Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Short Biography Of Jean Watson

a pictureJean Watson was born on 1940s in West Virginia. She graduated her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in University of Colorado in 1964 and as well as her Masters (psychiatric-mental health nursing) and PhD (educational psychology and counseling) in 1966 and 1973 respectively.

She joined teaching profession and became a distinguished Professor in Nursing and holds an endowed Chair in Caring Science at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

She is the founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She served as Dean of Nursing at the University Health Sciences Center and became the President of the National League for Nursing.

Her research has been in the area of human caring and loss. Thus she founded the “Caring Theory” in nursing which was published in 1979, and revised in 1985 and 1988. Her theory served as a guide for the core of nursing.

Watson’s Caring theory allows us to return to the deep professional roots and values. It represents the original model of an ideal nurse. Caring endorses our professional identity within a context where humanistic values are constantly questioned and challenged. Upholding these caring values in our daily practice helps transcend the nurse from a state where nursing is perceived as “just a job” to that of a gratifying profession.

Upholding Watson’s caring theory not only allows the nurse to practice the art of caring; to provide compassion to ease patients’ and families’ suffering; and to promote their healing and dignity but it can also contribute to expand the nurse’s own actualization. In fact, Watson is one of the few nursing theorist who consider not only the cared-for but also the caregiver. Promoting and applying these caring values in our practice is not only essential to our own health as a nurse, but its significance is also fundamentally tributary to finding meaning in our work.

In 2008 Dr. Watson created a non-profit foundation: Watson Caring Science Institute, to further the work of Caring Science in the world.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Lady Of The Lamp

a photoBorn in Florence, Italy on May 12, 1820, Florence Nightingale received her name from the city of her birth. Although born in Italy, she grew up in Derbyshire, Hampshire and London. Nightingale was the offspring of parents of upper-class power and influence, William Edwards and Frances Smith Nightingale. She was the younger of their 2 children. Her upbringing included frequent travels, a classical education and social prominence. Miss Nightingale became conversant in history, multiple language, economics, astronomy, science, philosophy and mathematical skills.

In 1850, Florence attended the Institute of Protestants Deaconesses at Kaiserworth, Germany, a training school for nurses. At the time, nursing was an infamous profession as nursing care was only given by women of low mural standard. Hence, it was against the societal code for affluent young English women to be involved in such a profession. Miss Nightingale’s parents initially opposed to her career choice but finally approved and gave her their blessings after Mr. Nightingale became ill and received attentive care from his daughter. Later, her father granted an allowance, which allowed her to continue her training and work in London.

In 1984, Ms. Nightingale was called into the government service during the Crimean War. She assembled 38 women and left for Turkey to care for the injured and diseased British soldiers. For 21 months, they managed to maintain the hygienic standards in the care of the wounded and ensure that the water supply was adequate. Under the supervision of Miss Nightingale and her nurses, the military hospital was completely transformed. They successfully set up diet kitchens, recreational centers, reading rooms and a laundry for the soldiers. As a result of these efforts, the mortality rate plummeted to 2% down from 60% prior to their arrival.

Miss Nightingale without fail made her wounds long after everyone else was fast asleep to check on the condition of the wounded soldiers. Thus, the press referred her as “The Lady of the Lamp”. Miss Nightingale not only cared for the physical needs of her patients, but she also began to look out for their social welfare. She saw to it that, for the first time, the sick and wounded soldier received sick pay.

Later during the war, she went to the battle sites herself. There she contracted the Crimean Fever. It is believed that the fever had affected her life and kept Miss Nightingale confined to her quarters after the war. There is a possibility that she suffered from Post Traumatic Syndrome or Fatigue Syndrome or some other possible malady. We will probably never know for sure.

Nevertheless, she was able to continue her work in nursing education and public health from the quarters. Her admirers, many of whom had been soldiers during the Crimean war, started the Nightingale Fund. It was the money that allowed her start the Nightingale Training School for Nurses at St. Thomas Hospital in 1860. The school became the model for other training schools.

