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Changes in Nursing - The article I chose discusses the continual change in the roles of nurses. The article also poses a concept that nursing now is not based on caring, but medicine. “By accepting continual changes to the role of the nurse, the core function of nursing has become obscured and, despite assuming medical tasks, the occupation continues to be seen in terms of a role that is subordinate to and dependent on medicine.” (Iley 2004) Nurses are taking a more professional role, and more tasks are being delegated to assertive personnel....   [tags: Nursing, Medicine, Article Review] 326 words
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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 th...   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Nursing Does Not Qualify as a Profession - Determining if Nursing Qualifies as a Profession Abstract Nursing will be compared to common characteristics of a profession to determine if nursing qualifies as a profession. Does Nursing Qualify as a Profession. “There are six characteristics commonly used to asses whether a job is considered a profession: education of the practitioner, having a code of ethics, receiving compensation commensurate with the work, being organized to promote a needed service, having autonomy in practice, and being recognized by the government with licensure”(Pinkerton, 2001,p.130)....   [tags: Careers Nursing Nurses Professions Essays]
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Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly - Nursing Homes are a Haven for the Elderly A.) Security 1.)Curfews 2.)Lost faculties (No need to drive) 3.)Away from con-artists B.) Activities 1.)Entertainment/Songs (Brownies example) 2.)Activities/Crafts (Beta Club example) 3.)People of similar age C.)Health Care 1.)Takes stress off of the family 2.)Help with prescriptions and medicine 3.)In case of emergency... The Nursing Home: A Haven for the Elderly Today's nursing homes are excellent environments for our elderly....   [tags: Nursing Homes Personal Care Essays] 477 words
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Nursing Home Abuse: An Avoidable Tragedy - There comes a time when the hands that supported you when you stumbled, shiver. The ones who taught you right from wrong depend on you to make the correct choice for them, a choice that can alter their entire being. One bad judgment call and your loved ones could end up as being victims of nursing home abuse. Thus, when you’re deciding a health-care facility for them, don’t settle for anything but the best because many lose their loved ones every year as a result of the abuse. There are precisely 16,100 nursing homes in US occupied by 1.5 million people....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Nursing Mentorship Program - As Finkelman (2006) stated, “Mentoring, and important career development to that can be used by nurses any type of set or specialty, can be used to develop the critical leadership skills needed by nurses. All successful leaders have had mentors are our mentors” (Finkelman,2006, p. 390). Currently my facility has a six to months mentoring program for new graduates. This program is in addition to the current preceptor program that orients the new graduates to the unit they will be assigned. Most of these new nurses are graduates from local nursing schools and have done most of their clinical nursing education at this facility....   [tags: Nursing Practice, Nursing Profession]
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Gender Discrimination in Nursing - Today, most people perceive nursing as a women profession. Men who enter this field have been looked at as outcasts. Many individuals feel that a man does not belong in a "feminine. profession. I believe that statement to be untrue and unfair. The issue of gender discrimination in nursing is the same as other professions. The only difference is nursing is dominated by women, and men are the minority fighting for equality. Gender or sex discrimination involves treating an employee or a class of employees differently because of gender....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 563 words
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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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Nursing - Delegation of Work - Nursing - Delegation of Work The National Council of State Boards in Nursing defines delegation as “transferring to a competent individual the authority to perform a selected nursing task in a selected situation” (National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Resources section, 4). When delegating, the registered nurse (RN) assigns nursing tasks to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) while still remaining accountable for the patient and the task that was assigned. Delegating is a management strategy that is used to provide more efficient care to patients....   [tags: Nursing Accountability Responsibility Nurse] 590 words
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Continuing Education is Fundemental to Competent Nursing - Techniques in the medical field are rapidly changing and growing. With such a huge increase in information, it is crucial that nurses constantly update their skills. One way this can be done is through continuing education. Even though, individual time constraints, work and family priorities, and the availability of classes, may make getting continuing education difficult. However, with continual changes in the field of medicine continuing education for nurses is essential. Nurses need to continue their education in order to be competent and understand new techniques in the health care field as they are always quickly changing....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Theory of Deliberative Nursing Process - Orlando’s Theory of Deliberative Nursing Process is based on key concepts and dimensions. Key concepts include: patient’s behavior, need for help, improvement, nurse’s reactions, perception, though, feeling, nurse’s activity, automatic nursing process, and deliberative nursing process. Frameworks from the theory have evolved from other theorist in regards to Orlando’s theory and include: professional nursing function, the patient’s presenting behavior, immediate reaction, deliberative nursing process, and improvement (Alligood, 2006)....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing] 648 words
