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Nursing Courses (Volume 2)

NURSING COURSES (VOLUME 2)

 

 

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Nursing Courses (Volume 2)

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A New Era of Nursing with Novelties

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In the recent past, nursing students and nurses were always thought of as female and white. However, in recent times, this has been changing and for the better. We should look for and expect diverse nursing workforce when we seek medical care.

Old Stereotypes – nurses are white women

In the past, nursing schools and, by extension, nurses in the working world were quite homogenous. Not only in real life but even on television and in movies, the public became accustomed to a stereotype of a nurse. Nurses were portrayed as white females wearing prim pressed white outfits.

New Changes – dress and skills are diversified nowadays

In the same way, that the population is changing in the United States, the look of nurses and nursing needs to change and is changing. Universities focus on more inclusive programs. There is an emphasis on diversity. Here, diversity means a wide range of cultures, languages, and skills for modern nurses.

Men are also becoming nurses

Nursing programs are encouraging male students. In the past, nursing was only about women. Sometimes men were seen as people who simply failed to qualify to be doctors. Nowadays, nursing is starting to be seen as a valid and viable career option for men. Even so, there is still much stigma associated with males becoming nurses.

Non-English speaking students are also joining

The face of the United States is changing in terms of its racial composition. In some parts, there is no majority ethnic group and no majority language. Spanish is widely spoken in some areas. As a result, nursing programs are reaching out to non-English speaking students. Graduates with languages other than English can communicate more among a variety of communities. They have both a language and cultural awareness of health issues.

Better relations and better understanding lead to value-added contributions

Not only do additional languages and cultural knowledge lead to better patient-nurse relations, but also nurses can address the communities they are connected to. Better relations and better understandings mean, ultimately, better medical care. Nurses with access to various communities are making a presence with health care in a proactive way.

Nursing profession can improve financial status

In many cases, nursing is a game changer in the economics of families. Sons and daughters from families, especially immigrant families, may turn to nursing as an option. They may be the first in their family to attend university education. Nursing programs offer solid educational opportunities as well as access to stable employment post-graduation.

It is more than Medicine

Nursing education is also changing to reflect skill sets beyond medical techniques. Of course, nurses need to know how to draw blood and all the basics of patient care that they have always had. However, now there are courses in communication. Teaching listening and observation skills are seen as important to a nurse’s success.

Patients favor nurses from their own community

Studies have shown that patients want to be taken care of by nurses that talk and look like them. They want the comfortable feeling that their health care workers are from the patient’s community. Because the population has increasing numbers of minority groups, this puts pressure on universities to have nurses from a wide range of communities too.

A broad future that infuences students, patients and communities

Nursing is changing as a profession. Driven by demographic changes in the population, there is a strong need for a diverse workforce of nurses. This, in turn, drives universities to change to promote diversity in nursing. These changes have deep effects on the families of nursing students, patient’s care, and opportunities to outreach to the broader community.

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There is a new face of nurses and nursing in our times.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In every area, people became used to a certain stereotype of a nurse.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Universities have more inclusive student bodies.

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p<>{color:#000;}. More men are choosing nursing careers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nursing programs seek out non-English speakers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nurses can outreach to various communities easier.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Expanded nursing programs offer access to university education and careers.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nursing is about more than medicine; listening skills are highly prized.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Patients want nurses who share the patient’s background.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nursing is changing.

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Simulation and Deliberate Practice Just As Good for Nursing

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Traditional education for nurses stresses clinical experience and practice as a part of the nurse’s training. Some schools are trying simulated experiences as a replacement. Studies seem to indicate it is just as good. This approach is something new for nursing education. So, let’s review where it comes from and its short history.

Traditional education means classroom education and practical experience

Nurses normally have completed their university education with rigorous classroom learning coupled with live clinical experience. With an increasing demand for nurses already underway, this means increasing demand in tertiary education for clinical experience placements.

The demand for nurses is high but there are not enough nurses

The demand for clinical experience as part of education outstrips supply. This means that a nursing shortage is made worse because of limited posts to receive clinical training. Nursing schools need a way to train nurses effectively within a frame where there is a shortage of training placements.

Simulation is training nurses using models

In response to this situation, some schools are looking at the option of simulation. This means using mannequins and other technology instead of a living patient. Simulation provides for increased opportunities in nursing education. Simulation can happen in a variety of ways.

