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Emergency Support Needed

October 20, 2014

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We are highlighting one very caring young lady. She needs our support. Her goal is to obtain adequate housing and food for her and the family. The pleasant family consists of her sister, two brothers, daughter, and mother. This family is struggling for the past two month to find housing that is large enough to comfortably accommodate everyone. They are also striving in the face of difficulties to keep the school-age children in one steady school. A constant set of classmates, teachers, and routine would improve the lives of this family deeply. This would also prevent disarray and disorganization. The highlighted youth is struggling to look for employment and care for her pre-school age daughter. She has a brilliant idea of studying online. Her studies brought curiosity to our educational services. She is a very motivated and active student. The skills she is gaining leads closer to the goal of obtaining adequate housing. Yet, she and her family are in great need of money to quickly get out of the tight grip of an over-cramped residence. There are six persons living in 450 square feet of space. Please give generously to the educational advancement of this young lady as she seeks to improve the living situation of her struggling family.

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Inquire About Free Online Naturopathy Healthcare Informatics Education

January 9, 2014

Online courses are being offered for natural remedies. These naturopathy classes include some healthcare informatics. Especially as it relates to databases and electronically searching for natural healthcare information. Separate education is available for professionals and non-professionals. Inquire about these free courses. Contact us using admin [at] healthcare-online-education [dot] com

Should The Continuing Education for RN Licensure Include Specific Courses

August 22, 2013

Having taken Advanced Physiological Nursing and Advanced Pathophysiology and now Advanced Health Assessment I have come to realize that state boards of nursing should consider requiring nurses to repeat these courses after a set period of time (every 5 or 10 years). Advanced Health Assessment is allowing me to tie the other two courses together and really evaluate my assessment skills and further enhance the care I give my patients. Advanced Health Assessment has made me look that much closer, feel that much more and listen that much better. It doesn’t matter what area of nursing you work (Forensic Nursing, at the Bedside or teaching) learning to use all of your senses in more detail will make you a better nurse.

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Gaining confidence

June 12, 2013

Well I completed all of the reading and exercises for the first section of my Healthcare Informatics program and was ready to take the test. Now, having not taken a college exam for over 26 years I must say I was quite anxious about this. It was not like taking a CEU course and then taking the post test 3-4 times until you get the answers all correct. This was an actual college exam that was going to grade the knowledge you had gained over the last few weeks of reading.

I must say I was surprised once I accessed the exam to see how much I had retained from what I read. As an older learner I was prepared for some struggle. Did I use the book as I was permitted? Yes, but I found that I used it to confirm my answers not find them and that was a good feeling. I know that there will be struggles in this course and concepts that I will need to dissect and rebuild in my mind to be able to grasp them. However, I now know that I am able to grasp new ideas and content and use this knowledge, which will help me to apply it in the practical use of my job.

This was a day of firsts for me. It was the kick off of my first solo project as a “new” project coordinator and clinical informaticist. It was my first college exam on my quest to obtain my BSN and Healthcare Informatics Certificate. The first is often the hardest and sometimes the most rewarding and … it feels good.

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Education for health care providers: developmental assessment

April 26, 2013

I used to work for Children’s Hospital in the IMU unit. Many times, we as nurses would encounter many genetic disorders that were foreign to us or we just did not know enough about the disorder to help educate their parents. Since I also took classes in genetics, I found myself digging further into a particular website OMIM. This website was extremely useful in providing information on genetic diseases and compiled all the information and studies on each genetic problem. This was useful because if children were not reaching their physical or emotional development, many times this was addressed within the study and what was “normal” for that disease process. Many families were at a loss and just did not understand the disease process. The Internet was extremely useful in educating parents and myself regarding the physical and emotional assessment of their child. Also we could print out valuable information and documentation to explain to parents with diagrams and help teach parents about the disorder and what they could expect in the future. I found the Internet to be extremely helpful in ways that books could not.