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History of the Nursing Profession - In the 1980's, the nursing profession was transformed by World War two. The first known nurse during the early years of the Christian church was Phoebe a deaconess. Phoebe took care of both men and woman, in 323 A.D construction of a hospital has begun in every cathedral town. Nursing professionalized in the late 19th century. Larger hospitals set up nursing schools that attracted ambitious women from working-class back grounds. Till the early 1900s, nursing schools came to an end and was controlled by hospitals....   [tags: nursing, nurses, hospitals] 668 words
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My Career Goals in Nursing Profession - Profession of Nursing is always regards as a complex, dynamic and noble. The nursing profession requires many things such as hard work, a vast knowledge, excellent communication skills, and a passion for the noble profession. All these qualities are needed to be an effective nurse. Today, nurses are living in a world of ever changing field of medicine .The present patient statistics poses, nurses are expected to take responsibility of accomplishing the requirements. The requirement for excellent nursing skills is added as well as well-formed skills in different aspect....   [tags: Nursing Profession] 722 words
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How to Choose the Correct Nursing School for You - Prospective nursing students are confronted with several issues in determining which nursing school suits their goals. Choosing the right school helps achieving those desirable goals and lifestyle, while choosing the incorrect school may lead to a rocky road in pursuing a nursing career. This task may appear daunting at first with an overwhelming amount of accredited nursing schools available for enrollment; however, a little time and effort goes a long way to acquiring a competent nursing education....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 735 words
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Become A Member of Nursing Organizations - Nursing organizations can offer a lot of resources and opportunities no matter what stage you are in your nursing career. They foster a sense of community among nurses and can further your nursing career in many ways. As a nurse, you recognize the value of belonging to a nursing organization. But there are so many to choose from and because of your personal budget crunch you just want to join a few that are most relevant for your needs. School and State Nurses Association In nursing school, you need to sign up for membership in your school's student nurses association....   [tags: Nursing Organizations, National, State] 742 words
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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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Nursing Graduation Speech - When I made the decision to return to school for my Bachelor's degree, all those who had gone before issued me nothing short of a surgeon general's warning: your life as you know it is over ... in nursing terms, I could visualize a flat EKG line without any peaks or rhythm. That sounded like trouble to me. I accepted returning to school as a challenge and promptly organized my life into what I thought would be a simplified, manageable existence. Like all of you, I restructured my home budget and explained to my husband that life as we knew it was over ......   [tags: Nursing School Graduation] 828 words
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Analysis of a Nursing Career - Nursing is a fun and rewarding job that has a lot of room for growth and development. It’s an occupation that requires a lot of people skills and some scientific knowledge. Nursing is field that demands a lot, but also gives a lot in return. Being a nurse will require a number of different tasks to be done. Some of which are “evaluating and assessing the patient’s illness and recording the data needed to provide treatment. Also, what is needed to succeed in nursing is being able to provide emotional help to the patients and provide and nice calm and helpful atmosphere”....   [tags: nursing, nurses, patient care]
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The Hospital Based Nursing Programs - There are a variety of options, both online and in brick-and-mortar universities, for the person that is seeking an educational pathway to follow into the honorable, exciting, and fast-paced profession of nursing. The historical cornerstone of a nurse’s education is the diploma programs founded by hospitals to draft qualified female students from the various communities to educate them on all aspects of the field of nursing. The educational format consisted of the discussion of the processes involved in the procedure, demonstration of the process to the class, and then allowing students to perform the procedure under the watchful eye of the instructor....   [tags: nursing, registered nurse, hospital] 864 words
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Nursing Professionalism: The Vroom Expectancy Theory - ... The Vroom theory focuses on the idea that yes, humans are more likely to do something if the end goal is of great value, and that valiant efforts will end in achievement of this goal (Gyurko, 2011). This nurses goals to strive for a high grade point average and honors in the RN to BSN program are driven by the concept of pursing excellence and placing a high value concept of effort in order to achieve these goals of advanced professionalism and continuing education in nursing. Faith also played a great part in the decision to return to school....   [tags: healthcare professionals, 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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The Metaparadigm of Nursing: Jacqueline Fawcett - Around the 1960s, nursing educational leaders wanted to formulate a nursing theory that contained knowledge and basic principles to guide future nurses’ in their practice (Thorne, 2010, p.64). Thus, Jacqueline Fawcett introduced the metaparadigm of nursing. Metaparadigm “identifies the concepts central to the discipline without relating them to the assumptions of a particular world view” (MacIntyre & Mcdonald, 2014). Fawcett’s metaparadigm of nursing included concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing that were interrelated....   [tags: nursing care, person, environment, health]
