Nursing Essay Examples

  • Management Of COPD

    2016 words - 9 pages

    As a community matron and a non-medical prescriber I have a fundamental role in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), encouraging patients to be proactive in the management of their disease. Utlising a case study I will reflect on the management of a patient with moderate COPD. John’s (1994) reflective model will be used to analsye and explore my feelings and actions, examining professional and personal growth. The seven points on the prescription pyramid (National Prescribing Centre (NPC) 1999) will be considered to plan a systematic approach to prescribe appropr

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    Four Fundamental Patterns Of Knowing In Nursing Practice

    824 words - 4 pages

    It is generally considered that the nursing profession is one of the noblest and most important professions in the world. This is also why this profession requires a lot of skills and patterns. The aim of this essay is to argue that there are four fundamental patterns of knowing that nurses must learn and master to be experts and provide better care for their patients. These patterns of knowing according to Carper (1978, cited in Haynes, Boese & Butcher, 2004) are Empirical, Aesthetic, Personal, and Ethics knowing. Empirical knowing relates to the science of nursing. Aesthetic knowing repr

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    Becoming Influencial

    853 words - 4 pages

    Influence is not freely attained. It must be earned through education, practical knowledge, peer respect, communication and interpersonal skills. Even though I am a degreed professional, competent in my job skills and confident in my abilities, I feel that I have little influence at my current job because I am not a licensed nurse. Will gaining a nursing degree increase the level at which I am able to impact others? Or is it by identifying and honing additional skills as well as employing learned strategies that will allow me to become an inspiration to others? My goal is not to become influen

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    Caring In Nursing

    910 words - 4 pages

    Caring for a patient is not only restoring heath, it means so much more. To truly care for a patient you need to connect with them and treat them like a person. When caring for someone you influence the way the think feel and act. Caring plays one of the largest roles in nursing. If you don’t care for a patient and connect with them you will not be able to help them as effectively. Caring is something that every nurse should be practicing on a daily basis and when I become a nurse I will practice caring everyday to help my patients. I believe that caring is not only restoring health but conn

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    Evidence Based Practice Critique Of 2 Articles

    1738 words - 7 pages

    “A critique of a research article from a professional journal” This assignment aims to exhibit an ability to effectively critique a chosen research article from a professional journal. Strengths and weaknesses of the article will be addressed and the validity of the research methods utilised within the research will be analysed and discussed. The results that came from this research will be examined and evaluated, considering validity and any bias. Overall a reflection and analysis of the true value of this piece of research will be completed including examining the policy and the ability t

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    Nursing

    1687 words - 7 pages

    Option B; Many think that to be a nurse, all you are required to do is to care for the patient until returned to a complete physical health…this is the thought of a simple thinker. However, to a critical thinker a nurse provides more than just physical bedside care. As a nurse, we are to provide a happy, hygienic and comfortable place of rest to encourage a speedy return to complete holistic health. Critical thinking is a skill that takes years to develop and appreciate, and even longer to recognise, but it is something that will stick with you for life and will no doubt make you a much more

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    The Not So Golden Years

    1513 words - 7 pages

    The Not So Golden Years At a first glance, walking into a nursing home makes one wonder why there is such a negative stigma placed on the term. A typical scene usually involves walking into a roomy, well lit lobby leading into one or more long hallways. Residents are scattered about, a few in front of the big screen T.V. watching a movie, another few may be in a reading group, led by someone going over the daily newspaper. Aides can be seen moving busily about, pushing residents in their wheelchairs and bustling to answer a handful of call lights. The nurses move about greeting visitors, an

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    Midwifery History

    1349 words - 6 pages

    Throughout history, women's roles as care givers, healers, and nurturers have been evidenced in the practice of midwifery. "From time immemorial women have helped each other in child-birth, midwives have been recorded from the beginning of history. In the ancient world, childbirth was regarded as a female 'mystery,' of which women alone had special knowledge and understanding, and which was presided over by female deities ... to whom pregnant women prayed for safe deliverance in their travail" (Donnison, 1997). Midwifery came to the United States with the earliest settlers. In this setting,

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    The Importance Of Communication In Nursing

