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Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, maintaining, and recovering optimal health and functioning. Modern definitions of nursing define it as a science and an art that focuses on promoting quality of life as defined by persons and families, throughout their life experiences from birth to care at the end of life. (Wikipedia2007 [online])




The beginning of nursing become writes from the day the first baby was born. The mother is the first nurse for her baby. She takes care of the baby and his needs. Taking it a bit further nursing started as a profession right from the early days when nurses were employed to take care of the babies and old people (Mitchell 1998).



Nursing has become has a major professional course that earns a good degree, contended profession and above all the service to man kind. The professional courses for nursing teach its pupils the knowledge of basic disease and how to take care of the patients during that phase. Nursing course also develops the skills of keeping the hygiene in cases of extreme communicable diseases. The basic ways of administering the medicines is also taught here to nursing students.


There are many world renowned institutions that offer nursing degree. These institutions have a host of courses that cater to specific need of the modern day hospitals. There are courses for general nursing and then further training can be taken for specialization.

There are also courses that make the nursing students aware of latest instruments available and also teach them how to use them.




The basic duty of the nursing staff is to take care of the patients and ensure that they are comfortable. Nursing person has to deal with the patient as well as the family members of the patients so the nursing person should have the quality to keeps it’s cool and work under such pressures.





With the branches of medicines getting more and more specific the need for specific nursing staff has also grown up. There are various fields of nursing available now.

1.       Cardiac care nursing

2.       Clinical nursing

3.       Critical care nursing

4.       Dermatology nursing

5.       Domestic nursing

6.       Pediatric nursing


The above are a few of the specific nursing fields that have emerged?




There is a wide scope of nursing staff all through out the world. The hospitals have a growing need of trained nursing staff that can work in different fields. Generally all hospitals are also running nursing schools that train the nursing students and give them hands on experience on the job. This also offers a good chance to the nursing students to wet their hands in the profession and experience what service they have to offer once they become the professional in this field (Hammerschmidt Clinton 2000).




Nursing is also governed by laws. These laws are different in different countries, though all aim at taking care of the nursing staff and avoid their exploitation. Apart from them, there are laws that govern the functioning of the nursing staff and also take it a serious offense if a casualty is caused due the negligence of the nursing staff. So the nursing professional should be well aware of these laws before he or she steps in the profession (Burns).





Nursing knowledge by Mitchell.


A Little book on Nursing by Rosalie Hammerschmidt and R. N Clinton.


Practice of Nursing by Burns.[online source]. Last accessed 10 November 4, 2007.

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C/N/138. Administration of medication by nurse: analysis of NMC Guidelines

C/N/137. Potential role of the nurse in Health Promotion amongst the Asian Diabetic population in the UK: literature review

C/N/133. Investigation into the Asian Diabetic population in the UK and the potential role of the nurse in Health Promotion with this group

S/EC/55. Methods of teaching in nurse education

S/N/130. Communication skills in nursing practices: reflection on personal experience

S/N/131. Role of therapeutic relationship between nurses and patients

S/N/129. Ethical and legal aspects of nursing

S/N/128. Risks and benefits of evidence-based practice in nursing care

C/N/135. Role of inter-professional team working in enhancing patient care

S/N/126. Prerequisites of effective nursing practice

S/N/123. Research Paper on Alzheimer's Caregivers Needs

C/N/129. Nursing clients in community settings

S/N/121. In order to ensure that health care delivery is of the highest possible standard, the UK Government (DH 2003) has highlighted a number of fundamental aspects of care, including continence, bowel and bladder care. With reference to relevant literature and clinical placement experiences in your own branch and at least one other practice setting, discuss how nursing contributes to the achievement of best practice in the above aspect of care

S/N/120. Reflecting on recent clinical placements and relevant literature, identify and explore the principles to be considered when sharing information with clients and/or their relatives. You should illustrate your answer from at least two different care settings or with reference to at least two different client age groups

S/N/118. "Ensuring patients receive adequate nutrition is an essential part of basic patient care, yet we know malnutrition is still a big problem for the NHS". (NICE PRESS RELEASE, 2006). Discuss the principles of meeting feeding and nutrition needs in relation to the patients/clients nursed during your Module One clinical placement

C/N/127. Case study of an Asian patient with gonorrhoea

C/N/125. Relationship between smoking and alcohol habits and mental illness

C/N/124. Incident Reflection

C/N/122. Clinical aspects of holistic care of a leukaemia patient

C/N/120. Two case studies: One on the correction of hypovolaemia and the other on the nursing requirements of a tracheostomy patient

C/N/119. Clinical aspects of holistic care of a leukaemia patient

C/N/117. A clinical case study and in-depth analysis of the psychodynamics of bipolar disorder

