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Lehigh Valley Hospital hospice nurse takes caring to the next level

Jeanne Vogt, director of hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital. tells her new hires nursing goes beyond what you learn in school.

“What we look for is the heart in nurses for hospice care,” Vogt said.

Consider Lisa Bickel.

A hospice nurse for 28 years, Bickel was nominated by Vogt for an excellence in nursing award for the way she handled a patient’s final moments about a year ago at the 17th Street Allentown facility.

The Berks County woman was caring for a terminally ill woman who had three young children and very little time left.

“(The children) were on the unit, but we didn’t want them in the room when she actually died,” Bickel said.

Instead, Bickel and the patient’s sister picked out three stuffed teddy bears. Before giving them to the young children as gifts, Bickel placed the three bears in the arms of their mother, who would pass away that night.

“I kept the teddy bears as close to her heart as I could and told the kids that they were close to her heart all night, and that she’d always be a part of them,” Bickel said. “It’s something they could have the rest of their lives.”

It was the sort of caring gesture Vogt had come to expect from Bickel in their three years of working together. It’s what helped her win the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Dr. Fred Fister Award for Excellence in Hospice Nursing. She received the award at a ceremony last month.

“Lisa works night shifts and usually when you have night-shift nurses they don’t get to be as much of a part of the team,” Vogt said. “But she’s just so phenomenal because she has created such an incredible team spirit.”

Vogt said her nomination for Bickel went beyond her gesture for the patient’s children and was meant to also acknowledge the “little things” Bickel does for the hospice.

“We’ve had employees go through hardships, and Lisa is the one who puts out emails to get everyone together, make them aware and (organize help),” Vogt said.

Bickel also regularly places inspirational messages in the break room for her co-workers to read during the day, Vogt said.

For Bickel, the award reflects a belief she’s developed in her three decades of work.

“Our society looks at death as something feared and something awful, but it really can be quite peaceful and be another passage,” Bickel said.

Bickel said she and her team look to make patients and their loved ones as comfortable as possible and to give them the opportunity to have special moments near the end of loved ones’ lives.

Bickel’s award reflects her compassion.

“What nurses will find out is that it’s truly a gift to be able to be at the bedside with a patient and their family,” Vogt said. “It’s a true expression for the labor of love and the emotion it creates. Lisa embodies that emotion.”

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Welcome to Our Home Health Care Agencies

Parrish Home Healthcare (Parrish) is a network of home health care agencies including Parrish Home Healthcare . Our agencies are owned and operated by two nurses whose family name is Parrish and have over 33 years of expertise in home health care. Parrish knows the value of community home health care and its impact on the overall long-term effects to the patient’s disease management. Parrish is also acutely aware of home health care’s vital contribution in cost containment in relations to the total health care picture.

Parrish strives to maintain the highest level of integrity in the delivery of home health care to your patients. Our standards dictate a thorough needs-analysis will be performed, as well as prompt reports and strict adherence to established care plans. The case manager or referring staff can be assured of prompt response, accurate evaluation, and thorough follow-up consistent with the physician s and family s expectations. Parrish guarantees our patients the highest quality of care, in accordance with the standard of practices developed by Medicare.

Our Services include:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nutritionist
  • Speech Therapy
  • Certified Home Health Aide

We Accept the Following Insurances:

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We look forward to serving you with professionalism and integrity.

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VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual

The Only Clinical Manual Your Agency Needs.

The 19th edition of VNAA s Clinical Procedure Manual features over 300 procedures common to home health, hospice and palliative care providers. Learn more about what s new in the 19th edition by visiting the CPM FAQ.

By drawing on the knowledge and expertise of registered nurses, intravenous certified nurses, wound and ostomy specialists, certified diabetes educators, physical and occupational therapists, physicians and dietitians from top agencies around the country, the CPM eliminates any need for your agency to produce a clinical manual of its own. Browse some of the procedures included in this edition using the links below, and find out why 97 percent of past CPM purchasers say they would recommend it to their colleagues in home health and hospice.

Licensing Packages Tailored to Fit Every Agency Size.

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VNA Home Health Care Services – Spokane Visiting Nurse Association #hotel #booking

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Quality, Compassionate Health Care at Home

VNA Home Health Care Services (also known as the Spokane Visiting Nurse Association) is Spokane’s oldest and most trusted home health care provider. serving our community since 1942. VNA cares for people of all ages, with all medical diagnoses.

As a Providence Sponsored Ministry, VNA cares for all aspects of the person – physical, mental and spiritual. In addition to meeting the needs of patients, VNA staff focus on teaching and supporting caregivers, family and friends, recognizing their importance in the healing process.

Care is provided by VNA. regardless of ability to pay. Charitable services are made possible by United Way funding, individual and corporate donations, grants, and planned gifts.

VNA is part of a continuum of care known as Providence Health Care, which includes Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, St.Joseph Care Center, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Holy Family Adult Day Centers, Emilie Court Assisted Living, and health and human service ministries in Deer Park, Chewelah and Colville.

VNA is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors representing the interests of the community. We are state licensed and Medicare certified.

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What does a Palliative Care Nurse do? (with pictures) – mobile wiseGEEK

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wiseGEEK: What does a Palliative Care Nurse do?

A palliative care nurse is a health care professional who provides treatment and counsel to patients who are dying of incurable illnesses. Nurses work with physicians and other medical professionals to diagnose, treat, and care for individuals with progressive terminal conditions. They help patients and their family members cope with very difficult circumstances by providing information, counseling, and support. An experienced palliative care nurse may also conduct research about terminal diseases and advanced care practices, develop new policies regarding patient care, advocate public awareness, and teach nursing courses at hospitals and colleges.

Patients who are diagnosed with incurable diseases often struggle to find the strength and hope to enjoy their last moments. It is the duty of a palliative care nurse to ensure that such patients receive the best possible treatments to relieve their pain and symptoms. Professionals often become close companions with their patients, providing counsel, empathy, and friendship when they need it the most. The nature of the job can be very physically and emotionally demanding, and nurses must be capable of dealing with loss and tragedy on a regular basis.

Besides administering direct care to patients, palliative care nurses frequently meet with friends and family members to help them cope with the situation and discuss the options for end-of-life treatment. Many nurses engage in research to develop new public policies and determine the best methods for administering palliative care. Professionals often take part in hospital or community discussions to present their findings and suggest ways to improve procedures.

A prospective palliative care nurse is usually required to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree program in nursing as well as a two-year master’s program to gain nurse practitioner credentials. Most new nurses intern for at least one year in an emergency room or hospital setting to gain practical experience and prepare for their eventual careers in palliative care. Individuals are usually required to pass extensive written examinations administered by a nationally recognized organization to become certified palliative care nurses. In the United States, certification is available through the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA). Most other countries rely on organizations similar to the HPNA to ensure that individuals are sufficiently prepared for the job.

Most palliative care nurses work about 40 hours a week, though their schedules are rarely regular. The times and days a palliative care nurse works depends on the condition of his or her patients. A nurse may be required to work weekend, overnight, or double shifts when a patient nears the end of life in order to provide constant care. Many nurses continue to meet with family members after the passing of a loved one in order to provide encouragement and emotional support.

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4) I’m thinking of studying to be a palliative care nurse. I have been researching a lot about what the job involves and I’m not sure if it may be too emotional?

I’m a senior care assistant at present and have to deal with supporting individuals and families with death so I have a slight understanding of what the job would involve.

My only worry is be that I have a young child and am thinking about having another one. I know the training takes years to complete but if the job is going to effect my children then perhaps the job isn’t for me.

Any comments or suggestions for me would be welcome.

3) My grandmother lived with a terminal illness for many years, and I bless the nurse who provided this service for her. I don’t know what exactly is written in a nurses job description, but she went above and beyond, and made my gran truly live her last years to the fullest.

The job is not easy, but it’s mostly more emotionally draining than depressing. It isn’t something that you really want to come home and talk about though. This is partly out of respect for your patient, partly to shield your partner from endless tales of lives ending.

Part of my nurse education in this field covered the need for a neutral person to be sought out and be there for you to offload onto. I know I will have this structured into my week, but the person who provides this outlet is a counselor.

It sounds as if your girlfriend may not have this option, or may not be using it. She could also be burning out, and need to take a break. You could try talking to her about her feelings, and suggest she needs someone to talk to. Hope it works out for you.

1) I’ve recently started dating a wonderful woman who is a palliative care nurse practitioner. Even though it’s early days in our relationship I can see it becoming more serious. The problem is that I don’t know how best to support her.

There’s no issue for me if she has to work long hours or cancel dates because of work. I know a job in nursing isn’t ever going to be about working social hours. I guess I’m struggling with the emotional side of it.

She seems unwilling to talk about work and let her feelings out, so more and more we’re spending time in silence. I have no idea what to say and her mind seems to be elsewhere. Should I push her to speak to me?





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Registered Nurse Case Manager NEW

Job Description Summary

The Registered Nurse Case Manager plans, organizes, and directs home care services. He/She is an experienced nurse with an emphasis on community health education or home health. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of the individual and their family within the home setting. The Registered Nurse Case Manager respects and promotes the mission, vision, and values of VNHC.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  1. Responsible for continuous review of all aspects of every patient on his/her caseload to include: appropriate utilization of services; ensuring continued skilled need; monitoring of homebound status; review of documentation in the medical record; maintenance of interdisciplinary communication and discharge planning.
  2. Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es). Admits to appropriate level of service/ care.
  3. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
  4. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
  5. Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
  6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
  7. Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
  8. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
  9. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
  10. Provides supervision of LVN’s and home health aides per CHAP standard and regulatory requirements.
  11. Responsible to reassess the patient within 24 hours following a change in condition or discharge from an inpatient setting. Case manager should be the first RN to visit the patient status post hospitalization; updates the plan of care.
  12. Accountable for financial resources and eligibility under various third party payor sources, Medicare and Medical.
  13. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
  14. Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation (CHAP) regulations for the delivery of home health services.
Communication
  1. Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty days.
  2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports and changes in the
    patient’s condition; obtains/receives physician’s orders as required.
  3. Communicates on a regular basis with the team and the area team leader.
  4. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
  5. Teaches the patient and family/ caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician. Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/ caregivers.
  6. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  7. Assists the patient and family/ caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
Additional Duties
  1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
  2. Actively participates in Quality Management program.
  3. Attends and participates in the agency team care conferences.
  4. Orients and mentors new staff as requested.
  5. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
  6. Meets daily average productivity standard set by the organization.
  7. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development. Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.

Position Qualifications

  1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree, with one year of home health care experience preferred.
  2. Current licensure in State, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.
  3. At least one year of recent experience working as a professional nurse in an acute care setting.
  4. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides/ LVNs.
  5. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.

Physical Requirements

  1. Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  2. Ability to push/pull 200 lbs.
  3. Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.
  4. Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.
  5. Ability to walk one mile.
  6. Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.
  7. Visual and audio acuity.




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Nurse practitioner

Scope of practice for nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioners have advanced education, clinical training and the demonstrated competence and legal authority to practise beyond the level of a registered nurse. Nurse practitioners work autonomously and in collaborative teams with other health professionals to promote health, prevent disease, and improve access and population health outcomes for a specific patient group or community. Nurse practitioners manage episodes of care as the lead healthcare provider in partnership with health consumers and their families/whānau. Nurse practitioners combine advanced nursing knowledge and skills with diagnostic reasoning and therapeutic knowledge to provide patient-centred healthcare services including the diagnosis and management of health consumers with common and complex health conditions. They provide a wide range of assessment and treatment interventions, ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, prescribing medicines within their area of competence and admitting and discharging from hospital and other healthcare services/settings. As clinical leaders they work across healthcare settings and influence health service delivery and the wider profession.

This scope of practice, with its definition of what of nurse practitioners can do, was effective from 6 April 2017. It was the first major change to the scope since the nurse practitioner role was established in 2001 and followed a comprehensive review, including two rounds of consultation. Its aim is to ensure the scope provides sufficient flexibility to enable nurse practitioners to safely and appropriately meet changing health needs, with demand for care is growing from aging, diverse, remote and underserved population groups and more people are living with chronic conditions.

In pursuit of flexibility, newly registered nurse practitioners will no longer be restricted to a specific area of practice. As advanced clinicians, they are trusted to practise within their areas of competence and experience.

What does this mean for nurses applying for registration as nurse practitioners?

An 18-month transition period has been established. Until September 2018, registered nurses undertaking nurse practitioner programmes can register with a condition to practise in a specific area of practice. Refer to the

What does this mean for existing nurse practitioners?

Existing nurse practitioners are not directly affected by these changes and will continue to practice with a condition placed in their scope of practice indicating the limits of their practice – for example, that they work in a particular area or do not prescribe.

Those who wish to expand their practice and have a condition/s removed, may apply to the Council for a change of condition. Details on how to do this are contained in the

Nurse Practitioner Prescribing

Nurse practitioners are authorised prescribers (along with doctors, optometrists and midwives) under the Medicines Act .

The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 permits nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled drugs within their scope of practice for:

  • Not exceeding one month’s supply for Class A and B controlled drugs
  • Not exceeding three months’ supply for Class C controlled drugs.

Guidelines for nurses wishing to apply for registration in the nurse practitioner scope of practice are available from the resource documents box in the right hand corner of this page.

Standing Orders

The Medicines (Standing Order) Amendment Regulations 2016. extended the definition of who are permitted to issue standing orders to include optometrists and nurse practitioners. This means from 17 August 2016, nurse practitioners can issue standing orders and must comply with the regulatory requirements for monitoring and audit of the standing orders they issue ( Standing Order Guidelines 2016, Ministry of Health ).

Nurse practitioners having the ability to issue standing orders will improve access to medicines and effective treatment and allows nurse practitioners to work to the full extent of their scope.

More information on Nurse Practitioner qualifications and competencies can be found on here

Continuing competence requirements

Continuing competence requirements

Every 3 years prescribing nurse practitioners will be required to provide evidence that they have maintained competence, when they apply for their practising certificate. This evidence includes:

  • Ongoing peer review of their prescribing practice by an authorised prescriber; and
  • A minimum of 40 hours per year of professional development over a 3 year period; and
  • A minimum of 40 days per year of ongoing nursing practice over a 3 year period.

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Average Nurse Salaries by Type of Nursing Career and Role

Nurse careers and salaries

Median income: $42,490 annually (via Bureau of Labor Statistics)

LVNs and LPNs are some of the lowest paid nursing roles, but that is due to the fact that the educational requirements are less than most other types of nurses. The above salary is based upon BLS data from 2016.

Practicing as an LVN/LPN does not require a college degree and some jobs only require a high school diploma and minimal training beyond that.

Average Salary: $66,640 annually (via BLS, as of February 2016)

Registered nurses (RNs) are a large part of the nurse workforce. RNs practice in a variety of specialties and work environments. RNs must have at least an associate s degree in nursing, and many RNs have a bachelor s degree. Additionally, many RNs go on to obtain advanced nursing degrees at which point they earn more money, and get promoted to advance nursing positions with more clinical authority.

