Helping Babies Breathe: Neonatal Resuscitative Teaching to Midwives in Ghana, West Africa

The American Academy of Pediatrics designed Helping Babies Breathe (HBB), an educational program for low-resource areas. This project implemented a modified HBB program to teach neonatal resuscitation skills to four midwives in rural Ghana. The midwives averaged pre-test scores of (a) 39.2%, (b) 37.5% and post test scores of (a) 71.4%, (b) 83.7%. This train-the-trainer framework has resulted in one midwife continuing the teaching to hospitals in the region.

The Experience of Childbirth at a Midwife-Run Birth Center

There are several factors that influence a woman’s birth experience. A large portion of these factors is the preparation that she takes for the event of labor. This study focuses on both the motivation for and experience of labor at a midwife-run birth center. The data collected provides more information to better inform the field of labor and delivery on this population’s experience. The findings can be applied both within the hospital and outside of the hospital setting.


Theses in Nursing


This collection consists of theses for the Master of Science in Nursing at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Integrative Literature Review for the Development of an Intimacy and Faith Course to be Implemented in Women’s Health Courses at Seventh-Day Adventist Secondary Schools

Honors Project Abstract: There is a lacking in sufficient, comprehensive sexual health education across the United States. The United States is behind the rest of the developed world in educating adolescents about the normalcies and risks of sex. Sex and intimacy is a delicate subject in which educators, parents, and pastors often feel uncomfortable teaching; they often try and place the responsibility of sexual health education elsewhere.


Mentor Development Program for Critical Care Nurses: A Key to Staff Development and Improvement in New Graduate Orientation

Abastract: The mean age of the nursing workforce has increased over the last 25 years and as a result a nursing shortage is developing because these nurses are now retirement age. Precepting in a clinical setting has become a necessary method for orientation of graduate nurses with preceptors not receiving necessary training or compensation. After completion of a successful orientation it is important to give new graduate nurses continued support and encouragement while providing a safe learning environment.


Leddy & Pepper's Professional Nursing, Ninth Edition

Author, Editor, Compiler, etc.: 
Lucy Hood

Chapter 1: The Professional Nurse

Chapter 2: The History behind the Development of Professional Nursing

Chapter 3: Contexual, Philosophical, and Ethical Elements of Professional Nursing

Chapter 4: Establishing Helping and Healing Relationships

Chapter 5: Patterns of Knowing and Nursing Science

Chapter 6: Nursing Models and Theories

Chapter 7: Professional Nursing Processes

Chapter 8: The Health Process and Self-Care of the Nurse

Chapter 9: Health Care Delivery Systems

The Impact of an Electronic Medication Administration Record On Medication Administration Efficiency and Medication Errors

A prospective, observational study utilizing time-and-motion technique and a retrospective review of hospital Midas+ database were conducted to compare the medication administration efficiency and monthly rate of medication errors before and after the implementation of electronic medication administration records (eMAR).


The Effect of an Early Mobility Protocol among Critically Ill Patients

Healthcare organizations are under increasing pressure to provide the best care for their patients. They are not only starting to be held accountable for preventable problems, but are being scrutinized based on patient outcomes. Many patients in the hospital will require a stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). While many patients do survive their ICU stay, a large number of them are left with physical disabilities related to that stay. Some of those disabilities are long term or even permanent.



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