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* MCPDP / Re: Kerala State Nursing Council Online Registration and Renewal by Ray Mary mathews: Today at 05:34:17 PM
Dear Sir,
          I have applied for kerala nursing registration on 22december2015.Till now i haven't got myregistration certificate.My application BSC/REG/O/2015/9107. Kindly help me

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* Schools of Nursing / Cross River State School of Nursing and Midwifery 2017/2018 Admission Form by katty: Today at 05:01:16 PM
This is to inform the general public that application forms for admission into Cross River State Schools of Nursing and Midwifery have been released on sales.
Eligible candidates must possess five credit passes in the following subjects:
- English Language
- Mathematics
- Biology
-Chemistry; and
- Physics at NOT more than two sittings.
These forms can be accessed at:
- Dept. of Nursing, SMOH, Calabar
- Schools of Nursing, Itigidi and Ogoja
- Schools of Midwifery, Calabar and Ogoja.
Completed application forms should be returned on or before 16th June,2017 with the following:
- 2 Recent passport Photographs
- Photocopies of educational qualifications including age declaration
-  Bank Tellers/print out(s)
- 2 file jackets
- All documents in (a) in addition to Nurse's Licence and Notification of Registration or its Certificate if available.
For Nursing, the form is obtained for five thousand naira (N5,000) and for Midwifery, the form is obtained for ten thousand naira (N10,000) all payable to First Bank of Nigeria Plc
Revenue Description - Entrance Examination fees for training of Nursing/ Paramedical Staff
Revenue Code - 402042
Every individual is expected to generate his/her Tax Identification Number (TIN) in order to qualify to lodge payments into the aforesaid account.
NOTE: every prospective Candidate is further expected to pay a flat fee of five thousand naira (N5,000) whether Nursing or Midwifery at the point of purchase of the form(s) for handling charges while a brochure that educates you on how to write and pass these entrance examinations is also made available for two thousand naira ( N2,000) only at any point of purchase of these forms.
2. Entrance Examination for Nursing shall take place on 24th June, 2017 at West African Peoples Institute, Calabar  ( WAPI) @ 7:00am prompt.
Please give this information the widest publicity it deserves
For more enquiries, contact any of the following:
Or you may wish to contact the Hon. Commissioner for Health, CRS.

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* News / Thailand: Nurses' victory is not the end of the battle by katty: Today at 02:04:49 PM
The role of contract nurses as activists demanding the government upgrade their status to permanent civil servants can be traced back many years to their mentor in Udon Thani.

A 53-year-old nurse who, in 2012, led a similar movement for a better career path for fellow nurses, is behind the success which saw the cabinet on May 16 grant nurses working under temporary contracts 8,792 civil servant positions over the next three years.

"That's just one step of the success," said Mullika Lunnajak, a chief nurse at Nong Wua So Hospital in Udon Thani, who shared advice with to the Contract Nurses' Network which spearheaded the latest movement.

Still, there are plenty of non-hospital jobs for them, a type of work that deals directly with their so-called "career ill", not patients' sickness. In Ms Mullika's view, the success in making authorities respond to the contract nurses' demand is just a short-term solution as, along their future paths, more problems are waiting, ranging from heavy workloads to meagre promotions and limited salary packages.

"There must be more contract nurses coming out again to make the same call in the next four or five years," she said.

Every year another 3,000 to 4,000 nurses graduate from universities but they would have to wage the battle for permanent civil servant status again.

During the 2012 movement, 17,000 nurses at public hospitals signed their names to call for permanent status. The situation remains similar as this year, when more than 10,000 nurses supported the call for the same upgrade. The government eventually agreed to allocate a total of more than 10,000 civil servant positions -- 8,792 new ones and others drawn from the vacancies of, for example, retirees -- to nurses within three years, after the Contract Nurses' Network threatened to resign en masse this September if their call fell on deaf ears.

It was a serious bargain, but considering the contract nurses' long wait for the bureaucratic status, Ms Mullika said their move was justified.

Delays in becoming civil servants are unfair to them because the number of the service years will determine the benefits they receive from the government.

State officials who work for 25 years have a right to a bamnan pension, a life-long monthly payment, after retirement, but if their working period is shorter than required, they will only be given a bamnet, or one-time pension package.

A benefit gap between contract nurses and those in bureaucratic system is also seen in medical welfare benefits which do not cover the parents of the former group, she said.

