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National Nurses Week: Time to Say 'Thank You'
Here, as National Nurses Week 2014 kicks off, LIFE.com pays tribute to nurses everywhere through the lens of one quiet, stirring photograph made by LIFE's Eliot Elisofon somewhere over North Africa in the spring of 1943. The picture features a “flying ...

National Nurses Week 2014 Freebies: Full List Of Free Food, Deals Available ...
Tuesday, May 6, in correlation with National Teacher Appreciation Day, marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, the celebration used to recognize our countries hard-working nurses. While medical professionals may not be up for as many free and ...

Swisslog Recognizes Nurses' Inspiration During National Nurses Week
DENVER, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swisslog Healthcare Solutions (HCS), the leading provider of hospital automation, today launched a video message thanking nurses for their leadership and inspiration to coincide with National Nurses Week.

Vocera Salutes Nurses during National Nurses Week
SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 6, 2014 - Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) , the leading provider of integrated, intelligent communication solutions for healthcare and other mission-critical mobile environments, salutes nurses across the country ...

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My efforts aren't paying off, should I just quit college? by ? Q: I'm a college freshman and I'm nearly done with my first fall semester courses. I'm currently a prenursing major taking my prereqs for admission to my nursing major. My school has a highly competitive nursing program which requires grades from each course to be at least a B in order for anyone to apply. Currently, I've received mostly As. But I received a D for one of my courses which is English. My d in english means that I can't apply to my school's nursing program. I had a poor foundation in english from high school. I attended a high school where teachers were restricted in teaching due to an egotistic principal who enjoys her superior teaching skills to her teachers. Teachers couldn't teach well as a result of her restriction and intimidation. Honestly, I haven't learned much about english essay writing from freshman year until senior year of high school. Therefore thats why my skills are less developed than those of other students in my college class. Since I know I have no shot of getting into my school's nursing program, I thought about transferring to another college's nursing program which is less competitive. But I realize the date for transfer for the spring semester has passed 2 months ago. I didn't know about the date because 2 months ago, I thought I was going to do well and actually had a chance at applying for my college's nursing program and not have to transfer schools. But now I do. If I apply to transfer to the other college in the next transfer date, I would start that college in the next fall of 2014 then take their prereqs for their nursing program for the next 2 semesters in order to apply meaning that I would literally waste an entire year of my life in order get admitted into a nursing program. This is embarrassing for me. And I don't know how to explain this to my parents. I already have an aunt who looks down on me since I didn't get into an ivy league school like her son. I don't want her to look down on me even more. Not only would she be the only relative who would look down on me, many of my other relatives would. If I chose to continue to transfer to another college, I would be spending 5 yrs in college while all of my cousins would be finishing in 4 yrs which is also embarrassing for me. Another negative thing would be that I would be old when I graduate college, I would be 23 and still be a rookie at my job. I've worked so hard to earns As in nearly all my courses except for 1 course. I feel like quitting college. I feel like my efforts aren't paying off. I don't want to suffer anymore. College is not easy, it isn't another 4 yrs of high school. I actually suffer for my grades. I have been restless and I haven't had a good night sleep in weeks. I can easily choose to rest at home for my own health and happiness. But if I chose to quit college, my parents would also come on to harass me. They would say its a horrible decision and I'm a useless person for quitting and that I'll lead a life of unhappiness. But I don't believe them or care if I lead a life of unhappiness because I've already suffered so much in school. And it honestly genuinely sucks. Would this be a valid enough reason for me to quit college? I've also always wanted to become a cop and since becoming a cop does not require a college degree I'm deciding to apply for the police dept. Therefore, I wouldn't have to suffer college and continuous humiliation but still earn a mediocre salary but with only more difficult work.What is your opinion? wouldn't it just be better to quit?

A: Don't give up yet. Have you checked into the possibility of transferring courses from another school? If the school would allow that course to be transferred from another school, you could take it at a community college. Most schools allow this, you just have to check with the registrar. Don't let other people make you feel bad because of the school you go to. And 23 is not old. I was 40 when I graduated, but the life experience I had enabled me to be that much more effective in my career. It might help you to really think about how you see yourself helping people - with their health or keeping them safe. Where can you see yourself being happiest and doing the greater good? Good luck.

i need help with education. plssss? by nutella Q: First off, please don't be rude. Thank you. Im 26 years old, I haven't finished my education yet. Way back in Norway, I went to a vocational school and graduated in 2008, but I didn't take my 2 year internship which was required by our school. I worked as part time CNA for 3 years after I graduated. I moved to NJ in 2010, got married to my old schoolmate who is a nurse in Bronx. I just worked and worked a year later til 2012 then I quit coz my hubby told me just to stay at home if I wanted to. He never forced me to quite working tho but it was really up to me if I wanted to work. Anyway I've decided to study LPN, graduate, take boards and my hubby will hook me up. The think is I'm scared if I don't pass in Drugs or Pharmacology coz I AM MAD SUCK at Math, but I wanna be a nurse, I haven't been to school for 5 years and honestly I forgot everything like science and math. And I need to get a GED too before I get into LPN school. I wanna have an education. I wanna petition my parents coz I want them to chill and enjoy life now coz they are getting older. The LPN School that my hubby went to was 8-12 month only Terminology, anatomy and physic., maternity, drugs/pharma, pysch, med surg 1 & 2, fundamentals of nursing, and more, all majors from 6 pm to 10pm mon through fri. At the same time I have to work. He told me it's gonna be really hard, test/quiz almost everyday and he told me the school he went to was kind of strict and difficult. But first I have to take GED. I don't know what to study before for screening test and if ever I fail, i'll take a GED class which I didn't wish for coz I wanna finish nursing. I REALLY SCUK at math! Imma take GED this coming Aug. The problem is next oct 2014 is gonna be my parent's silver wedding anniversary and she said I have to be there. Im scared i won't finish before Oct 2014. But man I wanna finish school, I wanna earn money, got to vacation and all that. Sometimes I cry coz I can't even go to a short vacation coz only my husband works. Financial problem ya know. Good thing we dont have kiddos. So any suggestions what to study for Science and Math? I totally forgot everything. So sad!!! :( Imagine I haven't been to school for 5 YEARS!! I am kinda slow learner and everytime i had exams/tests i needed a week to study before i remember things. This is killing me! :'( Any GOOD working pills that REALLY helps you remember what you've studied and improve your memory? I hope you'll give me advices and suggestions. And thank you all for your answers. I appreciate. Happy Memorial Day! :)

A: They have GED practice tests online. Also, most places have a center where they offer free preparation classes.

i think I scuk and lack of motivation. help me pls? advice? by nutella Q: First off, please don't be rude. Thank you. Im 26 years old, I haven't finished my education yet. Way back in Norway, I went to a vocational school and graduated in 2008, but I didn't take my 2 year internship which was required by our school. I worked as part time CNA for 3 years after I graduated. I moved to NJ in 2010, got married to my old schoolmate who is a nurse in Bronx. I just worked and worked a year later til 2012 then I quit coz my hubby told me just to stay at home if I wanted to. He never forced me to quite working tho but it was really up to me if I wanted to work. Anyway I've decided to study LPN, graduate, take boards and my hubby will hook me up. The think is I'm scared if I don't pass in Drugs or Pharmacology coz I AM MAD SUCK at Math, but I wanna be a nurse, I haven't been to school for 5 years and honestly I forgot everything like science and math. And I need to get a GED too before I get into LPN school. I wanna have an education. I wanna petition my parents coz I want them to chill and enjoy life now coz they are getting older. The LPN School that my hubby went to was 8-12 month only Terminology, anatomy and physic., maternity, drugs/pharma, pysch, med surg 1 & 2, fundamentals of nursing, and more, all majors from 6 pm to 10pm mon through fri. At the same time I have to work. He told me it's gonna be really hard, test/quiz almost everyday and he told me the school he went to was kind of strict and difficult. But first I have to take GED. I don't know what to study before for screening test and if ever I fail, i'll take a GED class which I didn't wish for coz I wanna finish nursing. I REALLY SCUK at math! Imma take GED this coming Aug. The problem is next oct 2014 is gonna be my parent's silver wedding anniversary and she said I have to be there. Im scared i won't finish before Oct 2014. But man I wanna finish school, I wanna earn money, got to vacation and all that. Sometimes I cry coz I can't even go to a short vacation coz only my husband works. Financial problem ya know. Good thing we dont have kiddos. So any suggestions what to study for Science and Math? I totally forgot everything. So sad!!! :( Imagine I haven't been to school for 5 YEARS!! I am kinda slow learner and everytime i had exams/tests i needed a week to study before i remember things. This is killing me! :'( Any GOOD working pills that REALLY helps you remember what you've studied and improve your memory? I hope you'll give me advices and suggestions. And thank you all for your answers. I appreciate. Happy Memorial Day! :)

A: Sit down and think abouv where your life is now and where you want it to be in the future. You control your destiny. You have to make up your mind to take that first step and then find a way to keep yourself motivated.

My husband thinks Massage Therapist will play a factor into me getting into Physical Therapy School-true/false? by EILISHA Q: I have heard it is hard to be accepted into physical therapy school, I'm really nervous!!!! My husband assures me that I will get in because of my MT Background... Is he right or wrong??? I have a license in massage therapy and a bachelors degree in management. My GPA was a 2.6 and I had a hard time starting college. When I went back to school and got married my grades were better per I made all A's and B's in my management courses. I don't think they managed to do gpa's in my massage school just pass or fail. I now work at a spa and I do about $400 a week in massages(my cut). I would love to make a physical therapists salary and continue my hands on treatment of the body. I LOVE to help people feel better and help with range of motion and pain management. Sometimes I feel that I could be doing more to help my clients with soft tissue/joint issues per I do deep tissue, Swedish, pin and stretch and other techniques. Anything else would be out if my scope of practice. Anyways, I think PT is for me! I gotta take 9 pre reqs, I'm applying now so hopefully I can start in fall 2014. Will being a MT increase the odds of me being accepted in the program???? Please give me your thoughts...

