Community Practice

Community Practice

Facilitating and obstructing factors for development of learning in clinical practice: a student perspective. Issues and innovations in Nursing Education. Journal of Advanced Nursing 34(1), 43–50; Priest, H. , 2004. Phenomenology. Nurse Researcher 11(4), 4–6; Stockhausen, L. , 2005. Learning … Continued
The Difference Between Associate-Degree and Baccalaureate-Degree Nurses

The Difference Between Associate-Degree and Baccalaureate-Degree Nurses

The profession is growing and expanding rapidly. Due to this growth, continuing nursing education is necessary. To determine the nursing education level that produces the best patient outcomes, it must first be decided whether there are differences between Associate-Degree and … Continued
Vulnerable Population

Vulnerable Population

With regard to stressors, the aim was to assess the subjective experience of their quality as stressful. The first assessment tool that I looked at was the Perceived Stress Scale, in the revised stress measure “Hassles and Uplifts Scale,” students … Continued
Leadership Styles in Nursing

Leadership Styles in Nursing

Managers with leadership styles that seek and value contributions from staff, promote a climate in which information is shared effectively, promote decision making at the staff nurse level, exert position power, and influence coordination of work to provide a milieu … Continued
Bloom Research and Response Paper

Bloom Research and Response Paper

Larkin and Burton’s abstract preface the Joint Commission’s directive for effective communication among caregivers during handoff to ensure patient safety (Larkin & Burton, 2008, p. 360). The case study reviews the lack of handoff practice and its effect on continuum … Continued
Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Strong critical thinking (CT) skills are necessary for every successful nurse manager. Giving them an edge at creating a positive work environment, that is conducive to job satisfaction and retention of staff RNs. This study is entitled, “Critical Thinking of … Continued
Self Directed And Life Long Learning

Self Directed And Life Long Learning

The purpose of this essay is to explore and evaluate an aspect of teaching and learning and the following topic of; ‘self-directed/lifelong learning’ is the authors chosen subject. This essay will determine knowledge of this chosen aspect of teaching and … Continued
Role of Nurses

Role of Nurses

Nursing is a healthcare profession focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses work in a wide variety of specialties where they may work independently … Continued
Transforming Care at the Bedside

Transforming Care at the Bedside

This paper explores several published articles following the national program, Transforming care at the Bedside (TCAB), developed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); and how it supports the ethical principles of patient … Continued
Middle Range Theory

Middle Range Theory

Bank of America is the largest US bank founded in 1904, it has expanded through several acquisitions. By the end of 2009, Bank of America was the market leader serving 82% of the US population and over 53 million customers. … Continued
A Reflective Account

A Reflective Account

Reflective practice has been a familiar topic in nursing journals and the term is regularly used in professional nursing practice. However, it was not until I used Johns’ (1994) model to analyse and explore my feelings and actions in daily … Continued
Critique the Collection of Evidence in Your Portfolio

Critique the Collection of Evidence in Your Portfolio

Critique the collection of evidence in your portfolio that support the achievement of two NMC proficiencies in the Care Delivery domain. In this essay, I will evaluate my own ability to generate reliable and valid evidence in my portfolio in … Continued
Nurse Prescribing

Nurse Prescribing

According to Luker et al (1997), in 1985 the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) made a case for the prescribing rights for nurse. The Cumberledge Report (1986) acknowledged that the government recognised that nurses should be eligible to prescribe. Nurse … Continued
Karen Daley

Karen Daley

Karen Daley, resident of Boston, Massachusetts holds a diploma in nursing from Catherine Laboure School of Nursing, a bachelor’s of science in nursing from Curry College, a master’s in public health from Boston University School of Public Health, a master’s … Continued
Discharge Plan for Patient Who Underwent Total Hip Replacement

Discharge Plan for Patient Who Underwent Total Hip Replacement

This paper focuses on the discharge plan for patient who underwent the Total Hip Replacement (THR). The nurse, as a case manager, works with the multidisciplinary team to determine the appropriate discharge plan for the patient. The roles and responsibilities … Continued
Nursing Care of Crrt Hyovolemia

