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Which nursing research study would be most useful to a school nurse practicing in an inner city school with a high rate of teen pregnancy?
A study comparing the blood pressure in young children of normotensive and hypertensive parents.
A study exploring behaviors that prevent AIDS in women.
A study exploring violent behavior in young adult males.
A study exploring factors influencing the practice of safer sex behaviors in heterosexual male adolescents.
Which study is based on quantitative research?
Using themes and patterns; using no formal instruments
Measuring the differences in blood pressure before, during, and after a procedure
Examining a client's feelings during a procedure
Examining the bereavement process in spouses of clients with terminal cancer
Which action is most appropriate when an 85-year-old client tells a nurse, "I signed the papers for the research study because the doctor was so insistent, but I really don't understand it"?
Reassure the client that he made the right decision and the he will be fine.
Ask the client what questions he has, and tell him that no one will be angry if he changes his mind.
Ask the physician to explain the study again to this client.
Explain the research carefully, and tell the client that he'll ruin the study if he drops out.
Which study would be best if the nurse wanted to do qualitative research?
Examining the physical effects of endotracheal suctioning
A study using deductive reasoning
Collecting loosely structured narrative data and inductive reasoning to assess reactions to stress
Measuring physical changes in clients with terminal cancer
What is the nurse's primary goal in planning a clinical research?
Improve client care
Restore client health
Change college curricula
Improve the work environment
When working with an LPN, what would be the primary responsibility of the registered nurse?
Changing an abdominal dressing
Taking vital signs
Inserting an indwelling catheter
Applying pneumatic boots
A nurse is granted the title "registered" through which accrediting body?
The American Nurses Association
The National League for Nursing
The Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
The nurse who is involved in research has formulated a research question that has "significance." Which example best demonstrates this type of question?
Resolution of a day-to-day clinical problem
A topic subject to scientific investigation
Conducting a study that involves money, equipment, and supplies
A problem of genuine interest to the researcher
A nurse is reading a research paper and is evaluating the research design. It is noted that the researcher manipulated the independent variable but did not have a control group. The nurse understands that this is what type of research design?
Identify the steps of the research process.
A quasi-experimental design is one where the investigator manipulates the independent variable but does not include randomization or controls. An experimental design manipulates the independent variable using both experimental and control groups. A nonexperimental design does no manipulation of the independent variable. There is no quasi-nonexperimental design.
Safe, Effective Care Environment
Use nursing knowledge and process of elimination to determine best answer.
A nurse is writing a research paper. After repeated measurements of the same variable showed similar results, what could the nurse safely include in the paper?
The instrument is reliable.
There is validity to the study.
The measure of central tendency is accurate.
The research is statistically significant.
The department of nursing has obtained a grant to study the health habits of an international community of students. The community consists of representatives from several Asian countries. What type of qualitative research would the nurse conduct to explore eating patterns?
In 1985, the ANA endorsed which level of nursing education for entrance into professional practice?
Masters of Science in Nursing
A 12 year old was admitted to the pediatric unit with cellulitis. The client needs an immediate intravenous started before his antibiotic could be given. The nurse is working with a LPN. An appropriate request to the LPN would be:
"Please immediately mix the penicillin."
"Please start the IV stat!"
"Please go to the pharmacy and bring back the penicillin."
"Please ask the family to sign this consent form."
Which educational program prepares the nurse for advanced clinical practice, administration, education, and research?
Ph D, DNS, ND
Nursing is in a constant state of change. How can the nurse keep abreast of the changes in health care?
Read updates on the Internet
Attend a nursing trends seminar sponsored by the hospital or a school of nursing.
Watch television for reports on the newest medical techniques.
Listen to talk radio
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