Monday, January 26, 2015

Nursing In The News

 International Nurses getting local training.

A group of six nurses from China Second University Hospital went to West Chester to observe hospital staff and gain more experience so they can take back home. They went to a 720-bed women's and children's hospital and spent six months gleaning information, training from nursing leadership in all hospital departments and observing workers in hospitals in southwest Ohio. Not only did they train practices from nursing leadership across all hospital departments, but also neonatal intensive care units; pediatrics; operating rooms; same-day surgery; obstetrics and gynecology; emergency department; and outpatient case managers. Also, not only they have been observing workers in hospitals in Ohio, but also in UC Health's own West Chester Hospital, Cincinnati Medical Center University, and last but not least Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. The West China Second University Hospital was rated the top three for gynecology care in all of China, also top ten for pediatrics, but it first began after a hospital leader from China visited UCMC in 2008 to learn about the care nurses that provide to women and infants.

 A group of nurses that were from Chengdu, China visited from May to July 2014 and the second group of nurses were there till November and left at the end of the month. Xingli Wan, who is 33, a Chinese nurse specializing in neonatal intensive care said, "The first group of nurses came back and told them that things that they should learn further and that the team building and management there and the whole service for children and women. "Wan said that another big difference between the two countries is the specialization of nurses in the U.S. In the U.S. there's a different nurse doing each job. Wan even said that the staff education was so exciting; including the use of simulation mannequins and that they serve a great population of patients. There nurses play many different roles and have many responsibilities, but they try their best to improve and meet demands of patients.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Why I Love To Care For People

Yes, I really do want to be a Registered Nurse when I'm older, but one of the main reasons why I want to be a one is because I love to care for people. I love to care for people people because I think it's great to see other people happy and let them know that someone actually does care about them. It's just great to care for someone because not only does it make me feel good about myself (which really isn't the main reason why I want to be a Registered Nurse), but I also know that by caring for  someone else, they will feel good about themselves. I know for a fact that by caring for someone, it will possibly bring peace and comfort in times where they feel alone and scared. As a Registered Nurse, you have to take care of patients who are sick, which in that case, that is what I want to do. I just have a strong desire to do something that makes a difference and reflects in beliefs in charity and caring for others.

I just want a career with a real sense of purpose that comes from doing something good things for others. I mean most people don't realize it because of the ignorance and negativity in today's world, but I think caring for people is one of the best self-confidence boosting things you can do. Just by caring for someone, it makes me feel good about myself, but on the other hand just by making someone feel good by caring for them, they may feel good enough to care for someone else. I think it's a chain reaction,  but unfortunately, this chain is broken by a lot of people who don't care for others or are willing to help them. Like I said, that is why I want to become an RN because I love to care for people.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

When To Apply To The ADN Nursing Program At The College Of The Redwoods

The ADN nursing program is a 2-year, 4 semester program. The program helps the students prepare for a leadership role in the care of patients in a variety of health care settings. I also help prepare nurse to assume responsibility for directing the nursing care of patient’s acute and chronic illness. It also provides theory and practice for the student to develop the ability to perform preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative intervention techniques. In addition to treatments and procedures (including medications and intravenous therapy), the program emphasizes patient education, psychosocial and cultural aspects, and bioethics. Each year, fall semester, at College of The Redwoods, a new class gets admitted. Approximately 45 students get accepted. 

The Application Period is during the spring semester, and the application dates are available in the Program Brochure. Immediately following the Application Period, the Selection Process will randomize qualified applicants that have submitted a complete Application to the Associate Degree in Science Nursing Program. Unverified or invalidated entries on the application form will cause disqualification of the applicant. Some individuals on the path to becoming a registered nurse choose to first earn an Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) before moving on to a bachelor’s degree program. Other students choose to only earn an associate's degree and pursue entry-level nursing positions immediately. The ADN Program typically consists of courses such as microbiology, physical assessment and issues in healthcare. 

The Qualified applications to the ADN-RN Program are/or be selected by lottery. At that time, there is a one to two year waiting list for qualified applicants. The students will be maintained in order of the random lottery on a waiting list until a seat becomes available for them. The Health Occupation Office will notify students by letter of their acceptance into the ADN-RN Program and keep them updated regarding on their waitlist number. 

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Shana Shafer's article, "Associate Degree Nursing Programs", explains what to expect from an ADN program and what's next, after the associate's degree in nursing. The programs require at least two years of college academic credit and award an associate's degree in nursing.  They include some liberal arts and science courses but focus more on the technical aspects of nursing. BestNursingDegree.Com is set up by having a list of accredited Associate's Degree in nursing programs from across all fifty states to help find the education people need to become a RN. Shafer's purpose is to explain to non-nurses the steps on how to complete the ADN program. The audience is to the non-nurses. 

Shana Shafer's article, "Accelerated Second Degree BSN Programs", talks about the characteristics of Second Degree Nursing Students and the benefits of an Accelerated Second Degree BSN. It has the most comprehensive list of accelerated second degree BSN programs, for non-nurses with Bachelor's degrees who want to become nurses. Accelerated Second Degree Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the fastest route to move from a non-nursing career to full licensure and practice as a Registered Nurse. is set up by having a comprehensive list of all the accelerated nursing degree programs that build upon your previous education. Shafer's purpose is to support and promote a well-educated nursing workforce, by helping current and prospective nurses navigate the dynamic career and educational pathways in nursing. They do that by providing relevant news, information about all the nursing schools and degree options available. The audience is to the non-nurses.

Shana Shafer's article, "Direct Entry MSN Programs", talks about Direct Entry MSN basics and the masters level specializations. BestNursingDegree.Com is set up by having a list of all the schools offering Masters in Nursing (MSN) programs that accept non-nurses. Shafer's purpose is to commend people's decision to explore the field of nursing. The audience is the non-nurses. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Why I Want To Be A Registered Nurse

The reason why I want to be a Registered Nurse is because I am fascinated by the science aspect of it.  I like the medical field and it's also something I'd like to learn about. Another reason why I want to be a Registered Nurse is because it caught my eye when I first found out my step mom was one. She has talked to me about what it's like to be one and ever since she told me about it, I just want to follow her steps. I think it's awesome and that becoming a nurse you can have such a big impact on people every day. I would love to interact with patients and families, especially helping them help themselves. I am also primarily interested in the health sciences. Being so knowledgeable about the human body and treating bodily ailments fascinates me.

 Of course I want to help people as well, but the technical aspects of being a nurse have always caught my eye. Whenever I go into a hospital I always have such a reverence for them because of what they do. I thought that ever since the day I knew I wanted to become a Registered Nurse in the future, which was when I was in the seventh grade and since that time, it has been a dream of mine to be "just like them." I know it will not be easy because I have no experience, but I know that is what I want to do. I can't see myself doing anything else.  I don't want to just help people, I want to heal people, feel like I have made a difference, not by just caring for them, but by being their friend. Everyone remembers the nurse that has impacted their life and I want to be that nurse. I know that becoming a Registered Nurse is hard work and that it pays off in such a rewarding way because you're trying to save someone's life by taking care of them even if it is something so small that makes the patients smile after going through something so difficult. So yes, I can definitely say I want to become a Registered Nurse because I really want to help people.