The Fundamentals of Nursing

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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. Nursing has continues to developed in the latter sense, although the idea of nourishing in the broadest sense refers in modern nursing to promoting quality of life( Nurses play a big role in our society today. They come as an aid to the sick, poor, and injured.

In order to become a nurse, one must attend schooling and training. Sue Delaune and Patricia Ladner stated in the book Fundamentals of Nursing(2002),that Registered Nurse candidates are graduates from programs that are state approved and, in many cases accredited by national accrediting organizations. In the United States, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) accredits nursing programs; the Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (CAUSN) accredits baccalaureate programs. The

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) was established in 1996 as an accrediting agency of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) ...

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