Canyon Vista Medical Center #regional #care, #canyon #vista #medical #center, #health, #care,


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The Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Thrive, a wellness depot, offers a Mommy to Mommy Breastfeeding Support Group. New mothers benefit from the network of friends and discussion topics presented at our breastfeeding support groups. These support groups are held weekly and are facilitated by one of our lactation experts. During the meetings you can share[. ]

ALOHA Adult Hearing Loss Support Group 11:00 am

The mission of ALOHA is to provide a support system for individuals with an acquired deaf-ness and/or hearing loss and their families. ALOHA also offers peer support, advocacy, infor-mation and training for individuals with a hearing loss which will enable them to improve their quality of life. During the meetings, you can share experiences and[. ]

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Help with Medicare 10:00 am

A topic of major concern to all Americans is the cost of healthcare. Federally funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid seem complex and uncertain to many people. It’s important to understand the role of these government sponsored programs as you investigate other funding strategies that are available to help you meet your future medical expenses.[. ]

Zumba Gold Evening 4:15 pm

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Kids Zumba Summer Style 1:00 pm

Beat the heat and join us for the coolest party in town with Zumba Kids classes! Travel to the tropics, play some games and have some fun dancing to the music you love! New summer sessions for kids of ALL ages! A Parent/Guardian must be present in Thrive for children to participate. The instructor is[. ]

Kidney Smart 2:00 pm

This FREE Kidney Smart® class is hosted by Canyon Vista Medical Center and DaVita® Si-erra Vista. This class is part of a nationwide effort to empower those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) by providing basic education on how to manage their health. One in six American adults has CKD, and leading causes include diabetes[. ]

Monsoon Madness: Men s Health Part 2 of 5 5:30 pm

Jared Haros, Paramedic with Fry Fire Department will discuss safety during the monsoon season

The Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Thrive, a wellness depot, offers a Mommy to Mommy Breastfeeding Support Group. New mothers benefit from the network of friends and discussion topics presented at our breastfeeding support groups. These support groups are held weekly and are facilitated by one of our lactation experts. During the meetings you can share[. ]

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Yoga 9:15 am

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Zumba Gold Evening 4:15 pm

Zumba Gold 6:50 am

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Zumba 9:30 am

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Yoga 9:15 am

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Kids Zumba Summer Style 1:00 pm

Beat the heat and join us for the coolest party in town with Zumba Kids classes! Travel to the tropics, play some games and have some fun dancing to the music you love! New summer sessions for kids of ALL ages! A Parent/Guardian must be present in Thrive for children to participate. The instructor is[. ]

What to Expect When You re Expecting Daddy Edition: Men s Health Part 3 of 5 5:30 pm

Hear from a panel of new and experienced Dads moderated by Ellen Ackerman, RN

The Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Thrive, a wellness depot, offers a Mommy to Mommy Breastfeeding Support Group. New mothers benefit from the network of friends and discussion topics presented at our breastfeeding support groups. These support groups are held weekly and are facilitated by one of our lactation experts. During the meetings you can share[. ]

Senior Nutrition: Iced Tea Month Hydration 1:00 pm

Yes! Tea can be healthful and contribute to hydration. Learn all about this along with what may not be our best choices. Please join Cynthia Aspengren from the U of A South Campus as she discusses how to tackle the topic of nutrition as we age.

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Yoga 9:15 am

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Help with Medicare 10:00 am

A topic of major concern to all Americans is the cost of healthcare. Federally funded programs like Medicare and Medicaid seem complex and uncertain to many people. It’s important to understand the role of these government sponsored programs as you investigate other funding strategies that are available to help you meet your future medical expenses.[. ]

Zumba Gold Evening 4:15 pm

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However; some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join Lisa Brazil from the Alzheimer’s Association to learn to decode behavioral[. ]

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Yoga 9:15 am

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Kids Zumba Summer Style 1:00 pm

Beat the heat and join us for the coolest party in town with Zumba Kids classes! Travel to the tropics, play some games and have some fun dancing to the music you love! New summer sessions for kids of ALL ages! A Parent/Guardian must be present in Thrive for children to participate. The instructor is[. ]

Diagnosis Prostate Cancer: Men s Health Part 4 of 5 5:30 pm

Join Dr. Janet Nettleton, Radiation Oncologist, Cochise Oncology to learn about living with prostate cancer, what’s next, and treatment options.