These limited benefits can discourage contract nurses who fear they will have to endure heavy workloads. Some hospitals with not enough nurses "order" those working in a morning shift of eight hours to work for another eight hours in the afternoon shift, Ms Mullika said.

As a result, they rack up stress and have little time for their family, leading to personal problems, she said.

It is a fact that contract nurses are members of the Social Security Fund, but they are given fewer benefits than company employees. While they are required to make monthly contributions to the fund like other employees, they have no right to claim for compensation for illness or accidents caused by their work, Ms Mullika observed.

That is why several thousands of nurses support the Contract Nurses' Network in demanding the government upgrade their career status. Their movement is a good start to clear up the problems, Ms Mullika said.

Some other problems will be further handled by the Nursing Union of Thailand, also established in 2012. Spearheading the group, a kind of labour union within state agencies, was never part of Ms Mullika's plans when she graduated from Si Maha Sarakham Nurse College in Maha Sarakham.

But its importance became increasingly evident when she and her colleagues encountered problems related to their work.

The 2012 movement to call for permanent civil servant status led her to co-found the nursing union after realising the group would be a powerful voice in calling for the fair treatment of nurses at state-owned hospitals.

Even though the act on labour unions in bureaucracy has been in effect in the private sector, there have been no organic laws to facilitate its establishment within the bureaucratic system. Yet Ms Mullika and other co-founders were determined to give it a birth by registering it with the Office of Civil Service Commission and Khon Kaen labour protection and welfare office for the sake of "transparency," she said.

Besides a continuing role to push for the status upgrade, the nursing union, currently with about 3,000 members, is also representing nurses to call for appropriate salaries, welfare, promotions and a better working environment for nurses.

"We need reform in nursing affairs," Ms Mullika said, suggesting the number of nurses must increase to relieve their hard working routines. She said Thailand should have a total of 130,000 nurses or one nurse per 600 people, which is just slightly more than the international standard of 1:400. But at present, one or two nurses have to take care of between 6,000 and 7,000 people in some areas, she said.

Career advancement is another issue her union wants to improve. Many nurses feel discouraged when they learn they will face the "dead end of C", Ms Mullika said.

The Common Level, known as C, which classifies positions of state officials into 11 levels, are relatively short for nurses.

It is known that teachers at state-run schools can move up to C9 level while non-management nurses usually stop at C7.

Among her doubts is that teachers with higher C levels tend to have higher salaries and fewer workloads, which is contrary to the senior nurses.

These problems are still waiting to be solved even though many contract nurses have successfully managed to secure their permanent civil servant status.

It is not easy to make a change, but Ms Mullika never gives up.

She enjoys working and continues to be a conscientious nurse. Ideology, she said, feeds her relentless efforts.

It is a unique feeling she and other nurses share when they realise they not only work to earn a living but also to achieve a better living standard for other people.

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* News / Rwanda: Nurses Tipped On How to Fight Malaria by katty: Today at 02:02:00 PM
Healthcare providers have been urged to be more active in the fight against malaria.

The call was made by the Minister for Health, Dr Diane Gashumba during her two-day visit to various hospitals in Southern Province to monitor the delivery of health services.

"As key agents who serve patients from different corners of society, nurses should help citizens to fight malaria, one of problems that derail development.

"Fighting and treating malaria is not the task of one particular citizen, but a collective responsibility of all members of society, especially nurses since they are professionals in this field," the Minister said.

Currently, Southern Province tops the country in malaria deaths at 44 per cent.

The director of Nyanza Hospital, Dr Pascal Ngiruwonsanga, explained that nurses and other healthcare providers have contributed to mobilising society on various ways of minimising cases of malaria, including using mosquito nets, which is at 98 per cent in the district.

The increase in cases of malaria is primarily blamed on the neglect of using mosquito nets and effects of climate change.

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* Schools of Nursing / University of Benin Teaching Hospital School of Midwifery 2017 Admission Forms by katty: Today at 06:51:05 AM
Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the Entrance Examination for admission into the School of Post Basic Midwifery for Eignteen (18) monthes Midwifery Programme.

Entry Qualification:

Prospective candidates must possess the following:

 Five (5) CREDITS in WASC/SSCE/NECO in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics at not more than two sittings.

Be a Registered Nurse (RN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

Method of Application:

Application forms are obtainable from the offices of the Ag. Principal/Head of Department (School of Midwifery) on presentation of evidence of payment of a non-refundable fee of six thousand two hundred naira (N6,200) only payable to UBTH Account with TSA under the service type Training-School of Midwifery using REMITA Platform in any bank in Nigeria.

