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Management of facilitators and obstacles experienced by Hispanics in their first semester of a baccalaureate nursing program (2018-07-03)
Although an ethnically diverse workforce is believed to enhance patient care quality, Hispanics are under-represented in nursing. Recruiting and retaining Hispanic students in nursing programs is essential for ...
Background: Upwards of 99% of physiological alarms may not require intervention and make monitoring devices unreliable. Over time, the unreliability of monitoring devices creates desensitization and can lead to patient ...
This thesis presents a body of publications in the area of critical care nursing, for the consideration of the award Doctor of Philosophy by publication. The publications and their dissemination herein contribute ...
Barriers to and facilitators of initiation and retention in behavioral health services in Cape May County, New Jersey (2018-06-05)
Mental illness is shown to increase healthcare costs and decrease quality and length of life. Barriers to access care must be removed in order to help increase access to vital behavioral health services. This project ...
Faculty Burnout and Disempowerment in Nurse Educators and Their Relationship to Creativity in Teaching (2018-05-11)
In an effort to ensure creativity and critical thinking are woven into the nursing curriculum and taught on a professional level, a healthy work environment, void of burnout and feelings of disempowerment, must be present ...
Nurse educators have identified oversaturated curriculum as a factor influencing adequate preparation of nursing students for beginning practice. The dynamic nature of healthcare contributed to content laden curriculum. ...
Background: Nursing incivility is a problem for the profession of nursing and interferes with the establishment of a culture of safety, placing patient safety at risk. Elements associated with incivility, Jean Watson’s ...
Treatment-related decisional conflict, quality of life, and comorbid illness in older adults with cancer (2018-05-09)
As the aging population the nation increases, cancer diagnoses in this age group will also increase. The many chronic medical conditions associated with older adults will be confounded by a diagnosis of cancer. ...
Nurses’ job satisfaction affects work performance at the point of care in hospitals. The incoming nurses who are able to receive a comprehensive patient report at shift change are more prepared in comparison to incoming ...
The Effectiveness of Screening for Comorbid Depression Among Outpatients With Chronic Diseases in Maryland (2018-05-08)
Depression is a pervasive mental health disorder worldwide. Although being diagnosed with chronic illness exacerbates susceptibility to depression, detection and subsequent treatment of comorbid depression in primary ...
There are approximately 22.2 million Americans’ who are living with asthma and of those 18.4 million are adults. African Americans’ are more likely to be diagnosed with asthma compared to Caucasians, and experience more ...
Despite recognition that patients carry pathogens on their hands and demonstrate poor hand hygiene practice, little attention has been given to interventions that increase hand hygiene practices of patients. Studies ...
A Psychometric Analysis of an Instrument that Tests Genetic Knowledge of Advanced Practice Nurses in Genetics (2018-03-23)
The purposes of this methodological psychometric study were to: 1) develop a criterion-referenced instrument using the steps outlined by Waltz, Strickland and Lenz (2005) to provide effective documentation of knowledge ...
Impact of Interprofessional Orientation on New Employee Attitudes Regarding Interprofessional Teamwork (2018-03-23)
Interprofessional teamwork is recognized as a major contributing factor to safe patient care and improved patient outcomes. Healthcare professionals’ attitudes impact successful teamwork. A large, not-for-profit ...
Investigation into the Relationship Between Critical Thinking Skills and Clinical Judgment in the Nurse Practitioner Student (2018-03-23)
The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a relationship between critical thinking (CT) skills and clinical judgment in nurse practitioner (NP) students enrolled in an advanced practice educational ...
Exploring the Moderating Effect of a Caring Work Environment on the Relationship Between Workplace Mistreatment and Nurses' Ability to Provide Patient Care (2018-03-22)
Workplace mistreatment (bullying, horizontal violence, and incivility) has been shown to impact nurses’ work satisfaction, job turnover, and physical and mental health. However, there are limited studies that examine ...
Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease: A Qualitative Descriptive Study Exploring the Individual’s Perspective (2018-03-22)
Fatigue in Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a major cause of disability and lower quality of life. It is often under-assessed by health care providers and under-recognized by individuals with PD as being part of their ...
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the difference in the perception of trust between nurse leaders and direct care nurses in a Just Culture, and the impact this may have on ...
An Examination of the Role Discrepancy, Depressive symptoms, and Turnover Intention among the Jordanian Nursing Workforce (2018-03-22)
Globally, nursing shortage is affecting all components of patient care process, especially in the developing countries due to their lack of resources. Literature identified nurses’ dissatisfaction with work ...
The purpose of this qualitative grounded theory study was to understand nurses’ perceptions