Clinical nurse specialists hold at least a master s degree in nursing with a CNS track in one of several medical specialties, such as oncology, geriatrics, cardiology, etc. Due to their higher level of education and scope of practice, clinical nurse specialists earn more than RNs and many other types of nurses.

Nurse careers and salaries

Average Salary: $97,083 (via the AANP, as of February 2016)

Nurse practitioners hold a master s degree from an accredited nurse practitioner program​, and are considered advanced practice nurses. In fact, many states allow NPs to practice independently of physicians and even prescribe medications. According to the MGMA, average salaries for NPs vary slightly by specialty. The highest earning NPs are in neonatal/perinatal care ($124,840 average annual salary), cardiology ($96,587), and emergency medicine ($98,862).

Average Salary: $153,679 annually

CRNAs administer anesthesia to block pain during surgery or surgical procedures in hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, or dental offices. The top ten percent of CRNAs earn over $185,000 annually. CRNAs typically must be on call for emergency surgeries and may have to work long hours. The intensity and stress of the job, plus the high level of education required make CRNA jobs among the highest-paying nursing jobs. CRNAs are RNs who then go on to earn a master s degree in an accredited nurse anesthetist training program.

Average Salary: $97,700 annually (via BLS February 2016)

Nurse midwives are nurses who have special training in obstetrics, specifically in childbirth. Nurse midwives care for pregnant women and assist them during and after the delivery.

Nurse educators teach future nurses how to be nurses. The wide salary range for this role is due to the fact that nurse educators jobs are also varied. Some teach part-time, others full-time. Some nurse educators teach online, others teach on site. Therefore, the salaries vary accordingly. Most nurse educators have master s degrees, but some opportunities may be available to those with bachelor s degrees.


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Nurse Practitioner School Requirements and Prerequisites

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nurse Practitioner School Requirements

Nurse practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses (RNs) who have training and education beyond the bachelor’s level. While requirements vary by specialty and state, all nurse practitioners are required to obtain a master’s degree.

Degree Information

Nurse practitioners are required to earn at least a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an approved nursing program. These degree programs are designed to prepare students for primary care and specialty practice. Topics of instruction include advanced pathophysiology, ethics, advanced nursing practice and other related topics. A Master of Science in Nursing program takes about three years to complete and is presently the minimum educational requirement for an NP.

Licensing and Certification Information

NPs must obtain a license from the state in which they work. Requirements differ by state but may include completing a state approved nurse practitioner program or obtaining certification from a nationally recognized certifying organization.

Criteria for certification varies by area of specialty. Certification specialty areas include family care, adult care, geriatrics, mental health, school nurse and diabetes management and consist of 500 didactic hours and from 500 to 700 clinical hours. Certification is available from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and other organizations.

Nurse practitioners are allowed to prescribe medication. Regulations differ by state; some states (i.e. Arkansas and California) allow NPs to prescribe controlled substances, while other states (i.e. Alabama and Florida) do not.

Prerequisites

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a prerequisite for enrollment in a Master of Science in Nursing program. The BSN curriculum consists of courses in anatomy, physiology, nutrition, microbiology and nursing. The BSN takes four years or so to complete.

In addition, applicants to a nurse practitioner program must be currently licensed registered nurses. Criteria for licensure varies by state, but generally calls for completion of an approved nursing program, clinical experience and passing an exam known as the National Council Licensure Examination or NCLEX-RN. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing developed this exam.

To summarize, in order to become a nurse practitioner, you must hold a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree and be a registered nurse. At this time, a master’s degree is the bare minimum qualification. You should note that the American Association of Colleges of Nursing recommended that Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) become the minimum requirement to become a certified nurse practitioner.

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  • Must be a high school graduate or have completed GED
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    Required qualifications and competencies

    Applicants for registration as a nurse practitioner must complete a Nursing Council approved master’s degree programme – a structured programme of clinically focused taught courses. This master’s degree will enable students to have sufficient theory and clinical learning to meet the required knowledge, skills and attitudes described in the below documents:

    New education standards and competencies for nurse practitioners were introduced in April 2017 following a comprehensive review of the scope of practice and the preparation of nurse practitioners. The changes are designed to ensure a consistent standard of education and clinical learning across nursing schools and to improve readiness for registration on completion of the master’s degree. Nurse practitioner master’s programmes, which include 300 hours of clinical learning time, have been broadened to require the development of advanced skills in more than one setting. This increases the ability of nurse practitioners to meet diverse and changing health needs.

    All accredited masters programmes are now required to include the same programme outcomes as the Postgraduate diploma in registered nurse prescribing for patients with long term and common conditions. Registered nurses who complete the postgraduate diploma may credit it towards a nurse practitioner master’s programme. Both qualifications require the completion of a prescribing practicum. This involves a minimum of 150 hours under the supervision and mentorship of a Designated Authorised Prescriber (DAP) – a senior doctor or nurse practitioner who has agreed to support and assess the nurse. Assessment is against the

    The provision of a master’s programme for nurse practitioners will be limited to tertiary education providers that provide a Council accredited postgraduate diploma in registered nurse prescribing.

    Assessment for registration as a nurse practitioner

    Assessment for registration as a nurse practitioner, following completion of a master’s degree, is made by a panel assessment of competence and the presentation of a portfolio.

    There is strong support for the Council continuing to play a role in assessment to mediate any differences between programmes. Standards for assessment within education programmes have been strengthened to include a summative assessment at the end of the practicum.

    Transition arrangements

    The Council recognises that the new education programme standards will impact on schools of nursing, students currently enrolled in nurse practitioner programmes and nurse practitioners who may wish to expand their practice. Transition is expected to take 12 – 24 months.

    Until September 2018, registered nurses undertaking nurse practitioner programmes can register with a condition to practise in a specific area of practice. More information can be found here


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    How to Become a Travel Nurse

    It’s true: there is a job that enables you to travel the country in a high-paying position while also helping people – that of the travel nurse. Travel nurses work as temporary fill-ins for people on sick or maternity leave. They also assist during local emergencies or nursing staff shortages. To become a travel nurse, you must be a registered nurse with a year or more of work experience. The job qualifications correspond with the area of a nurse’s specialty – essentially the same duties the nurse would have within a healthcare establishment closer to home.

    It is also possible to work outside of the United States, although in general nurses tend to make significantly more money within the United States. Whether at home or abroad, travel nursing has excellent benefits, including the chance to gain useful and unique professional experience while seeing new places, and meeting new people.

    Education

    • A hospital-based nursing school, which are becoming less common and usually take four years to complete
    • An associate degree in nursing, which generally takes two years after completing prerequisite courses (followed by another 1-2 years of schooling for a bachelor’s degree)
    • A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), which generally takes four years

    The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) considers a bachelor’s degree to be the minimum requirement for any career in nursing.

    After becoming an RN (and passing the NCLEX-RN exam), an individual can choose to specialize in an area of interest such as acute care, surgery, pediatrics or cardiac care through work experience or by getting a master’s degree in nursing (MSN).

    Training

    Most travel nursing agencies require applicants to have at least one year of hands-on experience in the applicant’s chosen area of nursing. Many travel nursing agencies also require a bachelor’s degree in nursing, as that is the minimum requirement for employment as an RN in some states.

    Licensing and/or Certification

    The NCLEX-RN certification exam, also referred to as the nursing boards, must be passed in order to receive licensure. A multistate licensure agreement known as the Nurse Licensure Compact allows licensed RNs interested in becoming travel nurses to work in other states that have agreed to the compact, as long as their licenses and continuing education credits are up to date. Specific state requirements vary so check the Nurse Licensure Compact regarding the state where you’d like to work. Most travel nursing agencies assist you in obtaining the required licensure for the assignment.

    Necessary Skills and Qualities

    Flexibility and the ability to work in a variety of locations and settings are two qualities that are important in travel nursing. Excellent communication skills are a must, as travel nurses need to understand both the medical and social needs of patients. Travel nurses need to be able to adapt quickly to a new environment and be skilled at learning new technology systems. As with all nurses, travel nurses should be detail oriented and skilled in analysis. Additionally, it is advantageous to understand the local language if international travel is desired.

    Opportunities for Advancement

    Travel nursing, like all fields of nursing, offers many opportunities for advancement and continuing education. Nurses who choose to continue their education can become nurse practitioners or nurse educators. If they want more variety, they can gain additional certification in their current specialty or seek training in another specialty. In all cases, the unique résumé of the travel nurse opens new opportunities in clinical, educational or management careers.

    If you would like to gain the necessary education to become a travel nurse, we highly recommend that you check out our free School Finder Tool located HERE.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median salary for RNs is currently $66,640. The top 10% earn an average salary of $98,880. Because travel nurses are often hired for critical needs, a travel nurse often earns significantly more than the median. In addition, there is usually an attractive benefits package that includes housing, medical and/or dental coverage, meal subsidies, retirement savings plans, bonuses and other perks. Travel RNs are usually guaranteed a minimum number of hours for every assignment.

    There is a shortage of RNs in all areas of nursing. Advances in technology that allow people to live longer, along with the increasing age of the baby boomer generation, have increased the need for nurses. Because of this, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the job growth outlook for registered nurses will be around 16% between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than average. Travel nurses can expect a comparable rate of growth. There has been an increase of RNs entering the job market so in general, nurses with a bachelor’s degree will have better prospects.

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    Jobs – Careers – Miami VA Healthcare System #career, #job, #nurse, #doctor,


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    By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

    The Miami VA Career Center is located in room 2D100A (second floor) and is available for applicants Monday through Friday, between 9 – 11 a.m. and 2 – 3 p.m. To view open positions at the Miami VA Healthcare System, visit www.usajobs.gov *.

    If you need additional information, please contact:

    Human Resources Management Service (05)
    Room 2D100A
    Miami VA Healthcare System
    1201 N.W. 16 St.
    Miami, FL 33125
    Phone: 305-575-3343 or visit www.vacareers.va.gov
    Fax: 305-575-3374

    Employee Benefits

    • Competitive Salaries
    • Recruitment incentives for mission- critical positions
    • 13-26 vacation days per year and 13 sick days per year
    • Enjoy 10 paid federal holidays
    • Nationwide job transfer opportunities
    • Education support, tuition reimbursement student loan debt reduction
    • Numerous Education Employee Development Opportunities
    • Flexible Scheduling
    • Transit Subsidy
    • A variety of health and life insurance options- VA pays approx. 75% of health care premium 1/3 of basic life insurance premium
    • Long Term Care Insurance
    • Flexible Retirement Plan
    • Disability Retirement
    • Thrift Savings Plan (Government version of a 401K) with Employer Matching
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Military Leave and Reinstatement
    • Flexible Spending Accounts-Health Care Dependent Care Health Care
    • Seminars/Health Care Screenings
    • Liability Protection for Health Care Providers
    • Child Care Subsidy for qualifying employees
    • Leave Sharing Family/Medical Leave
    • Various Employee Incentives: Superior Performance Awards, Special Contribution Awards, Quality Step Increases and various non- monetary awards and recognition.

    A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits website *. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

    Employee Development Opportunities:

    • Employee Incentive Scholarship Program (ESIP)
    • Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP)
    • Tuition Reimbursement National Nursing Education Initiative (NNEI)
    • VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR)
    • Student Career Experience Program (SCEP)
    • Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)
    • VA High Performance Development Model (HPDM)
    • Leadership VA “Leaders of the 21st Century” Employee Development Program
    • “Stepping with Pride” Employee Development Program Affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine over 75 academic affiliations/training programs
    • VA Learning Online
    • VA Knowledge Satellite Broadcast System
    • “Lunch Learn” training VA Learning University
    • “Nuts Bolts” of Supervision Training for Managers
    • Numerous Blackboard Training Offerings Covey’s “7 Habits for Highly Effective People” Training

    VA Job Applications and Forms

    Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement. Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.

    VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. Look in the table below to find the correct application for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

    Responding to a Job Announcement

    Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Here are additional reminders for submitting an application:

    1. Please send your signed, completed application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement.
    2. Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
    3. Keep a copy of the entire application package for your records.

    The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free .

    VA Job Applications and Forms


    Family Nurse Practitioner #ohio #university #nurse #practitioner #program


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    Family Nurse Practitioner

    ATTENTION GRADUATE NURSING APPLICANTS:

    Graduate application materials are submitted through the Nursing Centralized Application Service(NursingCAS) http://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com/. A supplemental application is also required and can be found at http://apply.utoledo.edu. Program admission cycle information posted at http://www.utoledo.edu/nursing/grad_checklist.html.

    The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) major is a two-year, full-time course of study with part-time options. The curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses for the FNP role in primary nursing care. The curriculum includes a minimum of 600 contact hours for clinical practice and selected laboratory experiences.

    • Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university. Degree in nursing from a school that is accredited by a nationally recognized body for nursing education accreditation.
    • Overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework.
    • Official transcripts from all academic institutions attended, one of which must state the baccalaureate earned.
    • Personal statement describing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations for graduate study.
    • Submit your personal statement via the “Personal Statement” section of the NursingCAS, title it “University of Toledo” *
    • Current resume or CV
    • Upload a copy of your current resume or CV in the “Documents Upload” section of NursingCAS. *
    • Active unrestricted unencumbered Ohio RN license.
    • Three recommendations completed by professional sources (Master in Nursing preferred)
    • To be submitted electronically on your behalf via the “References” section of NursingCAS.
    • Completion of an undergraduate statistics course recommended.
    • Computer competency that includes word processing skills and ability to communicate electronically.
    • The Graduate Record Exam (General Subject GRE) or TOEFL are required for international applicants. *Minimum required tests scores: http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/prospectivestudents/admission/guidelines.html
    • All official GRE, TOEFL or IELTS results must be sent directly from the respective GRE or TOEFL organization to The University of Toledo (institutional code 1845).
    • Interview, if requested.
    • Admission is competitive.
    • Students are required to authorize The University of Toledo to obtain criminal record checks (i.e. BCII and FBI) and are responsible for fingerprinting expenses. Students must declare and document misdemeanor and/or felony offenses that occur prior to admission to the nursing program and/or during program progression. In compliance with Ohio Revised Code 4723-7 convictions will result in denial of admission to the program or dismissal after matriculation.
    • Applications are completed through Nursing CAS: http://nursingcas.liaisoncas.com/ and by submitting a supplemental application to: The University of Toledo http://apply.utoledo.edu.

    *Applicants must attach the file on designations page to The University of Toledo in order for the school to have access to the file.


    Staff Nurse – Wheatfields Hospice, Headingley, Leeds – Sue Ryder #hotels #best

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    Sue Ryder supports people, their families and friends affected by conditions including Cancer, Stroke, Brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Neurone Disease.

    Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, Leeds LS6 2AE
    At Sue Ryder – Wheatfields Hospice people are being supported to achieve the best possible quality of life. Our in-patient unit offers holistic Palliative Care to the people of West Leeds.

    Registered Staff Nurses (Palliative)
    Salary: GBP 22,260 – GBP 27,540 per annum dependent on skills & experience
    plus additional payments for unsocial hours and weekend working.
    Full-time or part-time with internal rotation, including weekends, evenings and unsocial hours.

