NURS 6002: Foundations of Graduate Study

Academic and Professional Success Plan

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This document is to be used for NURS 6002 Foundations of Graduate Study to complete Assessments 1-6. Just as importantly the document serves to organize your thoughts about planning for your academic and professional success.

For specific instructions see the weekly assessment details in the course, or ask your instructor for further guidance.

Week 1 | Part 1: My Academic and Professional Network
Creating a professional network is important in any career when it comes to finding jobs, sharing ideas and knowledge, getting support, and advancing your career. According to Schmidt (n.d.), developing a professional network in nursing is “probably the single best approach for nurses to land the jobs they want”. Having an academic and professional network is an important part in achieving my goals. Academically, if I don’t have a good support system, access to resources, or a school that provides me with the tools necessary to succeed, it would be difficult to accomplish my academic goal of getting my advanced nursing degree. Having an academic network of individuals and teams through Walden is integral to my success. Professionally, my network allows me to have the support, encouragement, and even professional contacts to find and assist in the job that I’m interested and passionate about. Overall, having both an academic and professional network is a key step in accomplishing my goals both in school and in my everyday nursing practice

I have identified and secured the participation of the following academic (at least two) and professional (at least two) individuals and/or teams to form the basis of my network. This network will help me to clarify my vision for success and will help guide me now and in the future.

Directions: Complete the information below for each member of your network. For more than four entries repeat the items below with details of your additional network member(s) in the ‘ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS’ section.

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The following are sample answers….

NETWORK MEMBER 1

Name: 😛 BSN

Title: Nursing Manager

Organization: Aurora Behavioral Health

Academic or Professional: Professional

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

I selected this individual because of her leadership school. Despite the pressure at her workplace she is well coordinated and will never transfer aggression to her staff. She is a good listener and was resourceful to me during my BSN. She thinks carefully and she has the ability to bounce idea back and forth with me
or…
Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse: Dorothy is a social media activist for the health and wellness of the less fortunate in the society and a mentor to many. She shared her story of how she made it from a humble background to where she is. She may not have been one of the top students when growing up but her resilience and hard work bared fruits. When I first met her, I was challenged to further my education and not wait any longer. She is always trying to gain as much knowledge as she can and never stops to enroll for short courses. Her interest in drug addiction and opioid endemic has pushed her to collaborate with a fellow professional to start up a clinic for those struggling with drug and opioid addiction

NETWORK MEMBER 2

Name: 😛

Title: PMH-NP

Organization: Aurora Behavioral Health

Academic or Professional: Professional

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Notes: I choose Bukola because she has been working with this organization for eight years. She started as a floor nurse in this organization, became a charge nurse and went back to school to be Psychiatry nurse practitioner. She gave me the push I need to go back to school. She brought some textbooks she used when she did hers. She is well experienced in psychiatry nursing.

NETWORK MEMBER 3

Name: k

Title: RN, BSN

Organization: Thorek Memorial Hospital

Academic or Professional: Academics

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Notes: I choose her because we were study mate for BSN. She currently in Walden too for psychiatry nursing. We both attended meeting and seminars that benefitted our career the time. She is like a push to me and it makes all easy because I can get a physical person discuss my classes with.
or…
Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse: Judith has been a friend and a colleague right from our undergraduate program. She relocated to the U.S.A a few years before me and she has been very helpful with guiding me through my nursing career. She talked to be about the different specialties that I could choose from as a nurse and helped me develop long-term and short-term goals in the career. She recently just completed her MSN-FNP at Walden University and is awaiting to sit for her board exams. She shares with me on the challenges she had during the program such as finding a balance between her school, family and a full-time job and what worked for her to achieve her goals. Judith is always willing to free up sometime to encourage and to cheer me on as I make a bold step to further my education. She is a friend and a professional that I can always look up to

or ..
Family Nurse Practictional
Academic or Professional: Academic
Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse: I worked with Crystal previously and she has since obtained her MSN. She now owns her own clinic that makes house calls.She can answer my questions regarding the program not only because she is a nurse practitioner but a former Walden University student as well.

