, and patient safety in a level one trauma center in downtown Phoenix....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Job Satisfaction - Zangaro & Soeken (2007) meta-analysis used a quantitative approach, in which descriptive research was used to collected data to answer questions regarding nursing job satisfaction. Also correlational research was used to attempt to determine whether and to what degree, the relationship between job satisfaction and autonomy, job stress, and nurse–physician collaboration among staff registered nurses existed. Downe, Simpson, & Trafford (2007) meta-synthesis used a qualitative approach, to collect extensive narrative data to gain insights into the accounts of intrapartum midwifery skills, beliefs, philosophies by expert practitioners working in the field of intrapartum maternity.The data was then analyzed and the researchers produced a synthesis....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Research Study Summary - Nursing Research Study Summary There are six levels of violence identified among registered nurses including psychological, physical, vertical, horizontal, covert, and overt. The article research by this author was found in the Nursing Forum Journal, titled Levels of violence among nurses in Cape Town public hospitals (Khalil, 2009). Nursing research was done to identify and understand why the nursing profession lets violence happen among nurses within the profession. Background Violence among nurses is a culture that has been created and tolerated....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Occupational Health Nursing - Health is influenced by every aspect of one’s life. For many people their work plays a large role in their life and consequently in their health. The contribution of the occupational health nurse (OHN) is that she affects people in and through their place of work. She is not limited to their health only in terms of how their work affects it, but she also affects all aspects of their health. Employers are realizing that the impact of employees’ poor health on their businesses is negatively affecting productivity and increasing costs (Redmond & Kalina, 2009)....   [tags: Nursing]
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Sociological Knowledge in Nursing - Sociology is the study of human social behavior, communities and society. It involves the evolution of society and human behavior and it focuses on how society can change human behavior based on interaction with each other (Bennett, B., 2009 p.2). Nursing is a health care profession which concentrates in supporting individuals, their families, and societies as a whole in preserving, attaining and improving best possible health and functioning (Kozier, et al., 2010 pp. 8-9). Sociological knowledge plays a dynamic and elementary role within nursing profession....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Nursing Shortage - Since the 1990’s, the interest in nursing and the profession as a whole has decreased dramatically and is still expected to do so over the next 10-15 years according to some researchers. With this nursing shortage, many factors are affected. Organizations have to face challenges of low staffing, higher costs for resources, recruiting and reserving of registered nurses, among liability issues as well. Some of the main issues arising from this nurse shortage are the impact of quality and continuity of care, organizational costs, the effect it has on nursing staff, and etc....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1904 words
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My Nursing Theory - My Nursing Theory While working as a C.N.A serving lunch to the residents of an assisted living facility, I experienced a significant life event that challenged me. I was in the smaller dining room, which was 1 C.N.A to 15 residents. As I was refilling coffee cups, one resident began coughing hard. At first I allowed them to cough up whatever had been stuck, but soon realized they were choking. This on resident was very confused, so I asked if they could talk and all he did was shake his head, continuing to cough the food out....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Policies and Procedures in Nursing Practice - Policies and Procedures in Nursing Practice Policies and procedures in nursing practice are important for nurses to perform and to deliver quality of care and patient safety. Policies and procedures help nurses to prevent errors and carry out procedures safely to the patients. It also brings uniformity in following organizational guidelines. Policies and procedures are designed to influence and determine major decisions and actions, and activities that take place within the boundaries set by them....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Neonatal Nursing - Neonatal nursing is a field of nursing designed especially for both newborns and infants up to 28 days old. The term neonatal comes from neo, "new", and natal, "pertaining to birth or origin”. Neonatal nurses are a vital part of the neonatal care team. These are trained professionals who concentrate on ensuring that the newborn infants under their care are able to survive whatever potential life threatening event they encounter. They treat infants that are born with a variety of life threatening issues that include instances of prematurity, congenital birth defects, surgery related problems, cardiac malformations, severe burns, or acute infection....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Understanding the Mechanics of a Nursing Team - Understanding the Mechanics of a Nursing Team Participating in team work is a significant part of a nurse’s daily schedule. Understanding the way a team functions is essential. After all this can lead to better utilization of a team within any organization and further enhance the outcome. Nursing could certainly benefit from a high performing team after all, “teams make fewer mistakes than do individuals” (Miller, Riley, & Davis, 2009, p. 248).Therefore, steps need to be in place to make sure the teams are functioning at high capacity....   [tags: Nursing ] 1293 words