    2999 words - 12 pages

    The Importance of Communication in Nursing The aim of this assignment is to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the importance of communication within nursing by relating it to an example from clinical practice. The clinical practice example is based in a healthcare setting on a hospital ward (appendix 1). With reference to The Code of Professional Conduct (NMC, 2008), confidentiality will be observed throughout, therefore the patient’s details have been changed to Mr Jones. The example will demonstrate the achievement of two clinical competencies from the clinical practice assessme

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    Nursing Labor Market For The State Of Kansas

    1040 words - 5 pages

    Nursing Labor Market for the State of Kansas The nurse labor market comprises all employers of Registered Nurses (RNs): hospitals, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, clinics and physician offices, schools, etc. Total Full-time Equivalent (FTE) RN employment in the nurse labor market in the United States has been growing steadily for many decades. Recently, FTE RN employment grew from an estimated 1,987,389 in 2001 to 2,073,283 in 2002, an increase of nearly 86,000 FTE RNs. The 2002 Legislature authorized Senate Bill 509 requiring the Director of the Division of Personne

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    Critique Of One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

    288 words - 2 pages

    I enjoyed reading this book because of it’s wit, occasional chaos, and ultimate tragedy. The characters certainly didn’t hurt either. In fact, I could stand to see them developed even further. I loved Kesey’s choice in making Chief Bromden the narrator. Because no one in the institution believes he can hear or speak, he is privy to all of the goings-on, which struck me as brilliant. However, he did suffer from hallucinations, which leaves it up to the reader to sort the "real" from the "imaginary." McMurphy, the charismatic and breezy spirited iconoclast, becomes instantly likable. He is the

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    Martha Rogers

    839 words - 4 pages

    Martha Rogers was born on May 12, 1914 in Dallas, Texas. She was the eldest of four children born to Bruce Taylor Rogers, and Lucy Mulholland Keener Rogers. During her first year of life, her family moved to Knoxville, TN. Martha never felt like an oldest child, she had a young aunt and uncle that were more like an older sister and brother. They kept Martha in line. Martha’s thirst for knowledge had started at a very young age. She had such a large, extended family that she never craved companionship. She preferred to go off and read a book. By the fourth grade she had read every book in th

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    Newman S Theory Of Helath As Expanding Conciousness

    3408 words - 14 pages

    Abstract Audio-taped report has been one of the most traditional methods for relaying change of shift report in hospital settings. Patient Safety advocates and many healthcare regulating bodies are challenging organizations to implement face-to-face hand offs, including shift change report, to promote active rather than passive communication. These same agencies also recommend including the patient and caregivers in goal setting and planning. In order to meet current regulatory standards for acute care hospitals, improve patient safety, and encourage patient and family participation in

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    Nursing

    1092 words - 5 pages

    The commentary will look at a Malnutrition risk assessment; using the MUST tool, carried out on a patient who was admitted due to a fall and who had a history of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and weight loss. The commentary will identify a definition of risk assessment and a rational for the chosen event, with arguments on the benefits of appropriate nutrition and the negative effects of being underweight; supported by the relevant literature. The commentary will also looked at an action plan created and how it was integrated in the patient’s care together with an evaluation of

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    Born

    300 words - 2 pages

    I was born and raised in the beautiful garden state of New Jersey in the urban city of Newark. I lived there four fifteen years before moving to Georgia. I found that many of the stereotypes you here about the south are true. I heard that people living in the south are friendly, hospitable, and resistant to change which is very different from were I’ve lived. I did notice that people living it Atlanta, metro and city, move at a slower pace then northern people. It took some time for me to adjust to life in the south, but I have, somehow, managed to adapt. At age fifteen, the only interes

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    Patricia Brenner

    371 words - 2 pages

    Patricia Benner was born in Hampton, Virginia and raised up in California where she resides now as a professor of the University of California, San Francisco. She is the director of a National Nursing Education Research Project under the auspices of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement in Teaching. She gains her first degree in nursing from Pasadena College in 1964 and continues on to work on her master, which she achieved in 1970 from the University of California, San Francisco in medical-surgical nursing. She also received her PhD in 1982 from the University of California, Berkeley i

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    Leadership And Management Change In Nursing