A: It will depend on what the requirements of the PT program are. It may help you or it may not make a difference. My husband is a critical care/trauma surgeon and said if he wanted to go to a PT or nursing program while he had a medical degree there are still requirements of those programs that are very different from his training and would be things in it that does matter or care that he has a medical degree.

Should I buy a used BMW 7 series? by Q: Ok... I drove a BMW 745Li. Changed my life. It was like driving an airplane! So, since I really can't afford a $70,000 car. My plan was to find one for $15 - 20,000, under 100,000 miles, and just plan to put $3,000 to $5,000 into it to get it up to par. Has anyone out there done this? I know these car are expensive, but I'm a single guy, a nurse, no mortgage...LOL I think I could make it work.. suggestions.

A: You'll be better to invest in a 5-series. You'll get a better quality vehicle. My reason is having owned a BMW 7-series $3-5k is NOTHING on a repair. I would stay far away from any 7-series btw 02-06. Unless, you have a need for the extra legroom the 5 series is a good performer and has less components that may go bad out of warranty. My experience is from working in a dealership- owning BMW & owning a 2008 Alpina B7 under warranty- had 1 module go out and they did 40hrs in one week at $100+ hr out of warranty - I sold and am very happy. On the other hand my 2003 BMW M3 is at 85k miles and has been fine- just had a pak on a cyl go out and cost $375. I do hear of other more expensive issues so it's just luck and a matter of time. I would shoot for a CPO 2008 BMW 535i and that may get close to 20k- lower to a 528i you can do it although I'm a big fan of the turbo 6. You can even back up on years although a 2008 CPO will take you to 2014. Over the computer I can't be wrong with a CPO car since BMW will back up my suggestion. This will give you time to learn the vehicle and decide if you want to keep it. That's my biggest deal with a warranty- I want to learn the vehicle and make the decision if I want to keep it outside of the warranty. Doing that with a Porsche Turbo now and it's going to be a keeper.

Do I have a case against my old employer for not paying overtime? by Jake Q: Brief backstory: I am a registered nurse. I graduated in 2011 and found my first job in a hospital that same year working on a floor. I worked 80 hours every 2 weeks, which consisted of six 12 hour shifts and one eight hour shift. The hospital had high turnover and was in an economically depressed area in upstate NY. I worked at that hospital for about seven months before moving on and moving to a differenet state. Generally I worked my six twelve hour shifts in succession so that I could have a long stretch of days off. For example, I would work my six twelve hour shifts in a row then get like 8 days off. However, even though I would sometimes 60 to 72 hours in one week, I was never paid overtime. My coworkers explained that because the two weeks were averaged into a single pay period and that because I didn't go over 80 hours, I wouldn't receive overtime. I didn't know much about labor and how that all works so I just accepted that as true. Now its 2014 and when I tell people about how I was paid, they all tell me that what my employer was doing was illegal. Is that true? Would I be able to ask for retroactive overtime pay or sue that employer? I hate the idea of a lawsuit but I get mad thinking about this.

A: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) The Act applies on a workweek basis. An employee's workweek is a fixed and regularly recurring period of 168 hours -- seven consecutive 24-hour periods. It need not coincide with the calendar week, but may begin on any day and at any hour of the day. Different workweeks may be established for different employees or groups of employees. Averaging of hours over two or more weeks is not permitted. Normally, overtime pay earned in a particular workweek must be paid on the regular pay day for the pay Listed below are methods which the FLSA provides for recovering unpaid minimum and/or overtime wages. (1) The Wage and Hour Division may supervise payment of back wages. (2) The Secretary of Labor may bring suit for back wages and an equal amount as liquidated damages. (3) An employee may file a private suit for back pay and an equal amount as liquidated damages, plus attorney's fees and court costs. (4) The Secretary of Labor may obtain an injunction to restrain any person from violating the FLSA, including the unlawful withholding of proper minimum wage and overtime pay. period in which the wages were earned. http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs23.pdf Generally, a two-year statute of limitations applies to the recovery of back pay. In the case of willful violations, a three-year statute of limitations applies. http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/wages/backpay.htm Good Luck!

Blood work has damaged something in my arm.? by Lada Q: Jan.17,2014,went to primary doc. it was time 2 do my 6 month blood work again as i am on h.b.pills,lipitor,and 10mg flexeril, i as usual explain that i have very small, hard to locate veins that roll and blow very easy and to please use a baby butterfly on me,she(the nurse) agreed,i also explained i usually get poked avg three times,she(the nurse) said she would try to not to have to do that,5 tries later and both arms tried she (the nurse) gets help,who tells her that the sample she got was clotted and unusable,so the new nurse tried once on the left arm and got blood,i fully expected to bruise horribly and i did,but the weird partis this the arm that is botthering me didnt bruise bad it was only very sore,as the day wore on and the weekend came and went it got worse with pain ,but not bruising,it is 10 weeks plus and it is a constant pain ,it spasms,stays knotted up,and wakes me every night,i can barely use it and a muscle is higher than the others and very tight,and crazy sore,evenmy fingers are suffering from this.

A: I've got veins like yours too, and finally they did a vein inside my upper arm and used that. My arms both looked like a dalmation with spots everywhere from so many sticks. Took several months before all the dark spots went away. I don't know what they did to you but it isn't normal. I'd make a trip to the doctor's office if I were you. Maybe even a different doctor.

I dont know much bout rat care help? by Devin Q: So I've done aloooot of research on hamster care but I've recently discovered I'm in love with rats *o* only I kknow next to nothing on them anything I need to know?

A: The first thing everyone should know about rats: They need to be kept in at least pairs since they're very social animals. You can't be with your rat all the time so they get very bored when you aren't there. And even if you could be with them 24/7, you can't replace another rat because you interact with them differently. Taking care of 2 rats isn't any harder than taking care of one, and they bond to you better when kept in pairs. Males and females have different general personality traits. Males are the "lap rats" of the rat world and like to cuddle, but females are hyper and like to explore. Both will be energetic as pups, but as they get older males tend to mellow out. Rats also need a lot of space! At least 2 cubic feet per rat, and since you need to keep them in pairs, a cage of at least 4 cubic feet is required. The bigger the better, and if you get a cage that can house 5 rats and start with two, it gives you room to expand later on. Aquariums should never be used because they provide bad ventillation, so large wire cages are a better option. I know the petco rat manor is very popular, and critter nations are also choice cages--though expensive. Lots of rat owners also buy Martin's cages. I have their R-695 which can house 4-5 rats and my girls love it. If you do order here make sure to spend the extra few dollars for a powder-coated cage or you'll be buying a new one in a few months. Galvanized wire will rust which can harm your rats when ingested, and will start to corrode. Rats also get bored very easily so they'll appreciated lots of hideaways, hammocks, and toys. My girls love cardboard boxes and I also bought a large hamster ball and zip tied it to the upper corner of a cage without the lid and they love to sleep in there. One of their favorite chew toys is teenie greenies for dogs, and they also enjoy jingly cat balls and ribbon. For bedding never use pine, cedar or softwood. Aspen is OK, some people use recycled newspaper cat litters (which I use for their litter boxes), some people like carefresh, and students with no money like me like to use fleece liners and wash them once a week on cage cleaning day. It makes litter box training a heck of a lot easier. And the cage should be cleaned once a week. I just spot clean every evening and scrub it with dish soap in the shower every friday/saturday. Then the fleece and hammocks go in the washing machine. Don't use strongly scented detergent, though, because rats have very sensitive noses! As for food, HIGH QUALITY lab blocks should be provided, or you can do a homemade mix. Oxbow Regal Rat and Harlan Teklad are the favoured lab blocks. Regal Rat is usually for rats over a year old unless you supplement with protein, and harlan sells different blocks with different protein levels. Male rats need about 14% protein in their diet and females need about 16%, and fat should be under 5%. Unless you have pregnant or nursing rats... but that's another story. I use the 2018 because I have a young rat (she's growing like a weed!), but 2016 is good for females and 2014 is good for males. They should also have fresh fruits and veggies every night! A blueberry a day keeps the tumors away Here's a few links to fruits and veggies they can and can't be fed: http://www.ratchatter.com/rat-food/fruits-and-vegetables/ http://www.ratchatter.com/rat-food/forbidden-foods/ http://www.camarattery.com/herbsnaturalmedicine.htm Some home-made rat diets: http://www.ratsrule.com/diet.html http://www.ratfanclub.org/diet.html http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/information/guides.php?subject=shunamite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38XjM0-Zj2s&feature=autoplay&list=PL0A36F5053B4A25BA&playnext=1 Places to buy other people's homemade mixes: http://ratwhisperer.blogspot.com/2012/07/rwd-supplement-mix-now-available-to.html http://www.ratzrealm.com/id25_htm.htm http://ratsnacksnstuff.weebly.com/index.html Rats also are very prone to respiratory infections. They'll need to be taken to a vet at least once in their life, so be prepared for that. Symptoms of respiratory infections include sneezing, congestion noises, and red discharge around the eyes and/or nose. Rats are vocal but we can only really hear the discomfort/pain/annoyance squeaks, so anything other than that and it may be a sign of them being sick. They also "Brux" when they're happy and content, which is where they grind their teeth together to keep them short. If they're very happy their eyes will boggle in and out of their head! It's really funny to see. lol I think that's all I can think of for now. A helpful place to go is the forum I belong, www.ratforum.com and they can answer questions, and it's also helpful to read through the stickies there. Good luck!

