Professional Association Membership

Examine the importance of professional associations in nursing. Choose a professional nursing organization that relates to your specialty area, or a specialty area in which you are interested. In 1,250 word paper, provide a detailed overview the organization and its advantages for members. Include the following: Describe the organization and its significance to nurses in the specialty area. Include its purpose, mission, and vision. Describe the overall benefits, or “perks,” of being a member. Explain why it is important for a nurse in this specialty field to network. Discuss how this organization creates networking opportunities for nurses. Discuss how the organization keeps its members informed of health care changes and changes to practice that affect the specialty area.  Discuss opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

 NO PLAGIARISM :Prepare this assignment according to APA style with a maximum of 1250 words with 5 References. 

 

NO PLAGIARISM PLEASE

Interaction between nurse informaticists and other specialists

Nature offers many examples of specialization and collaboration. Ant colonies and bee hives are but two examples of nature’s sophisticated organizations. Each thrives because their members specialize by tasks, divide labor, and collaborate to ensure food, safety, and general well-being of the colony or hive.

Of course, humans don’t fare too badly in this regard either. And healthcare is a great example. As specialists in the collection, access, and application of data, nurse informaticists collaborate with specialists on a regular basis to ensure that appropriate data is available to make decisions and take actions to ensure the general well-being of patients.

In this Discussion, you will reflect on your own observations of and/or experiences with informaticist collaboration. You will also propose strategies for how these collaborative experiences might be improved.

To Prepare: Review the Resources and reflect on the evolution of nursing informatics from a science to a nursing specialty. Consider your experiences with nurse Informaticists or technology specialists within your healthcare organization.

Post a description of experiences or observations about how nurse informaticists and/or data or technology specialists interact with other professionals within your healthcare organization. Suggest at least one strategy on how these interactions might be improved. Be specific and provide examples. Then, explain the impact you believe the continued evolution of nursing informatics as a specialty and/or the continued emergence of new technologies might have on professional interactions.

3 to 4 references less than 5 years

Assessing and treating clients with Psychosis and Schizophrenia

  

Assignment: Assessing and Treating Clients With Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Psychosis and schizophrenia greatly impact the brain’s normal processes, which interferes with the ability to think clearly. When symptoms of these disorders are uncontrolled, clients may struggle to function in daily life. However, clients often thrive when properly diagnosed and treated under the close supervision of a psychiatric mental health practitioner. For this Assignment, as you examine the client case study in this week’s Learning Resources( on required media below) consider how you might assess and treat clients presenting with psychosis and schizophrenia.

Learning Objectives

Students will:

· Assess client factors and history to develop personalized plans of antipsychotic therapy for clients

· Analyze factors that influence pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in clients requiring antipsychotic therapy

· Evaluate efficacy of treatment plans

· Analyze ethical and legal implications related to prescribing antipsychotic therapy to clients across the lifespan

To prepare for this Assignment:

· Review this week’s Learning Resources. Consider how to assess and treat clients requiring anxiolytic therapy.

The Assignment

Examine Case Study: Pakistani Woman with Delusional Thought Processes (Below on media resources) You will be asked to make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to this client. Be sure to consider factors that might impact the client’s pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes.

At each decision point stop to complete the following:

· Decision #1

o Which decision did you select?

o Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

o What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

o Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #1 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

· Decision #2

o Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

o What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

o Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #2 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

· Decision #3

o Why did you select this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

o What were you hoping to achieve by making this decision? Support your response with evidence and references to the Learning Resources.

o Explain any difference between what you expected to achieve with Decision #3 and the results of the decision. Why were they different?

Also include how ethical considerations might impact your treatment plan and communication with clients.

Note: Support your rationale with a minimum of three academic resources. While you may use the course text to support your rationale, it will not count toward the resource requirement.

Required Readings

Note: All Stahl resources can be accessed through this link provided.

Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahl’s essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (4th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

To access the following chapters, click on the Essential Psychopharmacology, 4th ed tab on the Stahl Online website and select the appropriate chapter. Be sure to read all sections on the left navigation bar for each chapter. Chapter 4, “Psychosis and      Schizophrenia” Chapter 5, “Antipsychotic Agents”

Stahl, S. M. (2014b). The prescriber’s guide (5th ed.). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

 

Naber, D., & Lambert, M. (2009). The CATIE and CUtLASS studies in schizophrenia: Results and implications for clinicians. CNS Drugs, 23(8), 649-659. doi:10.2165/00023210-200923080-00002

Kay, S. R., Fiszbein, A., & Opler, L. A. (1987). The Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) for schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 13(2), 261-276.

