Sunday, 12 May 2019

#Nursing_Education_Summit_2019 | #Nursing_Congress_2019 | Travel #Nursing_Self_Care: Carve Out More “Me Time”

#Nurse life in general can naturally wear a person down. You basically give all day in almost all ways—mentally, emotionally and physically on top of socially and professionally.

On the rewarding flip side, you’re literally a lifesaver some days and a galvanized link between patients and the care they need to achieve the best outcomes.

Now add travel to the mix. New city, new people, new living space, new work environment—all of which come with a mixed bag of pros and cons you know all too well.

The life of a #travel_nurse is a roller coaster to say the least, and it’s important to acknowledge the real potential for burnout and to be intentional about self-care wherever you happen to be calling “home” for the moment.

Here are a few self-care action items #travel_nurses can prioritize and some ways to fit them into your exciting yet busy life.

#Travel_Nursing Self Care Tips
Do Nature Daily

The scientific health benefits of spending quality time in nature have become a big focus over the years, and it’s good to be aware of them.

When we say “daily” here, we’re not just talking about the outdoor adventures many of you love dearly, like ziplining, kayaking, hiking or snowboarding. We’re talking about the health benefits micro moments in nature provide the body and mind.

When considering the following, if you can keep your phone or laptop tucked away, give yourself bonus points. Disconnecting and being present will maximize these outdoor micro moments.

Walk a few extra blocks on your way to the train or bus stop before or after your shift.
Bike to work or when meeting a friend for lunch.
Step outside during a break or have coffee at an outdoor café on your day off.
Open the windows of your living space to let natural light and fresh air in.
Get Some Zzz’s

Easier said than done, but it’s essential to physical and cognitive functioning—two things you need on the floor and on your adventures. The National Sleep Foundation lists seven hours of sleep as the low-end range for adults aged 18–65 and over. Consistency is also key, so try to keep a regular bedtime routine.

For quick self-care, never underestimate the positive impact of a well-deserved nap. According to sleep expert Sara C. Mednick, PhD, a 15- to 20-minute power nap can reset the system and provide a burst of alertness and increase in motor performance.

Stretch Yourself

There are tons of quick and simple yoga routines out there to incorporate into your week. Yoga can not only relax your body and mind, it can strengthen it too. Plus, you can double-down on the self-care here by doing a few poses in a park or on your rooftop deck.

If following a more guided practice is more your thing, check out these eight yoga workouts recommended by Men’s Journal. Session times vary, some are free and others offer a free trial.

Feed Your Face

While every 12-hour shift doesn’t come with a quality meal break, you can make the most out of the time you do have to nourish yourself on the job.

Keep your fresh food cool and more enjoyable by investing in a decent insulated lunch bag.
Cook in bulk and freeze pre-portioned meals for when you need to grab-n-go.
Stash energy-boosting snacks in your purse or pocket for a quick nibble (mixed nuts, no-bake oatmeal bites, soy crisps, etc.)

For a few more tips on maintaining a healthy diet as a busy #nurse, check out Tasting Table’s “What a #Nurse Really Eats in a Week” article.

By spending a little extra time focusing on self-care this roller coaster life and career you’ve come to know and love can be even more fulfilling and you can be an even better you for yourself, your patients, your friends and your family.

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Thursday, 9 May 2019

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Why I Became a Nurse and Not a Doctor

As many of you probably don't know, my mother passed away in late April after 3 weeks on hospice. I finally got Kaiser to make the referral! But that's a story for another day. 

Mom lived with us during her last 3 years of life and it was often a struggle for all of us. But in those last few hours I was afforded the opportunity to share with her why I had become a nurse. She never understood why I wouldn't want to be a doctor instead. Her (much older) cousin had indeed been one of the first women doctors in the U.S. and my mother had considered medicine herself, but after a social life ended her first stint at college with very poor grades, she returned and focused on journalism. It was a decision I think she often regretted. I was always surprised that she didn't pursue nursing. It wouldn't have been looked on with disapproval from family.
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I tried so many times over the years to explain my reasons to her and she acknowledged them, but always with a hint that someday I would change my mind. In those last hours when I sat at her bedside and the only person talking was me, I had the chance to show her why.

