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A few fun facts about the day we all wear Green: 

  • For many years, blue was the color most often associated with St. Patrick. Green was considered unlucky. St. Patrick’s blue was considered symbolic of Ireland for many centuries and the Irish Presidential Standard is still blue.
  • Guinness sales soar on St. Patrick’s Day. Recent figures show that 5.5 million pints of the black stuff are downed around the world every day. On St. Patrick’s Day that figure is doubled.
  • The Irish can’t claim credit for the invention of the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Saint Patrick was actually born in Roman Britain at the end of the 4th century AD and taken to Ireland by slavers when he was a teenager.The exact place of his birth is debatable as some say Scotland and some say Wales but, either way, he’s Irish now.
  • The estimated statistical odds of finding a four-leaf clover on your first try is 10,000 to 1, and the odds skyrocket to 1,000,000 to 1 if you’re looking to find a five-leaf clover on your first try. (The majority of the clovers you see outside have only three leaves.

So, while the chances of finding a Four Leaf Clover are slim to none, the same does not go for Nursing Jobs. Log into today, to find a position.

Or if you are a facility, log in to create  your FREE profile, post unlimited jobs for FREE, and Pay NOTHING for an applicants information. To good to be true. Unlike the four leaf clover, is not hard to believe.…

The nursing industry is as diverse as it can get. Aside from hospitals and clinics, nurse can also pursue their practice in several other organizations and institutions including the military.

Military nurses are given the task of providing medical care to ill or injured military members. They are also in charge of aiding in the rehabilitation and recovery of soldiers from war.

There are two ways to become a military ways: one is through joining the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the other is through the direct commissioning process. Below are the requirements for each:

Direct Commissioning:

  • Possess a BSN degree from an accredited school of nursing. *Note: The U.S. Army Reserves will accept an Associate Degree RN but you must obtain a BSN by the time you go up to the promotion board for Captain.
  • Be a licensed Registered Nurse in any of the 50 U.S. states or territories such as Puerto Rico, District of Columbia, or Guam.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a reasonably clean criminal history: no felony convictions. A speeding ticket or minor infraction will usually not keep you from being commissioned. Having 30 unpaid traffic tickets will keep you from being commissioned. If you have a blemish or two on your record you may be able to apply for a waiver and still be accepted into the military.
  • Be able to pass a background check for a secret clearance
  • Pass a medical physical
  • Meet the height and weight standards for the service you are entering
  • Meet the age requirement – varies depending on the military service
  • Apply for a direct commission through a military healthcare recruiter for the service you want to join

ROTC Commission Process:

  • Meet the age requirement: varies depending on the military service. Usually, the age you can enter college ROTC is between18-26.  Be sure to check with the service branch for the exact age.  This can change depending on the needs of the service.
  • Attend an approved 4 year university that is part of the ROTC program
  • Maintain the acceptable Grade Point Average (GPA) – usually a 2.5 or 3.0 out of 4.0.
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a clean criminal record; 1 or 2 traffic tickets will usually not bar you from selection.
  • Be able to pass a background check for a secret clearance
  • Pass a medical physical – usually administered in your third year of ROTC
  • Meet the height and weight standards for the service you are in ROTC with
  • Upon successful graduation from the college/ROTC program you will be commissioned as an officer.

Nurses in the field of oncology have varied roles. Not only do they act as direct caregivers but they also serve as educators, consultants, administrators, and researchers.

As direct caregivers, nurses are able to deliver the needs of individuals diagnosed with cancer especially at the bedside.

As educators, they not only answer the questions of patients and their families about cancer and how to live with it but they also help in disseminating information to the community through performing educational campaigns.

Nurses may also serve as coordinators who can form multidisciplinary oncology teams that can help realize the healthcare goals patients. In addition, they can also serve as consultants who can share their expertise with their colleagues as well as with other healthcare personnel. They may also create environments that are conducive to the optimum health of the public as well as to he professional nursing practice.

Finally, nurses may also be at the arrowhead of investigation and research work about the problems related to cancer.

Researcher:  The oncology nurse identifies and investigates researchable problems, and evaluates and applies research findings that affect cancer care or nursing.

When nurses venture into oncology, they may specialize in various fields including chemotherapy, breast oncology, radiation, surgical oncology, head and neck oncology, bone marrow transplant and palliative care.

Also, apart from finishing a basic nursing program, nurses who want to work in the field of oncology need to pursue higher education. They may pursue degrees such as Oncology certified nurse (OCN®), an advanced oncology certified nurse (AOCN®) or a certified pediatric oncology certified nurse (CPON).…

Nurses’ careers are not limited to healthcare facilities and hospitals. They can also venture into community-oriented jobs where they will not be limited to the typical medical settings. One such path is Domestic Violence Nursing.

Domestic violence nurses deal primarily with patients who are victims of domestic violence. Patients could range from children to women and even the elderly.

They are given the task of caring for and treating patients’ wounds while keepi9ng detailed records of the injuries the patient endured because of abuse. Their records are used as evidence at the judicial setting. Aside from treating physical wounds, they also help patients recover from the mental and emotional burdens of experiencing abuse.

Some of the requirements in order to become a domestic violence nurse include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing Diploma or Associate of Science in Nursing. They must then pass the NCLEX-RN. There is also an option to advance into a position as a sexual assault nurse examiner, which requires passing a forensic nursing certification exam.

This is just one of the many options nurses have in order to give back to their communities and to serve humanity in the best way they can.…

What Not to Do as a Nurse

RNs can sometimes form habits in the course of their practice. While some of these can be helpful in terms of providing quality patient care, there are certain tendencies that can only cause trouble in the long run.

As big influencers on RNs, Nurse Managers can advise their staff to avoid doing these things:

24/7 Nurse Mode
New nurses tend to immerse themselves too deep in their careers that they fail to achieve work-life balance. Nurse Managers need to ensure that their staff can easily do the things they love and spend time with families and friends the moment they walk out of the hospital doors at the end of their shift.

At some point, nurses have to choose a field that they want to specialize in. Nurse Managers need to help their staff to figure out what they want to do in the long run so that they may be able to have a stable job in the healthcare industry.

Being a Loner
Being a team player is an important part of having a successful career. Nurse Managers should inspire harmonious relationships in their unit as much as possible. This fosters a culture of support that will benefit all staff members.…
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