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Living and Nursing in Australia

Unlike many other Nursing Agencies, Nursing Australia is a national company with 12 outlets across Australia. You only need to join once and you can work and travel all over our vast and beautiful country.

Nursing Australia is also the preferred supplier to some of Australia’s most prestigious healthcare groups. This means the choice of work is given to you first, allowing you to be flexible and get the shifts you want!

With a dedicated recruitment team you can be assured that you will receive the support and information you require to make your trip or relocation to Australia a smooth and pleasant one.

What it is like to live in Australia?

Australia, in terms of land mass, is the sixth largest country in the world. It is about 50% larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world – only two people per square kilometre, a total population of approx 19 million people – Plenty of room for a few more!

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, followed closely by Melbourne. 6 of Australia’s 7 state and territory capitol cities are located on the coastline – making living near the beach not just a dream but a reality.

Australia boasts over 7,000 world class beaches and some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. With the reverse seasons of the northern hemisphere, Australia enjoys a largely temperate climate. Most of Australia receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. That is 70% of the total possible hours available. Grab a hat and sunscreen; it won’t get dark at 3pm here!

Australians are known for their love of life and enjoyment of the great outdoors. Wherever you go in Australia, you ll find a passion for getting the most out of life. While Aussie’s can be a little wild at times, most visitors find the typical Australian’s enthusiasm for life refreshing and contagious!

What is it like to Nurse in Australia?

In every capital city there are large teaching hospitals, some with upwards of 1000 beds as well as smaller public facilities and aged care units. There are also thousands of private acute hospitals and facilities across the country. Australia has a worldwide reputation for supplying high standards of medical care.

Shift times vary depending on the facility in which you are working. Shift times are usually as follows:

AM – approx 0700 – 1500

PM – approx 1330 – 2130

ND – approx 2100 – 0730

How do I get a visa to work in Australia?

With current projections indicating that Australia s skilled migration intake over the next decade will continue to rise, combined with strong economic forecasts and a standard of living the envy of many countries, there s never been a better time to consider making the move down under.

The Skilled Migration Program is the most common means of gaining permanent residence in Australia. The aim of the program is to attract migrants who have skills that are required in Australia and who will contribute to Australia s economy and future prosperity. Applicants apply on the basis of their qualifications and experience, along with factors such as their age and English language ability. Applicants in occupations that are in high demand, such as nursing, may be eligible to claim additional points.

You must be under 45 years of age to make an application for a General Skilled Migration Visa, so if time is of the essence ensure you don t delay your decision too long! If you have never been to Australia, you may simply want to see what it’s like before making the big decision to migrate permanently. The Working Holiday Visa is a popular option for young people aged 18 to 30 and a great way to see Australia and earn some supplementary income during your visit. This visa is available for passport holders from those countries with which Australia has a reciprocal agreement. Working Holiday Makers can travel for twelve months in Australia and work for up to six months with each employer.

What is the Nurse Training like in Australia?

Typically, Australian trained Registered Nurses have completed a 3 – 4 year long Bachelor of Nursing. Upon graduation nurses usually complete a graduate nurse program. Similar to NZ, skills such as IV fluid/medication administration and venepunctue are skills taught at university so upon graduation, all registered nurses are IV competent and do not have to undergo their IV certificates.

A Graduate Certificate / Diploma can be gained in many specialties including ICU, A E, Oncology, Paediatrics and many more. You do not require a Certificate or Grad Dip to work in a specialty as Nursing Australia will be happy to take into consideration your experience and hospital based courses.

What is the pay for Registered Nurses in Australia?

Pay scales in Australia vary from state to state, most are paid on a “service” scale and, provided you have worked in a reciprocal healthcare system, your experience will be taken into consideration when you join Nursing Australia.

Obtaining your Nursing Registration

National Registration has become available to all Registered and Enrolled Nurses since July 2010. Whilst Western Australia is awaiting legislation changes, nurses registered in all other states and territories can now automatically work across the country.

Unfortunately the initial registration process can be lengthy (6 weeks – 4 months) so we suggest that you contact the Australian and Midwifery Board as soon as possible to get an application form. The contact details for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board are www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

For information on whether your registration is directly transferable to an Australian registration you may want to access information on The Australian Nursing Council’s website www.anmc.org.au

Nursing Australia is always on hand to assist you with any information you may require and to liaise with the nurse’s board on your behalf.

Tips for your application process

Certified documents: There will be various documents required by the nursing board/council. All references and work statements must be printed on company letterhead and must be the original. All other documents must be certified true copies.

A document can be certified by a Notary of the Public, Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations (always check with the nurses board you are registering with who is allowed to certify your documents). A certified document must always be signed and dated and the certifier must always print their name and provide an address. The certified document must state, at least, ‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original’. If you are getting documents certified, always get a few copies.

Proof of current registration: Most nursing councils will need a statement of entry or proof of registration to be sent to them, directly from the Nurses Board you are registered with. In other words, not via you. For example, If registering from the UK you will need to contact the NMC and request a form for your registration information to be sent to Australia. This can be a major hold up in the registration process so get on top of this ASAP!

English Language Competency: All nursing councils in Australia require demonstration of the national minimum standard of English language. Nurses and Midwives who have trained outside Australia must have achieved either of the following results in the IELTS or OET English tests – Get your certificate before you come so there s no delay in registration –

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic test: a score of at least 7 in all four components of IELTS (Reading; Listening; Writing and Speaking) with an overall band score of at least 7;

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Occupational English Test (OET) – Nursing Version: a B pass or above in all four sections.

References: If requested and a form is provided, these references must be completed on this form. If not then references must be originals on official hospital letterhead. If your referee is typing your reference, it may be useful to ask if they can print you a few copies.

Fees: There will be a fee involved with each state you register with. Upon initial application, please ensure that you enclose your payment in Australian Dollars. Your bank will able to give you cheque in Australia dollars if required. Most boards/councils will allow you to pay with major credit cards. You may also incur fees from your current registration authority eg. The NMC (UK) will charge you 32 GBP in order to have your statement of entry sent to and Australian nursing board.

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14/11/2017

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The Nightingale Pledge

The Nightingale Pledge was composed by Lystra Gretter, an instructor of nursing at the old Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and was first used by its graduating class in the spring of 1893. It is an adaptation of the Hippocratic Oath taken by physicians.

I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician, in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.

From A Short History of Nursing by Lavinia Dock and Isabel Stewart:

Appendix IV
The Oath of Hippocrates with Two Modern Adaptations
Sometimes Used in Nursing Schools

The practice of “swearing in” a member of a guild or profession is very old and is still continued as a tradition in some professional schools. The general trend of opinion today is against the requirement of any such pledge or oath. The examples quoted below are given for their historic interest.

The Hippocratic oath Was framed by Hippocrates, the Greek “Father of Medicine,” in the fifth century before Christ. There are several forms of the oath. The following translation is taken from a copy published by the Journal of the American Medical Association:

“I swear by Apollo, the physician, and sculapius and Health, 1 and All-heal, 2 and all the gods and goddesses, that according to my ability and judgment, I will keep this oath and stipulation: to reckon him who taught me this art equally dear to me as my parents, to share my substance faith him and relieve his necessities if required; to regard his offspring as on the same footing with my own brothers, and to teach-them this art if they should wish to learn it, without fee or stipulation, and that by precept, lecture, and every other mode of instruction, I will impart a knowledge of the art to my own sons and to those of my teachers, and to disciples bound by a stipulation and oath, according to the law of medicine, but to none others.

“I will follow that method of treatment which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious. and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked nor suggest any such counsel ; furthermore, I will not give to a woman an instrument to produce abortion.

“With purity and with holiness I will pass my life and practice my art. I will not cut a person who: is suffering with a stone, but will leave this to be done by practitioners of this work. Into whatever houses I enter I will go into them for the benefit of the sick and will abstain from every voluntary act of mischief and corruption; and further from the seduction of females or males, bond or free.

“Whatever, in connection with my professional practice, or not in connection with it, 1 may see or hear in the lives of men which ought not to be spoken abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.

“While I continue to keep this oath unviolated, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and the practice of the art, respected by all men at all times, but should I trespass and violate this oath, may the reverse be my lot.”

