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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806507/triboelectric-nanogenerator-enabled-body-sensor-network-for-self-powered-human-heart-rate-monitoring
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Zhiming Lin, Jun Chen, Xiaoshi Li, Zhihao Zhou, Keyu Meng, Wei Wei, Jin Yang, Zhong Lin Wang
Heart rate monitoring plays a critical role in personal healthcare management. A low-cost, non-invasive and user-friendly heart rate monitoring system is highly desirable. Here, a self-powered wireless Body Sensor Network (BSN) system is developed for heart rate monitoring via integration of a downy-structure based triboelectric nanogenerator (D-TENG), a power management circuit, a heart rate sensor, a signal processing unit and Bluetooth module for wireless data transmission. By converting the inertia energy of human walking into electric power, a maximum power of 2...
August 14, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796134/innovation-in-academic-progression-progress-of-the-new-mexico-nursing-education-consortium-model
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Jenny Landen, Diane Evans-Prior, Becky Dakin, Judy Liesveld
AIM: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) challenged nursing education programs to increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing to 80 percent by 2020. BACKGROUND: All 18 state-funded prelicensure nursing programs in New Mexico joined forces to create the New Mexico Nursing Education Consortium (NMNEC). METHOD: NMNEC is a model of collaboration with a statewide common curriculum that provides seamless transferability for students between schools while offering the BSN on community college campuses...
August 9, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774311/design-and-implementation-of-a-bsn-based-system-for-plantar-health-evaluation-with-exercise-load-quantification
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Yang Wang, Zhiwen Liu, Jian Yang, Shaodong Ma
BACKGROUND: Plantar pressure measurement has become increasingly useful in the evaluation of plantar health conditions thanks to the recent progression in sensing technology. Due to the large volume and high energy consumption of monitoring devices, traditional systems for plantar pressure measurement are only focused on static or short-term dynamic monitoring. It makes them inappropriate for early detections of plantar symptoms usually presented in long-term activities. METHODS: A prototype of monitoring system based on body sensor network (BSN) is proposed for quantitative assessment of plantar conditions...
August 3, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759695/designing-integrated-courses-in-an-rn-to-bsn-program
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Mary P Curtis, Sharon Kist, M Nancy Van Aman, Katherine Riley
Three faculty members and an instructional designer collaborated to develop and implement first-term courses in a newly revised RN-to-bachelor of science in nursing curriculum. The ADDIE model served as the organizing framework for course development. Student assessment was approached in a novel manner, using integrated assignments that spanned each course. Students were able to demonstrate that objectives for all three courses were met, while synthesizing and applying their newly gained knowledge and skills...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759551/pathways-to-bsn-education-teamwork-in-ohio
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Patricia A Sharpnack, Carol Drennen, Wendy Bowles, Chris Koffel, Diane Salvador, Judy Didion
AIM: The Ohio Action Coalition was formed to address the key recommendations of the Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report. BACKGROUND: The Future of Nursing Campaign for Action is a national initiative to guide implementation of the recommendations in the Future of Nursing report. METHOD: Through statewide meetings, leaders from nursing education and practice adopted a statewide competency model. Regional teams provided detailed regional gap analyses using the Ohio Nurse Competency Model and address the Institute of Medicine's foundational pillar that nurses should achieve higher levels of education...
July 28, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734488/clinical-fellowship-for-an-innovative-integrated-bsn-phd-program-an-academic-and-practice-partnership
#6
Madelyne Z Greene, Mary Kate FitzPatrick, Jean Romano, Linda H Aiken, Therese S Richmond
Opportunities for research-focused doctoral education must be available to nurses early in their careers in order to ensure the further development of nursing science. Early entry into the research doctorate through an integrated BSN-PhD program is one innovative approach. This approach highlights the value of integrating post-licensure clinical training into the doctoral curriculum. To better prepare innovative nurse scientists early in their careers we developed a clinical nurse fellowship within an integrated BSN-PhD program in partnership with an affiliated health system...
July 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727622/an-innovative-academic-service-partnership-to-increase-bsn-prepared-rns-in-a-rural-hospital
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Michelle H Cheshire, Cassandra D Ford, Yvette Daidone
Developing innovative ways to increase BSN-prepared nurses in hospitals in rural regions is a struggle. A partnership between 1 hospital and a local university to support the associate-degree new graduates to progress toward their BSN is proving to be a success.