Diet Rodent Food Diet? by Q: rat

A: Diet is always a controversial subject, whether it's rats, dogs, or people! The best I can do is tell you what I think is the best diet, and that it works very well for me! Always remember that your rats' diet will affect their health and lifespan! My rats' staple diet is a mixture of dog kibble, high quality lab blocks, and of a grain mixture that I will talk about next! There are several types of dog kibble that I can reccommend. But ideally the food will be human-grade, and hormone- and antibiotic-free. Wellness Senior, Solid Gold Holistique Blendz, and Blue Buffalo Senior are my top 3 picks, but there are other brands that are good. Look for something with 16-18% protein (usually senior or light diets). But please keep in mind that dog kibble on its own is NOT a complete diet!! It must be supplemented with either Suebee's mix OR high-quality lab blocks (or both!). About half of my rats' diet is made up of Suebee's Mix. It's a mix of different cereals, dried pasta, fruit and nuts. It's easy to mix up and the rats really love it. I usually give my rats a full bowl of the dog kibble and lab blocks in the morning and then if they've eaten all of it, they get a full bowl of the Suebee's mix in the evening. If they haven't eaten all of the kibble I try to give them an amount of Suebee's approximately the same as what they've eaten. The next day any leftover food is thrown out and I repeat the process! Never make the seed mixes sold at pet stores more than a rare treat for your rats!!! The mixes are very unhealthy; it's really like junk food for rats and most contain ingredients that are known to cause cancer. If you're considering lab blocks - some are better than others. Good brands include Harlan Tekklad and Oxbow Regal Rat. Many brands sold at pet shops also contain preservatives that cause cancer. Lab blocks can be difficult to find online. Mainley Rat Rescue sells Harlan lab blocks; there are many different types with different protein contents so be sure to read to description to ensure that you're purchasing the right food for your rats. The 8604 formula is appropriate for rats under 4 months of age and pregnant/nursing does; 2018 is good for rats under 6 months of age; 2014 is suggested for rats over 6 months of age. You can purchase Oxbow Regal Rat at Pet Food Direct. Regal Rat is appropriate only for rats over 6 months of age. They also carry Harlan 2018 under the name Native Earth, but it can only be purchased in 40 pound bags which is too much for the average pet owner. Each rat will eat about 1-2 pounds of food per month; for a pair of rats, a 40 pound bag might last 2 years! Shelf life is only two or three months once opened, so it's not suggested to buy the 40 pound bags unless you have quite a few rats. Since I do order my food in larger quantities, I can share the savings with adopters. I can sell Harlan 2018 for $1/lb (which is slightly more than I pay for it with shipping) to adopters. I am not making money on the Harlan; it's just something I do for adopters since I know ordering 40lb bags isn't reasonable! I just need at least a weeks' notice if you're going to be buying food, so I can make sure I have enough to go around, and enough left on hand for my own rats. I can also ship the food if needed - I would need to double check the rats, but I should be able to fit about 10 lbs in a flat rate priority box and shipping would be about $10-12. So it'd be about $20-22 for 10 lbs of food. If you need food shipped, again I ask for at least a week's notice so I have enough on hand. If not, I have to order it and it takes several days to receive it. Fresh foods are also great in moderation. My rats get a portion of fresh food just about every day. On a regular basis, I feed fresh fruit, cooked vegetables, or cooked whole-wheat pasta with a little olive oil. There are also some foods that rats should NOT eat. Click here to read more.

Is a brown discharge normal after not so frequent intercourse? by JayStar7 Q: My ex and I have still be seeing each other just for intimate relations but it's not very often, maybe once every couple weeks bc of out schedules. After we've had intercourse I have experienced a brown discharge. Is this just from not having sex as often? Btw I'm not coming up on my period yet just in case that was anyone's first thought. I'm on the pill so I know when to expect it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Program wait list?? by racel h Q: Okay so I am almost done with all my general education classes and I just applied to the OTA program because that is what I want to do and I just decided that a few weeks ago. Well I applied for the program and the admit terms were summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2014, I chose the fall because that's when I want to start but I just realized that there's a 2 year waiting list so does that mean I have to wait the full 2 years? And since I'm almost done with my general education classes what am I suppose to do for the next 2 years then? please help!!! :(

A: I am a 4th year OT student at a 5 year BS/MS program. That sounds like a pretty tough situation. Have you thought of calling admissions to have your application for a different semester? If there is a 2 year wait list, there isn't much you can do. Have you looked at other OTA programs? Would you rather be an OTA or an OT? If you are doing OTA in hopes of bridging into an OT program (If you were wondering), you can't do that. You'd have to start from the bottom once again. I suggest if you wish to be an OTA, to apply to other community colleges within your area, or state (if you plan to live within your state). There are other programs that might just have an admissions date with no wait list - however, they may have different requirements to get into their program. The difference between an OT and an OTA is that an OT is taught how to assess, an OTA is taught how to treat. When I shadowed in a nursing home, the OTA was doing all the treatment work, while the OT does the evaluations, assessments and determines what move is next for the client. If you wish to be an OT, you should just find an accredited OT school instead of waiting for the wait list for two years (However, your education requirements will most likely not be transferrable/you will have to take more courses and it will probably take about 2 years to apply to an OT program anyway) You can possibly get a job, work some of your loans off and make money for the future, and shadow/volunteer during this time. Make sure your GPA is high enough for the program, there is no point in waiting all that time with the possibility of not getting in.

Army officer question. ? by Vinny Q: I'm hoping to be an officer someday and I have multiple questions. First how does living with a family work? Second what rank do you have to be or what rank do they put you? Chances of deportation? Living? Family? And civilian activities. (And PLEASE don't post websites because most of them don't answer correctly. Thankyou.

A: Once you complete your training. Your assignment will start to look like a regular job. Almost all assignments are 'accompanied'. That means the military will pay to move you and your family to the destination. If housing is not available on base, you will be given extra money to pay for housing off base. Your work hours will typically be an 8am - 5pm job with some physical training in the morning. There may be long days when you are preparing for a major training exercise. The military tries to give you the weekends with your family. However, there will be field exercises where you will be away from your family for a few weeks and there will be mandatory training courses where you will be gone. I assume you mean the chances of "deployment" instead of "deportation". Deployments happen and are currently for 9 months at a time with a goal of 3 years between deployments. Deployments are starting to wind down and should be greatly reduced by the end of 2014. Living facilities vary by base, some are very nice, some are marginal. There are always a lot of family activities. A base is like a community where almost everyone is in the same young adult pool with jobs and looking at starting families. Civilian activities are available, plus you can have access to all the facilities on base for you and your family. All officers start as Second Lieutenants (2LT). After 2 years and completion of their Basic Officer Leadership Course, they become First Lieutenants. There are some exceptions for medical officers (doctors and nurses). After 1LT, there are additional requirements for training and your evaluations and past assignments will be a factor.

Drug test for Marijuana. Can you help? by Amy Q: Okay, so if you're going to judge please don't... I start nursing school On jan. 20th 2014. I have been smoking 3 bowls or so 4 to 6 times a week since about June 2013. I am 6ft tall and weigh about 210. I'm not fat at all, but i'm not skinny either. ANYWAY, my clinicals start at the beginning of March, and I will be drug tested before clinicals start. Probably around February 20th. I quit smoking on January 3rd. That will roughly give me about 45 days to be clean. Do you think I should be okay? I am quitting for good, it's a lifestyle I don't want to live anymore. So please help and be respectful. THANK YOU(:

I´m sad... I feel like this will never pass and I´ll end up killing myself. Help? by Kaya Q: Hi... I´m 19 years old. I´m really worried... It´s starting to go back when I get depressed at night... I have a loving family, a beautiful dog who I love very much... Why am I so sad? Why do I feel like not doing anything and just... I don´t know! I´m getting nervous talking about this I have no one to talk to right now. I can´t hurt my family and I need to take care of my dog. But I feel... uncapable of being happy. And I feel scared about hurting my family I´d rather die than be this harmful thing for the world. Please I don´t know what to do. I can´t be happy. Now when the night comes and I´m alone in my room I feel... awful. I need medicine I know... shit I feel lifeless...

A: It depends on various other factor. It depends on your honest and sincere approach to the issue. My policy in life is: 'Help ever and hurt never'. In any case this week, I am terribly busy with lot of urgent, important and priority work.. Next week I plan to visit that side. Will 28.3.2014 suit your convenience. If so, please arrange to pick me up. I am ready to render maximum help to you to the extent possible. Pl. confirm the arrangements that you have made for my visit. Our team consists of four people including one psychiatrist, a nurse, a helper. We are on fast on that day. In general, we remain on fast on all Fridays. Hence, please don't trouble yourself for making any lunch arrangement for us. One more important thing I forgot. The psychiatrist in our team is very much scared of Dogs. Please keep your Dog tied up with a metal chain. In the meantime, please also take some drastic step in right direction immediately without fail to inform the local police about your proposed action plan.

Which is better for college army or airforce national guard? by Nun Yaa Q: I want to go to college starting in the fall of 2014, but right now I starting my senior year of high school in August, I can't sign up for the military yet because I have not turned 17 I won't turn 17 until October, I was wondering if it is possible that I could finish basic and ait training before fall of 2014 when I decide to join the national guard because I know it's 9 and half weeks long since my birthday is so late I can't get a head start, but in the meantime i still have time to decide which is better the airforce? Or the army national guard? I want to be a nurse in the military, so I would appreciate if you all could suggest good pathways for me, thanks.

A: Assuming they are in the same state...both the Army Guard and Air Guard will offer the exact same education benefits. A key consideration for you will be location. As in what units are near where you are going to be living while going to school. In my state for example...the Air Guard only has 3 places where you can drill. And they are widely dispersed. The Army Guard has over 70 places on the other hand all throughout the state. You don't want to get into a situation where you have to commute a long distance to drill. Your drill pay will be eaten up paying for gas and lodging. Considering you are starting your senior year...you will not be able to do basic and AIT/Tech School until you graduate high school.

Overweight and wanting to TTC? by Abby Verespej Q: I am so torn! I am 25lbs overweight. I am also going to apply for nursing school at the end of this year, and will (hopefully) enter nursing school September 2014. I can't afford to miss time from the program and have a baby, and I also wanted to give myself time to bond with my new baby and get into a good routine before I start. I was thinking of TTC next month, but I can't lose 25 lbs that fast. I also had preeclampsia the last week of my first pregnancy, and I gained 25 lbs during that pregnancy. The last reason that I wanted to have a baby sooner rather then later is because I don't want my children to be very far apart in age. Any advice would help my greatly!