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Medication Errors

September 29, 2011

I am a Chronic Care Coordinator and partner with Primary Care Providers in chronic care management. Our patients have multiple chronic medical conditions. This care team provides care for patients ranging in age from 18- 75. We facilitate transitions of care between departments and external providers. Patient education is promoted for self care management. Care Coordinators review charts on patients who recently were discharged from hospital and who are in need of a telephonic hospital outreach. This outreach call helps the patient coordinate a medication care plan. A review of their medications upon discharge is verified and the medications they were instructed to stop. However, what we often find is that patients have not been given the correct names of medications or the patient gave the medical staff the correct name but the wrong time frame they have been taking the medication. Frequently the patients have failed to mention over the counter herbal medications that interfere with the reaction for many drugs. Patient education regarding their medications should cover questions as to purpose, dose, and administration time. Pending the outcome of the review we may find different compliance’s that may hinder them taking their medications with factors such as vision, education and finances. A referral to a home care service visit by a RN or an additional office visit for further education regarding medication management, screening for cognitive ability and depression, greatly increases prescription effectiveness.

 

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Technology Skills and Clinical Knowledge

September 23, 2011

Our nursing program is in the process of applying to become a degree-granting program. We are currently a diploma program. One of the needs we have identified is for courses (especially those that don’t require a clinical component) to be offered online. We are in the process of developing our curriculum and have identified at least five courses that we will start with as online courses. This presents the challenge of writing those courses so that they can be online. Not many of the current faculty has that skill. I have been taking courses online myself, but am not sure that I would be able or qualified to teach an online course. With the end of the nursing shortage nowhere in sight, the convenience of online courses will help. This presents another problem in that there is a shortage of nursing instructors and probably a shortage of instructors that are techno savvy. Schools need to make sure that their faculty has both the technological skills as well as the clinical knowledge.

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Advanced Physiological Nursing Course via Internet Learning, comment

January 24, 2011

I would have to totally agree with this comment. I am currently taking Advanced Physiological Nursing Course online. I also have tried to achieve my BSN degree while attending college on-campus but it is very hard once you are working full time as a nurse to have enough time and energy to make it to school. Most nurses have crazy, inconsistent work schedules which makes it even harder to have a set school schedule on top of work. The option to finish my BSN online has made it so much more convenient for me. I work 12 hr night shifts and a lot of times on my days off I am still awake during the night and sleep during the day. This has given me the flexibility to be able to study during the night and take exams during the night which are usually my prime hours. It has been very helpful and I plan to continue my Masters degree online as soon as I have completed my BSN.

Original Post
May 20, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course via Internet Learning, comment
I have to agree with the two previous posts regarding this the ability to take this course on line, at my own pace, in my own home and around my schedule. I have put off going back for my BSN because I work full time and have a family that needs my attention. There is no way I could concentrate in the classroom if I was worried about my family at home. By taking this course on line, I am able to work the quizzes in at times that are convenient for both me and my family. I can go through the units at my own pace, spending additional time on the concepts that are more difficult or require extra attention. It has been a long time since I sat in a class room. This course is very impressive. I love the website and the interactive learning. It is also wonderful to get quizzes graded immediately with feedback regarding areas to concentrate on for incorrectly answered questions. There is no grading on a curve or extra credit assignments to pull your grade up. On line learning puts accountability on the student – you get out of it what you put into it.

Original Post
March 8, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning
I couldn’t agree more with the writer of this discussion forum. I have learned much more from this course than if I was sitting in a traditional classroom. I am able to proceed at my own speed. I can concentrate more on the systems of the body where my knowledge is lacking and less on the systems I know better. It is less stressful also to be able to take quizzes and tests when I actually have time as opposed to on a schedule set by someone else. I can do my readings when I am at my best instead staying up half the night trying to complete them in time for the next class. It has forced me to really utilize my time management skills.

Original Post
March 4, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning
This was a great course, I feel as though I learned more than I would have sitting in a classroom because I not only had to do the reading but also had to research the Internet to find answers and explanations to questions I didn’t know, was unsure about, or didn’t understand. In many ways this course was harder than the past physiology course I took sitting in a classroom. I think in the classroom it is all too easy for instructors to teach to their test (either subtly or overtly) because their success is on the line. With an Internet course the ability to pass the class and do well rests with me. My goal was to come into this class and learn as much as I can, give more than 100% and achieve the highest possible grade I can earn. I feel as though I have accomplished the first goals and will await taking the final to see if I have achieved my last goal of an A in this course.

