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The Effect Of Therapeutic Horseback Riding On Balance And Self-Efficacy In Children With Developmental Disabilities, Lauren M. Hurley, Alexandra Smola 2016 University of Akron Main Campus

The Effect Of Therapeutic Horseback Riding On Balance And Self-Efficacy In Children With Developmental Disabilities, Lauren M. Hurley, Alexandra Smola

Honors Research Projects

The prevalence of developmental disabilities in children in the United States is a serious problem. Since children with developmental disabilities often show decreased self-efficacy and balance, researchers have studied the effects of interventions in this population. The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of a 10-week THR session on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with physical disabilities ages 6 to 18 years old. Bandura’s social cognitive theory and The Physical Stress Theory will guide the quasi-experimental study. A pre-test post-test design will be implemented over a 12 week span at 3 different riding centers in ...


Bed Rest And Its Continued Use In Women With High-Risk Pregnancy: A Review Of Literature, Irene De Los Reyes 2015 Dominican University of California

Bed Rest And Its Continued Use In Women With High-Risk Pregnancy: A Review Of Literature, Irene De Los Reyes

Senior Theses and Capstone Projects

Bed rest is defined as confinement to bed and restriction of activity. In the clinical setting bed rest includes strict bed rest, strict bed rest in Trendelenburg position, bed rest with bathroom privileges, and up ad lib (Irion, Irion, Lewis & Giglio, 2012). Bed rest has been the standard treatment for over the past 30 years in preventing preterm birth and complications arising from high-risk pregnancy despite the lack of evidence to support its safety and effectiveness for the mother and fetus (Maloni, 2010). The purpose of this literature review and critique is to provide information about the adverse physiologic and ...


Spiritual Quality Of Life Among Geriatric Cancer Patients: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Mary R. Leyendecker 2015 Cedarville University

Spiritual Quality Of Life Among Geriatric Cancer Patients: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Mary R. Leyendecker

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

A solid understanding of spiritual quality of life (SQOL) is critical for healthcare providers as they strive to achieve optimum care of geriatric cancer patient. However, there is a gap in the current literature regarding SQOL in geriatric cancer patients. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive correlational study was to describe the spiritual quality of life (SQOL) among geriatric cancer patients as it relates to their demographic characteristics and self described wellness. A convenience sample of 32 participants from a cancer center in Midwest Ohio were recruited for this study. The participants completed the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Spiritual ...


The Effect Of Spiritual Care Education On Hospice Nurses’ Competence In The Assessment And Implementation Of Spiritual Care With Their Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Vida Anita Amoah 2015 Cedarville University

The Effect Of Spiritual Care Education On Hospice Nurses’ Competence In The Assessment And Implementation Of Spiritual Care With Their Patients: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Vida Anita Amoah

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

Background: There is a well-documented relationship between spiritual care and improved quality of life for hospice and palliative care patients. However, nurses report that they receive little education on how to provide spiritual care. This lack of education results in nurses’ reluctance to provide spiritual care for their patients.

Theoretical Model: The Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness (FHLMSW) provides a theoretical understanding of the human spirit, spirituality, spiritual wellness, and spiritual needs.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to use the FHLMSW to examine the effects of spiritual care education on Hospice Nurses’ competence on how to assess and ...


An Investigation Of The Nurse Practitioner’S Knowledge And Self-Efficacy On Expanded Back To Sleep Guidelines And Practice Of Providing Anticipatory Guidance: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Amy M. Kacho 2015 Cedarville University

An Investigation Of The Nurse Practitioner’S Knowledge And Self-Efficacy On Expanded Back To Sleep Guidelines And Practice Of Providing Anticipatory Guidance: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Amy M. Kacho

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

Abstract

Significance of the problem: Despite an overall drop in the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the United States, equivalent increases of Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDS) have occurred. SUIDS are infant deaths from suffocation, strangulation or other factors related to the infants sleeping environment; in 2011 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) expanded the Back to Sleep recommendations to include SUIDS causes of death.