Florence Nightingale is now synonymous with the nursing profession. She is recognized universally as the one who established the principles of nursing education and practice and she was responsible for setting up the first nursing school. Florence Nightingale had also changed the status of nursing to a respectable occupation for women and she became known as the founder of modern nursing. Florence Nightingale died on 13 august 1910 at the age of 90. Her birth date is now commemorated as the “World Nurses’ Day”.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Musical Nurses 2010

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After our final exam on both theory and practical, our lecturer gave us a 2 weeks break. A break which we expect to do nothing. Instead our lecturers wanted us to come up a talent show and shall be performed in front of our seniors, guests and lecturers of the nursing department.

So our class created different committees and groups such as dancing, singing, acting and fashion show groups. We also have committees involve in stage preparation, sound system, demolition, and others.

As expected, misunderstanding among members are normal but we managed to polish it out and managed to work as a team. And it was successfully performed yesterday. Though there was few mistakes on the performance but overall it was great. Our spectators were satisfied and was having fun but not the poem for mothers which have touched some hearts and made us cry.

The theater hall was full of senior/junior nursing students, students from art department, nursing lecturers, heads of the faculty of sciences and the art department.

Below are some of the pictures taken yesterday. After our 2 weeks term break i will posting the video for this affair.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

10 Qualities Of A Great Nurse

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a photoThose who succeed in nursing and gain the most fulfillment from it possesses certain qualities that they carried out in performing variety of roles and functions of a nurse. As our lecturer would always love to ask "Do you have what it takes to be a great nurse?"

Here are some of the qualities to become a great nurse:

1. Communication Skill

A great nurse has excellent communication skills that include speaking and listening either verbal or non-verbal. They are able to follow directions without problem and can easily communicate with patients and families to understand their needs and explain treatments. A nurse who possess effective communication skills function effectively.

2. Emotional Stability
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A great nurse is emotionally stable. Nursing is a stressful job and nurses encounter many traumatic situations, sufferings, and deaths. A great nurse is one who is able to work without allowing the stress to cause great personal harm.

3. Empathy

Great nurses have empathy for the pain and suffering of patients. They are able to feel compassion and provide comfort.

4. Flexible

A great nurse is flexible with regards to working hours and responsibilities. Nurses are often required to work long periods of overtime, late or overnight shifts, and weekends.

5. Pay Attention To Details

A great nurse understands that every step in the medical field is one that can have far-reaching consequences. A great nurse pays excellent attention to detail and is careful not to skip steps or make errors.

6. Interpersonal Skill

A great nurse has excellent interpersonal skills and works well in a variety of situations with different people. They work well with other nurses, doctors, and other members of a staff.

7. Physical Endurance

A great nurse has strong physical endurance and is able to tolerate standing for long periods of time, lifting heavy objects (or people), and performing a number of taxing maneuvers on a daily basis

8. Problem Solving Skill

A great nurse can think quickly and address problems as — or before — they arise.

9. Quick Response

A great nurse can respond quickly to emergencies and other situations that arise. Quite often, healthcare work is simply the response to sudden incidences, and nurses must always be prepared.

10. Respect

Great nurses respect people and rules. They are mindful of confidentiality requirements and different cultures and traditions. And they respect the wishes of the patient

Monday, February 1, 2010

PRC Nursing Board Exam Schedule 2010

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The Professional Regulation Commission announced last Thursday, January 07, 2010 that the 2010 nursing board examniation has been rescheduled.

As per Commission Resolution No. 2009-537 dated November 13, 2009, the board examniation has been moved from June and November to July and December. The board examniation will be on July 3 and 4, 2010 and December 12 and 13, 2010.

