13. A prospective nursing student who researches universities that offer a baccalaureate degree in
nursing would want to ensure that the program is accredited by the:
a. American Nurses Association.
b. Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
11. Nurses can combat the nursing shortage by:
a. joining unions, which influence employers to provide incentives such as pay raises and free child care,
thus encouraging the large percentage of nonworking nurses to return to the workforce.
b. demanding t
10. Which statement accurately describes the historical perspective of nursing practice?
a. Nursing has existed to meet the needs of populations, individuals, and aggregates by providing care
that is influenced by the needs and beliefs of society in diffe
7. Which situation would be considered a workforce advocacy issue that is reportable to the state nurses
association or the Center for American Nurses if it is not resolved at the local level?
a. Nurses prefer to wear navy blue scrubs but the institution
1. Managers at an acute care facility value the contributions of their aging nursing workforce. Using
Hatcher's (2006) recommendations for an aging nursing workforce, they institute which of the following
changes? (Select all that apply.
3. A researcher seeks funding from an agency that limits studies to quantitative research. The researcher
can select from which study designs? (Select all that apply.)
b. Grounded theory
d. Needs assessment
1. According to current data related to the nursing shortage: (Select all that apply.)
a. salaries of nurses are competitive with those of other professionals such as teachers.
b. only 10.6% of nurses are minorities.
c. overall, nurses a
12. A nurse interested in life satisfaction among patients receiving hemodialysis reviews databases and
identifies relevant studies which are then statistically analyzed providing generalization through multiple
studies. The nurse researcher is using whic
1. Which item below correctly describes the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predictions by 2020?
a. Positions that historically required registered nurses will be filled by unlicensed personnel.
b. The job growth rate for RNs will surpass job growth in al
7. The primary purpose of the Social Security Act of 1935 was to:
a. increase research that focused on minority groups.
b. provide medical care for chemically impaired persons.
c. ensure health care for older adults through a national insurance system.
8. A nurse studied a community to determine if there were clients who would benefit from a hospice
program if one were developed. This type of research is:
a. a survey
c. a needs assessment method.
d. a pilot study.
A needs a
4. The Nurses of America's media campaign raised awareness of which aspects of nursing? (Select all
a. Nurses are expert clinicians.
b. A higher nurse/patient ratio is needed.
c. Nurses are invisible in the news media.
d. Nurses are caring.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing profession is predicted to have only 64% of
the RN workforce required to meet demands.
The number of foreign nurses arriving in the United States is not sufficient to cure the shortage, and a
3. The practice of public health nursing and the Henry Street Settlement are credited to:
a. Mary Breckenridge.
b. Mary Seacole.
c. Clara Barton.
d. Lillian Wald.
Lillian Wald, a pioneer in public health nursing, is best known for the development a
1. Institutional review boards determine whether research studies involving human subjects will:
a. be published.
b. add to the body of nursing knowledge.
c. cause harm.
d. receive funding.
The institutional review board (also called the human subj
1. Which group in early civilization is credited with developing a pharmacopoeia to classify more than
700 drugs used in caring for the sick? _
A pharmacopoeia that classified more than 700 drugs was written by the Egyptians to assist in th
9. Although the media portrayed nursing in a negative light in MAS*H through the character of a
promiscuous, uncaring nurse, it also provided Americans with a promising glimpse of:
a. nurses who can be promiscuous and still help doctors.
b. the fact that
3. Studies conducted to determine why enrollment in nursing schools has declined found:
a. that a greater number of individuals chose nursing as a career but could not meet entrance
b. fewer young individuals are available to enter the workf
11. A nurse is concerned about safe staffing levels at her facility and observes that several units have no
RN coverage but instead have RNs who float among several units. In determining whether this staffing
concern should be reported to an outside agenc
Clara Maas is noted as the nurse who deliberately acquired two bites from yellow fever carrier
mosquitoes to enable her to provide care to soldiers with yellow fever.
Florence Nightingale is the founder of professional nursing.
Margaret Hoolihan is a char
A qualitative study without rigor is considered to have evidence that is not credible and
thus the entire study lacks value. In order for a study to have rigor, it must have Lincoln and
Gubas criteria for qualitative research of credibility, dependability
Answer the following questions (short answer):
What study design involves an intervention, but not randomization of the sample?
Quasi-experimental study design
In which design is the independent variable NOT
Module IV - Learning Activities
Read the Byrne, Orange, & Ward-Griffins (2011) article on pages 157-174 in Study Guide.
Read Designs, Methods, & Findings sections. Answer the Questions of Fact a, b, c, d, e, & f
on page 102 in the Study Guide.
a) Bryne au
Match each sentence in Set B with a response from Set A:
a. Purpose statement qualitative study
b. Purpose statement quantitative study
c. Not a purpose statement
1. The studys purpose was to describe the nature
Often times, curiosity and a desire to know more about a particular phenomenon, idea, or event
are what motivate people to research, experiment, and strive to discover new findings and
explanations (Polit & Beck, 2014). Some people are motivated to design
The research design is the most important aspect of a quantitative study (Polit & Beck,
2010). An experimental design is also often referred to as the randomized controlled trials, or
RCTs. This design has an intervention and control group, and utilizes r
Running head: QUALIFICATIONS THAT DEFINE NURSING
Qualifications that Define Nursing as a Profession
Before distinguishing nursing as profession, there must be a number of qualifications that
define a profession. In 1915, Abraham Flexner compiled a list
Running head: PRIMARY AND SECONDARY APPRAISAL
Primary and Secondary Appraisal of Stressors and the Stress Mediator of Spirituality
In life, stress is one element that is inexorable. It is especially true for nurses who work
in a dynamic environment, whe
Helping the Rescuers
While helping the less fortunate, rescuing those in danger, and healing the sick are all
rewarding and life-fulfilling deeds, they can also lead to emotional distress, anxiety, depression,
and sometimes even physiological problems. Th
Running head: FINDING THE BEST SOLUTION
Finding the Best Solution
I begin to find a solution to this dilemma by laying out the facts of the situation and
choose to read through the Code of Ethics. This will hopefully help refresh my knowledge of my