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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 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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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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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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Managing Human Resources at a Nursing Home - 1.1 In the essay I will be explaining the important processes in human resources. Within human resources there are many factors to be considered when planning recruitment within health and social care. As a trainee HR officer at St Jude's nursing home the factors to be considered when planning are; corporate objectives, financial strategies, and economic changes. Corporate objectives for example this company wants to deliver good quality services to their clients, however there are certain issues within the company that are not allowing this to happen....   [tags: Nursing Care Home HR]
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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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Interview With Director of Medical Surgical Nursing - For this assignment I was able to interview Regina Bowman RN, BSN. Her current position is that of the Director of Medical Surgical Nursing. Her position places her over top of seven nursing units between two facilities. Regina graduated from the Mercer Medical School of Nursing in 1979 with her diploma in nursing. The Mercer medical school of nursing is still in operation although it has been renamed the Capital Health School of Nursing. Her return to school started after graduation. She enrolled at Mercer County Community College to obtain her Associates....   [tags: Interview, medicine, nursing] 1699 words
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Transcultural Nursing - Understanding and implementing culturally competent and culturally congruent care are the key factors for effective and excellent nursing care (Srivastava, 2007). However, health care provider’s roles and responsibilities in meeting health care needs of the clients in consideration to cultural perspective and diversity are getting more challenging and complicated due to increased number of people from a group of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, which, in turn requires health care providers to acknowledge and understand variations of cultural healthcare beliefs, values and practices....   [tags: Health, Nursing] 2662 words
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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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Nursing: Job Satisfaction and Quality of Work Life - A job is a contractual relationship between an employer and employee with set guidelines that entail pay, hours available, conduct and responsibilities (Jones & Gates, 2007; Robbins & Judge, 2010). Job satisfaction is how an employee feels about fulfilling their contractual obligation with the employer based on their individual evaluation of their job’s characteristics (Robbins & Judge, 2010). Quality of work life is more complex and is based on the intrinsic factors named above and individual psychological needs of the employee within the work environment....   [tags: nursing retention]
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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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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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Critiquing a Qualitative Nursing Research Article - The purpose of this paper is to critique a qualitative research article in all phases of the report. For this purpose, the article that will be used is “Lamentation and loss: expression of caring by contemporary surgical nurses” written by Carol Enns and David Gregory. This paper will address the problem statement, literature review, conceptual underpinnings and research questions, research design/method, ethical considerations, sampling, data collection, data analysis, confirmability of the findings, interpretation and discussion of findings, additional considerations, and rating the scientific merit of a research report....   [tags: nursing, medical, medicine]
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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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Nursing Shortage - Nursing shortage According to Canadian Nurses Association(2009), human health resources have stated that by the end of 2011 Canada will experience shortage of 78 000 registered Nurses (RN) and shortage of 113 000 nurses by the end of 2016. Globally there will be shortage of 4.3 million health care workers. It was also shown that approximately 38% of new graduate nurses leave their workforce within the first year of employment (Lavoie-Tremblay, Wright, Desforges, Gelinas, Drevniok & Marchionni, 2008)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Nursing Leadership - Knowledge of the job description, coupled by the performance evaluation process, builds the foundation for initial and continued employment for all employees throughout an organization. Once the job description is finalized in writing, it is required that every employee review and sign this document at initial employment and when any modifications are made. The essential functions section of the evaluation is specific to each role and is a portion of the overall performance appraisal process....   [tags: Nursing Administration]
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School of Nursing’s MSN Program - With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), we are facing a complete overhaul of our health care system in order to meet the needs of the additional 32 million Americans the system will serve. Achieving equitable access to health care for this culturally and linguistically diverse group calls for sweeping changes to our beleaguered health care system. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) in its 2010 report on the future of nursing challenges nurses to take their places as “full partners” with other health professionals in reconceiving the American health system....   [tags: Nursing Application Essay]