The modified Hippocratic oath arranged by Mrs. Lystra Gretter for the nurses of the Farrand Training School, Detroit, was called the Florence Nightingale Pledge as a token of esteem for Miss Nightingale. It is sometimes ascribed wrongly to Miss Nightingale’s authorship. Its relationship to the old oath of medicine is quite plain.

“I solemnly pledge myself before God, and in the presence of this assembly) to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer any harmful drug. I will do all’ in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of. my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician in his work and devote myself to the welfare of those committed to my care.”

Mrs. Cadwalader Jones, a member of the Board of Managers of the City Hospital, New York, is the author of another version of the Hippocratic oath. It runs as follows:

“You do solemnly swear, each by whatever she holds most sacred.

“That you will be loyal to the physicians under whom you serve, as a good soldier is loyal to his officers.

“That you will be just and generous to all worthy members of your profession, aiding them when it will be in your power to do so.

“That you will live your lives and lead your profession in uprightness and honor.

“That into whatsoever house you shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of your power, and that you will hold yourselves aloof from all temptation.

“That whatsoever you shall see or hear of the lives of men and women, whether they be your patients or members of their households, you will keep inviolably secret, whether you are in other households, or among your own friends.”

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01/10/2017

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Nurses

Uh-oh. You woke up with a burning sore throat, and your mom says you need to go have it checked. But before the doctor even makes you say aaahhh, there’s probably someone else you’ll see first: the nurse.

Nurses are important people. Not only are they often the first health care professional that a sick or injured person sees, but they do their job in all kinds of settings from local hospitals to faraway military bases.

Some even work in the sky or at sea, helping to transport sick people on planes or caring for passengers on ships. In fact, anywhere in the world you can find someone who needs health care, you can probably find a nurse.

Where Do Nurses Work?

Where are you most likely to meet a nurse?

At your doctor’s office. Nurses in medical offices typically assist the doctor by asking you about your symptoms, taking your temperature and blood pressure, checking your weight, giving shots, and collecting blood or urine samples for lab tests.

Doctor’s office nurses can teach patients about their medical problems and how to take care of themselves.

You’ll also find nurses:

  • At your school: School nurses certainly see their share of kids with stomachaches, chickenpox, nosebleeds, and bumps and bruises. But they also have the important job of promoting good health. How do they do it? School nurses do vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings and teach kids how to take care of themselves through good nutrition, exercise, and hygiene. They also help kids with special conditions, like diabetes, by teaching them about their condition and monitoring them.
  • At the hospital: Hospital nurses provide round-the-clock patient care. They monitor a patient’s vital signs like temperature and blood pressure, give medicine, draw blood, insert IVs, and work closely with doctors and families to keep everyone up to date on a patient’s condition. Some nurses even work in the operating rooms alongside the doctors.
  • In your neighborhood: Some nurses work directly in the community. These nurses teach people with special health problems like diabetes or asthma how to manage their conditions. They also might travel to a person’s home to provide care for those who are too elderly or sick to leave.

Whatever type of work they do, the best nurses have one thing in common: they love interacting with people. That’s because nurses do more than provide hands-on health care. They also give patients and their families compassionate support at a time when they need it most. Nurses are educated to care for the whole person, not just treat whatever health issue somebody has.

How Does Someone Become a Nurse?

It’s easy to think all nurses are pretty much the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are actually dozens of different types of nurses, each with its own level of training. Basically, the more formal education a nurse has, the more responsibilities he or she can take on.

People who want to become nurses have to decide which path is right for them. Some people know early on that they want to be a nurse. They might volunteer in hospitals when they are in high school and then go on to college to get a nursing degree. Others become nurses later in life, switching careers because they want to do something more rewarding and make a difference in people’s lives.

Whichever way people come to nursing, here are some of the paths they can take:

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): A licensed practical nurse provides basic care to patients under the supervision of a registered nurse. Things an LPN might do include helping a patient bathe and dress, administering certain types of medications, changing wound dressings, and taking vital signs. An LPN has at least 1 year of training in providing this kind of care.

Registered Nurse (RN): Registered nurses give medication, perform basic procedures, and work closely with doctors to monitor a patient’s condition. All RNs have a degree from a 2- to 4-year nursing program. They study subjects like chemistry, biology, anatomy, and psychology, and they also get lots of hands-on practice called “clinical training.” RNs are the most common type of nurse and most RNs have a bachelor’s degree.

Registered nurses need a nursing license. To get a license, a nurse must successfully complete a nursing program and pass a test called a licensing examination. To keep that license, a registered nurse must continue to take classes every few years to make sure his or her skills are up to date.

RNs also need additional training if they want to “specialize” that is, focus their care on one type of patient, such as newborn babies or the elderly. Registered nurses also can become certified in a certain area of expertise, such as emergency or intensive care.

Advanced Practice Nurses (APN): Advanced practice nurses are registered nurses who have gone on to get further training, including a master’s degree. There are many types of APNs, including a certified nurse midwife (who is trained to deliver babies), certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA, who specializes in giving and monitoring anesthesia), and a nurse practitioner (NP).

A nurse practitioner is a type of advanced practice nurse with training in a specific area, such as pediatrics. An NP often is the one who takes a medical history, does an initial physical exam, writes prescriptions, and treats illnesses and injuries. In fact, you may see an NP instead of a doctor at some of your office visits.

Nursing Today

If you’ve ever seen an old movie with nurses in it, you’ve probably noticed that nurses used to look a lot different from how they look now. They wore white dresses, white shoes, and a crisp white hat. And they were all women.

A lot has certainly changed in the last 40 years. Today you’re more likely to find nurses wearing comfortable scrubs with clogs or sneakers, and you’re also more likely to find that many are men. In fact, the number of men in the profession has been steadily rising.

Still, with people living longer and needing more health care, there are simply not enough nurses to go around. Some experts estimate that by the year 2020, there will be a shortage of 1 million nurses and that translates to a lot of sick people who may not get the care they need.

Will you help fill that gap? Maybe so. Nursing takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but most nurses say there’s no other career they’d rather have.

Date reviewed: February 2015


30/09/2017

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Nurses do not wake up each morning intent on delivering poor care.

Today marks the end of Christina Patterson’s investigation into the worrying state of British nursing. Throughout the week, readers’ responses have been extraordinary – ranging from moving first-hand testimonies to thought-provoking suggestions for change

  • Friday 13 April 2012 23:00 BST

Poor care is due to systemic failings, not the nurses

When people discuss their experiences of poor care, there is little one can say in defence, it’s their experience and no one else’s. I can’t deny for one moment that poor care happens. Every single instance is tragic and utterly unacceptable. However, when a problem is alleged to be systemic, as Christina Patterson appears to argue, one must look at the system and not simply the individuals at fault.

Despite political rhetoric to the contrary, deep budget cuts are being made right across the NHS. Tens of thousands of jobs are being stripped from the front line, and when nurses leave or retire, they aren’t being replaced. What does this mean for the team working on an older people’s ward that used to be staffed with five nurses, and now has to cope with three? It means that the 20 or so patients on the ward cannot physically get the attention they all need, that those who need help at mealtimes may not get it and that, despite the best intentions, standards slip.

The nurses of this country do not wake up each morning intent on delivering poor care – it just doesn’t happen. What does happen is that systemic failings bring about individual cases of poor care. We need to openly discuss the factors that are currently making a nurse’s life very difficult indeed.

Chief executive general secretary, Royal College of Nursing

No wonder so many Brits come to work in Canada

After 30 years as a nurse, nothing surprises me and I know there will always be bad nurses, although happily at the hospital I work they are the exception. Part of the problem is the abysmal wages in the UK. When I saw the pay scale I understood why so many British nurses emigrate to Canada to work. The wages are appalling given the intensity and difficulty of the work and the educational requirements.

I’ve had only superb care: is it because I live in a rural area?

I have been treated for two years for breast cancer by my local NHS Trust, and I have had superb care from all staff: oncologists, MacMillan nurses, nurses on the breast ward, radiotherapy centre and associated services such as X-ray, my GP, transport by ambulance or volunteer drivers, counselling, and appointment clerks.

So why is my experience so different from that reported? I believe it is because I am being treated in a rural area – Cumbria, with relatively small hospitals and clinics – not in a pressurised urban area where care is delivered via huge institutions. I don’t want a Big Society, I want a Small Society, where people – professionals and patients – can foster genuine relationships in a caring environment.