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Internet Education and a changing belief among traditional nurse educators, comment

November 29, 2010

I also have mixed feelings about online education. I feel it is beneficial for experienced nurses who are going back to college but not for nurses who are fairly new. Deciding experience and new is the difficult part. I know some experienced nurses who definitely need to sit in a class room and newer nurses who can grasp ideas without any problem. I think any nurse doing a online program should be actively working and should only be able to do an online program with the recommendation from there immediate supervisor.

Original Post
July 29, 2010
Title: Internet Education and a changing belief among traditional nurse educators, comment
I personally have mixed feelings about online education. I feel there are a variety of pros and cons dealing with this issue. The pros are that the student has high flexibility are far as the time constraints go and the student has the ability to take test and complete work according to their work schedule. The main negative is that the student has very limited amount of instructor interaction. Therefore if the student is having issues or a problem they can’t figure out they may become more anxious about completing assignments.

Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning, Comment

November 29, 2010

In this day and age having an associate degree is becoming obsolete. More and more hospitals are looking for nurses who have a bachelor degree or higher. A recent comment by the Head of Nursing at the hospital where I work at says it all, “I would love to see master degree nurses as the bedside nurse!”.

It was very hard for me to get my associate degree due to the fact that I am older, work full time, have a husband and three children at home, and then there is all the responsibilities that go hand in hand with these.

At the same time, if I desire to move forward in my career I need a bachelor degree or master’s degree. So as with the commenter before me, I chose to return to college via the internet, it has been extremely enjoyable, being able sit in my living room and do the class work, take tests ect. Without having to leave my teenagers alone for hours at a time or brave the weather in winter.

I also feel accomplished and proud of the progress I have made that would not have been possible for me at this time in my life without the online classroom.

Original Post
May 20, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course via Internet Learning, comment
I have to agree with the two previous posts regarding this the ability to take this course on line, at my own pace, in my own home and around my schedule. I have put off going back for my BSN because I work full time and have a family that needs my attention. There is no way I could concentrate in the classroom if I was worried about my family at home. By taking this course on line, I am able to work the quizzes in at times that are convenient for both me and my family. I can go through the units at my own pace, spending additional time on the concepts that are more difficult or require extra attention. It has been a long time since I sat in a class room. This course is very impressive. I love the website and the interactive learning. It is also wonderful to get quizzes graded immediately with feedback regarding areas to concentrate on for incorrectly answered questions. There is no grading on a curve or extra credit assignments to pull your grade up. On line learning puts accountability on the student – you get out of it what you put into it.

Original Post
March 8, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning
I couldn’t agree more with the writer of this discussion forum. I have learned much more from this course than if I was sitting in a traditional classroom. I am able to proceed at my own speed. I can concentrate more on the systems of the body where my knowledge is lacking and less on the systems I know better. It is less stressful also to be able to take quizzes and tests when I actually have time as opposed to on a schedule set by someone else. I can do my readings when I am at my best instead staying up half the night trying to complete them in time for the next class. It has forced me to really utilize my time management skills.

Original Post
March 4, 2010
Title: Advanced Physiological Nursing Course Via Internet Learning
This was a great course, I feel as though I learned more than I would have sitting in a classroom because I not only had to do the reading but also had to research the Internet to find answers and explanations to questions I didn’t know, was unsure about, or didn’t understand. In many ways this course was harder than the past physiology course I took sitting in a classroom. I think in the classroom it is all too easy for instructors to teach to their test (either subtly or overtly) because their success is on the line. With an Internet course the ability to pass the class and do well rests with me. My goal was to come into this class and learn as much as I can, give more than 100% and achieve the highest possible grade I can earn. I feel as though I have accomplished the first goals and will await taking the final to see if I have achieved my last goal of an A in this course.


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