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Nurse Interview
Words: 950 Length: 3 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 29793076
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An MSN-prepared nurse educator, Anita (name changed for this paper) is the ideal individual to interview for this project. Anita exemplifies the value of pursuing the MSN, particularly as the degree empowers the individual to pursue careers in research and education as well as in being a nurse practitioner. Furthermore, Anita shows how the trajectory of nurse education is not always a straight line. Nurses often pursue their degrees intermittently, successively developing their skills and applying them in the professional setting. The purpose of this paper is to offer an overview of Anita’s journey from a nursing student to a nurse educator via the MSN path, showing how a nursing student can learn from their mentors.
Overview of Career
Before Anita received her credentials as a nurse educator with an MSN degree, she had worked extensively in healthcare in three different states including Missouri, Colorado, and California. She started…

Bastable, S.B. (2003). Nurse as Educator. Second Edition. Sudbury: Jones and Bartlett.
Bremmer, M.N., Abuddell, K., Bennett, D.N., et al (2006). The use of human patient simulators. Nurse Educator 31(4): 170-174.
Schoening, A.M., Sittner, B.J. & Todd, M. J. (2006). Simulated clinical experience. Nurse Educator 31(6): 253-258.

Nurse Abuse and Workplace Harassment
Words: 1375 Length: 4 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 44806391
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Workplace Harassment in Healthcare Settings
Nurses experience a wide range of abuses in the workplace including physical and psychological harassments and physical violence. Patients, patients’ families or friends, and coworkers can all precipitate harassment and abuse directed at nurses, with worldwide prevalence rates at over 36% for physical violence and 66.9% for nonphysical violence (Spector, Zhou & Che, 2014). Bullying, abuse of power, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or racial harassment by coworkers and supervisors are also relatively common, creating toxic environments in healthcare organizations (Lee, Bernstein, Lee, et al., 2014). In fact, the majority of violent or abusive acts remain unreported due to the lack of institutional support or formal methods of reporting experiences of violence or harassment by either patients or coworkers (Kvas & Seljak, 2014).
Females and demographic minority nurses are at a much higher risk for being targeted for harassment and abuse (Okechukwu, Souza, Davis, et al.,…

Bohannon, J. (2013). Who’s afraid of peer review? Science 342(6154): 60-65.
Kvas, A. & Seljak, J. (2014). Unreported workplace violence in nursing. International Nursing Review 61(3): 344-351.
Lee, Y.J., Bernstein, K., Lee, M., et al. (2014). Bullying in the nursing workplace. Nursing Economics 32(5): 255-267.
Nicholas, D., Watkinson, A., Jamali, H.R., et al. (2015). Peer review: still king in the digital age. Learned Publishing 28(1): 15-21.
Okechukwu, C.A., Souza, K., Davis, K.D., et al. (2013). Discrimination, harassment, abuse, and bullying in the workplace: Contribution of workplace injustice to occupational health disparities. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 57(5): 573-586.
Sood, G. (2015). Reviewing the peer review.
Spector, P.E., Zhou, Z.E. & Che, X.X. (2014). Nurse exposure to physical and nonphysical violence, bullying, and sexual harassment: A quantitative review. International Journal of Nursing Studies 51(1): 72-84.

Nurse Practitioner Autonomy
Words: 3454 Length: 10 Pages Document Type: Research Paper Paper #: 13192679
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Today, health care in the United States is characterized by growing demand combined with skyrocketing costs and critical shortages of qualified health care practitioners. In response to these challenges, there has also been a growing consensus among health care providers that nurse practitioners possess the education, training and expertise that are required to provide high quality medical services for a wide array of disorders. In fact, some studies have indicated that nurse practitioners can treat fully 90% of the typical conditions that have historically been treated by primary care physicians with higher rates of patient satisfaction and compliance with treatment regimens. Nevertheless, fewer than one-half of the states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs only have granted nurse practitioners full practice authority, meaning that tens of millions of health care consumers across the country are being denied the full range of benefits that can be…

Andregård, A., &Jangland, E. (2015). The tortuous journey of introducing the Nurse Practitioner as a new member of the healthcare team: a meta-synthesis. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 29(1), 3-14. doi:10.1111/scs.12120.
Carlson, K. (2017, March 2). NP practice authority grows - March 2017 update. Retrieved from
Estes, C.L., Chapman, S.A., Dodd, C., Hollister, B, & Harrington, C. (2013). Health policy: Crisis and reform (6th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
Full practice authority. (2017). American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Retrieved from
Kraus, E. & DuBois, J. M. (2017). Knowing your limits: A qualitative study of physician and nurse practitioner perspectives on NP independence in primary care. JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32(3), 284-290. doi:10.1007/s11606-016-3896-7
Park, J., Athey, E., Pericak, A., Pulcini, J., & Greene, J. (2018). To what extent are state scope of practice laws related to nurse practitioners\\\\' day-to-day practice autonomy?.Medical Care Research & Review, 75(1), 66-87. doi:10.1177/1077558716677826.
Poghosyan, L., & Liu, J. (2016). Nurse practitioner autonomy and relationships with leadership affect teamwork in primary care practices: a cross-sectional survey. JGIM: Journal Of General Internal Medicine, 31(7), 771-777. doi:10.1007/s11606-016-3652-z
Pritchard, M. J. (2017). Is it time to re-examine the doctor-nurse relationship since the introduction of the independent nurse prescriber?.Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 35(2), 31-37.