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Self-Efficacy in Nursing - Concept analysis and concept development are the terms used to refer to the process of bringing clarity to the definition of the concepts used in nursing science. They are generally applied to the process of inquiry that examines concepts for their level of development as seen in their internal structure, use, representativeness, and relationship to other concepts, in the quest to promote better understanding. Much of the conceptual basis of nursing theory has been derived from already established concepts from other disciplines, and a re-examination of these concepts for relevance and fit to nursing, is important for determining its appropriateness of application (McEwen, 2007)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Evidence-Based Nursing - One phase of the Evidence-Based Nursing is the critical reading. The critical reading of sa nursing research literature is an indispensable tool that any professional who wants to base their practice on evidence should be handled with fluency. Qualitative research is sometimes surrounded by certain misconceptions, as thinking that it is not scientific or objective, that is subjective and it is less important than quantitative research. It is important to clarify that work primarily by assessing the importance of the research studie, and conducting a detailed analysis of the research in order to prove if the research is or not reliable....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing: An Ethical Dilemma - ... Using the detailed analysis of alternative actions (Chapter 5, Table 5-1) create a table analyzing potential alternative solutions for your dilemma. Your initial post should include the description of your dilemma, the alternative solutions table and your final decision to resolve the dilemma. Description of Dilemma Nurse precepting a new graduate nurse gets frustrated that she has to leave work late, because the graduate nurse forgets to sign off her medications in the computer. The experienced nurse signs off the medications, because she assumes they were given by the graduate nurse....   [tags: Nursing]
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Professionalism in Nursing - Atchue 1 A professional is characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace. Being professional should be a subconscious effort in the fact that it should always be applied. When employees are professional it helps the system run more efficiently and safely. A person must me a certain criteria when being evaluated on professionalism, a person is judged based on the clients; Attitude, Values, Communication techniques, and approachability....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Student Nursing Assessment Analysis - Introduction According to Quinn (2000, p. 200), “Assessment is the exercise of judgment on the quality of students’ work, as a way of supporting student learning and appraising its outcomes.” The training of the contemporary nurse should focus on both what the Student nurse or student midwife nurse is suppose to be doing as well as how it should be done (Palomba & Banta 2001, p. 71). This paper, will therefore, critically analyse the following five issues. Firstly, whether the assessment was conducted fairly and accurately....   [tags: Nursing]
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Our Nursing Heritage - We live in a country of culturally diversity. To provide the highest quality of care to our patients we need to be culturally competent nurses (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2008, ¶ 2). Using the Heritage Assessment Tool as a guideline I interviewed three families. The first was my own of Russian heritage, the second a colleague with a strong Chinese heritage, and the third a young single mother with a Hispanic heritage. These interviews gave me an insight into their views on health maintenance, protection and restoration....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Informatics - ... Nurses can review vital signs history for a patient to spot abnormalities and creating a baseline with a few clicks of a mouse and identify inconsistencies and changes in health quickly, which saves not only time but lives too when using nursing informatics. Opportunities in nursing care can be discussed with management and the nursing informatics team to better serve patients. There is a huge push to reduce costs in healthcare and nursing informatics helps save money while improving patient care....   [tags: Nursing Technology]
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Technology and Nursing - The goal of this literature review is to increase our knowledge about technology use in practice and to identify where there is need for improvement. Information technology seems to be a widely discussed topic these days and most nurses have no clear idea how it can transform the way we do things on an every day basis. We will also look at the impact technology has on nursing, patients, and colleagues. We will then focus on a specific nursing setting, in this case the emergency room. This literature review is organized to grow on each independent section so that you, the reader, can form your own opinion, but take with you the universal understanding of how information technology will lead us down a new and exciting career path....   [tags: Nursing Technology]
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Transcultural Nursing - Understanding and implementing culturally competent and culturally congruent care are the key factors for effective and excellent nursing care (Srivastava, 2007). However, health care provider’s roles and responsibilities in meeting health care needs of the clients in consideration to cultural perspective and diversity are getting more challenging and complicated due to increased number of people from a group of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, which, in turn requires health care providers to acknowledge and understand variations of cultural healthcare beliefs, values and practices....   [tags: Health, Nursing] 2662 words
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A Nursing Process Approach to Malignant Melanoma - Nursing Process Approach to Malignant Melanoma To fully comprehend the concept of the nursing process, one must first understanding what nursing is and the history of nursing. Nursing has evolved over the years from a basic system of care to a well-developed professional system in which special ways of think are applied in order to efficiently maximums patient care. The base of nursing is patient care, thus the nursing process is the foundation for nursing practice and key to ensuring the needs of the patient are met....   [tags: Nursing]
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Nursing Leadership - Knowledge of the job description, coupled by the performance evaluation process, builds the foundation for initial and continued employment for all employees throughout an organization. Once the job description is finalized in writing, it is required that every employee review and sign this document at initial employment and when any modifications are made. The essential functions section of the evaluation is specific to each role and is a portion of the overall performance appraisal process....   [tags: Nursing Administration]