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Nursing Informatics And Nursing - Sir, can you please step up to the glass, put your palm on the screen and follow the directions from the computer. This is where our future lies…in biometrics, computers, and science. Soon there will be no need to fill out tedious paperwork, to try to remember medications or past medical history. I know it exists in hospitals across America, I have seen it in action many times. Are we as nurses changing with the times. What is nursing informatics. Why is it important to me. How do I rate on the nursing informatics knowledge scale....   [tags: Nursing Informatics]
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Certified Nursing Assistant - Certified Nursing Assistant A Certified nursing assistant is one of the members of the health care team. It is also known as a CNA or Nursing Aide. They refer to the ones they care for as residents or patients. In the medical field, a CNA is the lowest paid, however they are the ones who do all of the work such as physical work. They come in contact with the residents more than anyone else; they are the prime care givers. They are always under the supervision of licensed practical, licensed vocational and registered nurses, known as LPN/LVN or RN....   [tags: Health Care Team, Nursing, Career]
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Evidence Based Nursing in Geriatrics - Nurses who work in the field of geriatrics, also known as gerontology, focus on caring for older adults. This is a high-demand practice area, because older people are more likely to require health services. Half of all hospital admissions are for patients over age 65, but only 1% of nurses are certified in geriatrics (ExploreHealthCareers.org, 2013). Geriatric nurses are educated to understand and treat the often complex physical and mental health needs of older people. Nurses try to help their patients protect their health and cope with changes in their mental and physical abilities, so older people can stay independent and active as long as possible....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Baccalaureate Degree as Minimum Standard for Nursing Practice - Nursing has a long history of being integral to healthcare. However, without flexibility and continual development, it is at risk to stagnate and lag behind other professions. One change could have significant impact in averting, or some would say 'reversing', that negative trend: to raise and establish the minimum entry requirement for nursing practice. Over the years medicine has changed, society has changed, and culture has changed. These changes necessitate a malleable profession that adapts to better respond to increased demands, especially in regards to education....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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A Lesson from a Nursing Home - Youth. Health. When do we ever realize how important they are. When do we stop and notice how agile we are, how lucky we are to be able to care for ourselves. How much does independence affect our lives. How often do we say “Thank you g-d; I can walk on my own feet, hear with my ears, and feed myself with my very own hands.” Sometimes it takes a stark contrast to put us in our place and show us how much there is to be thankful for. It was a regular, hectic Friday morning when the call came in. My grandmother had gotten up in the middle of the night, and taken a bad fall....   [tags: nursing home, health, family,] 907 words
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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...   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Growing Nursing Shortages - Nursing is at the core of the healthcare profession. The lack of respect for this practice is astonishing and it threatens life as we know it. The demand for nurses is higher than ever before but the supply is at an all-time low. Today’s generation is unmotivated and uninterested in the nursing profession causing an enormous shortage. The government is working with state officials to increase incentives and create more modernized standards of clinical care. Ultimately it is the responsibility of present and future generations to put nursing as a top priority once again....   [tags: patient care, nursing shortage]
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Providing Nursing Care to Underserved Communities - Patient-Centered Care is a vital step for the underserved populations. In the clinical practice attention, and focus should be priority for these disadvantage patients. As a nurse educator, I should take a proactive role to to improve the health of America's underserved populations. participating in support group will enhance the care to serve the underserved population. In United states there is a disparity in the health of racial , ethnic groups, minorities, and African Americans. Most of the underserved population lives in underserved rural areas....   [tags: Nursing Scholarship] 936 words
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Negligence in Nursing: The Legal Aspects - “The definition of a health professional is a person who works to protect and improve people’s health by the diagnosis and treatment of illness to bring about a complete recovery from mental, physical and social perspectives, either directly or indirectly (Kurban, 2010, pg. 760).” Nurses in the community today have acquired an increasing responsibility to intervene with medical decisions. In the past, there were clear differences between nurses and doctors. It was more common for a nurse to be supervised directly under the physician....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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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 Essays]
