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Nurse Interview

Words: 950 Length: 3 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 29793076

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…… [Read More]


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.

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Nurse Abuse and Workplace Harassment

Words: 1375 Length: 4 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 44806391

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.,…… [Read More]


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.

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Nurse Practitioner Autonomy

Words: 3454 Length: 10 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 13192679

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…… [Read More]


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.

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The Role of the Nurse

Words: 325 Length: 1 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 28060774

The article selected is “Time and NP Practice: Naming, Claiming, and Explaining the Role of Nurse Practitioners”. The article provides a new overview of the importance of nursing and the major changes taking place within healthcare. The role of nursing has advanced to the point where they assume some responsibilities that only doctors handled in the past. Some of the things covered for example are the changing of healthcare delivery models and how nursing assumptions and philosophy underpin NP practice (Judge-Ellis & Wilson, 2017). It is important as time progresses, that the role of nurse is understood because recent times have called for a reassessment.
That reassessment includes discovering the complexity of being a nurse practitioner. Patients come in for more than just simple checkups. The article shares how many patients come in for chronic disease management and complications from chronic disease (Judge-Ellis & Wilson, 2017). For example, the diabetes…… [Read More]

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Clinical Reflection Nurse Practitioner

Words: 371 Length: 1 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 81010583

Clinical Reflection
I would describe my relationship with my preceptor as amazing and beneficial. Over time, I have managed to develop a very health working relationship with her. She is always understanding and willing to help. From time to time, she avails to me nurse practitioner journals and has advised that I subscribe to the said journals so as to keep abreast with the relevant issues in the nursing world. At this point in time, I could say that I am definitely fulfilling my clinical goals. As the old saying states, ‘practice makes perfect.’ My exposure and constant interaction with patients has made me confident of my abilities. This is more so the case having been able to successfully conduct a number of physical examinations.
I would describe the kind of interactions I have had with patients as mutually beneficial in that I benefit from greater exposure and patients benefit…… [Read More]