A mannequin can be a good alternative

The first way is working with a mannequin as the patient. Using a mannequin, nursing students can gain experience with moving a patient and physical reality of another body. It can be quite realistic too because patients are not always conscious, and a mannequin can be a good approximation of an unconscious patient.

Simulation process can include High-Tech tools

It is not all mannequins, however. Simulation also involves using high-tech communication such as live video and video conferencing of real life situations. In this type of simulation, the experience is open to the whole class or small groups. Simulation can also be done by setting up a complete mock treatment experience.

Simulation is a new idea in nursing course

Although simulation in nursing education is new, there is a long history of using simulation in other fields as for example, training for nuclear power plants, training for soldiers and in aviation. The item all these have in common is providing training in critical situations which cannot be safely replicated in real life. Even in non-life threatening situations, universities that teach hotel and hospitality skills often have mock hotels and restaurants onsite for students to practice.

Studies show simulation does work

Long-term studies say that simulation does work. Well-designed studies have compared nursing students who received traditional education against two other groups of students who received varying degrees of simulation training instead. The results show no significant differences in students passing their nursing certification exams. Further, follow-up from the first six months of employment found no difference in job performance among the students.

Simulation has potential risks

Some point out that one risk is that mistakes made in training with simulation might not be addressed with the appropriate level of severity. In traditional education, the nurse gets feedback from the patients themselves as well as mistakes clearly having adverse effects on patient health. So, it is incumbent on instructors to take mistakes with mannequins and other simulations as seriously as if a real patient was at stake.

The future of simulation in nursing is promising

Simulation has a bright future in training nurses. Some institutions have even created simulation centers that provide a varied and holistic experience. With studies backing the efficacy of simulation, this technique holds great promise to reduce the shortage of nurses available.

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Simulation is on a par with traditional education for nurses.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Traditional nursing education required live clinical experience.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Shortage of clinic experience opportunities makes nursing shortage worse.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Simulation increases access to education and training.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Mannequins are a good simulation of a patient’s body.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Simulation can be done with high tech video sources.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nursing follows simulation done in other fields.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Long-term studies show no difference in education results or job performance.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Instructors need to treat mistakes made in simulation as equally serious as with a live patient.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Simulation has a bright future to help overcome shortages of nurses.

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New Nursing Career Options

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There are three kinds of nurses.  Some are RN or registered nurses, others are licensed practice nurses, and last there are advanced practice nurses.  [*Despite these categories, nurses have the same skills and often the same basic job functions.  *]Here are some of the new avenues available in nursing.

Nurses have several career paths

With the right combination of education, training, and experience, nurses can join specialized work situations.  These specializations can be about a particular sector of patients or a particular style of work environment.  Nurses can seek out employment situations that fit the other constraints of their life.  These days, nurses may also be able to guide their career to a particular type of patient or treatment focus.

Agency nurses are well trained

Agency nurses usually care for people at home.  They have a thorough grounding in basic first aid.  In addition, they are trained for emergency situations that would require life-saving techniques such as CPR.  Agency nurses are on call to provide care at a patient’s home for a specified period. Sometimes they are just present for a short time to give the primary caregiver, a family member, a little respite.  

Cardiac care nurses are concerned with heart and cardiovascular diseases

These nurses are skilled in matters of the heart and circulatory system. They are trained to watch for problems with cardiac patients.  They are ready to jump into situations to save a life during a heart attack.  Cardiac nurses assist with the treatment of many conditions and work closely with a cardiologist. However, it is not only about heart attacks.  Cardiac nurses are also involved in conditions such as angina, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure.

Ambulatory nurses should have basic skills

Ambulatory care nurses work outside of the hospital.  Often they are in clinics and doctors’ offices and provide care to patients with chronic illnesses. Many nurses prefer this career because the hours are regular, and there is less stress than in emergency situations. Ambulatory care nurses have to be well skilled in all basic nursing skills as well as helping with assessing the patient’s situation.

Forensic nurses investigate into the legal issues

Forensic nurses are a recent development. A forensic nurse works at the intersection of healthcare and legal work. They assist with caring for victims and perpetrators of crime. They can also be involved in the collecting for evidence for law enforcement. In addition, a forensic nurse may be involved in investigations of accidents and death.

Geriatric Nurses must be expert in handling serious patients

Geriatric nurses work in nursing homes and sometimes in a patient’s home. This nurse is specially trained to work with more patients of a more advanced age. The patients also may have long-term, chronic diseases that need specialized care. Geriatric nurses need to work with both physical as well as mental ailments.