Relevant to nurses: Nurse Practitioners (NPs) play a key role in implementing Back to Sleep recommendations, yet there is a very little literature exploring the frequency and consistency with which NPs provide ...


Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: An Evidence Based Practice Protocol, Katherine J. Ruhlman 2015 Cedarville University

Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: An Evidence Based Practice Protocol, Katherine J. Ruhlman

Master of Science in Nursing Evidence-Based Practice Projects

Intrauterine exposure to nicotine is one of the largest modifiable risk factors for infant morbidity and mortality. Previous progress toward decreasing the number impacted by intrauterine nicotine exposure has recently plateaued. While guidelines for assisting pregnant women to stop smoking are available, few providers have a formalized protocol in place. This project will evaluate most current research evidence regarding smoking cessation during pregnancy in order to develop a formalized protocol for implementation in an obstetric clinic in Southwest Ohio. Reviewed literature was summarized and level of evidence was established. Recommendations were made and categorized as strong, moderate, and weak. The ...


Spiritual Well-Being, Faith, Hope, Anxiety And Loneliness In Oncology Patients: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Julia R. Mueller 2015 Cedarville University

Spiritual Well-Being, Faith, Hope, Anxiety And Loneliness In Oncology Patients: A Descriptive Correlational Study, Julia R. Mueller

Master of Science in Nursing Theses

Purpose: To test theorized relationships in the newly developed Faith-Hope-Love Model of Spiritual Wellness (FHLMSW). The research questions were: 1) do measures of faith, hope and love correlate with or predict spirituality as defined by FHLMSW in a palliative care population; and 2) do relationships exist between measures of spirituality and physical symptoms and distress among the same palliative care population.

Patients and Methods: This was a descriptive correlational study, which included 21 participants with a stage III or IV cancer diagnosis that were receiving palliative care at a community oncology practice, that took place between January 2015 to March ...


Simulation And Educational Strategies To Decrease The Incidence Of Medication Errors In A Small Rural Acute Care Hospital, Queen Victoria Walters 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

Simulation And Educational Strategies To Decrease The Incidence Of Medication Errors In A Small Rural Acute Care Hospital, Queen Victoria Walters

Doctoral Nursing Capstone Projects

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) estimates 1.5 million medical errors occur per year (2007). Medication errors are the leading medical error. Medication errors are defined as adverse drug events, and are 100% preventable. Some categories of adverse drug events include, medications administered at the wrong time, by the wrong route, using the wrong method of administration, and administration of the wrong dose of medication. Adverse drug events also include administration of an overdose of medication or the omission of medications as well as administering the wrong medication.

The purpose of this capstone project was to increase the competency of ...


Practice Matters: Screening And Monitoring Hyperlipidemia, M. Laurie Branstetter DNP, Maria E. Main, Tonya Bragg-Underwood DNP 2015 Western Kentucky University

Practice Matters: Screening And Monitoring Hyperlipidemia, M. Laurie Branstetter Dnp, Maria E. Main, Tonya Bragg-Underwood Dnp

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide Faith Community Nurses with current information on hyperlipidemia, a chronic disease responsible for the leading cause of death worldwide. Current guidelines for cholesterol screening and a risk calculator resource for estimating cardiovascular risk are provided. Myths and truths are presented for review with patients. Suggestions and resources for lifestyle modifications and patient education are included. Faith Community Nurses are at the center of community health and actively involved with improving health outcomes related to chronic disease.


Faith Community Nurse Education: A Conceptual Model, Cristy Marie Daffron 2015 Jefferson State Community College

Faith Community Nurse Education: A Conceptual Model, Cristy Marie Daffron

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

As a specialty practice, faith community nursing embodies knowledge that is unique to the practice and requires both generic and specialty training. Scarce research has been conducted on the effectiveness of basic faith community nurse curricula. As the landscape of education continues to be refined in the faith community nurse specialty practice, coupled with limited available research for the evaluation of effectiveness, a conceptual model for faith community nurse education is needed. Faith Community Nurse Education Conceptual Model incorporates both internal and external factors that impact the environment in which education occurs and acknowledges God as the author and finisher ...