The Canyon Vista Medical Center’s Thrive, a wellness depot, offers a Mommy to Mommy Breastfeeding Support Group. New mothers benefit from the network of friends and discussion topics presented at our breastfeeding support groups. These support groups are held weekly and are facilitated by one of our lactation experts. During the meetings you can share[. ]

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Yoga 9:15 am

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Zumba Gold Evening 4:15 pm

Zumba Gold 6:50 am

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Zumba 9:30 am

Zumba Gold 8:00 am

Chair Yoga 9:15 am

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. Frequently the chair yoga student is unable to participate in a traditional yoga class due to the effects of aging or disability. Chair yoga deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. The class is taught by Erica[. ]

Kids Zumba Summer Style 1:00 pm

Beat the heat and join us for the coolest party in town with Zumba Kids classes! Travel to the tropics, play some games and have some fun dancing to the music you love! New summer sessions for kids of ALL ages! A Parent/Guardian must be present in Thrive for children to participate. The instructor is[. ]

Living Heart Healthy: Men s Health Part 5 of 5 5:30 pm

How to live a healthy lifestyle after a hearth attack with Dr. Vinay Sanghi, Interventional Cardiologist, Sierra Vista Medical Group


How Much Do Nurses Make a Year? Nurses Salary #how #much #do


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The short answer: nurses can make less than $46,360 per year or more than $101,630. depending on their training or specialization. A nurse can specialize in specific health conditions or regions of the body, such as neonatology, rehabilitation, dermatology, emergency care, or oncology.

A nurse’s responsibility is high; They are typically in charge of keeping records of patient’s medical history and symptoms, administering treatment medicines, consulting with doctors and other medical professionals, performing diagnostic tests, and operating medical equipment.

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How Much Do Nurses Make – The Long Answer

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics record for May 2015, the mean annual registered nurse salary is $67,490. which translates to $32.45 per hour. The lowest ten percentile in the field earns an average of $46,360, while the top ten percentile makes $101,630 annually. Registered nurses with the highest salaries are those who have extensive experience in the field, of 20 or more years. Nurses possessing only an associate’s degree can earn more with more over those with a bachelor’s degree if they have extensive experience.

How Much Do Nurses Make in Each Field?

The 1,556,930 registered nurses employed in general medical or surgical hospitals earn an average of $69,810, while those in nursing care facilities make an average of $60,830 each year. Some of the highest paying workplaces for registered nurses are private physicians’ offices. with a mean hourly wage of $35.04 which translates to $72,890 per year.

The top paying nursing jobs are in personal care services. with $65.05 per hour or $135,290 annual mean wage. Other settings that offer good wages for registered nurses are specialty hospitals (excepting psychiatric and substance abuse ones) for $56.58 per hour / $117,690 yearly, which are closely followed by dental offices ; A dentist’s nurse makes $54.53 per hour or $113,410 per year on average.

As for settings, the best paying jobs for registered nurses are in local government owned colleges, universities, and professional schools. with an hourly mean wage of $45.50, which translates to $94,630 per year.

Specialized nurses like anesthetists, practitioners, or midwives generally earn more money, with a mean yearly wage of $104,740 in the last year. The lowest 10% earned $71,530 at most, and the top 10% surpassed a $171,560 yearly income. Among specializations, nurse anesthetists earn $157,140 per year. nurse practitioners – $98,190, and nurse midwives brought home $92,510 on average.

How Much Do Nurses Make by Area?

The best paying nursing jobs can be found in California. where the mean annual salary reaches $120,930. With over 255,000 registered nurses working in this state, it is also the top provider of nursing jobs. The area is closely followed by Alaska. with $117,080 yearly, and Hawaii with $114,220.

Among metropolitan areas, Columbus, IN is the best place to be a nurse in, with a $76.95 and $160,050 yearly mean wage. Nonmetropolitan areas with the best salaries for registered nurses are North and West Central New Mexico with a $151,150 yearly mean wage and the Border Region of Texas with an annual income of $148,950.

