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*  Conway School of Practical Nursing (CSPN) - Conway, SC
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(1/21) The effects of managed care and prospective payment on the demand for hospital nurses: evidence from California.

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of managed care and the prospective payment system on the hospital employment of registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and aides. DATA SOURCES: Hospital-level data from California's Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) Hospital Disclosure Reports from 1976/1977 through 1994/1995. Additional information is extracted from OSHPD Patient Discharge Data. STUDY DESIGN: Multivariate regression equations are used to estimate demand for nurses as a function of wages, hospital output, technology level, and ownership. Separate equations are estimated for RNs, LPNs, and aides for all daily services and for medical-surgical units. Instrumental variables are used to correct for the endogeneity of wages, and fixed effects are included to control for unobserved differences across hospitals. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: HMOs are associated with a lower use of LPNs and aides, and HMOs do not have a statistically significant effect on the demand for RNs. Managed care has a smaller effect on nurse staffing in medical-surgical units than in daily service units as a whole. The prospective payment system does not have a statistically significant effect on nurse staffing. CONCLUSIONS: HMOs have affected nursing employment both because HMOs have reduced the number of discharges and because of a direct relationship between HMO penetration and the demand for LPNs and aides. Contrary to press reports, LPNs and aides have been affected more by HMOs than have registered nurses.  (+info)

(2/21) Analysis and control of nurse staffing.

An information and reporting system based on a regression analysis of historical nurse staffing data is described. The system provides a concise monthly report from which administrators can evaluate the efficiency of scheduling procedures used by nurse supervisors to meet varying patient loads.  (+info)

(3/21) Intervention strategies to reduce musculoskeletal injuries associated with handling patients: a systematic review.

AIMS: To report, analyse, and discuss the results of a systematic review looking at intervention strategies to reduce the risk factors associated with patient handling activities. METHODS: A search strategy was devised to seek out research between 1960 and 2001. Inclusion/exclusion criteria limited the entry of papers into the review process. A checklist was selected and modified to include a wide range of study designs. Inter-rater reliability was established between six reviewers before the main review process commenced. Each paper was read by two reviewers and given a quality rating score, with any conflicts being resolved by a third reviewer. Papers were grouped by category: multifactor, single factor, and technique training based interventions. RESULTS: A total of 2796 papers were found, of which 880 were appraised. Sixty three papers relating to interventions are reported in this paper. The results are reported as summary statements with the associated evidence level (strong, moderate, limited, or poor). CONCLUSION: There is strong evidence that interventions predominantly based on technique training have no impact on working practices or injury rates. Multifactor interventions, based on a risk assessment programme, are most likely to be successful in reducing risk factors related to patient handling activities. The seven most commonly used strategies are identified and it is suggested that these could be used to form the basis of a generic intervention programme, with additional local priorities identified through the risk assessment process. Health care providers should review their policies and procedures in light of these findings.  (+info)

(4/21) Nurses in urban and rural general practice. Who are they and what do they do?

BACKGROUND: There is limited information about general practice nurses in Australia and the role they play. METHODS: A qualitative study, using semistructured interviews conducted with 27 general practitioners and 15 practice nurses (PNs) from 19 general practices in New South Wales. RESULTS: Practice nurses are typically middle aged women, employed part time with extensive professional experience. Their role is influenced mostly by the demographic characteristics of the practice population, their expertise, and GPs' attitudes and past experiences of working with PNs, rather than the size or urban/rural location of the practice. DISCUSSION: Practice nurses are an important, but not always fully used, resource in general practice. They can reduce the workload of GPs, extend the range of services provided and enhance the quality of primary health care. Their current and potential contribution to primary care needs to be documented and evaluated more fully.  (+info)

(5/21) Australian consumers' expectations for expanded nursing roles in general practice--choice not gatekeeping.

While research has focussed on the current and potential role of the practice nurse (PN) in Australia, the acceptability of this role by consumers has not been investigated. In 2002, two independent studies were carried out into consumer perceptions of PNs. A disscussion between the two groups of researchers at the inaugural National Pratice Nurse Conference in 2003, identifiied significant similarities in the findings of the tese studies. This article reports the combined findings as they relate to consumer's desire for access to the health practitioner of their choice, and their concern that PNs may assume a Gatekeeping role. These perceptions may have significant impact on the acceptance of PNs across Australia.  (+info)

(6/21) Nurse practitioner and practice nurses' use of research information in clinical decision making: findings from an exploratory study.