NETWORK MEMBER 4

Name: l MSN

Title: charge Nurse

Organization: Thorek Memorial Hospital

Academic or Professional: Academic

Why I selected this individual and/or team and how they will support my success in the MSN program and as a practicing nurse:

Notes: I choose Melissa because she is a resourceful person. She had her Bachelors in psychology and the did her masters in Nursing. Apart from being a floor Nurse she just published her first articles in one of the local nursing Journal in Illinois. She is currently seeking for more information on what food will benefit schizophrenic patients. She is constantly in search of new knowledge.

ADDITIONAL NETWORK MEMBERS

Week 2 | Part 2: Academic Resources and Strategies

I have identified the following academic resources and/or strategies that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or my specialty in particular.

Directions: In the space below Identify and describe at least three academic resources or strategies that can be applied to the MSN program, and at least three professional resources that can be applied to success in the nursing practice in general or your specialty in particular. For each, explain how you intend to use these resources, and how they might benefit you academically and professionally.

Academic Resource/Strategy 1

Internet – The Internet is an incredible method to conduct investigations for an essential and auxiliary purpose. Since the arrangement of reference books are presently accessible on the web as opposed to printed frames; I currently manage everything on the internet. Pretty much everything is available on the web a large portion of them are accessible in a free source. I plan on using this insightful resource without confinements of my ability since the internet supports types of learning creation and information utilization that vary enormously from the epistemological assumptions of formal tutoring and mass guidance.

Academic Resource/Strategy 2

Tutoring and Help Rooms – I append myself to qualified and prepared peer tutors who will help me with mastering my course content and growing my potential for academic accomplishment. At the point when joined with customary participation of classes and recitations, visits to educators’ available time, utilization of departmental Help Rooms and development of peer study groups, mentoring serves as a proactive advance for guaranteeing that I scholastically succeed (Bradshaw & Hultquist, 2016). My technique is to search for my an academic director who will help me in recognizing different grounds assets that may be of help as I create study abilities and great work propensities, including Stress-busters.

Academic Resource/Strategy 3

Local Library – The use of my local library offers a full scope of assets and services to help all parts of my studies. Librarians will enable me to locate the best print and electronic assets and show me how to utilize bibliographic software just as different instruments that will allow me to design and manage data. My procedure will be straightforward since more often than not I go to classes, I will visit the library around evening time when I am finished with my classes.

Professional Resource/Strategy 1

ANA (American Nurses Association) – My plans for joining the association would enable me to finish the hover between clinical practice and the outside elements that impact nursing. Joining this association can too benefit me to increase clinical abilities and furthermore improve both my expert network and future profession prospects. There are such a substantial number of devices and resources for orderlies that I trust I will probably exploit as i advance in this field.

Professional Resource/Strategy 2

National Federation for Specialty Nursing Organizations (NFSNO) – This will enable me to create the vitality, stream of thoughts, and proactive work expected to keep up a sound calling that advocates for the necessities of its clients and medical attendants, and the trust of society (Sayles & Shelton, 2005).

Professional Resource/Strategy 3

ICN (The International Council of Nurses) – I plan to adequately look into the International Council of Nurses since ICN attempts to guarantee quality nursing care for all, stable wellbeing arrangements all-inclusive, the progression of nursing information, and the presence worldwide of a regarded nursing profession and a skilled and fulfilled nursing workforce. The association will enable me to create a consolidated stage for the definition and extent of training in my field.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES/STRATEGIES

Week 3 | Part 3: Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity and Professional Ethics

I have analyzed the relationship between academic integrity and writing, as well as the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics. I have also identified strategies I intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of my academic work while a student of the MSN program, as well as my professional work as a nurse throughout my career. The results of these efforts are shared below.

Directions: In the space below craft your analysis/writing sample, including Part 1 (The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity) and Part 2 (Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work).

Part 1: Writing Sample: The Connection Between Academic and Professional Integrity

In the space below write a 2- 3-paragraph analysis that includes the following:

· Explanation for the relationship between academic integrity and writing

· Explanation for the relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics

· Cite at least 2 resources that support your arguments, being sure to use proper APA formatting.