Clozapine REMS. (2015). Clozapine REMS: The single shared system for clozapine. Retrieved from https://www.clozapinerems.com/CpmgClozapineUI/rems/pdf/resources/Clozapine_REMS_A_Guide_for_Healthcare_Providers.pdf

Walden University. (2016). ASC success strategies: Studying for and taking a test. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ASCsuccess/ASCtesting

Required Media

Laureate Education. (2016j). Case study: Pakistani woman with delusional thought processes [Interactive media file]. Baltimore, MD: Author

Note: This case study will serve as the foundation for this week’s Assignment.

Optional Resources

Chakos, M., Patel, J. K., Rosenheck, R., Glick, I. D., Hammer, M. B., Tapp, A., & … Miller, D. (2011). Concomitant psychotropic medication use during treatment of schizophrenia patients: Longitudinal results from the CATIE study. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, 5(3), 124-134. doi:10.3371/CSRP.5.3.2

Fangfang, S., Stock, E. M., Copeland, L. A., Zeber, J. E., Ahmedani, B. K., & Morissette, S. B. (2014). Polypharmacy with antipsychotic drugs in patients with schizophrenia: Trends in multiple health care systems. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, 71(9), 728-738. doi:10.2146/ajhp130471

Lin, L. A., Rosenheck, R., Sugar, C., & Zbrozek, A. (2015). Comparing antipsychotic treatments for schizophrenia: A health state approach. The Psychiatric Quarterly, 86(1), 107-121. doi:10.1007/s11126-014-9326-2

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NURSING POSTER

I KIND OF FORGOT ABOUT THIS POSTER FOR SCHOOL AND NEED THIS DONE ASAP!!   ANYONE WILLING TO HELP WOULD BE GREAT NEED ASAP*******LMK ASAP IF YOU NEED ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Phi Nu, Walden University Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau the International Nursing Honor Society

Scholarship of Practice Poster Session

The Scholarship and Research committee invites you to submit a Scholarship of Practice Poster for the Phi Nu Scholarship and Induction Ceremony to be held during a Walden University Commencement. This is the Honor Society’s open-house celebration of Walden student scholarly activities.

Call for Posters

You will be notified of the deadlines for abstract submissions for the Annual Scholarship of Practice Poster Session by Walden University School of Nursing.

To be eligible to submit, an applicant must be: A current Walden student or Alumni who is an active Phi Nu Chapter member Able to present her/his poster at a Walden University Commencement Project must be completed by date of poster presentation

Applicants should submit abstracts based on their Scholarship of Practice.

Practicum projects are especially encouraged. This is a great opportunity to showcase your practicum work in a mentored environment.

Please follow the direction on the attached form and submit by the due date (to be determined).

One outstanding poster in each of the three categories per program (BSN, MSN and DNP) will be selected for a $100 award.

Blind reviews will be completed by a panel of Walden University faculty.

Names will be removed from the abstracts to ensure anonymity of the applicant.

Persons who have been selected to participate will be notified.

Abstracts must follow the required format to be considered.

Travel will be at the presenter’s expense.

 

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

Nursing Scholarship of Practice Poster Session

Poster presentations submitted should describe innovative projects and lessons learned in the practice of nursing.

1. Authors’ names, credentials, and affiliations (primary and co-authors):

2. Corresponding author’s e-mail address and phone number:

3. Nursing Program or practice Specialization that best fits your poster presentation:

____    A.        Nursing Education

____    B.        Nursing Leadership and Management

____    C.        Nursing Informatics

____    D.        BSN Student Project

_____  E.         DNP Student Project

_____  F          Other Nursing Specialty Project

4.  Title of presentation:

5.  Beginning date of project:  __________            

6.  Ending date of project: __________ (if project is ongoing indicate that here)

Please describe your project by answering items 7–14 below.

Do not exceed 500 words total in your responses.

7.  Setting of project:

8. Problem addressed:

9. Objectives of project:

10. Intervention or change implemented, if any:

11. Actions and methods used to solve the problem and meet the objectives:

12. Evaluation Strategies used to determine whether the objectives were met:

13. Outcomes:

 

14. Lessons learned (conclusions and recommendations for practice):

Research article critique part 2 multiple choice questions

Research Article Critique, Part 2

Occupational Stressors, Stress Perception Levels, and Coping Styles of Medical Srugical RNs: A Generalized Perspective

(Wakim, 2014)

 

 

Your assigned article for critique is:

Wakim, N. (2014). Occupational stressors, stress perception levels, and coping styles of medical surgical RNs.  Journal of Nursing Administration, 44(12), 632-639.   doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000140 

 

 

Instructions:   A major skill that is learned in this course is how to critically read and critique nursing research articles.  The purpose for critiquing an article is to critically evaluate the research process followed by the author(s) of the assigned article. This is an information-intensive, time-intensive process that is not learned overnight.   To demonstrate your skill at critiquing an article, you will complete this open-book multiple choice assignment.