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What Being a Nurse Means

Since patients in hospitals and other facilities often require care 24/7, nurses may work in rotating shifts around the clock, including nights, weekends, and holidays. Nurses who work in offices or schools where patients do not stay overnight are more likely to work an eight-hour shift during regular business hours. Around 20 percent of nurses only work part-time schedules.

Work Environment

As the largest occupation within the healthcare industry, registered nurses hold more than 2.7 million jobs in a variety of different settings. 48% are employed in private medical or surgical hospitals. eight percent in physician offices. 6% in local hospitals, 5% in home health care services, and another 5 percent in nursing homes. Registered nurses can also work in government agencies, schools, correctional facilities, educational programs, and the military.

General Outlook

Job opportunities for registered nurses are expected to be excellent as a result of medical technology advancements, increased emphasis on preventative medicine, high nurse turnover rates, and the aging baby boomer population. Employment is predicted to grow at a faster than average rate of 16% from by 2024. Another growth factor is the federal health insurance reform, which allowed previously uninsured individuals to access medical services. Their number will continue to rise in the next few years.

Outpatient health centers will also be in need of nurses in the next few years, since advanced medical equipment allows chemotherapy, rehabilitation, or surgical facilities to provide medical services to more patients than before.

Since public hospitals need to lower expenses possible and often discharge patients as soon as possible, many choose to seek support and treatment in long-term care facilities, hence a demand in nursing personnel in such settings. Many elderly patients also choose to be cared for in their own homes, another prospect that provides jobs to nurses.

Prospects for Graduates

More and more young Americans graduate a form of nursing school each year, which led to high competition in some states. However, willingness to relocate or commute gives good chances of getting hired for a young and unexperienced graduate. It is estimated that an additional 439,300 nurses will be needed by 2024 .

hi im simona grade 11 and im truly into nursing, I am not scared of blood and like working with people and I care a lot about people is nursing fun to do. am I making the right choice. please help me out

Simona, that s wonderful. We need lots of dedicated people in the health care industry! The industry is expanding due to the aging baby boomers.
I would say it really depends on the type of nursing profession. Remember, there are all sorts of nurses in health care (registered nurses, nurse aids, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, etc.) It s a huge field of work at this point. And different positions require different degrees of education. I recommend checking out an authoritative source on the subject such as the Occupational Outlook Handbook .

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Oregon Nurses Association #oregon,nurses,oregon #nurses #association,nurse #staffing,staffing,professional #association,nursing #practice


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ONA Names New Executive Director

Following an extensive search, ONA’s board of directors is pleased to introduce Martin Taylor as ONA’s new executive director. Taylor will succeed retiring executive director Susan King, MS, RN, CEN, FAAN, June 1, 2017. He is a former member of ONA’s executive team and led ONA’s health policy and government relations department from 2006 to 2008.

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ONA Responds to AHCA Vote

On May 4, members of the U.S. House of Representative voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill which jeopardizes health coverage for the more than 400,000 Oregonians who gained health insurance coverage through the ACA.

ONA, OMA and OAHHS oppose the current version of the AHCA, which would decrease Oregonians’ access to health care services.

Nurse Staffing Resources

In Oregon, nurses have a voice in creating staffing plans that meet patients’ needs. The Oregon Hospital Nurse Staffing Law covers the important role direct-care nurses have in crafting and approving hospital staffing plans, how plans are implemented, rest periods for nurses, and state enforcement of the law.

Find the latest nurse staffing information and resources below.

  • Click here for nurse staffing resources

Online CE for Nurses

As part of ONA’s ongoing efforts to best serve our members and every nurse in Oregon, we are excited to present OCEAN (Oregon Continuing Education Activities for Nurses) online continuing education.


Tidewater Medical Training #tidewater #medical #training, #hampton, #norfolk, #chesapeake, #virginia #beach, #newport


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Welcome to TMT where students learn having fun (yes, these are really TMT students)! Our Board of Nursing Approved curriculum is unlike any other. Come see what all of the talk is about.

