Nancy E Dayhoff

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Changes have occurred in clinical nurse specialist educational requirements in recent years, and it is not known how programs have responded. The purpose of this descriptive survey was to identify the number of clinical nurse specialist programs in the United States, describe curricula, and examine enrollment and employment trends. This report contains data(More)
INTRODUCTION The problem of incontinence in hospitalized elderly patients is rarely documented, and there is little research that determines why nurses choose to help or not help with this problem. Are hospital-based acute care nurses' attitudes and beliefs about incontinence associated with the perceived opportunity to assist the patient with the problem?(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether postoperative pain intensity differs between elderly abdominal surgery patients in whom postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) develop and those in whom they do not. METHODS The exploratory secondary analysis of data from a prospective study of risk factors for PPC had a convenience sample(More)
BACKGROUND In 1998, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialist (NACNS) developed the first ever core competencies for clinical nurse specialist (CNS) practice. PURPOSE This article describes the method used to develop, validate, and revise CNS core practice competencies. METHODS The stepwise method of identifying core CNS competencies(More)
If you determine that you have many of the attributes of an entrepreneur (including being a risk taker), if you have a passion for your products and services, and if you are willing to risk an uncertain income, then you are ready to be an entrepreneur. The steps outlined in this article provide a basic overview of how to set up a business. If you decide to(More)