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

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.
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