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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. One way to monitor the team’s success is to employ a team assessment questionnaire....   [tags: Nursing ] 1293 words
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Nursing: An Ethical Dilemma - Define a critical thinking task that your staff does frequently (Examples: treat high blood sugar, address low blood pressure, pain management, treating fever etc.). Create a concept map or flow chart of the critical thinking process nurses should take to determining the correct intervention. Include how much autonomy a nurse should have to apply personal wisdom to the process. If the critical thinking process was automated list two instances where a nurse may use “wisdom” to override the automated outcome suggested....   [tags: Nursing]
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Men and Nursing - Nursing is a profession that I have always been fascinated with. Nursing is defined as "health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration and providing care to the sick and dying" (Kozier and Erb). There are five values essential to nursing, which include altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice (AACN). Nursing is a profession in which the nurse uses caring as a central concept. Some other characteristics of the nursing profession include art, science, advocacy, and offering holistic care....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 1466 words
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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 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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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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The Nursing Career - The Nursing Career      I was in a hospital for my co-op placement, I chose this because I was considering nursing as my chosen career path. For this reason, I have researched the nursing career. I have spent many hours in this setting and feel that I have a pretty good understanding as to what goes on day to day.      Before choosing to become a nurse, one must first examine themselves and look to see if they have the right qualities for this demanding job. Some qualities are such; caring, compassion, a strong desire and willingness to help those in need, patience, honesty and above all, good health....   [tags: Co-op Placement Nursing Career Work ] 1200 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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Pharmacology for Nursing Care - a. Provide an analysis of the drug administration process used in your facility. b. Identify any potential issues in the system in which a mistake could be made. c. What strategies could a RN use to prevent such drug errors. (20 points) When the patient is admitted to acute rehabilitation and physical therapy, the patient will arrives with a packet with transport service that contains a typed med reconciliation from their discharging location. The nurse may manually enter (typing each drug name, each dose, route, times and special instructions) all these drugs as “home meds” into MEDITECH system....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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How To Write a Nursing Research Paper - Title The elements needed to be included in a good title should contain the critical words or a phrase that describes the article; identify the major variables and the population. The title of this article has identified the independent and dependent variables which is the adaption and effects of the training program to help patients with end stage renal disease (Coughlan, Cronin, and Ryan, 2007; Nieswiadomy, 2008 p.380). Abstract The authors of this article have outlined the purpose, aims, and objectives of the study....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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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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Evidence Based Course Development in Nursing - A model for evidence based instruction in nursing is discussed. This model delineates method by which evidence based course development can be approached systematically and systematically. Phases and activities inherent in three course development phases - specifically planning, design and application are outlined. Application of the Model for Evidence Based Course Development in Nursing will lead to the institution of a course document that encompasses a core curriculum, a didactic plan and an implementation strategy....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 1643 words
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Law and Ethics in Nursing - In every nurse's career, he or she will face with legal and ethical dilemmas. One of the professional competencies for nursing states that nurses should "integrate knowledge of ethical and legal aspects of health care and professional values into nursing practice". It is important to know what types of dilemmas nurses may face during their careers and how they have been successfully dealt with in the past. It is also important for nurses to understand what malpractice is and how they may protect themselves from a malpractice lawsuit....   [tags: Nursing Ethics Research Paper]
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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 Essays]
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Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Nursing - Nurses are the caregivers in hospitals that tend to stand out in comparison with other healthcare professionals. They are constantly on the front lines of the battle to maintain an optimal environment for the wellbeing of their patients. For instance, more than a year ago, I was visiting a friend and her young daughter, who had a heart transplant before the age of two, at the Stollery Children’s hospital. I clearly saw how a nurse and her nurturing characteristics, she had shown with her young patient, distinguished her from the other health care professionals....   [tags: Nursing Reflective Practice]
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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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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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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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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 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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Nursing Research Article Critique - Control is and has been a pervasive factor in the lives of many across the world, influencing the way research can be conducted or the way people try to maintain a balance in the weight or appearance. The simple principle has to ability to create complexities for a person both on an external and internal level. An example of this is eating disorders, in which a person manipulates the amount of nutrition they may receive, either by denying oneself or over indulging in it. Healthcare workers, in many aspects are at risk of developing eating disorders since a major contributing factor is perceived stress....   [tags: Nursing Healthcare]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Philosophy - Nursing is a science in which all the needs of a person are met through the proper use of the nursing process. With health care as a universal human right, it encompasses a process that involves a collaborative care of people of all ages and communities in all settings. Nursing is essential in promoting health, prevention of illness, care of the sick and disabled people in the society. Nursing advocates for the promotion of a safe environment, research, shaping health policies, education and patient health management systems....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 1286 words