Midwife nurses take care both mother and newborn baby

Midwife nurses are important for childbirth. Not only is this nurse skilled in assisting with childbirth, but also experienced in the care of newborns.  They have a wide breadth of pediatric knowledge.  These nurses care for the mother post-birth as well.  Midwife nurses can work in a variety of settings from hospitals and clinics, to birthing centers, to even at-home births. Sometimes the midwife nurse may work alone in situations of uncomplicated pregnancy, and other times in collaboration with a doctor.

Oncology nurses monitor the cancer patients

Oncology nurses have received training to work specifically with cancer patients. They also may work with people who are at a high risk of developing cancer. An oncology nurse must monitor patient’s symptoms and health. They may also administer cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.

Military nurses are usually trained for the military hospitals

Military nurses are attached to a branch of the military service.  These nurses often work at military hospitals. They are skilled in treating wounds and infections from wounds. They can help prepare patients for surgery.

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There are three kinds of nurses but all have the same foundation skills set.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nurses can specialize in certain areas of work and patient care.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Agency nurses are good at first aid and important life-saving skills.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Cardiac nurses specialize in working with heart problems.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Ambulatory nurses work in doctors offices and clinics.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Forensic nurses work with law enforcement to assist with investigations.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The geriatric nurse works with older patients.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Midwife nurses are involved with childbirth.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Oncology nurses work with cancer patients.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Military nurses work in military hospitals, and their care is directed at soldiers.

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How to Build Up Better Careers in Nursing

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Nursing is a competitive field. [* ]Although there is a shortage of nurses, you do not want just any job. You want a job that you will enjoy, that challenges you, and is rewarding. [ To advance your career and to steer towards nursing work that you would enjoy and find rewarding, you need to follow these steps.*]

Have a plan

The first step to advancing your nursing career is to figure out your goals. Think in terms of your desired job or role in five year’s time.  Many people do not have a plan.  But if you want to get somewhere, you need one.  A plan is like a map.  Use your goals to shape your plans for advancement. Remember, if you do not have your own plan, then you are just drifting in someone else’s plan.

Attend conferences

An important step is to attend nursing conferences. Not only will you have the opportunity to make connections and network with other professionals, but you will also increase your knowledge through the presentations by experts in their field. Conferences open your eyes to other locations as well.

Volunteer for extra duties

When your boss needs someone to take on some additional responsibilities, volunteer for this opportunity to gain the experience. This will allow you to increase your skill set and enhance your resume. The extra work will bring a positive aura to you and your career at your current job too.

Pursue continuing education courses

Courses provided by accredited institutions are a good way to enhance your credentials.  Not only do these courses keep you up-to-date on the latest research and practices in the nursing field, but also they can be stepping stones to the pursuit of additional higher education degrees. These short courses are an affordable way get some more education.

Spend some time as a travel nurse

Due to the shortages in the nursing field, the idea of a travel nurse has been developed. This nurse works at somewhat temporary assignments in various locations. As such, you gain experience from a wide variety of relationships and clinical environments. Contrast this with working for the same employer for the same length of time. In addition to different workplaces, you will also get to see different cities and make additional contacts.

Join professional organizations

Professional organizations not only are a good way to network and make connections but also they are pathways to additional nursing practice information. At professional organizations, you can find out about working conditions in other places. By participating in the events of the organization, you can gain experience and recognition professionally.

Pursue additional certifications

Go back to school. You can pursue an additional degree, an advanced degree, or graduate diplomas. These are complete programs providing a more thorough and well-rounded educational experience. Completing these certifications enhances your credentials in a broad way, and also shows your commitment and level of responsibility.

Find a reliable mentor

Seek out a mentor. These relationships can be tricky to establish. Find someone who you admire professionally and ask their advice about career choices. Learn by observing their skills. Conduct informational interviews with those who are impractical to interact regularly with. In some locales and employers, there are also formal structures in place to find and build mentoring relationships.

Be professional

Always maintain professionalism.  It has been reported that some applicants for nursing jobs have been struck from consideration after the potential employer did their “background check.”  By looking at the candidate’s personal website or web page, the employer was put off by what they saw.  So, for any public-facing side of you, keep a professional image.