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Community Health Nursing and Chronic Illness - Introduction Community nursing is important to caring for patients as part of a holistic approach. By using Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM) and Trans-Theoretical Lifestyle Model of Change (TTM) nurses can ensure that care is specific to the patient, which can increase their compliance with their new program. Having the patients as involved as possible in their own care allows them to take back some of the power that health care can take away. By self-managing their chronic condition patients can live fuller lives than if they were reliant on the health care team for all planning and implementing of care....   [tags: community nursing, hostilic approach]
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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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Nursing Practicum Proposal - Nursing students today are diverse with different learning styles. Nursing educators must shape students to become critical thinkers and there are a host of approaches for instructors to develop needed teaching skills (Kostovich et al., 2007). There are many models of education styles; one to fashion teaching after is from Kolb’s model in 1985 which suggests matching learning methods to teaching approaches. However, educators need to become proficient in identifying individual student learning styles....   [tags: nursing educator, practicum experience]
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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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Nursing Leadership Philosophy - Leadership is all about having the right amount of heart and determination to help make a difference in someone’s life. It takes certain qualities to be considered a good leader. A leader should want to help inspire others to make a change and to be the best that they can be. A true leader does not need to feel powerful, instead they empower those around them. Throughout my life I have come across various leaders who have made an impact on my life. It takes a very special person to inspire and touch people’s lives....   [tags: Nursing Leadership, Leadership Philosophy]
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Advance Practice Nursing - Introduction “Advance Practice Nurse (APN) is an umbrella term given to a Registered Nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for extended practice”. This definition of APN was adapted from International council of Nurses’ in 2005 by Singapore nursing Board (Kannusamy, 2007). The American Association of colleges of Nursing defines advance practice nursing as licensed registered nurses prepared at the graduate level in nursing as a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse midwife or certified registered nurse anaesthetist to provide direct patient care....   [tags: Registered Nurse, Nursing]
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Henderson’s Principles and Practice of Nursing: Can it be applied in Acute Care? - There are many ways that nursing theory can be applied to practice. Nursing theories can be used to guide practice, to create documentation, or to set standards of care. This paper will be applying Virginia Henderson’s grand nursing theory “The Principles and Practice of Nursing” to a case study in acute care. I will begin this paper by describing the case study from the acute care setting. I will then describe Virginia Henderson’s theory, her assumptions, key concepts, and the focus of the theory....   [tags: Nursing Theories, Healthcare, Nursing]
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Neonatal Nursing: What is it all About? - In the society we currently live in today, medical careers are a vital factor regarding the well-being of citizens in the United States. Neonatal nurses make up a very small part of this field, but still play a huge role. Our population depends on neonatal nurses, for the reason that they assist newborns, who were just brought into this world, in becoming stable and healthy. Evidently, in order to become a neonatal nurse, a particular education is required. In addition, with this career comes both a number of benefits and burdens....   [tags: mdical careers, nurses, nursing practice]
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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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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 Theories - Introduction The progress of nursing theories reflects the development of nursing science. Theories go beyond describing professional abilities, and aim for a synthesis which in turn becomes a reference to practitioners. This interplay between theory and practice currently mirrors specific features of our profession: its focus on the individual, the behavior, and the importance of the experiences, considered in a universal way. In consequence, the biological, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual connections of the human beings are the focus of the nursing discipline....   [tags: nursing science, abilities]
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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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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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Grand Theorists in Nursing: Henderson, Peplau, Levine, Watson - ... GOAL/PURPOSE OF THEORY To help individuals attend completeness or wholeness and be independence to perform daily activities ( Meleis, p 164, 2012) Develop personality, making illness an eventful experience. Forward movement of personality and other ongoing human processes in the direction of creative, constructive, productive personal and community living. ( Meleis , p 166, 2012) The goal of nursing was to conserve energy and integrities (personal, structural, social), restoration of well-being and independent activity....   [tags: theoretical foundation of nursing practice]
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How to Choose the Correct Education, Training, and Certification for Various Nursing Career Paths - A prospective student may begin a nursing career by consulting various nursing schools. Typically, a prospective student considers some basic nursing programs, including a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), and a bridge to Registered Nurse (RN) program. The American Nurses Associations defines nursing as the act of protecting, promoting, and optimizing an individual's health, preventing sickness, disease and injuries, diagnosing and treating human ailments, and advocating patient care, including the patient's family, community, and others....   [tags: Nursing Essays] 1131 words