    3152 words - 13 pages

    Leadership and Management of Nursing Care Table of Contents page Introduction……….…………………………………………………………… 1 Stage 1 - Unfreezing…………………………………………………………… 2 Stage 2 – Movement…………………………………………………………… 6 Plan of Action………………………………………………….. 7 Predicted Outcome…………………………………………….. 9 Evaluation of Change……………………..…………………… 9 Stage 3 – Refreezing…………………………………………………………… 10 Conclusion…………….………………………………………………………... 10 References…………………………………………………………………........ 11 Appendix……………………………………………………………………….. 13 INTRODUCTION Planned change as defined by Mar

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    Career Essay

    529 words - 3 pages

    Career Essay Nurse practitioner My career goal is to be a Nurse Practitioner (NP). I chose this career because the welcoming environment of a doctor’s and nurses’ office. The goal at work places like hospitals is to better other people. I believe this job is best for me because of my ability to work well with others, my willingness to help, and my determination to make a difference. The first step to becoming a NP is to graduate high school receiving a diploma. After you have finished high school it is then necessary to earn a nursing degree. You can acquire either an associate’s deg

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    Rn Scholarship Essay

    499 words - 2 pages

    November 15, 2000 Personal Statement for .... Scholarship Dear Selection Committee: I am working toward my goal to be an R.N. I have been taking Pre-Med courses at ... for the past few years. I was a Certified Medical Assistant, but since my father was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer, I wanted to do more to help people. Last July, I became a CNA through ... program, and have been working at an assisted living/nursing home for $ hour for the past four months. I know that I need something more to help the patients/residents and want to be more proactive in their diagnosis a

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    Communication In Nursing

    2051 words - 9 pages

    eSchool of Nursing and Midwifery Studies Cardiff University Common Foundation Programme Developing Personal and Professional Practice in a Nursing Context - NR1005 Guidelines for Summative Reflective Assignment – Application of Communication Theory to Nursing This summative assessment will comprise of a 2,000 word assignment and you will be asked to reflect on personal and/or observed experience of practice, illustrating how communication skills were utilised in the process of caring for patients. You must demonstrate evidence of a structured and logical approach to your

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    Journal Entry

    1983 words - 8 pages

    My First placement as a mental health student nurse was at a unit where the patients/service users are not ill enough to be in hospital but are not able to look after themselves in their own homes or their family find it too difficult to look after them. On the drive to my placement I had a lot of mixed emotions in one way I was excited as this was a new chapter in my life but in another way I was really nervous, will I fit in, will I get on with the staff as I had heard so many stories of staff do not like student nurses and can be quite nasty towards them and will I be able to deal with the

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    Self Care Deficit

    1171 words - 5 pages

    Self-care is defined as the practice of activities by individuals, which they personally initiate and perform on their own behalf in maintaining their own life, health, development, and well-being (Parissopoulos & Kotzabassaki, 2004). Eating a nutritious diet, using an airway clearance system or even demonstrating an ability to self-manage a chronic illness are examples of self-care. Self-care must be learned and it must be performed deliberately and continuously in time and in conformity with the regulatory requirements of the individuals (Parissopoulos & Kotzabassaki, 2004). Mature and matur

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    One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest Essay

    794 words - 4 pages

    Mason Kochanski 20th Century Literature Nepper-7th 11/24/08 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest #2 The combine, the machine, the man; these are but a few of the many names disgruntled populaces have applied to their perceived oppressors. Warring against the powers that be is portrayed as ultimately hopeless yet undeniably necessary. McMurphy is one such champion of the people, forcibly rousing those around him to leave their apathy behind. The main target of his endeavors is Chief Bromden whom McMurphy pulls out of the fog time and time again. In the beginning, McMurphy is forced to d

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    Death As Part Of Living For The Older Adult

    11743 words - 47 pages

    CONTENTS PART ONE Introduction………………………………………………………………………………3 1. The Use of Advanced Directives and Living Wills…………………………….…..6 2. The Quality of Care and Family Perspectives……………………………………....9 3. Palliative Care for Older People with Chronic Illnesses…………………………..12 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………17 Recommendations.....................................................................................................…...17 Areas Worth Considering for Practice………………………..………………………15 CONTENTS PART TWO SECT

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    Philosophy Of Nursing

    296 words - 2 pages

    Nursing as a human science tries to find and explains the phenomena of human life and human health experiences of individuals, families, or other variety group of people. How can human life be defined? Each person has different points of view to define human life. Human health experiences as science are behavioral functions of human life. The nursing profession bases its practice on human science. This generates knowledge for nurses through education, experience, and research. There are three concepts related to my reflections. The first concept is Humanism and Humanistic Nursing Theory. Enc