· Use Grammarly and SafeAssign to improve the product.

· Explain how Grammarly, Safe Assign, and paraphrasing contributes to academic integrity

Academic integrity is defined as the frequencies of being honest and it is being displayed in all academic aspects. Violation of academic integrity makes it hard for students to access suitable knowledge which is important in having a successful academic outcome. The most common factors associated with academic dishonesty are related to issues such as plagiarism and academic forgery. Plagiarism and academic forgery are considered to be unethical in the academic environment. In a nursing career, there is a connection between academic integrity and writing. In academic ethics, any person is capable of displaying moral ethics on the written work through recognizing the work of other scholars. Integrity is considered to be the most important aspect of writing since it is demonstrating some important aspects of academic intellectuality (Cock, 2016). For the purposes of ensuring that there is academic integrity while writing a project or essay, it is always important to avoid involvement in plagiarism to help in the presentation of authentic and original work. When the work of other scholars is used, it is crucial to acknowledge them through referencing.

The relationship between professional practices and scholarly ethics

In nursing practices, it is always important to adopt the practice of embracing scholarly ethics to ensure that there is involvement in honesty practices. In nursing practice, ethical standards are high values and are considered to be the moral integrity which forms an important element towards delivering quality healthcare services to the patients (Milton, 2015). Evidence-based practice is important in ensuring that there is a professional practice within the field of nursing practice and it is usually based on the scholarly articles.it is, therefore, a requirement that nurses put more focus on the scholarly articles which are easily referable. A constructive link between professionalism and the academic ethics is helping in the creation of ethical workplace for nurses hence assisting in the development of trust from the patients to ensure that there is a delivery of quality care to the clients. There is also the existence of the code of ethics which guides nursing practices and are based on the scholarly articles written by specific authors or organizations. It is, therefore, a requirement for nurses to observe the code of ethics to help in improving the quality of care being provided to the patients.

How Grammarly, safe assign and paraphrasing are contributing to the academic integrity

Grammarly, safe assign and paraphrasing are playing an essential role in enhancing the ability of the students. Grammarly allows students to proofread the grammatical errors, spelling check, and punctuation. It is also possible to check on plagiarism which also provides the chances of making a correction to the mistakes made and citing appropriate sources. Correspondingly, Safe Assign and Turnitin are applications which have been developed to help in the detection of plagiarism. These applications are important in helping the students or writers to gather more knowledge regarding the appropriate methods of using academic resources and methods of citing them during writing (Milton, 2015).

PART 2: Strategies for Maintaining Integrity of Work

Expand on your thoughts from Part 1 by:

Identifying and describing strategies you intend to pursue to maintain integrity and ethics of your 1) academic work while a student of the MSN program, and 2) professional work as a nurse throughout your career. Include a review of resources and approaches you propose to use as a student and a professional.

Based on my academic work, I have the intention of upholding academic integrity by practicing suitable paraphrasing while writing as well as citing scholarly articles. Grammarly will be continuously used to ensure that the standards of the grammar are met. I am also aiming at making a continuous consultation with my instructor for guidance more so in the areas where I feel to be not well conversant with. The assigned academic work will be submitted on a timely basis and will observe time to make sure that I sit in an area which is safe and appropriate which might help in reducing the chances of looking at the answers of the fellow student. Private properties such as cell phones and bags will be placed far from the exam room to avoid any temptation of cheating. The safe assign and Turnitin app will be relied on to help in correcting the plagiarism issues and making correction prior to the submission of my work. Being a nurse, I will deeply rely on evidence-based care as well as the standard code of ethics to help in the delivery of quality healthcare services. I will always be honest, show empathy, and trustworthy to the patients.

Week 4 | Part 4: Research Analysis

I have identified one topic of interest for further study. I have researched and identified one peer-reviewed research article focused on this topic and have analyzed this article. The results of these efforts are shared below.

Directions: Complete Step 1 by using the table and subsequent space below identify and analyze the research article you have selected. Complete Step 2 by summarizing in 2-3 paragraphs the results of your analysis using the space identified.