Closure of Entry/Sales of Forms: – 11th August, 2017
Date of Entrance: – 12th August, 2017
Date of Selection Interview: – 15th August, 2017
Venue: – School of Midwifery, UBTH, Benin City.
Time: – 8a.m
Ag. Principal/Head of Department
For: Management

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* News / #ICN2017: Dr Linda Aiken and Professor Sheila Tlou Receive Prestigious Prize by Idowu Olabode: May 28, 2017, 10:26:00 PM
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) presented nursing’s most prestigious international recognition - the Christiane Reimann Prize - to Professor Sheila Tlou and Dr Linda Aiken at the opening ceremony of ICN’s international Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
“ICN has been honoured by our long established relationship with these two distinguished nurses, “ said Dr Frances Hughes, ICN Chief Executive Officer. “By bestowing this award, we honour their incredible contributions to the nursing profession.”

Professor Tlou is the UNAIDS Regional Support Team Director for East and Southern Africa, former Minister of Health of Botswana and former head of the Nursing Education Faculty at the University of Botswana. Prof. Tlou’s research has focused on the needs to tackle gender inequality in the prevention and treatment of HIV and through her consistent advocacy for the improvement of pre-medical and nursing education in southern Africa, has largely contributed to the strengthening of community based care as the primary means of fighting the illness. She is also the founder of the Botswana chapter of the Society of Women and AIDS in Africa which rolls out training for volunteers in home-based care.
A leader in HIV/AIDS response, she continues to develop sustainable frameworks to prevent the spread in more than twenty African countries and is regarded as one of the main agents in the reduction of infections in Botswana and Africa at large.
Dr Linda Aiken is the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor in Nursing, Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), USA. Dr Aiken’s research on nurse staffing levels and educational levels and their correlation with patients’ outcome is regarded as highly influential.
Applied in several healthcare institutions internationally, the findings have had a direct impact on hospitals’ management procedures with tangible results, modifying state-level policy in many cases and prompting mandates in Wales, Ireland, and the state of Queensland, Australia.
Her pioneering research has brought forth a strong case for better skills mix, governmental support of nursing education and lower patients’ loads thus increasing positive patient outcome and strengthening healthcare systems through the empowerment of nursing as their driving force for change.
The Christiane Reimann Prize has traditionally been synonymous with outstanding achievement in the profession, bestowed to a nurse whose work is of international relevance. Past recipients of the Prize include:
. Virginia Henderson
. Dame Nita Barrow
. Dame Sheila Quinn
. Dr Mo-Im Kim
. Dr Hildegard Peplau
. Dr Margretta Madden Styles
. Dr Máximo A. González Jurado
. Dr Kirsten Stallknecht
ICN’s Congresses are the world’s largest international events for nurses. ICN 2017 in Barcelona, Spain explores nurses’ leading role in the transformation of care, with a particular focus on universal health coverage, the Sustainable Development Goals and human resources for health.
The Congress provides opportunities for nurses to build relationships and to disseminate nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties, cultures and countries. Learn more here:

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* News / #ICN2017: Largest International Nurses Congress Kicks Off by Idowu Olabode: May 28, 2017, 10:13:07 PM
Press Information
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Barcelona, Spain, kicked off today with an opening ceremony marked by high profile nursing figures, government officials and international health experts.
Close to 8,200 nurses representing 135 nationalities have registered for the Congress which will last for four days and focus on the many ways in which nurses are at the forefront of transforming care. Hosted by the General Council of Nursing of Spain, the Congress will also include over 1,900 posters, 70 concurrent sessions, 18 symposium sessions, along with integrated and sponsored symposiums.

New this year is the inclusion of eight policy cafés and three panel discussions.
Dr Judith Shamian, ICN President, and Dr Frances Hughes, ICN’s Chief Executive Officer, led the ceremony and honoured the work of the prominent nurses who have marked the profession through their dedicated commitment to development, research and innovation. Notably, the prestigious Christiane Reimann Prize was jointly awarded to Dr Sheila Dinotshe Tlou, Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa and to Dr Linda H. Aiken, director and founder of Penn Nursing’s Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research.