The following are the schedules:

July 3 - 4, 2010
Deadline for Applications:
Repeaters: April 14, 2010
First timers : May 14, 2010

December 13 - 14, 2010
Deadline for Applications:
Repeaters : September 8, 2010
First Timers: November 8, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Registered Nurses Help In Haiti

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In the days since an earthquake in Haiti on Jan. 12 left thousands dead, thousands more wounded and massive damage, tens of thousands of U.S. nurses have signed on with various organizations to offer assistance.

“Nurses are, by nature, people who want to help. There’s a lot of energy and a lot of willingness to be generous and give time,” says Elizabeth Sloand, CRNP, PhD, who has traveled to Haiti many times in her work as an assistant professor in the department of acute and chronic care at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Nursing in Baltimore, and is preparing to return.

But she and others who are working with relief efforts say nurses who want to go to Haiti should proceed with caution, patience and understanding of what might seem like miles of bureaucratic red tape.

Full story here

Tips For Nurse Travelers

Here are meaningful tips for today's nurse travelers that i have found in nursing center site. This could be a great help for those nurses who wants to be a nurse traveler. Good luck!
  • BE FLEXIBLE – NOT RIGID - It is a key to getting your first or next assignment.
  • Interview your prospective travel companies, pick the one(s) that represent you and your values best.
  • Be open to the location, shift, unit, floor, floating and more. It shows your confident adaptability.
  • Clean concise, updated paper work, health and state specific requirements move your consideration up

  • Playing hard to get is not in your best interest, return calls promptly, be accessible, be eager to work.
  • Prepare. Prepare. Prepare. Clients interview with your profile at hand but select based on listening to you and your responses.
  • Compare all the Benefits offered and understand their value added worth to you in a total compensation package.
  • Ability to make a decision once job has been offered. Say so, if you don’t want the assignment so others can be considered.
  • Once assigned, complete all requirements as requested; demonstrate your competency and professionalism.
  • Housing packages that include your unit, furniture and utilities can be company arranged or stipends offered and you find your own. Ask.
  • Cats, dogs and fish are all great pets but, not all will view “Man’s best friend” as a 100 lb pit bull. Your pet may not travel well. Be thoughtful of it.
  • Explore travel and join others who consider travel as a working vacation, others a lifestyle and still others, a second career or another way to consider a potential new home and job.
  • Whatever your view and reasons for a considering a travel assignment do offer your personal best and represent your profession well in each community. The best tip to remember is your legacy is the reputation you leave with each assignment but take with you as a reference for your next.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Schools For Second Courser In Nursing

I was looking for schools in Philippines who offer second courser in Nursing and i found this lists in pinoyexchange site. I post it here in my blog because i know a lot people are planning to take this course. I hope this will help you too.


Angeles University Foundation
Campus: Mc Arthur Highway, 2009 Angeles City, Philippines
Contact Nos.: (6345) 888-2663 to 65 or 323-5618 to 20 local 707

Arellano University
about: Offers International Nursing Program, 3 yrs will be spent at AU and senior year at Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. You will receive a diploma from Alderson-Broaddus College.
Duration: 4 yrs. Subjects already taken will be credited but still you have to finish the 4 year course.
Tuition fee: Intl. Nursing Program P50,000 – P65,000
Local BSN P16,000 – P18,000
Campus: 2600 Legarda St., Sampaloc Manila
Contact No.: 735-3684

Capitol Medical Center Colleges
Campus: No. 4 Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City
Contact No.: 742-5531

Dr. Carlos S. Lanting College
Tuition fee: P296/unit; P19,000 – P22,000
Perks: Offers night school
Duration: 2 - 3 years
Campus: Tandang Sora Avenue, Sangandaan, Novaliches, Quezon City
Contact Nos.: 930-5302 / 938-7782 to 89

De Ocampo Memorial College
Campus: 2921 Nagtahan Street, Sta. Mesa, Metro Manila
Contact Nos.: 715-1891 to 92
Tuition fee: 600 / unit
2nd yr 1st sem = 24K