Let’s build on what’s good I will be retiring from the profession at the end of April after 42 years as a nurse . It has been my privilege to have worked with nurses who are committed and compassionate, putting patient care at the heart of their decision-making. Please let’s look at what’s good about the profession and build upon that, instead of assuming that we all need to develop a new “culture of compassion”.

Missing managers and cliques of self-serving staff

Some practitioners have all the qualifications anyone could ask for, but lack any empathy. Some are even vindictive, as I can attest. In the vast majority of my contact with hospitals, the person in charge is never seen and does not supervise in any way. The main observation I have, though, is that most of the poor staff exhibit massively childish behaviour. My question is why these people are ever offered training in the first place, as they have no ability to deal with themselves let alone vulnerable patients. They form nasty, gossipy little self-serving cliques, and woe betide anyone who tries to enforce professional standards. I observe that hospital managers are paid handsomely. What for?

A missed opportunity Christina Patterson’s excellent series highlights the disaster of the abolition of State Enrolled Nurses. The NHS now relies on thousands of healthcare assistants to care for NHS patients under registered nurse supervision.

Many healthcare assistants do a great job but there is no uniform training. A healthcare assistant dismissed for poor standards in an NHS hospital one day, can turn up working in a private nursing home the next.

In the Lords, in debate on the Health and Social Care Bill, Labour Peers strongly supported the statutory regulation of healthcare assistants. This was voted down by Coalition Peers. A great pity and a real missed opportunity to boost standards.

Lord Philip Hunt

Shadow Deputy Leader, House of Lords

Care and practical skills must count for more than NVQs As a recently retired Charge Nurse, and having worked in the caring profession since the 1970s, I believe I can offer a perspective on the “crisis in British nursing” today.

When applying for a position within this field, I was able to say that I wanted the job because I enjoyed working with others, and actually wanted to help people, see their situations, and improve their recovery. More recently, individuals with career aspirations in the nursing sector are encouraged to place emphasis on the NVQ’s or diplomas that they have, since managers and senior staff are primarily interested in what career paths the interviewee is pursuing.

I used to be an “enrolled nurse”, known in the profession as “the practical nurse”. Sadly, it seems that such skills are no longer valued in nursing. The culture needs to change again.

Atomised care is a disaster Christina Patterson’s series of articles this week illuminate a vital aspect of healthcare but it is a mistake to view healthcare and its problems in this compartmentalised way.

Healthcare is, or should be, an intimate commingling of disciplines and not an incoherent assemblage of entities, structures and processes. Atomised private healthcare is the perfect image of a disaster – clinically, practically, financially and ethically.

Unless and until we have a government truly committed to the welfare of the patients, the decline will continue. This excludes all three conventional parties who are united in their ambition to destroy the NHS.

“A lot of nurses are scared to think outside the box”

“Nurses do care. When the press is constantly having a go, it does knock your spirits; everybody gets tarred with the same brush. I’ve seen bad care, but give a fair hearing to the remarkable things that are going on around the country. Knocking the NHS won’t make it better. I’ve come across a lot of nurses who were scared to think outside the box. They were worried that if they did something off the wall, someone would clamp down on them. We need to get nurses fired up, get them to connect with patients more closely and thank them when they do a good job.”

Jill Fraser, a nurse of 30 years and co-founder of Kissing It Better, a charity that aims to improve patient care

And, from the many comments posted at independent.co.uk and on Twitter:

@witchynicky: As a nurse who trained in the 1980s I weep for my profession. Yes, there was much that was overly formal and task-orientated but we took pride in our work. I worked hard and I loved my work. As a patient six years ago, the nurses were cold and uncaring.

Robert: As a junior doctor working across a number of busy general and specialist medical wards I have been struck by the sheer volume of paperwork which nurses are obliged to complete in order to ensure their ward meets its CQC (Care Quality Commission) targets. Which seems to be a bizarre way to improve care.

Musabah67: I am a highly qualified nurse who has worked both in public and private hospitals and I was shocked by the poor standard of care when I was suddenly admitted into my local NHS hospital. The experience described in this article is similar to the one I endured and my life was only saved by the fact that I was a nurse and I knew exactly what to do.

@MariannaNodale: The point is that for one dodgy nurse, there are also 10 brilliant ones on the ward who are impeccable in their care, are sympathetic of patients needs, have an eye for detail and don’t make any mistakes. Yet the 10 good apples don’t negate the bad one.

@ajgaskin: Patients are only too often ready to complain but fail to acknowledge the good treatment they have received.

Martin West: I have had two operations for cancer in the last year, at different hospitals in the UK. In the first, the nurses were surprisingly brusque, unfriendly and, at times, bullies – to an extent that shocked me. In the second, they were warm, kind, compassionate and friendly, and I left feeling genuinely cared for. Two hospitals, same NHS.

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11/09/2017

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Nurse Quotes, Sayings about Nurses & Nursing, Quotations for Nurses Day


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Authentic service can be seen in the nurse who has nurtured herself, the healer who has been healed. It is the service we hear when the nurse can speak from her heart to the patient these simply and humble words, “I am here. Let’s heal together.”

Caryn Summers, R.N. quoted in JoEllen Koerner, Healing Presence: The Essence of Nursing. 2011

Nurses are angels in comfortable shoes.

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.

Nurses are the heart of healthcare.

Donna Wilk Cardillo

Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.

Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter s or sculptor s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.

Caring is the essence of nursing.

Nurses can take the pressure.

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest.

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.

Bound by paperwork, short on hands, sleep, and energy. nurses are rarely short on caring.

Sharon Hudacek, “A Daybook for Nurses”

Nurses are I.V. leaguers.

When I think about all the patients and their loved ones that I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don t remember me nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them and they to me and those threads make up the beautiful tapestry in my mind that is my career in nursing.

Donna Wilk Cardillo. A Daybook for Beginning Nurses

After two days in the hospital, I took a turn for the nurse.

When you re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.

Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse.

Nurses are patient people.

You know you re a nurse if. you triage the laundry when at home: This pile needs immediate attention, the pile can wait, this pile, with a little stain stick will be OK until you get back to it.

Donna Wilk Cardillo

A nurse is compassion in scrubs.

Terri Guillemets, “Health’s helpers,” 2007

Whether a person is a male or female, a nurse is a nurse.

If Christian scientists had more science and doctors more Christianity, it wouldn t make any difference which you called in if you had a good nurse.

Finley Peter Dunne

Nurses one of the few blessings of being ill.

Nursing is not for everyone. It takes a very strong, intelligent, and compassionate person to take on the ills of the world with passion and purpose and work to maintain the health and well-being of the planet. No wonder we re exhausted at the end of the day!

Donna Wilk Cardillo

If love can t cure it, nurses can.

A nurse will always give us hope,
an angel with a stethoscope.

Nurses don t wait until October to celebrate Make a Difference Day they make a difference every day!

Confucius say: “Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient.”

Nursing care comes in many forms. Sometimes it is the ability to make someone feel physically comfortable by various means. Other times it is the ability to improve the body s ability to achieve or maintain health. But often it is an uncanny yet well honed knack to see beyond the obvious and address, in some way, the deeper needs of the human soul.

Donna Wilk Cardillo. A Daybook for Beginning Nurses

We d all be worse without a nurse.

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Nurse Staffing and Nursing Jobs, Nursing Employment Agency – Maxim Nurses

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Nursing Jobs and Nurse Staffing

We provide a wide variety of nursing jobs and employment opportunities. This site offers information on homecare jobs . facility nursing jobs . and travel nursing jobs .

• Search Home Healthcare Nursing Jobs

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Physician Other Medical Jobs

Maxim Healthcare Services carries with it a rich tradition of providing medical staffing. home healthcare. and wellness services. Established in 1988 to address the nursing shortage, Maxim has since evolved to service every sector of the healthcare industry. Among our strongest competencies is our ability to successfully recruit across a broad range of healthcare specialties including allied health professionals and medical administrative personnel.

We also provide employment opportunities for positions in other medical specialties including: physicians seeking locum tenens jobs. physicians seeking to relocate. Medical Coding jobs. Health Information Technology jobs. clinical documentation improvement jobs (CDI jobs ) and much more.

We are dedicated to providing comprehensive customer service and quality healthcare professionals to our clients.

Sign up to receive Nursing Now, Maxim’s free e-mail nursing newsletter .

Learn more about the benefits of working with Maxim Healthcare Services.