Here’s how you should approach completing this week’s assignment to finish critiquing an article:

1.  First, do your assigned reading in Grove, Gray, and Burns (2015) and complete the reading worksheets early in the week.  This will introduce you to the critique skills you will need for the week.

2.  Skim the entire instructor assigned research article that has been posted on Blackboard for you so that you will have an idea of what it is about.  Lightly cross out the abstract for the article (you won’t be using it). Then, for this week, re-read carefully from the study design section through the end of the article.

3.  Print this document and find the best answer to each question below based on your Grove, Gray, and Burns (2015) assigned reading for the week and what you have read in the instructor assigned research article.

4.  Some of the questions in the critique assignment below will seem unfamiliar to you. Look up key terms from the question in your textbook.  Some examples of these terms might be: power analysis, inter-rater reliability, and generalization. You can also look in Chapter 12 for an example of a critical appraisal (or critique) of a quantitative research article.

5. Once you have completed this assignment “on paper”, go into blackboard and enter your answers by the assignment due date and time listed in the syllabus.  Ignore any wording from Blackboard that indicates that “this is a test” and carefully enter your answers from this document. 

6.  You will have two access attempts to record your answers.  This is given to you so that if you encounter technical difficulties on your first attempt, or you would like a second attempt to try to improve your grade, you may do so.  You will not be able to see the questions that you missed when you submit your attempt.  Blackboard will record the highest grade from the two submissions.

If you have questions about this assignment, you can post them to your group discussion board for help.  Please do not post the exact question from the assignment below and ask the group for the answer as this would constitute academic dishonesty.

Questions 1 – 9: Sample.  (For help with these questions, refer to chapters:  9 & 12)

1.  What sampling method or plan was used by the authors in this study?

              a.   Simple random sampling

              b.   Systematic sampling

              c.   Convenience sampling

              d.   Network sampling

             

2.  According to Grove, Gray, and Burns (2015), what are the potential biases of this sampling method?

a.   This is a strong probability sampling method with very little potential for bias

b.   This method is used when an ordered list of all members of the population are available, and provides a random but not equal chance for inclusion in the study.

c.   This method provides little opportunity to control for bias because subjects are included in the study merely because they happen to be in the right place at the right time. 

d.   This method is specific to the individuals who were recruited and the information gained cannot be generalized to others who don’t share these types of experiences.

e.   None of the above biases best describe the sampling method chosen by the author.

 

3.  What was the final sample size reported by the authors for this study?

              a.  200 participants

              b.  84 participants

              c.   159 participants

              d.   161 participants

 

4.  Was a power analysis conducted?  If so, which statement best describes the results of the power analysis?

a.    The authors mention that an a priori power analysis was conducted, and 200 subjects were

       determined to be needed for the study.

b.   The authors mention that a power analysis was conducted using four predictors and 1-way ANOVA using three independent groups for a needed sample size of 159.

c.   The authors do not report that a power analysis was conducted.

 

5.  Which of these statements would be considered an inclusion criterion for the sample in the research article? 

              a.   English-speaking

              b.   Have at least two years of experience as a nurse

              c.   Work on a Medical Surgical unit

              d.   Be a member of the Medical Surgical Nurses Association

             

 

6.  Which of these statements would be considered to be exclusion criterion specifically identified by the author for the sample in the research article?

           a.  The exclusion criteria were explained verbally during recruitment.

              b.  History of depression/ mental health issue.

c.   Report of no stress related problems by the participant. 

d.  Participants only worked on the night shift.

 

7.  What is the refusal rate for this study? (Hint: see page 253 in your text)

              a.   161/200 X 100% = 80%

              b.   84/159 X 100% = 53%

              c.   unknown / cannot be calculated.

              d.   39/200 x 100% = 19.5%

 

8.  Which of the following would be accurate for the attrition rate for this study?

              a.   161/200  X 100% = 80%

              b.   39/200 X 100% = 20%

              c.   84/159 X 100% = 53%

              d.   0%

 

9.   What was the setting for this research study?  Briefly describe the setting and indicate whether it was appropriate for conducting this study.

a.   The setting for this study was a partially controlled setting and was appropriate for this study’s research design.

              b.   The setting for this study was not well described by the authors and therefore not appropriate for 

                     conducting this study.

c.   The setting for this study was a highly controlled setting and was appropriate for this study’s research design.

d.   The setting for this study was a natural or field setting and was appropriate for this study’s research design.