BACKGROUND: There is a lack of evidence regarding the kinds of decisions made by primary care nurses and the information sources they use in clinical decision making. OBJECTIVE: To describe the decisions made by nurses working in general practice and the sources of information they use to underpin those decisions. METHODS: Qualitative methods (interviews, observation, documentary analysis) were used to collect data on the clinical decision making and information seeking behaviour of a purposive sample of 29 practice nurses and four nurse practitioners from general practices in the North of England. Data were collected November 2001-September 2002. RESULTS: A seven-fold typology captured the types of decisions the nurses made on a daily basis concerning assessment, diagnosis, intervention, referral, communication, service delivery and organization (SDO) and information seeking. Faced with clinical uncertainty, the majority of the nurses in the study relied on personal experience, or obtained advice and information from GP or other colleagues. These 'human sources' of information were overwhelmingly preferred to text or on-line resources. Despite encounters with evidence-based resources through continuing professional development, the nurses rarely used them to seek answers to routine clinical questions. CONCLUSION: The decisions of the nurses in the study were mainly concerned with undifferentiated diagnosis and treatment, in the context of acute conditions and chronic disease management. 'Human sources' of information were preferred to any other; however, we do not know whether information obtained from colleagues is based on research.  (+info)

(7/21) Work-related injury among direct care occupations in British Columbia, Canada.

OBJECTIVES: To examine how injury rates and injury types differ across direct care occupations in relation to the healthcare settings in British Columbia, Canada. METHODS: Data were derived from a standardised operational database in three BC health regions. Injury rates were defined as the number of injuries per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions. Poisson regression, with Generalised Estimating Equations, was used to determine injury risks associated with direct care occupations (registered nurses [RNs], licensed practical nurses [LPNs) and care aides [CAs]) by healthcare setting (acute care, nursing homes and community care). RESULTS: CAs had higher injury rates in every setting, with the highest rate in nursing homes (37.0 injuries per 100 FTE). LPNs had higher injury rates (30.0) within acute care than within nursing homes. Few LPNs worked in community care. For RNs, the highest injury rates (21.9) occurred in acute care, but their highest (13.0) musculoskeletal injury (MSI) rate occurred in nursing homes. MSIs comprised the largest proportion of total injuries in all occupations. In both acute care and nursing homes, CAs had twice the MSI risk of RNs. Across all settings, puncture injuries were more predominant for RNs (21.3% of their total injuries) compared with LPNs (14.4%) and CAs (3.7%). Skin, eye and respiratory irritation injuries comprised a larger proportion of total injuries for RNs (11.1%) than for LPNs (7.2%) and CAs (5.1%). CONCLUSIONS: Direct care occupations have different risks of occupational injuries based on the particular tasks and roles they fulfil within each healthcare setting. CAs are the most vulnerable for sustaining MSIs since their job mostly entails transferring and repositioning tasks during patient/resident/client care. Strategies should focus on prevention of MSIs for all occupations as well as target puncture and irritation injuries for RNs and LPNs.  (+info)

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practice


  • The practical nurse must use basic physical skills associated with nursing practice. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN exam, the graduates will be able to practice as Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs). (coahomacc.edu)
  • IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering a choice of three options to practice their specific health profession discipline: working as a federal civil service employee, as an Officer in the Commissioned Corps of the US Public Health Service (USPHS) or directly for a Tribal or Urban Indian program. (auanet.org)
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must have and maintain a current license to practice as a licensed practical nurse in the State of Indiana issued by the Indiana State Department of Health and in the State of Ohio issued by the Ohio Department of Health (if required). (ourability.jobs)
  • The nurse must be able to demonstrate skill in nursing practice, respond to the needs of patients and families in varied settings, and cope with family emotional stress while respecting individual lifestyles. (ourability.jobs)
  • Develop your skills and understanding of the principles of nursing practice, from home!This course will allow you to:This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. (emagister.co.uk)
  • Learn about: Nursing Practice, Communication Training, Record Keeping. (emagister.co.uk)


Homecare


  • Nardini was also a college instructor in the nursing department, and has more than 15 years of homecare experience in various positions, such as infusion, QA, and nurse management. (hcmarketplace.com)


