Continuing education for nurses

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Becoming a nurse is a childhood dream. I have never been afraid of blood, moreso treating open wounds and all. If only I had the financial means to support myself through college, I could have enrolled myself in nursing school. Thankfully, I had the chance to somehow fulfill my dream of helping the sick by being a member of the Lingkod ER and Ugnayan ng Pahinungod in our university. Somehow, I was able to perform minor surgical operations and assist doctors during our medical missions. This is also why I have high regard for nurses and their amount of time and effort to perform their jobs under a lot of pressure.

Even though I'm not a nurse, I know being one is not easy. It's not only the grumpy patients and the bossy doctors that they sometimes have to deal with but the tiring hours that they have to spend at work. Their education doesn't end once they get their license. They have to keep abreast with the latest advancements in medicine or just to be informed on what the new medical procedures go.

There are a lot of venues where nurses can continue learning about their craft. Of course, there are post-graduate courses for nurses who would want to step up to managerial posts. for those who want to learn about recent medical advancements, nursing training seminars and symposia are regularly conducted in various hospitals and universities. Most of the time, expenses for these courses and training are shouldered by the hospitals where they are employed.

Meanwhile, continuing education can also continue outside these venues. One is to read nursing journals and magazines. One such recommended magazine is Nursing 2013. Nursing 2013 is a critically acclaimed and award-winning magazine that provides nurses with updates on a range of topics that will benefit them in the workplace. The magazine received the prestigious Publication of the Year award from the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASPHE) in 2007. In the following year, Nursing magazine received 3 silver awards from the same body as well as a bronze award from Folio, a leading organization in the magazine publishing industry.

Nursing magazine can also a valuable resource  for nursing students. You may want to check it out especially if you have a child who studies nursing or know anyone who is into the nursing profession.

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  1. I have so many relatives who are nurses and i know how hard it is. I dont know if i am lucky that i didnt choose that path or not but somehow i know i cant manage to be a nurse

  2. sigrid @ lovinglymamaOctober 6, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    It's too bad that nursing students have to pay so much in order to earn a degree. And then they have to take further studies just so they could land regular jobs. I really wish the government will take actions against this, otherwise, we will lose our good nurses.


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