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Nursing: Faye Glenn Abdellah - Women are changing the nation through their hard work and dedication. In the nursing profession, Faye Glenn Abdellah transformed the career as a nursing researcher through nursing theory, nursing care, and nursing education. Faye Abdellah is a woman who is not afraid to cross boundaries if it was for the welfare a patient. When she used to teach at Yale University, she was forced to educate from a textbook that had no scientific background to nursing principles. Being the activist that she is, Abdellah decided to take matters into her own hands....   [tags: nursing profession, patient's care]
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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 Essays]
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How to Develop Nursing Skills - Nurses have an important role to fill in healthcare. They assist doctors and other medical specialists in offices, hospitals, and specialty clinics. Nurses must enroll and complete special training in an RN program or LPN program to qualify for nursing occupations. Additionally, they can pursue continuing nursing education courses that will lead to better nurse jobs, such as specialty training available in the targeted fields. Nurses will spend more time with patients than doctors, which makes communications skills vital for a thriving nursing career....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 961 words
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Hospice and Palliative Care: Nursing Roles - “Persons intentionally choose to become nurses to help patients meet their health needs,” even when the patient is actively dying. (Wu & Volker, 2012) Hospice nursing and palliative care nursing are both considered end of life care. However, hospice nursing is typically given to patients with a terminal illness and who have less than six months to live. Palliative care is typically given to patients with a life threatening illness, and is used to increase the patient’s quality of life. Choosing a nursing career in either hospice or palliative care can be extremely difficult, but will provide an opportunity for great personal growth....   [tags: Nursing Roles and Responsibilities]
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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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Clinical Research Nursing - Nurses are primarily responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of diverse populations; however, there are different nursing career paths beyond these traditional functions. A clinical research nurse (CRN) conducts scientific research within the context of modern medicine. Medical research consists involves the study of diseases, and the creation of new treatments or drug to treat them. Clinical research nurses may contribute to these innovations in various ways. For instance, they might work for universities, pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, or private research firms....   [tags: Clinical Research Nursing Career] 976 words
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My Definition of Nursing - I realized I wanted to be a nurse after I had my 2nd ACL surgery, my senior year of high school. I had to stay in the hospital 3 days in order to recover, and I was very lucky to have such a wonderful and caring nurse. She made me feel as if I was her only patient. I will never forget how well I was taken care of and how comfortable she made me feel. I was young and scared, but she was reassuring, because she made me feel as if I had my own mother taking care of me. She was the reason I wanted to become a nurse, because I wanted to make others feel the way she made me feel....   [tags: Definition Nursing Medicine Narrative Essays] 976 words
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What is Nursing? - What is Nursing. A nurse is a person who has been formally educated to treat and take care of sick and injured people. There are several fields that a nurse can specialize in. There are nurses that handle older people in places like nursing homes. They mostly help the older people with basic tasks they can’t handle any more like bathing, using the bathroom, and taking their medicine. There are nurses that deal with only babies. Some of those nurses may take care and clean up babies that have just been born....   [tags: sick, injured, nursing career]
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Nursing Research Article Critique - The development of knowledge requires a number of processes in order to establish credible data to ensure the validity and appropriateness of how it can be used in the future. For the healthcare industry, this has provided the ability to create and form new types of interventions in order to give adequate care across a of number of fields within the system. Research then, has been an essential part in providing definitive data, either by disproving previous beliefs or confirming newly found data and methods....   [tags: Healthcare Nursing]
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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...   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Professionalism in Nursing - 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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Psycho-Social Theory and Nursing Care - Owing to significant research into the relationship between physical, mental and social conditions, an awareness and understanding of psycho-social aspects in health care is vital (Walker et al, 2007). Those aspects are particularly important in nursing care, where an individual should be considered as the entire person with a need for physical, psychological, social, emotional, intellectual and even spiritual wellbeing (Holland et al, 2008). This essay will address psycho-social theory of health beliefs and attitudes in relation to nursing care....   [tags: Nursing Healthcare]
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Importance of Caring Nursing Practices - What is Caring?   Caring can be described in many different ways. One demonstration of caring is when a nurse at a hospital helps those who are physically ill become well again. Caring also practices involvement in the connection, mutual recognition and involvement between nurse and client. "The Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action” (1999) defines “those assistive, enabling, supportive, or facilitative behaviors toward or for another individual or group to promote health, prevent disease, and facilitate healing”(p.6)....   [tags: nursing, caregiving, nurses care]
