Florence Nightingale Essays

What Is Nursing_

What is nursing? Florence Nightingale once said, “You ask me why I do not write something… I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all be distilled into actions and into actions that bring results” (Woodham-Smith, 1951). I find this quote to be true because sometimes actions are more important than words (especially in the nursing profession). Since the early 1800s nursing has quickly evolved into what we know it as today. Nursing is a unique profession in…

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Lack of Respect for Nurses

Lack of Respect for Nurses According to a journal of Palliative Medicine “The basis of a professional relationship associates trust, respect, commitment , truthfulness, and compliance to the expertise of a fellow worker” (Paul Rousseau of Palliative Medicine, 2004, p.753). All of us need to respect each other because to earn respect you must show respect. According to a nurse practitioner Olivia (Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 2007) “A lack of respect can create a barrier to effective collaboration, showing respect…

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Ana Code of Ethics

The ANA code of ethics as described in the book of Conceptual Foundations as: ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses, 2001 * 1. The nurse, in all professional relationships, practices with compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of health problems. * 2. The nurse’s primary commitment is to the person, whether an individual, family, group, or community. * 3. The…

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Professional Roles and Values

Being a regulatory agency, the Virginia Board of Nursing’s role is to allow one to obtain a nursing license once all prerequisites are met, oversee nursing practice, revoke, suspend, or add disciplinary action to nurses, and govern all rules that apply to nursing within their respective state. The board of nursing regulates the scope of nursing practice, while the professional nursing organization provides standards and evidenced based practices to integrate and follow. Another difference is that the board of nursing…

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Nursing Scholarship

“The pursuit of happiness” isn’t that what we all strive for? Some find it in family and friendship; some find it in love and others in money and work. I find happiness in knowing that with much determination and will power I have been able to pursue my lifelong dream of being a nurse. The medical field is an area of constant change and evolution in society on a daily basis thus producing great challenges to those who take healthcare…

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Nursing Sensitive Indicators

According to the American Nurses Association, nursing-sensitive indicators “reflect the structure, process and outcomes of nursing care.” (“Nursing Sensitive Indicators,” 2015) Understanding the indicators is an important piece of nursing, not only to assist the patient, but the patients loved ones as well, to ensure quality patient care. In this particular case, had the nurse understood the reasoning and data behind the Pressure Ulcer Rate and Restraint indicators, and communicated the necessity to report any pertinent findings the CNA may…

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Project on Motivation of Nurses

The most traumatic and stressful moments of an individual’s life are when he or she is taken ill. Nurses are synonymous with care and attention in times of need such as these. In a world mostly driven my personal ambition and corporate profit, nurses with their commitment to patient welfare and selfless service, provide a contrasting study. A nurse acts as a savior in distress and is often called upon to make great personal sacrifices in the discharge of her…

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Change Management in Nursing

Leadership is defined as influencing people to achieve a purpose or set of goals, but differentiating it from management causes confusion in many instances (Tappen, Weiss and Whitehead, 2004; Senior and Fleming, 2006; Robbins, Judge and Sanghi, 2009). Leaders can be managers but not all managers can be effective leaders, making leadership an important aspect of effective management (Tappen, Weiss and Whitehead, 2004). Several attempts have been made over the years to explain the characteristics of an effective leader. Trait,…

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Nursing Theorist Grid

1. Theorist Selected: Florence Nightingale born on 5/12/1820, a writer, a philosopher, a theorist, a “reformer, a statistician, an administrator, a researcher” (Attewell, 1998), an educator, and a nurse leader. 2. Description of key points of the theory: Nightingale was one of the first theorist to connect the environment with the patient’s well being. Nightingale believed a persons health depended on their environment and that patients will be compliant to treatment because they wanted to be cared for and be…

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Historical Development of Nursing Timeline

The science of nursing has come a long way since the days of when the art of nursing was passed on to other nurses through education of skills and tasks. Through the development of nursing theories, the science of nursing has changed and grown. Nursing theories were developed to help standardize care and to help create a base of knowledge so that nursing would be recognized as a profession. There have been many theorists who have played an integral part…

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The Professional Nursing Organizations

A. Functional Differences The Professional Nursing Organizations and Regulatory Agencies for Nursing are what nursing professionals look to for standards, guidance, support, rules and regulations, along with licensure and discipline if necessary. One example of a professional nursing organization (PNO) would be the American Nurses Association (ANA). The role of the ANA includes: promotion/ development of the nursing profession, involvement with legislation and policy making, supporting the nurse in order for the nurse to provide quality care for the those…

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Taking a Stand

Nursing profession is constantly changing with the development of new technologies that lead to a new level of responsibility. The new level of responsibility challenges nurses torespond to different and difficultsituations in the health care industry, especially in protecting the human right, dignity of patients and their safety. Nurses hold adistinctive position as patient advocates, regardless of their respective areas of practice; either in a home health, clinic, or in a hospital setting. Nursesare faced with ethical decisions, both personal…

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Lytton Strachey’s Excerpt on Florence Nightingale

Lytton Strachey’s excerpt depicts the popular misconceptions and the actual reality of who Florence Nightingale was. Strachey’s euphemism of calling Nightingale “the Lady with the Lamp” as opposed to the “agitations of her soul” portrays the idea that her reality was much more different than her false perceptions. Though he admires Nightingale with awe, he conveys his opinion by using dark and tainted diction – “morbid”, “Demon possessed her”. Though this might suggest into the thinking that Nightingale was evil…

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Effective Approaches in Leadership and Management

The nursing shortage and high turnover rate in nursing impacts the economic life of every health care organization in America. The purpose of this paper is to define and discuss the approaches in leadership and management styles in relation to the nursing shortage and nurse turnover using theories, principles, skills, and roles of the leader versus manager and to identify this student’s professional philosophy of nursing and personal leadership style. INTRODUCTION The Affordable Care Act has changed the landscape of…

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Business Research Project

Serenity Stay Long Term Care is a Specialty Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee. The company is a 50 bed facility that caters to patients on ventilators, patients needing physical therapy, and patients needing wound care. The facility has been losing a lot of good Register Nursing (R.N.) personnel and Human Resource thinks that it is because of the long 12 hours days required to work. To provide outstanding care to our patients Serenity Stay must find a way to keep…

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