    We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and motivated registered nurses to join our team. If you have post registration experience in the field of specialist palliative care or if you have a desire to work in this field, we want to hear from you.

    As part of the interview process you will spend time with staff on our in-patient unit where you will have the opportunity to participate in group discussions relative to acute specialist palliative care.

    For an informal discussion/visit contact either Jayne Henson, Ward Manager, Adelle Keegan, Sister or Lorenza Kelly, Sister on 0113 278 7249.

    Benefits include: NHS pension transferable, Contributory: Pension, Child Care Vouchers, Retail Reward Scheme and subsidised Healthcare scheme. Free parking and subsidised meals.

    Interview date: w/c 22 September 2014

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    We are an equal opportunities employer.

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    Earning Your Master s in Nursing Can Expand Your Career Options

    About the master s degree in nursing

    For those nurses looking to take their career to the next level, pursuing a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree is a surefire way to do so. Committing to a master s degree program takes dedication, but it can have a huge impact on your nursing success in the form of new opportunities, from higher pay to greater responsibilities.

    A master s in nursing program will equip you with the skills and advanced training you need to give high-quality nursing care in a specialized role, such as nurse practitioner. Earning your MSN qualifies you to deliver many of the same health care services that physicians are qualified to do, which is particularly important in today s health care field. Physicians may have packed schedules or cost too much for some patients making advanced practice nurses a great alternative.

    Typically, nurses who are pursuing an MSN will focus on one of four advanced practice areas:

    There are also MSN joint programs, in which you pursue your master s in nursing in tandem with another master s degree. The most common pairings for joint MSN programs include:

    • MSN/MPH: This pairs your MSN with a master s in public health
    • MSN/MBA: Pairing your MSN with a master s in business administration
    • MSN/MHA: An MSN degree paired with a master s in health administration

    Earning an MSN allows you to hone in on a specific area of nursing. While registered nurses do a little bit of everything and provide general care, an advanced practice nurse has knowledge about a specialized area of nursing. For example, if you re interested in natural health or women s health, you might choose a nurse midwife specialty.

    Another reason to earn an MSN is to learn the the business side of nursing or if you re interested in making an impact in the health care industry. A master s degree program will teach you about leadership, management, policies and finance. Choosing this route usually means enrolling in a joint MSN program where you ll learn about business or health administration.

    Completing a joint MSN program can also open the door to much-needed areas of the profession, such as teaching roles and leadership roles .

    Finally, who wouldn t like to earn a little more? An MSN can translate into higher salaries and promotions because their specialized knowledge makes them unique.

    How long does my program take to complete?

    Typically, an MSN program can take up to two years to complete. Some MSN programs will want a certain amount of work experience before you can be admitted, but MSN programs generally require the following:

    • A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN)
    • A registered nurse (RN) license
    • Minimum GPA and GRE scores (varies by program)
    • Clinical experience (varies by program)

    It s also possible to pursue an entry-level MSN if you already hold a bachelor s degree in a different subject. These programs usually take about three years to complete. The curriculum is broken down in the following way:

    • First year: Entry-level nursing coursework
    • Remaining two years: Combined advanced master s training and coursework, including preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination test, or NCLEX-RN

    Am I a good fit for this program?

    An MSN program is rigorous and challenging, but if you re willing to work hard, you ll have no problem succeeding in the program. You ll be surrounded by students who are dedicated and ready to learn. If that sounds like you, an MSN program could be a good fit. MSN programs will require you to juggle many responsibilities, so being organized and able to manage stress are two traits you ll want to have.

    Determining if you re a good fit for an MSN program also comes down to logistics.

    • Will you be able to attend classes regularly?
    • Do you have the free time to complete assignments?
    • Will you be working during this time?

    The good news is MSN programs cater to all types of students and many offer online components so you can complete coursework on your own time.

    What will I learn in my degree program?

    You can earn your MSN at a college or university, and today, many MSN programs are available online. Your path toward an MSN will depend on your current nursing background. The majority of nurses who enter into an MSN program have already achieved RN status. However, there are some who enter an MSN program with a bachelor s degree in an area other than nursing.

    If this describes you, there are accelerated master s programs available.

    • They usually take two to three years to complete
    • Contain a blend of practical, hands-on training as well as advanced, specialized courses

    If you re an RN, you ve already completed core science and nursing topics with your prior schooling. An MSN program, which usually takes about two years, will cover all the topics necessary for your specialization and wrap up with a practicum.

    To get an idea of what to expect, read the following list of general MSN courses:

    • Health care policy
    • Theory and practice in your specialty
    • Health care ethics
    • Management and advanced practice nursing
    • Advanced biochemistry
    • Advanced pharmacology

    Nurse Anesthesia: Admissions Requirements #nurse #anesthesia #education


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    Admissions Requirements

    1. The Nurse Anesthesia program requires a minimum of two years of current critical care experience (EXCLUDING ORIENTATION). which must be completed within the last three (3) years by the time of application
      • This experience must be completed in one of the following intensive care units:
        1. Surgical
        2. Medical
        3. Cardio Thoracic
      • Experience in the following intensive care units (d, e, f, g) will be accepted, ONLY if combined with one of the experiences listed above (a, b, or c ) for a minimum of one year.
        1. Neonatal
        2. Pediatric
        3. Coronary Care Unit
        4. Neurosurgical
      • For the Nurse Anesthesia program, CCRN certification is required. Additionally, BLS, ACLS and PALS must be issued from the American Heart Association .
    2. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, North Central Association, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
    3. A New York State R.N. license
    4. Candidates may be called for an interview
    5. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale is preferred
    6. A letter grade of B or better in the following undergraduate nursing courses:
      • Statistics
      • Nursing Research
      • Undergraduate Health/Physical Assessment Skill

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    Nurse Practitioner Programs: Nursing: Loyola University Chicago #accelerated #nursing #programs #dc, #nurse


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    Nurse Practitioner Programs

    The role of the Nurse Practitioner includes direct patient care at the advanced practice level. Nurse practitioners are involved in patient history-taking, physical examination, diagnostic testing, diagnosis, and treatment. Graduates are prepared for independent and collaborative decision-making in health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, and the management of health and illness. Nurse practitioners are educated at the graduate level, prepared to pass the national certification exam, and then licensed by the state to practice in primary or acute care.

    Primary care nurse practitioners provide care across the continuum of care from wellness to illness. The focus of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is to provide patient-centered, quality care to patients across the lifespan. The focus of the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) is to provide patient-centered, quality care to the adult and older adult patient population. The focus of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) is to provide patient-centered, quality care to women across the lifespan.

    Acute Care Nurse Practitioners provide care to acutely and critically ill patients. The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG ACNP) provides care to adult-older adult patients who require frequent monitoring and intervention in order to stabilize the patient’s condition, prevent complications, restore health, and/or provide palliative care.

    MSN Nurse Practitioner Specialty Tracks and Curriculum

    All nurse practitioner programs are offered in a blended format. Blended programs include online and face-to-face courses. Clinical placements for students in these programs are in the Chicagoland area, and students must have a RN license in the state of Illinois before they begin clinical.

    Clinical Experience Requirement

    2,000 hours of recent clinical nursing experience is required prior to beginning the first practicum in the nursing specialty to which you are applying.

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    Find out how graduate students in Loyola University Chicago’s Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing will benefit from personalized advising throughout the program.


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    Nurse managers oversee a specific unit in a hospital, such as intensive care or the emergency room. They’re responsible for both the clinical and administrative aspects, including supervising nurses and addressing the concerns of patients and their families. Nurse managers not only require specialized nursing expertise, but they also need strong people and communication skills and the ability to take charge.

    Supervising Nurses

    The nurse manager makes all assignments for the nurses she supervises, taking into account their strengths and weaknesses, their experience levels, the types of cases and number of patients requiring care. Using this information, she’ll assign nurses to specific cases or tasks, and set schedules for all nurses in the unit. She also ensures all nurses fulfill their duties and meet the hospital’s expectations. If a nurse does not provide adequate care, is rude to a patient or does not fulfill her assigned tasks, the nurse manager may take disciplinary action and give her directions for improvement.

    Coaching

    Nurse managers often play a mentoring role, especially to new or young nurses. They frequently supervise these less experienced nurses closely, praising them for a job well done and offering suggestions and advice for improving the quality of care they deliver and their interactions with patients and hospital staff. They also guide veteran nurses, and must be available if one of their nurses needs feedback regarding her job performance or insight into a difficult case. If questions arise regarding a patient’s treatment, it’s usually the nurse manager who makes the final decision or consults the patient’s doctor for a second opinion.

    Leadership and Conflict Management

    Effective nurse managers set clear expectations for the nurses in their unit, explaining exactly what’s expected of them and outlining guidelines for how they behave toward each other and toward patients and family members. However, even in teams who normally work well together, conflicts occasionally arise. It’s the nurse manager’s responsibility to defuse the conflict before it harms the team or hinders patient care. She may call in the conflicted parties for a meeting, encouraging them to discuss their dispute and creating a plan for resolving the conflict in a way that benefits the individual nurses, the team and patients.

    Patient Relations

    When patients or their families have issues about the quality of their care, they often take their concerns to the nurse manager. They may simply be confused or have questions about their treatment plan, or they may feel nurses have treated them rudely or given them sub-par care. Even if a patient or family member is irate, the nurse manager must take time to listen to his concerns and answer his questions. She must also let him know she takes his concerns seriously and wants to ensure he receives the best care possible. During her meeting with the patient or family member, she should also outline the steps she’ll take to investigate his complaint and remedy the situation.


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    The time of labor and birth of your baby is a wonderful milestone in your family’s life, and a miraculous new beginning. Your baby’s birth is also the perfect time to collect your newborn’s umbilical cord and placenta blood for cryobanking and storage. While many parents are banking their babies’ cord blood, you can actually do more by banking stem cells from two usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. This service is called placental and cord blood banking, and it is available only from LifebankUSA which is registered with the FDA.

    Why is banking stem cells the right thing to do for your baby?

    Banking placental blood in addition to cord blood doubles the number of segments preserved and increases the total number of stem cells available. This is important for two reasons. First, transplanting more stem cells has been shown to increase the probability of transplant success and survival if needed. Second, having multiple segments available may offer the potential to treat additional conditions that may affect your baby and/or other close family members. Whether this child is your first or an addition to your family, you want to do everything you can to provide for your newborn’s well-being now and in the future. Cord blood and placental blood and tissue banking provides you with the ability to collect and preserve potentially lifesaving stem cells and bank even more stem cells. This is accomplished by collecting them from two usable sources of stem cell-rich blood: the umbilical cord and the placenta. And, doing so could one day save the life of your child or a close family member.

    FemmPro OB/GYN believes that banking the most stem cells may ensure the best possible outcome for your child or family member in case there is a need for a future transplant. Your doctor simply takes the blood and tissue in a special LifebankUSA collection kit and is sent to their local processing and storage facility in New Jersey.

    With LifebankUSA, you also have the option to donate the umbilical cord and placenta to contribute to lifesaving medical breakthroughs that will help save lives through research and transplantation. LifebankUSA accepts donations from any hospital nationwide. So, please consider donating cord blood and placenta to help save lives, even if you make a personal decision not to pursue private banking.

    For more information and enrollment, consult with your FemmPro OB/GYN Professional or visit www.LifebankUSA.com .


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    Admission Criteria/Application

    Admission to the track requires the following:

    • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited nursing program. Graduates from non-accredited or foreign schools are evaluated individually.
    • Undergraduate or graduate statistics course
    • Minimum GPA of at least 3.00 for the last two years of baccalaureate study
    • Current RN licensure
    • One year experience as a registered nurse preferred – broad, community-based experience across the lifespan desirable
    • Interview may be required via web or in person

    Submit the following to the UND School of Graduate Studies by January 15:

    • Completed application for Graduate Admission
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Current Resume
    • Statement of Goals
    • Copy of current RN license
    • Official transcripts from every educational institution attended or currently attending (even if those grades are shown on another transcript)

    Applicants are responsible for the completeness and timely delivery of the application to the UND Graduate School. Late applications will not be considered until the following year. If January 15 falls on a Saturday or Sunday you must ensure delivery of the application no later than the Friday before.

    UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state regulations and competitiveness of placement. Please contact your state board of nursing PRIOR TO APPLYING to see if there are any restrictions or special requirements that could impact your attendance at an out of state online nursing program.

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    What if I told you there was a health profession that allowed you to practice independently, diagnose illness, order tests, treat diseases, and earn between $100,000-$200,000 a year. Also, what if it did not require a massive amount of debt, 8-10 years of medical school + residency, and the crippling stress associated with becoming a physician? Sound too good to be true? Well, the profession I have just described is that of a nurse practitioner (NP).

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, NP s are part of the 7th fastest growing profession in the United States —and of the top twenty of these most in demand of occupations, NP s are second only to optometrists in their median pay. NPs are not doctors-lite. Though they do not have the education and clinical scope of full-fledged physicians, studies like this one have consistently shown that concerning primary care and patient outcomes; NPs perform just as well as doctors!

    But how much does it cost to become an NP? According to a study done by American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, fulfilling the education requirements for licensure as an NP costs as much as one year of medical school! And thanks to our diligent research here at College Choice, you have access to the most affordable online NP degree programs in the country. No, you are not having a heart attack- you are just dying of excitement for a new career as an NP!

    Recommended Nurse Practitioner Degrees

    Bradley University Online Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner

    Demand for preventive care continues to rise in the U.S. especially now that millions of Americans have access to medical services through the Affordable Care Act. However, with primary care physicians in short supply, more and more individuals and families are turning to advanced practice nurses for treatment.

    Kaplan University Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate

    Kaplan University offers post-master s certificates in the following areas: Executive Leader (30 credit hours); Nurse Educator (30 credit hours), Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (60 credit hours), and Family Nurse Practitioner (60 credit hours). At Kaplan University, we understand why you re going back to school.

    Maryville University MSN Family Nurse Practitioner

    Maryville University s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to give active nurses the skills, confidence, and autonomy needed to become a nurse practitioner. Maryville s CCNE accredited online MSN-FNP prepares nurses to provide primary care for patients of all ages, including adults, children and the elderly.

    What are the most affordable online nurse practitioner degrees?

    So how do you get started? Step one is getting the education required to become a registered nurse (RN). College Choice can help you with that! After gaining valuable clinical experience, nurses can either get their Bachelor of Science in Nursing or join an accelerated program that allows them immediately to start work on an MS in Nursing or even a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). Those who have earned an MS in Nursing without an NP focus can take a certificate program to get the education and experience they need to fulfill the last step in becoming an NP: sitting for licensure examinations. Voilà! You are on your way to a fulfilling and financially secure career. Now sit back and let College Choice guide you through the most affordable online NP degrees in the country. Just make sure that these professionally accredited programs meet the NP requirements for your state.

    Delta State University

    Total Tuition: $10,500

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    The most affordable online degree programs for those hoping to become nurse practitioners are at Delta State University- a small, public university in Cleveland, Mississippi. It offers three different options for those intending to sit for examinations as nurse practitioners. The first is a Master’s of Science program for RNs who have already completed their Bachelor of Nursing. Among its three specializations is a family nurse practitioner concentration.

