Mary C Knowlton

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Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) is a unique articulation program in North Carolina. The fourth year of RIBN is challenging; students are enrolled as full-time university students while starting part-time employment as new graduate nurses. The aim of this descriptive pilot study was to explore the anticipated and actual stressors related to(More)
RAINAGE DEVICES are used primarily after surgery to remove excess fluid from the surgical site; this minimizes the accumulation of blood and exudate, helping to prevent infection and facilitate healing.1,2 Although many types of surgical drains are available, this article focuses on the removal of closed active drainage systems, specifically the closed(More)
MS. C, 83, A PATIENT with lung cancer, has a tympanic temperature of 100° F (37.8° C) and is shivering uncontrollably, even with blankets pulled up to her earlobes. She’s admitted to the hospital with right lower lobe pneumonia. She’s been having intermittent fevers with temperatures of 102° F (38.9° C) and chills since admission 2 days ago. She’s slightly(More)
BACKGROUND Plagiarism is a concern related to students educated in countries other than the United States, where English is not the first language spoken. The authors' experience with plagiarism by a foreign-educated nursing student prompted an investigation into this topic. METHOD This article focuses on the occurrence of unintentional plagiarism, a(More)
Academic institutions across the United States are responding to the national call to action to raise the educational preparation of the nursing workforce. North Carolina has responded with the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses program, which provides a seamless, economically sound pathway for attainment of a baccalaureate degree in nursing by(More)
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