July 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726293/in-support-of-diversity-in-doctoral-nursing-education
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EDITORIAL
Azita Emami, Hilaire Thompson, Sarah Gimbel
Nursing is a relatively new profession throughout the world. In the USA, the first Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree was granted by Yale University in 1937, and it was not until the mid-1950s that there were graduate degrees in nursing science. Thus, nursing education is uniquely positioned to be nimble and build an infrastructure appropriate to the complexity of contemporary and future healthcare challenges. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 20, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687022/target-sequencing-of-307-deafness-genes-identifies-candidate-genes-implicated-in-microtia
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Pu Wang, Xinmiao Fan, Yibei Wang, Yue Fan, Yaping Liu, Shuyang Zhang, Xiaowei Chen
Microtia is a congenital malformation of the external ear caused by genetic and/or environmental factors. However, no causal genetic mutations have been identified in isolated microtia patients. In this study, we utilized targeted genomic capturing combined with next-generation sequencing to screen for mutations in 307 deafness genes in 32 microtia patients. Forty-two rare heterozygous mutations in 25 genes, including 22 novel mutations in 24 isolated unilateral microtia cases were identified. Pathway analysis found five pathways especially focal adhesion pathway and ECM-receptor interaction pathway were significantly associated with microtia...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683030/testing-for-quality-and-safety-education-for-nurses-qsen-reflections-from-using-qsen-as-a-framework-for-rn-orientation
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David H James, Patricia A Patrician, Rebecca S Miltner
The use of the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies for nursing professional development is in its infancy. QSEN content was incorporated into nursing orientation and tested knowledge gain for three QSEN competencies. Results showed an increase in patient safety knowledge. A difference was noted in knowledge between ADN and BSN nurses for evidence-based practice and quality improvement. The results indicate a need for stronger interventions to build practicing nurses' QSEN competencies...
July 2017: Journal for Nurses in Professional Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639978/rhetoric-or-reality-rn-to-bsn-graduates-returning-to-the-bedside
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Jill Borgos
This article reports on a study designed to illuminate the motivation and future goals of RN to BSN degree completion students, specifically to identify whether RNs returning to an online completion program were doing so with the intention of continuing to practice at the bedside. The findings indicate that students are seeking further education for five reasons: 1) to gain entry into a nurse practitioner program, 2) to complete a master's degree program in general, 3) to find opportunities in management, 4) to assume a position as a nurse educator, or 5) to take on a leadership position in general...
June 20, 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628482/the-relationship-between-levels-of-fidelity-in-simulation-traditional-clinical-experiences-and-objectives
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Teresa Gore
The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship of baccalaureate nursing students' (BSN) perceived learning effectiveness using the Clinical Learning Environments Comparison Survey of different levels of fidelity simulation and traditional clinical experiences. A convenience sample of 103 first semester BSN enrolled in a fundamental/assessment clinical course and 155 fifth semester BSN enrolled in a leadership clinical course participated in this study. A descriptive correlational design was used for this cross-sectional study to evaluate students' perceptions after a simulation experience and the completion of the traditional clinical experiences...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604527/spiritual-nursing-care-education-an-integrated-strategy-for-teaching-students
#13
Donna M White, Mikel Hand
The failure of nursing schools to integrate spiritual nursing care education into the curriculum has contributed to a lack in nurses' spiritual care ability. Developing, integrating, and testing a Spiritual Care Nursing Education strategy in an Associates of Science nursing program significantly increased the perceived spiritual care competence of student nurses. Utilizing a faculty team to develop learning activities to address critical spiritual care attributes offers a method to integrate spiritual nursing care content throughout the curriculum in ASN and BSN programs...
July 2017: Journal of Christian Nursing: a Quarterly Publication of Nurses Christian Fellowship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598763/chronic-venous-disease-and-wound-infection-approaches-prevention-and-outcome-measures-from-ewma
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Camila Fronzo
In May, BSN medical hosted two clinical symposia at the 2017 EWMA conference. These described the challenges in reducing the costs of treatment for patients with chronic venous disease (CVD), the importance of compression therapy and physical activity in the management and prevention of leg ulcers, and the obstacles in treating wound infection, among other topics. Camila Fronzo, JWC chief sub editor, was there to summarise the main points of each session.