She had had a series of TIAs and strokes and was now unable to talk and required total care. Her body was shutting down. Her arthritis had riddled her body with awkward stiffness and pain. Her heart had caused her multiple syncopal episodes that left her fatigued and eventually her existence was bed to chair.
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In the final days the haldol finally eased the terminal agitation and hallucinations. She was no longer frantically trying to climb out of bed. Nor was she ordering me to stand in the bathroom and see why the house was flooding and the house was going to break apart! I tried to play along, but that only made her more adamant and angry! I tried so hard not to laugh because she was soooo confused and angry. It was just silly.  I had talked so many families down from this as their loved ones transitioned. These would be the longest and perhaps most challenging hours of our lives; and yet the shortest!

It finally made sense that the oxygen concentrator bubbles sounded like water slowly flowing around her. The previous concentrator had been so noisy you couldn't hear the gentle sound of the water bubbling. Reluctantly, with her "You're always right," attitude she calmed down. But I knew she was bracing herself for the flood, the house to crack and the "I told you so" moment to arrive!! 
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That final stroke left her unable to move any extremity but her hands were no longer stiff. They were soft and relaxed. She required morphine and haldol to ease her transition. That last night she stared at me with her beautiful bright blue eyes and I knew she wanted to know what was happening to her and why?

I was moistening her lips and feeding her a very few ice chips just to ease the dryness in her mouth. (She chewed the toothettes and spit them!!!) I applied some Vaseline lip ointment that she hated, but I knew it worked on her.  I rubbed her legs because they hurt despite all the pain meds --just tired of being in bed.  I starred back into her eyes and told her it would be OK now. Her body was shutting down after 3 strokes and a possible MI, but we would do everything possible to keep her comfortable! I would see to that!!! That had been her end-of-life wish.

And then I held her hand and looked at her and said, "you know Mom THIS is why I became a nurse! Because nurses sit and hold your hand and tell you the truth. They tell you it's OK to go now. They wipe your eyes, and moisten your lips and pad your sunken cheeks from the oxygen tubing. They make sure you get your medication to keep you comfortable. Doctors don't have the time nor the artful skill set to just be with patients. That's why I did NOT want to be a doctor. I only wanted to be a NURSE!!!"
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She stared harder like she was trying to say something. Her face softened and she smiled ever so slightly and closed her eyes. I think she finally knew what I meant and it was finally OK with her. And now she knew what was happening to her. A few hours later she was gone. 

Monday, 6 May 2019

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Advanced Healthcare Certifications Better RN Travel Job Chances

Even though there is a nationwide workforce shortage, the best nursing jobs go to those who are the most qualified. That’s why Mary Kay Hull, Vice President of Recruitment at American Traveler suggests that all healthcare professionals enhance their qualifications with advanced and specialty registered nurse certifications.

“Healthcare facilities really value highly-educated RN travel nurses. Advanced certifications are starting to become the norm at many leading hospitals. It can help put nurses on the fast track to career advancement leading to higher pay and improved job satisfaction.” -- Mary Kay Hull

Advanced Certifications Open Career Doors
There are an estimated 25,500 RNs working travel nursing jobs in the United States, and the advantages for obtaining advanced certifications are different for every healthcare practitioner. Individual motivation may be:

  1. To be the best that one can be in their chosen profession
  2. To be on the shortlist for the top travel nurse locations
  3. To become qualified to work at magnet hospitals, teaching and research facilities
  4. To become specialists in a particular healthcare niche
  5. To receive higher pay and benefits
  6. To enhance a resume - especially for new nurses

Whatever your motivation for pursuing higher education, there are a number of choices to achieve your goals. We’ve listed a few credentialing organizations below that can help get you started. See our detailed list of required, recommended and optional nursing certifications for travelers.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (AACC), a division of the ANA, has certified more than 250,000 nurses since its launch in 1991. The program is recognized by all individual state boards of nursing as well as the United States military. The ANCC offers certification for nurses, nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses in more than 25 specialties.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), designed specifically for critical care nurses, offers an AACN credential for qualified nurses. AACN credentials are renewable after three years.

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) offers a TNCC designation in trauma care. The purpose of TNCC is to “present core-level knowledge, refine skills, and build a firm foundation” for the different roles nurses have in caring for trauma patients.

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) offers 1-day course for Advanced Fetal Monitoring certification.

Amy R., an experienced Recruiter at American Traveler, advises all travel nurses to complete the American Heart Association’s stroke training program. Many hospitals require healthcare professionals to complete stroke training prior to hiring, especially stroke certified hospitals. It takes just two hours to complete and may help move candidates to the top of the shortlist.

