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* Scholarships / Any free online degree courses with certificates for international student?s by seun apejoye: July 21, 2017, 03:07:54 PM
Good day, please is there any free online degree courses with certificates for international students? Especially nursing or health related courses?
* Nursing Jobs / Vacancies for School Nurse in Abuja by Peculiar005: July 21, 2017, 02:45:44 PM
A reputable School located in Abuja, requires the services of dynamic candidates to fill the position of a School Nurse

The ideal candidate must possess:
* Be a registered nurse
* Have a minimum of 3 years' work experience.
* Must maintain confidentiality at all times.
* Must be highly disciplined.
* Must be caring, have strong moral values, integrity, character and discipline.
We offer excellent Terms and Conditions with attractive remuneration.
Application Closing Date
3rd August, 2017.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and copies of qualification to:
Note: Interviews will be scheduled and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
* Nursing Jobs / Current Nursing Jobs in Ghana 2017: Medi-Moses Clinic Vacancies for Nurses by Peculiar005: July 21, 2017, 08:23:14 AM
MEDI-MOSES PROSTATE CENTRE, an international award-wining health service organisation is looking for Top-Notched Professionals for its new ultra-modern health facility.

Location : Accra Ghana


*Have 3 to 5 years progressive work experience in reputable health service establishment.
2. Willingness to work on Saturdays and holidays

Method of Application

Send application letters, resumes and certificates to: or,

Medi-Moses Prostate Centre P. O. BOX TF 324 LA, ACCRA
Hand delivery: (M.M.P.C, Locagon. 500M Off Adenta Barrier-Pantang Road)
* MCPDP / MCPDP for Nurses 2017: August 2017 mcpdp for nurses in Abeokuta by katty: July 21, 2017, 07:21:12 AM
The next edition of the MCPDP will be held between 7th and 11th August, 2017 at the Nurses' House, Off Abiola Express Way, Abeokuta.

We encourage all interested participants to make payment before the above stated date. Please, note that participation in the programme is based on first come first served. Kindly inform others too. Thanks.
* Exams / How I Passed my CPNRE: Exam Prep Guide for other Nurses by Rose C by katty: July 21, 2017, 06:49:00 AM
Rose C sat and passed her cpnre on 19th July, 2017 and shared the following prep guide for cpnre exam takers

Hi guys! I just passed CPNRE and I want to share how I passed it for the benefit of those who hasn't taken the exam:

1. Answer CPNRE 4th edition - pretest; assess your level of knowledge based on Canadian questions. NOTE: Read the whole book to know which area is your weakness.

2. Don't feel defeated if your score is low. Answer Kaplan NCLEX-PN. Read the test taking strategies and reserve the comprehensive test few weeks before the exam.

3. I highly recommend Saunder's comprehensive review NCLEX-PN. If you want to know which specific area is your weakness, answer the end-of-chapter questions and leave the comprehensive test few weeks before the exam.
Once you figure out which area your weakness is, focus on the topic. Read the chapter/s (where your score is lower) first before you read the others.

4. Nursing videos- On my work days where I cannot study or read, I watch youtube videos. I recommend the following:

*Khan Academy -
*tootRN -
*RegisterednurseRN -
*Michael Linares -

5. CNO Standards of practice - If you haven't taken Jurisprudence yet, you should. Most questions in CPNRE is almost the same as in Jurisprudence - tricky and not much in MedSurg.

6. Few weeks before the exam - answer CPNRE 5TH edition, Kaplan and Saunders comprehensive exams.

NOTE: You do not need to read too much theory books. You already have the knowledge! Practice answering exams! At least 67 questions a day.
I didn't buy any books for my review. All you need to do is maximize your resources. Make use of your local libraries and technology. I'm so blessed I live in Mississauga

7. CPNRE Predictor Test - if you are willing to pay for $1k for a review, keep it and purchase the predictor test instead for $40+. Its program is EXACTLY THE SAME as the CPNRE. So it will lessen your anxiety when you answer this before CPNRE.