    For students who have completed a Master s of Science without a nursing practice specialization, Delta State offers a Post-Master s Certificate that will prepare them for national certification as a family nurse practitioner. Finally, Delta State provides a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree that allows registered nurses without any undergraduate degree to attain their doctorate in as little as four years. Delta State has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

    The University of Alabama

    Total Tuition: $10,800

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    The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa is a large, public, research university and flagship member of the University of Alabama system. It has been regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. UA has two different degree programs aimed at those hoping to become nurse practitioners.

    The first is a blended Master s in Nursing- Nurse Practitioner Concentration degree. With only RN licensure required for admission, this degree program moves students through requirements for a bachelor and terminates with a Master s of Science degree that will allow graduates to sit for examinations as both family nurse practitioners or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners. It also focuses on the unique needs of rural communities, making it an attractive option for those hoping to practice in smaller towns. They also offer a traditional Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.

    Columbus State University

    Total Tuition: $11,550

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    Columbus State University is a medium sized public university and member school of the University System of Georgia. It has two campuses in the city of Columbus. CSU’s College of Education and Nursing Professions has combined their resources with Georgia Southwestern University to offer a Master’s in Nursing with a family nurse practitioner emphasis.

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    Hospice Nurse Careers: Salary Information – Job Description #maldives #hotels

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    Hospice Nurse Careers: Salary Information & Job Description

    Pros and Cons of a Career as a Hospice Nurse

    Hospice nurses, also known as palliative care nurses, are registered nurses (RNs) that work with patients who are nearing the end of their lives and need special attention. Read the pros and cons below for more information on this career.

    Pros of a Hospice Nurse Career

    Median annual wage of $67,530 in 2014*

    Job growth was expected to be 19% from 2012-2022*

    Job opportunities expected to be high (especially in long-term care facilities that treat stroke, head-injury and Alzheimer’s patients) *

    A 2-year degree is usually sufficient, in addition to licensing*

    Essential Career Information

    Job Description

    A job as a hospice nurse may be a stressful and emotional position. You’ll perform normal nursing duties, such as monitoring and recording vital signs, helping with treatment plans, evaluating diagnostic tests and maintaining accurate records. As a hospice nurse, you’ll work mainly with patients that are experiencing a terminal illness. Consequently, there is an emphasis placed on the psychological and emotional needs of the patient, in addition to the physical needs. Moreover, you’ll also need to be available to counsel and give support to the family members of the sick/dying patient in your care.

    Salary Info and Employment Growth

    As of May 2014, the average median annual salary for a registered nurse was $67,430, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The lowest 10% of RNs had a median annual salary of about $46,930 or less, while the highest 10% had earnings of around $93,850 or more. RNs were expected to see faster-than-average employment growth at around 19% in the 2012-2022 decade.

    Education and Training Requirements

    If you want to become a hospice nurse, you’ll need to complete a 2-year registered nurse (RN) educational program and become licensed. To obtain a license, you’ll need to graduate from an accredited program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-NR). According to the BLS, there are 4-year bachelor’s degree programs, 2-year associate’s degree programs and accelerated programs for people who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in another field.

    No matter which program you enroll in, you’ll take courses in anatomy, physiology, chemistry and biology. Additionally, you’ll study psychology and the social sciences. You’ll also receive supervised experience in a number of specialties, such as maternity, surgery and pediatrics.

    Job Postings from Real Employers

    Employers typically look for the minimum of a year of experience and a 2-year degree. Take a look at the following sampling of real life job postings from May 2012 to see what potential employers may require:

    • In Ohio, a hospice is looking for a hospice nurse that holds a 2-year degree and has at least a year of experience in the field. This position also requires that the applicant be able to travel in order to provide in-home patient care and also must act as a patient/family advocate.
    • A healthcare group in Connecticut is looking for a hospice nurse that can make up to 4 patient visits a day and also has experience working in hospice care/home care. This job also requires a 2-year degree.
    • A hospice group seeks a hospice nurse that holds the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) certification as well as a bachelor’s degree and state certification. This position also requires that the applicant has an understanding of hospice care and the principles of death and dying.

    How to Make Your Skills Stand Out

    Earning a voluntary certification from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHP) is one way for you to make your skills stand out to potential employers. One such certification, the Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) is offered by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHP). This certification can be completed by successfully passing an examination, and all candidates must have at least 2 years of experience working in hospice or palliative care in order to be eligible. This certification will demonstrate to potential employers that you’re knowledgeable and competent in the hospice specialty.

    Other Careers to Consider

    Dental Hygienist

    After reading about hospice nursing, maybe you feel you’re not ready to take on the emotional stress of working with dying patients. If you’re still interested in helping people and working with others, you might consider a career as a dental hygienist. Dental hygienists’ main task is to clean teeth. However, they also help educate their patients on the maintenance of good oral hygiene and other preventative dental health measures.

    According to the BLS, this career had a median annual wage of around $69,000 in May 2011. This salary is similar to that of a hospice nurse, but the work is not as emotionally stressful. Furthermore, the employment growth is expected to be much faster than average at 38% between 2010 and 2020. Employers typically require only a 2-year degree and on-the-job training.

    Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

    Another potential career that might interest you is that of a diagnostic medical sonographer. These professionals use special equipment that utilizes sound waves, instead of radiation, directed into the body in order to diagnose various medical conditions. According to the BLS, employment growth was projected to be 44%, much faster than the average for all occupations, in the 2010-2020 decade. An additional 23,400 jobs were expected to be added to the field. The median annual salary for this career was about $65,000. Moreover, the job usually only requires a 2-year degree.

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    Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary #hotel #cheap #rates

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    Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Salary

    Job Description for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

    A hospice registered nurse (RN) works with patients and families facing terminal illness. They work as part of an interdisciplinary team that creates and implements a care plan. They are responsible for the coordination, documentation, and communication of care with the patient and their family, as well as the physician and hospice team. Aside from participating in the care of the patient, they may also need to attend meetings, workshops, in-services, and reviews as dictated by their agency or hospital.

    Hospice registered nurses may work a variety of hours, including during weekends and evenings; they may work or be on call during holidays. Hospice registered nurses are often required to travel to their patients and perform their duties in the patient’s home; because of this, they must have their own transportation to get to and from appointments. Most employers also require that their hospice registered nurses have a valid driver’s license and at least the state-minimum automobile insurance.

    Hospice registered nurses are required to have a registered nurse license in their state, as well as completion of a nursing degree. They are typically required to have some experience with geriatrics as a hospice nurse or as a professional nurse elsewhere; they also must have knowledge of the hospice care program and their role in it. In addition, they often must meet requirements regarding annual continuing education hours and CPR certification.

    Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Tasks

    • Create and implement care plan for patients including feedback and desires of patients and their families.
    • Manage staff of caregivers and specialists.
    • Provide care for elderly, convalescing, or terminal patients.

    Common Career Paths for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

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    Hospice Registered Nurses who transition into an upper level Hospice Nurse Case Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Hospice Nurse Case Manager makes $61K a year.

    This chart shows the most popular skills for this job and what effect each skill has on pay.

    Hospice Registered Nurses report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Triage, Oncology, Geriatrics, and Case Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Pain Management. For most people, competency in Hospice indicates knowledge of Home Health/Home Care.

    Pay by Experience Level for Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)

    Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

    For Hospice Registered Nurses, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $57K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. Hospice Registered Nurses bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $65K.

    Pay Difference by Location

    Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Hospice Registered Nurses, 34 percent above the national average. Hospice Registered Nurses can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+27 percent), Las Vegas (+19 percent), Phoenix (+17 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). In Miami, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 9 percent less in Jacksonville and 8 percent less in St. Louis, below-median salaries for those in this field.

    Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) Reviews

    What is it like working as a Hospice Registered Nurse (RN)?

    Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Green Bay:

    Pros: Being able to help patients and families through one of the most difficult situations in their lives. I am an on call nurse and see patients through crisis situations. It can be very stressful at times but is worth it when I am able to help a patient.

    Cons: I feel that I am under appreciated for what I do. I work at night when management isn’t around to help problem solve or trouble shoot. I think the night shift is overlooked by management.

    Hospice Registered Nurse (RN) in Lancaster:

    “Work Flexibility, Office Conditions, Stress Level”

    Pros: Flexibility, relationship with patients, autonomy.

    Cons: Stress, on call two times per week,





    PhD in Nursing Science: Programs: Graduate: School of Nursing: Indiana University #doctor


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    Length of Program

    Full time, three years; part time, five years

    Degree Awarded

    Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science

    Distance Learning

    Our PhD program will prepare you for a career in nursing education, research, health systems, or clinical science to enhance the care of individuals and families across the lifespan. Explore the PhD in Nursing Science to see if it’s the right fit for you.

    The PhD Program is a hybrid, distance-accessible program using videoconferencing technology to synchronously place you in the classroom with your classmates. You can also choose in-person classes (if available) if you prefer to learn in a face-to-face setting. We attempt to schedule the required PhD courses across one day each week so that students know in advance which day to plan to be available for class. PhD students will attend two required on-campus, 4-day Intensives during the first two years of the PhD program. These Intensives are typically held in early June of the first two years of the PhD Program and give you the opportunity to interact with other students and with faculty, attend professional development sessions, meet with faculty mentors, and network during a variety of informal receptions.

    As a PhD student, you are linked with faculty researchers who provide supportive mentoring throughout your entire PhD program. You can choose to work with faculty experts in Clinical Nursing Science or Health Systems. which includes Nursing Education .

    Clinical Nursing Science concentrates on the interrelationships of health promotion, health behavior, and quality of life in acute and chronic illness throughout the lifespan. This focus area includes the prevention and early detection of disease and disability across the continuum of care and the enhancement of the health and well-being for individuals, families, and communities. Examples of scholarship and faculty research in clinical nursing science include:

    • Improving quality of life in persons with chronic illness, including epilepsy, stroke, and renal disease
    • Behavioral oncology across the cancer continuum (including cancer prevention, detection, and symptom management)
    • Childhood and family adaptation to chronic illness
    • Family caregiving across the lifespan
    • Tailored intervention studies to improve quality of life
    • Patient care safety

    Health systems operate to create structures and resources that enable individuals and communities to achieve optimal health. This focus area includes the science of nursing education, informatics, health policy, and administration. Examples of scholarship and faculty research within the focus of health systems include:

    • Nursing Education
    • Teaching and learning in web-based courses
    • Clinical reasoning
    • Assessment of learning and program evaluation
    • Health policy and public policy analysis
    • Computer systems to enhance care delivery
    • Nursing informatics
    • Narrative pedagogies
    • Patient care simulations
    • Community-based care coordination
    Student Learning Outcomes

    As a PhD graduate you are well positioned for a successful career as a leader within academic and practice settings. Graduates of the program are expected to:

    • Synthesize knowledge from nursing as well as biological and behavioral sciences to investigate health phenomena.
    • Utilize analytical and empirical methods to extend nursing knowledge and scholarship.
    • Conduct and communicate Independent research that advances the body of scientific knowledge.
    • Defend the social significance of the expanded knowledge base of nursing.
    • Interpret nursing science within an inter-disciplinary context.
    Vision Statement

    The vision for the IUSON PhD in Nursing Science derives from the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) representing the ultimate formal education for a career in research and the scholarship of discovery. You will be prepared to develop, communicate, and expand science that informs nursing. According to the AACN, “The PhD graduate develops the science, stewards the profession, educates the next generation of nurses, defines its uniqueness, and maintains its professional integrity” (“Research-Focused Doctoral Programs in Nursing: Pathways to Excellence,” AACN, 2010). The PhD provides beginning preparation as an independent scientist. Graduates possess both a strong scientific foundation within the discipline and an understanding of interdisciplinary collaboration.

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    Marian College Faculty:

    Lourdes E. Antay, BSN, RN (part-time, LA & Van Nuys Campuses)
    RN license from the California BRN
    • BSN from Saint Paul University, Iloilo City, Philippines

    Angeline Arrieta, BSN, RN (part-time, LA & Van Nuys Campuses)
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    • BSN from San Pablo Colleges, Laguna, Philippines

    Jessica L. Bringas, BSN, LVN (part-time, LA & Van Nuys Campuses)
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    • Graduate Nurse from Chong Hua School of Nursing, Cebu, Philippines

    George L. Chua, MSN, APN, FNP-C, CLS, ASCP, RNC, CSN (part-time, LA & Van Nuys Campuses)
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    • MSN and Master of Public Health from Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona
    • MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science/UCLA Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing, Los Angeles, California
    • Credential in School Nursing from California State University, Long Beach, California
    • MD from University of Fatima, Philippines
    • BSN from Olivarez College of Nursing, Philippines
    • BS Medical Technology from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

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    • ASN from Los Angeles Valley College, North Hollywood, California
    • VN Diploma from Concorde Career Institute, North Hollywood, California

    Rosauro Don E. Parco, BSHCA, LVN (full-time, LA & Van Nuys Campuses)
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    • BSHCA from West Coast University, Los Angeles, California
    • VN Diploma from Marian College, Marian Health Careers Center

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    • BS in Business from the University of Phoenix, Arizona
    • VN Diploma from Marian College, Marian Health Careers Center

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    • BS in Commerce from University of Iloilo, Iloilo City, Philippines
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    LVN license from the California BVNPT
    • VN Diploma from North Orange County Regional Occupational Program, Anaheim, California

    Yee Juan (Jennifer) Yong, ASN, BA-Psych, RN (part-time, LA & Van Nuys Campuses)
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    • BA Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, California
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    Visiting Nurse – Hospice Care, Santa Barbara – Serenity House #motel #in

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    Serenity House

    Serenity House is our 18-bed inpatient hospice house that provides care for hospice patients whose needs cannot be met at home.

    Hidden on a hillside among Santa Barbara’s majestic coastal oaks, it’s a place where our patients are cared for in a serene and homelike setting. Each private room allows patients to be surrounded by loved ones throughout their time with us. Serenity House provides round-the-clock medical care from a team of specially trained doctors, a nurse practitioner, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, hospice aides and volunteers that support emotional, spiritual and practical concerns.

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    Integrative Therapies include soothing practices that help reduce stress, aid in relaxation and ease physical pain and discomfort. These therapies are an integral part of providing comfort and a sense of well-being.

    To find out how you can help support patient care at Serenity House through a donation to VNHC, please visit Giving Opportunities.

    Visiting Nurse Hospice Care does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

    Since 1908. There when you need us most.





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    Online Nurse Practitioner Programs: School Info and Requirements

    Find schools that offer these popular programs

    • Clinical Nursing
    • Critical Care Nursing
    • Direct-Entry Midwifery – LM, CPM
    • Licensed Vocational Nurse Training
    • Mental Health Nursing
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    • Pediatric Nursing
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    School Selection Criteria

    When looking for a program you want to make sure the you choose best fits you occupational goals and schedule. Further considerations for students in this field:

    • Schools accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission may better prepare students to sit for certification exams after graduation.
    • When choosing a program, students should consider whether they are interested in the specialty options a school offers, which may include focuses such as family health, women’s health, gerontology or oncology.
    • Students should keep in mind their personal schedules; some programs are offered entirely online, while others require in-person attendance for weekend courses or semester residencies.