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Future of Nursing Informatics in Trinidad and Tobago Telehealth Services - INTRODUCTION The definition of Nursing Informatics as outlined by Staggers & Thompson in 2002 defined Nursing Informatics as a combination of computer science, information science and nursing science design to assist in the management and processing of nursing data information and knowledge to support the practice of nursing and the delivery of patient care. This combination helps to bring system information, nursing knowledge, clinical decision making and support and data into the nursing field, whereby the needs of patients are translated into computer programs so that all members of the health care team will have access to the necessary information when it is required thus resulting into...   [tags: Nursing Informatics]
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Virtual Reality and Nursing - The intention of virtual reality is to help the user relate, assess, as well as manipulate the environment, which is computer generated (Weiss, and Jessel, 1998). The practice and use of computerized capability is swiftly increasing in nursing school and in healthcare. An evolving computer technology tactic for nursing learning is the application of virtual reality simulation. This computer built three dimensional information tool mimics patients in real life in a safe environment, allowing recurring rehearsal sessions, it involves clinical assessment, and it helps students discover different situations among patients, and it also offers immediate response....   [tags: Nursing School, Modern Technology]
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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 Essays] 1021 words
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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 Essays]
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Nursing Workforce Shortage - Introduction As advancement in technology and healthcare are improving people in America are living longer. It is estimated that the U.S. population of older adults who will turn 65 will double between 2000 and 2030 (Cochrane, Belza, & Brown, 2008). Compared to younger adults older patients are more frail and they have more complex health issues causing them to utilize healthcare more. With a growing population of baby boomers there is a high demand for nursing care. Nursing care is the most important because nurses provide the highest number of preventative and curative patient care (Oulton, 2006)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Religion, Biothecis and Nursing Practice - Cultural heritage plays a vital role in influencing health practices, and also evaluates how the health care provider and the patient perceive the illness. “Cultural competence is exceptionally significant in the nursing practice as a culturally competent health care system can only exist with culturally competent nurses” (Green & Reinckens, 2013). Nursing is an all-inclusive profession that scrutinizes and functions with individuals, families and the communities. “The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health promotion as the process of enabling people to control and have the knowledge to improve their health” (World Health Organization, n.d.)....   [tags: health promotion, nursing, heritage]
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Journey to My Philosophy of Nursing - Journey to My Philosophy of Nursing After being a nurse for almost three years, I have reached to the conclusion that the nursing profession is like a journey that for some can be beautiful and challenging, for others, can be very difficult and unpleasant. A true nurse needs to have compassion, and the real need to help others not mattering the culture, sex, or race. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and it is there when I feel that I made the right decision when I choose to become a nurse taking this challenging journey....   [tags: nursing profession, spanish ]
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Personal Philosophy of Nursing Practice - I presently work as a critical care registry float pool nurse in four adult intensive care units and in the emergency department at Lutheran Hospital. I have been taking care of critically ill adult patients for 11 years. While I do have several goals as a nurse practitioner, one very loosely defined goal is to continue to care for adult patients in a primary care or specialty care office. I specifically see myself providing care and advocacy to the most vulnerable and needy in my local community of Huntington through free health clinic services....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career] 1064 words
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My Models of Transition in Nursing - In life one can achieve anything as long as the endeavor undertaken is approached with determination and perseverance. There have been countless testimonies to that effect and my personal experience is living proof of the veracity of that statement. Stepping up to a higher level of education as described by Bridges, is a very difficult transition to make. Family obligations and work pressure me to remain in an inert state of thinking; I was convinced that too many responsibilities and lack of time would not allow me to accomplish what I must accomplish to advance myself....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Hourly Nursing Rounds to Decrease Patient Falls - Patients are falling in hospitals and nursing homes on a regular basis. The number of falls per hospital has caused injury and death to some, and has cost hospitals a lot of money. Patients feel like nurses have a lot of work to do, and tend not to bother them when they want to go to the bathroom, which is the reasoning behind why many patients are falling out of bed. Many believe that falls should not happen in hospitals, and many insurance companies are no longer willing to cover the costs associated with patients falling....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Informatics Nursing - Informatics nursing combines information technology and nursing science in an effort to process patient-related data and assist in making important medical decisions. Informatics nurses monitor large amounts of electronic medical documentation using computer equipment and hand-held devices. These specialty nurses evaluate the overall usefulness of their information technology systems to retrieve data as quickly and accurately as possible. Informatics nursing mainly retrieves patient information in one electronic format and then manipulates or sends it to another nursing department....   [tags: Informatics Nursing Career] 1077 words