A: Don't feel pressured just because you want your children to be close in age. In the end that doesn't really matter. It's more important to have more children when you are ready and if that is now then that's great but if you'd rather finish nursing school first then that's fine too. I don't know why you are so worried about being 25 lbs overweight? That seriously isn't a big deal at all. You can get pregnant anytime, you don't need to lose weight first. I'm much more overweight than that and I had no problems with my pregnancy and lost tons of weight afterwards anyways from all the calories that breastfeeding burns. Good luck with everything :) But really, don't worry about losing any weight, being overweight generally doesn't cause any problems to mom or baby.

Has the MERS-CoV affected Abu Dhabi? by James Q: MERS-CoV stands for Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. I'm really worried because my dad works in Abu Dhabi, but he's coming back in a few days. I still can't help but worry though. It's freaking me out. :(

A: We had a couple cases of MERS here and just last week a Philippine nurse died of it. The last cases affected medical staff only. As long as your Dad doesn't work in the medical field or travel to Saudi, there isn't anything to worry about and I don't know anybody else who is. Please read the latest news on this subject: http://www.dubaieye1038.com/dozen-new-mers-coronavirus-cases-found-in-abu-dhabi/ HAAD also launched advices how to stay healthy. Your DAD may read and follow them. http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/abu-dhabi-health-authority-what-to-do-to-avoid-mers-virus-2014-04-29-1.547412

Ideas for volunteering/ community service hours? by Natalie Q: Hi! I'm a rising senior (Class of 2014. I can't believe it!), and I currently volunteer at a nonprofit community TV station for 2-4 hours per week, but I'd like more hours and the place I currently volunteer at doesn't need me more than 2-4 hours a week. I've been trying to find more volunteering opportunities in my area but I've run out of ideas. I've tried all of my local hospitals, but they only have Junior Volunteer programs and the deadlines for those passed in February. :( I also tried all of my local nursing homes, but all of them said that they don't do volunteers. ..Yeah I know. I only had two ideas besides the place that I already volunteer at. Help? Thanks!

A: In-school mentoring? City gardening program?

Should I stay in high school? I'll be 19 years old and with a 1 year old? by Insanity. Q: I'm supposed to be graduating this year with everyone else. :( Depressing! But I'm 33 weeks pregnant and will have a new born before the summer is over. Should I continue my online high schooling if I'm not set to graduate until December 2014? I feel like I'm at such a stand still and want to be able to make more money faster through a two year nursing degree and hopefully make enough time to become an RN with some more schooling after I finish becoming an LPN. Should I get my GED?

Should I go to back to school and get further in debt or stay where I'm at? by mememe Q: I went to college and got a degree in Anthropology in 2009 and had dreams of traveling the world as an archaeologist. It is now 2014, I'm married with two young children working the night shift at a call center. Although I never searched very much for a job in that career, what I did find were only temporary, low paying jobs requiring experience and the ability to travel where needed. I do not have childcare and cannot afford it at 12.50/hr which is what I make now. Before this job I worked as a waitress for 3 years. My husband has been working mon-fri mornings and I have been working 5 nights a week, usually including weekends so that we dont have to worry about childcare. My oldest is going to start school In August and aside from the depression I already feel at being stuck at dead end jobs I will hardly get to see her if our schedules continue this way. I really need a change. I've been thinking about going to a vocational school or something so I can get a decent paying job where I can afford childcare for my little guy and work mornings too. I still have $5500 in school loan debt so I really dont want to add a bunch more for another career I can't get a job in. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do? I at least want to somewhat enjoy what I do and I need something that won't take a lot of schooling because I can't afford not to work for very long. I know as a parent you have to sacrifice your happiness for the happiness of your children but I've already given up on my dream and its not fair for them to live with a depressed/ unhappy mother.

A: Enroll to take classes at a local community college and take classes to become a nurse or a CNA it takes about two years to get a degree of that sort and community colleges are generally cheaper.

Early Dementia Question? by Cheri Q: Has anyone had a loved one with dementia? Mom was diagnosed about 2 weeks ago. She has days that are like normal and then just out of the blue she will ask a question for example about her mother who has been deceased for 33 years. Last night out of the blue she ask what was going on at her moms house. I said nothing - all is good. Then the rest of the day/night she was good. Sometimes I wonder if she really has dementia or if she just has memory lapse here & there. She does get sad/moody towards the evening sometimes. She does say I hate her when she gets in her moods. She does talk about past people but it's not everyday. Like I said she can go 2 days with being her old self. Am I fooling myself or could she really have just the early stages. I've been ready alot about the disease - but they don't get into details examples like mine. She is 75 - knows her age today but 3 weeks ago said she was 55 & called me and asked me to call her work and tell them she wouldn't be in. She has been retired for 5 years. The other night when my grandchildren were whiny and hyper she got upset said things and then confrontation occurred. She later forgot all about it & never mentioned it all week. I just need to know if I'm trying to convince myself she is normal yet or does this sound like others may have experienced in the very early stages. Please just serious answers for this is a touchy topic for me. Sorry for the back and forth of topics/examples above. Thank you all ahead of time. There are so many great posts so far I really appreciate all the feed back. I just want to note that I got mom on medicaid and into what we have called Family Care - she gets free pull ups, home health ect.... I have HH 7 hours during the day & then I or my youngest daughter take turns staying at her place during the week & she comes to my house on weekends. It's going to be hard to choose the #1 answer = but so far they are all #1 in my book. Thanks this is helping.

A: You need to do some research and perhaps get into a support group, and her doctor should be able to direct you on information needed. That kind of behavior is normal, they will be perfectly lucid one moment and even in mid-sentence they can get lost and their mind goes on a little trip far far away. Yes, she really has dementia, that's what dementia is, memory lapses here and there, along with other problems - the mind doesn't function as it once had. She is not normal but she will have moments of complete clarity. My grandma had it, occasionally she'd put her clothes on inside out or backwards, she used to wear her bra outside her dress. One night she packed her suitcase and announced she was going on a trip and was headed out to take the bus. She got a good few blocks before we'd gotten up and out and were able to find her. And some days she was sharp as a tack. She'd remember things in detail from 50 years ago but wouldn't remember what the refrigerator was. And every so often she'd remember her husband and think he was in the next room - and would get painfully upset when she learned he wasn't there. It's very confusing if you don't understand but really, don't try to, just accept that she's altered and it will likely get worse, and never better. Though there will be good times, clear times, she will never return to being clear all the time. This you need to accept. There are things that can help, and keeping the mind somewhat active can help. http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp http://health.usnews.com/health-news/best-nursing-homes/articles/2014/02/20/caring-for-a-loved-one-with-alzheimers-or-dementia https://www.alz.org/care/alzheimers-dementia-support-groups.asp

Pregnant...should I get an apartment now or later? by Mrs.M13 Q: so I just found out I am 5 weeks Pregnant. Im 25 years old and my bf is 33 years old. The problem is I am in my last semester of nursing school (accelerated program) this fall. I now have to save for upcoming monthly tuition and the baby expenses. I am currently working fulltime. I am deciding should I rush to move out my family's home because of the baby or stay till May when I graduate in 2014 to move out?

A: I would stay until May, but thats just me. If your boyfriend can help you get an apartment and pay for things, then I would do that.

Work the World Internships? by Abby S Q: I'm currently about to be a second year nursing student at a private University in the United States and am very curious what type of reputation the agency Work the World has in regards to nursing internships abroad? The company seems too good to be true almost! I wanted to study abroad next summer but start clinicals this upcoming spring of 2014 which makes it very difficult to actually "study" abroad. Instead I thought I would do an internship abroad and that is what lead me to finding Work the World. My main question here is which location is most desirable and is this a reliable company that is not trying to rip me off? Thanks!

A: Hey there my name is Holli, I am a final year nursing student from Perth, Western Australia. Yes they are reliable and I had a great placement through them in Arusha, Tanzania. I can't speak for other placement locations but Arusha was fantastic because you are able to take place clinically in whatever you felt comfortable. The nurses here are very encouraging and efficient but it is up to you to make the most out of it. I was located in a hospital in Tangeuru, just out of Arusha, but stayed in Arusha town in the Work the World house with other nursing and medical students. I was able to participate in childbirths, c section's and burns treatments. I was only in the hospital for 2 weeks and then one week in a Massai village clinic for the other week, (which was AMAZING). Where you stay is lovely and comfortable in a big house with yummy food cooked for you every day and night. The staff at the house are there to support you the whole way through and were alot of fun. About 10 mintures walk down the road is a fantastic bar which has speedy wifi, swimming pool, tennis and is a good place to meet a range of Tanzanian's. The area we stay in is safe and on the upmarket side of town. All in all a great cultural experience, but I recommend you go there with an open mind and heart. Africa get's under your skin. Its beautiful and the people are the best. Later in my trip I made my way down to South Africa with my best friend where we met up with my boyfriend. We later got engaged! All the best!

I need help paying for my Nexium? by awd111980 Q: I do not have insurance, I am a full-time student and Nexium is the only thing that helps me. My Dr e-script me a 90 day supply to my local CVS and the total is $646.00...I simply cannot afford that. I signed up for the Nexium savings card which only takes $50.00 off. I ask how much a 10 day supply would be (10 pills) and it's $78.72 I've done some research online for prescription help and it just took me to spam :( Please if anyone has any information to help me out I would truly appreciate it. ***I do not eat spicy foods, drink alcohol, nor smoke...I can take a sip of water and at time will bring on my symptoms. I do not have ulcers either.

A: I'm a nurse and have worked at a Dr.'s office and was in charge of all medications that came through our large office. There is no generic form of this medication at this time and may not be until 2014. Though there is a few options. Your dr may have samples of this for you. He may not be able to give ALL the pills you need but he may be able to give you a week or 2 at a time. Also there are programs that your dr is aware of that are like a charity for those who can't afford their medications. Not all meds are covered. You will have to apply through your dr for this. ALSO If your dr is a caring person he himself can request this med from the company and give you what is sent. I hope this helps. At this time resources are limited to obtain needed meds. I have known people to be so desperate to get the meds they need, that they have someone who has insurance get their dr to prescribe it to them and they buy it from the insured. Totally not legal but this is how desperate people are sometimes.