 

Question 10 – 14: Measurement Methods.  (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 10 & 12.)

10.  Which ones of these questionnaires, scales, or physiologic measures is used in this research study?

(Select all that apply).  

              a.   The Ways of Coping Questionaire (WAYS)

b.  The Nursing Stress Scale (NSS)

              c.   The Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)

              d.   The Quality of Life Scale (QOLS)

 

11.  How do the authors describe the reliability of the Nursing Stress Scale (NSS) in previous studies?

a.   Two follow-up emails were sent to potential participants.

       b.   they compared the odd and even questions on the test to determine their equivalence.

c.   a team of staff nurses was trained by the primary investigator to administer the questionnaire.

       d.   they tested a group of subjects twice using the same questionnaire (test-retest reliability).

       e. they computed a Cronbach’s alpha on the Nurse Stress Scale that was administered to this group of subjects.

 

12. How do the authors describe the validity of The Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WAYS).

              a.    discriminant validity demonstrated that each subscale measured the same constructs.

              b.   evidence of validity from contrasting groups because they gave it to spouses of MS nurses.

c.   no was no mention of determining the validity of WAYS questionnaire.

d.   The authors had experience with administering this questionnaire.

 

13.   What types of questionnaires or surveys were used in this research study?  (Select all that apply.)        

               a.  The authors developed the Professional Quality of Life Scale.

               b.  Interviews were reportedly used, but the authors do not explain what was included in them.

 c.  The authors developed their own questions to ask about demographic information.

d.   The authors report adding a few of their own questions at the end of the demographic questionnaire.

e.   This study did not use any questionnaires or surveys.

               f.    The authors used previously developed questionnaires or surveys to measure the study

                   variables.

 

14.   Were any physiological measurements collected from the subjects for the purpose of this study? 

              a.   Yes

              b.   No

 

Question 15- 16: Data Collection. (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 10 & 12)

 

15. Which one of the following best describes the data collection process used in this study?

              a.   questionnaires / surveys were completed via the telephone.

b.   participants were given the questionnaires on enrollment in the study and asked to drop the sealed envelope in a locked box at the nurse’s station.

c.   questionnaires / surveys were mailed to the prospective participants and returned in a self-

      addressed stamped envelope.

              d.   nurse researchers interviewed the study participants in a focus group.

 

16.  If there were more than one data collector for the study, would an estimation of inter-rater reliability be an important concept for the authors to report on for this study?

              a.   yes, and the authors reported their efforts to achieve inter-rater reliability.    

b.   yes, but the authors do not discuss any efforts to achieve inter-rater reliability.

c.   no, the issue of inter-rater reliability does not apply here.

 

Question 17 – 19:  Data Analysis. (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 11 & 12)

17.  What descriptive statistics are used in this study?  (Select all that apply).

              a.   mean

              b.   median

              c.   mode

              d.   standard deviation

              e.   z-scores

              f.   percentage distributions

 

18.  What inferential statistics were used to examine the data obtained from the subjects?  (Select all that apply)

              a.   Bivariate correlational analysis

              b.   Factor Analysis

              c.    t-Test

              d.   Chi-Square

              e.   ANCOVA

              f.   ANOVA

              g.   regression analysis

              h.   None of the above inferential statistics were used in this study.

 

19.  What is the level of significance (alpha) set at for this study?

              a.   .05 or 5%

              b.   .10 or 90%

              c    .01 or 1%

              d.   an alpha level or level of significance chosen by the authors was not specifically mentioned in the text

                      of the article.

 

Question 20-25: Researcher’s Interpretation of the Findings. (For help with these questions, refer to chapters 11 & 12)

 

20.  There are several statistically significant findings in this study. Which of these statements from the article would be considered a significant and predicted result? (select all that apply)

a.   As MS nurses’ perceptions of their stress increases, their use of ways to cope increases (r = .357, P<.00)

b.   Younger nurses have lower levels of perceived stress, per post hoc Tukey analysis.

c.   Baby boomers tend to report higher use of self-controlling behaviors than Gen X and Gen Y nurses when dealing with occupational stressors.

              d.  The stress perception level is thus determined by the type of occupational stressor that the nurse is

                   exposed to.

21.  Which of these statements from the article would be considered a non-significant result. (Select all that apply)

a.   The older the nurse, the higher the level of stress.

b.   There was no difference between the scores on ways of coping related to age cohorts (F2158 = 1.12, P=.33)

c.   Age, years of experience, and educational levels are not significant factors in levels of perceived stress among MS nurses.

              d.   Baby boomers tend to report higher use of self-controlling behaviors than Gen X and Gen Y nurses

                    when dealing with occupational stressors.