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Nursing Informatics - What is Nursing Informatics. Technology and innovation have transformed the way people function personally and professionally. In the past, writing and mailing a letter was standard but now most people send electronic messages and text messages to phones. Healthcare has been changing tremendously as well, not only are paper charts and records becoming obsolete, but now many facilities are sharing test results, visit information details, and prescribed drug lists. This move into the digital age has helped improve healthcare by cutting costs in the long-term, increasing efficiency with decreased wait times, and reducing medical errors....   [tags: Nursing Technology]
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The Core Rules Relating to Nursing Practice - ETHICAL ISSUE Ethics is a philosophic study that examines values, choices, and actions to determine right and wrong. Ethical principles include but not limited to; Justice, beneficence, nonmaleficence, veracity. The case study which I am going to discussed in my paper is about an LPN, who was working from 7:00 P.M to 7:00 A.M. And was assigned to five patients, including a patient for whom an obstetrical consultation was needed. The other four patients were essentially stable....   [tags: Ethics, Health, Nursing] 1080 words
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Nursing Home Abuse - Nursing Home Abuse With over 1.5 million elderly and dependent adults now living in nursing homes throughout the country, abuse and neglect has become a widespread problem. Even though some nursing homes provide good care, many are subjecting helpless residents to needless suffering and death. Most residents in nursing homes are dependent on the staff for most or all their needs such as food, water, medicine, toileting, grooming- almost all their daily care. Unfortunately, many residents in nursing homes today are starved, dehydrated, over-medicated, and suffer painful pressure sores....   [tags: Elderly Care Nursing Essays Papers] 1086 words
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Nursing: Why Not Men? - “Males make up about 5% of all RNs working in the United States today” (Poliafico). Nursing is a profession in the health care field that concentrates on the nurturing care of individuals. The United States currently lacks testosterone (the male hormone) in the nursing field. The subject is something many people have thought about at least once in their lives. Some may argue nursing is a career meant for a woman, while others may argue it is a non-gender specified career option. Either way, the world has come to accept the lack of men in nursing....   [tags: gender roles, history of nursing]
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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 - When you work in the medical field as a nurse it is a very rewarding career. Having a passion or desire to take care of the sick or needy is a clear choice to pursue a career in nursing. As an individual who has this passion I understand the benefits and heartfelt content that comes with being a nurse. There are many men and woman out there that share the same passion and kind heartedness that I have. They are rewarded with smiles and hugs and from knowing they helped an individual or family through a hardship or sickness....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 1101 words
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Personal Philosophy of Nursing - Personal Philosophy of Nursing For as long as I can remember I have always been the person in my family “taking care” of others. As a child, I remember playing in the neighborhood and being given the nickname “Mom” because I was always making sure everyone was playing safe and no one was hurt. After graduating high school, nursing was not the first career that came to my mind. It was after my older brother became sick and I began to spend more time in the hospital that I realized that this was the career I was intended for....   [tags: nursing, patients, feeling]
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Nursing: A Profession of Art and Science - Nursing is a dynamic profession built upon a foundation of art and science. It has adapted to rapidly changing technology, rising patient acuity, and weathered the challenge of nursing shortages with an unwavering commitment to professionalism. In this paper I will discuss my beliefs and values, my vision for the future, and my strengths and limitation in pursuing my career goals. I will also reflect upon the influences that contributed to choosing nursing as a profession. Choice of Nursing In truth, a wide range of career possibilities did not exist in Southern Indiana where I grew up....   [tags: nursing, medical, ] 1105 words
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Nursing Theory: Uncertainty in Illness - Uncertainty, according to the theory put into place by Merle Mishel, is the inablility to determine the meaning of illness-related events because of a lack of sufficient cues that allow patients to assign value to objects or events and accurately predict outcomes (Elphee, 2008). This author believes it is important for nurses to completely understand the patient as a whole and what they are experiencing when faced with a new and frightening diagnosis. It is necessary to supply patients with sufficient information regarding their diagnosis, if they desire....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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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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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 Essays]