Ok weird question here but I have a pregnant cat? by crys Q: I have looked for an answer but none so my cat went into heat February 24 2014 and it ended march 2 I wasn't letting her out but my fiancé was at night ( I didn't know at the time) but any ways I know that they are pregnant for 9 weeks but I'm trying to figure out when she will be due do I start counting from when her heat cycle stopped?? Or started

A: The heat cycle in a cat isn't that long . They have about a week when they're receptive to mating and able to conceive. But just watch for signs that birth is near. Once you can feel the kittens moving on her by putting your hand on her belly (their uterus is "split" so you'll feel it on both sides most likely), she's close. You'll feel thumps and bumps a couple weeks before, full somersaults and movements about a week before (sometimes less). Some cats stop or slow eating and have a discharge just before labor, but not all do. It's best to limit her relatively soon to an area where the kittens can be born so that she doesn't climb to somewhere out of reach or somewhere dangerous. eta - Sorry, I read it as going to March 21st. The week range won't matter much, their gestation is about 8-10 weeks, not 9 weeks on the dot. So miscalculating by a week doesn't throw off much. A few things to be prepared for - she'll want a small, pretty enclosed area to have the kittens and to nest. If she's not limited to this area (such as a bathroom), she'll move them around frequently, which can be problematic. Also, in the vast majority of feline births, at least one kitten is either stillborn or dies shortly after birth. If a kitten is born alive and the mother senses that it won't survive, she merely ignores it and lets nature take its course. Sometimes you can get her to nurse the kitten and improve the chances, but it's pretty rare. Good luck!

should i take intro to organic chem and biochem in summer? by melanie Q: im 19 years old and if i take this class in the summer i can apply to the nursing school I've been wanting to go which is at Oakland University before August and could be admitted by winter of 2014. On the other hand if i wait and take it in the fall, i will not be admitted until hopefully by fall of 2014. I want to be done with school as soon as i can and soon as possible so i can become a nurse by at least 24 either route i take it will happen. Although what if I get on wait list and it will take even longer for me btw im a really good student and i always work hard on everything i do i maintain a good gpa and would like to keep that up Nursing requires all A's and I'm afraid it might ruin it if i take in the summer? any experiences/advice? I've taken general chem before and i loved it ,didn't like the lab so much tho but i aced it.

A: What else do you have going on in the summer? Are you working, or do you have all your time to devote to studies? How long is the organic class over the summer? The whole summer, or some segment in it (like a 6 week segment)? If it's over the whole summer, or you're not working and have AMPLE time to memorize reactions, then you should go for it. You should really expect to spend about 20 hours per week studying for Organic chemistry if you *need* to get an A in it, and that's on a typical 15-weeks of classes semester schedule.

Can I have tuberculosis when my symptoms include a cold? by Mia Q: Well, I've been researching and studying my nursing books but I haven't seen any information regarding this except on ehow.com which is not really that reliable. Last Monday my rotation was in a TB ward. I observed proper aseptic strategies. I used an n95 mask with two disposable masks on it. Now, last Thursday I developed a cold and it was on Friday when I started having a cough. My secretions were clear though so I hoped it was only viral. Now two days later, I've woken up to having yellow colored sputum. I haven't experienced any other symptoms except a slight tightening in the chest, which I may feel during times of asthma attacks (I have asthma). I'm scared. I won't be able to go to the doctor till two days from now. I do know that TB takes 2-10 weeks of incubation before symptoms show. But I'm scared that being exposed in the TB ward activated a dormant infection in me I wasn't aware of. Please help. I get really paranoid and anxious about my health. I'm a nursing student who'll graduate in 2014 and I don't want to leave school and be delayed when I take treatment. :'(

A: and the flu is very bad for the last 3 weeks

I am currently enrolled in college for Medical Assisting, but I wanted to do PCA (cna); Unfortunately pell? by Shanitha Q: doesn't pay for. PCA. Is there any way I can change my program of study but still take some classes that offer courses for PCA and still get certified?

A: Probably not. CNA is a short course, usually 4-6 weeks long. Some nursing homes offer scholarships and some states offer tuition assistance. Locally, private schools charge $700-$850 for a CNA course. Talk with friends and family about getting a loan from them. Write it up as if it's a loan to a stranger, use a fair interest rate, and include terms. Plenty of CNA programs also offer tuition loans. They are usually ballbuster loans, but if you are sure you have work waiting for you and you can pay them back rapidly, it's an option. For a friend/family loan, interest can be a complication since it's an IRS issue for them, but always offer. "September 1, 2013 I, Sanitha Smith, understand and agree that I owe Rose Smith $1000. I agree to make monthly payments of $100 for 10 months until the loan is repaid in its entirety. The first payment is due February 1, 2014, with each monthly payment due on the 1st of the month with the final payment due December 1, 2014. Late Payments will incur a $5/per week late fee. The lender and the borrower agree to all terms of this loan. _________________ (date) Sanitha Smith - borrower _________________ (date)" Rose Smith - lender

I had a CT scan done when my pregnancy was still undetectable? by Lindsey Q: Hey guys, so I just found out I'm pregnant about a week ago! I'm 4 weeks and 5 days along, still very early. Almost two weeks ago, I went to the ER for a really bad UTI/beginning of a kidney infection. They did a urinalysis and tested for pregnancy from that, not a blood test, and told me the results were negative, so it would be safe to initialize a CT scan to make sure I was not passing a kidney stone. During the CT scan, although it took I think two pictures and it was very quick, they did not cover my ovaries or anything with that shield that they use when they take X-rays. I don't even know if they're supposed to or not, as they were checking for a kidney stone. Turns out I didn't have one, btw, if anyone is curious about that. But anyway, my husband and I refrained from sex that whole week before and after, as I was in so much pain. So I had obviously gotten pregnant before that. Exactly a week later I took a couple HPTs and they were positive, so I must have not been far enough along for the nurses to detect it. I did have an appointment with my doctor today, well the nurse, almost another week later, to get my official positive result, and I expressed my concern to her. I wasn't super concerned but it's definitely still on both my husband's mind and mine, because well, radiation is radiation. My nurse said she will look into it and she kind of had a nervous look on her face when I mentioned that. I am glad they are looking into it, but I'd like to ease my mind a bit and hope everything is okay. I am trying not to stress about it, because that would not be helpful at all, and I started taking prenatal vitamins the day I found out I was pregnant if that means anything. Should I be really concerned or has this happened to a lot of people and their babies are fine? I'm sorry if I sound really dumb, this is my very first pregnancy, so I have a lot of questions. Thank you to anyone who can help ease my mind a little bit and please I ask for no rude answers! I hate asking questions on here, then regretting it. Baby is due October 23, 2014!<3

A: Actually the babys age would only be 2 weeks, they consider the first week the week of your period as your first week then the week after your second week for due date purposes only, so baby should be fine oh and cobgrats hunn!!

Would this be a valid reason for me to quit college? by ? Q: I'm a college freshman and I'm nearly done with my first fall semester courses. I'm currently a prenursing major taking my prereqs for admission to my nursing major. My school has a highly competitve nursing program which requires grades from each course to be at least a B in order for me to apply. Currently, I've received mostly As. But I received a D for one of my courses which is English. My d in english means that I can't apply to my school's nursing program. I had a poor foundation in english from high school. I attended a high school where teachers were restricted in teaching due to an egotistic principal who enjoys her superior teaching skills to her teachers. Teachers couldn't teach well as a result of her restriction and intimidation. Honestly, I haven't learned much about good english essay writing from freshman year until senior year of high school. Therefore thats why my skills are less developed than that of other college students in my college class. Since I know I have no shot of getting into my school's nursing program, I thought about transferring to another college's nursing program which is less competitive. But I realize the date for transfer for the spring semester has passed 2 months ago. I didn't know about the date because 2 months ago, I thought I was going to do well and actually had a chance at applying for my college's nursing program and not have to transfer schools. But now I do. If I apply to transfer to the other college in the next transfer date, I would start that college in the next fall of 2014 then take their prereqs for their nursing program for the next 2 semesters in order to apply meaning that I would literally waste an entire year of my life in order get admitted into a nursing program. This is embarrassing for me. And I don't know how to explain this to my parents. I already have an aunt who looks down on me since I didn't get into an ivy league school like her son. I don't want her to look down on me even more. Not only would she be the only relative who would look down on me, many of my other relatives would. If I chose to continue to transfer to another college, I would be spending 5 yrs in college while all of my cousins would be finishing in 4 yrs which is also embarrassing for me. Another negative thing would be that I would be old when I graduate college, I would be 23 and still be a rookie at my job. I've worked so hard to earns As in nearly all my courses except for 1 course. I feel like quitting college. I feel like my efforts aren't paying off. I don't want to suffer anymore. College is not easy, it isn't another 4 yrs of high school. I actually suffer for my grades. I have been restless and I haven't had a good night sleep in weeks. I can easily choose to rest at home for my own health and happiness. But if I chose to quit college, my parents would also come on to harass me. They would say its a horrible decision and I'm a useless person for quitting and that I'll lead a life of unhappiness. But I don't believe them or care if I lead a life of unhappiness because I've already suffered so much in school. Would this be a valid enough reason for me to quit college? I've also always wanted to become a cop and since becoming a cop does not require a college degree I'm deciding to apply for the police dept. Therefore, I wouldn't have to suffer college and continuous humiliation but still earn a mediocre salary but with only more difficult work.What is your opinion? Im lost here.

