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""But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:" ~1 Thessalonians 2:7

After working at the group home for 5 years, I've been having an increase interest in the nursing field. I would love to get paid for helping people and I'm very health conscious.

I took a First Aid class the other day-April of 2005 (other days: 12/6/05-3 hours), which took only 1 hour. I thought I could do some more learning, so I found these sites...

  • First Aid Kit, what should you have?
  • First Aid Table of Contents, from survival center
  • Health & Safety Services, from American Red Cross
  • Nurse Job Applicant

    Looking for a qualified nurse? Check out my uncle's resume, who is coming to America in January 21st of 2005 from United Arab Emirates. He worked at Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

    Related Sites:
    The Emirates Network
    Specialized Medical Care Hospitals, from
    UAE Federal Government Portal UAE Hospitals from Hospitals Worldwide

    Reccomended Resources




  • Nursing Assistant Admits to Stealing Painkillers from Patients Search Updated: 04/06/2011 7:04 PM

  • "FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KSAX) - Heidi S___ of Elizabeth was charged with theft and neglect after allegedly stealing nine painkiller patches from nursing home patients while working as a nursing assistant in Fergus Falls.
    S___, 30, faces five felonies and four gross misdemeanors after she admitted to taking the Duragesic patches from four mentally and physically impaired patients at the Broen Memorial Home.
    Staff members said they began to notice the missing patches, that contain the powerful narcotic, Fentanyl, last Oct. and the trend continued through Jan., following Soland's work shifts.
    "We monitored when we placed them and when we take them off ... noticed that some were taken off when they weren't supposed to be," Broen Administrator John Zwiers said. "We came up with one suspect, and we called the police."
    "This medication is for people's use, and they need it for their pain medication. And if you take that away for your wrong use, they're not getting what they need," Zwiers said.
    Otter Tail County Attorney David Hauser said a theft and criminal neglect charge were given to Soland for each victimized patient, along with a possession charge of the drug.
    "We believe these were four separate incidents, that should each victim deserves the respect of having charges associated with what was perpetrated upon them."
    But S___ did not show up for her court hearing Monday, and could face more criminal charges.
    "The court has issued a warrant, so if she's out there and hearing this, she does have to come in and deal with this," Hauser said.
    Zwiers said S___ no longer works at the home and that he's happy with the prosecution.
    "We are moving forward so that other people can't be hurt in the same way by this person, (Soland)."
    "Every once in awhile, someone comes in and abuses their position, and it's unfortunate, but it doesn't happen a lot," Hauser said.
    "In my 10 years, this is the first time that we've had somebody taking drugs like this," Zwiers said. "(People) stealing narcotic drugs will be prosecuted, and I think that people need to know that. And that is the way that we can stop it from moving forward in the future."
    S____ faces up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 fine.
    Written for the web by Joe Nelson. "

    -Nursing Schools

  • University of Minnesota
  • -Job Opportunities
    Entry Nursing Jobs for After College
    Martin & Fletcher Co. Associates
    Contact Jason Cunningham (12/13/05) at 1.877.782.6025
    Medical-Nursing Jobs in Twin Cities

  • Nightingale: Travel Nursing, min. 1 yr working in American hospital

  • *contact Jane at 1.866.496.7510



    -Needle Prick
    *searched on Thursday, April 7th 2011 as I accidentally got poked by a "finger prick needle" (that draws blood for various medical purposes: measuring sugar for diabetics) at my workplace while I was taking the trash out. I immediately googled and found the following sites (down below) and called the local hospital to get a blood test (by Laura-nurse at the Lab; Secretary-Megan; Phone-)

    Counting your days: What do you want to accomplish in your life-time? from Goodnewseverybodycom's Weblog April 17, 2011 at 7:05 pm

  • How to Deal With a Needle Stick Injury at Work edits by:Iqbal Osman, Catie, Flickety, Eric