Are you looking for nurse staffing or a home care provider? We can help! Contact a Maxim representative today to learn more.





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Do you want to become a Certified Nurse Assistant? Can’t decide which program is right for you? If you are one of those people looking for a career as a nursing professional, look no further. We offer in-depth information on how you can become a CNA. From basic information, training pre-requisites, tuition fees, licensing procedure to top-rated nursing schools near you, we’ve got everything for you.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. there will be a continued demand for health care professionals until the year 2020, including for CNAs and other, related nursing professionals. If that’s not enough reassurance for aspiring CNAs, the average annual income is around $15,000 – $25,000, depending on the area of practice.

What is a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)?

Also known as NA or Nursing Assistant, State Tested Nurse Aid (STNA) or Patient Care Assistant (PCA), CNAs, as the name suggests, are health care professionals that provide assistance to nurses in hospitals, medical centers, hospices, adult day care centers, personal assisted living facilities, nursing homes and community care facilities for the elderly. They work under the supervision of Registered Nurses (RNs).

What Does a CNA Do?

The job of a CNA is known for its versatility. Depending in which facility they work, their responsibilities can be quite varied. However, the most common task they do is to provide basic health care to patients such as administering basic bedside care and upholding proper hygiene all the time. They give basic health care services like:

  • Feeding – This task is included in the basic bedside care.
  • Personal hygiene – This includes basic grooming like bathing and maintaining cleanliness.
  • Repositioning and movement – CNAs help bedridden patients to move to promote proper blood circulation and prevent bend sores.
  • Administering prescribed medication – This is always done under the supervision of a doctor or an RN.
  • Taking Vital Signs – CNAs are sometimes assigned to take patients’ temperatures, blood pressures, respiration counts and pulses.

As front liners in the health care industry, they make sure patients are well taken care of, assist doctors and nurses during emergency procedures as well as help patients through recovery.

How to Become a CNA?

Starting a career in an industry that saves and preserves lives is noble and one must be ready for it. And just like with any other booming career, the lure of becoming a Certified Nurse Assistant can be attributed to the high demand for health care professionals that will continue to rise as time passes and the handsome monetary compensation. Here is how you can become a CNA:

  1. Complete a CNA training program – Enroll in an accredited CNA training school and complete the course. There are hundreds to choose from in the US. There are also online CNA programs available for working professionals and mid-career changers for convenience.
  2. Background check and drug test – Being a part of the health care industry has certain expectations such as living a healthy lifestyle and being a model citizen.
  3. Take and pass the CNA test – Administered by every state’s Department of Health, all aspiring CNAs must take and pass the test to be qualified to work as a CNA legally.
  4. Get a license – To practice their profession legally, CNAs must apply for a license and pay the necessary fees in the state they want to work in.
  5. Get the needed experience – Apply for an internship program. There are many healthcare facilities that require a certain number of clinical practice hours before they can be certified and guaranteed a post.

Top 10 CNA Schools

If you are an aspiring CNA looking for the best of the best, here’s the list of the top 10 CNA schools in the US that offer accredited and state-approved CNA training coursework:

  1. Madison Area Technical College
    3550 Anderson Street, Madison, WI 53704
  2. Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
    1019 South Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, WI 54017
  3. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
    2740 W Mason St, Green Bay, WI 54303
  4. Gateway Technical College
    3520 30th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53144
  5. Johnson County Community College
    12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210
  6. Davis Applied Technology College
    550 East 300 South, Kaysville, UT 84037
  7. Washtenaw Community College
    4800 East Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48106
  8. Fox Valley Technical College
    1825 North Bluemound Drive, Appleton, WI 54913
  9. Front Range Community College
    3645 West 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031
  10. Harper College
    1200 West Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067

Online CNA Training

Online training programs are increasingly becoming popular. For most career changers and those managing their time between work and personal life, online CNA training programs are available from the following schools across the country:

Conclusion

Be a CNA and join an industry where nobility and a deep sense of life preservation that promises to attain a work-life balance that most people are searching for. As the first step to becoming a nursing professional, CNA training is surely a ticket to a bright future.

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13/08/2017

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Living and Nursing in Australia

Unlike many other Nursing Agencies, Nursing Australia is a national company with 12 outlets across Australia. You only need to join once and you can work and travel all over our vast and beautiful country.

Nursing Australia is also the preferred supplier to some of Australia’s most prestigious healthcare groups. This means the choice of work is given to you first, allowing you to be flexible and get the shifts you want!

With a dedicated recruitment team you can be assured that you will receive the support and information you require to make your trip or relocation to Australia a smooth and pleasant one.

What it is like to live in Australia?

Australia, in terms of land mass, is the sixth largest country in the world. It is about 50% larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world – only two people per square kilometre, a total population of approx 19 million people – Plenty of room for a few more!

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, followed closely by Melbourne. 6 of Australia’s 7 state and territory capitol cities are located on the coastline – making living near the beach not just a dream but a reality.

Australia boasts over 7,000 world class beaches and some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. With the reverse seasons of the northern hemisphere, Australia enjoys a largely temperate climate. Most of Australia receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. That is 70% of the total possible hours available. Grab a hat and sunscreen; it won’t get dark at 3pm here!

Australians are known for their love of life and enjoyment of the great outdoors. Wherever you go in Australia, you ll find a passion for getting the most out of life. While Aussie’s can be a little wild at times, most visitors find the typical Australian’s enthusiasm for life refreshing and contagious!

What is it like to Nurse in Australia?

In every capital city there are large teaching hospitals, some with upwards of 1000 beds as well as smaller public facilities and aged care units. There are also thousands of private acute hospitals and facilities across the country. Australia has a worldwide reputation for supplying high standards of medical care.

Shift times vary depending on the facility in which you are working. Shift times are usually as follows:

AM – approx 0700 – 1500

PM – approx 1330 – 2130

ND – approx 2100 – 0730

How do I get a visa to work in Australia?

With current projections indicating that Australia s skilled migration intake over the next decade will continue to rise, combined with strong economic forecasts and a standard of living the envy of many countries, there s never been a better time to consider making the move down under.

The Skilled Migration Program is the most common means of gaining permanent residence in Australia. The aim of the program is to attract migrants who have skills that are required in Australia and who will contribute to Australia s economy and future prosperity. Applicants apply on the basis of their qualifications and experience, along with factors such as their age and English language ability. Applicants in occupations that are in high demand, such as nursing, may be eligible to claim additional points.

You must be under 45 years of age to make an application for a General Skilled Migration Visa, so if time is of the essence ensure you don t delay your decision too long! If you have never been to Australia, you may simply want to see what it’s like before making the big decision to migrate permanently. The Working Holiday Visa is a popular option for young people aged 18 to 30 and a great way to see Australia and earn some supplementary income during your visit. This visa is available for passport holders from those countries with which Australia has a reciprocal agreement. Working Holiday Makers can travel for twelve months in Australia and work for up to six months with each employer.

What is the Nurse Training like in Australia?

Typically, Australian trained Registered Nurses have completed a 3 – 4 year long Bachelor of Nursing. Upon graduation nurses usually complete a graduate nurse program. Similar to NZ, skills such as IV fluid/medication administration and venepunctue are skills taught at university so upon graduation, all registered nurses are IV competent and do not have to undergo their IV certificates.

A Graduate Certificate / Diploma can be gained in many specialties including ICU, A E, Oncology, Paediatrics and many more. You do not require a Certificate or Grad Dip to work in a specialty as Nursing Australia will be happy to take into consideration your experience and hospital based courses.

What is the pay for Registered Nurses in Australia?

Pay scales in Australia vary from state to state, most are paid on a “service” scale and, provided you have worked in a reciprocal healthcare system, your experience will be taken into consideration when you join Nursing Australia.

Obtaining your Nursing Registration

National Registration has become available to all Registered and Enrolled Nurses since July 2010. Whilst Western Australia is awaiting legislation changes, nurses registered in all other states and territories can now automatically work across the country.

Unfortunately the initial registration process can be lengthy (6 weeks – 4 months) so we suggest that you contact the Australian and Midwifery Board as soon as possible to get an application form. The contact details for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board are www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

For information on whether your registration is directly transferable to an Australian registration you may want to access information on The Australian Nursing Council’s website www.anmc.org.au

Nursing Australia is always on hand to assist you with any information you may require and to liaise with the nurse’s board on your behalf.