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Performance of the Nursing Department in a Healthcare Institute - ... In order to resolve such issues it is important that proper training programs as well as awareness campaigns are launched and arranged on periodic basis through the help of which they can train nurses as well as other staff present in the healthcare institute through the help of which awareness and understanding of different problems related to hygiene and medication management and patient well-being can be understood and addressed in an effective manner. Furthermore, it is also important to state here that students who enrol in different nursing associate degree programs and courses related to BSN related nursing courses or RN programs can from such scenarios and case studies can get a...   [tags: Dargle Valley Nursing Home case study]
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Nursing Students Need Better Clinical Experiences - Hospital, only one word but somehow is thought of in a bad connotation. No one wants to be in the hospital and no one has a great time, however there are people who can make your stay better. Nurses can make your stay comfortable and relaxed or painful and scary. Having a caring nurse can make your experience exceptional while having an awful nurse can make everything worse. No one wants the uneducated nurse, and there is something we can do about. Nurses are “born” at the very first nursing class they attend and grow with each clinical....   [tags: nursing student experiences]
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Nursing Home Staff Turnover and Better Practices - Absenteeism Absenteeism occurs due to employee sickness, and low rates of absenteeism correlates with employees who have been in long-term care for a longer period (Singh, 2010, p. 426). The longer the employee has been working at the facility or residence, the less likely it is that they will be absent from work. It is important to manage absenteeism so that employees will take their absent days more seriously and prevent them from taking sick or personal days. According to Singh (2010, p. 426), management regulates absenteeism with written policies for an excused and unexcused absence; in addition, procedural consequences are listed for each additional absence....   [tags: Employment, Nursing Home Care]
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Palliative Care Concepts Should be Integrated into the Nursing Curriculum - Nurse educators lay the groundwork when preparing to teach nursing classes. When considering curriculum development there are several things to keep in mind such as making the nursing classes as useful and interesting as possible, and also want ensuring that the information is inclusive of current standards of care, that is comprehendible for the learner. According to Billings and Halstead (2009) the design of curricula is to provide a sequence of learning experiences that enables the student learner to achieve educational outcomes and desires....   [tags: Nursing Curriculum, Palliative Care] 1139 words
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My Nursing Journey: Continuing Professional Development - Nursing has been viewed as both a science and an art (Price et al., 2007, p. 155). A logical progression of ideas and theories as well as evidence-based research supports the varied interventions and rationales that the nurse must effectively use to provide safe care (McCrae, 2011). Human touch, compassion, creativity and moral values characterise the artistic nature of the nursing profession, which can promote personal satisfaction and growth (Finfgeld-Connett, 2008, p. 383). However, similar to any other line of work, nursing is not without its dangers as seen by examples of errors and negligence (Tingle & McHale, 2009; Young, 2009)....   [tags: Nursing Professional Development]
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Transcultural Nursing - Introduction Diversity of the world’s population has reached a point where it is vital to address and more importantly to understand, the ever growing challenge that transcultural nursing poses to the nursing profession. Addressing this issue avoids discrimination and promotes equality within holistic nursing practice in order to meet patients’ needs. Health care professionals should be qualified to deliver, on a daily basis, proficient care and sensitive skilled communication to culturally different individuals (Maier-Lorentz, 2008)....   [tags: cultural competency, holistic nursing practice]
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The Importance of Vital Signs in Contemporary Nursing Practice - This essay aims to provide a discussion of vital signs and how they are relevant to contemporary nursing practice. This is done by; • Discussing what vital signs are and when are they used in practice. • Why are vital signs relevant to contemporary nursing practice. • How the skills are performed with the consideration of the NMC (2008) code of conduct. • Discussing potential risk issues associated with using automated blood pressure/pulse machine in relation to contemporary practice. • Summary of the main points discussed and stating my an interpretation on its relevancy to contemporary professional nursing practice Vital signs are the observation of the body’s vital functions and show an...   [tags: Clinical Nursing Skills]
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Florence Nightingale and Clara Barton: Modern Nursing - Nursing as a profession dates back for at least several centuries. Those first truly recognized as nurses were wet nurses, or those who cared for the child when the mother was unable to. However, as with most modern jobs, nursing has progressed with the passage of time. Throughout history, there were many influential nurses, such as Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Moreover, one nurse known to many to have contributed greatly to the field of nursing is Florence Nightingale. Nightingale and others helped create the modern rights and responsibilities for the nursing field, and the healthcare field in general....   [tags: american red cross, nursing]
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Depression During Pregnancy: Nursing Role, Interventions, and Care - Introduction Pregnant women are vulnerable to depression because of major changes in estrogen and progesterone levels as well as changes in the brain which produce significant physical and psychological impacts (Stewart, 2011). Depression during pregnancy can affect not only the mother but the unborn child and other children. Caring for women who are depressed during pregnancy is in many respects different from other types of caring. Caring in this situation is demanding and truly involves the intention to care....   [tags: Nursing Research Papers]