  • "The potential for exposure to diseases such as hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) through needle stick injuries is high for certain workers, especially medical staff and health care workers. Indeed, it is estimated that some 600,000 to 800,000 needle stick injuries occur in US health care workers every year.[1] People involved in jobs such as garbage removal, cleaning, housekeeping, tattoo artists, catering, etc., are also at risk of being pricked by a syringe or needles thrown on the street, in bedding, in bathrooms etc.
    A needle stick injury can happen as easily as accidentally pricking a finger with a contaminated needle. The use of precautionary latex gloves can minimize exposure to disease but there is no guarantee that a needle stick injury won't occur in any field of work.
    If a needle stick injury occurs, it is vital to follow precautionary measures. This article explains how to respond to a needle stick injury, especially for workers most prone to the possibility....
    1-Encourage bleeding at the site of injury. This means trying to squeeze out the excess blood and to encourage bleeding. This is done so that infected on site entry of the virus is minimized and expelled out of the body, rather than encouraging entry into the bloodstream. Once the virus enters your bloodstream, it will start to sero-convert and multiply. (See below for a definition of "sero-conversion".) ...
    2-Do not panic. If you follow the protocols rigidly and correctly, sero-conversion is not likely to occur. Sero-conversion simply means that infected blood mixes with your own, contaminates it and all your blood now gets infected with HIV over a period of time. Scientists have proven that sero-conversion due to needle stick injuries for HIV is about 0.03 percent.[6] This percentage is extremely low and preventative prophylactic medication will greatly decrease the possibility of infection. On the other hand, the risk for hepatitis transference is much higher (about 30% for Hepatitis B and about 10% for Hepatitis C), so swift action is essential, as well as preventative measures (i.e., being vaccinated against Hepatitis).[7]....

  • What Can Happen If You Get Pricked By A Used Needle? Posted on 08/17/2009

  • " friend is taking classes to be a nurse. he was helping a patient and got a needle stuck into in hand. the man he was helping is old and is in the nursing home. my question is are the older people the ones with the STD’s & HIV? and can he get anything else that is dangerous?..
    he needs to report to employee health immediately. the source patient has to be tested for HBV, HCV and HIV. if he is positive for any of these, appropriate and immediate treatment can be given to the nurse who got stuck. this is NOT something that should wait until the next day — if he potentially was exposed to HIV, he needs to have medications in his stomach in minutes – - not days...

    Related Sites:
    Symptoms of HIV Seroconversion X Susan Leisure
    "..Understanding the process of HIV seroconversion and the symptoms are key factors in early detection and treatment of HIV infection. This article will first explain what seroconversion is, and then outline the symptoms of seroconversion. If you are exposed to HIV and exhibit any of these symptoms within the first 2-6 weeks of exposure, visit your doctor immediately.. ...
    The symptoms of acute HIV infection (seroconversion) are similar to the flu or mononucleosis. Individuals may experience headache, aching muscles, fatigue and fever. Symptoms may also include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, a sore throat, mouth ulcers and a rash may also be present. In almost all acute infection phases, the lymph nodes will be swollen as a result of the body's immune response to the introduction of HIV.
    Confirming Seroconversion
    The only reliable and definitive way to confirm HIV seroconversion is through a blood test. An HIV test may not give reliable results after exposure for up to six months, so it's important to retest within six months of exposure. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control recommends annual testing for individuals at high risk of HIV infection.
    Treatment During Seroconversion If HIV infection can be detected during the seroconversion phase, immediate and aggressive anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has been shown to be effective in significantly reducing viral loads, sometimes to undetectable levels. While ART therapy may be effective at all stages of HIV/AIDS disease progression, it is particularly effective during the seroconversion period, so an understanding and recognizing of symptoms of HIV seroconversion becomes even more critical....

    Finger Pricked - HIV+,
    " My sister in law is HIV+ and she pricked her finger (blood drawn) on a sprig of holly in a holiday table decoration. A few minutes later (about 3) my 13 year old daughter went to remove the decoration from the table and accidentally pricked her..."
    *see Issues: Sex-HIV, AIDS, etc..


