Describe at least two current challenges in nursing and the solutions that are being proposed to meet those challenges. Explain how furthering your education (BSN) will enable you to build upon your personal nursing legacy in meeting these types of challenges.
How does antibiotic resistance develop? What complications can occur from antibiotic resistance, both in humans and in livestock? Should we decrease the use of antibiotics in humans and livestock animals?
Define and describe the central dogma of biology and the importance of controlling gene expression in the molecular pathway from DNA to RNA to protein in eukaryotic cells. Outline and discuss the RNA interference as a form of gene regulation. Then research and present one article that demonstrates a potential therapeutic drug using this technology. Include information about the disease such as cancer being targeted in the therapy and explain how this regulation is occurring at the molecular level. Discuss epigenetic changes that control gene expression. Then research and present one article that demonstrates how epigenetic changes can be influenced […]
1. Use PubMed or another abstract database to find an academic journal article on a health topic of interest to you. Read the article to find the answers to these questions: (a) What was the main study question? (b) Who participated in the study, where did it take place, and when was it conducted? (c) What study design was used? (d) What was the answer to the main study question? 2. Find a recent news story from the popular press about a newly released health research report. Look up and read the scientific article on which the news report was […]
The patient was a 77-year-old female admitted with Congestive Heart Failure, and past medical history of an Acute MI, four to six months before admission date. She had been taking Lasix 40mg PO BID and Cardizem 30 mg TID. In a report, I heard that her last O2 saturation was 77% on 3 liters via nasal cannula. Vital signs- afebrile, HR 108, RR 22, BP 148/88. She had an IV of D5W at KVO, the EKG was done, and it showed Sinus Tachycardia with PVCs. By the time I got out of a report, labs were on the chart; cardiac […]
Using one of the four major ethical concepts (beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy or justice) discuss the community nurses’ role in the prevention of a communicable disease (be specific). Use the CDC website as one of your outside sources.
How do social and environmental factors affect teens and young adults making healthy or unhealthy decisions? How influential is the family environment? What motivates teens to form groups and how do negative behaviors increase when teens are involved in small or large gangs? What specific issues does the U.S. minority population face in terms of health issues, lack of healthcare, and risky behaviors? What specific type of community program would you develop if you were in charge of improving options for teens and young adults? What community members would you seek to speak with about your program proposal and how […]
What are the access-to-care issues in the given situations? Suggest at least two solutions to address the access-to-care issues in these scenarios. Scenarios: Mr. A is a 30-year-old African American male. His employer provides for his health insurance, which covers emergency room visits, hospitalization, and some preventive-care services such as yearly physicals. Whenever he schedules appointments for preventive-care services, he has to spend one to three hours at the doctor’s office. Additionally, he has to schedule follow-up appointments for laboratory tests after each office visit. Mrs. B is a 30-year-old African American woman with two children. She is employed at […]