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The Importance of Understanding Nursing Malpractice - “Nursing Accidents Unleash Silent Killers”, according to the article titled “A Wake-up Call” (Marilyn S. Fetter 2011). Mistakes or errors implemented by nurses nationwide not only kill but injure thousands. This perception of practicing nurses continuously causing errors and mistakes can be changed and something can be done about it. Although, rare cases of nursing malpractice are still on the rise. Malpractice is a serious case in which can be avoided completely by a skilled nurse who in which follows standards and safety precautions to accurately and correctly care for each and every patient....   [tags: nursing, malpractice, brn]
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Personal Development and Reflective Reasoning in Nursing - “Maybe reflective practices offer us a way of trying to make sense of the uncertainty in our workplaces and the courage to work competently and ethically at the edge of order and chaos…” (Ghaye, 2000, p.7) In order to fully understand the personal development and reflective reasoning in relation to your development in the Nursing field, one will have to define these two terminologies. Personal development means to include activities that improve awareness, can develop potential that will ultimately enhance the quality of life....   [tags: Nursing Reflection]
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Nursing Errors and The Stakes - Every day there is a constant trust adhered to many different people in the profession of Nursing—the decision of what will help patients in terms of medicine, and the confidence to make these decisions. One false act or one slight misdiagnoses of medication to a patient could be the prime factor in whether the patient lives or dies. Nurses in hospitals across the country are spread thin, and thus makes the probability of mistakes higher. If a medicinal dose is off by even one decimal a patient could die, so the only real answer is for nurses to not be afraid to ask for assistance, always follow procedure and voice opinion is they feel something is wrong....   [tags: Nursing, Medical Errors]
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The Role of Evidence-Based Practice & Research in Nursing Practice - “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts” - Eleanor Roosevelt. Traditional approaches in health care are under review by the process of evidence-based practice (EBP). It is a multi-step process, which investigates the methods used to collect research data that has been incorporated with scientific theories. The purpose of this paper is to explain the role of EBP and the value that EBP has in various clinical settings. EBP enables nurses to “make clinical decisions using the best available research evidence, their clinical expertise and patient preferences” (Razmus 2008)....   [tags: health, nursing]
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Social Media and Nursing - Social media is affecting all spheres of life and no profession is left untouched by the impact of social media and nursing profession is no exception. Nobody can deny the benefits of social media for the profession of nursing yet its disadvantages for the registered nurses and student nurses during clinical practice cannot be ignored. “Social media can be defined as the constellation of internet-based tools that help a user to connect, collaborate, and communicate with others in real time” (Ressler & Glazer, 2010)....   [tags: AANRA, SNS, 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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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 Essays]
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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 Essays]
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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 Essays]
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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 Essays]
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Professional Presence and Influence in Nursing - Hospice Care Nurse Definitions of palliative care, hospice care, DNR orders, and end-of-life care Hospice care is a model of care that focuses on relieving symptoms and supporting patients with a life expectancy of six months or less (Altshuler, 2013). For most nurses, caring for a dying elder (individual aged 65 years and above) is a discrete, time-limited experience that begins with first contact, often in a hospital, emergency room, or long term care facility, and ends with the death itself (Phillips & Reed, 2008)....   [tags: Hospice Care Nursing, Palliative Care]
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America's Nursing Shortage Analysis - The shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the United States has been a cyclical topic dating back to the 1960s. Only recently have employers in certain regions of the nation stated a decline in the demand for RNs. Consequently, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (American Association of Colleges of Nursing [AACN], 2014) report on 2012-2013 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, American nursing schools denied admission to 79,659 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2012....   [tags: nurses, nursing program, doctoral programs]
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Basic Nursing Care in Pressure Sore Prevention - Introduction For many hundreds of years, pressure sores have been recognized clinically. Throughout this time different pedagogies have been explicated to prevent patients from developing pressure sores (R. J. G. Halfens & M. Eggink 1995). What is more, less is known about the effectiveness of these methods. On account of this observation the author opted to recapitulate the fundamental care of preventing pressure sores among high risk individuals in a nursing home setting. Search Strategies The search strategies to be utilized in completing this essay will be first and foremost choosing a certain topic from the list of action plan presented....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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