Tips for your application process

Certified documents: There will be various documents required by the nursing board/council. All references and work statements must be printed on company letterhead and must be the original. All other documents must be certified true copies.

A document can be certified by a Notary of the Public, Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations (always check with the nurses board you are registering with who is allowed to certify your documents). A certified document must always be signed and dated and the certifier must always print their name and provide an address. The certified document must state, at least, ‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original’. If you are getting documents certified, always get a few copies.

Proof of current registration: Most nursing councils will need a statement of entry or proof of registration to be sent to them, directly from the Nurses Board you are registered with. In other words, not via you. For example, If registering from the UK you will need to contact the NMC and request a form for your registration information to be sent to Australia. This can be a major hold up in the registration process so get on top of this ASAP!

English Language Competency: All nursing councils in Australia require demonstration of the national minimum standard of English language. Nurses and Midwives who have trained outside Australia must have achieved either of the following results in the IELTS or OET English tests – Get your certificate before you come so there s no delay in registration –

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic test: a score of at least 7 in all four components of IELTS (Reading; Listening; Writing and Speaking) with an overall band score of at least 7;

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Occupational English Test (OET) – Nursing Version: a B pass or above in all four sections.

References: If requested and a form is provided, these references must be completed on this form. If not then references must be originals on official hospital letterhead. If your referee is typing your reference, it may be useful to ask if they can print you a few copies.

Fees: There will be a fee involved with each state you register with. Upon initial application, please ensure that you enclose your payment in Australian Dollars. Your bank will able to give you cheque in Australia dollars if required. Most boards/councils will allow you to pay with major credit cards. You may also incur fees from your current registration authority eg. The NMC (UK) will charge you 32 GBP in order to have your statement of entry sent to and Australian nursing board.

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11/08/2017

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80,000 UK students are told they can’t train as a nurse: Thousands can’t get on courses despite four in five new NHS workers being foreign

By Sophie Borland Health Correspondent for the Daily Mail 00:15 BST 18 Dec 2014, updated 13:47 BST 24 Dec 2014

80,000 UK students are told they can’t train as a nurse: Thousands can’t get on courses despite four in five new NHS workers being foreign

  • Nurses in their 40s who left to start families can’t find jobs to return to
  • It has emerged that it costs NHS £70,000 to train a nurse for three years
  • But for the same amount it can hire three qualified foreigners
  • Hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses last year
  • Estimated there are 100,000 applicants a year for 20,000 training places in
  • Government has cut number of places, from 20,829 in 2009/10 to 17,219 in 2012/13 – although it rose last year to 19,206

Up to 80,000 British students each year cannot find places on nursing courses even though the NHS is hiring thousands from abroad, it was revealed yesterday.

And nurses in their 40s who left to start families say they are unable to find jobs to come back to, apparently because they are going to younger European candidates.

It also emerged it costs the NHS £70,000 to train a nurse for three years – but for the same amount it could hire three qualified foreigners on an average salary of £23,000.

Up to 80,000 British students each year cannot find places on nursing courses even though the NHS is hiring thousands from abroad

Up to 80,000 British students each year cannot find places on nursing courses even though the NHS is hiring thousands from abroad

Hospitals recruited almost 6,000 overseas nurses last year, a four-fold increase on the previous year.

Four out of five new NHS nurses are foreign, with managers flying to Spain and Portugal to hire up to 50 at a time. Dr Peter Carter, of the Royal College of Nursing, yesterday accused the Government of ‘lamentable workforce planning’.

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‘We’ve now got a crisis and we’ve got trusts recruiting from all points of the compass,’ he added.

Dr Sarah Wollaston, the chairman of the Health Select Committee, said it was ‘time to deliver’ the workforce the NHS needs and to give thousands of young Britons a chance. The RCN estimates there are 100,000 applicants a year for the 20,000 training places in Britain.

In recent years the Government has cut the number of places, from 20,829 in 2009/10 to 17,219 in 2012/13 – although it rose last year to 19,206.

Dr Sarah Wollaston (left), the chairman of the Health Select Committee, said it was ‘time to deliver’ the workforce the NHS needs and to give thousands of young Britons a chance, while Dr Peter Carter (right), of the Royal College of Nursing, yesterday accused the Government of ‘lamentable workforce planning’

Figures released on Tuesday show that hospitals hired 5,778 foreign nurses last year, up from 1,360 the year before.

There are fears that severe staffing shortages are leading managers to lower the bar for recruits’ English skills.

Dr Carter told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that it was ‘totally unacceptable’ for hospitals not to give proper English tests.

And Dr Wollaston criticised the ‘yo-yo of recruitment’, adding: ‘It’s time for [training] schemes to deliver on the right numbers of nurses and doctors for today’s NHS and increase the opportunities for the thousands of British applicants.’

In the past, training nurses was far cheaper because they could learn as apprentices in hospitals. But a system brought in during the 1990s required all nurses to have a degree.

Last month the Mail visited a recruitment fair in Porto, Portugal, where Bedford Hospital hired 25 nurses. They were offered contracts without any formal English tests and some were even given help filling in the application form.

Last month the Mail visited a recruitment fair in Porto, Portugal (pictured), where Bedford Hospital hired 25 nurses. They were offered contracts without any formal English tests

Last month the Mail visited a recruitment fair in Porto, Portugal (pictured), where Bedford Hospital hired 25 nurses. They were offered contracts without any formal English tests

Joana Duarte, 22, Daniela Soares, 22, Mariana Santos, 22 and Diana Silva, 22 (pictured left to right) from Porta all attended the Bedford hospital recruitment fair as there are no jobs for them in Portugal

Meanwhile, readers have told the MailOnline website of their own families’ difficulties with finding jobs in the NHS. One man wrote that his wife worked at a hospital in Devon but left in 2004 to start a family.

She tried to return to the NHS after taking a refresher course, but was unable to find a job.

At one interview she was one of 13 candidates for five jobs, which all went to EU nurses.

Another said her daughter, a nurse, found jobs ‘were all filled by overseas candidates. She had no choice but to work in the private sector.’

A third said: ‘My English granddaughter is desperate to train to be a midwife.

‘She has passed English and Maths GCSE, but still has to take a test in these subjects before she can even get an interview at a university.’

A Department of Health spokesman said there were 5,000 more nurses on wards than in May 2010 and 1,000 extra training places this year. The department has started a £5million campaign to get retired nurses back to work.

  • A spokesman for Bedford Hospital NHS Trust said:‘Like many trusts, difficulties in recruiting locally and nationally meant it undertook additional overseas recruitment.The interview panel in Portugal included senior nurses from the Trust and the process included written tests followed by rigorous interviews in English, testing listening skills and reasoning applied to nursing practice, including drug calculations. The applicants are also asked to write a care plan. Trust staff did not help applicants complete their forms and it is not willing to employ nurses who have a limited command of English. A number of nurses were not offered contracts for this reason.’

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09/08/2017

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Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Students may enter the MSN- Nurse Practitioner program with a BSN. Fall admittance only. The primary care areas of focus for MSN students include adult-gerontology, family and pediatric practice tracks. MSN graduates from these tracks will be eligible for certification as a nurse practitioner.

Precepted clinical experiences are individually arranged by the student. Clinicals can be done in the area that students live. Students may have to travel to clinical sites if a local preceptor is not available.

Full and part-time plans of study are available. An individual program plan of study is completed at the time of admission into the program.

Adult-Gerontology Health Nurse Practitioner Program

This online graduate program prepares Advanced Practice Nurses for primary ambulatory and population-based care. Graduates of this program are prepared to provide care for adults with common acute and chronic health conditions. Health promotion and disease prevention as well as teaching and counseling of individuals, families and groups are emphasized.

Graduates are eligible to obtain national certification as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (ANP).

Nurse Practitioners have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of settings such as: community health clinics, rural health clinics, physician offices, public health departments, hospitals, home health agencies, urgent care/emergency rooms, specialty areas, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Administration facilities and schools of nursing.

Family Nurse Practitioner Program

This online graduate program prepares advanced practice nurses to function collaboratively with physicians and other health care disciplines in providing primary health care in a variety of ambulatory settings. Graduates of this program will be prepared to serve as health care providers for children and adults with common acute and chronic health conditions. Health promotion and disease prevention as well as teaching and counseling of individuals, families and groups are emphasized.

