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Nursing Practice

“Advanced nursing practice is the deliberative diagnosis and treatment of a full range of human responses to actual or potential health problems.” (Calkin, 1984). Advanced nurse practitioners attempt to maximize the use of knowledge and skills and improve the delivery of nursing and health care services. The field of advanced nursing practice differs from basic practice as the former requires clinical specialization at the master’s level. At this level, nurses become expert practitioners whose work...

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Nursing Theory in Professional Practice

Nursing Theory in Professional Practice Nursing Theory in Professional Practice Nursing is the art and science of caring for individuals with potential or actual health problems. Nursing is the art of providing quality, compassionate care while evaluating the patients’ biopsychosocial and spiritual needs. Nursing as a science evaluates the patients’ health and response to disease. Nurses assist individuals and groups to maintain or attain optimal health. They implement care to accomplish...

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nursing as a discipline

NURSING AS A DISCIPLINE. Is nursing a discipline or just a profession? The term discipline describes the practise of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, so can nursing be placed under this classification? The term profession described as a paid occupation or a body of people engaged in a particular profession, so can nursing be placed under this classification? Yes nursing is a paid occupation, thus allowing it to be placed under the classification of nursing as a profession....

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Research: Its Significance to Nursing Practice

Research: Its Significance to Nursing Practice I guess the greatest reason (I could think) why we are studying Research today is that someday as a Nursing Practitioner we are not only going to stare at the walls of our hospitals and scratch the bottom of our multi-colored (red, blue, black and green) pen in our heads whenever there are significant problems happening around our future working environment, those problems that are causing bad effects to our profession and to the kind of care we will...

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Is Nursing a Profession

Is Nursing a Profession? As I have begun the pursuit to further my education I have been faced with the question of whether Nursing is a true profession. During the 19 years that I have been a nurse I have thought nursing was a profession but as I have learned in my reading not everyone feels this way. For example, World Book (1999) states that there are two main groups of nurses, the professional nurses and the technique nurses. They define the professional nurses as graduates of four-year or...

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Values, Assumptions, & Beliefs in Nursing Practice

assumptions and beliefs that inform nursing practice There are a variety of values, assumptions, and beliefs that influence my perspective and performance as a labor and delivery nurse. Values guide the very principles of care and the nurse’s vision of its overall purpose, while certain assumptions and beliefs are involved in directing care on a more day-to-day level in a highly profound and meaningful way. Ethical, moral, and even spiritual values inform nursing practice in a labor and delivery setting...

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Nursing as a Profession

Definition of Nursing Nursing has been variously defined throughout the ages and it has meant different things to different people thought the ages. Nursing like any other discipline, borders on gut feeling and intuition; the nursing profession was not clearly defined during its genesis. As we see today, nurses complement the role of the physician in the execution of their medical duties. The nurses therefore follow through in treating a pathological problem. Therefore, early physicians must have...

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Socialization in Nursing

Socialization in Nursing October 1, 2013 Socialization in Nursing It is defined on businessdictionary.com that socialization occurs through a combination of both self-imposed and externally imposed rules and expectations of others which is how individuals learn rules and expectations of knowledge, language and social skills. In layman terms, this means that nurses learn from one another as well as what they see and hear other nurses do and say. Through...

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Japan Journal of Nursing Science (2008) 5, 71 doi:10.1111/j.1742-7924.2008.00111.x EDITORIAL Nursing theory – remembering our future Modern nursing theory began with Virginia Henderson in the 1960s. In her grand theory of nursing, she defined nursing as “assisting individuals to gain independence in the performance of activities contributing to health or its recovery (Henderson, 1966, p. 15). Since the 1970s, the literature on nursing theory has focused upon two levels of nursing theories: the...

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Nursing research

Impact and Penetration of Nursing Research It is common nursing knowledge that patient quality of care is directly related to improved outcomes and is based on the safety of the patient. Nurses play a direct role in a patient’s quality of care, because nurses have the most direct contact with the patient. The issues that I noticed in each of the website’s evidence based practices (EBP’s) include nursing education level, staffing levels, working environments, and organizational policy/procedure...

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