A: So long as the pre-reqs for college #2's nursing program are offered at your uni, you can take them there, and transfer them over to college #2. Related to transferring, I know that college #2's application deadline has passed. But you can call admissions, ask if they still have space available and if you can still apply. Some colleges will let you apply late, if they still have a spot available, and you have nothing to lose by asking. You should meet with the nursing advisor at your current school and find out if the D will really keep you out, or if you retake that class (get a tutor from week one, please) and do well in it, can you still get into nursing. As for the police force - in most states, in order to get into the police academy, you need 60 college credits. Find out what the requirements are for the police force you want, and get them. If there is anything that would give you an advantage in hiring, such as knowledge of Spanish, use this time in college to get that.

baby due in middle of college semester? by ✿✿ Q: hi everyone, my baby is due march 2014. I'm currently taking my prerequisites for the Nursing program at my school, I need 5 more classes, ill be taking 3 this fall and Im wondering if I should take the last 2 for the spring 2014 semester, 1 class is 2 hours long and Ill go once a week, the other is an hour long and its twice a week I plan on scheduling both classes on the same day.. has anyone had any experience with having a baby in the middle of the semester? Is it hard? does it sound like a good plan or should I wait till the next fall semester?

A: I was going to school in the middle of the Fall 2012 semester and was expecting in late October. I figured I could have my baby and still do class because she was due two weeks after midterms. I figured I would miss one week of class. I figured wrong. I got preeclampsia even though I had a healthy pregnancy otherwise. They induced labor on the first day I was supposed to start midterms and she was three weeks early. I was in the hospital 8 days because of the complications even though I did not have a c section and my daughter contracted an infection the first day and she spent 13 days in NICU so needless to say I ended up dropping. Not saying it won't work out for you but sometimes life doesn't care about your plans. If no complications arise then you should be able to do it.

Student Stafford loan questions help? by Grgvr Q: I am struggling to understand several things about the student stafford loan.. first of all let me explain that I have an EFC of 0 and I receive the Pell Grant. I have never used a student loan, but I am applying for one because I need transportation when I start my nursing clinicals (they have stated that public transportation won't be available where my clinicals will be) so I would like to buy a car. I also would like to use some of the money for rent etc. I am a single mother. I talked to my financial aid counselor a few weeks ago and she said I had to attend a small class for one hour about the loan before they could process it, which I'm going to this week. She gave me a packet to fill out along with the MPN and the entrance counseling on the Stafford loan website, which I have already completed. I am likely eligible for a maximum of $9500 for an independent, freshman student. This is where I get very confused... On the packet it says this $9500 is the max amount I can receive for fall 2013 through summer 2014. This college offers spring, summer, and fall semesters, but I do not plan on taking classes in the summer.However, I have already planned out the classes I need to take for this spring and next fall. **Will I still be able to get the max amount if I don't take the summer semester? ** I thought that the loan would be disbursed twice, once for each semester. How does this work if this doesn't mention Fall 2014 semester? Also want to mention that it says that because I am enrolled in per-requisite courses for nursing, that I am eligible for one consecutive 12 month loan period... what does this mean? One more detail: it does say the max amount is normally reserved for students planning to attend two or more consecutive semesters.. but I am unsure if the summer semester is required, as most students I know aren't attending summer classes.

A: 1.) Will I still be able to get the max amount if I don't take the summer semester? Your school year for 2013-2014 should be: Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014. During those periods, you would be able to take out the maximum amount for your Federal Stafford Loans. Each school is different in which they can create their own policies and procedures. However, if you don't attend in the Fall 2013 and Summer 2014 semester but will be attending in the Spring 2014; you can speak with your financial aid office to have your annual limit for Federal Stafford Loans be taken out in Spring 2014 only. 2.) I thought that the loan would be disbursed twice, once for each semester. How does this work if this doesn't mention Fall 2014 semester? Normally loans are disbursed equally between the Fall and Spring semester (Summer as well if this is part of your program; normally summer is just a trailer and the student would only be eligible for what wasn't used in Fall/Spring). If you will only be attending in the Spring semester for that school year, there would be just 1 disbursement date for Spring. Again, each school can set-up their own policies and procedures so be sure to check with the financial aid office. 3.) I'm not sure about your eligibility for one consecutive 12 month loan period. Normally a loan period is for the duration of the school year. Typically the duration is for Fall and Spring semesters; however if your program is a cohort program and has classes for Fall, Spring, and Summer; the loan period will be defaulted to 12 months. 4.) Maximum amount is normally reserved for students who are attending 2 or more consecutive semesters (generally Fall and Spring); however, you are entitled to the annual amount in one semester if you haven't already reached your annual limit for that school year or your aggregate limit. The financial aid office mostly will have common circumstances, but you may petition/request to have your entire amount in one semester.

How long do I have to prove employment before I qualify for a mortgage? by Abc123 Q: Hi I'm graduating with an associates in nursing and will be getting my RN summer 2014. I also partnered up with my friend and opened a nail salon a couple weeks ago (salon is under my name but my partner watches it for me) So I will need prove that i have both self-employed and nursing income. How hong do I have to show employment to get approved for a mortgage. Is it 2 years? 1 years? Of tax returns? Or a few months of income without waiting for the tax returns for a year will be sufficient? I want to get a mortgage loan as soon as I can. And I will have 20% down by summer 2014.

A: 3 years for the salon and 2 years for nursing. 6 months present job. All income needs to be shown on income tax returns or it isn't used.

Will the catholic church in my neighborhood still be able to do this when Obamacare kicks into gear? by Malignant Narcissist Q: My neighborhood catholic church offers medical services to anyone who shows up at no cost on Wednesdays (they do in other surrounding towns on various days of the week as well). They have a couple of doctors and about 8-10 nurses on shift at any given time. As far as I know, they don't do this for a tax write-off, they do this to help the uninsured and poor Americans who can't afford to go to the doctor. Now, liberals, since you support the Obamacare Bill, you obviously read it. Will they still be allowed to do this come 2014? Girl who posts as Crappy: The Catholic Church providing services for no fee is the definition of private run health care.

A: For every graduate of Medical School, Doctor/Nurse, ten don't. Think there wont be a Black Market? Bartering? Whatever makes you feel good. Waiting in line behind illegal immigrants, gang bangers who are shot up, & drug users O-D ing, for care you've already paid for, but they didn't ... is a "Death Panel". They already have your money (they made you pre-pay), so you can't go anywhere else. There is a line, you have a number, and that decides whether you live (get the treatment you need) or (before you) die. Names don't mean squat, take for example ... Progressives = Feudalistic. (Royalty & Serf) "class system", very Medieval, How is Feudalism progressive? If only Hitler would have named his Party "the Super Rad, Ultra Cool, off the Hook, Playas". He may have gotten more shallow, weak-brained schmucks to hitchhike along with the name as the progressives & liberals do. Which are neither advancing or of great quantity/generous quality (as their names would suggest)

Drug test, i need helpful answers.? by Amy Q: Okay, so if you're going to judge please don't... I start nursing school On jan. 20th 2014. I have been smoking 3 bowls or so 4 to 6 times a week since about June 2013. I am 6ft tall and weigh about 210. I'm not fat at all, but i'm not skinny either. ANYWAY, my clinicals start at the beginning of March, and I will be drug tested before clinicals start. Probably around February 20th. I quit smoking on January 3rd. That will roughly give me about 45 days to be clean. Do you think I should be okay? I am quitting for good, it's a lifestyle I don't want to live anymore. So please help and be respectful. THANK YOU(:

A: It should be okay. Regular smokers that stop completely (as you say), should be clean after 6 weeks. Good luck in school.

why is the shelf life of insulin no longer than 28 days? by sweets Q: The nurse says pitch it after 28 days whether you use it or not. Insulin is expensive. Actually, the nurse said to discard it once it has been opened even with refrigeration. I am on a sliding scale and sometimes don't even need it. Do appreciate your thoughtful answer. Sounds like you have insulin experience.

A: Insulin is a naturally occuring human hormone. Once exposed to air and light (by injecting air into the vial) it begins to "decompose", and becomes useless in about 30 days. Using this insulin will result in high blood sugars. Therefore, an OPENED vial MUST be discard after 30 days, EVEN IF INSULIN REMAINS IN THE BOTTLE. Better to waste the insulin than to have a week or more of high blood sugar As an organic compund, insulin will decay naturally even if sealed. Look at the EXPIRATION DATE on the bottle/box, and NEVER use insulin that is past its exipration date. UNOPENED insulin can be stored for several months, so long as it remains UNOPENED, but NEVER past the expiration date. FOR EXAMPLE, The bottle I have with me right now has an expiration date of May 2014. I have another bottle just like it at home. So long as I do NOT open the other bottle, I can store it for another 18 MONTHS!! But the bottle I have now, which I opened Saturday, MUST be discard after 11/28/2011 -- 30 days after I opened it. [Not a problem -- it will be gone before then.] Ask your doctor to take a look at your schedule, and write a prescription such that you do not purchase more than you need for one month.

I am over 2 weeks late - pregnancy help!? by Melissa Q: Ok, here's the story: I am 23 and married. My husband and I were planning on trying for a kid starting in January 2014. My last period started on July 30 and lasted 4 days. I was on birth control, and have been for a few years. I usually mess up and miss one or two pills, but it NEVER messed up my schedule (my last hormone pill is on a Sat and my period always starts the following Mon or Tues). I took the August pack as usual, missed 1-2 pills accidentally, then got to when I was scheduled to have a period and it never came. I didn't start a new pack of BC so that maybe my period could fix itself on it's own without the hormones. I am currently 17 days late. I have taken 2 pregnancy tests and they were both negative. I know that me missing a pill could throw it off, but it has NEVER done so which is why I don't understand what is going on. It's no big deal if I am pregnant, I'd just like to know. I have a few symptoms: Missed period Bloating Metallic taste in my mouth and my gums have been bleeding which is odd Nausea that lasts for a few min and is gone Headaches almost daily Slight Dizziness Can anyone help me out? I contacted my doctor and the nurse just shrugged it off like it wasn't anything important. I haven't been stressed (not anymore than usual haha). It just stinks not knowing! lol Do you know how much a blood test may cost? Would insurance cover it since I would be visiting my OBGYN sooner than a year? I tried 2 different brands - 1 was the 88c one and the other was first response. Lol it is just frustrating not knowing! :(

A: If you are ALWAYS on time or only a couple of days off and now 17 days late you are probably pregnant! Though it is weird the test was negative... that makes it hard to tell. I'd try a few different brands of tests.

baby due in middle of college semester? by ✿✿ Q: hi everyone, my baby is due march 2014. I'm currently taking my prerequisites for the Nursing program at my school, I need 5 more classes, ill be taking 3 this fall and Im wondering if I should take the last 2 for the spring 2014 semester, 1 class is 2 hours long and Ill go once a week, the other is an hour long and its twice a week I plan on scheduling both classes on the same day.. has anyone had any experience with having a baby in the middle of the semester? Is it hard? does it sound like a good plan or should I wait till the next fall semester?