Graduates are eligible to obtain national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

Nurse Practitioners have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of settings such as: community health clinics, rural health clinics, physician offices, public health departments, hospitals, home health agencies, urgent care/emergency rooms, specialty areas, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Administration facilities and schools of nursing.

Pediatric Nursing Practitioner Program

This online graduate program prepares nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the health care needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the contemporary health care system. The focus of the program is on evidence-based pediatric care that is delivered in a variety of pediatric settings.

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) option prepares advanced practice nurses to provide primary care to children with an emphasis on assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of care of individuals and families. The PNP program is fully approved by the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses. It prepares graduates to function as effective care providers in collegial relationships with all those who influence the health environment of children.

Graduates of the program are eligible to seek national certification in pediatrics as a Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Graduates are eligible to seek state prescriptive authority.

Nurse Practitioners have the opportunity to be employed in a wide variety of settings such as community health clinics, rural health clinics, physician offices, public health departments, hospitals, home health agencies, urgent care/emergency rooms, specialty areas, Armed Forces and Veterans’ Administration facilities and schools of nursing.


06/08/2017

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USAfactoring
1439 W. Chapman Ave. Suite 31
Orange, California 92868

Medical Factoring/Financing

Medical Factoring is taking the place of traditional lending because traditional lenders are not lending like they were in the past. The financial landscape has changed over the last few years for all areas of the healthcare industry and worldwide. With banks cutting credit lines, not making personal and business loans like they were in the past. Medical factoring is filling the void when cash is needed, when it is not available by traditional means.

Medical receivables factoring provides two different avenues of factoring, one for businesses like staffing companies, manufactures, etc. and the other is for 3rd-party medical billing claims without waiting for insurance companies, HMO’s and Medicare/Medicaid. Factoring for staffing, manufacturing fields can go as high as 97% where 3rd-party insurance companies, HMOs and Medicare/Medicaid goes from 75% to 85%.

Medical Factoring Benefits

  • 24 Hour Funding
  • Meet Your Payroll
  • Pay Payroll taxes on time
  • No more wait 30-60 and/or 90 days


Medical/Healthcare Staffing and Services ( Starting at $2,500 Monthly ) Start-Ups | Small | Mid-Size Staffing Company | Larger Staffing Company

  • Physical Therapists ( PTs )
  • Registered Nurses ( RNs )
  • Respiratory Therapy ( RTs )
  • Occupational Therapists ( OTs )
  • Medical Billing Services
  • Medical Transcription Services
  • Outsourced Medical Coding
  • and More

Medical Manufacturing ( Starting at $2,500 Monthly )

  • Accessories
  • Dental Equipment
  • EMT & EMS Equipment
  • Furniture & Accessories
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Equipment
  • Medical Supplies
  • and More

Insurance Companies, HMOs and Medicare/Medicaid. ( Starting at $100,000 Monthly )
Where medical staffing and medical manufacturing area is very easy to factor, the Insurance Companies, HMOs and Medicare/Medicaid are a totally different animal. Factoring starts at $100,000 and the reserves are normally around 15 to 25% which means we are factoring from 75% to 85% of the invoices you want factored. Main reason is because Insurance Companies, HMOs and Medicare/Medicaid all have different scales that you get paid on. Once invoice is paid by your client, the remaining of your hold account is paid minus factoring fees.

  • Ambulance/Medical Transport Companies
  • General Practitioners and Group Practice Physicians
  • Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities
  • MRI and other Diagnostic Center’s
  • Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • and More

Medical Factoring Quote

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02/08/2017

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What does a Practice Nurse do?

A Practice Nurse s role is wide and varied. The care provided will depend on the needs of the patient population and the qualifications/skills/competencies of the individual Practice Nurse. The list below is just a sample of what Practice Nurses do.

  • Infant vaccinations, (DPT, HIB, Polio, Meningitis C, MMR).
  • Childhood vaccinations, (MMR, Meningitis C, pre-school booster vaccines for children attending private schools).
  • Travel vaccinations, (Tetanus, Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever).
  • Hepatitis B, Tetanus boosters, Rubella boosters.
  • Flu and Pneumococcal vaccines.

WOMEN S HEALTH / ANTENATAL POSTNATAL CARE

  • Cervical Screening.
  • Advice on various methods of contraception and H.R.T.
  • Pre-conceptual advice.
  • Pregnancy testing, antenatal care, postnatal care, breastfeeding advice.
  • Antenatal classes.
  • Cholesterol testing dietary advice
  • ECGs.
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitoring.
  • Monitoring patients on anti-coagulant therapy.
  • Smoking cessation.
  • Stress management.
  • Heartwatch Programme

SKIN WOUND CARE / MINOR SURGERY

  • Treatment of venous leg ulcers and other skin injuries.
  • Suturing of skin lacerations.
  • Post-operative suture removal.
  • Treatment of warts and verruccae / cryotherapy.
  • Nursing management of skin conditions excema, psoriasis.
  • Nursing management of Diabetes
  • Nursing management of Asthma and COPD.
  • Lung function testing.
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight management

GENERAL NURSING DUTIES

  • Health Promotion and Education.
  • Counselling.
  • Telephone triage and advice.
  • General phlebotomy.
  • Ear syringing.
  • Administering prescribed long-term medications/injections, (e.g. Cytamen, Depoprovera, Depixol, Myocrisin)

EXTENDED NURSING ROLES

Some Practice Nurses have undertaken post-graduate education in order to gain the qualifications and skills needed to carry out extended nursing roles, for example:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Insertion of Mirena
  • Insertion of Implanon

INDIRECT NURSING DUTIES

  • Liaise with other health professionals in the community and hospitals.
  • Co-write and regularly review practice protocols.
  • Audit of patient care and practice services.
  • Maintenance and sterilisation of surgical instruments.
  • Maintenance of emergency equipment.
  • Education of practice staff (e.g. CPR, First Aid).

Some Practice Nurses have completed the post-graduate Nurse Prescribing Programme and are now Registered Nurse Prescribers (RNP).

What qualifications do I need to become a Practice Nurse?

Minimum Requirements:
As with all nurses in Ireland, registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI formerly An Bord Altranais) is mandatory in order to practise as a Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife.

In order for the GP employer to avail of the Practice Nurse subsidy, the Practice Nurse must be a Registered General Nurse (RGN).

Additional Qualifications:
The range of nursing care and extended roles which may be provided by a Practice Nurse is extensive. Each Practice Nurse, like all other nurses, must practise within his/her own Scope of Practice, (see “Scope of Nursing and Midwifery Practice Framework, 2000”, available from An Bord Altranais and must take measures to develop and maintain the competence necessary for professional practice (Code of Conduct, available from An Bord Altranais). Therefore, Practice Nurses have a responsibility to ensure that they are suitably qualified and competent to undertake all aspects of their role. The autonomous nature of practice nursing means that issues pertaining to the Scope of Practice require constant reflection and vigilance on the part of the individual nurse.

Any Practice Nurse who provides antenatal care must be a Registered Midwife, i.e. on the current Midwives Register of An Bord Altranais. There is also a requirement for a Practice Nurse who is a midwife to notify their local HSE office of their intention to practice midwifery in the community. For further information, please refer to the An Bord Altranais document “Practice Standards for Midwives”, 2010.

Where are Practice Nurse jobs advertised?

“Nursing in General Practice”. (The Journal of the IPNA)

Journals of the INMO, sent free of charge to all INMO members.

Published by: MedMedia Ltd.,
25 Adelaide Street,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co Dublin.
Telephone: 01-280 3967
Fax: 01-280 7076
website: www.medmedia.ie
Irish Medical Times

Published by Medical Publications (Ire) Ltd.,
24-26 Ormond Quay, Dublin 7.
Telephone: 01-817 6300
Fax: 01-8176345
Website: www.imt.ie
Irish Medical News

Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, Irish Times, local newspapers


01/08/2017

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Practical Nursing – Camosun College #certificate #in #practical #nursing, #nurse, #nursing


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Practical Nursing

Knowledgeable

In the Practical Nursing Program you will study from thesame body of nursing knowledge as registered nurses (RNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) with a more focused approach in foundational knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical judgment appropriate to the role of a practical nurse. This program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, judgment, and abilities tocontribute inall phases of care from prevention to acute treatment and management, to long term and palliative care.