    Master of Science in Nursing

    A Master of Science in Nursing program requires approximately two years of full-time study. Coursework in these programs focuses on training students to assess and diagnose patients as well as make and manage health care plans. To attend these programs, students must be registered nurses. Students lacking prerequisite courses may be required to attend courses on-campus prior to admission.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    For a student who already has a master’s degree in the field, a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program takes about two years to complete. These programs train students to evaluate health care and nursing informatics and implement evidence-based nursing practices based on the gathered information. Students in these programs complete electives and capstone experiences tailored to their specialties, and they may also need to complete a scholarly project or write a thesis. Graduates of these programs are usually eligible to assume leadership positions in health care settings.

    Registered Nurses wanting to advance their careers as a nurse practitioner may choose to either pursue a MS in Nursing, or for more advanced leadership roles a doctorate in nursing practice. These programs may be found online and are designed to fit RN schedules.

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    Hospice Nurse #hotel #bristol

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    Hospice Nurse

    A Hospice Nurse cares for patients at the end of their lives. Their main responsibility is to help people live as comfortably and independently as possible and with the least amount of pain, in their final days. One of the largest parts of being a Hospice Nurse involves helping patients, and their families, feel more comfortable about death and providing them with the emotional support they need.

    Things You’ll Do:

    • Focus on pain management
    • Help terminally ill patients

    Your job characteristics:

    How You’ll Get There

    Nursing Diploma, Associate of Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)

    Work for two years as a Registered Nurse in a hospice-related field.

    Hospice and Palliative Nurses certification exam

    Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse (CHPN)

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    • Hospice care clinics
    • Patient homes

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    • You’ll spend more time with your patients, than any other healthcare team member will, and will be involved in every aspect of their care.

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    What Does a Hospice Nurse Do? #hotel #81 #bencoolen

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    What Does a Hospice Nurse Do?

    Updated August 16, 2016

    What does a hospice nurse do? A lot of things, as you ll see. But first.

    What Is Hospice Care?

    Hospice care may take place in a hospice institution or the patient’s home – frequently both. It’s based on the belief that every person who is terminally ill or injured has the right to die with dignity and without pain, and that the patient’s family also deserves compassionate care and support. Each hospice patient is cared for by a team of professionals who provide medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to the patient’s wishes.

    Hospice nurses are vital members of that team.

    Hospice Nurses Varying Roles

    Hospice nurses have a number of important responsibilities:

    Hospice Nurse — Case Manager. A case manager hospice nurse is responsible for assessing and managing a patient s care. Only one case manager nurse is assigned to each patient, to foster a trusting relationship and allow for continuity of care.

    A hospice case manager nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) who must be comfortable working independently. She is the eyes and ears for the hospice physician and so must possess expert patient-assessment skills. The case manager hospice nurse is a critical thinker.

    Hospice nurses have a unique opportunity to share in a patient s last moments, so they must be compassionate and empathetic. The case manager hospice nurse is compassionate and caring.

    Hospice Nurse — Intake or Admission Nurse. The hospice intake or admission nurse is often the first hospice staff member to visit a patient.

    He or she spends a lot of time with patients and their caregivers, explaining the hospice philosophy and developing a plan of care. Responsible for assessing a patient s need and readiness for hospice. the hospice intake or admission nurse consults with the hospice physician to accept the patient into hospice care .

    Once the patient is admitted, it s this hospice nurse who 1) does a complete assessment of the patient, 2) with the direction of the hospice physician, orders the medication and equipment the patient will need, and 3) begins the process of patient and caregiver education.

    Hospice Nurse — Visit Nurse. A hospice visit nurse is one who does not have any case management responsibilities but instead supplements the care provided by the hospice nurse case managers. Visit nurses are often licensed nurses (LVNs or LPNs). They typically visit patients who have immediate needs when their case managers cannot visit promptly. Hospice visit nurses may also be responsible for following up on routine care, such as wound care. that the case manager has implemented.

    Hospice agencies have visit nurses on-call after hours to visit patients with urgent needs and to attend deaths.

    Hospice Nurse — Triage Nurse. The hospice triage nurse takes phone calls from patients or their caregivers who are at home. He or she begins the process of assessment and treatment over the phone.

    In addition to giving the patient or caregiver instructions for symptom management or medical treatment, the triage nurse consults with the hospice physician and notifies the case manager or visit nurse if there s a need for a visit.

    Because the triage nurse cannot physically see the patient, he or she must have excellent communication skills to get accurate and necessary assessment information from the patient or caregiver. This hospice nurse must be a critical thinker who is able to prioritize efficiently.

    “Hospice care.” National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (2015).





    Florida Board of Nursing – Education and Training Programs – Licensing, Renewals


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    The Florida Board of Nursing (Board) approves new pre-licensure nursing education programs that meet the application requirements specified in Section 464.019, Florida Statutes. This Section of Florida law also defines the Board s regulatory authority over established nursing education programs.

    Nursing education programs in Florida that hold specialized nursing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or by the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE) are not regulated by the Florida Board of Nursing. Consumers are advised that the Board is not authorized to conduct site visits, and oversight of approved nursing education program quality measures is limited by Florida law.

    All concerns or complaints pertaining to approved nursing education programs in Florida should be directed to the Consumer Services Unit of the Department of Health s Division of Medical Quality Assurance.


    Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia (BSN-DNP) #nurse #practice


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    University of Saint Francis

    Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia (BSN-DNP)

    DNP Purpose statement

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-oriented doctor that prepares graduates with the knowledge and skills to translate research into practice and improve patient outcomes across populations. In addition, the BSN-DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program is designed to prepare the next generation of nurse anesthetists with the essential skills to serve society as compassionate clinicians, leaders, and educators.

    A CRNA is an advanced practice registered nurse that has received at least a Master’s degree related to the practice of nurse anesthesia. According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, CRNAs safely deliver approximately 40 million anesthetics in the U.S. each year for patients undergoing surgical and obstetrical procedures, pain management, and trauma services. CRNAs are often the sole anesthesia provider in rural hospitals and the main provider of anesthesia for the U.S. Armed Forces. CRNA’s administer anesthesia in a variety of settings including hospitals (urban and rural), outpatient ambulatory centers, physician offices, military installations, and pain management clinics.

    Vocational Growth

    In three years, you can earn a Doctor of Nurse Practice (DNP) with a specialization in nurse anesthesia (CRNA). The program’s full-time, on-campus enrollment provides the most efficient path to achieve your personal and vocational goals. You want to be a leader. The University of Saint Francis will get you there.

    Reputation

    Employers recognize and trust the skills of University of Saint Francis nursing graduates. Our university is nationally recognized for academic excellence, distinguished faculty, and exceptional graduates who lead the profession with vision and compassion. The USF Nursing Department’s commitment to Catholic Teaching and Franciscan Values emphasizes care of the whole person.

    Why Nurse Anesthesia?

    Improved Skills: A DNP allows you to provide nurse anesthesia care before, during, and after surgical and diagnostic procedures. You will learn to care for your patients so anesthesia can be safely administered.

    Better Care: A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) prepares you to effect greater change in healthcare. DNP graduates have the knowledge and skills to deliver improved healthcare and patient outcomes. The healthcare industry’s increased emphasis on population health has increased reliance on DNPs.

    Expected Growth: The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (HRSA) projects an 87% increase in job availability by 2025, making the demand for CRNAs substantial.

    It’s Required: Starting in 2025, the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs will require a DNP to practice as a nurse anesthetist.

    Resources


    Nurse coder, American Association of Clinical Coders & Auditors Home #nurse #coder,


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    The AACCA Board of Directors are forecasting having the new combined AACCA RN-Coder certification exam ready before the end of August 2017.

    The AACCA members in the previous RN-Coder programs have until December. 31st, 2017 to complete their programs take their AACCA certification exams. After that date, the AACCA exams as RN-Coder Basic, RN-Coder ICD10

    RN-Auditor (with ICD9) will not be available.

    So the new Certified RN-Coder credential will test everyone over ICD10CM, ICD10PCS, CPT, and HCPCS. 300 questions in 4 sections, 75 multiple choice questions each. These are timed, 3 hours per section. There will no longer be a separate RN-Coder ICD10 certification exam or credential.

    When you notify the RN-Coder website that you are ready for the AACCA RN-Coder exam (we check to be sure you’ve already taken the RN-Coder final exam within the online learning environment) — we send you the 4 links to the AACCA RN-Coder certification.

    The $299 cost of the AACCA certification exam is included in your RN-Coder STAT program package. You DO have to join AACCA ($199 year) to take their exams. AND to maintain your AACCA credentials, you have to turn in 40 CE contact hours related to coding documentation compliance (not nursng) every 2 years (not per credential) and maintain your membership in good standing.

    Most of our members use their RN-Coder/

    RN-Auditor CE certificate of completion.

    As for RN-Auditor — same thing with that AACCA exam — when the new program is ready, the certification will take about 2-3 months to update.

    Same thing for RN-CDS. For this one Board of Directors have been vacillating between RN-Clinical Documentation Specialist or

    RN-Coder Documentation Specialist . The program is finished — about 6 Certified RN-Coders with ICD10 certification and current CDI work experience helped Dr. Allison Mattila I work on it — just waiting for that new textbook updated with ICD10 from the AMA in September!

    Hope that helps answer your questions about the AACCA credentialling process going forward this year.

    — Joyce Thomas, MHA, CCC- Advanced

    FoundingBoard of Directors

    In 2003 a group of Masters-prepared Registered Nurses, a PhD RN from a state licensing board, a Nurse JD, 2 physicians (who received the first “Certified MD-Coder” credentials, and a Physicians Assistant decided to form a group which would provide valid testing of clinical personnel’s knowledge of correct coding, compliance in coding and documentation, and fraud and abuse issues. At the time the only group which would admit nurses for testing had announced it was “up for sale.”

    Fearful of forfeiting their test fees, and what would “that” credential mean, the RNs decided they could launch their own group! After all, many had advanced degrees, most had been in management, and the Founding Board of Directors agreed to serve for the first 3 years, which became 5 years.

    The American Association of Clinical Coders and Auditors was born, with a nurse attorney from Houston helped set up the organization’s legal status, and we set to work to develop our test bank of multiple-choice questions, determined what’s passing, and all took the tests several times for validity and Qa with the appropriate coding manual.

    To date, AACCA has over 4000 members and has tested/credentialed 3682 members, 99%
    Registered Nurses. Our goal for the next year is to double our membership and the number of credentialed RN-Coders and RN-Auditors.

    One of the best innovations in coding testing: AACCA is still the only organization providing computer-based online testing and immediate test results.

    In 2012, AACCA hit another milestone: It became the first organization offer RNs the ICD10 certification examination and credential: Certified RN-Coder 10.

    We want to thank Hilary Falconer, Jennifer Woodruff, Gayla Crouch, Patricia Spurr, Sondra Strand, Linda Drummond for having the knowledge, strength — and guts to stand up and say, “I’m in!”

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

    The National Voice of

    Certified RN-Coders and Certified RN-Auditors.

    AACCA provides resources and support to advance the practice of Registered Nurses, physicians and other clinical personnel performing coding of and review of medical documentation in a changing healthcare reporting and reimbursement system.


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    Online NP Programs in Florida

    Becoming a nurse practitioner is a great way for working nurses to expand the scope of their practice and increase their independence as well as their earning potential. For working nurses, it can be a challenge to find time to attend a nurse practitioner program, but there are online options available that afford quite a bit of flexibility.

    Top universities in Florida, including the University of Florida and Florida A M University, have programs that allow students to take courses online, study on their own time, and earn a nurse practitioner MSN or DNP degree, or post-graduate certificate. Any nurse that is interested in pursuing an advanced practice MSN degree or certificate should certainly investigate the different online options available in Florida, which we have listed out in a table below, complete with accreditation and program-specific requirements.

    How To Become an NP in Florida

    Not every aspiring nurse practitioner will take the same path towards his or her ultimate career goal. However, there are certainly milestones that must be met before moving onto the next step. What follows is a basic path to the career, beginning with high school graduation. The variation in duration largely depends on whether the student is able to take courses full-time throughout their education, or opts instead for part-time tracks. The duration can be further extended for those nurses that choose to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, which can take two years longer than a Master s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Overall, a student graduating from high school can expect to spend at minimum 7 years on the path to becoming a nurse practitioner, and 9 or more to pursue an advanced degree while taking courses part-time.

    STEP 1: Earn an Undergraduate Degree (duration: 2 4 years)

    Upon graduating from high school, students should be prepared to commit themselves to an undergraduate nursing program. The most common track would have the student complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree immediately, but if that is not possible, students should earn an Associate s Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a 2 year program.

    STEP 2: Apply for RN Licensure (duration: less than 1 year)

    All nurse practitioner applicants must have a Registered Nurse (RN) license. In order to qualify for an RN license in Florida, applicants must have completed an approved nursing program at either the Associate s or Bachelor s level. Program approval can come in the form of accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or from other recognized approvals in the case of international programs. Nurses who have never been licensed must apply for an RN license via examination. RNs must also submit to fingerprinting and a background check. Assuming the applicant passes the exam, the process should take less than a year.

    STEP 3: Earn a Graduate Degree (duration: 2 4 years)

    In Florida, a Nurse Practitioner must have a Master s degree or post master s certificate. Depending on the nurse s educational background as well as the time available to devote to study, earning an MS in nursing can take at minimum 2 years. Nurses with an Associate s degree can look for programs with a bridge program that allows them to earn a Bachelor s and Master s degree simultaneously, although these programs can take 4 years or more.

    STEP 4: Obtain Specialty Certification Credential (duration: less than 1 year)

    Advance Practice Registered Nurses in Florida must have a specialty credential from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) that aligns with the nurse practitioner program they completed. In order to earn this credential, nurses must have completed an accredited graduate program, submit an application and fee, and finally sit for the credentialing exam. Nurses who pass the exam will be awarded a credential that is valid for 5 years and must be renewed and maintained with the use of continuing education (CE) credits.

    STEP 5: Apply for ARNP Licensure (duration: less than 1 year)

    With the specialty credential obtained, nurses in Florida can apply for their Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner license. Nurses must provide evidence of their completed graduate program along with their specialty certification, proof of malpractice insurance, criminal background check, and fingerprinting. http://floridasnursing.gov/licensing/advanced-registered-nurse-practitioner/

    The admissions process for online NP programs is not standard across the state of Florida, but there are some commonalities.

    Applicants should expect to complete an online application and submit official transcripts from previous nursing programs. Not all programs have GPA minimum requirements, but those that do (such as Florida A M and the University of Florida) have a minimum of 3.0. Most programs also require a CV or other accounting of previous nursing work experience along with letters of recommendation.

    GPA + Test Scores

    About half of the online nurse practitioner programs in Florida require that applicants complete the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) in addition to the rest of the application.