"We strongly believe that our travel nurses should continue their education and we back that up by offering unlimited free CEU credits to our travelers on assignment, as part of their benefit package." - Amy, American Traveler Recruiter

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Sunday, 5 May 2019

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The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now

In case you haven’t noticed, health care is changing.

By 2019 will lead to 25 million more primary care visits across the country. That’s nothing compared to the 75 million baby boomers aging into advanced care, and the 50 millionamong them who will need to be treated for multiple chronic conditions.

Altogether, as a nation, we face a seemingly incalculable sum of provider sweat equity hours needed to care for our people, and how we accomplish that depends on how we evolve our health care system. One major shift has been the role of nurse practitioners in the quest for more affordable, high quality, patient-centered care at a time when the nation is searching for an antidote to today’s health care challenges.

Nurse practitioners have been around for more than 50 years, and in that time, their role has evolved tremendously to meet the demands of our fluctuating health care system. Now nurse practitioners are embracing their biggest health care challenge yet. Here’s a look at what’s changing.
  1.  The numbers. Yes, there’s a provider shortage, but nurse practitioners are bringing reinforcements. Last year, primary care nurse practitioner graduates outnumbered primary care medical school graduates by more than three times, and projected job growth for nurse practitioners exceeds 30 percent (almost three times the average of other professions). In the next seven years, we will add almost 55,000 providers to an otherwise shrinking health care workforce, and the next generation is more educated, ethnically diverse and younger than ever before.
  2. Specialization. Nurse practitioners must have a master’s degree or a doctorate degree, pass a national certification exam and be licensed in their state. In addition to primary carenurse practitioners are going further in their education to specialize in areas like oncologygerontologypsychiatry and neonatology.
  3. Our purpose. Nurse practitioners are trained to have a holistic, preventative approach to personalized care, which comes in handy when system fragmentation overwhelms patients and providers. One of the biggest challenges to primary care, is the ability to coordinate the care patients receive from specialists, ER teams and follow-up on home health to ensure patients do not fall through the cracks and to avoid duplicative appointments and unnecessary readmissions. From diagnosing critical conditions and prescribing life-saving medicines to teaching patients how to flush a tube or properly dress a wound, nurse practitioners have training that spans the entire care spectrum. Because of this unique skillset, nurse practitioner leadership to help coordinate a seamless continuum of care for better patient outcomes creates improved patient outcomes and cost savings.
  4. Autonomy. Nurse practitioners are working at the top of their license in 22 states plus the District of Columbia, practicing independently without the need for costly physician oversight or prescription sign-off. Increased practice rights have created new opportunities in retail clinics, onsite corporate health clinics and in-home health care companies, and they have paved the way for nurse practitioners to open their own independent practices, which is especially important in urban and rural areas where provider shortages are affecting access to care. More states are expected to pass similar legislation in the next few years, filling voids in service and providing an affordable alternative for patients looking for more personalized care
  5. Demand. Demand for nurse practitioners increased 320 percent in just three years, and today we are the fifth most sought after medical specialty (for reference, six years ago we didn’t even make the list). U.S. News ranked nurse practitioner second on its list of the 100 best jobs – naming formidable salaries, job security and increased practice rights as enticements for students weighing health care professions. The notoriety is paying off – more people are choosing the nurse practitioner career track and capitalizing on the tremendous job opportunities to jump-start their medical career.
Nurse practitioners today play a very different role than they did in 1965, and we are still in the process of defining our full potential. Trends in job growth and demand reflect what patients, providers and now legislators have been realizing for some time – that nurse practitioners are vital to our health care delivery system and that they must play an integral role in the future of care. As more states pass legislation granting nurse practitioners full practice authority, and as more opportunities emerge to capitalize on our skilled and rapidly growing workforce, look for nurse practitioners to dramatically change our care delivery system for the better in the next 50 years.

Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, APRN, CFNP, FAANP, is President of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
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Thursday, 11 April 2019

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What Is a Public Health Nurse?

According to the American Public Health Association, public health nursing is defined as "…the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences." Instead of being stationed in a hospital or clinic setting, public health nurses reach out to patients in the community. This allows them to assess their environment, available resources, and potential health care needs.