Competent

Practical nurses integrate knowledge, skills, behaviours, attitudes, critical thinking and clinical judgment expected of an entry-level practical nurse to provide safe, competent, and ethical care. Working in collaboration with other health care team members. you will provide direct nursing care and in acute care hospitals as well as complex care and community care settings.

After graduation

After successful completion of the program you will be eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE ) to apply for licensure to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in British Columbia.

Professional

Practical nurses are health care professionals who care for a wide range of clients at all stages of life. As a professional nurse, you will work within your own scope of practice, standards of practice and code of ethics. Practical nurses are frontline nurses involved in the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care and are a valuable member of the health care team.

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program delivered by Camosun College has been granted a full, four-year recognition status by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC.

Practical Nursing

Credential Diploma Length 20 consecutive months Study Options Full time Work Experience Four practicum placements One preceptorship Start Fall Campus Lansdowne School Health Human Services

What You’ll Learn

Are you a caring, attentive individual? Are you looking for a professional life spent helping and communicating with people of all ages? If yes, then this is the career for you!


26/07/2017

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The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio-10th Edition

The 10th Edition of the Guide to School Nursing in Ohio

The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio is presented by the Ohio Association of School Nurses. This is a collaborative effort of many individuals with a vested interest in nursing services in our Ohio schools. It has evolved over the years and through many editions to reflect current Ohio school health laws and Scope and Standards of Practice of School Nursing as set forth by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) and the American Nurses Association (ANA). The intention of the guide is to be used for the benefit of school nurses and other individuals with an interest in school nursing practice.

The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio may be used to define best practices of Ohio s licensed school nurses. Each section has been researched and written by qualified experts in the profession of school nursing and reviewed by each current Board member at the time of writing and at each subsequent editing. This GUIDE is to be used in conjunction with local health department practices and school district policies as a framework for the practice of school nursing in Ohio.

The Guide to School Nursing in Ohio is on a flash drive and has extra space to store other information. The Guide is in PDF and the forms are in Microsoft Word so they can be edited to meet your needs. If you would like to purchase a The Ohio Guide to School Nursing please send a check for $13.00 ($10.00 + 3.00 for shipping and handling) payable to OASN and a guide will be sent to you. Please include a phone number where you can be reached on the check.

Executive Director OASN

New Straitsville, Ohio 43766

Welcome to the Ohio Association of School Nurses (OASN) website, the best source of information for school nurses and others with an interest in school health, safety and school nursing services in Ohio.

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22/07/2017

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Travel Nursing Jobs – travel opportunities for nurses, therapists and technologists

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Welcome to TMT where students learn having fun (yes, these are really TMT students)! Our Board of Nursing Approved curriculum is unlike any other. Come see what all of the talk is about.

  • Enrolling at Tidewater Medical Training is like training in a real healthcare facility! We have six patient areas with real hospital beds, curtains, bed side tables, and call buttons. Hands-on training should always be real!

  • We don’t pretend! TMT uses real medical carts to train certified medication aides. The CMA program is one of the best in Tidewater!

  • The TMT facility is modern and boasts classrooms, skills labs, offices, and a conference room.

  • Study groups are normal! We encourage our students to work together and be successful. Some of our students even carpool to class!

  • Faculty and students practice their CNA skills and take turns having fun playing the role of “patient”. Learning at TMT is fun!

    Welcome to Tidewater Medical Training, the premier Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA), and CPR training program in Hampton Roads with two convenient locations to serve you!

    Benefits of training with TMT:

    • Virginia Board of Nursing Approved Classes!
    • Affordable Tuition Payment Plans – Shop around!
    • Excellent Instructors – Our instructors care!
    • High Pass Rate – Students do well on the state exam!
    • Job Placement Assistance – You’re hired!
    • In-House CNA testing – One stop shopping!
    • Our Owner has graduated over 1,000 CNA’s!

    New Hampton Campus!

    Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk

    “My name is Virginia in the Admissions Office at the Virginia Beach campus and I am here to help you begin your career at Tidewater Medical Training! I look forward to speaking with you. If you want me to call you click below and enter your telephone number and you will be connected immediately. I am happy to help you find a class or learn more about our programs. I’d also love to show you around our campus!”

    Click here to connect directly with Virginia!

    New students may also fill out an online application.

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you ready for fun and personal growth? Do you feel you have what it takes to be successful in health care? Then, train with us! We select talented people with the will and desire to succeed. Since we are accredited by the Board of Nursing and conduct clinicals in health care facilities, certain application restrictions apply.

    Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg

    “My name is Curn in the Admissions Office at the Hampton campus. I want to help you find the program that is right for you so you can begin your career in healthcare or grow in your current career. If you click below and enter your telephone number we will be connected immediately. Tidewater Medical Training is a great place to train and our classes are fun and exciting. I am here to help you get started; let’s talk. “

    Click here to connect directly with Curnethia!

    New students may also fill out an online application.


    07/07/2017

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  • LPN Jobs, LPN Employment, Licensed Practical Nurse Jobs – Maxim Nurses

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    Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Jobs

    Maxim Healthcare Services specializes in matching dedicated Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) professionals with the top facility, homecare, travel, and international job opportunities available. Maxim makes finding the ideal LPN job assignment easy through the use of innovative recruitment methods designed to meet with our clients’ specifications every time. We also have hundreds of office locations throughout the United States to serve you.

    Maxim offers per-diem, contract, temp-to-perm, and direct hire LPN employment opportunities in hospitals, laboratories, and medical facilities nationwide. Maxim believes that qualified nurses are advocates and health educators for patients, families and communities. For qualified LPNs interested in providing homecare services, Maxim’s Licensed Practical Nurses specialize in 24-hour a day care for adult and pediatric cases, striving to preserve quality of life for those individuals while promoting independence and personal success.

    Maxim staffs a variety of LPN jobs, including, but not limited to:

    • Acute Care
    • Correctional
    • Government
    • Hospice
    • Long-Term Care
    • LTAC
    • Rehab
    • School
    • Triage
    • Psychiatric
    • Geriatric
    • Med/Surg
    • And More…

    Maxim Healthcare Services maintains a reputation of excellence as the largest privately-held medical staffing company in the country. Maxim knows that as a Licensed Practical Nurse, you are entitled to great benefits, flexible scheduling options, and rewarding assignments. Maxim’s Recruiters will work hard to accommodate your individual scheduling and job preferences. Our supportive staff will match your skills, experience, and schedule to find you the best long-term or short-term License Practical Nurse jobs available.

    We invite you to discover what makes Maxim one of the leading medical staffing agencies in the nation. Submit your resume now for current facility. homecare. travel. or international LPN employment opportunities with Maxim.





    28/05/2017

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    Living and Nursing in Australia

    Unlike many other Nursing Agencies, Nursing Australia is a national company with 12 outlets across Australia. You only need to join once and you can work and travel all over our vast and beautiful country.

    Nursing Australia is also the preferred supplier to some of Australia’s most prestigious healthcare groups. This means the choice of work is given to you first, allowing you to be flexible and get the shifts you want!

    With a dedicated recruitment team you can be assured that you will receive the support and information you require to make your trip or relocation to Australia a smooth and pleasant one.

    What it is like to live in Australia?

    Australia, in terms of land mass, is the sixth largest country in the world. It is about 50% larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world – only two people per square kilometre, a total population of approx 19 million people – Plenty of room for a few more!

    Sydney is Australia’s largest city, followed closely by Melbourne. 6 of Australia’s 7 state and territory capitol cities are located on the coastline – making living near the beach not just a dream but a reality.

    Australia boasts over 7,000 world class beaches and some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. With the reverse seasons of the northern hemisphere, Australia enjoys a largely temperate climate. Most of Australia receives more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. That is 70% of the total possible hours available. Grab a hat and sunscreen; it won’t get dark at 3pm here!

    Australians are known for their love of life and enjoyment of the great outdoors. Wherever you go in Australia, you ll find a passion for getting the most out of life. While Aussie’s can be a little wild at times, most visitors find the typical Australian’s enthusiasm for life refreshing and contagious!

    What is it like to Nurse in Australia?

    In every capital city there are large teaching hospitals, some with upwards of 1000 beds as well as smaller public facilities and aged care units. There are also thousands of private acute hospitals and facilities across the country. Australia has a worldwide reputation for supplying high standards of medical care.