A: Well, you will need some time for "maternity leave" so maybe you shouldn't take classes in the spring. Either try to squeeze the 2 into this year (summer and fall) or hold the 2 off until fall 2014. I'd imagine it will be tough trying to nurse the baby and still do those classes.

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and ate 2 month old Dannon fruit on the bottom yogurt? by gena Q: This morning I was feeling sick and asked my boyfriend to bring me yogurt.. I just bought yogurt yesterday but he grab an old one that i didn't know that was in there. This was my first time eating a the fruit on the bottom yogurt it tasted funny but I didn't pay any mind because it was knew kind and he already stirred it up.. I didn't realize it was out dated the expiration dated was jan 08 2014 till I got sick and started throwing up like 45 mins after I ate it and I look for the top to the expiration date and I'm still sick with a headache.. Should I be concerned or alarmed ??

A: I'd check with the doctor or a nurse. Just a quick call. But, generally, your sense of smell is greatly heightened during pregnancy. It's your body protecting you from giving your baby bad food and also giving you cravings to balance the nutrients properly for you and your baby. If it was really bad, you would probably have smelled the bad and rejected it. When I was pregnant, early on, everything made me nauseous but eggs and other breakfast foods. I guess I needed more protein, and whatever is in bread and toast. I remember one day my bf made me breakfast with tons of eggs and I nibbled on it all day without reheating or refrigerating in between. I never got sick. I didn't throw up at all during my pregnancy, but I guess most women do. Doesn't necessarily mean it was the yogurt. But every woman is different, so call a medical professional, especially if you have further symptoms that worry you. Congrats!!!

i hav h4 visa,passed nclex.a nursing home sponsord me for green card ystrday.how long will it take? by histrionic Q: before i get the immigrant status

A: My employer applied for my green card last April. I got my I-140 approved last week and I expect to see my green card in 2014. I am here on an H-1B now. Your employer needs to apply for an H-1B visa for you first. With that you can start work on October 1st this year.

Have Republicans fully come to terms with the results of last week's election? by Q: Can they actually understand what total LOSERS they are?

A: Man, Thanksgiving is gonna suck at the Romney household this year. John McCain still nurses a grudge like it's his demon baby sucking blood from his saggy tits, lashed out at the President and UN Ambassador Susan Rice over the right's latest conspiracy, Banghazigate or whatever the fuck they're calling it in the impeachment documents they're no doubt prepping. Yes, the angriest leprechaun ever stomped and whooped about "incompetence" and possible cover-up, bringing along the Senate's Blanche DuBois, Lindsey Graham. The President, for his part, said at his press conference yesterday, more or less, "Bring it, McFuckface and Bitch Boy Graham." Goddamn, Republicans do not know how to lose. You are going to hear Petraeus and Benghazi endlessly now because they'll figure it's the only way to derail Obama again. At least until 2014. (Note: It is suspected that Bob Dole grumpily asked for more pudding yesterday. He blamed Bill Clinton for it not having enough raisins.)

lost mucus plug today.. im 32 weeks pregnant, now what? by laflaka1989 Q: I will be 33 weeks pregnant on thursday but saturday night when i went to pee and i wiped i had light pink on toilet paper, sunday morning i was taking a shower and a little bit of blood came out but was fine until around 2 pm when i felt warm fluid come out and i went to the bathroom to see what it was and it was watery but looked pinkish brown and so today around 12 pm i lost my mucus plug which was the size of a quarter looked a lot like snot but now when i move my legs to sit or lay down the bone around my crotch are painful it hurts so bad which i was already suffering from pelvic pain at night while asleep. Im not due till feb 6,2014 what's going on? I just got a call from my nurse saying i have a bladder infection aswell..

A: Go in at get checked it sounds like your water may have broke ir has a tear

Switching from 2 year Community College to 4 year University? by Darion Q: I recently applied for a local Community College with my original plans being to take their nursing classes. But lately I've been having second thoughts. I'd really like to apply to a 4 year University for pre-med instead. I've gotten my acceptance letter but that's all, I haven't met with an advisor or gotten any classes scheduled. They start Jan. 13, 2014. Can anyone tell me how to go about un-applying or declining the acceptance? Any answers ASAP would be greatly appreciated, because classes start in a few of weeks! Thank you in advance.

A: Community colleges have huge waiting lists for their nursing programs. If you are serious about declining your slot, let the program know ASAP so that someone else can begin making their plans to enter the program. You might want to think again depending on your circumstances. If you can get an AAS at a community college, and then pass your boards for the RN you can work as a nurse while you go on for your BSN/MSN. Your employer may just pay for most of it and give you released time to study. You can do a lot of it online if you so choose. Once you have your MSN you can go for your PhD in nursing, again while you are still working as a nurse, again perhaps getting employer support for your studies. You can be a nurse practitioner that will do almost what a GP would do, or you can work in hospital administration, or any number of very well paying things with a lot of prestige, and you can do it with minimum debt. You could also get your BSN and then go for an MBA then go into quality control or other health care administration too. You could be a lot more nimble in your career choices a lot earlier if you start out with your AAS in nursing rather than going for pre-med and take your chances about getting accepted in med school, then about liking it once you get in, then about paying off your debt when you get out. Good luck, no matter what you decide to do.

Is it practical to move to Ireland as a foreign student with a tight budget this 2014? by Littleblackdress Q: I'm a nurse from the Philippines and I have plans of extending my practice to a foreign country. Recently, nursing worldwide is in a limbo and opportunities to work outside the country is quite impossible for now. The new trend is to apply as a student. I've been introduced to this method a week ago and i've been itching to go for it cos it sounds like a pretty good offer in my point of view but what do i know? i'm only 22 and know nothing about the world, let alone, money and working. so the offer's like this: 4950 euros tuition fee for one academic year as a level 7 student in Ireland paid in full before departure and another 4000 euros for a 6 months top up program to be paid after the completion of the academic year. of course, other fees include visa processing and agency payment. let's say, i'm willing to pay that much amount with the hopes of getting it back when i start working part time and be a student part time there. Having done further readings on Ireland, i have gone from discouraged to highly discouraged. The cost of living in Dublin Ireland is said to be very expensive, in fact, 5th is Europe. One website expressed that for students who are granted to work must not solely rely on this as their only means of income with an average expenditure of 5,000 to 10,000 euros a year. Rent alone costs at least 300 euros a month. Having done some math, i will probably be earning 1500 euros a month (Average wage is estimated to be 10.5 euros with an allowable 20 hours per week to work and can extend to our heart's content) of course, i'd like to send my family money as well. granting that i will be frugal in my spending, my question is...is it possible, sustainable or impractical? help.

A: You cannot work as a nurse in Ireland while you go to school. You are not licensed to practice in the country. As for other jobs, they are exceedingly scarce. Ireland has a high cost of living, as you have noted. You must prove you have sufficient funds for all school + living expenses, plus return transportation to your country of citizenship to apply for a student visa. You will use all that money. There is no shortage of nurses in Ireland, and after completion of your course, you must return immediately to your country of citizenship. Student visa is not for backdoor immigration or Scam-Migration. You have to live & work in Philippines, if you are Philippines citizen. No way around that. BTW, you forgot taxes! Even if you could find a job paying 10 euros an hour for 20 hours a week, you'd never earn 1500 euros a month. Not even half that, and after taxes, even less. You also forgot your health insurance, clothing (big change in climate from Philippines!), and a lot of other expenses.

What are your New Year's resolutions for 2014? by FluffyNinjaPanda13 Q: I don't want to hear any "New Year's resolutions are for losers and you're never going to accomplish them!" Bullshit. I want to hear positivity and what you guys would like to accomplish this year.

A: I need to lose weight I'm determined this time I kept putting on weight and didn't know why so I went to the doctor and they discovered I have pcos which they can now control with medication so I'm starting the tablets combined with a strict healthy nutritional diet and I'm going to go running or swimming most days. I'm also going back to college this September to start getting a proper career. I'm 25 I'm a couple of weeks and need to start getting a more stable and reliable job so I'm hoping to become a nurse.

Chamberlain College of Nursing or Stay at my University? by Tony Q: Hi guys, I am currently a male junior "former nursing student." Ok so this is my story I currently go to a university and was accepted into their nursing program. The entrance of their program required a 5 week summer session of pathophysiology and health assessment. However, I did not pass the 5 week patho class actually 41 students failed the patho class out of about 90. I received a B in health assessment and a D (73%) in patho. So now the only way I can start the fall session at this university is to pay another 7k and wait until summer 2014 to retake patho. So now I am debating if I should return to the university and just change my major or transfer. Ive currently been looking into Chamberlain college of nursing- Chicago but I'm really weary about the school. I have a 3.0 gpa and all of the prereqs completed however Im honestly just confused on what I should do and I just would like to get some advice from nurses or nursing students on their opinion on my current situation. Nursing School, Nurses, RN, Chicago-Chamberlain, Pre- Nursing, Advice

A: Change your major or go to some other nursing school.

pertaining to the nursing program at uf? by Buruuj Q: I plan to attend the bsn program at uf in the fall of 2013. My question is does it continue through the summer semester or is it fall and spring, fall and spring for the four semesters of the program. For example start in fall semester of 2013, and finish by the end of 2014, by taking classes during, the spring,summer and fall semester? Also, is there a nursing college campus in orlando? One more thing, if anyone attended the program, how time consuming is it, do you have time for a job.