De Los Santos College - STI College of Health Professions Inc.
Campus: 201 E. Rodrigues Sr. Blvd., Quezon City
Contact Nos.: 721-7887 / 721-7877 / 722-8597 / 413-4977 Fax: 721-7871
Tuition fee: 468 / unit
2nd yr 1st sem = 28K

Dr. Yanga’s Francisco Balagtas Colleges
Campus: MacArthur Highway, Wakas, Bocaue, Bulacan

Emilio Aguinaldo College
Campus: 1113-1117 San Marcelino St. Cor. Gonzales St. Ermita Manila 1000
Contact No: 521-2710

Family Clinic Inc., College
Tuition Fee: P22,000 – P24,000
Campus: 1452 Arsenio H. Lacson St., in Sampaloc, Manila

Global City Innovative College
Campus: 3/F Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St. Corner 2nd Ave., Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

Campus: 75, Bukidnon St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City
Contact No.: 927-3683

Kester Grant College
Campus: Quezon City

Lorma Colleges
Campus: Carlatan, San Fernando City, La Union
Contact No.: (072) 888-2616

Lyceum Northwestern University
Campus: Tapuac District, Dagupan City

Manila Doctor’s College
Campus: President Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City
Contact Nos.: 833-5983 / 832-0712

Metropolitan Hospital College of Nursing
Tuition fee: P400+/unit
Duration: 2 ½ - 3 yrs.
Campus: 1357 J. Masangkay St., Sta. Cruz, Manila
Contact No. : 254-1111

Our Lady of Fatima University
Campus: 120 McArthur Highway, Valenzuela City, Philippines
Contact Nos.: 293–2703 to 06

Perpetual Help College of Manila
Campus: 1240 A. Conception St., Sampaloc, Manila
Contact No.: 731-8199
Tuition fee: 542.40 / unit
2nd yr 1st sem = 25,990
2nd yr 2nd sem = 37,466

Philippine College of Health and Sciences
Campus: 766 Coromina St., C.M. Recto Ave., Manila
Contact No.: 733-9480

Philippines Women’s University
about: It has a trimester program.
Duration: 2 years including 1 summer
Tuition fee: P720 per unit + acceptance fee of 10,000/year and residence fee of 5,000/semester
Campus: 1743 Taft Avenue, Manila / E. de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City / Davao campus
Contact No.: 526-8421

Sienna College – Taytay Branch
Contact numbers: 6604762
Tuition fee: 460 / unit
1st yr 1st sem = 19K
2nd yr 1st sem = 29K

San Beda College
Campus:638 E. Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila / Highlands Pointe, Brgy., San Juan 1920 Taytay, Rizal
Contact Nos.: SBC Manila 7356011 to 15 / SBC Rizal - 660-9667 to 68

Southeast Asian College (a.k.a. United Doctors Medical Center)
Campus: 290 Espana cor. N. Ramirez St., Quezon City
Contact No.: 712-3640
Tuition fee: 350 / unit
2nd yr 1st sem = P20,255

St. Dominic Savio College
Campus: Block 1 Lot 6 Mountain Heights Subdivision, Quirino Hi-way, Pangarap, Caloocan City, Philippines
Contact Nos.: 961-5497 / 961-7755

St. Ignatius Health Science College
about: Offers Registered Nursing (ASDN)
Duration: 2 years. Students spend 5 trimesters in the Philippines, and their last trimester at Fresno City College (California, USA), where they finish as US graduates.
Tuition fee: P67,000 – P128,080
Campus: 2/F Prosperity West Center, 92A West Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Nos.: 373-8707 / 373-6623

St. Jude College
Campus: Don Quijote Cor. Dimasalang St., Sampaloc Manila, 1008
Contact No.: 731-4374

St. Mary’s College - San Juan / Mandaluyong
Contact number: 7218939 – 38
Tuition fee: 500 / unit
2nd yr 1st sem = 21,300

St. Paul University –Tuguegarao
Campus: Mabini St., Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

United Doctors Medical Center and College
Campus: 290 EspaƱa cor. N. Ramirez St., Quezon City
Phone No.: 712-3640

