The first truth about nursing homework assignments is that help with them is really needed. It is not the question of professionalism or weakness. At Nerdify, we specialize in supporting students with the most critical tasks.
This story will be based on the U.S. experience, also some parts about Australian nursing will be included.
The majority of college nurses had to practice a lot — either on their clinical job or at internships. Their constant workload leads to burnout and attrition, which impacts their academic performance, according to studies. You can graduate with Marketing or Business major with bad grades, but you cannot afford it with nursing.
The second truth about nursing homework is that nurses have to deal with many things that are not directly related to practice. Moreover, we have nursing informatics, nursing ethics, reflective journals, and lots of other semi-related stuff.
True to life? Here at Nerdify, we have many nurses practitioners and DNPs, who passed all the ordeals of nursing college. Today, they will tell about 4 the most critical things in nursing homework.
1. Nursing Homework Help is Research-Intensive
An average nursing student reads more research literature than physicians or any narrow specialists. Any essay or research paper has to have many academic sources attached. A usual rule is 1 source per page. Also, every single bit of found information has to be cited.
For a person who has a practical inclination like a nurse, such requirements are a bit counterintuitive. Also, nursing research is harder than any else. Even though there are many sources available, many of them are written outside of the US, the UK or any other English-speaking countries.
Including them leads to the deduction of points from paper’s score. That is one of the main things that nurses learn while writing essays and research papers.
Academic advisers are very demanding to sources in nursing homework. That is why Nerds are double attentive to nursing research.
Melinda, a Nursing Nerd at Nerdify, has her specific recipe of success.
- First, she knows the names of 50 top researchers in nursing, the articles of which are welcome by every college professor.
- Secondly, she makes sure that all the sources she uses to help her client nurses are not more than 5 years old. That makes research relevant and fresh.
- Thirdly, she uses research to express the personal style of nurses. Professors expect deep reflection on what nurses read, which is rarely written in rubrics.
Getting help with the research process, nurses save time to practice. Also, if they plan research projects for their Master thesis, it helps to devote more time to making a proper methodology and presenting the project.
2. Nursing Homework Assignments about Electronic Health Records are Daunting
Nurses learn how to use patient records and update them when they first enter the clinic, but they rarely operate the gears on the background. In every hospital, there is a dedicated officer in charge of IT. Sometimes, it’s the whole department.
Except for a limited share of dedicated nurses, professional nurses rarely deal with internal mechanics and philosophy of the system. Nursing students, however, are expected to have a deep understanding of how EHR operate.
Every nursing student will have a research project devoted to electronic health records. They will need to design their system, record history, explain how do they function. Sometimes, nurses are even required to assess critically existing EHRs and make recommendations.
That’s a task for computer science students. However, should you get in nursing college, that will become your task as well.
Robert, a Master Nurse Practitioner & our Nursing Nerd, believe that such an organization is unfair. So, he makes student nurses get past such assignments quickly and efficiently. He knows what sources should be cited, what outline shout be used, and what ideas and thoughts professors expect from nurses to hear.
“Honestly, professors could just send these references and guidelines to students,” Robert says. “That would make life much easier for learning nurses. Now, we manage to deal with EHR tasks together, but that’s not how education must be organized.”
3. Ethics & Reflections Is a Scourge of Nursing Homework Help
We are taught from early childhood that feeling and interpersonal relationships are intimate and sacred. Nurses, whose compassion and relationships with patients are the central part of their job, know it best. In healthcare, developing bonds is one of the critical milestones for patient rehabilitation.
Therefore, there is nothing wrong with learning ethics. The wrong part is how it’s positioned in colleges.
- In reflective journals, nurses are expected to reveal their private emotions and thoughts about patients. However, such sensitive things are subject to grading and can be wrong.
- Ethics assignments have a lot of questions related to data privacy, professional boundaries, and respect that have a little in common with clinical practice.
- Ethics is one of the minor courses for Master nurses, but it needs a lot of time.
Ethics have correct answers, which are to be found in many sources. Nerds know correct ones, so reflective and learning journals are completed fast with mentoring.
Samantha, our Nursing Nerd in the U.S, recommends checking Codes of the American Nursing Association first. However, it’s not enough for completing a journal. Students have to consider state and federal legislation, as well as the rules imposed by their hospital.
In Australia, the process is even more complicated. Each clinic has a compliance officer. Additionally, here are the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation, whose code nurses should respect. In some states, say in New South Wales, there are their own nursing associations.
Nerds are devoted to making sure that nursing students use all relevant sources in their homework. Missing at least one regulator is a critical hit for a grade, so the holistic approach is a must here.
4. Proofreading in Nursing Homework Is the Third Wheel
If you are a nurse, you should know how much time nurses study. Besides classes, which are usually full-time, they spend about 17 hours on homework weekly in the U.S. Also, the majority of employed nursing students and interns work for 10–20 hours in hospitals. Here at Nerdify, we hardly know more busy students than nurses.
Given all this, where should they find time for proofreading?
Honestly, the majority of nursing assignments are written and submitted during the last hours before the deadline — 75% of students do so. So, a little of time is left for proofreading and checking for typos and grammar.
Nursing Nerds fix it easily. They know English (obviously), but they also know nursing and academic conventions. Therefore, they can correct advanced mistakes that even professional proofreaders miss, such as problems in terminology and citation mistakes.
Why Does Nerdify Help with Nursing Homework?
Our Nerds and we want healthcare to be better. It’s impossible without making the lives of nursing students better as well. They have families and personal lives.
So, providing them with professional help, we at least hope to save them from burnout and make college experience better.
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