A: In case you don't get a response from someone who knows about this program firsthand, I will tell you that generally speaking most BSN programs do not usually make summer classes mandatory. Core classes are offered during Fall and Spring, and sometimes they are also offered in the summer along with other elective nursing courses to have some flexibility. If you are enrolling in an accelerated BSN program (for those with a previous degree in another field) then summer courses might be expected. You could ask someone in your academic counseling office, but you probably can figure it out by looking at the required BSN courses and when they are offered on the school's website. For any BSN program, it's going to be time consuming. Nursing courses feel like double the work of your general education courses. And if you're taking some gen. ed. courses along with that, you're going to be very busy. If you work, it should be limited part time. Full time work is never recommended even for people who have completed their gen. ed. courses and only taking nursing courses. It's not unusual to have 10+ chapters of reading for one course that is due within a week, so you really need to learn how to read efficiently and not word for word, just hit the major concepts and use the chapter summaries. The better organized you can be with keeping a schedule for your studying, you'll make more time for work and a little bit of a social life. But be expected to make some sacrifices - sleep or otherwise. Good luck.

Questions about nursing? by songwhisper96 Q: I want to go to college to become a nurse and I graduate from high school in 2014. I'm not sure how long it will take to go through college and get an RN license. But by the time I am able to get a job as an RN will there still be a many nursing jobs available and maybe better pay? I'm really worried about the pay because why go through all the stress for nothing? also can you work like 8 1/2 hours a day for 5 days a week instead of like 12 hours a day for 3 days? oh and if you have any other advice that would be great :) also i live in Washington state if that changes anything.

A: Last year my school had a program for health careers and they told us that the field of nursing is only going to grow, and they will need more and more nurses in the future. And your shift may depend on the hospital/nursing home/etc where you work. Good Luck

Philippine nursing board June 2006, any result yet? by marky Q: Is there anyone who knows information about the Philippines nursing board given this June??

A: http://filipinonurse.blogspot.com/2006_06_01_filipinonurse_archive.html This article was the most current I could find online from the site above ....good luck to all who taken this being a former nursing student I understand how it feels to wait, I wish u all the best. MindGamez Nurse Licensure Examination Results - June 2006 The result of the June 2006 Nurse Licensure Examination is expected to be released first week of July to major news outlets. Pinoy R.N. will post the results online as soon as it is available. PRC Denies Leakage on Nursing Exams Rumors of a leakage in the nursing exam has spread like wildfire in recent weeks causing examinees to worry. The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) has issued a formal statement dispeling the veracity of the rumor. In a statement sent to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the PRC said that “after an initial investigation by the Board of Nursing, the BON concluded there was no apparent leakage.” “Unless hard evidence is found, the system is nearly fool-proof. With the actual test questions extracted by computer from a database of questions, even the examiners do not know beforehand which of their questions will be asked in the examinations. The test questions are printed inside a quarantined area with security provided by police and the National Bureau of Investigation,” the PRC said. The PRC said that contrary to rumors, it had not cancelled the exams but was now checking the results which are expected to be released next month. Related News: PRC asked to freeze release of 2006 nursing exam results (6/22/2006) Nurses split on board examination ‘leakage’ (6/26/2006) Review schools’ regulation studied (6/29/2006) Lawmaker calls for speedy probe of nursing exam leak (7/1/2006) Charges of cheating hound PRC nursing exam (7/1/2006) Nursing exam plea not yet in Senate (7/4/2006) posted by Lyle, RN at 10:30 PM | 98 comments links to this post Thursday, June 01, 2006 US Senate Approves Immigration Bill Removing Limit on Foreign Nurse Visas The United States Senate recently passed a highly-debated immigration bill. The legislation covers a broad spectrum of immigration issues such as legalization of illegal immigrants and a guest worker program. As republicans and democrats debated over immigration issues, a provision on foreign nurse immigration has been overlooked. The overlooked provision removes the limit on the number of nurses who can immigrate to the United States which will remain in effect until 2014. The provision is a welcome news to foreign nurses. In the past, work-based immigration visas were limited due to the retrogression announced by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In May 2005, US President George W. Bush signed into law the supplementary spending bill for tsunami aid and Iraq which included a rider that recaptures 50,000 unused immigrant visa numbers from 2001 to 2004 and allocating the same for foreign Registered Nurses and Physical Therapists to address the retrogression. However, New York Times reports that State Department officials predict that the allocated immigrant visas are likely to be used up by 2006. Republican Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, who sponsored the proposal, justified the proposal as a means to address the growing shortage of nurses in US hospitals and nursing homes. The proposal is fully supported by the American Hospital Association, which reported in April that American hospitals had 118,000 vacancies for registered nurses. The federal government projected in 2002 that the shortage of nurses in the United States would swell to more than 800,000 by the year 2020. Related Article: Nursing Shortage in the Philippines: The Real Score Related News: U.S. Opens Its Arms to Immigrant Nurses Palace Welcomes US Bill Lifting Limit on Nurses’ Migration U.S. Plan to Lure Nurses May Hurt Poor Nations Senate, in Bipartisan Act, Passes an Immigration Bill posted by Lyle, RN at 1:04 AM | 1 comments links to this post -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AboutUp-to-date Nursing News, Information, Articles and Online Forum for Filipino Nurses and Student Nurses. Message BoardAnnouncements Nurse Station Student Nurses Lounge Anything Goes Recent ArticlesNurse Licensure Examination Results - June 2006 US Senate Approves Immigration Bill Removing Limit on Foreign Nurse Visas Green Cards for Nurses: An Overview Proposed Legislations Seek Mandatory Service Period for Nurses Is Florence Nightingale Obsolete? 2006 NCLEX-RN Passing Rate for Internationally Educated Candidates - First Quarter Statistics CGFNS Qualifying Exam Scores Now Accessible Online

What are the differences between physician assistants and nurse practitioners? by GinaValentina Q: Can anyone tell me what they do, how the salary differs, how demanding the job is, any good California schools for PA/NPs...etc

A: Career: Advanced-Practice Nurses You wake up one morning with awful flu symptoms and call your doctor. Unfortunately, she’s out of town, but the nurse practitioner (NP) is available instead. The NP examines you, cultures your throat, writes a prescription, and sends you on your way to recovery. Today’s advanced-practice nurses (including NPs) perform tasks once reserved for medical doctors. They assist other medical professionals and manage patient care. And some specialize in fields such as pediatrics (working with children and teens) and oncology (working with cancer patients). Advanced-practice nurses diagnose and treat illnesses and provide health care. Most are also certified to prescribe medication. “I can't call the doctors at the hospital for every decision I need to make. I was hired to make these decisions by myself.” Joan, Nurse Practitioner Are You Ready To...? Take an extra two or three years of postgraduate study to specialize Pass a specialty test in addition to the National Council Licensure Exam Examine and counsel patients Diagnose health problems Write prescriptions Observe rigid guidelines to protect yourself and others against disease and work-related dangers Possibly start your own practice It Helps to Be... Caring, sympathetic, detail-oriented, and able to make quick, logical decisions. You must be able to cope with emergencies, stress, and suffering -- and remain levelheaded all the while. You'll encourage patients to get well and, sometimes, help them to let go. Make High School Count Take plenty of challenging math and science courses all through high school. Enhance your communication skills through English composition, drama, and speech classes. Study a foreign language so you’ll be able to reach out and communicate with different communities and patients. Volunteer at a health clinic, a hospital, a women’s clinic, or an eldercare facility. Did You Know? Certified registered nurse anesthetists are advanced-practice nurses who give patients medication before surgery to prevent pain. Outlook Government economists expect job growth for registered nurses, including advanced-practice nurses, to be much faster than the average for all careers through 2014. A continued nursing shortage combined with the number of nurses nearing retirement should result in many job openings. Thanks to new technology, nurses will be providing patients with improved medical treatments and preventive care. More jobs will be available outside of hospitals as medical procedures and treatments are increasingly done in doctors' offices to cut costs. Compensation In its 2003 salary survey, the journal ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners found that the average annual salary of full-time nurse practitioners was $69,203. Nurse practitioners with their own practices earn the most at $94,313. Average annual salaries by specialty are listed below: Emergency: $80,697 Neonatal: $73,796 Gerontology: $70,507 Surgery: $69,506 Mental health: $68,628 Pediatric: $67,303 Family practice: $66,276 Obstetrics/gynecology: $65,963 Career: Physician Assistants You won’t have a “Dr.” in front of your name as a physician assistant (PA). But it’s the next best thing to being there. As a PA, you’ll do much of what doctors do, from giving checkups and diagnosing illness to prescribing medication. While technically you’ll be under a doctor’s supervision, you’ll work very independently most of the time. If you’re passionate about health care and have the personality and desire to be out there on the front lines, becoming a physician assistant may be just the path for you. Physician assistants practice medicine under a doctor's supervision, doing almost everything that doctors do. Did You Know? It takes almost as long to become a PA as it does to become a physician. The average PA program takes 111 weeks to complete; medical school takes 155 weeks. Are You Ready To...? Examine and treat patients Diagnose illness Prescribe medication Work under a doctor’s supervision Continue studying throughout your career It Helps to Be... A science whiz who likes school -- you’ll be there for quite a while. An ability to work on your own with confidence is also critical. Make High School Count Let science be your guide. Building a solid foundation in challenging biology, chemistry, and physics courses will put you ahead of the game when you start college. Take speech. Being able to communicate clearly with patients and coworkers is an important part of a PA’s job. Enroll in a university health sciences summer program for high school students or compete for a free place in your state’s Governor’s School for the sciences. Volunteer with the local hospital or another health care provider to see if this is really the life for you. Become a peer counselor at your school. Did You Know? PAs can prescribe medications in forty-seven states and the District of Columbia. Outlook Government economists expect physician assisting to be the fourth-fastest-growing field through 2014. The most opportunities will be found in rural and inner-city clinics, which have trouble attracting physicians. Compensation The average yearly income for physician assistants in 2005 was $71,070, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. California PA programs - http://www.aapa.org/pgmview.php3?state=CA California NP programs - http://www.rn.ca.gov/schools/apprgms.htm

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