  • Enrolling at Tidewater Medical Training is like training in a real healthcare facility! We have six patient areas with real hospital beds, curtains, bed side tables, and call buttons. Hands-on training should always be real!

  • We don’t pretend! TMT uses real medical carts to train certified medication aides. The CMA program is one of the best in Tidewater!

  • The TMT facility is modern and boasts classrooms, skills labs, offices, and a conference room.

  • Study groups are normal! We encourage our students to work together and be successful. Some of our students even carpool to class!

  • Faculty and students practice their CNA skills and take turns having fun playing the role of “patient”. Learning at TMT is fun!

    Welcome to Tidewater Medical Training, the premier Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA), and CPR training program in Hampton Roads with two convenient locations to serve you!

    Benefits of training with TMT:

    • Virginia Board of Nursing Approved Classes!
    • Affordable Tuition Payment Plans – Shop around!
    • Excellent Instructors – Our instructors care!
    • High Pass Rate – Students do well on the state exam!
    • Job Placement Assistance – You’re hired!
    • In-House CNA testing – One stop shopping!
    • Our Owner has graduated over 1,000 CNA’s!

    Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk

    “My name is Virginia in the Admissions Office at the Virginia Beach campus and I am here to help you begin your career at Tidewater Medical Training! I look forward to speaking with you. If you want me to call you click below and enter your telephone number and you will be connected immediately. I am happy to help you find a class or learn more about our programs. I’d also love to show you around our campus!”

    Click here to connect directly with Virginia!

    New students may also fill out an online application.

    Are you ready for a challenge? Are you ready for fun and personal growth? Do you feel you have what it takes to be successful in health care? Then, train with us! We select talented people with the will and desire to succeed. Since we are accredited by the Board of Nursing and conduct clinicals in health care facilities, certain application restrictions apply.

    Hampton, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg

    “My name is Curn in the Admissions Office at the Hampton campus. I want to help you find the program that is right for you so you can begin your career in healthcare or grow in your current career. If you click below and enter your telephone number we will be connected immediately. Tidewater Medical Training is a great place to train and our classes are fun and exciting. I am here to help you get started; let’s talk. “

    Click here to connect directly with Curnethia!

    New students may also fill out an online application.


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    Nursing Informatics Competencies

    P.A.T.C.H. Assessment Scale v. 3

    P retest for A ttitudes T oward C omputers in H ealthcare

    June Kaminski 1996 – 2016

    I created the first version of the P.A.T.C.H. (Pretest for Attitudes Toward Computers in Healthcare) in 1996 to help my students explore their feelings about learning to use computers both in education and healthcare. Further revisions occurred in 2007, which culminated in the second version. The third version debuted in 2011 to include statements related to social media, ehealth, electronic health records, and mobile technology. It also streamlined the scoring process. This scale focuses on attitudes and feelings about using computers in the practice setting. You may download a pdf copy to print and complete by hand in the Competencies Plan section below.

    Or, you can click on the right image to securely complete and score the assessment scale online. You will need to create an account in the course area to access the online scale. If you are from an educational institution, please ensure that the site is approved by your server so you receive your confirmation email when you sign up. Also remember to notice your final score to compare it to the scale interpretations (download at bottom of page this is part of the pdf version of the Scale and the Personal Plan).

    Application

    Over the years, the P.A.T.C.H. Scale has been used quite consistently by various educators from around the globe (i.e. USA, Canada. Philippines, Jamaica, China, and Turkey) to test their Nursing student’s attitudes towards computers in health care. Nurse administrators and clinicians have used it with various groups of nurses working in hospitals, community health centers, schools, and home health. It has also been used in several graduate students’ thesis and dissertation work and by other nurse researchers. Some published highlights are listed below. If you would like to use the P.A.T.C.H. Scale in your research, writing, or curriculum materials, please contact me for written permission, and cite the Scale appropriately in your work.

    Various International Work that Includes the P.A.T.C.H. Scale


    What s a Nurse Practitioner? #nurse #practitioners, #nps, #np, #apn, #certified #family


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    What’s a Nurse Practitioner?

    What’s an NP?

    A nurse practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse (RN) who has additional education and training in a specialty area, such as family practice or pediatrics. Pediatric and family practice NPs can provide regular health care for kids.