Becoming a Public Health Nurse

Since specific patient populations are the focus of public health nursing, those interested in this specialty should be able to see the "big picture" in terms of community health needs. The assessment does not just focus on one patient-it involves the patient, the family, and the home and work environment-any factor that may affect the health of members of the community. Nurses must have exceptional assessment skills, be able to work independently, have a desire to lead and act as a role model, and have a lot of patience.

Additionally, many public health nurses work with underprivileged families, which can be emotionally draining. Public health nurses should be able to emotionally handle difficult cases and have a dedicated support system.

What Are the Education Requirements for a Public Health Nurse?

Those interested in the specialty of public health nursing should first pursue a nursing degree through a two or four-year university. Obtaining an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a requirement. However, BSN degrees are recommended for entry-level public health nursing.
Upon completion of an accredited nursing program, graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN in order to be eligible for licensure.
Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) nurses can advance their public health nursing practice to include leadership roles and research. For example, those involved in research can identify health and disease trends, patterns, and study outbreaks to find ways to improve the health of a community.

Consider the following options:
  • MSN in Public Health
  • Dual MSN/MPH

Are Any Certifications or Credentials Needed?

Certification in public health nursing is usually required. Some BSN nursing programs incorporate public health nursing courses within the nursing program. Graduates can then apply for certification through the state nursing board. For nursing programs that do not have a public health focus, various educational institutions can fulfill the required curricula. Educational needs are dependent on the academic background of the applicant. The basic required coursework should include:
Nurses interested in public health certification should contact their state's Board of Nursing to verify requirements.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center offers an Advanced Public Health Nurse-Board Certified (APHN-BC) credential. No examination is required-certification is awarded via portfolio submission. Eligibility criteria include:
  • Hold a current RN license
  • Have practiced as an RN full-time for at least two years
  • Have a minimum of 2,000 hours in the specialty of advanced public health nursing within the past three years
  • Hold a graduate degree in nursing OR a graduate degree in public health, along with a BSN
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 continuing education units in advanced public health related to nursing within the past three years
  • Fulfill two additional professional developments from the following list:
    • Academic credits
    • Presentations
    • Publication or Research
    • Preceptor
    • Professional Service
The credential is valid for five years, and certification can be renewed online.

Where Do Public Health Nurses Work?

Public health nurses provide many services and therefore can work in a variety of settings. Institutions may include:
  • County health departments
  • City health departments
  • Federal health-related organizations
  • Private public-health agencies
  • Mobile units providing health care services

What Does a Public Health Nurse Do?

Public health nurses provide a wide variety of services depending on the place of employment. Specifically, public health nurses:
  • Provide screening tests for specific populations
  • Provide immunizations to adults and children
  • Provide nutrition education for various programs, including the WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) program
  • Collect data and look for trends/patterns in disease outbreaks
  • Educate and treat infectious diseases, to include sexually transmitted diseases
  • Educate high-risk populations (drug users, prostitutes, etc.) on healthy behavior and disease prevention
  • Assist patients and families in psychosocial health to include effective communication, intimate partner violence, and abuse
  • Respond and implement interventions in cases of natural disasters or community-wide emergencies
  • Administer medications

What Are the Roles & Duties of a Public Health Nurse?

Public health nurses are a crucial part of the health care world. Many patients, especially those in underserved, rural, or underprivileged communities do not seek health care, or cannot afford to. Public health nurses reach out to educate and treat patients and families in need. Roles may include:
  • Assessing psychosocial, mental health, physical and nutritional needs of a population
  • Educating on the importance of preventive health, and preventive health screening
  • Recognizing and intervening in cases of abuse or violence
  • Motivating members of the community to adopt healthy behaviors and lifestyles
  • Acting as a role model to the community
  • Intervening and educating in cases of infectious disease outbreaks
  • Utilizing and educating patients on available community resources
  • Providing leadership within a community, especially in the cases of emergencies

Public Health Nurse Salary & Employment

While there is no official data on the outlook for public health nurses specifically, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that registered nursing, in general, is expected to grow 16% by 2024. Additionally, opportunities for health educators and community health workers, in general, is expected to grow 13% by 2024. This is promising to nurses interested in the field of public health nursing.
According to, the average salary for a public health nurse is $56,111 annually. This figure can vary depending on degrees/certificates held, and city/state of employment.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

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What Is a Parish Nurse?