 

 

22.  Which one of these statements from the article would be considered clinically important?

              a.    According to this study results, a high level of occupational stress is not a known factor for nursing

                     turnover in MS nurses.

              b.   Younger nurses have better coping skills to combat perceived stress compared to more

                    experienced nurses.

              c.   Baby boomers reported higher use of self-controlling behaviors when dealing with occupational

                    stressors compared with Gen X and Gen Y.

d.   Six participants were removed from the study due to incomplete surveys.

 

23.  Which statements below implied from the article would be considered a limitation of the study? (Select all that apply)

a.   The researchers utilized a qualitative method in the research design.

b.   Lack of standardization of the conditions of administering the instruments.

c.   A small sample size with a low response rate.

d.   A measure of social desirability in giving responses as the participants worked with the researcher.

 

24.  Which one of these statements would be considered a statement regarding generalization of these results?

a.   The results indicated that there were high levels of perceived stress in this group of MS nurses and can be generalized to all MS nurses in the United States.

b.   The survey was mailed only to MS nurses who were members of the Medical Surgical Nurses Association (MSNA).

c.    A convenience sample of MS nurses decreases generalizability.

d.    The use of a power analysis influenced the generalization of the results to all MS nurses.

 

 

25.  Which one of these statements from the article would be considered a recommendation for future studies?  (Select al that apply.)

a.   Future development of programs to help relieve the occupational stress in MS nurses.

              b.   Research to discover why older nurses have a higher perceived stress compared to younger nurses.

c.   Sufficiently educating nursing leaders in generational differences.

 

d.   Identification of occupational stressors, perceived stress, and coping styles among generational cohorts.

Wgu c489 task 2

Anyone done this one before?

heath care management case

With the strong possibility of changes to the Affordable Care Act, list strategies to improve healthcare and reduce disparities within your community, city or town.  What are some cost saving policies you could implement. Type 2 pages, double space using your text and any other references to support your answers

text book name

introduction to health care management third edition

  

Chapter 3  

Management and Motivation

Case study 2- High Employee Turnover at Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, page 399, complete all 3 questions.

 

Disorders of the cells and Body Tissues :Memo

Disorders of the cells and Body Tissues :Memo

The purpose of this assignment is to use prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining vowels to build and define terms related to Disorders of the Cells and Body Tissues and to interpret the meaning of those terms used in written and verbal communication.

Play this week’s games to familiarize yourself with the prefixes, suffixes, and word roots related to this week’s topic. Imagine you are an official in a hospital or public health agency. Write a memo form, at least 350 words in length, to a fictional colleague in which you use 5 words from the Summary Tables in this week’s chapters. Be sure to use the words in such a way that it is clear to the reader that you know the exact meaning of each of the 5 words. 

Cellular

Subatomic 

Homeostasis

Normothermia

Organelle

Chromosome

Lysosome

Mitochondrion

Aerobic 

Glycolysis

Case study and Moral status

Based on “Case Study: Fetal Abnormality” and other required topic study materials, write a 750-1,000-word reflection that answers the following questions: What is the Christian view of the nature of human persons, and which theory of moral status is it compatible with? How is this related to the intrinsic human value and dignity? Which theory or theories are being used by Jessica, Marco, Maria, and Dr. Wilson to determine the moral status of the fetus? What from the case study specifically leads you to believe that they hold the theory you selected? How does the theory determine or influence each of their recommendations for action? What theory do you agree with? Why? How would that theory determine or influence the recommendation for action?

Remember to support your responses with the topic study materials.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Rubric

  

Explanation of the Christian view of the nature of human persons and the theory of moral status that it is compatible is clear, thorough, and explained with a deep understanding of the connection between them. Explanation is supported by topic study materials. 30%

The theory or theories that are used by each person to determine the moral status of the fetus is explained clearly and draws insightful relevant conclusions. Rationale for choices made is clearly supported by topic study materials and case study examples. 15%

Explanation of how the theory determines or influences each of their recommendations for action is clear, insightful, and demonstrates a deep understanding of the theory and its impact on recommendation for action. Explanation is supported by topic study materials. 15%

Evaluation of which theory is preferable within personal practice along with how that theory would influence personal recommendations for action is clear, relevant, and insightful. 10%

Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.

Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.

Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.

All format elements are correct.

Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.

Here is a link to the Khan video on Moral Status. It will help explain the five theories discussed in the lecture: 

https://www.khanacademy.org/partner-content/wi-phi/wiphi-value-theory/wiphi-ethics/v/moral-status