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    History Of Nursing 1800 1939

    1187 words - 5 pages

    During in the period of 1800-1939, many historical events impacted nursing in Canada. Among these events are the increased number of immigrants from Europe, the great epidemics of the 19th century and the world wars I and II. During this period the large number of immigrants that came to Canada were poorly nourished and travelled in vessels which were overcrowded and unsanitary, disease inevitably followed (Kerr & MacPhail, 1988). “Cholera was the plague that the immigrants brought with them in 1832. In Quebec alone there were 3851 deaths and in Montreal and neighbouring villages there were 4

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    Registered Nurse

    589 words - 3 pages

    Registered Nurse Career Research 1. Nature of work: • Registered Nurses usually work in hospitals, walk-in clinics, prisons, schools etc. • They supervise practical nurses and other caring personal; registered nurses require more education then practical nurses. • They examine patient’s physical, mental and emotional health status, such as blood pressure, temperature and basic physical exams. • Nurses educate patients about medical options and educate them about health issues like nutrition, personal hygiene and lifestyle choices. (careercruising.com) • Most registered nurse choose

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    Lpn

    429 words - 2 pages

    LPN LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS To practice as an LPN in NYS a license is required. To qualify for licensure one must have: good moral character, meet NYS license examination requirements,have a high school diploma or equivalent and one must be at least 17 years old. An application for licensure must be filed along with other forms that are indicated. When one applies for licensure, one also has the option of filing for a permit to practice. A permit to practice without a license is good for one year and has a $35.00 fee. The permit to Practice must be mailed in with the l

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    Love A Critical Anaylasis Of Eudora Weltys A Worn Path

    1291 words - 6 pages

    Love, An analysis of Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" tells the story of Phoenix Jackson, an elderly black woman’s walk to town. At first, this trip appears to be a random walk. Phoenix walks through woods, and across hills, ignoring the physical hardships and the disrespect she encounters. At the end of the story we realize that Phoenix walks for a reason, love. Phoenix loves her grandson so much that she is willing to trudge through the woods, fighting not only her physical problems but nature it’s self and contending with the rude and disrespectful people she enc

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    Quality Improvement

    260 words - 2 pages

    Quality Improvement Opinion Paper 03/04/09 Every facility you work in has some sort of quality management in place. Quality management can be defined as a way for ensuring that all activities necessary to design, develop and implement a product or service are effective. It can be divided into three main components one of them is quality improvement. I believe the goal of quality improvement program in a facility is the ongoing improvement of the delivery, quality, efficiency, and outcome of patient care and services. This can be accomplished through continuous mo

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    Hospice

    581 words - 3 pages

    Hospice care is provided by a coordinated team of professionals that includes a physician, nurse, home health aide, bereavement counselor, spiritual counselor, and social worker. A volunteer is available to help with errands, chores, or relief for the family. To help family members heal, hospice bereavement counselors are at their side for at least a year after the death .In the interview Sheila Magee MSW she explains her history with The American Hospice Foundation she states “This was the hardest job I have ever done.” When ask to elaborate she stated “the feeling of hopelessness was overwhe

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    Profession

    505 words - 3 pages

    In the last two decade, due to the demand of a variety of professionals needs, the health care environment has been changed. The modern professional has been recognizing the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, good communication, and team work to provide patient centered, safety, and evidence based care, but in reality there are still unresolved issues with communication among healthcare professionals due to social-educational diversity, hospital structures, and professional differences. One of the biggest factors to communication challenges we have been facing in the current healt

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    Compare And Contrast

    932 words - 4 pages

    Ambulatory care starts at the moment the patient calls and gets a continuation in the hospital, where the patient continues getting medical assistance but on a regular base. Ambulatory care is an integral part of the work of medical establishments, because it is an express mean of communication between the nurse and the patient who is not well at home. There are millions of people who would have died without it. The effectiveness of the ambulatory care has grown a lot for the past 10 years. Another important fact is that there also has been noticed a growth of home care in USA. We consider hom