Universidad de Sta. Isabel
Campus: Elias Angeles St., Naga City
Contact Nos.: (054) 473-8417/ 473-8442/ 473-8471/ 473-9954 loc 219

University of the East
about: Offers BSN for second coursers but is highly competitive
Duration: 3 years
Campus: 2219 C.M. Recto Avenue, Manila
Contact No.: 735-5471

University of Makati
about: Formerly known as Pamantasan ng Makati. It has a Regis Program which you can customize your class schedule according to your availability and needs.
Tuition fee: P700/unit
Perks: Offers night and weekend classes
Duration: 2 - 3 years
Campus: Room 303, Bldg. 2, University of Makati Complex, J.P. Rizal Ext., West Rembo, Fort Bonifacio, Makati City
Contact No.: 881-1571 / 882-0535
Tuition fee: 700/unit
1st yr 1st sem = 20K

University of Perpetual Help DALTA
Campus: Alabang Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Pinas City
Contact No.: 871-0639

University of Regina Carmeli
about: URC is a private, Catholic school owned and managed by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation. It is the only Catholic University in Bulacan. Classes start on November.
Campus: Barasaoin, Malolos, Bulacan
Contact No.: 791-1204

University of La Sallete – Santiagao City
Campus: Dubinan East, Santiago City, Isabela


Cebu Normal University
Campus: Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Contact No.: (32) 253-9611

Cebu Doctor’s University
Campus: Osmena Blvd., Cebu City
Contact No.: (32) 253-8001

Iloilo Doctor’s College
Campus: West Ave., Molo, Iloilo City
Contact Nos.: (33) 338-2830 / 337-0034

Riverside College
Campus: Dr. Pablo O. Torre Sr. St., Bacolod City
Contact No.: (32) 433-7331

Silliman University
Campus: Hibbard Ave., Dumaguete City

St. Gabriel College
Campus: G. Pastrana St., Kalibo, Aklan

University of San Agustin
Campus: Gen. Luna St., Iloilo City, Philippines
Contact No.: (33) 337-4841

West Negros College
about: Offers different Nursing curriculum for Medical Professionals and the other for Second Degree - Non Medical; Classes are held daily and during weekends.
Tuition fee: P15,000 - P20,000
Duration: 2 – 2 ½ years
Campus: Burgos St., Bacolod City
Contact No.: (34) 434-4561


Brokenshire College
Campus: Madapo Hills, Davao City, Davao Del Sur
Contact Nos.: (082) 227-2105 or 227-3538

Davao Doctors College
Campus: Malvar St., Davao City

Davao Medical Center Colleges
Duration: 18 months
Campus: Davao City

Mindanao Medical Foundation College

Duration: 17 months (minimum)
Address: Villanueva St., Agdao, Davao City
Contact No.: (082) 221-6225
Fax No.: (082) 226-3576

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Biography Of Florence Nightingale

a photoShe was the younger daughter of William Edward Nightingale of Embley Park, Hampshire, and Lea Hurst, Derbyshire, was born at Florence on the 15th of May 1820, and named after that city, but her childhood was spent in England, chiefly in Derbyshire.

Born to a comfortable family, Florence Nightingale was educated by governesses and then by her father, with her older sister, Panthenope. She was familiar with the Greek and Latin classical languages, and modern languages of French, German, and Italian. She also studied history, grammar, philosophy and .mathematics.

By 1844, over parental objections, Florence Nightingale chose a different path than the social life and marriage expected of her by her parents -- she chose to work in nursing, which was then not quite a respectable profession for women. She went to Kaiserwerth, Prussiaa photo in 1847, where she received 3 months training in nursing. In 1853 she studied in Paris with Sisters of Charity, after which she return to England to assume the position of superintendent of London's Institution for the Care of Sick Gentlewomen.