    Nurse practitioners (also referred to as advanced practice nurses, or APNs) have a master’s degree in nursing (MS or MSN) and board certification in their specialty. For example, a pediatric NP has advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens.

    Licensed as nurse practitioners and registered nurses, NPs follow the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act of the state where they work. If accredited through the national board exam, the NP will have an additional credential, such as Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) or Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (CFNP).

    An NP who specializes in pediatrics can:

    • document health history and perform a physical exam
    • plan a child’s care with parents and the child’s health care team
    • do some tests and procedures
    • answer questions about health problems
    • treat common childhood illnesses
    • specialize in and manage chronic illnesses
    • change the plan of care with a child’s doctor as needed
    • teach families about the effects of illness on a child’s growth and development
    • teach kids about self-care and healthy lifestyle choices
    • write prescriptions
    • order medical tests
    • teach other health care members, student nurses, and local groups about children’s health care
    • provide referrals to community groups
    • provide telemedicine care for children and their parents

    NPs and Doctors

    Most NPs maintain close working relationships with doctors and consult them as needed. NPs are licensed in all 50 states and can dispense most medicines. Some states require a doctor to co-sign prescriptions. In a few states, NPs can practice and prescribe without physician supervision.

    Although doctors have additional training to help patients deal with complex medical problems, many people feel that NPs spend more time with their patients. NP training emphasizes disease prevention, reduction of health risks, and thorough patient education.

    Like doctors, NPs are involved in more than just direct patient care. Many participate in education, research, and legislative activities to improve the quality of health care in the United States.

    Should My Kids See a Nurse Practitioner?

    Pediatric NPs can deliver much of the health care that kids require, consulting doctors and specialists as necessary. Educating kids and their families about normal growth and childhood development issues (e.g. toilet training. temper tantrums. biting ) is a big part of the pediatric NP’s role.

    Pediatric and family practice NPs can treat acute (short-term) illnesses such as upper respiratory infections, ear infections. rashes, and urinary tract infections. They can also specilaize in and manage chronic illnesses such as asthma. allergies. diabetes. and many others.

    If your child has severe health problems that require advanced training or highly specialized medical care, you may need to see a doctor. If you’re unsure about your child’s specific illness and want to know if an NP can help, ask your doctor. The scope of an NP’s practice depends upon your state’s regulations.

    If you want to verify an NP’s credentials, check with the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP). It’s also a good idea to ask NPs about their specific qualifications, education, and training, just as you would interview any doctor for your child.

    Also be sure to check with your health insurance provider to be sure that services provided by NPs are covered through your policy.

    How Can I Find an NP?

    You can find pediatric NPs through the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and through local hospitals or nursing schools. Also, many doctors share office space with NPs to provide all types of primary care. Other doctors work with NPs to offer them training in different types of health care. Your doctor might already have such an arrangement in place, so just ask.

    Date reviewed: October 2016


    High School Equivalency Diploma Program (2014 GED® Test) #school #for #nurses


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    High School Equivalency Diploma Program (2014 GED® Test)

    Important Notices

    Special Update: On February 18, 2016, the State Board of Education approved a change to the score required to pass the GED ® test to 145. The change will become effective in late March. Use these Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) to learn how this affects candidates.

    Effective January 1, 2014, Florida transitioned its credentialing process to a paperless web-based transcript and diploma request system. As with any new process, there will be changes and questions. For complete details, see Transcripts and Diplomas section.

    Effective February 1, 2014, Florida no longer provides free verification of State of Florida High School diplomas earned by taking the GED® tests. A request for diploma or transcript must be made. For details on how to request a diploma or transcript, see Transcripts and Diplomas section.

    The GED ® tests cannot be taken online and can only be taken at an official testing center.

    Contact Information

    Phone: 850-245-0449
    Toll Free: 1-877-352-4331
    E-mail Help Line: flgedhelp at fldoe dot org

    GED ® and GED Testing Service ® are registered trademarks of the American Council on Education (ACE). They may not be used or reproduced without the express written permission of ACE or GED Testing Service ®. The GED ® and GED Testing Service ® brands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license from the American Council on Education.