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The Evolution of Nursing Informatics in the Healthcare Industry - Informatics is the science of processing data (Collins English Dictionary). Nursing informatics is defined by the American Nursing Association as “a specialty that integrates nursing science, computer science, and information science to manage and communicate data, information, knowledge, and wisdom in nursing practice” (ANA, 2008). Technology in the workplace has become one of the most talked about trends in nursing from the mid 1990’s to now as the technology nurses see on the unit and in the community rapidly changes and grows even daily....   [tags: Nursing]
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Why So Few Men in Nursing? - Among twenty leading female-dominated professions, registered nurses (RN’s) are the second most occupation that employed women in 2006¬ . Similar to many traditionally female professions, the percentage of male in nursing is small. In fact, male nurses only comprised 8 percent of RN’s in 2008 . In the nation’s nursing shortage report, analysts suggest the existing shortage of RN’s will continue to grow in severity because many RN’s are approaching retirement age . Due to the existing nursing shortage, many recruitment strategies to increase the number of men in nursing have been expanding....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Why Are There So Few Men In Nursing? - Among twenty leading female-dominated professions, registered nurses (RN’s) are the second most occupation that employed women in 2006¬. Similar to many traditionally female professions, the percentage of male in nursing is small. In fact, male nurses only comprised eight percent of RN’s in 2008. Although much effort has been made to recruit more men into nursing, many contributing factors have driven them away from this profession. Those factors include poor nursing image, negative public perception, low economic status, and gender stereotypes....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Florence Nightingale and the History of Christianity in Nursing - Florence Nightingale is the most well known figure in nursing history. She is best known for the advances she made in sanitation, hospital statistical records, public health and community nursing. Nightingale also wrote extensively on her religious, political and philosophical views and how they carried over into her duties as a Christian and nurse. Florence Nightingale’s contributions to nursing were largely influenced by her beliefs about God. Nightingale wrote extensively of her spiritual and religious beliefs and their connection to the way she practiced nursing....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Leadership Approaches of Three Nursing Leaders - Nurse Leader Interviews Introduction The purpose of this paper is to examine the leadership approaches and styles used by three nursing leaders with whom I am familiar. In examining their leadership approaches through direct interviews with each of them, I hoped to determine how their preferred leadership style has helped them to achieve success. More importantly, the identification, comparison, and contrasting of their leadership styles with servant leadership, I hoped to gain greater understanding of the value of leadership in the organization....   [tags: Nursing]
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Nursing Workgroup Diversity and Performance Analysis - The study aims to examine relationships among nursing workgroup diversity, workgroup processes and workgroup performance. According to the article, research is needed for a better understanding of the implications of diversity (age, race, unit tenure, RN experience and education) on nursing work group performance (patient falls, satisfaction and medication errors). The authors explain that diversity of the nursing workforce has increased over the past 10 years, supporting statistical evidence is reported and relevant literature is included to warrant study....   [tags: Nursing]
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Nursing Education and Quality Patient Care - Introduction Adequate levels of nurses who are suitably educated and equipped are needed to address the challenging quality and protection issues persistent in health care. Nursing deficiency is not only viewed as workforce issue, but also as an issue of eminence care. In the health care systems, 80% of registered nurses comprise the professions in place of 2.6 million jobs. This lays a base under which their significance and impacts on health delivery to patients is underscored. Among the common roles expected of a registered nurse is: providing patients in hospital with direct care, setting emergencies, providing care in community health arenas, home health and other places of care (Joint Commission, 2010)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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The Sick Role and Application in the Nursing Practice - Introduction The processes of life were being born, growing old, having illness, and death. In our life, we suffered from different sickness. It was a good reason for the absent from school, work or other daily working activities. However, in the view of a sociologist, the people who were in the sick role, they were regarded as having committed a crime and it was treated as deviant behavior (Peter & Meredith, 1998). In the structural functional model, people took various tasks and role in society or in different institutions....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Four Fundamental Concepts of Knowing in Nursing - There are different types of knowledge and different ways of knowing. Four fundamental concepts of knowing in nursing highlighted by Caper (1978) are empirical, personal, ethical and aesthetic. He divided knowledge into two forms which are tacit and explicit. Tacit is insights and based on experience and not easily visible and expressible, difficult to share and communicate with others which is highly personal. Empirical sources of knowledge depend upon an individual’s manner of observing and responding to events in the outside world (Higgs et al, 2004)....   [tags: Nursing] 968 words
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Nursing Skills with Patient's Oral Hygiene - The care of a patient’s mouth forms an important component of assisting hygiene needs and yet is a nursing skill which is not always afforded the attention it fully deserves (Evans, 2001). Within this essay, I will reflect on an experience gained whilst giving and receiving oral care on a placement simulation using a reflective model. By utilising this model I hope to demonstrate my knowledge and understanding in relation to this skill as well as identifying areas with scope for learning. Reflection is the process of reviewing an experience in order to describe analyse, evaluate and so inform learning about practice (Reid 1993)....   [tags: nursing]