The Development Of A Faith Community Nursing Intervention To Promote Health Across The Life Span, Donna M. Callaghan 2015 Widener University - Main Campus

The Development Of A Faith Community Nursing Intervention To Promote Health Across The Life Span, Donna M. Callaghan

International Journal of Faith Community Nursing

Purpose: To report the development of a faith community nursing intervention to promote health across the life span. Studies by Callaghan (2003, 2005, 2006), that investigated the relationships among self-care agency, self-care self-efficacy, and health-promoting self-care behaviors, support the importance of spiritual growth on older adults’, adults’, and adolescents’ initiative and responsibility for self-care. This report will focus on applying these results and the research evidence that supports the integration of these concepts in the development of a health promotion intervention.

Procedures: Data was merged from Callaghan’s studies (2003, 2005, 2006) in order to investigate to what extent do ...


A Descriptive Study Of Non Traditional School Health Delivery; Funding Sources, Outcomes And Staff Configurations, Sherri Becker, MSN, MBA, RN, Erin D. Maughan, PhD, MS, RN, APHN-BC, June Horowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN 2015 Thomas Jefferson University

A Descriptive Study Of Non Traditional School Health Delivery; Funding Sources, Outcomes And Staff Configurations, Sherri Becker, Msn, Mba, Rn, Erin D. Maughan, Phd, Ms, Rn, Aphn-Bc, June Horowitz, Phd, Rn, Faan

School of Nursing Faculty Papers & Presentations

Background:

1) The traditional funding for school nursing has been educational dollars.

2) As school district budgets tighten, the number of students with health needs continues to rise and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) puts increased emphasis on community care, new school health delivery models are emerging.

3) There is limited study in this area. Anecdotal stories of wide variability exist.


Les Défis Et Le Rôle De Doyenne Dans L’Avancement De La Qualité De La Formation Infirmière / Challenges And The Role Of Dean In Advancing Quality Nursing Education, Jacinthe I. Pepin, Florence Myrick 2015 Université de Montréal

Les Défis Et Le Rôle De Doyenne Dans L’Avancement De La Qualité De La Formation Infirmière / Challenges And The Role Of Dean In Advancing Quality Nursing Education, Jacinthe I. Pepin, Florence Myrick

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

No abstract provided.


An Innovative Approach To Adult Education In A Two-Year Bscn Program: Creating Partnerships In Learning, Baiba Zarins, Lorraine M. Carter Dr., Tammie McParland 2015 Nipissing University

An Innovative Approach To Adult Education In A Two-Year Bscn Program: Creating Partnerships In Learning, Baiba Zarins, Lorraine M. Carter Dr., Tammie Mcparland

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Abstract

In the program described in this paper, innovation in nursing education is presented as a response to specific tensions between academic and practice environments in the nursing field. As a unique partnership between a university in northern Ontario and three health care delivery organizations in a large urban environment, the Scholar Practitioner Program (SPP) is an accelerated two-year post degree leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Using narrative inquiry and cognitive apprentice pedagogies, SPP partners developed an experiential program in which students act as inquirers and co-creators as opposed to receivers of knowledge. Students are also immersed ...


The Techno-Numerate Nurse: Results Of A Study Exploring Nursing Student And Nurse Perceptions Of Workplace Mathematics And Technology Demands, Daniel H. Jarvis, Andrea Kozuskanich, Barbi Law, Karey D. McCullough 2015 Nipissing University

The Techno-Numerate Nurse: Results Of A Study Exploring Nursing Student And Nurse Perceptions Of Workplace Mathematics And Technology Demands, Daniel H. Jarvis, Andrea Kozuskanich, Barbi Law, Karey D. Mccullough

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

In this paper, we report on the findings of a research study that sought to answer the following questions: (i) How do current nursing students’ perceptions compare with those of actual working nurses regarding the mathematics and technology demands involved in nursing?; and, (ii) What types of course structures, content, pedagogy, or other recommendations could more effectively prepare nurses for the realities of the workplace in light of mathematics and technology demands? The study involved online open-response questions and semi-structured interviews. Seventy-six participants, including both 4th-year nursing students (n = 8) and working nurses (n = 68), completed the online ...


