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Everything I Know About Life, I Learned From Nursing
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Everything I Know About Life, I Learned From Nursing

........A little effort can go a long, long way. Investing five or ten minutes in a needy patient at the very beginning of the shift sets the tone for the entire...

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Rejecting the Transplant
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Rejecting the Transplant

I pulled into the parking lot and see the signs. NURSING JOB FAIR HERE TODAY! I know my future is held within these walls. I gather my resumes and letters of...

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Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
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Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis

A factor is a group of related variables representing an underlying domain or theme. Factors are indicated by shared variance (covariances) among two or more...

Love and Healthcare in the Third World
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Love and Healthcare in the Third World

It almost appears that parents in the African bush don't seem to care when flies crawl over their child's face, or when their children play in contaminated water or...

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T-Tests and One-Way ANOVA
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T-Tests and One-Way ANOVA

Both t-tests and analysis of variance (ANOVA) procedures are used to test hypotheses - by means of the null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis. The researcher...

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Tips for Radiology Nursing
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Tips for Radiology Nursing

To help you with your radiology experience, I have compiled my personal, "Radiology Survival Top 10 List." 1. Radiologists are a different species. I...

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Candid Conversations With Families
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Candid Conversations With Families

I can strip my clothes off at the drop of a hat, not that anyone is very excited to see me do it. Patients are outsiders in the circus ring of activity called...

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New Supervisory Why?
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New Supervisory Why?

Basically on the 3-11 shift I am the only one left in charge to handle emergencies, family concerns, and personnel issues. Close to ten years in this position, now...

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Never Assume
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Never Assume

At work I was participating in an accreditation survey. This is a nerve wracking experience where an seasoned surgeon spends the day reviewing the program. My...

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Using Goals to Grow in Nursing
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Using Goals to Grow in Nursing

Determining where someone would like to be, and how to get there in five to 10 years, takes much conscious effort, however, identifying goals that will help someone...

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Expected Outcome - Not Met
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Expected Outcome - Not Met

I spent a lot of time coming up with interventions that I felt could really help our almost-a-century-old patient. As we pass room 221, I realize that there is a...

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Gerontological Nursing: The Interrelationship between Theory, Practice, and Research
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Gerontological Nursing: The Interrelationship between Theory, Practice, and Research

Theory, research, science, and practice are the four core elements of the discipline of nursing. They form a continuous "circle of knowledge" (Moccia, 1987). Theory...

Logistic Regression
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Logistic Regression

Logistic regression allows the researcher to test models to predict categorical outcomes with two or more categories, such as male/ female, young/ old, presence/...

Mixed Between-Within Subjects ANOVA
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Mixed Between-Within Subjects ANOVA

The mixed-design ANOVA model is used to test for differences between two or more independent groups while subjecting participants to repeated measures. The...

Code Status Error - An Ethical Dilemma
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Code Status Error - An Ethical Dilemma

I was a relatively new and inexperienced nurse and was orienting to the hospital on a chaotic medical-surgical unit. The orientation began by following the nursing...

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The Passing of "Mrs. Jones" and How She Changed My Life
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The Passing of "Mrs. Jones" and How She Changed My Life

In a 10 minute period, she would go from hot to cold and back to hot again, requiring multiple trips to her room to adjust the a/c or add/subtract blankets, etc. ...

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Hands of Love
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Hands of Love

They couldn't safely give care to everyone who needed it because there was one particular lady who was very confused and had an exceptional case of restlessness...

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Inspiring Patient Story - Why We Do What We Do!
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Inspiring Patient Story - Why We Do What We Do!

Every now and then, though, we get to care of someone who shows us exactly why we do what we do. Those cases, those patients, provide us with the inspiration we...

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