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Nurses need to steer their career to achieve their goals.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Having a career plan is essential.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Attending professional conferences enhances knowledge.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Take on extra responsibility at work.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A promising nurse should pursue continuing education certificates.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Working as a travel nurse for a considerable period, you can add variety in your nursing profession.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Serving in a professional organization makes one more confident.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Additional diplomas and certifications help one build up a strong career fast.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Taking advice of a mentor can keep you on the right track.  

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p<>{color:#000;}. Maintain professionalism even in non-work public dealings.

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Research on the Curriculum of Nursing Courses

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[* It is recommended that all the nursing education programs perform a continuous evaluation to analyze the effectiveness of the nursing education program to check if the program meets the standards instilled by the National Council of State boards of Nursing. This evaluation helps to determine how relevant the study material is in regards to the current nursing techniques adopted and also helps to collect information for administrative use. *]

The evaluation program on Nursing was first conducted in 1860

The first nursing training school was established in the year 1860 by Nightingale at St Thomas Hospital in London. A curriculum was formulated that aimed at maintaining hygiene while nursing and how to competently perform tasks.

It is important to evaluate the nursing education program

The methods and approaches in nursing practices are evolving and hence it is crucial to determine whether the education imparted is in sync with the current techniques. An evaluation framework also helps to keep the curriculum updated with the state-of-the art technologies used in nursing practices.

Evaluation of the nursing education program helps to measure its effectiveness

The evaluation program helps to measure the effectiveness of the teaching strategies adopted by the nursing faculty. The evaluation process involves conducting interviews of the nursing students and confronting hypothetical situations to see how they deal with the situation. An ineffective education system can be found out and the faculty will be advised to find the pitfalls in the educational content and adopt an effective teaching strategy. 

The evaluation system improves and encourages learning

The evaluation program can measure the nursing students’ performance and this can be used as a tool to encourage learning. Underperforming students can benefit from this evaluation and the results can motivate them to aim at higher. This program also improves the interaction among students and teachers. As a result, this can improve the quality of nursing. The strengths and weaknesses of each and every student can be evaluated and remedial measures can be taken.

Evaluation programs can help in gathering information for accreditation purposes

A nursing school that needs to offer a new degree program can conduct an evaluation to examine if the nursing institution has sufficient facilities and a competent faculty to offer this degree program. An evaluation can also be done to check if the students who have completed their studies have the potential to meet the graduation needs. 

The Quantitative-qualitative argument and evaluation enquiry are used for evaluation

The quantitative and qualitative argument resulted in the birth of several evaluation strategies, models and methods. Quantitative methods, when adopted, give correct measurements and help in comparing data; whereas qualitative research focusses on detailed inquiry and deep understanding of cases and scenarios.

Qualitative approaches and triangulation methods are used for evaluation

The qualitative methods allow new topics and ideas to emerge. It also allows the subjects to participate in the research and encourages them to share their opinion. This method gives birth to new ideas and techniques to arise and replaces the old and outdated techniques used in nursing practices. Method triangulation consists of determining consistencies in the data produced by different data collection methods.

Evaluation has led to the introduction of competency assessment in the nursing curriculum

The evaluation has led to the redesigning of curriculum and the emergence of a curriculum that focusses on competency. Students are informed the outcome competencies and the skills they are expected to develop. Two assessment approaches are used to evaluate competence in nursing students. They are: Competency Performance Assessments (CPAs) and Competency Performer Examinations (CPEs). CPAs will assess the class assignments and grades are given based on the assignments. CPEs are used in clinical situations to assess how they are performing in these situations.

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The first evaluation method was introduced in the year 1860.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The evaluation program helps to determine if the education incorporates the current nursing practices.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The curriculum can be updated based on the evaluation of nursing education program.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The evaluation helps in determining the effectiveness of teaching methods used.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The nursing schools can use information based on evaluation for accreditations.

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p<>{color:#000;}. It helps to evaluate if the nursing students are meeting the graduation requirements.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Qualitative methods used in evaluation give an in-depth insight into the data and help in formulating new methods for nursing practices.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Quantitative methods help in comparing data.

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p<>{color:#000;}. CPAs as a part of evaluation can help grade the students based on class assignments.

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p<>{color:#000;}. CPEs can determine how students are performing at clinical studies.