  • Annies Home Page, May 6th is Nurse Day

  • "Smith's Bible Dictionary says this about the word: Nurse, In ancient times the position of the nurse, wherever one was maintained, was one of much honor sad importance. See (Genesis 24:59; 36;8; 2 Samuel 4:4; 2 Kings 11:2) The same term is applied to a foster-father or mother, e.g. (Numbers 11:12; Ruth 4:16; Isaiah 49:23) "

    Job Opportunities

  • Nursing Jobs
  • Working as a Nurse in the United States, from US Immigration Support

  • "The Nursing Relief for Disadvantaged Areas Act of 1999 introduced the H-1C visa which allowed foreign nurses to temporarily work in the United States. The time period was limited to three years with no extensions. The U.S. Department of Labor classified registered nurses as a health professional occupation with significant shortages. The nurse shortage was not only affecting the United States but other countries as well. The shortage of nurses was said to be occurring on a worldwide scale and in the next decade this will become more apparent. To reduce the nurse shortage, hospitals throughout the U.S. have increased wages and limited work shifts to no longer than 12 hours among other improvements. While this has helped attract more individuals to the nurse profession, the shortage still continues. Many are concerned that some of the current nurses will be retiring in the near future and that the number of individuals seeking medical care continues to rise. Demand for nurses heavily outweighs the supply of registered nurses. .."

    -Job Recruiters
    AMM Associates, based in
    Contact: Richard Reeves at (Dec 19th of 2005)
    On Ward Health Care, based in Conneticuit
    Contact: Toni Winslow at T 800.278.0332 x3107 (Dec 13th of 2005)
    Yvonne Fernandez, RN, BSN, MHA Michael Deegan, RN Deegan, Fernandez & Associates Contact: 866-967-5218 (toll free)
    "Would you be interested in being an RN in any of these states: AZ, CA, IL, PA, MS, AR, NM, & TX" (Dec 13th of 2005)

    Immigration Documentation

  • The ABCs of Immigration: Visa Options for Nurses, Part 1: Non-Immigrant Visa Options, from visalaw
  • Media

  • School Nurses Needed Across CountryPoor Enforcement of Federal Ratios, Low School Nurse Salaries Are Blamed By JOY VICTORY (ABC News-Monday, Dec 26th of 2005)

  • " Wanda Miller, director of the National Association of School Nurses, was not surprised by a USA Today examination that showed the national student-to-nurse ratio of 950 to one is well over the recommended federal ratio of 750 to one."...


  • National League of Nursing, references
  • Resumes

  • Hire Nursing
  • Schools

    My nursing studies for Jesus

    "This doxology i made with my boyfriend is for the seminar. Everyone who watched this were touched. hope you'll appreciate Jesus in your nursing pathway"

  • School of Nursing, University of Washington

  • U.S. News ' Best Nursing School offers online education
    Nursing School IS "Doable"

    "This is a video of the graduating class of Summer 2008!! We have all worked soooo hard to get to this point. We just want to encourage our brothers and sisters in this endeavor that you can succeed in nursing school. With Jesus ALL things are possible!!"


    -Continuing Ed Online

  • Online Continuing Education for Nurses , from worldwidlelearn
  • Career

    -Job Opportunities
    American Medical Recruitment Specialities, LLC, worldwide offices in U.S. and UK
    Contact: Raymond Nasir (Dec 21st of 2005)


    Nursing Home Ministry

    "Our church in Guanajuato blessed the elderly of the nursing home with warm winter scarfs for Christmas! Every Tuesday we minister the Word of God at this nursing home. Throughout the years over 30 elderly people accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior including a woman of 102 years. WOW!"


    3rd VIDEO

    "This 3rd video comprises my deepest thoughts about my full surrender to Heavenly Father through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ about my Nursing Board Examination June 2007 final passing report. God's will be done in Lord Jesus Christ name. Amen!"

    *see Bible

    "you Are My Miracle"
    dedicated to the daily struggles of the elderly and those who reach out in unconditional love to them..

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