Occupations Essay Topics

Position paper on advanced nursing practice

Before the general elections on May 2013, Senator Cynthia Villar’s statement on “room nurses” drew ire from many Filipinos, especially those associated to the nursing profession. In a senatorial debate, she stated that Filipino nursing students do not need to finish a BSN degree since they are directed to becoming room nurses or caregivers in… View Article

APN concept paper

What is advanced practice nursing? An advanced practice nurse is one who has successfully completed a post-graduate nursing program. Advanced practice nurses receive intensive classroom as well as clinical education. They are supplied with the tools to gain advanced knowledge and skills, and increased scope of practice in nursing. Advanced practice nursing describes a level… View Article

Team work in schools

TDA 2.6 HELP IMPROVE OWN AND TEAM PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS 3.1 Describe why team work is important in schools. Effective teamwork among the school staff is very important as it ensures the smooth running of school. It shows that the school has a common purpose; i.e. to achieve the targets and provide the support required… View Article

Medication Errors: Causes and Problems Reporting

In the early morning hours of a 12-hour night shift, a nurse gives the patient an incorrect medication. The aspirin given was ordered for the patient in the next room. Medication errors are common in the hospital setting and especially by a nurse who is fatigued from working a 12-hour shift. In the situation described,… View Article

The Difference in Competencies between ADN and BSN nurses

The American Nurses Association defines nursing as “the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations” (American Nurses Association, 2013, p. 1). Their definition of nursing does not… View Article

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

What’s an NP? A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has additional education and training in a specialty area such as family practice or pediatrics. Pediatric and family practice NPs can provide regular health care for kids. Nurse practitioners have a master’s degree in nursing and board certification in their specialty. A pediatric NP… View Article