Research Paper On Becoming A Registered Nurse
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New Nurses Survival Guide
A 3 page research paper that discusses how new nurses can survive the transition to practice. The fact that there is a knowledge and skill gap between a new graduate registered nurse's education and "actual practice requirements of new registered nurses" (RNs) has long been acknowledged among nursing professionals (Burns and Poster, 2008, p. 67). This gap in knowledge suggests that the novice nurse needs a survival guide in order to survive the critical transition from student to licensed RN. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2009
A 3 page summation and discussion of the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing (RNSS) Act, which would require that hospitals develop "valid, reliable unit-by-unit staffing plans," which would be developed in coordination with input from the registered nurses (RNs) based in each unit and, therefore, designed to accommodate each "unit's unique characteristics and needs" (ANA, 2009). The writer supports the bill and calls for other nurses to do so as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Various Types of Nursing Roles
In five pages this research paper examines North Carolina's nursing practice in a consideration of the roles of advanced practice nurses, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.
Negative Effect of Anesthesia Assistants on Nursing
A 9 page paper arguing that the use of Anesthesia Assistants is detrimental to the profession of nursing. Nurse Anesthesia Assistants are registered nurses (RNs) trained to certificate level, technologists that have greater understanding of the process of anesthesia than RNs without the certificate training but without the specialized knowledge that anesthesiologists or certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) hold. Though it can be valuable to have an assistant present who has more knowledge in anesthesia than most other nurses present in the operating room, the very existence of the classification is detrimental to the profession of nursing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.