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Nursing Process Steps

October 5, 2010

The common analogy associated with the nursing process steps is ADPIE. Assessment, Diagnosis, Planning,
Implementation and Evaluation is considered a problem solving model which is in the patient’s best interest
with the intention of achieving results, goals and solutions.

Assessment
The registered nurse holds the responsibility of assessing the patient. The results can be from an actual and
potential point of view. The information can be ascertained by interviewing the patient, observing the patient’s
reaction with or without interaction, interpreting the vital signs. Upon collection of data the registered nurse
assesses the accumulated data with the patient’s health status at … Continue Reading

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Nursing Ethics

April 8, 2010

Most professions, particularly the helping professions, have a code of ethics that should be followed to ensure that the people being assisted are not taken advantage of. Nurses are also bound by an ethical code to ensure that they are adhering to a high standard of professional practice. There are a variety of topics covered within ethics in nursing. Some of the most discussed and debated topics are the right to choose treatment, maintaining confidentiality and allowing a patient to have informed consent.

The right to choose treatment sparks debate amongst many medical professionals and plays a great part … Continue Reading

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Can Nursing Prerequisites Be Finished Part-time

September 5, 2009

One of the concerns for those interested in becoming a nurse is whether they can meet the necessary nursing prerequisites. Today’s hectic schedules, and the need to maintain employment while pursuing career goals means more has to be done in less time.

Can Nursing Prerequisites Be Finished Part-time & How Long Will It Take?
By Brenne Meirowitz

If you are concerned about how long it will take to complete nursing prerequisites part-time, then perhaps you would be interested in the accelerated nursing degree program at the Columbia University School of Nursing. This combined BS/MS program is especially designed to … Continue Reading

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The Importance Of The NCLEX Nursing Exam

August 15, 2009

Whether you’re taking online LPN nursing classes, or studying for a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), completing a nursing school program is a tremendous accomplishment. All the time and effort studying and passing test after test in nursing school has finally paid off in the form of a degree.

But hold on a moment-you aren’t really a nurse until you have passed a very important test called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). The NCLEX is the test that once passed qualifies an individual who has completed an accredited nursing program licensure to practice nursing professionally. It is a … Continue Reading

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Nursing School Students: Employment Prospects For Nurses

August 11, 2009

Anyone considering the time and money that a formal education program requires probably has employment prospect as top of their list of questions that need answers. Those considering nurse as profession are no different.

While most career paths have greatly suffered in that capacity with the recent economic upheaval, nursing is one profession that so far has been sheltered from the storm. In fact demand for qualified nurses, both private practitioners and for health centers and hospitals, have seen an upward trend over the last twenty years that does not seem to lose steam in its growth.

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Ethics In Nursing: What You Should Know

July 15, 2009

There are many articles that are being written concerning ethics in nursing practice today. Many of these concerns will be of interest to those who are considering nursing and also to new graduates. Many ethical questions are facing today’s nurses and some of these questions will be encountered by all nurses at one time or another in their career. Ethics in nursing actually has a very broad scope and encompasses your own personal behavior and your professional responses when at work.

Nursing is a career that demands the best that you are capable of giving emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. … Continue Reading

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