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    Professional Judgement

    276 words - 2 pages

    Director of Nursing Applied Healthcare Houston, TX 77040 Dear Mr Sir, I would love to apply for a position of a registered nurse with your facility I currently possess a Bachelors of Art in Community Mental Health/Health and Human Service and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and currently licensed as a Registered Nurse to practice in any healthcare facility in the State of Texas. My professional and clinical background include, currently worked as a medical surgical RN in critical care facility/hospital. This experience has given me the opportunity to provide first hand

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    Statistical Information

    905 words - 4 pages

    Running head: STATISTICAL INFORMATION PAPER Statistical Information Paper University of Phoenix HCS/438 Statistical Applications PA07BSN10 Michael Pasqual, JD/MPA April 27, 2008 Statistical Information Paper The Los Angeles County medical center has attempted to implement a rapid response team to respond to patients who show early signs of deterioration prior to going into full cardiac arrest. The purpose of this paper is to review the kinds of statistical information gathered over the previous six months regarding this pilot project. Additional issues to be examined are what data

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    Communications In Diverse World

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    Communication in Diverse World 10001966 UZWSDT-20-1 Page 1 10001966 Communications in a diverse world. Communications means many different human beings living in this world trying to communicate with each other using verbal and non-verbal behaviour for the purpose of sharing information. To understand this we had six days to develop our own self-awareness and write reflective logs to indicate what we had learned during the lectures and working with each other. Log

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    Interventions And Outcomes Daily Nursing Practice

    2502 words - 11 pages

    As nurses we have all heard of nursing interventions. In nursing school we are taught how to make nursing care plans that are specific to each patient and include the appropriate interventions needed to provide quality care. It is not any different now that we are practicing nurses. Every day we use nursing care plans and make changes to the patient’s plan of care as necessary. This is to ensure patient safety, quality care, and improved patient outcomes. So what exactly is an intervention? The Center for Nursing Classification & Clinical Effectiveness website defines an intervention as "any

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    Nursing Shortage

    2541 words - 11 pages

    Abstract Nurses play one of the most critical roles in the delivery of healthcare. They work in different settings that include hospitals, nursing homes, private practice, rehabilitation centers, clinics, schools, retirement communities, ambulatory care centers, community and migrant health centers and emergency medical centers. After the First World War, many nurses in America did not continue practicing nursing. This was the beginning of nursing shortage in America. The shortage was further worsened after the Second World War. Currently, America experiences an acute shortage of nurses withi

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    Romeo And Juliet The Nurse

    264 words - 2 pages

    Sometimes you really do not know what you are getting yourself into. The Nurse is a servant in the Capulet family; along with the closest confidant of Juliet. Although she has always been there; she does not always do what is right. The Nurse is shallow, trustworthy, and reliable. First off, she is very shallow. She only goes after men for their looks. When Romeo was banished from Verona; the Nurse encouraged Juliet to marry Paris because she thought he was better looking. Also, she teases Juliet. When she comes back from talking to Romeo about the wedding date, she avoids the subject to agg

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    Nursing Research Paper

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    On June 12th, 1989 around eleven in the morning my grandma was released from the hospital after a surgery. Little did she know a few hours later she would be back in the same hospital to visit the birth of her first and only granddaughter, me. In the next thirteen years my grandma had eighteen different surgeries. The surgeries ranging from gall bladder removal to her leg being amputated and having leukemia. In visiting her I saw a lot of different people and nurses. The biggest problem or situation that came up was the way a nurse would treat a patient. Some nurses were great, caring, did th

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    Ethico Legal Basis For Practice And Issues Legal C

    313 words - 2 pages

    ETHICO-LEGAL BASIS FOR PRACTICE AND ISSUES/LEGAL CHALLENGES IN THE PEFORMANCE OF DUTY The professional obligation of the nurses goes hand in hand with their legal responsibilities. Their license to practice is a proof that they are qualified to practice under the law. When nurses assume their profession, they are held responsible and accountable for the quality of performance of their duty. Nurses who are employed in a hospital or any other agency are directly responsible to their immediate supervisors. The nurses of Iloilo Mission Hospital use the Philippine Nursing Act of 2002 as thei