    Most online programs follow the same track as traditional programs with courses in the fall and spring. Some programs only accept applications for the fall semester while others allow applicants to apply for admission in either the fall or spring semester.

    Other Common Admissions Requirements

    Some of the deadlines for application are somewhat flexible. For instance, at the University of Florida, the deadline for fall semester applications is March 15th. However, applications are actually accepted through June 1st, but only given consideration on an as available basis. It is entirely possible that the class for the fall semester will fill up during the initial preferred application period, in which case applications after March 15th will not be considered. Overall, it is best to submit applications as early as possible for the best chance at admissions.

    Florida Online Program Accreditation

    There are two main accrediting bodies for graduate nursing programs: The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). All of the online Florida NP programs featured here are accredited by one of the other, as detailed in our complete list of online NP programs in Florida down below. Nurses applying for their ARNP license in Florida must have attended and completed a program accredited by one of these bodies. ARNP licenses are awarded by the Florida Board of Nursing .

    Influential Florida NP Professors Who Teach Online

    PhD, ARNP, BC University of Florida Gainesville, FL

    Dr. Susan Schaffer is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the DNP program at the University of Florida. Her extensive research background includes projects in chronic medication in adults, complementary medicine and in drug/herbal interactions.

    100% Online Nurse Practitioner Schools Based In Florida

    There is a single 100% online NP program with a campus-based presence in Florida: Florida A M University, with a campus in Talahassee. While campus visits aren’t strictly necessary to complete one’s nurse practitioner degree online at the university, the campus presence may provide additional convenience and flexibility for north Florida residents.

    Florida A M University (FAMU) is based in Tallahassee and offers on online MSN program with an emphasis in Adult Gerontology Primary Care (AGPCNP) as well as a post-master’s certificate program with the same emphasis. The FAMU program is accredited by the ACEN with a curriculum influenced by the American Association of the College of Nursing, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty, and the Institute of Medicine. Further, FAMU indicates that many program graduates come from minority backgrounds, and as such the program operates with a cultural sensitivity many students appreciate. In general, students enrolled in an FAMU online program will not need to be present on campus, but some courses or instructors may require one meeting per semester or even a weekend in person commitment, depending on the course.

    Campus Visitation Requirements for Online Programs in Florida

    Online programs are not required to report campus visitation expectations in a uniform manner, so it is not always possible to tell what the commitment for travel to campus will be. Further, different instructors have different expectations and syllabi for their courses and as such requirements may change from year to year and from semester to semester.

    That being said, a close look at the online nurse practitioner programs available in Florida shows that the majority do have some campus visitation requirements. Review the chart below for a full accounting of these requirements. Where no specific visits are outlined, the table indicates that “limited” visits may be required, which means minimal contact is necessary but some in person requirements should be expected.

    Complete List Of Online NP Programs In Florida


    Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Salary in Ohio – Salary Genius #cardiac #nurse #practitioner


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    Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Salary in Ohio

    Ohio Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Salary Information

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    The average yearly salary for Cardiac Nurse Practitioner in Ohio is $80,637. If you are just beginning to work a new job as a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner in Ohio, you could earn a starting pay rate of $66,407 annually. As is true for most jobs and careers, you can expect your hourly pay rate or salary to increase as you gain experience and the longer you are employed with the same employer. In Ohio you could potentially make an average income of around $94,867 after several years on the job with increased wages. When pursuing your career of choice, you should compare salaries of similar professions and factor in variables such as health benefits and potential for raises and promotions over time.

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    Cardiac Nurse Practitioner Gender and Age Stats

    Some professions tend to be geared toward various age groups of workers and certain genders more than others. The average Cardiac Nurse Practitioner age in Ohio is 37 years old. As it pertains to men vs women, 49% of Cardiac Nurse Practitioner are male in Ohio, and 51% of the Cardiac Nurse Practitioner are female in Ohio.


    Welcome to GPC Online #gpc, #gpc, #georgia #perimeter #college, #georgia #perimeter, #perimeter


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    GPC Online is the largest online program in the University System of Georgia. Students may choose from 18 online pathways. including Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Teacher Education. We offer online classes in accounting, computer science, education, English, math, Spanish and a number of other subjects. Use the following links to view a schedule of upcoming classes and a complete list of course descriptions .

    Check out GPC s Online Student Success Community forum for up-to-date information on online registration, online courses and other online information.

    Georgia Perimeter College has partnered with Georgia Southwestern State University to offer the state s first three–year accelerated bachelor s degree in Georgia. This program is offered fully online and offers students two degree options in management or accounting. For additional information on the FastTrac program email the program advisor Shannon Perry or 478-304-1491.

    GPC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) with all courses taught by SACS-qualified instructors. As a result, GPC courses are widely accepted for transefer to other colleges and university. Online students may choose to participate in GPC s Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) agreements, which guarantee admission to some of the best public and private colleges and universities in the country.

    Current GPC students considering transferring to Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech), should familiarize themselves with the Ga Tech s Course Transfer Tool in order to determine if/how your coursework will transfer. Contact a Georgia Perimeter College on-campus or online adviser if you have questions or need assistance with selecting courses for transfer.


    Find Male Nursing Scholarships for Male Nurse Students #male #nurse #practitioner


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    Scholarship Programs for Male Nurses

    Can a Guy Get Some Money Around Here?

    Typically, scholarships benefit high achievers in academics, athletics and other areas. Some funds are set aside for particular groups, who receive college money for high levels of achievement combined with additional character traits. Minority scholarships and other targeted financial aid is designed to increase representation among groups that have traditionally been denied access to higher education. Women enjoy college aid that helps them succeed in certain fields that have historically been dominated by a male workforce. And today, gender equity fosters financial aid that specifically helps male students earn degrees.

    The lesson for college students seeking financial aid is to use every resource available; including those that specifically target race, gender, location, vocation. cultural ancestry and other personal attributes.

    The nursing profession has traditionally been staffed by female employees, but gender lines continue to blur in the high-need profession. As a result, more and more men are seeking financial aid to help them earn RN and LPN credentials. While men-only nursing scholarships are not found around every corner, there is widespread financial aid available for male students entering the field.

    Scholarship Opportunities Exist Exclusively for Male Nurses

    The American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is an advocacy and support organization serving male nurses. The group provides professional support and educational resources for men in nursing roles. Scholarships and awards are issued directly to students, and by way of institutional funding that allows schools to direct AAMN scholarships to worthy students on individual campuses. Scholarship offerings rely on available funding, so the number of awards and their value changes as funding commitments come and go. For the 2013 school year, six scholarships worth $500 will be issued to qualified students who meet eligibility requirements; including noteworthy performance in student nurse essay contests. Johnson and Johnson. along with other health-related companies, provide valuable educational resources for the AAMN. Eligible applicants maintain minimum 2.75 GPA and meet other program requisites.

    Lack of Funding for Males?

    The nursing profession is not training enough providers to meet growing medical needs associated with spikes in population numbers of people entering their healthcare-intensive years. The ongoing shortage of nurses has kept the issue of under-representation among men in the field at the forefront of recruiting efforts. Science Magazine attributes the shortage of male nurses to personal choices, but acknowledges that the 21st century is primed for greater participation among men. Higher salaries and increased competition within other professions continues to funnel qualified men into nursing-related fields. And the role of nurses in health care continues to evolve: 75 universities now offer nursing PhDs, as well as other advanced nursing-related degrees.

    The Emergency Nurses Association provides educational assistance that benefits career nurses and students entering nursing programs. The awards are not men-only, but a good portion of the $1.5 million the organization has doled out has contributed to mens nursing education. Continuing education efforts funded by the group offer short-term help for nurses gaining additional certifications and staying ahead of licensing requirements. Additionally, the ENA Foundation sponsors several members to attend the ENA leadership conference each year.

    BrainTrack Scholarships help pay for education expenses associated with RN and LPN licensing. Nursing students advancing their standing within the profession are rewarded with scholarship dollars toward associate s, bachelor s, master s and doctoral studies. Each semester, the Hispanic advocacy group dispenses two nursing scholarships; one each to the winners and runners up. Student aid worth $1000 and $500 respectively, is up for grabs to students who submit winning essays and eligibility credentials.

    Tylenol Future Care Scholarship has awarded over $8 Million to dedicated health care students. Each school year, 40 candidates receive aid based on their performance in academics, leadership activities and community involvement. Male nurses and other health care specialists are encouraged to apply

    Minority Male Nursing Scholarships Possible Resources

    Scholarships that target ethnic minorities to promote cultural diversity in education are prime targets for male nursing candidates. These examples illustrate the range of groups getting involved in higher education philanthropy:

    • The National Association of Hispanic Nurses offers scholarships through some of its local chapters, such as the San Diego NAHN. San Diego members are eligible to earn as much as $8,000 for each scholarship awarded. Members-only scholarships worth $40,000 annually are administered through NAHN s united Health Foundation. Additional scholarship dollars are distributed as a result of partnerships with health-related companies like Lilly .
    • Black nursing candidates in San Diego are represented by San Diego Black Nursing Association Scholarships. Applicants are currently enrolled nursing students and are members in good standing of the SDBNA for at least six-months prior to requesting scholarship assistance.
    • Hispanic Scholarship Fund is a tireless advocate for Hispanic education. Nursing students, and other Latinos pursuing higher education are eligible to apply for HSF scholarship monies. As the largest non-profit dedicated to Hispanic education, HSF strives to create greater numbers of college graduate who come from Spanish cultural ancestry. College resources are not limited to financial awards. the organization maintains a suite of higher education assistance programs.
    • The Gates Millennium Scholars Program assists nursing students and other high-achieving minority college students. The generous awards are good through graduation, providing full-ride opportunities for worthy recipients of the coveted awards. Eligibility is limited to students who meet these criteria:
    1. Minority of African American, Asian, Hispanic, Native American or Pacific Island descent
    2. U.S. Citizen
    3. Maintain cumulative High School grade point average of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 weighted scale
    4. Pursuing first advanced education credential or degree
    5. Exhibit leadership abilities
    6. Eligible for Pell Grants
    7. Submitted full application consisting of: Student Application (Nominee Form), Educator Evaluation of Student Record ( Nominator Form), and Evaluation of Student Community Service and Leadership Record (Recommender Form)
    • Eligible applicants earn National Black Nurses Association scholarships for qualified nursing education pursuits. Up to $2,000 is awarded to each winner, based on letters of reference form teachers, extracurricular activities and demonstrated nursing aptitude.
    • The National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations administers a scholarship program in concert with AETNA. The AETNA/NCEMNA Scholars Program is made possible through joint efforts with local NCEMNA chapters.
    • Philippine Nurses Association of America Scholarship recognizes an outstanding student member who is engaged in a graduate or post-graduate nursing program. Each award is valued at $1,000.

    Just as most nursing scholarships are not exclusively for men, they are not only for women either. Nursing scholarships and other college financial aid is up for grabs for women and men entering health care fields. Prudent strategies for landing nursing school aid include maintaining student memberships in industry associations, putting your best academic foot forward, and thoroughly vetting all sources of student assistance that might apply to your specific individual educational pursuits.


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    NINR Job Opportunities

    NINR Job Opportunities

    Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research, Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Symptoms Units

    The National Institute for Nursing Research, Division of Intramural Research, Vascular Biology and Cardiovascular Symptoms Units are currently seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in training in the areas of Cardiovascular Physiology specifically endothelial function and assessment of flow mediated dilation by ultrasound. Our research group is interested in the link between nutrition and vascular function as a result of healthy aging and various risk factors for coronary heart disease.

    We are seeking individuals who are dedicated to the development of knowledge, new methodologies and nutritional interventions aimed at improving cardiovascular health. Trainees have the opportunity to learn methodology for measuring arterial stiffness and flow-mediated dilation and have access to state-of-the-art technology. Training support is provided up to 5 years period and includes an annual stipend based upon years of experience since earned doctorate. More information about our research is located at: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02379403 and https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02019680

    The postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are open to individuals who meet the following criteria:

    1.) Completion of their dissertation within the last 2 years or who will have completed their dissertation by June 2016.

    2.) Earned PhD, MD or equivalent in nursing, biomedical or health-related science discipline and have no more than five years of relevant research experience since receipt of their most recent doctoral degree.

    3.) Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

    4.) Strong background in Cardiovascular Physiology

    5.) Good communication skills (written/spoken English)

    6.) Excellent academic record

    7.) A keen desire and initiative to learn and ability to function as part of a team

    8.) Previous research experience working with patients

    9.) Prior experience with vascular imaging.

    Preferred: 1.) Certification as a Registered Vascular Technologist

    Additional Employment Resources:

    For NINR and other NIH employment opportunities, visit HHS Careers. There you can search NINR, NIH and other DHHS vacancies. See also: USA Jobs – The U.S. Government s official site for jobs and employment information provided by the United States Office of Personnel Management.


    Welcome to the Texas Board of Nursing Website #nurse #course


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  • Continuing Nursing Education & Competency

    • Webinars
    • Workshops
    • Online Courses (CNE)

    Welcome to the Texas Board of Nursing Website

    We welcome you to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON or Board) website. The BON has been serving the public for more than 100 years since its establishment in 1909 by the Legislature to regulate the safe practice of nursing in Texas. The Board: protects the public from unsafe nursing practice, provides approval for more than 200 nursing education programs, issues licenses to more than 27,000 nurses per year by examination to new graduates and by endorsement to licensees from other states seeking a Texas license, as well as providing nursing practice and education guidance to more than 350,000 currently licensed nurses practicing in the State of Texas. We welcome your feedback as we fulfill our mission to protect and promote the welfare of the people of Texas by ensuring that each person holding a license as a nurse in the State of Texas is competent to practice safely.

    BON Responsibilities and Services

    Licensing: The BON issues licenses to graduates of approved nursing education programs seeking licensure by exam and to nurses licensed in other states seeking Texas licensure by endorsement. All nurses are required to renew their licenses on a biennial basis with evidence of required continuing nursing education. The BON licenses qualified registered nurses to enter practice as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), including nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse midwives.

    School Approval: The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) approves schools of nursing which prepare nurses for initial entry into nursing practice.

    Enforcement: The BON enforces the Nursing Practice Act and Rules and Regulations by setting minimum standards for nursing practice and nursing education, conducting investigations of complaints against nurses, and adjudicating complaints.

    Information: The BON provides a variety of information to customers including verbal, written and electronic information. The BON’s website contains information including the Nursing Practice Act. BON Rules and Guidelines. BON Position Statements. the agency’s physical location. disciplinary, and licensure information. Publications and the Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin (Newsletters) of the BON are available upon request for a minimal fee.

    New Website Features

    The BON website development team has added helpful tabs at the top of the page to assist stakeholder groups in quickly locating information specific to their needs. The new stakeholder tabs are:

    For more information on these and other topics, use the search field at the top right corner of the page. Should you have further questions or are in need of clarification, please feel free to contact the Board.

  • Important Notice to Licensees and Nurse License Applicants: The New Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact is Coming
  • Houston Workshop Rescheduled for August 23rd
  • Updates on Prescribing Controlled Substances
  • Foreign Educated Nurses Refresher Course (FENS) Changes
  • LVN On-Call Pilot Report Published
  • BON Goes Paperless on Publications
  • Non Approved International School(s)


  • Np online programs #aanp, #nurse #practitioner, #np, #nurse #practitioner


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    How do I claim my CE credit from AANP conferences?