LPNs


  • LPNs must develop a number of practical skills needed in the clinical setting. (ehow.co.uk)
  • The Registered Nurse will provide leadership to the collaborative care team consisting of RNs, LPNs and HCAs. (indeed.com)


clinical


  • In the classes that have clinical coursework (known as "clinical"), you will work under the supervision of College of Nursing faculty. (msu.edu)
  • ReproMed is looking for a Registered Nurse to assist in delivering surgical and clinical activities performed in an infertility clinic. (indeed.com)
  • Nurse Supervisor / Clinical Coordinator. (indeed.com)
  • The Clinical Nurse participates in the supervision and teaching of more junior and new members of staff within the unit. (indeed.com)


outpatient


  • Have a dramatic impact on patients and their families by ensuring the compassionate, professional delivery of all dialysis-related nursing services in an outpatient setting. (davita.com)


clerical


  • Practical nurses need a variety of clerical skills to perform their jobs effectively. (ehow.co.uk)


renal


  • for example, the experience of carers supporting dying patients with renal disease 4 or student nurses' experiences following assignment referral. (bmj.com)


physician


  • Licensed practical nurses (LPN) serve as primary caregivers to patients under the direction of a registered nurse or a physician. (ehow.co.uk)


Ontario


  • Nurses of Ontario. (indeed.com)


supervision


  • Assumes responsibility for after-hours duties and responsibilities as scheduled and works directly under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. (ourability.jobs)


program


  • The ceremony, held Wednesday in CCC's Pinnacle, celebrated the achievements of those students completing CCC's Practical Nursing program. (coahomacc.edu)
  • Every year, I say that a nursing program is not an easy program to complete. (coahomacc.edu)
  • Education and/or Experience: Requires the successful completion of a recognized practical nursing program to achieve licensing. (ourability.jobs)
  • Tracing its beginning to 1925, Holy Name Medical Center's School of Nursing offers a highly competitive Registered Nurse (RN) program and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program. (allnurses.com)
  • Registered Nurse - Medicine Program, Multiple Positions Avai. (indeed.com)
  • A nursing assistant training is a rigorous program that imparts to students skills, such as administering medicine, caring for patients and working as part of a medical team. (emagister.co.uk)


Search


  • go to the American Nurses Credentialling Center and do a search for 'credentials. (allnurses.com)


Credentials


  • I agree that the backwards credentials thing may occur because the RN does come first for a lot of nurses, where the BSN is viewed as sort of an 'add-on. (allnurses.com)


healthcare


  • CLARKSDALE - Coahoma Community College launched the future healthcare careers of 19 students during its Practical Nursing program's pinning ceremony last week. (coahomacc.edu)
  • She also noted the importance of nursing as a profession and the pivotal role nurses have in the efficiency of healthcare. (coahomacc.edu)
  • Successful outcomes include widespread use of well-designed and cost-effective healthcare technologies that are practical and. (indeed.com)


care


  • it signifies togetherness, and in nursing, everyone must work together in order to effectively deliver the best possible care to patients that need it. (coahomacc.edu)
  • Collaborates patient care with facility's nursing team. (ourability.jobs)
  • Registered Nurse - RN - Per Diem - Home Care Registered Nurses, if you're experienced and passionate about helping others and would like to work wi. (careers.org)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Per Diem - Home Care Licensed Practical Nurse, if you're experienced and passionate about helping others and would. (careers.org)
  • 7 Measurement of QoL of patients with MS is of interest for their medical care, rehabilitation, and nursing. (bmj.com)
  • Tranquil care Inc has several general medicine /surgical nurse casual positions available. (indeed.com)
  • Right now we're looking for a Registered Nurse to work in our Acute Inpatient Medicine Unit, 12 West - Alternative Level of Care(ALC). (indeed.com)
  • Learn about: Mental Health Nurse, Health Care, Medication administration. (emagister.co.uk)
  • The field of Nursing and Patient Care Assisting is a rewarding career for those who wish to work in profession that gives back to those who need it most. (emagister.co.uk)
  • We are a professional Health Care facility and a full accredited provider of nursing and home health services. (indeed.com)
  • Post nursing certificate course in Coronary Care 1 or equivalent preferred or to be obtained within one year. (indeed.com)
  • As a Registered Nurse with Princess Gardens, we will rely upon you to supervise and coordinate the care given by department staff and others while assisting our. (indeed.com)


clinic


  • Now accepting applications for a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner for a Homeopathy clinic which is in start-up phase. (indeed.com)


School


  • StateUniversity.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Conway School of Practical Nursing. (stateuniversity.com)
  • StateUniversity.com has no official or unofficial affiliation with Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing. (stateuniversity.com)
  • His wife Linda, who works for the School of Nursing, was out of town, so Jim was dropping off a few pub- licity photos of a School of Nursing event that had just taken place. (archive.org)


principles


  • The aim of this paper is to equip readers with an understanding of the principles of qualitative data analysis and offer a practical example of how analysis might be undertaken in an interview-based study. (bmj.com)


