Some medical motivation – Gifted Hands

  Here is a little story about an incredibly wonderful physician. When I get the nursing students on their first day of rotations/clinicals, some are anxious, nervous, or scared.  Not sure if they can make another semester or term of school.  I have given them an extra credit assignment to watch this movie.  It is about a man who seemed […]

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Stick on tattoo measures blood sugar without needles

Stick on tattoo measures blood sugar without needles SWEET NEWS FOR DIABETICS By Lydia Ramsey Diabetics often prick their fingers up to eight times a day to check their blood sugar. Researchers have long looked for a solution that provides constant monitoring without being so invasive, and researchers at the University of California San Diego have come up with a […]

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26-year-old newlywed dies from flu, sepsis complications

26-year-old newlywed dies from flu, sepsis complications   A young Wisconsin woman who was seemingly healthy has died after contracting the flu, WISN reported. News of her death follows an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that this year’s flu has reached epidemic levels, and that the flu shot is only about 23 percent effective. Katie […]

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NCLEX exam results for 2014 RN and PN – Exams

The NCLEX exam results are back for 2014. The following is the actual breakdown for the exam:   There are many resources available to help you with your test taking strategies. Take as many NCLEX practice questions  tests as you can.  I would recommend taking the NCLEX as soon as possible as graduation.  Waiting until you feel the perfect time […]

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Patient at NYC psych center charged with murder in death of another patient inside facility

NEW YORK –  Police say a patient at a New York City psychiatric center has been charged with killing another patient inside the facility. Police say Smith was arrested after 51-year-old Leon Little was found unconscious inside the Bronx Psychiatric Center shortly before 8 p.m. Friday.The New York Police Department said Saturday that 19-year-old Brett Smith of the Bronx has […]

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Australia snares Filipino nursing high flyers

Australia snares Filipino nursing high flyers  Edgar and wife Harriet It’s a dream come true for Filipino nurses Edgar Amago Junior and his wife, Harriet, to live and work overseas. Originally they wanted to move to the United States to pursue their blossoming careers, but faster processing times and the chance to resettle sooner led them instead to Australia. The […]

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