    To receive credit for CEs earned at any AANP conference, simply fill out a short electronic evaluation for each session attended, along with a general conference evaluation. This process has been updated: Beginning with the AANP 2016 National Conference, attendees will have ONE YEAR from the last day of the conference to complete the evaluations and claim their CE credits. Evaluations MUST be completed within that time frame. For best results, attendees of the national conference are encouraged to use the AANP mobile app to complete evaluations during the conference. A mobile app help desk will be onsite for support. Once evaluations are complete, CE certificates will be available in the AANP CE Center by clicking on My Account, then My Portfolio.

    Attendees of previous AANP conferences (up to and including the AANP 2016 Health Policy Conference) will be given until June 26, 2017 to complete any outstanding evaluations. Learn more about claiming CE credit earned at AANP conferences.

    Why is my login for the AANP CE Center not working?

    If you have problems logging into the CE Center or when you log in you are not recognized as an AANP member, you might have more than one email in our records, e.g. your email for membership may be different than the one previously used for the CE Center. The CE Center now uses your membership login, giving you one login and password for AANP website areas.

    Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you do not know which address is attached to your membership record.

    I have answered the questions provided during the presentation (pre and post surveys) but am then sent back to the AANP CE Center. What do I do to get my certificate?

    AANP has several programs created with educational Partners. For some of these programs the Partner is hosting the program content and AANP is hosting the post-test and evaluation. Log into the CE Center and go to the Products page to access the activity. Click on ‘Steps to Receive Credit’ to continue. Here you will complete the posttest and evaluation to receive credit and the certificate of completion. The certificate is also archived in your Portfolio for future access.

    Quick Note: if you’ve not used the AANP CE Center before and do not have an AANP login, you will need to register on the site to continue.

    What type of academic degree do NPs earn?

    NP programs currently award one of the following to individuals completing their programs: master’s, post-master’s, or doctorate. The majority of NP programs offer master’s-level programming, with post-master’s certificates available for nurses who have earned a master’s degree in another nursing area and then complete the NP-program requirements. However, there is movement towards the doctor of nursing practice degree (DNP) being the entry-level for NPs and other advanced practice nurses. Over 150 programs currently award the DNP program and many others are in development.

    How can I go about finding an NP program?

    AANP maintains a searchable database of NP programs, which can be sorted by state, population focus, and other features.

    Factors to consider in selecting programs to investigate include:

    • whether the institution offers training in your desired population focus, or concentration, (e.g. adult, family, pediatrics)
    • the attendance method you prefer (e.g. online/distance versus on-campus, courses blocked on 1-2 days versus daily attendance)
    • the degree you seek (e.g. MSN, DNP)
    • the entry-prerequisites for which you qualify (e.g. BSN, second degree student).

    Other considerations include factors such as the program’s accreditation, graduate certification rate, etc. State-supported public institutions typically offer lower tuition for in-state residents. Once you have narrowed the number of programs down, it is ideal to consult the official within the NP program who can answer questions and provide more detailed information.

    How do non-nurses become an NP?

    All NPs are registered nurses (RNs). Non-nurses entering an NP program must complete the requirements to sit for the RN licensure exam, either as a prerequisite to the NP program or as part of an articulated educational program that delivers the basic generic nursing content, in addition to the NP-specific content. Not all academic NP institutions offer entry options for individuals who have degrees in non-nursing disciplines, who wish to complete the NP academic program.


    Trauma Nurse: Salary, Job Description, Job Requirements #job #description #for #pediatric #nurse


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    How to Become a Trauma Nurse: Salary, Job Description, Job Requirements

    A trauma nurse works in the emergency room of a hospital and typically responds to the most critical and life-threatening cases. The job requires someone who can think on their feet and respond quickly to emergencies.

    Not everyone is cut out to be a trauma nurse. A person has to be able to cope with the demands and the stress of the job. For those who crave excitement and variety, the reward of saving lives every day is great. There aren’t many entry-level positions in trauma nursing because of the amount of experience required to treat life-or-death situations.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not provide information on trauma nurses, but the website does publish an overview of registered nurses. Salary information courtesy of Salary.com.

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    Quickly compare salary and job statistics in your area

    Source: BLS Wage Data by Area and Occupation. * or ** indicate insignificant or unavailable data.

    How to Become a Trauma Nurse

    To work as a trauma nurse, an individual must:

    • Have an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and have passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
    • Pursue voluntary certification in trauma nursing

    Education Requirements

    To become a registered nurse, you will need to complete at minimum an associate degree in Nursing and have passed the NCLEX-RN. Trauma nurses may take advanced coursework and pursue certification that demonstrates advanced knowledge in emergency nursing and triage. Most nurses have a couple of years experience in another unit, such as intensive care, before becoming a trauma nurse.

    Trauma Nurse Job Description

    The primary role of the trauma nurse is to help stabilize the patient as quickly as possible. A trauma nurse will have to provide different kinds of emergency medical procedures, such as IV insertion, intubation, administration of medicine or drugs, monitoring and drawing blood. Trauma nurses should monitor carefully and watch out for any changes. Preparing a patient for surgery or diagnostic testing is also part of their role.

    Sample Trauma Nurse Job Description

    Here are some of the requirements for a trauma nurse job posting.

    Responsibilities of the trauma nurse include:

    • Plans, supervises and evaluates nursing care
    • Ensures the prompt treatment of ER patients and minimizes patient wait times by triaging patients at the bedside as needed
    • Chart reviews, entering and reconciliation of charges and compiling data and reports
    • Current RN license
    • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
    • ADN/BSN
    • BLS/CPR certification
    • TNCC certification
    • At least 1 year of recent trauma/emergency room experience
    • Must obtain ACLS and PALS or ENPC certification within six months of hire
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Some people who are interested in the field of trauma nursing already have a background in emergency medical care, such as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or Army medics who are trained in battlefield medicine.

    Trauma Nursing on YouTube:

    Here s a video that shows the exciting Trauma nursing career in action from a Level 1 Trauma Center.

    Who Makes Good Trauma Nurses?

    All trauma nurses must have certain personality traits to flourish in this role, including:

    • Quick thinking
    • Good observation, assessment and prioritization skills
    • Multitasking ability
    • Good interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Physical stamina
    • Strong personal coping skills
    • Ability to stay calm amidst chaos

    Career Options

    Trauma nurses typically work in:

    • Emergency rooms in hospitals
    • Critical care units (CCUs)
    • Flight nursing in helicopters/airplanes

    Salary ranges from $54,000 for an entry-level trauma nurse to $74,000 for a nurse with more than 20 years of experience. Here s a snapshot of trauma nurse salaries from job boards:

    More Trauma Nursing on YouTube:

    This Trauma Nurse discusses her role in the Trauma nursing team and the qualities she believes to be in a terrific Trauma Nurse.

    Trauma Nurse Certification

    Although not required, trauma nurses are encouraged to get certification through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). Before applying for certification, you are required to have at least two years of experience in emergency nursing.

    Nurses can be certified in emergency (CEN), pediatric emergency (CPEN), flight (CFRN) and critical care ground transport (CTRN) nursing. As with most certifications, you’re required to renew every two to three years by either taking an exam or earning continuing education units.

    Trauma Nurse Cost of Certification

    Fees for Non-members :

    • Credential: CEN
    • Initial Exam: $370
    • Recertification (CE or Exam): $350
    • Recertification (IBT): $370

    Fees for Members :

    • Credential: CEN
    • Initial Exam: $230
    • Recertification (CE or Exam): $210
    • Recertification (IBT): $250
    • Applicable to: ENA members only

    Emergency/Trauma Nursing Courses :

    • List of available courses by state
    • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC): Starting at $230
    • Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC): $350

    Recertification is earned every 4 years by :

    Even More Trauma Nursing on YouTube:

    Here s a video on the various skills needed in the Trauma Nursing field from Certified Trauma Nurse, Jerry Collins.


    Nurse Aide Programs in Louisiana #cna #classes #in #louisiana, #cna #classes #la,


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    CNA Classes in Louisiana

    Nurse Aide Training Programs in Louisiana

    Advance Healthcare Institute (AHCI) is one of the schools you should consider when looking for nursing assistant courses in Louisiana. Founded by a nurse with over 30 years of experience, they take the time to give you the 1:1 attention and training needed to help you be successful. Their mission is to educate and train competent individuals who will provide outstanding care and service for patients in a compassionate and respectful manner. Unlike many other programs in Louisiana, Advance Healthcare Institute does not require any previous medical experience, high school diploma, GED, or any college credit. And the best part is that you can be certified in just two weeks! Tuition is just $700 (split in two payments of $350) and the class includes 40 hours of hands-on training and 40 hours of clinical training for a total of 80 hours.

    Tuition also covers the program books, registration fee, liability insurance, required screening exams, criminal background check, one uniform, and the final exam fee. To be admitted into the program you must be 18 years or older, pay the $150 registration fee, and pass the physical exam, TB skin test, drug test, and criminal background check. Advance Healthcare Institute is licensed by the Louisiana Board of Regents and adheres to the rules and regulations of the Louisiana Proprietary Schools Advisory Commission. New classes start twice a month and AHCI is dedicated to providing the best quality and fastest CNA training in Baton Rouge. If you are interested in this CNA training program, you can register on their website, call them or visit their Baton Rouge office during open enrollment every Wednesday from 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Contact information for Advance Healthcare Institute is listed below.

    Our Lady of the Lake College – Baton Rouge
    7434 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808

    L. E. Fletcher Technical Community College – Houma
    310 St. Charles Street, Houma, LA 70361

    Elaine P. Nunez Community College CNA Training Program – Chalmette
    3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, Louisiana 70043

    Sowela Technical Community College – Lake Charles
    3820 J Bennett Johnston Ave. PO Box 16950, Lake Charles, LA 70616

    Cameron College Nurse Aide Training – New Orleans
    2740 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119

    Louisiana Technical College CNA Program – Bastrop Campus
    P.O. Box 1120, Kammell Street, Bastrop, LA 71221

    Louisiana Technical College – Delta Ouachita Campus
    609 Vocational Parkway, West Ouachita Industrial Park, West Monroe, Louisiana 71292

    Louisiana Technical College Nurse Aide Training Course – North Central Campus
    605 West Boundary, Farmerville, LA 71241

    Louisiana Technical College C.N.A. Class – Northeast Campus
    1710 Warren Street, Winnsboro, Louisiana 71295

    Louisiana Technical College – Ruston Campus
    1010 James Street, Ruston, LA 71273

    Louisiana Technical College CNA Training Course – Tallulah Campus
    132 Old Highway 65 South, Tallulah, Louisiana 71284

    Delgado Community College Nursing Assistant Course – New Orleans
    501 City Park Ave. New Orleans, LA 70119

    Nunez Community College CNA Course – Chalmette
    3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, Louisiana 70043

    River Parishes Community College Nurse Aide Program – Sorrento
    P.O. Box 310, Sorrento, LA 70778

    You have decided to become a certified nursing assistant in Louisiana and are willing to devote the time and effort required to complete a state-approved CNA class. One of the questions you might have is how long it takes to complete a nurse aide course? Regardless of the type of facility offering a nurse assistant program, the curriculum must include eighty (80) hours of instruction. The classroom and clinical training are divided equally, with forty (40) hours dedicated to classroom teaching and the remaining forty (40) hours spent during clinical practice. All CNA classes and training programs must address the totality of a resident’s needs, including physical, psychosocial, environmental, and medical needs.

    Nursing assistant students are thought about the attitudes and behaviors that result in a positive impact on a resident’s physical and mental condition. Clinical practice focuses on mastering a set of limited nurse aide skills necessary to provide assistance, support, and basic patient care. The majority of CNA training programs in Louisiana are being offered by two-year community colleges. The length of each particular course varies depending on which institution and class you choose to attend, but typical nurse aide programs take approximately one semester to complete. To find out the tuition cost, admission criteria, and start dates of a course, students are encouraged to contact the nurse aide program coordinator at the educational institution of their choice.

    CNA Training Schools and Programs

    Questions, Comments, Suggestions

    C. Adams on November 8, 2014 at 11:22 AM
    Is it possible to enroll in a CNA class without a high school diploma or GED?

    Admin on November 8, 2014 at 05:34 PM
    There are no federal regulations stating that individuals are required to have a high school diploma prior to attending nurse aide classes but some states such as Florida require a high school diploma or its equivalent prior to testing if you are under 18 years old and have not attended a training program. A program coordinator at the school or nursing facility which is offering CNA training classes may tell you if a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) is required in order to enroll in the nurse aide program. Some facilities do not require a diploma as long as you have completed a 10th grade high school education. In the state of Texas a high school diploma or a GED is not necessary in order to attend and complete a nursing assistant program.

    CNA Resources

    CNA Training Requirements

    There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes .

    While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

    A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

    CNA Training Programs

    Nurse Aide Registries


    Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner (Combined) Program #masters #in #nurse #practitioner


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    Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner (Combined) Program

    Specialty Appeal

    • Dually prepared Nurse Midwives and Family Nurse Practitioners are in demand. The extreme shortage of maternity care providers means that there is a high demand for the quality of care provided by Nurse Midwives, and the additional training as a Family Nurse Practitioner means graduates can care for whole communities.
    • Nurse Midwife/Family Nurse Practitioners can practice in a number of settings (birth centers, hospitals, private or public clinics) and apply their education to multiple ends (teaching, advocacy, research, public education). Their skills can be used globally, meaning graduates from our dual program can work almost anywhere in the world.
    • CNM/FNPs empower women to take more active roles in making decisions about their healthcare and lifestyle habits and help entire families make smarter, healthier decisions, reducing their risk of health complications later. This is a source of considerable personal satisfaction and respect.
    • Midwifery is a dynamic practice. While midwives learn an art that often reduces the need for high-tech interventions, they are also highly skilled practitioners educated to make individual assessments when caring for women and their newborns including varied forms of technology as indicated.

    Education and Practice

    The Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner curriculum combines the Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner and the Nurse Midwife programs, allowing students to sit for certification exams in both of these areas upon full program completion. The program is based on an understanding of health sciences theory and clinical preparation that shapes knowledge, judgment, and skills necessary to provide primary health care to individuals across the lifespan, including during pregnancy and childbirth and from infancy to old age. With a strong emphasis on health promotion, our program focuses on the development of healthy behaviors as they pertain to diverse groups at different developmental stages.

    The primary benefit of the Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner dual program is that it broadens the scope of practice beyond that of a Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner or a Nurse Midwife alone. The program combines the core strengths of the FNP and NM programs to prepare culturally competent practitioners who provide the full range of primary care across all stages in a person s life. This includes women s healthcare such as pregnancy, childbirth, the post-partum period, care of the newborn, and the family planning and gynecologic needs of women as well as caring for the rest of the family members through the provision of well care to children and adults and the diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems. Because of the comprehensive scope of the program, individuals who graduate from the dual program and successfully complete both board certifications often practice in rural or international locations using this broad scope of practice across all patient populations.