Step 1: Research Analysis

The scholarly article which is peer-reviewed which I selected is “Associations of age at cannabis first use and later substance abuse with mental health and depression in young men.”

The authors associated between age at cannabis first use and the recurrence of cannabis usage utilizing a “Cox proportional hazard technique.” Relationship with other unlawful medication use, liquor reliance, nicotine reliance, psychological well-being, and depression was examined utilizing direct relapses and logistics relapses. In this manner, the expert practice utilization of the speculations/ideas displayed in the article is the Cox proportional hazard show that they explored the relationship between the survival time of participants and at least one indicator factors.

Complete the table below

Topic of Interest:

Associations of age at cannabis first use and later substance abuse with mental health and depression in young men

Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI)

Henchoz, Y., N’Goran, A. A., Baggio, S., Deline, S., Studer, J., & Gmel, G. (2016). Associations of age at cannabis first use and later substance abuse with mental health and depression in young men. Journal of Substance Use, 21(1), 85-91.Retrieved from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.3109/14659891.2014.966342?scroll=top

Professional Practice Use:

One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the article

To investigates the association between a dependent variable and one or more predictor variables simultaneously. In this case, to associate between age at cannabis first use and the recurrence of cannabis usage in young men as well with other substances use like alcohol and cocaine.

Research Analysis Matrix

Add more rows if necessary

Strengths of the Research

Limitations of the Research

Relevancy to Topic of Interest

Notes

The research used Cox proportional hazard model to associate mental health and depression with cannabis misuse

Failure to collect valid report from psychosocial impaired substance abusers

early cannabis onset is associated with later impairments in mental health and depression

Findings suggest that a significant association exists between depression and the use of alcohol, cannabis, and tobacco.

Step 2: Summary of Analysis

Craft a summary (2-3 paragraph) below that includes the following:

· Describe your approach to identifying and analyzing peer-reviewed research

· Identify at least two strategies that you would use that you found to be effective in finding peer-reviewed research

· Identify at least one resource you intend to use in the future to find peer-reviewed research

I would recommend this article for professional use because it is peer reviewed since it is bound to be accurately consistent and achieve sensible outcomes.

To find peer-reviewed sources I previously checked my library database. The library database had a choice to refine my search and show just insightful articles. Two methodologies I would use to look for a peer-reviewed article are “phrase search” – this is the use of double statements around an expression to cut the words together for example “sustainable advancement.” Truncation – cutting a word and finds the substitute endings of the word, for example, create* finds create, creates, creative, or creating.

One resource I expect to use later on to discover peer-reviewed study is peer-reviewed journals because these articles are composed by professionals and are audited by a few different experts in the field before the report is distributed in the journal to guarantee the article’s quality.

Reference

Henchoz, Y., N’Goran, A. A., Baggio, S., Deline, S., Studer, J., & Gmel, G. (2016). Associations of age at cannabis first use and later substance abuse with mental health and depression in young men. Journal of Substance Use, 21(1), 85-91.Retrieved from: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.3109/14659891.2014.966342?scroll=top

Week 4 | Part 4: Research Analysis I have identified one topic of interest for further study. I have researched and identified one peer- reviewed research article focused on this topic and have analyzed this article. The results of these efforts are shared below. Directions: Complete Step 1 by using the table and subsequent space below identify and analyze the research article you have selected. Complete Step 2 by summarizing in 2-3 paragraphs the results of your analysis using the space identified. Remember to include an introduction paragraph which contains a clear and comprehensive purpose statement which delineates all required criteria, and end the assignment Part with a conclusion paragraph.
Step 1: Research Analysis Complete the table below Topic of Interest: Evidence Based Pain Management & Assessment for Medical- Surgical Nurses Research Article: Include full citation in APA format, as well as link or search details (such as DOI) Kim HL, Song CE, So HS. Performance of Evidence-based Pain Assessment and Management Guidelines among Medical-Surgical Nurses. Korean J Adult Nurs. 2016 Oct;28(5):546-558. DOI: Professional Practice Use: One or more professional practice uses of the theories/concepts presented in the article Professional practice use  Professional Practice Use is for interdisciplinary pain team which can lead to improvements in patient pain management treatment and assessment.  Pain management team can use it to aid in pain management strategies  Professional practice use for pain management education.  Professional practice use for outcomes and satisfaction. Research Strengths of Limitations/Weaknesses Relevancy to Notes
Analysis Matrix Add more rows if necessary the Research of the Research Topic of Interest Patients records Limited engagement Gain