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Identification and Strategies for Management of the Challenging Nursing Student: A Case Scenario - When educating nursing students in the clinical setting, it is imperative to get to know the students to best assess their learning ability and needs. Just as you need to get to know your students, students need to know about you (Gardner & Suplee, 2010). The educator role as well as the students today present with challenges. According to The American Association of Colleges and Nursing (AACN) (2003), the average student enrolling in nursing education today possesses prior degrees, is more mature and older chronologically, has more pressure from personal responsibilities and accountabilities, is embarking on a second career and is more aggressive (Bradshaw & Lowenstein, 2007)....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Nursing Research: Work Related Stress Among Nurses - Hans Selye said, “It is not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” Stress can cause it’s victims to suffer from emotional and physical anguish. If stress occurs for prolonged periods of time with little to no reprieve it can result in serious and sometimes fatal health problems. It is ironic that stress can lead to major health concerns, yet some of the most stressed people are those in the healthcare profession. According to an article from the Nursing Standard, stress is a leading cause of illness and depression among nurses (Jones-Berry, 2013)....   [tags: stress on nursing staff]
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Above and Beyond Nursing : The Contributions of Women to the War Effort - The first war contributions of women were as “Nursing Sisters”, who went overseas to care for the sick and wounded in times of conflict. However, it was during World War One that the roles of women in wars began to expand. Most Canadian women stayed on the home front to join the land army, work at munitions factories or support the war in their free time. Canadian women greatly contributed to the war efforts beyond just the role of nursing. A great example of this includes, but is not limited to, their involvement in the farming industry....   [tags: nursing, farming, workforce, factories]
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Renal Failure: Nursing Care Plan and Goals - Problem #1 A man presents to the clinic with complaints of asthenia, malaise, headache, weight gain, and a decrease in urination. A tentative diagnosis of acute renal failure is made. Acute renal failure is a steady and fast deterioration of the functioning of the kidneys. This happens when there is a high level of the waste from the kidneys is left unattended. Acute renal failure occurs when the kidney fails to push out the waste or the everyday toxins out of the body in the form of urine. Simply put the kidneys have stopped working, they have lost their ability to filter water and waste from the blood....   [tags: Nursing Care Plan and Goals]
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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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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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Preparing the Future of Registered Nursing Through Baccalaureate-Level Education - The pathway to become a registered nurse starts with training and education, as most other professions. Historically and currently, there is much controversy among national nursing boards, organizations, associations, and educators on what the minimal level of education should be for entry level practice including to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses, commonly known as the NCLEX. The American Nurses Association has long supported a bachelor’s degree for entry-level nursing practice, despite the current minimum education requirement of an associate’s degree in nursing for a candidate to sit for the NCLEX....   [tags: nursing education, professions, nclex]
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Analysis of Development of a Shared Theory in Palliative Care to Enhance Nursing Competence - Desbiens, J., Gagnon, J., & Fillion, L. (2012). Development of a shared theory in palliative care to enhance nursing competence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(9). 2113-2124. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648-2011.05917.x. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h9AN=78109413&site=ehost-live Shared Theory This article addresses the development of a shared theory based upon the Social Cognitive Theory of Bandura and the Self Care Deficit Conceptual Model by Orem. This shared theory development was done in efforts to improve nursing competence in palliative nursing care....   [tags: artilce, theory, nursing]
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Nursing Leadership Strategies - LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES The ability to promote structure, safety, and positive environments for both patients and colleagues alike are unique characteristics to quality leadership. Those same traits are essential to possess to have a cohesive interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers. There are various strategies that a nurse can employ to foster the collaboration of a particular team. The most influential strategy is the use of active communication, more specifically assertive communication....   [tags: Nursing ]
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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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Nursing Homes, Do They Really Give the Quality Care They Advertise? - So often people contemplate on using nursing homes to help care for an elderly family member; due to strong concerns of the family member not receiving the quality care that nursing homes advertise. For many people they carry a belief that nursing homes just hire people off the street with minimal education, this is far from the truth. Any medical facility weather hospital, doctors office or nursing home all require an employee to have at least a bare minimum of a certification, but depending on the job position it determines the statue of educational degree required for that position....   [tags: nursing homes for the elderly]