    Requirements

    Curriculum

    Listed below are the required courses for the Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) combined program. Students in the Nurse Midwife and Family NP combined program will be placed in clinical settings appropriate to the Nurse Midwife and to the Family NP role. The curriculum is offered in an on-campus format; however, a few of the core courses may be web-blended. The Nurse Midwife and Family NP combined program is offered as a fall term (September) start only. The set program plan for the Nurse Midwife and Family NP combined program is a full-time, 3.5 year program.

    Sample Plan of Study


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    Family Nurse Practitioner Programs

    Welcome to FamilyNursePractitionerPrograms.com. We provide information on accredited degree programs for those interested in becoming a family nurse practitioner (FNP). To learn more, we ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions about FNP programs below.

    What is a family nurse practitioner?

    A family nurse practitioner (FNP) is a registered nurse who has completed a doctoral or master s degree in advanced practice nursing. FNPs are qualified to treat patients across all demographic categories and are generally able to offer more in-depth and comprehensive care compared to RNs. In some states, family nurse practitioners are allowed to work as closely with patients as a general doctor.

    Are there online FNP degree programs?

    In order to become an FNP, you must complete a graduate-level program designed specifically for registered nurses preparing for FNP certification. These programs are highly specialized and require two to three years of study. You’ll take courses in family nursing intervention, management of acute and chronic illnesses, and primary health care concepts and practice. Find out more about your degree options below:

    Family Nurse Practitioner programs(FNP) prepare registered nurses to fulfill the role of a dedicated practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting.

    A Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) is a postgraduate degree that is required for nurses who want to advance beyond practicing as a registered nurse.

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) is designed for registered nurses seeking a terminal degree in nursing practice and offers an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs.

    An Adult Health Nursing program combines theories, research, trends in caring for an aging population and their families and caregivers.

    A Geriatric Nursing program is for registered nurses interested in providing care to the elderly and acutely ill patients as well as educating and providing support to their families and caregivers.

    A Women s Health/Midwifery program (WHNP) is for registered nurses with an interest in women s health care and their reproductive and gynecologic health needs.

    There are also different types of advanced practice nurses, and titles vary according to qualifications, industry sectors, and by state. Below is a useful chart from The American Nurses Association with acronyms and definitions of the most common types of advanced practice nurses in the U.S.:

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    Do I need additional certification to work as an FNP?

    Board certification demonstrates professionalism, competency, and experience, and employers often look for individuals who are certified in specific nursing fields. Certification may increase your professional opportunities, lead to higher salary, and enhance your career mobility. For prospective FNPs, there a two certification options for eligible candidates:

    Name of Certification

    FNP-BC: Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

    The American Nurses Credentialing Center awards the FNP-BC credential after successful completion of their certifying examination. This credential is valid for 5 years.

    • Hold a current, active RN license in the U.S. or hold the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country/
    • Hold a master s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree from a family nurse practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)/
    • A minimum of 500 faculty-supervised clinical hours must be included in your family nurse practitioner program/

    FNP-C: Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified

    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners awards the FNP-C credential after successful completion of their certifying examination. This credential is valid for 5 years.

    • Hold a current, active RN license in the U.S. or Canadian nurse licensure/
    • Hold a master s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree from a family nurse practitioner program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Programs in Canadian Provinces/ Territories must be approved by a national nursing organization.
    • Successful completion of program required faculty-supervised clinical clock hours.

    What are the advantages of an online nursing program?

    Yes! Online FNP programs are available and many offer flexible start dates to accommodate working nurses. Programs vary in scope and duration, and some require students to complete clinical hours onsite. Online nursing programs are particularly useful for registered nurses who already have experience and want to advance their careers. Below are few unique features of online programs and what to expect once enrolled:

    • The majority of the program will be web-based. You need to have a reliable computer and Internet connection to complete courses and to interact with your teachers and peers. Chat rooms and forums are an integral part of online study it s where you and your classmates can ask questions of each other.
    • You can review your work and lectures or seminars at your convenience. This is especially helpful when studying for exams and sitting for your licensing exam. The online format allows you to revisit material, at any time you wish.
    • You will complete clinical trials, just as you would if you were in a traditional FNP program. Clinicals are often set-up by the school. If you are in a large city with multiple medical communities, you may want to ask about where you’ll be placed for clinicals.

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    Visiting Nurse – Hospice Care, Santa Barbara – Hospice Care #hospice #rn

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    Hospice Care

    If you’re wondering where to turn for help caring for a terminally ill loved one, hospice could be your answer.

    Hospice is a special way of caring for a person at the end of life, offering comfort and compassion when medical treatment no longer offers a cure. Hospice is available for many life-limiting conditions, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, or even just old age.

    Hospice care is family-centered and takes place wherever home is. Our highly skilled and specially trained hospice team includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, medical social workers, and spiritual and bereavement counselors. We work hand-in-hand with your doctor to provide expert medical care, pain and symptom relief, as well as emotional and spiritual support so that your loved one may live his or her remaining days to their fullest. A nurse is available 24/7.

    Dietary counseling and Integrative therapies are also available to meet individualized needs. Specially trained hospice volunteers provide supportive services for patients and families. These include conversation, companionship, compassionate listening, massage, preparation of a light meal or running an errand.

    VNHC participates in We Honor Veterans. a program that helps hospice professionals learn how to better serve veterans through the challenges they may be facing at end-of-life from their unique experiences serving in the military.

    Serenity House. our inpatient hospice house, is an option if your needs cannot be met at home.

    Hospice Care is a benefit under Medicare, Medi-Cal and most private insurances. Please find more information at Hospice: A Medicare Service Worth Asking About and Payment for Services .

    Visiting Nurse Hospice Care does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

    Since 1908. There when you need us most.





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    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Welcome to Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice. We are a community based, not-for-profit home healthcare and hospice agency providing patients with compassionate care at home. We are also a service of Baystate Health, the leading provider of skilled health care in the Pioneer Valley. Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice maintains a strong commitment to our patients, our staff and the expert care we provide.

    We offer an environment that is supportive, flexible, and provides you the freedom and autonomy in caring for your patients one-on-one.

    Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a Drug Free Workplace.

    A career with Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice is the right choice for you. We offer our employees the very best benefits and educational opportunities.

    All employment practices are made on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, age or veteran status.

    CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES

    If you are interested in joining our family please Apply by Mail. by Fax
    or Apply Online Be sure to submit your resume as well.

    Noble Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services, Inc.
    Attention: Human Resources
    77 Mill Street
    Suite 201
    Westfield, MA 01085

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    VNA Home Health Care Services – Spokane Visiting Nurse Association #palliative #and

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    Quality, Compassionate Health Care at Home

    VNA Home Health Care Services (also known as the Spokane Visiting Nurse Association) is Spokane’s oldest and most trusted home health care provider. serving our community since 1942. VNA cares for people of all ages, with all medical diagnoses.

    As a Providence Sponsored Ministry, VNA cares for all aspects of the person – physical, mental and spiritual. In addition to meeting the needs of patients, VNA staff focus on teaching and supporting caregivers, family and friends, recognizing their importance in the healing process.

    Care is provided by VNA. regardless of ability to pay. Charitable services are made possible by United Way funding, individual and corporate donations, grants, and planned gifts.

    VNA is part of a continuum of care known as Providence Health Care, which includes Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, St.Joseph Care Center, Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, Holy Family Adult Day Centers, Emilie Court Assisted Living, and health and human service ministries in Deer Park, Chewelah and Colville.

    VNA is governed by a local, volunteer Board of Directors representing the interests of the community. We are state licensed and Medicare certified.

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    Palliative nurse #discount #hotel #prices

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    WHO Definition of Palliative Care

    Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Palliative care:

    • provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
    • affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
    • intends neither to hasten or postpone death;
    • integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
    • offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
    • offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement;
    • uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counselling, if indicated;
    • will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;
    • is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.

    WHO Definition of Palliative Care for Children

    Palliative care for children represents a special, albeit closely related field to adult palliative care. WHO s definition of palliative care appropriate for children and their families is as follows; the principles apply to other paediatric chronic disorders (WHO; 1998a):

    • Palliative care for children is the active total care of the child’s body, mind and spirit, and also involves giving support to the family.
    • It begins when illness is diagnosed, and continues regardless of whether or not a child receives treatment directed at the disease.
    • Health providers must evaluate and alleviate a child’s physical, psychological, and social distress.
    • Effective palliative care requires a broad multidisciplinary approach that includes the family and makes use of available community resources; it can be successfully implemented even if resources are limited.
    • It can be provided in tertiary care facilities, in community health centres and even in children’s homes.




    Bury Hospice – Sponsor a nurse campaign #motel #discounts

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    Your gift of care

    Bury Hospice is here to offer care and support to patients with palliative care needs, their family and carers. We offer outstanding individualised care, from In-Patients to Day Care Services and Hospice at Home. We are here to support patients achieve the best quality of life at a time when they matter more than ever.

    Our services are centred around the patient and carers needs, every patient is carefully assessed on admission and the appropriate level of care or treatment is agreed. It is important that the patients feel in control of their care, so we involve them in decision making as much as they wish.

    At a time when Patients and Carers feel anxious and fearful, our teams are there to give them reassurance and offer support.

    1. “The care you give is second to none and you all go that extra mile to make sure the patient and their family are well and truly looked after. Nothing is ever too much trouble and you are always there to offer advice or even a shoulder to cry on.”
    2. “There are simply no words to express our heartfelt gratitude for the support you have extended toward our family.”
    3. “May your fantastic service, care and support always be available for other families in the area.”
    4. “Our words can never be enough to explain our gratitude for the things you have done for our family. You gave us strength, love, warmth, care and time. You supported us through a difficult time and gave us a safe, loving place to say goodbye.”
    5. “Thank you for all your best wishes, kind words and gifts. They have meant so much to me and have helped my recovery.”
    6. “Many thanks for the exceptional care and consideration you have given mum and myself during our stay at Bury Hospice. The many acts of kindness that go well beyond the call of duty will always be remembered.”

    Sponsor a Nurse

    By making a donation to Sponsor a Nurse Campaign you can be part of helping us to carry on caring in your community. Supporting us in this way enables us to plan and develop our services to meet the needs of the patients.





    Visiting Nurse – Hospice Care, Santa Barbara – Registered Nurse – Case

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    Registered Nurse Case Manager NEW

    Job Description Summary

    The Registered Nurse Case Manager plans, organizes, and directs home care services. He/She is an experienced nurse with an emphasis on community health education or home health. The professional nurse builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of the individual and their family within the home setting. The Registered Nurse Case Manager respects and promotes the mission, vision, and values of VNHC.

    Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

    1. Responsible for continuous review of all aspects of every patient on his/her caseload to include: appropriate utilization of services; ensuring continued skilled need; monitoring of homebound status; review of documentation in the medical record; maintenance of interdisciplinary communication and discharge planning.
    2. Completes an initial assessment of patient and family to determine home care needs. Provides a complete physical assessment and history of current and previous illness(es). Admits to appropriate level of service/ care.
    3. Uses health assessment data to determine nursing diagnosis.
    4. Initiates the plan of care and makes necessary revisions as patient status and needs change.
    5. Develops a care plan, which establishes goals based on nursing diagnosis and incorporates therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative nursing actions. Includes the patient and the family in the planning process.
    6. Initiates appropriate preventive and rehabilitative nursing procedures. Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.
    7. Regularly re-evaluates patient nursing needs.
    8. Counsels the patient and family in meeting nursing and related needs.
    9. Provides health care instructions to the patient as appropriate per assessment and plan.
    10. Provides supervision of LVN’s and home health aides per CHAP standard and regulatory requirements.
    11. Responsible to reassess the patient within 24 hours following a change in condition or discharge from an inpatient setting. Case manager should be the first RN to visit the patient status post hospitalization; updates the plan of care.
    12. Accountable for financial resources and eligibility under various third party payor sources, Medicare and Medical.
    13. Identifies discharge planning needs as part of the care plan development and implements prior to discharge of the patient.
    14. Knowledge of state, federal, local and accreditation (CHAP) regulations for the delivery of home health services.
    Communication
    1. Prepares clinical notes and updates the primary physician when necessary and at least every sixty days.
    2. Communicates with the physician regarding the patient’s needs and reports and changes in the
      patient’s condition; obtains/receives physician’s orders as required.
    3. Communicates on a regular basis with the team and the area team leader.
    4. Communicates with community health related persons to coordinate the care plan.
    5. Teaches the patient and family/ caregiver self-care techniques as appropriate provides medication, diet and other instructions as ordered by the physician. Recognizes and utilizes opportunities for health counseling with patients and families/ caregivers.
    6. Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
    7. Assists the patient and family/ caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
    Additional Duties
    1. Participates in on-call duties as defined by the on-call policy.
    2. Actively participates in Quality Management program.
    3. Attends and participates in the agency team care conferences.
    4. Orients and mentors new staff as requested.
    5. Ensures that arrangements for equipment and other necessary items and services are available.
    6. Meets daily average productivity standard set by the organization.
    7. Assumes responsibility for personal growth and development. Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.

    Position Qualifications

    1. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Bachelor’s degree, with one year of home health care experience preferred.
    2. Current licensure in State, CPR certification and valid driver’s license.
    3. At least one year of recent experience working as a professional nurse in an acute care setting.
    4. Management experience not required. Responsible for supervising home health aides/ LVNs.
    5. Excellent observation, verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, basic math skills; nursing skills per competency checklist.

    Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to lift 25 lbs.
    2. Ability to push/pull 200 lbs.
    3. Ability to stoop, bend, and squat.
    4. Ability to walk up one flight of stairs.
    5. Ability to walk one mile.
    6. Ability to sit for one hour, minimum.
    7. Visual and audio acuity.




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    Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice Licensed Social Worker, Manhattan in Manhattan. New York

    Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY) is the nation s largest not-for-profit community-based health system. VNSNY provides a comprehensive array of home- and community-based programs, including health plans, tailored to the needs of high-risk, vulnerable New Yorkers, improving their quality of life. Each day, more than 18,000 VNSNY employees including nurses, rehabilitation therapists, social workers, dieticians, other allied professionals, and paraprofessionals deliver compassionate care, unparalleled medical expertise, and 24/7 solutions and resources to more than 35,000 patients, helping them to live the best lives possible.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS:

    Responsible for providing social work services to patients and families in collaboration with the health care team consistent with VNSNY Home Care policies. Works under general supervision.

    Licensure: Current registration to practice as a Licensed social worker in New York State required. Valid driver’s license or NYS Non-Driver photo ID card, may be required as determined by operational/regional needs.

    Education: Master’s degree in Social Work after successfully completing a prescribed course of study at a graduate school of Social Work accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and the Education Dept. and who is certified or licensed by the Education Dept to practice Social Work in New York State required.

    Experience: Minimum of one year social work experience in a health care setting required. Bilingual skills may be required, as determined by operational needs.

    VNSNY is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you would like more information about your EEO rights, then please visit:

    Employer’s Job# 2934329
    Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.