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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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My Heart Is In Peru
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My Heart Is In Peru

I am a registered nurse from another country. I live permanently in the USA, pursuing my dream to be licensed and work here. Nothing will stop me. Last year in...

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The Challenges Of Nursing School
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The Challenges Of Nursing School

When sailing, one chooses a destination, and then charts a course. If the winds or currents change, the navigator must chart a new course. You don't have to change...

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The Student And The School Nurse
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The Student And The School Nurse

Privately, Mrs. R described this student as a usually happy-go-lucky individual who did very well in school and was well liked by many of her peers. One morning,...

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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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Sexual Abuse Enlightenment for Teen and Nurse
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Sexual Abuse Enlightenment for Teen and Nurse

As I sat and talked with this teenager who had many problems including anxiety, depression, and trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) ... she seemed like a...

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Why I Want To Be a Nurse
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Why I Want To Be a Nurse

As a child I grew up a bit of a flip flopper, one day I wanted to be a lawyer, teacher, the next an architect, an artist, a fashion designer, an accountant and many...

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A Nurse Is A Nurse
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A Nurse Is A Nurse

In 1997, after finishing school, I set off with my brother to visit nursing schools, in England. At first I had no plans to leave Ireland, I was just attempting to...

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Day One In The Life Of A Nursing Student
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Day One In The Life Of A Nursing Student

It's 7:20am. I stood there for a few minutes, looking down the hall at my two companion student nurses scampering around with their buddy nurses. I watched with...

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