C/N/116. Assessment and Management of a Patient with Health problems related to Osteoarthritis

C/N/115. An investigation into malnutrition in the elderly and a theoretical outline of a method of investigation

S/N/127. Nursing management; theory and case study

S/N/119. Define and explore how reflection can influence learning in clinical practice. Within this assignment include reflection on your recent clinical experiences during Module One and recognise situations where you acknowledge the limitations of your own abilities and therefore required referral to a registered practitioner

C/N/111. The Importance of Professional Practice

C/N/110. Case study of an unstable case of Type 1 diabetes

C/N/107. Reflective Essay: reflection of an incident

C/N/100. Issues relating to conscious sedation in the field of endoscopy and colonoscopy

C/N/98. Life History of a Patient – Person centred care

C/N/96. Psychological aspect of treatment for the Community Public Health specialist nurse

C/N/95. Psychological aspect of treatment for the Community Public Health specialist nurse

C/N/94. Nursing issues in the acute care of a stroke

C/N/93. Nursing: Communications and Care with Elderly

S/N/62. Differentiating between a nurse practitioner and a clinical nurse specialist: literature review

C/N/90. Examination of management issues in professional nursing which enable efficient and effective delivery of care.

C/N/89. Nursing – HIV/AIDS

C/N/87. How important is the biomedical approach to caring for health? Are there times when other forms of health care are more appropriate? Discuss with reference to Parkinson's disease and women in childbirth.

C/N/86. Incident report on the death patient X admitted with Acute Pancreatitis who received enteral feeding via a misplaced naso-gastric tube by Nurse Y

C/N/85. A case study relating to latex allergy

C/N/84. Nursing and Gerontology - New Directions

E/N/18. Role of partnership in nursing practices

E/N/16. Nursing research and practices

E/N/15. Issues of patients’ assessment

E/N/14. Role of nurses in health care services

E/N/13. Reflections on nursing practice

C/N/82. A critique of a paper in the field of cancer care

C/N/81. A case study of the nursing care relating to an elderly Asian gentleman with a non-healing wound

S/N/37. Assessment of the older adult: Choose a Service User you have had contact with in your clinical placement and using a case study approach DISCUSS the strategies used to assess their individual needs.

C/N/79. A critical analysis of leadership in a nursing team from a professional, legal and ethical perspective

C/N/78. An analysis of a clinical scenario

C/N/72. Reflection on Experiential Learning

C/N/71. Nursing and Gerontology - New Directions

C/N/67. Reflective Practice Case Study

C/N/66. Problem based reflection/nursing

C/N/64. Confidentiality issues

C/N/63. Asthma in Pregnancy

C/N/58. Research Proposal: Nursing

C/N/57. Critical incident analysis relating to own practice which is a women's centre (gynae and Obs) outpatient department


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P/N/89. Medical nurse: characteristics, requirements, guidelines

C/N/44. Case study of treatment of a case of fibroids

C/N/43. Mental Health Student Nursing. Discuss the holistic needs of Emma, a 15 year old pregnant patient with a family history of Downs syndrome, the skills and qualities necessary to provide holistic care and the implications of responding holistically to Emmas needs.

C/N/42. Portfolio of the nurse. Caring for patients suffering from depression. What is the nurses responsibility?

C/N/40. Heron model of patient treatment and the applications of the model to practice. Is the model effective after all?

C/N/39. Emergency nursing care provided to a patient who has been involved in a road traffic accident and has sustained multiple injuries

C/N/37. Management and treatment of postoperative pain

C/N/36. Developing a portfolio on the role of the nurse, health visitor and midwife in public health practice

C/N/33. How to effectively bring change in health care settings

C/N/31. Caring for an elderly patient diagnosed with depression. In what ways does a nurse develop her skills through such situations?

C/N/30. Effective utilisation of medical staff for adequate treatment provision in the intensive care unit

C/N/28. The advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative research

C/N/25. Evaluate the organisation of care of a patient diagnosed with epilepsy.

C/N/23. Assessment of Mrs S., an Asian diabetic

C/N/21. Support practice in the field of nursing. Support provision for a 16 year old autistic boy

C/N/19. Evaluate the use of philosophy, knowledge and theory in nursing and especially the operating room

C/N/18. Consider the role of the ‘Modern Matrons in the UK healthcare and discuss critically their role.

C/N/13. Decision making in nursing practice

C/N/12. Decision making in nursing practice

P/N/11. Explore a variety of issues related to advocacy and empowerment, and develop a personal concept of the nurse's role in supporting users/carers to achieve independence

P/N/10. Critical evaluation on the following article: "Ward nutrition coordinators to improve patient nutrition in hospital"

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