Week 5 | Part 5: Professional Development

I have developed a curriculum vitae to capture my academic and professional accomplishments to date. I have also developed a statement identifying one or more professional development goals, and a statement proposing how I might align one or more of these professional development goals with the University’s emphasis on social change.

The results of my efforts are below.

Directions: Complete Step 1 by developing (or copying and pasting) a curriculum vitae (CV) in the space provided. Complete Step 2 by completing a statement identifying your professional development goals space identified. Complete Step 3 by writing a statement proposing how you might align one or more of your professional development goals with the University’s emphasis on social change.

Step 1: Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Use the space below to write your CV based on your current education and professional background. Alternatively, you may write this in a separate document and copy/paste the results below.

NOTE: If needed there are a variety of online resources available with tips and samples of graduate nurse CVs.

Step 2: Professional Development Goals

Use the space below to write a statement identifying your professional development goals.

Step 3: Alignment with Social Change

Use the space below to write a statement proposing how you might align one or more of your professional development goals with the University’s emphasis on social change.

Week 6 | Part 6: Finalizing the Plan

I have considered various options for my nursing specialty, including a close look at my selected (or currently preferred) specialty and second-preferred specialty. I have also developed a justification of my selected (or preferred) specialty. Lastly, I have examined one professional organization related to my selected or preferred specialty and considered how I can become a member of this organization.

The results of my efforts are below.

Directions: Complete Step 1 by writing 2-3 paragraphs in the space below comparing the nursing specialty you have selected – or the one you prefer if your choice is still under consideration – to your second preference. Identify each specialty and describe the focus and the role that graduates are prepared for. Identify any other differentiators you feel are significant, especially those that helped or may help you reach a decision.

Complete Step 2 by writing a paragraph identifying and justifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received from colleagues in this week’s Discussion Forum.

Complete Step 3 by examining and identifying one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization.

Step 1: Comparison of Nursing Specialties

Use the space below to write 2-3 paragraphs comparing the nursing specialty you have selected – or the one you prefer if your choice is still under consideration – to your second preference. Identify each specialty and describe the focus and the role that graduates are prepared for. Identify any other differentiators you feel are significant, especially those that helped or may help you reach a decision.

Step 2: Justification of Nursing Specialty

Use the space below to write a paragraph identifying and justifying your reasons for choosing your MSN specialization. Be sure to incorporate any feedback you received from colleagues in this week’s Discussion Forum.

Step 3: Professional Organizations

Use the space below to identify and examine one professional organization related to your selected or preferred specialty. Explain how you can become a member of this organization.

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NURS 6002 Course Readings
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American Nurses Association. (2013). Public health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.) Silver Spring, MD: Author.

American Nurses Association. (2015). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.

Boykins, A., & Gilmore, M. (2012). Ethical decision making in online graduate nursing education and implications for professional practice. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 8(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.18785/ojhe.0801.04

Casey, D. & Egan, D. (2013). The use of professional portfolios for career enhancement. British Journal of Nursing, 15(11), 547–552. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2010.15.11.79625

Glasper, A. (2016). Does cheating by students undermine the integrity of the nursing profession? British Journal of Nursing, 25(16), 932–933. doi:10.12968/bjon.2016.25.16.932

Kaufffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13.

Smith, L. S. (2011). Showcase your talents with a career portfolio. Nursing, 41(7), 54–56. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000398641.62631.8e.

Thompson, T. L. (2011). Electronic portfolios for professional advancement. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 25(4), 169–170.
NURS 6002 Foundations for Graduate Study: Welcome & Course Readings

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NURS 6002 Course Readings

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Bahrieni, F., Azodi, P. Hajivandi, A. & Jahanpour, F. (2017). The effect of education in nurse’s moral sensitivity. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 9(10), 1817–1821.