College


  • Actively practicing BSN and MSN prepared nurse preceptors support College of Nursing faculty teaching senior level BSN and RN to BSN students. (msu.edu)


effectively


  • Sick patients who may be unable to effectively communicate may need the nurse to ascertain what they are trying to say, even when it is not clearly communicated. (ehow.co.uk)


work


  • Eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse by the province/territory of work Experience. (indeed.com)


year


  • Registered Nurse (1 year contract with potential for extensi. (indeed.com)


provide


  • Use your superior nursing skills to perform patient assessments through observation and interviews, provide chronic hemodialysis therapy, monitor vital signs, collect patient data, and assist with machine and systems monitoring as required. (davita.com)


Community Health


  • Community Health Nurse . (indeed.com)


professional


  • to me, it's just interesting that I rarely notice a non-nursing professional with an undergrad degree on a card or badge. (allnurses.com)


retired licensed


  • She was a retired licensed practical nurse. (orlandosentinel.com)


education


  • Translating what you have learned into working with patients is a key component of nursing education. (msu.edu)


Family


  • Family and friends of the graduates came out to witness the traditional pinning ceremony for nurses, used to signify induction into the profession. (coahomacc.edu)


skills


  • As one of the primary caregivers for patients, practical nurses need to develop a number of different communication skills. (ehow.co.uk)
  • This also means that nurses must develop critical thinking skills, or the ability to use logic and reasoning abilities to determine possible alternative actions whenever necessary. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Our online Nursing Assistant course will help you learn important fundamental, practical skills involved in a career as a nursing assistant. (emagister.co.uk)


Experience


  • She has experience in many areas of nursing, including L&D, OR, and med/surg. (hcmarketplace.com)


Unit


  • Avante at Mt. Dora Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is seeking an RN Unit Manager to supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the fa. (careers.org)
  • On my unit I have always seen the BSN nurses sporting tags that say *RN,BSN* and the ADN nurses have tags that say Registered Nurse. (allnurses.com)


Position


  • This position will serve as a Licensed Practical Nurse in one of the Indian Health Service Ambulatory Health Centers located in Oklahoma or Kansas or the Oklahoma City Area Hospitals located in Claremore, OK or Lawton, OK. (ascassociation.org)


student


  • During the ceremony, graduate Belinda Brown of Clarksdale, MS was presented the Edith Furniss Award-a $500 cash prize presented to a non-traditional practical nursing student who has overcome many obstacles to receive a degree. (coahomacc.edu)


patients


  • This means that the LPN must also be able to speak clearly and cogently to convey messages to patients, doctors and other nurses for the patient's well-being. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Practical nurses must use hypodermic needles, handheld spirometers, prepare patients for procedures, dress wounds and even give enemas to patients. (ehow.co.uk)


years


  • With more than 27 years of service in nursing herself, Stacker-Turner told the graduates to prepare for the tough, but rewarding road ahead. (coahomacc.edu)


questions


  • Active listening also involves listening intently to the patient, not interrupting him until he has communicated his needs and asking the appropriate follow-up questions to ensure that both the nurse and patient understand each other. (ehow.co.uk)


patient


  • According to O-Net, practical nurses must weigh the benefits and costs of their actions relative to the well-being of the patient. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Practical nurses must do so accurately to avoid any adverse treatments being given to the patient based on false information. (ehow.co.uk)


Long


  • Many sacrifices and long hours of study are required to get here … if nursing was easy, there would not be a nursing shortage. (coahomacc.edu)


think


  • Practical nurses must be able to think on their feet. (ehow.co.uk)


study


  • Would you like to become a Nurse by going to study at University but do not have the necessary qualifications? (emagister.co.uk)


Why was I not a good nurse? I am a nice caring person?


  • I failed my nurses practical training. I struggled to shower the patients, struggled with manual lifting, struggled with machinery, struggled with the pace, did not have the flexibility or the fitness. Yet I could talk to them and treated them like human beings and they liked me. Am I a bad person?
  • Dont be disheartened. It may be that you need to channel your energies on some other caring profession. You sound like you have the ability to communicate and show empathy with people. Maybe you could work with charities, do voluntary work till you figure out your next step - perhaps teach? Be a counsellor, mentor for kids/ advice work? The world needs more people like yourself - you have a gift - get out there and see where you find yourself - I believe in good karma - if you are a good hearted person - fate will take you in the right direction -somehow!