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Nursing is a Profession - A profession is more than just learning a set number of skills or acting in a particular way. Even though nurses do not have complete autonomy in decision-making and practice, Nursing should be considered a profession because it requires an extended education and has a theoretical body of knowledge. No one factor can delineate a job from a profession. To act professionally, means to administer care in a conscientious and knowledgeable way without impeding harm on others. The nursing profession remains committed to the care and nurturing of both healthy and ill people, individually, or in groups, or communities (Cherry & Jacob, 2008)....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive, Nursing Career]
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The nursing process - The standards of practice describe a competent level of nursing care as exhibited by the critical thinking model known as the nursing process. This practice includes the areas of assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The nursing process includes significant actions taken by registered nurses (RN) and forms the foundation of the nurse’s decision-making (“American Nurses Association,” 2010). Assessment is the accurate collection of comprehensive data pertinent to the patient’s health or the situation (“American Nurses Association,” 2010)....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing] 1341 words
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Associate Degree Nursing as Compared to Baccalaureate Degree Nursing - Since the inception of the Associate Degree in Nursing there has been research and discussion as to whether this degree should continue. This is due to the adversity in the level of competency between the two. Current popular thought is that the entry-level into nursing should be the Bachelor of Science in nursing bringing the increase in the complexity of the medical arena and its every changing makeup to the professional level of the Baccalaureate Degree. It has been shown that a nurse’s level of education can become a major factor to the safety and quality of care of their patients because of this there has been an increase in studies over the years that directly examine patient outcomes in similar situations between Associate Degree Nursing (AD) and Baccalaureate Degree Nursing further know as (BSN) (Fagin, 2001) The states of New York and Texas conducted separate studies that were done in the year 1996....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Ernestine Wiedenbach's Contribution To the Development of Clinical Nursing Practice - Ernestine Wiedenbach's theory has contributed to the development of clinical nursing practice by influencing core concepts in practice, such as the nursing process, and by contributing to the goal of nursing, which is to attend to a patient's needs by assessing their need for help in the clinical setting/ The helping art of nursing is seen in all nursing practice involving the individual, and it uses the basis of nursing practice, the basis being the nursing process. The nursing process is a systematic problem-solving approach first applied by Orlando in 1961 and involved four key steps which includes assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation (Potter, Perry, 2006, p....   [tags: Nursing] 1021 words
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Professional Nursing Practice - In this essay we are going to explore the connection between professional nursing practice and professional caring. I will outline the terms of professional nursing practice and what makes nursing a profession. I will describe the term of professional caring and the connection to the nursing practice and discuss the dilemma of care and cure. And also determine the importance of both in professional nursing practice. Professional nursing practice has been developing for several centuries. Nursing as a profession can be traced back to the early Christian era....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Transcultural Nursing - Introduction Diversity of the world’s population has reached a point where it is vital to address and more importantly to understand, the ever growing challenge that transcultural nursing poses to the nursing profession. Addressing this issue avoids discrimination and promotes equality within holistic nursing practice in order to meet patients’ needs. Health care professionals should be qualified to deliver, on a daily basis, proficient care and sensitive skilled communication to culturally different individuals (Maier-Lorentz, 2008)....   [tags: cultural competency, holistic nursing practice]
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Variables Affecting Nursing Students’ Competency Scores - Variables Affecting Nursing Students’ Competency Scores When an undergraduate nursing student goes in to take a competency test, their performance can be affected by multiple factors. The student could be influenced by how they chose to prepare for the exam, how they were feeling at the time of the test, or even their lifestyle (Cherry & Jacob, 2002). Anxiety that is displayed by a student while testing could be explained as a lack of understanding of the skill needed to be performed, but this may be a false accusation because of the anxiety the student is feeling (Pfeil, 2003)....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Fundamental Nursing Skill: Monitoring a Child's Temperature - In adherence with the NMC (2008) consent has been obtained from all individuals involved and information will be under strict confidentiality. A qualified mentor supervised all patient procedures and the individuals concerned were made aware I was a nursing student, as per the ‘Guidance for Students’ of NMC code. This essay is to demonstrate my understanding of a fundamental nursing skill of which I have gained experience of during clinical placement on an acute paediatric ward. Of the many skills required of a child nurse the monitoring and recording of a child’s temperature is a skill where accurate record keeping is evidentially important....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Nursing Code of Ethics - There are many different thoughts and beliefs surrounding ethics. Ethic codes of conduct are in place. Ethics has always existed but has been more closely looked at over the last 40 years. There is discussion about futile care to patients in intensive care settings and do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders for surgical patients. Guidelines and regulations need to be followed and set forth. Patient Rights and Ethical Decisions Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss nursing ethics. The paper will discuss: the history of ethics, definition, doctor/nurse being education about ethics in college, code of ethics, futile care and the confusion with DNR orders....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1985 words
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