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Reasons Why Nurses are Quitting their Jobs and How to Secure It

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Pursuing a career in the medical field can be a very gratifying and an overwhelming experience. In reality, the scenario is a lot different. At present, the medical industry is witnessing a large population of nurses quitting their jobs and the healthcare system struggling from keeping them. This article highlights the reasons why good nurses leave their profession and what steps can be taken to keep them.

Overload of service makes the nurses quit their jobs

The enormous responsibilities entrusted to a nurse itself can be detrimental in providing quality care to the patients. This is due to the shortage of nursing staff. Cost cutting is the primary reason behind this. Too many tasks are to be handled which is a reason enough to make the job frustrating.

Insufficient trainings of a nurse create a sense of fear

The lack of proper training and knowledge on how to deal with crisis turns up the unresponsive attitude of nurses. They feel they are not competent enough to handle the situation. What measures a nurse needs to take and their duties in an emergency situation should be made known to the nurses.

Nurses should be well aware of their responsibilities towards the country

They should be well informed about their employer’s response measures in an emergency and should be prepared for a state or local emergency. Employers should encourage their nursing staff to volunteer with disaster teams so that they receive the required training and would know how to respond to a disaster.

Nursing schools should make disaster management education a part of the curriculum

The present day curriculum that is offered to nursing students only gives a general idea about their role as a community nurse. The curriculum should focus more on creating awareness about their role in the event of disaster and how to respond to such a situation.

Government has taken measures to improve the skills of nurses to prepare for an emergency

The National Nurse Emergency Preparedness Initiative (NNEPI) is an initiative taken by the Department of Homeland Security to provide educational training to prepare the nurses to respond to the patients of an emergency using weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The purpose of the training is to make them aware of the risks associated with the use of WMD and the requirements of a response. 

Government and other non-government bodies have taken positive roles to improve the situation

The nurse’s inability to respond to a medical emergency has compromised the quality of medical care to patients. In order to bridge this gap, the American Nurses Association has joined hands with government and non-government agencies, employers and other individual registered nurses. Many laws and policies have been formulated to help nurses to immediately respond to emergencies and to meet the medical needs of the American citizens.

Nurses should be given adequate training to make them confident

To prepare nurses for an emergency, adequate training should be offered for them to be able to effectively perceive what a disaster is and how to respond to it. All the nurses should possess basic knowledge of Mass Casualty Incidents (MCIs) and how to respond to the same. Organizations like the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, American Association of Colleges and Nursing (AACN) and several state health departments have reinforced the importance of providing education for response to emergency.

An additional workforce should be considered in the event of shortage

In the likelihood of shortage of nurses, it is important to find an alternative workforce like retired nurses, nurses who have discontinued. Teachers at nursing schools should be educated to provide nursing care in the events of disaster. This way, the gaps can be filled. In case of an emergency, volunteer databases should be easily accessible and up-to-date.

Some measures can be taken to stop nurses from quitting their jobs

The interview process should have a series of questions to evaluate their competency and how well they can respond to disasters. Thus, the selected candidates will not feel the pressure upon the event of an emergency. Feedback from nurses should be continuously taken and they should be motivated to continue working. The management should be supportive and should voice their concerns. The salary of the nurses should be increased and monetary and non-monetary benefits should be offered, which can go a long way in retaining the nurses.

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Healthcare systems should focus on why there is a shortage of nurses.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The factors that are forcing nurses to quit their jobs should be evaluated.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Understanding why a nurse is unable to respond to an emergency situation is crucial.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nurses should be well informed on their duties towards an emergency situation.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The nursing curriculum should incorporate education on disaster response.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Steps are taken to improve the abilities of nurses to combat a disaster.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Numerous government and non-government bodies are creating policies that will help nurses to respond well to an emergency.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Adequate training should be given to nurses to help them tackle crisis.

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p<>{color:#000;}. In case of shortage of nursing staff, volunteers should be asked to help.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Nurses should be motivated to refrain from quitting their jobs.

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Information on the Postgraduate Courses Offered at UTS

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The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) was established in the year 1988. It was formerly known as New South Wales Institute of Technology. Located in Sydney, UTS is a vibrant university that meets international standards and which offers its students practical and professional courses. The institution offers over 130 undergraduate and 210 postgraduate courses on various disciplines. They also offer their students an opportunity to study at more than 185 universities in about 40 countries where UTS has student exchange programs. UTS is one of the premier universities in Australia.