In later life Florence Nightingale suffered from poor health and in 1895 went blind. Soon afterwards, the loss of other faculties meant she had to receive full-time nursing. Although a complete invalid she lived another fifteen years before her death in London on 13th August, 1910.


Biography Of Virginia Henderson

a photoShe was born in Kansas City, Missouri on Nov. 30, 1897, the fifth of eight children of Daniel B. and Lucy Minor (Abbot) Henderson. Her father was an attorney for Native American Indians. Her mother came from the state of Virginia to which Miss Henderson returned for her early schooling. She was educated at the U.S. Army School of Nursing (1921) and Teachers College, Columbia University where she completed her B.S. (1932) and M.A. (1934), then taught from 1934 until 1948.

Virginia Avenel Henderson died on March 19, 1996 at the age of 98. Her ending had the warmth, style, and graciousness of her life. After partaking chocolate cake and ice cream and saying goodbyes to her family and friends, she passed from one dimension to another. Miss Henderson, and she always preferred Miss to Ms., left behind a quantity of work that is the soul of modern nursing: a definition of nursing with sufficient precision and poetry to become the internationally adopted statement; three of the Principles and Practice of Nursing that elaborated on the knowledge base necessary to act in terms of the definition; a survey and assessment of nursing research that shifted nursing research away from studying nurses to studying the differences that nurses can make in people's lives; and the Nursing Studies Index that captured the intellectual history of the first six decades of the 20th century.

The honors bestowed on Henderson are numerous. Among them are as follows:
  • She held honorary degrees from thirteen universities
  • She was selected to American Nurses Association Hall of Fame and had the Sigma Theta Tau International Library named in her honor.
  • She was honored by the Virginia Nurses Association in 1988 when the Virginia Historical Nurse Leadership Award was presented to her.
  • In 2000, the Virginia Nurses Association recognized Henderson as one of fifty-one Pioneer Nurses in Virginia
Her contributions:

Virginia Avenel Henderson has been called the "first lady of nursing" and the "first truly international nurse." Her writing, her presentations and her research and contacts with nurses have profoundly affected nursing and impacted the recipients of care by nurses throughout the world. Among them are as follows:
  • She began her career in public health nursing in the Henry Street Settlement and in the visiting nurse service in Washington, D.C.
  • She was the first full-time instructor in nursing in Virginia when she was at Norfolk Protestant Hospital in Norfolk and was active in the Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia. She designed a plan to create district organizations within the state. She was an early advocate for the inclusion of psychiatric nursing in the curriculum and served on a committee to develop such a course at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1929.
  • During her years at Teachers College, Columbia University, Henderson was an outstanding teacher and drew students from many countries to study with her. Nurses through the United States studied with her without ever leaving their home schools when her revision of Bertha Harmer's Textbook of the Principles and Practice of Nursing became widely use.
  • Other important publications grew out of Henderson's years at Yale University including Nursing Research A Survey and Assessment in collaboration with Leo Simonds. She also directed a twelve-year project entitled Nursing Studies Index, four volumes recognized as an essential reference for many years.
  • Her book, Nature of Nursing, published in 1966 expressed her belief about the essence of nursing and influenced the hearts and minds of those who read it.

At the age of 75, Henderson directed her career to international teaching and speaking. This enabled another generation to reap the benefits of contact with this quintessential nurse of the twentieth century.

In 1953, she joined Yale School of Nursing, a particularly fitting association, since the first dean, Annie Warburton Goodrich, had served as her mentor in her early professional years. The Yale years were a time of great productivity.

Reference: ©2005 - VCU Libraries - All rights reserved. Special Collections & Archives Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University libtmlsca@vcu.edu

Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library
Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, a past president of the society, and former dean at Indiana University School of Nursing wrote the following article in tribute to Miss Henderson which appeared in the First Quarter, 1996 issue of Reflections, a Sigma Theta Tau publication. Below is an edited version of Dr. McBride's tribute. http://www.nursinglibrary.org/portal/main.aspx?PageID=4017
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