Nursing Care of Crrt Hyovolemia

This care study aims to outline the care provided to a patient during one 12hour shift. It will present the patients cause and course of ICU admission, identify problems both potential and actual, focussing particularly and two main problems. The … Continued
Middle Range Nursing Theories

Middle Range Nursing Theories

Health care provider need to be flexible in the design of programs, policies, and services to meet the needs and concerns of the culturally diverse population, groups that are likely to be encountered. 7. Most cases of lay illness have … Continued
Caring Theories

Caring Theories

A. Reflect on a case or situation from your personal practice or experience. Apply one of the theories to the situation. How does the perspective from the theory alter how you view the situation? Are the nursing interventions the same? … Continued
Theoretical Framework in Nursing Process

Theoretical Framework in Nursing Process

Think back to the last time someone close to you became sick. Using Myra Estrin Levine’s conservation model: what would have been the focus of your assessment? How did the illness affect you and the rest of your family? Levine’s … Continued
Interaction Theories

Interaction Theories

A. Compare and contrast two of the models or theories presented in this chapter considering their usefulness in practice, research, education and administration. For the purposes of this discussion, I have selected King’s Theory of Goal Attainment and Peplau’s Theory … Continued
Theoretical Framework in Nursing Process

Theoretical Framework in Nursing Process

As you read Henderson’s definition of nursing, what nursing functions and actions are applicable today? Explain. Almost all basic independent nursing interventions have its basis on the fourteen nursing needs by Henderson. She described the role of the nurse as … Continued
Transformational Leadership in Nursing

Transformational Leadership in Nursing

Leadership In today’s healthcare system, effective leadership is essential to improving and reaching organizational outcomes. A leader is someone with the ability to influence others but, an effective leader uses positive strategies to inspire employees to work towards the same … Continued
Reflection on Study Skills

Reflection on Study Skills

This paper will reflect on my study skills. I will use a reflective model to discuss this, I have chosen Gibbs model of reflection, and this model includes the following: description, feelings, evaluation, analysis, action plan and conclusion. (Gibbs 1988) … Continued
Overworked and Under-Appreciated Certifed Nursing Aides

Overworked and Under-Appreciated Certifed Nursing Aides

Certified nursing aides have a lot of responsibilities of intimate care with residents/patients. In order to have a job as challenging as a certified nursing aide, the individual must be very special with being compassionate, loving, caring and patient. Being … Continued
The Future Challenges Facing Health Care in the United States

The Future Challenges Facing Health Care in the United States

I will be describing the difference between nonprofit and for profit hospitals, also describing at least three major trends that have occurred within the hospital sector, plus describe and differentiate the roles of hospitals and nursing homes in providing long-term … Continued
Nursing Care Plan

Nursing Care Plan

It was understood that this relationship would ensure the patient received the best care possible to suit them individually. This would consist of not just the patient as a physical being but their spiritual emotional and holistic being also (Cutler, … Continued
Insight in to Jean Watson’s Caring Theory

Insight in to Jean Watson’s Caring Theory

In To Jean Watson’s Caring Theory Dr. Jean Watson is a nursing theorist whom work has expanded the concept of caring within the nursing profession. Jean Watson’s Caring theory focuses on the transpersonal interactions between nurse and patient to establish … Continued
The Impact of the Institute of Medicine Report

The Impact of the Institute of Medicine Report

The impact of The Institute of Medicine Report (IOM) 2010 has a major influence on nursing education. The first issue addressed in the report is an increased emphasis on public and community nursing. In the past, only nurses holding a … Continued
Nursing Intervention

Nursing Intervention

It is important for nurses to assist in the healing of pressure ulcers. Apart from providing appropriate wound dressing, various nursing interventions are needed such as relieving pressure by providing special pads or air mattresses and turning or repositioning the … Continued
Student Nurses’ Perceptions of Gender

Student Nurses’ Perceptions of Gender

Though they may be half a world away, nursing schools in India face problems similar to those in the United States when it comes to recruiting men. The results of this research of nursing students in Pondicherry, India, may surprise … Continued