UTS is one of the leading institutions that offer high quality nursing courses

UTS is an internationally acclaimed college that offers nursing courses with practical experience. The highly qualified teaching faculty comprises of skilled clinicians and experts. The curriculum incorporates the latest nursing trends giving their students the edge at nursing. UTS has state of the art laboratories and high quality education is imparted there. UTS is the highest ranked NSW for Nursing and Midwifery research in ERA 5.

Study nursing in UTS to avail world class education

The high level of teaching and a faculty comprising of members of associations like Royal College of Nursing, Australian College of Children’s Nursing and so on, make this college highly desirable to pursue a degree in nursing. The institution’s research in Health Services and Practice is widely recognized. The university has a faculty which is affiliated with more than 100 clinical facilities in NSW and Sydney, and the students can complete their clinical placement here.

Skills and leadership qualities are the reasons to pursue post-graduation in nursing

Students doing postgraduate courses in nursing will be highly skilled and will have leadership qualities through web based learning and on campus education. The postgraduate experience offers a professional ambience where the students can excel. They also work closely with peers and leaders in the industry.

UTS offers many postgraduate nursing courses

Postgraduate nursing courses allow the students to expand their career. A master’s degree, graduate certificate in nursing or a graduate diploma can help in career specialization, develop managerial skills and eventually enable them to become a nurse practitioner, midwifery and so on. Some of the postgraduate courses in nursing offered by the UTS are:

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Master of Advanced Nursing

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p<>{color:#000;}. Master of Health Services Management

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p<>{color:#000;}. Master of Health Services Management and Planning

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p<>{color:#000;}. Master of Nursing (Research)

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p<>{color:#000;}. Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing

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p<>{color:#000;}. Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management

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p<>{color:#000;}. Graduate Certification Courses: 12 different specialization graduate certification courses are offered

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p<>{color:#000;}. Doctor of Philosophy

A lot of academic support is offered to students at UTS

UTS provides its students immense support at academics. Academic advisers provide advice to students who are on early intervention and on academic caution. Academic liaison officers help students with illness or disabilities and those who have difficulties in studies due to family commitments. Many workshops and information are available to help students focus on their study skills.

Financial help is offered to students at UTS

UTS assists its students with interest-free student loans when in crisis. Equity based grants and scholarships are offered. Computer hardware and software are offered to students who have a low income. Subsidies for UTS housing rental are also extended. Help with filing tax returns is offered at UTS too.

Career development of UTS students is given a lot of importance

The career development service at UTS provides students with work-ready programs and offers assistance in building careers. The programs offered in UTS will help the students to develop skills that will help in securing a job. It is to be noted here that students performing in these work-ready programs have a great demand in the job markets.

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UTS is a renowned college that offers quality courses in nursing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The high quality nursing education offered in UTS makes it a sought after institution.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The state of the art laboratories helps nursing students to understand the latest practices in nursing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The nursing department has highly experienced faculty.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The college’s research on Health Services and Practice is notable and receives funds from various government organizations.

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p<>{color:#000;}. UTS is top ranked in Nursing and Midwifery research in ERA 5.

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p<>{color:#000;}. UTS offers many post graduate programs in nursing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Students at UTS have the opportunity of academic assistance.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Financial support is offered to the students who have financial difficulties.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Students become successful in finding nursing jobs when they study in UTS.

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Courses that are Roadmaps to Becoming a Dental Assistant

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If dentistry is a science that fascinates you and you are someone with calm and reassuring mannerism, you need to pursue a career as a dental nurse. This is a career that offers a wide array of services to both the dentists and the administrative team. A career as a dental nurse can promise stability in job and income. This article will enumerate the courses you need to take in order to become a dental assistant.

Diploma or certificate programs are available to become a dental nurse

Diploma or certificate programs offer a variety of courses that will equip students with skills required to become a dental assistant. Some of the studies that are offered are oral anatomy, radiography, administration skills and dental materials. This course takes about nine to twelve months for completion. There will be three semesters for the completion of the course.

Associate degrees should be considered for an in-depth knowledge on dental nursing

Associate degree is a two-year course that provides in-depth education on the topics that are covered in diploma or certificate programs. Along with studies, students also participate in dental assisting classes. After this degree, students can pursue a 4-year dental assistant degree if they wish to move ahead in their career.

Accelerated programs are available for on-the-job training

Several institutions offer accelerated programs which usually take about four to eight months. These programs are basically for those who are assisting dentists and wish to gain more knowledge in this field. These training programs are designed in such a way that the nurses in service can participate and obtain additional certificates for better career.

