Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Actress Lori Laughlin is a mother of 3 herself and is the national spokesperson for the Voices of Meningitis Initiative. She has made a public service announcement video (see below) and along with school nurses across the country the initiative hopes to inform parents about the dangers of meningococcal meningitis.
Although this disease is rare, it is also hard to recognize in early stages because the symptoms are similar to those of other virus such as the flu. But it can claim a life in just a day. The bacteria can be spread by sharing eating utensils and drinking glasses or bottles as well as through kissing.
It has been a well known hazard for college students and dormitory life for several years now. Vaccination for college freshmen is often mandatory especially for students living in dorms.
Learn more about the dangers of meningococcal meningitis in teens and preteens and help educate the public.
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Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I always suggest that nursing students keep an open mind throughout their education because typically they will fall in love with more than one rotation, and change their minds more than once. A good six months or a year of med/surg after graduation is also a good consideration for building confidence and honing skills.
But for those of you who think you want to be an NP, then by all means understand what's required before you get started.
NOT: If you have a bookmark for this site and it's not working, then delete the bookmark and make a new one. This seems to help.
Also, if you get an error message, put your cursor in the URL box at the end of the URL and hit enter. This helps to over ride the error too.
Meanwhile.....I'm still tring to work with the "experts".
Thursday, August 13, 2009
But sometimes they become very mysterious as nurses present them in publication such as white papers or a thesis and nursing students can become overwhelmed in trying to make sense of it all.
It's really not a complex concept, but is an essential one to understand. I have tried to demystify critical thinking skills. I hope this is helpful.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
"If you want a degree that’s taken seriously in the workplace, you need to do two things. First, make sure you choose a school that has the proper regional accreditation. Second, if you expect the degree to earn you a promotion, make sure that you choose a program that’s appropriate for your workplace situation.
While the creditability of online learning is substantial, there are still diploma mills out there looking to cash in. Don’t get suckered."
Friday, August 7, 2009
How many Americans have had to declare bankruptcy because of medical bills even WITH health insurance coverage?
But no one wants the government to take it over completely, and the plans in Congress are NOT about doing this....politicians may not be too bright, but they aren't that stupid....everyone knows how BAD the post office is or has had to deal with the DMV.
Don't listen to the scare tactics. Get some facts. Here's a great article from the Washington Post.
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