• Current participation and perceived value of continuing education 

      McReynolds, Susan
      The purpose of this study was to survey nurses in a rural Mid-Western city to explore what continuing education topics they find valuable; their beliefs about the importance of CE to their professional practice; where they ...
    • Current perspectives on the Gestalt of nursing curricula 

      Venvertloh, Brandi Lynne
      This research study aimed to investigate the current gestalt of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) curricula in the United States. Presently there is an emphasis in nursing education on the practice–education gap in ...
    • Efficacy of massage in the chronic pain population 

      Collier, Hannah; Hobbs, Amelia; McPherson, Maria
      How effectively is massage therapy used for chronic pain control in comparison to pharmacological measures? P- Pain control for individuals with chronic pain I- Message Therapy C- Pharmacological use O- Improved pain ...
    • Fish skin for wound healing 

      Dahl, Melissa; Hull, Lauren; Koger, Marcus
      For patients with impaired wound healing, the use of fish skin grafting may provide a faster and higher quality healing than standard dressing care. P-Patients with impaired wound healing. I-Application of fish skin ...
    • Impact of animal facilitated therapy on inpatient outcomes 

      Arras, Hannah; Biessman, Gretchen; Hubbert, Kaitlin
      The use of Animal Facilitated Therapy (AFT) in an inpatient setting improves overall patient outcomes. P- Inpatient stress, Anxiety, Rehabilitation I- Animal Facilitated Therapy C- The use of Animal Facilitated Therapy ...
    • NPO length prior to surgery 

      Ellis, Lynley; Huckstep, Christy; Smith, Kayce; Tangerose, Andrea
      What is the effect of NPO length of duration prior to surgery on gastrointestinal motility and patient satisfaction post op? P-Post Operative Population I-Shorter NPO times C-NPO of 8hrs vs NPO of O-Greater patient ...
    • Nursing students' anxiety related to patient sudden death 

      Alexander, Erica
      This study was completed to determine the influence of simulation on reducing nursing students’ anxiety levels when faced with sudden patient death. The study also explored how nursing students’ general anxiety levels ...
    • Say “NO” to nosocomials: Clostridium difficile 

      Bonds, Peyton; McDaniel, Gavin; Vahle, Madelyn; Winters, Alisha
      For acutely hospitalized patients, the concurrent use of probiotics of various strains may decrease the incidence of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) cases compared to antibiotic administration alone. P – Patients receiving ...
    • Undergraduate nursing students perceptions of accountability 

      Ruhs, Joan
      Accountability is an essential component to nursing practice. Defining perceptions of accountability in undergraduate nursing students is an inherent means of determining professional behaviors in nursing students. Dishonest ...
    • Using high fidelity simulation to enhance understanding of pediatric immunizations and parent education in baccalaureate nursing students 

      Harris, Josey M.
      The use of high fidelity simulation to educate health care professionals is becoming more common, especially in nursing education. This innovative teaching method bridges the knowledge gaps that are often present in nursing ...

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