Some of the career requirements that are needed to become a dental nurse

A high school education is required to gain entry to dental nursing schools.The minimum necessary qualification for getting a job as a dental assistant is a 2 or 3-year associate degree. Bachelor’s or master’s degree is required only if you are interested in teaching or research. Those aspiring to become dental assistants should obtain licensure. One needs to complete the educational program and then pass three examinations conducted by the American Central Association’s (ADA’s) Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and should attend a practical exam conducted by the state or the region in which they are residing. Students can then get the license upon meeting these requirements and become a licensed dental nurse.

The faculty that offers dental nursing education should have extensive dental nursing experience

The education of aspiring dental nursing students can fail if they do not have teachers with proper credentials and dental assisting experience. Many institutions share the professional experience and qualification of the faculty members. Students should ensure that their teachers have extensive professional experience in dental nursing. Those planning to enroll in dental nursing programs should take into consideration these aspects.

Three skills are required to become a great dental assistant

Effective communication skills, administrative skills and a pair of hands for the dentist are some of the skills of a successful dental assistant. Compassion and ability to maintain a calm composure are also a plus. They should have an eye for details as they have to collect patient’s information. They should also possess excellent chair-side manners.

Job outlook for a dental assistant can be very promising

Becoming a dental nurse can be financially and professionally very rewarding. Aspiring dental nurses should be aware that places that offer high salary are those that expect higher levels of training. Some of the States that offer high salaries for dental assistants are New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Alaska, North Dakota and Minnesota.

Dental assistants need to have many credentials

Some of the most sought after certificates cover topics on digital imaging techniques, advanced radiography, diet and nutrition to maintain oral health and dental care for infants. Those who got certification through DANB should complete dental education credit every year to maintain their certification.

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Becoming a dental assistant is a promising career.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Associate degree is available for aspiring dental assistants.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Diploma or certificates are also an option to explore.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Those who are on on-the job training can take the accelerated program.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A high school education is a prerequisite to getting a degree in dental nursing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. A license should be obtained to secure a job in this field.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The faculty that teaches dental nursing should have experience in dental assisting.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Good communication skills, calm nature, administrative skills and efficiently helping the dentist are some of the qualities a dental nurse should have.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dental assistant’s job can assure stability in career.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Dental nurses should have knowledge of the latest dental practices.

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All about Post BSc Nursing Course and Correspondence Course

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A nurse is often thought of as an angel of mercy. The job of a nurse is virtuous and noble. It is the nurse who provides bedside care for patients. A nurse has a spectrum of responsibilities entrusted in her and hence she needs to be skilled and a multi-tasker. They are also known as the alternate pair of hands of a doctor. This article brings to you all that you need to know about post BSc nursing course and about online courses.

Post BSc nursing course helps one to learn professionalism

The post BSc nursing course aims at making students realize the responsibilities of a nurse and also orients students about the latest practices used in nursing. It also educates students on how to provide holistic care to patients and how they would offer services in a community setting.

Validity of Post BSc nursing certificates depends on the duration of the course

The duration of a post BSc nursing course is 2 years. This is a course for nursing diploma holders so as to equate them with graduate nurses. If you are offered any other like courses from any institution in less than 2 years, it has no validation in the international standard of Post BSc nursing certificate. The certificate obtained after successful completion of 2 years course only is valid all over the world.

Eligibility criteria for a post BSc nursing course

Those who hold a diploma in general nursing and midwifery and registered nurse or registered midwife can apply for this course. Other than this, the candidate should be medically fit and have a good and clean personal and professional record. The candidate should also not be above 48 years of age.

Purpose of this course is to impart modern trends of health services

The purpose of this course is to equate diploma holders to graduates in nursing. This course aims at offering in-service nurses to equip themselves with the latest approaches in nursing practices and the changing health needs. The course develops nurses into competent ones by broadening their knowledge of nursing practices and motivating them to undertake research on emerging nursing trends. Post BSc nurses take the role of a supervisor and manager in clinics of healthcares.

Many specializations are available in post BSc nursing

Nurses can pick any specialization for this course. The specializations are: Cardiac Thoracic Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Emergency and Disaster Nursing, Neuro Nursing, Neonatal Nursing, Nursing Education and Administration, Operation Room Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Practitioner in Midwifery, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing.

