Flexible Family Nurse Practitioner Career Choices

As the interest in the family nurse practitioner (FNP) role has grown, the career options through careful program selection have enabled nurses to better control their healthcare career trajectory. While the FNP role broadly speaking has a strong family-oriented focus, there are different programs open for nurses that know exactly where they wish to head in their careers. Let’s now consider a few of the options for healthcare staff looking at becoming a family nurse practitioner. The MSN … [Read more...]

A Look at the Top Seven Hospital-Based Jobs

Finding the perfect career path that not only makes you feel excited to get up each more, but also gives you the kind of challenge you’re looking for can be a long process. Clearly, you want to pick a career path that your skills and experience are well suited for, but at the same time, you also need to think about its rate of growth, earning potential, and if it’s a career that will require you to move to a different city/town. When it comes to the biggest employer in the United States that … [Read more...]

How to Treat Cuts and Scrapes in Children

If there is one thing that all children seem to excel at, it is finding new and creative ways to injure themselves. Some children seem to have made it a personal mission to inflict needless pain and injury on themselves, other children merely seem to be setting themselves up for a life of playing extreme sports. Regardless of your background, or how well you try and raise your children, there are always going to be some injuries and accidents. Thankfully, these are usually not severe, but it … [Read more...]

Top 5 In-Demand Career Options in Assistive Healthcare for Women

While physicians and surgeons get all the credit, healthcare as we know it would come to a stop if all the other professionals associated with the field were not there to manage everything else. In fact, the demand for them is so great in the US these days that completing the necessary certification in any of these five fields comes with almost a guaranteed assurance of employment. Nurse After doctors, nurses are the most important personnel in a medical facility as far as direct medical … [Read more...]

Demand for Nurse Practitioners is Skyrocketing in Texas

According to reports, a demand for nurse practitioners is high across the United States, in part due to the AMA capping medical school enrollment in the 1990's to maximize earnings for M.D.s. Yet demand for medical professionals hasn’t slackened as the population has both grown and aged. Nurse practitioners evolved to fill in the gap. However, demand for NP's varies across the nation. Demand for nurse practitioners is skyrocketing in Texas. Let’s look at the reasons behind the nurse shortage … [Read more...]

Four Signs You’re a Perfect Fit for a Healthcare Career

Have you been working in a certain career for a while, only to dislike your job more and more each day? Are you a young person who is having to make the important decision of what to study in college and subsequently what you are going to work as in your future career? Whether you’re heading for a career change or making important decisions for the rest of your life, examining your best and worst qualities is an important part of determining which career choice is the best for you. Working in … [Read more...]

How to Enhance Your Nursing Career

Nurses are passionate, they are brave, and they work hard every single day to give everything they can to their patients. As a nurse, you are constantly learning, and as times change, we are constantly adapting to new ways to provide care to give the patients the most current and effective care. The more we learn and adapt to these changes, the more we learn about providing the greatest healthcare to others. Perhaps you want to learn more, to enhance the many skills you have already acquired as … [Read more...]

Get Motivated for a Career in Nursing

Are you motivated and ready to tackle education head on this year? If so, may we request that you consider careers in nursing! There are tons of different nursing specialties that you can enter into, and according to a recent infographic by Maryville University, 75% of nurses would happily recommend their profession to others. So, you can rest assured that not only will you be working in a worthwhile career, but that you will also more than likely be happy with your job. On top of this, … [Read more...]

The Top 5 College Majors for Women

Have you ever wondered what the top college majors are for women, in particular? Well, the short list of five majors below will help you gain some insight into what most women are choosing as their career path. 1. Nursing Nursing is a vast field, with so many different types of nursing positions that can be filled. You can, for example, become an oncology nurse so you can work with cancer patients, or you can work in the maternity ward and help with newborn babies. From emergency room … [Read more...]

Why Breastfeeding Your Baby is Better, Amanda Carlson

Why Breastfeeding Your Baby is Better Breastfeeding your babies is something that many new mothers struggle with. Should you or shouldn’t you? Is formula better? How long should you breastfeed? Is it better for the baby or not? But why? What benefits does breastfeeding your child have? While breastfeeding your child is a personal choice that new mothers have to make based on their child’s needs, many experts agree that breastfeeding your baby is better for them. A … [Read more...]

Children and the ‘flu shot’ – how to prepare

The Centers for Disease Control strongly recommends that everyone over the age of six months receive a flu vaccination each year, provided that there are no contraindications or medical conditions that place them in the relatively small group of people that shouldn’t be vaccinated against influenza. The mere mention of a shot, however, can be enough to send even children that are normally docile into hysterics. Preparing your child for his annual flu shot can be a very challenging ordeal, … [Read more...]

BREAST CANCER, How Many Women are getting this disease?

How many women get breast cancer? The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2012: About 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women About 63,300 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer). About 39,510 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the … [Read more...]

World Breastfeeding Week 1–7 August 2012

  World Breastfeeding Week     1–7 August 2012   World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) – Canada was the catalyst in 2010

  PM announces new maternal, newborn and children health initiatives   January 26, 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for new development projects that will save the lives and improve the health of mothers and children in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Mozambique. “Canada was the catalyst in 2010 for the renewed global effort to save the lives of mothers, children and newborns in developing countries,” said Prime Minister Harper. “The support being … [Read more...]

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