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    Nursing

    947 words - 4 pages

    Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are a potential vehicle to achieve the implementation of EBP into clinical practice. Implementing change in practice has been attempted by a number of direct and indirect methods Implementation depends on clinicians and managers changing a variety of behaviours, and there have been more than 300 evaluations of interventions to improve implementation - Grimshaw JM, Thomas RE, Maclennan G, Fraser C, Ramsay C, Vale L, Whitty P, Eccles MP, Matowe L, Shirran L, Wensing M, Dijkstra R, Donaldson C: Effectiveness and efficiency of guideline dissemination st

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    Ircons

    331 words - 2 pages

    Torres, Paolo T. III-10 Nursing Research Ma’am Cristita Tan “The Giant Leap” Last March 9, 2011 we attended the first international nursing research conference done in the Philippines. During the entire length of the program, we learned a lot of stuffs about research and its current state in the Philippines. It also enabled present and future nursing researchers, student and professionals alike, to take part and share their different thoughts or views about research as well as to present their own researches. Through the aid of renowned re

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    Student

    1448 words - 6 pages

    APPLICATION For assistance, please call us at 800.995.7378 Page 1 HC761-EN18HC3-0409 Application for Employment (Must be completed even if attaching a resume) If you are ready to begin working with On Assignment Healthcare Staffing, we’re ready to start working with you. Please complete the application and one of our experienced recruiters will contact you soon. Please be assured that On Assignment maintains a strict privacy policy. We will not share your information with any third party without your authorization and will only contact you for the specific purpose of serving your r

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    Organizational Change

    1606 words - 7 pages

    Organizational Change Plan Part II In today’s modern world organizational change is a reality and this reality won’t be changing anytime too soon. “If anything, organizations can expect to face the need for even more change in the future, at an ever faster pace,” (Taylor, 1984). At other times new leadership comes into an organization with a new plan as to how the organization will or should function. To avoid gross changes throughout an organization careful planning of the purposed change need to be implemented. Implementing and monitoring an organizational change is a difficult and a cr

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    Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

    1012 words - 5 pages

    Personal Philosophy of Nursing As a Registered Nurse and a Health Care Provide, I impact and influence patients and the people around me. It is important to know what your philosophy is and how you integrate that into how you care for and work with people. In my paper, I want to write about why I became a nurse, what I believe about nursing and where I think the profession is headed. Choice of Nursing I worked in health care for several years prior to becoming a nurse. My first health care job was as a pharmacy tech in a retail pharmacy. I became knowledgeable of the medication that where

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    Nurse Practitioner

    478 words - 2 pages

    My road to becoming a Nurse Practitioner has been a very enlightening one. As a child and young adult if you ever told me I would end up being a nurse I would have laughed. I had no desire to being involved in the care of others. I hated the site of blood or any other trauma. I married young and was going to be a stay at home mom while I decided what else I wanted to do with my life. At 21 years of age I went into labor with my first child, an event that would change my life in so many ways. It was a long, difficult labor. My husband and I looked much younger than our age and we were treated

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    Nursing Matrix

    615 words - 3 pages

    University of Phoenix Material History of Community Nursing Matrix Complete the matrix with the following concepts, and relate the concepts to two different periods of time in history and the present time: • Describe each period briefly. • Clarify the differences during each period with public health nursing and community health nursing. • Describe the key health issues. • Identify community health partnerships used during this period of time. • Describe how Watson’s Theory of Human Transpersonal Caring is related. | |Historical time pe

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    Health Care

    2480 words - 10 pages

    | Primary Care Crisis Problem Identification Currently there is a shortage of primary care providers (PCP) available to accommodate the needs of this nation and this disparity will only continue to grow. With the enactment of the Healthcare Reform, there will be an ever-growing gap between supply of adequate PCPs and the demand needed to accommodate the burgeoning availability of care to the population. A solution that we see that can help to alleviate some of this problem is to allow Nurse Practitioners (NP) an expanded role with primary care, thus closing the disparity of provider to pa

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    Nursing Experience

    657 words - 3 pages

    My 2nd practicum placement is where I give care directly to the patient. I take the patient’s vitals signs, I prepare and administer the medications, I assess the patients for irregularities and I feed and clean them. My first week started with just one patient to take care of, in between those times I try to help out my primary nurse whenever I can. My primary nurse is responsible for 4-6 patients on any given day and so I try to lessen the nurse’s burden by helping out. From my perspective, on some of the ‘routine’ things that needs to be done for the patient, it is just simply done. What I

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