Long distance education is also an option for post BSc nursing course

Many colleges across the globe offer correspondence course for students who are unable to attend college due to the distance or other commitments. Candidates should be present at the time of admission as the study materials would be handed over. They have to also come and attend the exams.

Online courses for post BSc nursing are available

Candidates who do not have the time to enroll in a college for doing a course in post BSc nursing can rely on online courses. These are designed for busy nurses who wish to update themselves on the latest practices in nursing while they are faced with a time constraint. Many leading universities offer online course to help candidates finding it difficult to come to campus and study.

Career prospects of those who take up this course

With focus on exemplary services provided at healthcare, the demand for skilled nurses is on the rise. A post BSc nursing curse can equip nurses with emerging techniques adopted in nursing sector and will be highly competent. The pay for very skilled nurses is much more than an average nurse.

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Post BSc nursing courses will sharpen the skills of a nurse.

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p<>{color:#000;}. This course will also educate her on the emerging practices in nursing.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Post BSc nursing course is a 2-year course.

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p<>{color:#000;}. Online courses for post BSc nursing are offered by various universities.

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PCCTI’s Affordable Nursing Course

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If your dream career is nursing but you feel the tuition costs can potentially drain your wallet, PCCTI is the answer. PCCTI, a premier institute, offers many nursing programs that are relatively inexpensive. Let us have a look at some of the nursing courses offered by this institution.

The history of PCCTI

Professional Career Certification and Training Institute (PCCTI) was set up in the year 1997 in the State of Illinois. Already having carved a niche in the educational field, PCCTI is one of the leading institutes to offer nursing courses at affordable costs. The prerogative of the institute is to impart high quality education and to equip students with the latest trends in the professional sphere. In 2007, the college received the approval to introduce Licensed Practical Nurse Program from Practical Nursing Program from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. PCCTI offers many nursing programs.

LPN program is offered at PCCTI

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program is a 12-14month duration diploma or certificate program that will help nursing students gain knowledge in the clinical area of nursing. It prepares students to take care of the nursing needs of the patients. This program comprises of classroom lectures and practical experience in the LPN labs and offers web based exam preparatory lessons.

Some of the requirements of the LPN course upon course completion

After completing the LPN course with a minimum “B” grade, students must sit for the ATI Exit Exam and pass the exam with a minimum of 90%. Students will then be awarded a certificate in Practical Nursing. This certificate will make them eligible to take the NCLEX-PN State Licensure Exam.

The responsibilities of a Licensed Practical Nurse

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) takes care of the patients, record their vital signs, monitors their recovery during treatment, assists the doctors and helps the nursing aides. They also set up appointment, maintain records of the patients and also do some clerical duties. They are an additional pair of hands of a doctor. 

CNA program is also available at PCCTI

The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program offers a curriculum that prepares a student for jobs in the healthcare sector under the supervision of a registered practical nurse or licensed registered nurse. This program gives the students a basic knowledge of the principles of nursing and development and how to use the skills in healthcare facilities. Students have to pass the Illinois State Certification Exam to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

A CNA certified nurse assists the licensed staff

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) offers bedside care to patients under the supervision of registered and practical nurses. They assist the licensed staff in providing nursing care to patients.

Medical Assistant program is another program offered at PCCTI

The Medical Assistant program is a10-month program that will culminate in getting a diploma in Medical Assisting. This program will develop students to be multi-skilled and they will be trained for how to work in an ambulance. They would gain knowledge on how to perform administrative tasks and clinical procedures. This program will prepare students to get certification from National Health-career Association (NHA). To get this certification they need to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) examination.

A Medical Assistant performs several duties

A Medical Assistant does administrative and clinical jobs that will help in the smooth operation of the clinic or healthcare. They assist in filling the medical records, insurance forms and also helps with laboratory services and hospital admission and discharge. They sometimes have to explain treatment procedures to patients and also record their vital signs. They have to collect and prepare lab specimen and conduct lab tests and also dispose materials used in labs. They will also help in taking X-rays, ECGs and also in removing sutures. They also have the responsibility to check the medical room instruments and check for supplies and also make sure the room is neat and clean.

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PCCTI is a leading institution that offers certified and vocational training for nursing at affordable costs.

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p<>{color:#000;}. LCP is a nursing program that will help students to become a successful Licensed Practical Nurse.

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p<>{color:#000;}. The Practical Nursing certificate will enable them to take the NCLEX-PN State Licensure Exam.

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