The Health and Human Rights Award – ICN’s only award for a non-nursing recipient – was presented to Mr Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in Asia conducting humanitarian aid activities worldwide, in recognition for his truly significant humanitarian contributions and achievements in the domain of health and human rights.
For their innovative and forward thinking which strongly impacted nursing and patient outcome, Katrine Seier Fridthjof, Dr Beth Oliver and Arlene Travis were nominated as runners-up to the Kim Mo-Im Award which was bestowed to Dr Miofen Yen, Professor at the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, for establishing an educational programme in South Eastern Asia in an effort to improve higher education in the region by training advanced nurses.
For its generous grants allocated to nurse-led projects, The Burdett Trust for Nursing received the ICN Partners in Development Award, thus recognizing the importance of investing in the profession to empower nurses and support its development.
Also marking the evening, Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al Hussein of Jordan was honoured for her advocacy work, involvement in policy matters and overall commitment to the development of nursing in Jordan and worldwide.
Concluding the opening ceremony, Her Excellency Mrs Dolors Monserrat Montserrat, Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality of the Government of Spain welcomed participants to her country and expressed her gratitude and support to the nursing profession.
The nurses were then treated to an amazing display of Spanish culture and entertainment.

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* News / 5 things to keep in mind for your menstrual hygiene #MenstrualHygieneDay by Idowu Olabode: May 28, 2017, 05:02:42 PM
Menstruation is one of the vital processes of a woman's body which deserves utmost caution and self-care. Ensuring proper hygiene during menses,  and eating right is the key to ease the pain you go through.

Today, on Menstrual Hygiene Day, promise yourself healthy and happy periods with these hygiene tips.

1. Change your sanitary napkin every 4-6 hours-

Changing sanitary napkins or tampons within every 4-6 hours is the cardinal rule to establish vaginal hygiene. Menstrual blood, when released from the body attracts various organisms from our bodies, which multiply in the warmth of the blood, and cause irritation, rashes or urinary tract infections. Changing your sanitary napkin or tampon regularly curbs the growth of these organisms and prevents infections.

2. Wash yourself properly-

Washing your vagina regularly is extremely important, because the organisms cling to your body after you have removed your sanitary napkin. Most people wash themselves regularly, but not the right way--which is, using your hands in motion from the vagina to the anus, not vice-versa.  Motioning  your hand from the anus to the vagina can lead to the transmission of the bacteria from the anus into the vagina or urethra opening  leading to infections.

3. Don't use soaps or vagina hygiene products-

While using vaginal hygiene products everyday is a good idea, using these products during menses can turn things around. Vaginas have their own cleaning mechanism which comes into play during menstrual cycles, and these artificial hygiene products can hamper the natural process leading to infections and growth of bacteria.

4. Discard the sanitary napkin properly-

Disposing off your tampons and sanitary napkins properly is an important step. Wrap them properly before you throw them away, so the bacteria and infections do not spread.  Make sure you don't flush them, since that  will block the toilet causing the water to back up, spreading the bacteria all over it.  Washing your hands properly is of utmost importance after you have wrapped and discarded the used tampons and sanitary napkins, since you're likely to touch the stained area while wrapping them.

5. Stick to one method of sanitation-

Women tend to use tampons and sanitary napkins, or two sanitary napkins simultaneously during heavy flow which is an efficient technique. While it may keep you dry and prevent stained clothes, it can cause infections too. The combination of two techniques absorbs the blood making us oblivious to the need to change our tampons and sanitary napkins. Without frequent change, the accumulated blood invites bacteria and causes infections. So, it is advisable to use one sanitary napkin and change it as frequently as you can during heavy flow. These cardinal rules will help you stay healthy and manage your period better.

Source : India Today

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* Nursing Jobs / MOH Licensed Dental Nurse/Assistant Jobs in Muscat, Oman by Cassia: May 28, 2017, 03:08:38 PM
    We are urgently looking for Dental Nurses/Assistants (5) for a Dental Surgical Center in Muscat, Oman.

    ***The candidates MUST HAVE passed the Oman license examination already.***

    Email your CV to and include proof of your Oman MOH examination pass.


    Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.
    Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.
    Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
    Provides instrumentation by sterilizing and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.
    Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.
    Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.
    Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
    Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.
    Educates patients by giving oral hygiene, plaque control, and postoperative instructions.
    Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.
    Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
    Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
    Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
    Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
    Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
    Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
    Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
    Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Have a Oman MOH License or MOH eligibility letter for Dental Assistant[/li][/list]
    Have no less than 3 years full-time employment experience as a Dental Nurse/Assistant in a reputable establishment[/li][/list]

    Preferred Skills

    Fully literate in both verbal and written English
    Excellent customer service and patient care skills
    Demonstrated professional collaboration and teamwork skills with the patient at the center.
    Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.
    Computer skills (e.g. workload measurement input, word processing, email, etc.)

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