June 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591024/effects-of-auricular-acupressure-on-sleep-quality-anxiety-and-depressed-mood-in-rn-bsn-students-with-sleep-disturbance
#15
Ke-Hsin Chueh, Chia-Chuan Chang, Mei-Ling Yeh
BACKGROUND: Students in 2-year registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in nursing (RN-BSN) programs usually work full-time and study part-time. Sleep disturbance, anxiety, and depression are known to be common health problems among these students. Prior research has described the effectiveness of auricular acupressure (AA) in reducing sleep disturbance and improving mood. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of using a 4-week AA program that adheres to a magnetic pellet on the shenmen acupoint on sleep quality, anxiousness, and depressed moods in nursing students with sleep disturbance...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585985/investigating-interrater-reliability-in-an-online-rn-to-bsn-program-disparate-conclusions
#16
Jill F Kilanowski, Miriam Bowers Abbott
BACKGROUND: Interrater reliability of student-written assignments within a nursing education program is a desirable characteristic to ensure uniform quality of academic work. As online programs that advance RNs to baccalaureate-prepared nurses (i.e., RN-to-BSN programs) grow in popularity, the challenges of quality control increase. METHOD: Grading data representing mean, median, mode, and range from 19 course sections in an online RN-to-BSN program were submitted...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577816/academic-and-demographic-predictors-of-nclex-rn-pass-rates-in-first-and-second-degree-accelerated-bsn-programs
#17
Mahmoud A Kaddoura, Elizabeth P Flint, Olga Van Dyke, Qing Yang, Li-Chi Chiang
Relatively few studies have addressed predictors of first-attempt outcomes (pass-fail) on the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for accelerated BSN programs. The purpose of this study was to compare potential predictors of NCLEX outcomes in graduates of first-degree accelerated (FDA; n=62) and second-degree accelerated (SDA; n=173) BSN programs sharing a common nursing curriculum. In this retrospective study, bivariate analyses and multiple logistic regression assessed significance of selected demographic and academic characteristics as predictors of NCLEX-RN outcomes...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577812/re-envisioning-a-dnp-program-for-quality-and-sustainability
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Marcia Killien, Hilaire Thompson, Gail Kieckhefer, Betty Bekemeier, Yoriko Kozuki, Cynthia K Perry
When the University of Washington, School of Nursing determined that its post-BSN-DNP degree program, with multiple specialty tracks and programs of study, was not sustainable, the curriculum was re-envisioned. The revised program is consistent with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice and the national Licensure Accreditation, Certification, and Education (LACE) model. The re-envisioned program was conceptualized as a single degree in which students preparing for any specialty would have the same number of required credits with the majority of courses (DNP core) required for all students...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577811/lessons-learned-answering-the-call-to-increase-the-bsn-workforce
#19
Mary C Knowlton, Leigh Angel
Academic institutions across the United States are responding to the national call to action to raise the educational preparation of the nursing workforce. North Carolina has responded with the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses program, which provides a seamless, economically sound pathway for attainment of a baccalaureate degree in nursing by using an academic partnership model between community colleges and a collaborating university. This article describes the accomplishments made and the lessons learned over the first 5 years of implementation of this educational pathway...
May 2017: Journal of Professional Nursing: Official Journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566160/bilateral-striatal-necrosis-caused-by-a-founder-mitochondrial-14459g-a-mutation-in-two-independent-japanese-families
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Kimitoshi Hirayanagi, Yuji Okamoto, Eriko Takai, Kunihiko Ishizawa, Kouki Makioka, Yukio Fujita, Yuka Kaneko, Makoto Tanaka, Hiroshi Takashima, Yoshio Ikeda
Bilateral striatal necrosis (BSN) has many causes and is characterized by unique clinical and neuroradiological features. Herein, we report a clinical and genetic analysis of three BSN cases from two independent Japanese families harboring a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) 14459G>A mutation located in a coding region of the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 6 gene. In the first family, two male siblings from non-consanguineous parents exhibited similar phenotypes, with infantile-onset generalized dystonia. A third sporadic case involved a male patient with a comparatively milder phenotype characterized by juvenile-onset mild truncal ataxia and parkinsonism...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
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