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Baldwin, Jeffrey N.; Bartek, Jean K.; Scott, David M.; Davis-Hall, R. Ellen; DeSimone, Edward M., II – Substance Abuse, 2009
Statewide nursing student alcohol and other drug (AOD) use attitudes and behaviors were assessed. Response was 929/2017 (46%) (practical nursing [n = 173/301] 57.3%; diploma and associate degree in nursing [n = 282/417] 67.6%; bachelor of science in nursing [n = 474/1299] 36.5%). Nearly 44% reported inadequate substance abuse education. Past-year…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Substance Abuse, Smoking, Marijuana
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Castle, Nicholas G.; Ferguson, Jamie C. – Gerontologist, 2010
Purpose: In this commentary, we examine nursing home quality and indicators that have been used to measure nursing home quality. Design and Methods: A brief review of the history of nursing home quality is presented that provides some context and insight into currently used quality indicators. Donabedian's structure, process, and outcome (SPO)…
Descriptors: Nursing Homes, Health Facilities, Certification, Gerontology
Desir, Johanna E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Nurse shortages and nurse turnover are major issues in the health care industry. As 4 generations of nurses are working side-by-side for the first time in history in the health care industry, nurse leaders need to understand the generational differences in order to bridge the gap on retaining the nurses in the workforce. The primary focus of this…
Descriptors: Nurses, Labor Turnover, Supply and Demand, Generational Differences
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Power, Tamara; Virdun, Claudia; Gorman, Edward; Doab, Anna; Smith, Rachel; Phillips, Angela; Gray, Joanne – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Like other Westernised countries, Australia's history of colonisation, racism and oppression has impacted upon Indigenous Peoples' health and well-being. It is also evident that institutional racism and ongoing colonisation are present in the Australian health system. Better preparation of health professionals to work in a culturally respectful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness
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Sanko, Jill S. – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
Simulation can be used for teaching or practicing both technical skills (insertion of intravenous catheters, or suturing for example) and non-technical skills (communication and teamwork). A combination of full body, high and low technology simulators (mannequins designed to depict humans), body part or body system-specific task trainers (models…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Simulation, Nursing Education, Skill Development
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Dawood, Eman; Al Ghadeer, Hind; Mitsu, Rufa; Almutary, Nadiah; Alenezi, Brouj – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
Introduction: Anxiety is a common phenomenon that constitutes a universal cause of poor academic performance among students worldwide. It is a kind of self preoccupation which is manifested as self-minimization and results in negative cognitive evaluation, lack of concentration, unfavorable physiological reactions and academic failure. Test…
Descriptors: Test Anxiety, Correlation, Undergraduate Students, Nursing Education
Selick, Sandra A. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this study was to examine the transformation of the School of Nursing at a private university in a Middle Atlantic state during the years 1999 to 2009. The secondary purpose of this study was to determine the leadership style of the Director of the School of Nursing at this private university in a Middle Atlantic state that led this…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Private Colleges, Educational History, Educational Change
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Campbell, Tia B. – Journal of School Nursing, 2009
Traditional orientation programs for school nurses may not meet the needs of nurses new to the specialty. In this era where technology is a major aspect of our daily lives, the Internet offers new school nurses an avenue where information can be accessed at anytime and from anyplace. This article explores a Web-based orientation program that has…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Entry Workers, Staff Orientation, Web Based Instruction
Vitale, Gail A. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine how nursing efficacy for drug-dosage calculation instruction is determined. Medication administration is a critical function of nurses in healthcare settings. An essential component of safe medication administration is accurate drug-dosage calculation, but instruction in drug-dosage calculation methods…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Nursing Education, College Faculty, Computation
Resurreccion, Leandro Alcovendaz – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Male nurses are but a small percentage of the total nurse population in the United States, and most certainly have potential to increase in numbers if the profession appeared more attractive as a career option for men. The purpose of this research was to discover the decision factors used by males that led them to enroll in Associate Degree…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Associate Degrees, Community Colleges, Males
Davis, Kelly – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Transformative change is occurring in the nursing profession, higher education, and healthcare. There is increased employer demand for baccalaureate prepared nurses. Currently, associate degree programs educate the majority of entry-level nurses in the United States. One solution to meet the increased demand for baccalaureate prepared nurses is to…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Nursing Education, Nurses, Bachelors Degrees
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Frahm, Kathryn; Gammonley, Denise; Zhang, Ning Jackie; Paek, Seung Chun – Journal of Family Social Work, 2010
Using 2003 nursing home data from the Minimum Data Set (MDS) database, this study investigated the role of family support among nursing homes serving residents with a mental health history. Exploratory factor analysis was used to create and test a conceptual model of family support using indicators located within the MDS database. Families were…
Descriptors: Family Role, Family Programs, Mental Health, Nursing Homes
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Probst, Janice C.; Baek, Jong-Deuk; Laditka, Sarah B. – Journal of Rural Health, 2009
Context: Most nursing home care is provided by certified nursing assistants (CNAs), but little is known about rural CNAs. Purpose: To develop a representative geographic profile of the CNA workforce, focusing on paths leading to present job. Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of data from the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey (NNAS), a…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Nursing Homes, Health Facilities, Sampling
Davis, Darcy A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Faced with unsustainable costs and enormous amounts of under-utilized data, health care needs more efficient practices, research, and tools to harness the benefits of data. These methods create a feedback loop where computational tools guide and facilitate research, leading to improved biological knowledge and clinical standards, which will in…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Medical Services, Diseases, Genetics
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Smith, Shirley G.; Firmin, Michael W. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
This is a phenomenological, qualitative study of 25 school nurses employed in a large, urban school district in the Midwestern section of the United States. The study's participants possess histories of professional work experiences in nursing specialties other than school nursing. Thematic analysis of the data revealed three prominent factors…
Descriptors: School Nurses, Urban Schools, Attitudes, Career Choice
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