Casey, D. & Egan, D. (2013). The use of professional portfolios for career enhancement. British Journal of Nursing, 15(11), 547–552.

Glasper, A. (2016). Does cheating by students undermine the integrity of the nursing profession? British Journal of Nursing, 25(16), 932–933.

Hoskins, K., Grady, C. & Ulrich, C. (2018). Ethics education in nursing: Instruction for future generations of nurses. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 23(1).

Kauffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13. NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.

Smith, L. S. (2011). Showcase your talents with a career portfolio. Nursing, 41(7), 54–56.

Thompson, T. L. (2011). Electronic portfolios for professional advancement. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 25(4), 169–170. doi:10.1097/NUR.0b013e318222a680
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NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers

A nurse is assessing the abdomen of a patient who is experiencing frequent bouts of diarrhea. The nurse first observes the contour of the abdomen, noting any masses, scars, or areas of distention. What action would the nurse perform next?

A. Auscultate the abdomen using an orderly clockwise approach to all abdominal quadrants
B. Percuss all quadrants of the abdomen in a systematic clockwise manner to identify masses, fluid, or air in the abdomen.
C. Lightly palpate over the abdominal quadrants; first checking for any areas of pain or discomfort.
D. Deeply palpate over the abdominal quadrants, noting muscular resistance, tenderness, organ enlargement, or masses. NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.
A

A nurse is administering a large-volume cleansing enema to a patient prior to surgery. Once the enema solution is introduced, the patient complains of severe cramping. What would be the appropriate nursing intervention in this situation.

A. Elevate the head of the bed 30 degrees and reposition the rectal tube
B. Place the patient in a supine position and modify the amount of solution
C. Lower the solution container and check the temperature and flow rate
D. Remove the rectal tube and notify the PCP
C

If the solution is too cold or the flow rate too fast, severe cramping may result.

A nurse working in a hospital includes abdominal assessment as part of patient assessment. In which patients would a nurse expect to find decreased or absent bowel sounds after listening for 5 minutes? Select all that apply. NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.

A. A patient diagnosed with peritonitis
B. A patient who is on prolonged bedrest
C. A patient who has diarrhea
D. A patient who has gastroenteritis
E. A patient who has an early bowel obstruction
F. A patient who has paralytic ileus caused by surgery
A, B, F

Decreased or absent bowel sounds, evidenced by only after listening for 5 minutes, signify the absence of bowel motility, commonly associated with peritonitis, paralytic ileus, and/or prolonged immobility. Hyperactive bowel sounds indicate increased motility, commonly caused by diarrhea, gastroenteritis, or early bowel obstruction

A nurse assesses the stool of patients who are experiencing GI problems. In which patients would diarrhea be a possible finding? Select all that apply. NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.

A. A patient who is taking narcotics for pain
B. A patient who is taking laxatives
C. A patient who is taking diuretics
D. A patient who is dehydrated
E. A patient who is taking amoxicillin for an infection
F. A patient taking OTC antacids
B, E, F

Diarrhea is a potential effect of treatment with amoxicillin clavulanate, laxatives, or OTC antacids. Narcotics, diuretics, and dehydration may lead to constipation.

A patient has a fecal impaction. The nurse correctly administers an oil-retention enema by:

A. Administering a large volume of solution (500-1000 mL)
B. Mixing milk and molasses in equal parts for an enema
C. Instructing the patient to retain the enema for at least 30 minutes
D. Administering the enema while the patient is sitting on the toilet
C

The usual amount of solution administered with a retention enema is 150-200 mL for enema for an adult. The milk and molasses mixture is a carminative enema that helps expel flatus. The patient should be instructed to lie on the left side of the bed as dictated by patient condition and comfort. NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.

A nurse prepares to assist a patient with her newly created ileostomy. Which recommended patient teaching points would the nurse stress. Select all that apply.