What is the difference between a registered nurse, a practical nurse and a resident care attendant?


  • I just want to know the main duties and responsibilities of each, and how practical nursing is different from being a resident care attendant.
  • A registered nurse usually has at least an Associate of Science degree and is responsible for all the patients in his or her care. An RN can perform assessments on patients, give certain medications that a practical nurse cannot and many other duties too long to list here. AN LPN can give medications (oral medicine), assist with collection of data from the patient. A care attendant is just that, he or she assists with basic functions of life such as bathing, toileting, feeding, taking temperatures, blood pressures and pulses and then gives them to the RN or LPN.


What's the difference between a practical nurse and a register nurse?


  • Is it worthy to become a practical nurse when every medical institution is hiring RN if any? Many hospitals in Las Vegas, NV have a hire freeze.
  • Don't dooo iiiit! Seriously, don't. In this state, the only real difference in LPN and RN abilites, is that an LPN cannot do the initial assessment, and cannot start blood transfusions, however, hospitals often have additional restrictions. You can get a job at a home health agency, and nursing homes around here- that's about it. If I had known then, what I know now, I would have just gotten my RN. I had this great idea that I would get my LPN because it was quicker, and then get a job and bridge over to RN... had no idea that the RN bridge program is relatively rare, and that LPN's can't get jobs around here.


What is the difference between a practical nurse and registered nurse?


  • If it helps I'm asking this question from Ontario. From what I have seen I know the to be a practical nurse it is 2 years of college and you receive a diploma and to be a registered nurse it takes 4 years and you get a degree. I was more wondering about the responsibilities you would have and the work you would be doing. Thank you! Alright, thank you. So would a practical nurse ever give needles? Or give medication?
  • Arte has spoken. One goes further in Life having attainedRegistered Nurse Status. You are recognized worldwide. The LPN duties are VASTLY reduced in com parison to that of the RN. In short, it is the LPN who ASSISTS the RN, NOT THE OTHER WAY ROUND.


How much does a practical nurse make a month.?


  • What is a practical nurse? Is it the same as a regular nurse?
  • Practical nurse is an LPN. No such classification as "regular nurse" There are LPN's and RN's. http://www.nursingjobshelp.com/rn_or_lpn.htm


What should the nursing ratio of nurse to how many patients to be of safe level care?


  • In the nursing profession there is a tendancy to have one nurse for 5 acute surgical patients is this a safe practice?
  • It really depends on how complicated your patients are, what shift you work and how much help you have from nurse extenders (CNAs and LPNs).


Can you wear something under nursing scrubs to cover an arm tattoo?


  • I am a college student and will be applying to nursing programs within the following year. I'm planning to get a treble clef tattoo on my triceps going as far as 1-1.5 inches above my elbow. Will I be able to cover my tattoo with any clothing under my scrubs? Also, what is the likelihood that the tattoo will affect my admission to any nursing program or work site? Thanks!
  • Lots of nurses wear long-sleeved T-shirts under their scrubs - it's very common. You could also wrap an Ace bandage around that part of your arm and no one would think twice about it. If you cover the tattoo with clothing during interviews, then no one at the nursing program or the employer will know about it until you've already been accepted/hired.


How does cultural diversity affect nursing care of older adults?


  • Registered nurses, especially in my state of California, are surrended by an ever growing population of different cultures. I am a nursing student and I need your opinions, thanks!
  • Without going into specific cultures there are many differences. Some cultures regard their elders with a great deal of respect and are very (sometimes overly) involved with their care. Others sit quietly in the room and follow their religious beliefs by prayer. They may never say a word to you. Some families believe they need to bring in their own dietary restrictions on foods and that those foods have "healing powers". Some believe using special oils on the patient will help. Some believe in having certain objects with the patient at all times. Some use smells to enhance healing and bring in something we might not like. Some speak little English and a 5 year old might be the translator. Some may wear a special garment of clothing that cannot be taken off. As an RN you need to allow the family to abide by their wishes unless it is harmful to the patient or caregivers. Sometimes this can be difficult and need to be handled with care so as to not offend the family (or patient). The clothing garment probably needs to be removed but if given to the family and stays in the room the family will usually be happy. Regardless of culture everyone of us wants what is best for our family and the patient. As a nurse we need to respect that. Good luck in school. Its hard work but worth it!