    Shift times vary depending on the facility in which you are working. Shift times are usually as follows:

    AM – approx 0700 – 1500

    PM – approx 1330 – 2130

    ND – approx 2100 – 0730

    How do I get a visa to work in Australia?

    With current projections indicating that Australia s skilled migration intake over the next decade will continue to rise, combined with strong economic forecasts and a standard of living the envy of many countries, there s never been a better time to consider making the move down under.

    The Skilled Migration Program is the most common means of gaining permanent residence in Australia. The aim of the program is to attract migrants who have skills that are required in Australia and who will contribute to Australia s economy and future prosperity. Applicants apply on the basis of their qualifications and experience, along with factors such as their age and English language ability. Applicants in occupations that are in high demand, such as nursing, may be eligible to claim additional points.

    You must be under 45 years of age to make an application for a General Skilled Migration Visa, so if time is of the essence ensure you don t delay your decision too long! If you have never been to Australia, you may simply want to see what it’s like before making the big decision to migrate permanently. The Working Holiday Visa is a popular option for young people aged 18 to 30 and a great way to see Australia and earn some supplementary income during your visit. This visa is available for passport holders from those countries with which Australia has a reciprocal agreement. Working Holiday Makers can travel for twelve months in Australia and work for up to six months with each employer.

    What is the Nurse Training like in Australia?

    Typically, Australian trained Registered Nurses have completed a 3 – 4 year long Bachelor of Nursing. Upon graduation nurses usually complete a graduate nurse program. Similar to NZ, skills such as IV fluid/medication administration and venepunctue are skills taught at university so upon graduation, all registered nurses are IV competent and do not have to undergo their IV certificates.

    A Graduate Certificate / Diploma can be gained in many specialties including ICU, A E, Oncology, Paediatrics and many more. You do not require a Certificate or Grad Dip to work in a specialty as Nursing Australia will be happy to take into consideration your experience and hospital based courses.

    What is the pay for Registered Nurses in Australia?

    Pay scales in Australia vary from state to state, most are paid on a “service” scale and, provided you have worked in a reciprocal healthcare system, your experience will be taken into consideration when you join Nursing Australia.

    Obtaining your Nursing Registration

    National Registration has become available to all Registered and Enrolled Nurses since July 2010. Whilst Western Australia is awaiting legislation changes, nurses registered in all other states and territories can now automatically work across the country.

    Unfortunately the initial registration process can be lengthy (6 weeks – 4 months) so we suggest that you contact the Australian and Midwifery Board as soon as possible to get an application form. The contact details for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Board are www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au

    For information on whether your registration is directly transferable to an Australian registration you may want to access information on The Australian Nursing Council’s website www.anmc.org.au

    Nursing Australia is always on hand to assist you with any information you may require and to liaise with the nurse’s board on your behalf.

    Tips for your application process

    Certified documents: There will be various documents required by the nursing board/council. All references and work statements must be printed on company letterhead and must be the original. All other documents must be certified true copies.

    A document can be certified by a Notary of the Public, Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations (always check with the nurses board you are registering with who is allowed to certify your documents). A certified document must always be signed and dated and the certifier must always print their name and provide an address. The certified document must state, at least, ‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original’. If you are getting documents certified, always get a few copies.

    Proof of current registration: Most nursing councils will need a statement of entry or proof of registration to be sent to them, directly from the Nurses Board you are registered with. In other words, not via you. For example, If registering from the UK you will need to contact the NMC and request a form for your registration information to be sent to Australia. This can be a major hold up in the registration process so get on top of this ASAP!

    English Language Competency: All nursing councils in Australia require demonstration of the national minimum standard of English language. Nurses and Midwives who have trained outside Australia must have achieved either of the following results in the IELTS or OET English tests – Get your certificate before you come so there s no delay in registration –

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic test: a score of at least 7 in all four components of IELTS (Reading; Listening; Writing and Speaking) with an overall band score of at least 7;

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    Occupational English Test (OET) – Nursing Version: a B pass or above in all four sections.

    References: If requested and a form is provided, these references must be completed on this form. If not then references must be originals on official hospital letterhead. If your referee is typing your reference, it may be useful to ask if they can print you a few copies.

    Fees: There will be a fee involved with each state you register with. Upon initial application, please ensure that you enclose your payment in Australian Dollars. Your bank will able to give you cheque in Australia dollars if required. Most boards/councils will allow you to pay with major credit cards. You may also incur fees from your current registration authority eg. The NMC (UK) will charge you 32 GBP in order to have your statement of entry sent to and Australian nursing board.

    Who is eligible for registration?





    17/05/2017

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    Nurse Staffing and Nursing Jobs, Nursing Employment Agency – Maxim Nurses

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    Nursing Jobs and Nurse Staffing

    We provide a wide variety of nursing jobs and employment opportunities. This site offers information on homecare jobs . facility nursing jobs . and travel nursing jobs .

    • Search Home Healthcare Nursing Jobs

    • Search Facility and Hospital Nursing Jobs

    • Search Travel Nursing Jobs

    Physician Other Medical Jobs

    Maxim Healthcare Services carries with it a rich tradition of providing medical staffing. home healthcare. and wellness services. Established in 1988 to address the nursing shortage, Maxim has since evolved to service every sector of the healthcare industry. Among our strongest competencies is our ability to successfully recruit across a broad range of healthcare specialties including allied health professionals and medical administrative personnel.

    We also provide employment opportunities for positions in other medical specialties including: physicians seeking locum tenens jobs. physicians seeking to relocate. Medical Coding jobs. Health Information Technology jobs. clinical documentation improvement jobs (CDI jobs ) and much more.

    We are dedicated to providing comprehensive customer service and quality healthcare professionals to our clients.

    Sign up to receive Nursing Now, Maxim’s free e-mail nursing newsletter .

    Learn more about the benefits of working with Maxim Healthcare Services.

    Are you looking for nurse staffing or a home care provider? We can help! Contact a Maxim representative today to learn more.





    18/04/2017

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    Why do Nurses travel? #book #flight #and #hotel

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    Choose The Travel Nurse Jobs You Like—Where You Like Them

    Click to submit Your Application to the Top Travel Nursing Companies!

    Some dream of leaving the stress of the big city behind to work in a small hospital in America’s heartland or amidst the natural beauty of a town in the mountains on the coast. Others yearn for the excitement of the big city or wish they could add a stint at some of the nation’s most highly regarded research institutions and finest teaching hospitals to their resume. Any or all of these things opportunities are available to you as a travel nurse.

  • Power Up Your Resume

    It’s the age-old dilemma—you need experience to get the really good jobs, but you need the really good jobs to get experience. Travel nursing ends this Catch-22. You can broaden your experience in the types of facilities that interest you, while you also increase your clinical skills and competencies. When or if you decide to take a permanent post, you’ll have a resume that will impress most nurse managers.

  • See the Beautiful United States

    These days, people appreciate our great country more than ever. But how much of it have you seen? Want to sample life in the bustling cities like New York, Chicago, Miami, or L.A. Want to visit cities that look so beautiful on the big screen, like San Francisco, Boston, and Seattle? Want to ski the slopes of Vermont or Colorado? Or maybe you’d prefer the warm sunny winter climates of Florida, Southern California, or Arizona.

  • Get to Know a Place Before You Move There

    Click to submit Your Application to the Top Travel Nursing Companies!

    Do you harbor a dream of settling in a particular location, whether it’s because it’s near family, or for its scenic beauty, or for the quality of life? Find out if your dream location is just a nice place to visit, or if you would really want to live there before you make the big move. Travel nursing makes it possible.

  • “Get Out from Under” with Free Housing

    Most of us have been there—your pay seems good, but there’s hardly anything left after all the monthly bills are paid. One of the best benefits of travel nursing is that each assignment offers excellent, fully furnished housing accommodations free of charge. This includes not only your rent, but also your utilities, which are activated for you in advance. Even your travel expenses to each assignment are reimbursed, within limits. Imagine finally being able to build up a financial cushion—or saving for that future purchase.

  • Bring Your Family or Friends Along as You Travel

    Earn What You’re Worth

    Good nurses are in high demand today, and the need for traveling nurses to help with seasonal or temporary staffing shortages is particularly acute. Your pay will depend on your nursing specialty, the region of the country you’re in, and your assignment. Travel nurses enjoy excellent wages overall—usually between $20 and $40 per hour, full-time.





  • 10/04/2017

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