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Nursing Education and the Media: P.I.S.D. Pathetic Ignorance Spectrum Disorder - ... Hospitals prefer a cheaper undereducated labor force, better to stifle Zira and Cornelius. Rural areas with two-year RN programs don't want locals bailing for distant university settings, they won't return to Farmville. In Gotham City where both ADN and BSN nurses live, a kinetic frenzy exists to hire new grads. Larger hospital drones often "integrate" these grads into a "staffing mix" to care for your grandma, brother and spouse. For vast numbers of RNs, a two-year education is the Ivy League degree....   [tags: rapid nursing education programs] 1703 words
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Concept Analysis on Self-care: Orem´s Theory on Nursing - Concepts are essential elements in theories which provide ideas for research in nursing. Concepts give knowledge that can be applied to nursing practice, education and administration. (Parker & Smith 2010). Concept analysis brings about clarity. The methods of concept analysis have the following steps. Select the concepts, determine the purpose of the anaysis, identify all uses, define attributes, a model case of the concept, consequences of the concept, and define empirical references of the concept (Walker & Avant 1995) I chose to do a concept analysis on ‘Self-Care.’ The nursing theory that uses this concept is Orem’s theory of nursing....   [tags: nursing, patients, information]
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Effective Communication in Nursing - Reflection is a vital key for effective communication with patients and their families. The main claim to this paper, is to prove, to have effective communication with patients and their families, firstly, one must know oneself. Communication is a two-way street Yes...but for effective communication to be understood, one must acknowledge oneself first, Communication starts with ourselves. we need to address that we, too, are human beings, with our own thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, prejudices and preferences....   [tags: Nursing Essays]
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Nursing Home Evaluation - Nursing Home Evaluation I am seeking to find a home for my 76 year old Grandfather Leroy. It is becoming increasingly difficult for him to take care of himself and no family members are available to take care of him as it is becoming a full time job. He was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years back and his disease, in conjunction with chemotherapy, has taken away his capacity to care for himself. He was also recently diagnosed with Parkinson¡¯s disease. The name of the Nursing home that I chose to evaluate is the Lakeview Nursing Center....   [tags: Nursing Home Healthcare Elderly Essays] 1447 words
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Nursing Metaparadigm and Nursing Theory - Nursing Metaparadigm and Nursing Theory When planning and providing care for a patient, nurses can benefit from understanding and utilizing various nursing theories. They help us focus care, individualize treatment, identify risk factors, health care needs and educational needs. Nursing theories, such as Betty Neuman’s nursing systems model, can be used within the four concepts of the nursing metaparadigm to address all aspects of care. “In the United States, the nursing metaparadigm has been widely used to describe four spheres of nursing knowledge that reflect beliefs held by the profession about nursing’s context and content” (Myers Schim, Benkert, Bell, Walker, & Danford, 2007, p....   [tags: Patient, Health, Environment] 1142 words
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Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice - Nursing theories are the support of nursing practice nowadays. Application of nursing theory into practice has significant impact on improving quality of patient care and overall healthcare outcomes. In particular, a practice theory called Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle (PDSA), developed by W. Edwards Deming, can be applied to improve processes in healthcare settings. According to Varkey, Relle, & Resar (2007), this theory “involves trial-and-learning approach in which a hypothesis or suggested solution for improvement is made and testing is carried out on a small scale before any changes are made to the whole system” (p....   [tags: patient care, healthcare outcomes, hospitalization]
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Nursing Carrer and Nursing Standards - Introduction: Standards are important aspects of nursing that a nurse must learn and implement every day for the rest of their nursing career. These standards provide for a nurse’s competence in the quality of care they deliver to the public. Standards offer a necessary guidance to nurses everywhere in an effort to ensure that people are treated correctly and ethically. Patients expect nurses to have a general knowledge of the medical realm and to know exactly what it is they –as nurses- are responsible for....   [tags: healthcare, ethics, professional performance]
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Nursing Case Study: HIV - HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus; this virus can lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Accoring to Avert, 2.6 million people became infected with HIV in 2009, there are now an estimated 33.3 million people around the world who are living with HIV. HIV is transmitted by the exchange of bodily fluids via sharing contaminated syringes, from infected mother to the child, and sexual contact. Contact with blood, semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk, or saliva that is contaminated with HIV, puts an individual at higher risk for contracting HIV....   [tags: Nursing Case Study]
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Case Studies in Nursing - Case Study #1-Mr. Garvey We would tell Mr. Garvey that the normal cells in his lungs have been replaced by more mature cells within the epithelial lining because of damage caused by smoking. This process is called metaplasia (McCance & Huether, 2010). Stratified squamous epithelial cells are considered the thickest so they have formed to protect the bottom layer of his lung tissue. These type of cells are more conducive to constant friction and irritation that is caused by smoking. These mature cells lack the protection that the normal lung cells have which can produce mucus and have cilia that help move the mucus with its harmful substances out of the lungs and to the throat via a cough (Mc...   [tags: Nursing Case Studies]
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