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A Career in Nursing - Nursing is defined as “as an application of scientific knowledge enhanced by artful practice in a socially responsible manner.” (Gregory 5). Nurses provide leadership as members of interdisciplinary teams, provide client centered care to promote health, prevent disease, and restore and maintain client integrity throughout the life span. (Krannich 71). This makes it one of the most interesting professions, in my opinion. General Qualifications for becoming a nurse, according to Regina Ranburn, include: “Compassion, caring for others, selflessness, love for humanity, and desire to help others” (1)....   [tags: A Nursing Career]
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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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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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Public Health Nursing - The roal of public health nursing is to promote and protect the health of the population. This proactive approach does not limit their scope of practice to health concerns of individuals but also to developing and implementing programs and policies that help enhance the health of populations. The role of public health nurses is to focus on population centered care with the outcome of promoting health, preventing disability and disease, and improving the quality of life. An effective public health nurse is able to evaluate assessment data to define population diagnoses and set priorities accordingly....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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Communication in Professional Nursing - Communication and interpersonal skills are closely related in the nurse-to-client professional relationship. There are several different types of communication in professional nursing. They are written communication, verbal communication and nonverbal communication. (Craven& Hirnle, 2009). In this essay I will recall and describe my experience in a health care environment and reflect on communication in that interaction. I will look into interpersonal and communication skills used by the health professional and what I learned from this interaction....   [tags: Nursing Profession, Nursing Career]
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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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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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Ethical Decision Making in Nursing - I chose to go into nursing because I had taken a sports medicine class in high school I enjoyed, and I thought I would be guaranteed a job graduating that had something to do with medicine. I can remember being so excited to learn how about illnesses and medications, and all the difference procedures done in the hospital. At the time I thought a nurse’s job was to do what the physicians said, and I expected set guidelines that would tell me what I was and wasn’t allowed to do. I had no idea that I was entering onto a career path involving so much complexity, and that the skills I had dreamed of learning were such a small part of nursing in comparison to the emotional, decision making, and...   [tags: Nursing Ethics]
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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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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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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 Essays]
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Nursing Leadership Philosophy - There are many ways you can define leadership, the basic definition for leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization "Leadership." I feel as if leadership is beyond just that. Leadership is not only about leading people, but inspiring people to better themselves or even being a person they look up to and trust. This is why I feel that leadership has an infinite amount of definitions. Growing up people experience different kind of leaderships. I grew up with the opportunity to experience two different styles of leadership....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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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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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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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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My Plans for Nursing - If you are trying to pursue a career in nursing you should do your research on this field. I have learned so much about what it takes to pursue a career in nursing and that there is so much more to it than just choosing what kind of nurse you want to become, to find out all about nursing you have do all the research possible. There are many roles that a nurse has such as a caregiver, educator, advocate and many more. The practice level of nursing is very broad also, there are plenty of degrees that you can get as a nurse, along with the specialty areas of practice I want to become a pediatric nurse which would be a specialty area....   [tags: Career Planning Nursing]
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My Philosophy of Nursing - I chose nursing as my profession because nursing is my ideal profession. In nursing, I can provide others with the care and the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I can also give others the love and attention they need to be proud of the life they live. I think that society is very vulnerable and I want to make great contributions to the world of nursing. I don’t just want to be a nurse. I want to be a great nurse who is looked up to because of my experience, knowledge, and competence as a healthcare professional....   [tags: Nursing Philosophy Essays]
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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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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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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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Nursing Theories - 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 Essays] 1206 words
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Nursing Theories - 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 Essays] 1227 words
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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 Essays] 1348 words
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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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