A parish nurse, also known as a faith community nurse, is a nurse who cares for members of a parish or faith community. They integrate faith and healing to promote wellness within the community they serve.
It is a relatively new specialty of nursing, beginning in the 1980s in Chicago. According to the Health Ministries Association, it was officially recognized as a specialty in 1998 by the American Nurses Association. Scope and standards of practice for faith community nurses were first published at that time as well.

Becoming a Parish Nurse

A parish nurse should have a keen sense of community, the desire to help others, and have an unshakeable foundation and knowledge in their spiritual beliefs. As with any nurse, they must demonstrate compassion and patience with the community they serve. Since parish nursing can be emotionally demanding, nurses should be able to adequately handle stress and emotionally draining situations and have a dedicated support system of their own.

What Are the Education Requirements for a Parish Nurse?

Those interested in the specialty of parish nursing should first pursue a nursing degree through a two or four-year university. Obtaining an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is required. Many organizations prefer BSN-educated nurses, as they complete training in community/public health, which is a large component of parish nursing.
After completion of an accredited nursing program, successful completion of the NCLEX-RN is required for licensure.

Are Any Certifications or Credentials Needed?

While certifications/credentials are not required for parish nurses, the American Nurses Credentialing Center offers a registered nurses-board certified (RN-BC) in faith community nursing. Eligibility criteria include:
  • Hold a current, active RN license
  • Have practiced the equivalent of two years or more as an RN
  • Have a minimum of 1,000 hours of practice in parish/faith community nursing in the last three years
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in parish/faith community nursing in the last three years
  • Fulfill two additional professional development categories such as:
    • Academic credits
    • Presentations
    • Publication or research
    • Preceptor
    • Professional service
Certification is obtained via portfolio/online application and is valid for five years, at which time re-certification is offered.
The Ministry of Church Health also offers courses in the field of parish nursing. Courses include:

Where Do Parish Nurses Work?

Most parish nurses work in churches, but they can also work in social services agencies and hospitals. Most hospitals have chapels, chaplains, and other spiritual leaders available for patient care needs. Some hospitals are faith-based organizations as well. They can also work independently, providing spiritual guidance and healing to members of their faith community

What Does a Parish Nurse Do?

Parish nurses work similarly to holistic nurses- incorporating mind, body, and spirit to assist members of their community to heal and maintain overall health. Specifically, parish nurses may:
  • Provide preventive health screenings
  • Visit members of their parish in homes or hospitals
  • Counsel parishioners on medical or health issues
  • Volunteer in various community service establishments (shelter, soup kitchens, etc.)
  • Provide community resources to parishioners
  • Educate patients on preventive health/health maintenance
  • Lead support groups

What Are the Roles & Duties of a Parish Nurse?

Parish nurses take a holistic approach to health and wellness, to include spiritual wellness. Roles and duties include:
  • Providing spiritual support to patients when faced with difficult health issues
  • Serving as a liaison between patients, the community, and members of the health care team
  • Mentoring volunteers and other members of their parish
  • Starting up support groups
  • Serving as a patient advocate/resource person
  • Educating patients on the importance of faith in relation to health and wellnes

Monday, 28 January 2019


About Conference

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Conference Series LLC Ltd extends its welcome to 23rd Global Nursing Education & Research Conference during September 16-17, 2019 at Tokyo, Japan with a theme “Innovative Ideas and Approachesin Nursing Education ”. Conference Series LLC Ltd through its Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community.

Conference Series LLC Ltd Organizes 3000+ Conferences Every Year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific societies and Publishes 900+ Open access journals which contains over 500000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Conference Series teams with CED, a Joint Accreditation Provider, as Joint Providers of accredited continuing education activities for the healthcare team consisting of physicians, nurses and pharmacists.  As Co-providers, all activities are planned and implemented in compliance with the educational standards of Joint Accreditation formed by the accreditation standards and essentials of the ACCME, the ACPE and the ANCC. 

Nursing Education Conference will focus on educational research directed toward its impact on clinical outcomes, through oral and poster presentations, educational workshop sessions, and influential plenary presentations. Attendees will be provided with the tools to enhance nursing education programs to make education more effective in nursing practice.

Conference will focus on the following topics during presentations of the two days event, which reflect current education research, developments and innovations internationally and as evidenced in both Nurse Education and Evidence Based Practice.

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