A. “When you inspect the stoma, it should be dark purple-blue.”
B. “The size of the stoma will stabilize within 2 weeks.”
C. “Keep the skin around the stoma site clean and moist.”
D. “The stool from an ileostomy is normally liquid.”
E. “You should eat dark green vegetables to control the odor of the stool.”
F. “You may have a tendency to develop food blockages.”
D, E, F

The nurse should encourage the intake of dark green leafy vegetables because they contain chlorophyll, which helps deodorize the feces. Patients wth ileostomies need to be aware they may experience a tendency to develop food blockages, especially when high-fiber foods are consumed. The stoma should be dark pink to red and moist. Stoma size should stabilize within 4-6 weeks, and the skin around the stoma site should be kept clean and dry.

A nurse is preparing a hospitalized patient for a colonoscopy. Which nursing action is the recommended preparation for this test?

A. Have the patient follow a clear liquid diet 24-48 hours before the test.
B. Have the patient take Dulcolax and ingest a gallon of bowel cleaner on day 1.
C. Prepare the patient for the use of general anesthesia during the test.
D. Explain that barium contrast mixture will be given to drink before the test.
A

Prep for a colonoscopy includes a clear liquid diet 24 to 48 hours before the test along with a 2-day bowel prep of a strong cathartic and Dulcolax on day 1 and enema on day 2 or a 1-day bowel prep that consists of ingestion of a gallon of bowel cleanser in a short period of time. Conscious sedation, not general anesthesia, will be given for a colonoscopy. Barium contrast mixture is given to drink before an upper GI and small-bowel series of tests.

A nurse is performing digital removal of stool on a 74-year-old female patient with a fecal impaction. During the procedure the patient tells the nurse that she is feeling dizzy and nauseated, and then she vomits. What should be the nurse’s next action? NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.

A. Reassure the patient that this is a normal reaction to the procedure.
B. Stop the procedure, prepare to administer CPR, and notify the physician.
C. Stop the procedure, assess vital signs, and notify the physician.
D. Stop the procedure, wait 5 minutes, and then resume the procedure.
C

When a patient complains of dizziness or lightheadedness, nausea, and vomiting during digital stool removal, the nurse should stop the procedure, assess heart rate and blood pressure, and notify the physician. The vagal nerve may have been stimulated.

A nurse is scheduling tests for a patient who has been experiencing epigastric pain. The physician ordered the following tests: a. a barium enema, b. fecal occult blood test, and c. endoscopic studies, and D. upper GI series. What is the correct order in which the tests would normally be performed?

A. c, b, d, a
B. d, c, a, b
C. a, b, d, c
D. b, a, d, c
D

A fecal occult blood test should be done first to detect GI bleeding. Barium studies should be performed next to visualize GI structures and reveal inflammation, ulcers, tumors, strictures, and other lesions. A barium enema and routine radiography should precede an upper GI series because retained barium from an upper GI series could take several days to pass through the GI tract and cloud anatomic detail on the barium enema studies. Noninvasive procedures usually take precedence over invasive procedures, such as endoscopic studies, when sufficient diagnostic data can be obtained from them. NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.

A nurse is caring for a patient who has a NG tube in place for gastric decompression. Which nursing actions are appropriate when irrigating a NG tube connected to suction? Select all that apply.

NURS 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study: Welcome & Course Readings

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Boykins, A., & Gilmore, M. (2012). Ethical decision making in online graduate nursing education and implications for professional practice. Online Journal of Health Ethics, 8(1), 1–18. https://doi.org/10.18785/ojhe.0801.04

Casey, D. & Egan, D. (2013). The use of professional portfolios for career enhancement. British Journal of Nursing, 15(11), 547–552. doi:10.12968/bjcn.2010.15.11.79625

Glasper, A. (2016). Does cheating by students undermine the integrity of the nursing profession? British Journal of Nursing, 25(16), 932–933. doi:10.12968/bjon.2016.25.16.932

Kaufffman, H. (2015). A review of predictive factors of student success in and satisfaction with online learning. Research in Learning Technology, 23, 1–13.

