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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
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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
#4
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
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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
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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
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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
#9
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492414/motivated-strategies-for-learning-in-accelerated-second-degree-nursing-students
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Majeda M El-Banna, Billinda Tebbenhoff, Malinda Whitlow, Karen Fraser Wyche
Students in a second-degree accelerated BSN program experience a rigorous curriculum and fast-paced introduction to the nursing profession. This study examined the relationships among self-esteem, motivation, learning strategies, demographic characteristics, and academic achievement. The results indicated that all of the students had good self-esteem; some demographic characteristics influenced the type of motivation and learning strategies they endorsed but did not influence their current academic performance...
May 10, 2017: Nurse Educator
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467553/experiences-of-rns-who-voluntarily-withdraw-from-their-rn-to-bsn-program
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Samantha A Girard, Renee Hoeksel, Roxanne Vandermause, Linda Eddy
BACKGROUND: The number of RN-to-baccalaureate nursing (BSN) programs is increasing; however, nurses continue to voluntarily withdraw at higher rates than expected. METHOD: A Heideggerian hermeneutic approach was used to interpret the meaning of the experience of RNs, who voluntarily withdraw from their baccalaureate nursing programs. The research aims were to generate a comprehensive understanding of (a) the experiences of RN-to-BSN noncompleters, (b) the meaning noncompleters ascribe to the experience of dropping out, and (c) the interplay between factors that influence dropout decisions...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467217/improving-patient-concordance-in-lymphoedema-management-with-softfit-technology
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Dawn Heal
Lymphoedema and chronic oedema patients are cared for by all members of the community nursing team. Without knowledge and understanding of how to improve the condition, nurses feel under immense pressure in caring for their patients. Compression garments are the mainstay of treatment in the 'maintenance phase' (long-term management phase) of lymphoedema and chronic oedema ( Lymphoedema Framework, 2006 ). Choosing the most appropriate garment for the patient, providing adequate compression and controlling the oedema, is challenging...
May 1, 2017: British Journal of Community Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463732/changes-in-nursing-students-perceptions-of-research-and-evidence-based-practice-after-completing-a-research-course
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Carrie N Keib, Stephanie M Cailor, Mary E Kiersma, Aleda M H Chen
BACKGROUND: Nurses need a sound education in research and evidence-based practice (EBP) to provide patients with optimal care, but current teaching methods could be more effective. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the changes in nursing students 1) perceptions of research and EBP, 2) confidence in research and EBP, and 3) interest in research participation after completing a course in research and EBP. DESIGN: A pre-post assessment design was utilized to compare changes in students...
April 18, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448882/baccalaureate-student-nurses-study-habits-prior-to-admission-to-nursing-program-a-descriptive-qualitative-study
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Rhea Faye D Felicilda-Reynaldo, Jonas Preposi Cruz, Louise Bigley, Kathryn Adams
BACKGROUND: Faculty continue to observe students struggling as they adapt their study strategies to learn nursing core content. OBJECTIVES: This study described the study habits of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students prior to admission to the program. DESIGN: This study used a descriptive qualitative research design. SETTINGS AND PARTICIPANTS: A purposive sample of 19 BSN students (juniors [n=10] and seniors [n=9]) from a 4-year public Midwestern university were included in this study...
June 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448302/qsen-institute-rn-bsn-task-force-white-paper-on-recommendation-for-systems-based-practice-competency
#16
Ann M Stalter, Janet M Phillips, Mary A Dolansky
The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Institute RN-BSN Task Force presents a white paper on Recommendation for a Systems-based Practice Competency. The task force proposes a seventh QSEN competency, systems-based practice, to improve patient quality and safety. Recommendations to integrate systems-based practice into both education and practice settings, consistent with job descriptions and promotion criteria, involve a comprehensive continuing education program for nurses upon interview, orientation, residency programming, performance evaluation, and license renewal...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nursing Care Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445441/mining-productive-associated-periodic-frequent-patterns-in-body-sensor-data-for-smart-home-care
#17
Walaa N Ismail, Mohammad Mehedi Hassan
The understanding of various health-oriented vital sign data generated from body sensor networks (BSNs) and discovery of the associations between the generated parameters is an important task that may assist and promote important decision making in healthcare. For example, in a smart home scenario where occupants' health status is continuously monitored remotely, it is essential to provide the required assistance when an unusual or critical situation is detected in their vital sign data. In this paper, we present an efficient approach for mining the periodic patterns obtained from BSN data...
April 26, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394268/fusing-bluetooth-beacon-data-with-wi-fi-radiomaps-for-improved-indoor-localization
#18
Loizos Kanaris, Akis Kokkinis, Antonio Liotta, Stavros Stavrou
Indoor user localization and tracking are instrumental to a broad range of services and applications in the Internet of Things (IoT) and particularly in Body Sensor Networks (BSN) and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) scenarios. Due to the widespread availability of IEEE 802.11, many localization platforms have been proposed, based on the Wi-Fi Received Signal Strength (RSS) indicator, using algorithms such as K-Nearest Neighbour (KNN), Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) and Minimum Mean Square Error (MMSE). In this paper, we introduce a hybrid method that combines the simplicity (and low cost) of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and the popular 802...
April 10, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294433/transcriptional-regulation-of-adhesive-properties-of-bacillus-subtilis-to-extracellular-matrix-proteins-through-the-fibronectin-binding-protein-yloa
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Facundo Rodriguez Ayala, Carlos Bauman, Marco Bartolini, Ester Saball, Marcela Salvarrey, Cecilia Leñini, Sebastián Cogliati, Mark Strauch, Roberto Grau
Bacterial adherence to extracellular matrix proteins (ECMp) plays important roles during host-pathogen interaction, however its genetic regulation remains poorly understood. yloA of the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis shows high homology to genes encoding fibronectin-binding proteins of Gram-positive pathogens. Here, we characterized the regulatory network of YloA-dependent adhesive properties of the probiotic B. subtilis natto (Bsn). YloA-proficient, but not YloA-deficient, Bsn specifically bound to ECMp in a concentration-dependent manner and were proficient in biofilm formation...
June 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269381/relationship-between-gait-variables-and-domains-of-neurologic-dysfunction-in-multiple-sclerosis-using-six-minute-walk-test
#20
Asma Qureshi, Maite Brandt-Pearce, Myla D Goldman
Most multiple sclerosis (MS) patients eventually suffer from mobility impairment, and thus it is critical that walking disability in MS be accurately assessed. The six-minute walk test (6MWT), a reliable MS measure, is traditionally used to determine the distance covered in six minutes using a standard protocol. With the availability of body sensor networks (BSNs), researchers are interested in leveraging BSN data for finding new gait assessment anchors for improved separability performance. Further, current methods for gait assessments are insufficient since assessments are absolute, performed by comparing outcomes to the statistical norms established from diverse patient data despite natural inter-patient variability...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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