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PREDICTORS OF SUCCESS IN AN ASSOCIATE NURSING PROGRAM UTILIZING COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION SCORES
The purpose of this research study was to examine the relationship between the scores obtained on the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) tests and the results of the first attempt on the National Council Licensure ...
Exploring the Risk Factors for Substance Abuse Development Among Adolescents
Substance abuse (SA) is a complex problematic phenomenon that continues to affect the young population, particularly adolescents. Research shows that this epidemic involves many different factors leading up to SA initiation. ...
70% Ethanol for Decontamination of Central Venous Lines Exposed to Calcineurin Inhibitors
Introduction: Tacrolimus, commonly used for GvHD prophylaxis is usually administered via a dedicated CVL and trough levels drawn from the unexposed lumen. Being an oil-based medication, it may be adsorbed to the inside ...
Re-Designing an Undergraduate Capstone Course: Connecting through Online Discussion
An online community was created to support a cohort of undergraduate nursing students in their final capstone course positioned in different cities acrosst he country. It was developed to facilitate collaborative learnign ...
Childhood Overweight Bias: Perceptions of Student Nurses within the Nursing Major
Purpose: To explore bias among student nurses within the nursing major regarding overweight children. Setting: College of Nursing at a large Midwestern University in an urban setting. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional ...
The Use of Chocolate Chip Cookies to Introduce Nursing Research Concepts
Nursing faculty are challenged to provide baccalaureate nursing students with a basic understanding of the important concepts, as well as fostering an appreciation for nursing research that will ultimately be integrated into their future practice. An experiential learning activity similar to Thiel’s Great American Cookie Experiment was implemented on the first day of a nursing research course. This experiential activity introduced accelerated baccalaureate nursing students to key concepts and the process of nursing research. The concepts incorporated into this activity were qualitative and quantitative research methods, sampling techniques, data collection and measurement, legal and ethical considerations of engaging in nursing research, as well as other concepts related to the research process. Students readily engaged in the activity. Surveys were administered at the start and the completion of the semester to obtain student feedback regarding their perceptions and understanding of nursing research. A positive change in student responses was noted....
How to Write a Literature Review
A literature review is a critical analysis of the relationships among different research based works that relate to your topic of interest. When you undertake a literature review you identify a research question(s) and ...
Assessment of Level 3 and Level 4 NI Competencies Tool Development
Aim: To develop a reliable and valid instrument for self-assessment of perceived level 3 informatics specialist and level 4 informatics innovator competencies in selected informatics activities.
Exercise and Hospitalized Leukemia Patients
Purposes: To determine if patients in a structured, monitored walking program experience less symptom distress than patients receiving the usual standard of care. Background/Significance: Cancer and its treatments are ...
Caregiver Burden and Quality of Life Factors Affecting Caregivers Caring for Patients with Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma
Background/Hypothesis: A unique caregiver burden and quality of life for the caregivers of CTCL patients exists, and as such, there may be unidentified, and thus unmet, caregiver needs. Objectives: The purpose of this ...