Norris, T., Herrin-Griffith, D., Mckeon, L., & Webb, S. (2012). Using portfolios to introduce the clinical nurse leader to the job market. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 42(1), 47–51. NURS 6002 and 6003 Foundations for Graduate Study nursing essay assignment papers.

Smith, L. S. (2011). Showcase your talents with a career portfolio. Nursing, 41(7), 54–56. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000398641.62631.8e.

Thompson, T. L. (2011). Electronic portfolios for professional advancement. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 25(4), 169–170.
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Discussion Week 2: Strategies for Addressing Questions Some questions and concerns that I have are geared towards clinicals and financial aid. Before I get into specific concerns regarding the above, I do have some more immediate concerns about navigating through the portal and classroom. I took advantage of the early opening of course materials and logged on frequently through the day on a daily bases. The more I logged on, even if it just was to explore randomly, helped me become more acclimated and purposeful in my log ins. I made myself a personal goal that I would at minimum turn in assignments at least a day prior to due date if not sooner. This will allow for any unexpected events that could delay submitting an assignment. Online Colleges (2011) described 10 different traits to be a successful online learner. A personal take away from Online Colleges (2011) is their advice to “ Start developing good habits with time management and study techniques. …

Using Different Databases to Search for Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Searching for articles from online databases can sometimes give a student a lot of challenges. The exercise involved searching for peer-reviewed journal articles from EBSCO Host and any other two online databases that publish research related to nursing. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I was interested in searching for articles related to psychiatry. I specifically searched for peer-reviewed journals covering the topic of how the psychiatric disorder of narcissism affects personality development. The other databases that I searched, in addition to EBSCO Host, were Google Scholar and PMC. The first article is from the Google Scholar search database. Hiemstra et al. (2019) review different research articles on how narcissism disrupts self-esteem in boys. Locating this article from Google Scholar did not give me a lot of challenges. I observed that Google Scholar did not restrict my search. Upon typing the key words or topic that I used for searching, the database

Discussion Week One
My name is G H. I have been a Registered Nurse (RN) for 7 years. Spent most of my early nursing career in the emergency room then moving on to critical care, post- anesthesia care unit, and now home health. Prior to becoming licensed as a RN I was a certified nurse aide for four years. I developed nursing knowledge and a solid platform of nursing foundations. With my history of making my way up the totem pole I am motivated to earn my Masters in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner. My decision to choose Walden University was made solely based on my personal goals, vision, and home life balance needs. Through research I found Walden University to be most valuable and effective way to advance my career in Nursing. Walden stated in its vision, “ immediate solutions of critical societal challenges, thereby advancing the greater global good (Walden University, 2011a)

Relection as an Educational Strategy in Nursing Professional Development Walden University
REFLECTION IN NURSING 2 Reflection in Nursing Reflective practice helps nurses to understand work situations and enhance care (Schmidt & Brown, 2016). Reflection is essential because it helps practitioners handle the professional and personal impact linked to helping patients achieve optimal health. The reflection process entails a description of what happened, pondering how the events affect feelings, evaluating whether the experience was good or bad, analyzing the situation and coming up with an action plan to handle similar occurrences in the future. Miraglia and Asselin (2015) state that reflection is the foundation of professional nursing practice since nurses can explain their experience, modify clinical practice, develop fresh insights and integrate theoretical knowledge into clinical practice

Week 6 main post, NURS 6002
This week’s discussion prompt mentions a common depiction of a fork in the road when we’re at a crossroads in our lives, requiring us to decide on what our next move will be. The decision to pursue our Masters, most likely, required much contemplation. However, we’re well on our way and that is a massive step in the right direction we should all give ourselves due credit for. Now, what is it that we’d like to do once we attain our Masters? Next big decision to contemplate. Walden MSN Program offers various options in this regard. We must first decide if we’d like to provide patient care either directly or indirectly (Walden University, 2019a). I love hands-on patient care, so that was not a difficult decision to make. However, the road then splits into four proverbial forks, all revolving around the Nurse Practitioner. Our options then include Acute Adult-Gerontology, Primary Adult-Gerontology, Family and Psychiatric / Mental Health (Walden University, 2019a)

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