Lessons About Boundaries And Reciprocity In Rural-Based Preceptorships, Olive Yonge, Florence Myrick, Linda M. Ferguson, Quinn Grundy 2015 University of Alberta

Lessons About Boundaries And Reciprocity In Rural-Based Preceptorships, Olive Yonge, Florence Myrick, Linda M. Ferguson, Quinn Grundy

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

This paper is a report of a photovoice study of rural nursing preceptorship experiences in Western Canada. Background: Rural preceptorship placements are a vital means of recruiting new nurses to rural settings. Contextual knowledge is essential for students undertaking such preceptorships, as well as for educators, and researchers. It is widely known that rural nurses and their clients share a culture of self-reliance, adaptability and flexible professional boundaries, but the role of preceptors in conveying this culture to students warrants deeper exploration. Methods: Four nursing students and their four rural preceptors (nurse educators) took part in an eighteen month photovoice ...


Rural-Focused Nursing Education: A Summative Evaluation Of Rns’ Experiences Of The Rural Nursing Certificate Program, Martha MacLeod, Jessica Place 2015 University of Northern British Columbia

Rural-Focused Nursing Education: A Summative Evaluation Of Rns’ Experiences Of The Rural Nursing Certificate Program, Martha Macleod, Jessica Place

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Nurses working in rural and remote communities perform multi-dimensional and complex roles. They require education opportunities that support them in providing the best healthcare possible to rural populations. However, the location and content of existing education programs often make them inaccessible and unsuitable to the context of rural nursing practice. In order to address this gap, the Rural Nursing Certificate Program (RNCP) was implemented and evaluated as a pilot project between 2007 and 2010. The RNCP is a provincial program that delivers practice-driven curriculum via e-learning modes and practical experiences to Registered Nurses (RNs) in rural communities throughout British Columbia ...


Integrating Global Citizenship Through Local Teaching Practices, Sharon D. Simpson, Sonya L. Jakubec, Cheryl Zawaduk, Cheryl Lyall 2015 Thompson Rivers University

Integrating Global Citizenship Through Local Teaching Practices, Sharon D. Simpson, Sonya L. Jakubec, Cheryl Zawaduk, Cheryl Lyall

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

As university and nursing programs place more emphasis on global perspectives in their strategic plans and goals, it is frequently unclear how these perspectives are integrated into curricula and pedagogical practices. With globalization processes impacting health and education throughout the world, it is timely to understand the current context and expertise in order to move ahead to promote the development of professional nurses as global citizens.

This interpretive descriptive study explored the characteristics and qualities of global citizenship and global health from the perspective of 12 expert informant nursing education leaders from undergraduate nursing programs within Canada. The study also ...


The Art And Science Of Nursing Education / L’Art Et La Science De La Formation Infirmière, Florence Myrick, Jacinthe I. Pepin 2015 Université de Montréal

The Art And Science Of Nursing Education / L’Art Et La Science De La Formation Infirmière, Florence Myrick, Jacinthe I. Pepin

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Longitudinal Changes In Rn Specialty Certification Rates On Total Patient Fall Rates In Acute Care Hospitals, Diane Kay Boyle PhD, RN, FAAN 2015 University of Wyoming

The Effect Of Longitudinal Changes In Rn Specialty Certification Rates On Total Patient Fall Rates In Acute Care Hospitals, Diane Kay Boyle Phd, Rn, Faan

Diane Kay Boyle PhD, RN, FAAN

Background: Researchers have studied inpatient falls in relation to aspects of nurse staffing, focusing primarily on staffing levels and proportion of nursing care hours provided by registered nurses (RNs). Less attention has been paid to other nursing characteristics, such as RN national nursing specialty certification.

Objective: To examine the relationship over time between changes in RN national nursing specialty certification rates and changes in total patient fall rates at the patient care unit level.

Method: We used longitudinal data with standardized variable definitions across sites from the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators®. The sample consisted of 7,583 units ...


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