NOTE: Make sure to answer this only by yourself because it will tell you the probability of passing. Share it to your friends after

8. Pray and depend on God - I wouldn't be able to reach this far without God's guidance and wisdom.

"I can do all this through Him who gives me strength" -Philippians 4:13 NIV

"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns" -Philippians 1:6 NLT

I hope this helps! God bless.
* News / Ghana: Breast Care International to engage Unemployed Nurses by Peculiar005: July 20, 2017, 04:57:46 PM
The Breast Care International (BCI), would engage unemployed nurses to be trained on oncology to work in deprived communities to improve access to early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

The programe is being implemented by the National Youth Employment Programme, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDEs) in 56 communities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions on pilot basis.

It is an initiative of the BCI to have two unemployed nurses to undergo an intensive training by the end of July, to carry out house-house visits to carry out basic diagnosis of breast cancer and referral to kick-start the programme in August.

According to Dr Mrs Beatrice Wiafe Addai, Chief Executive Officer of BCI and the Peace and Love Hospital, the move is to make the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer more accessible and at the doorstep of people to “reduce the transportation and other logistical burden on the rural woman in the bid to get treatment for breast cancer”.

At a meeting to brief the Regional Co-ordinating Council, in Koforidua she noted that the programme was to bridge the gap between accessing healthcare for breast cancer and to create jobs for the teeming nurses unemployed.

She said despite the awareness creation in the intensive campaign spearheaded by her organisation on breast cancer, early diagnosis and treatment remained a challenge because there were no oncology nurses at the various healthcentres and the CHPS centres where majority of the rural dwellers access basic healthcare to give appropriate attention.

Dr Wiafe-Addai appealed to the MMDCEs to support the programme by giving an office from which the nurses would be reporting from, in communities where there were no CHPS centres to ensure timely intervention for the many women in the rural areas who suffer avoidable deaths from breast cancer due to late diagnosis and treatment, poverty and superstition.

Dr Wiafe- Addai said there was the need for the nation to invest in breast cancer and commended the New Patriotic Party for having a policy on breast cancer for the first time in a political manifesto in the 2016 elections.

She expressed the hope that very soon, the government would redeem its promise of putting screening and diagnosis of breast cancer under the national Health Insurance.

* News / UK: Nurses Could Train to Become Doctors by doing 'part-time' Degrees by Laura D by Peculiar005: July 20, 2017, 04:50:54 PM
Nurses could train to become doctors by doing “part-time degrees” under radical proposals to increase the number of medics.

Health officials on Wednesday said they were looking at ways to encourage nurses, pharmacists, and physios to train to become doctors while they earned.

Professor Ian Cumming, head of Health Education England, said “the concept of part-time medical degrees” was among a number of ideas under discussion.

Last year Jeremy Hunt revealed plans to expand the number of medical school places by a quarter to make the health service “self-sufficient” in 2025, with the number coming from elsewhere in Europe expected to fall.

Prof Cumming said the NHS should encourage those already working in the service to consider a career in medicine, Pulse magazine reported.

“If you’re a physician associate, or a pharmacist, or a physiotherapist or a nurse, why can’t you work for two or three days a week in that role and study medicine for two or three days a week and gain your medical degree that way?” he told board members.

Earlier this week, the head of the NHS revealed plans to recruit 2,000 GPs from overseas, in a bid to plug growing shortages.

Simon Stevens said the health service needed to must recruit foreign doctors on an “industrial scale” to improve access to GPs and cut waiting times.

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* News / Kerala govt agrees to nurses' demands, says will ensure minimum salary by Peculiar005: July 20, 2017, 04:42:52 PM
The Kerala government Thursday said it would implement the Supreme Court directive of Rs 20,000 minimum salary to nurses in the state.

A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the representatives of nurses and private hospital managements convened by chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan here.

It was agreed at the meeting to implement the minimum pay of Rs 20,000 to nurses working in private hospitals with less than 50 beds as recommended by a Committee in the light of a Supreme Court order in this regard, Pinarayi told reporters.

Around 80,000 nurses in the private sector are expected to benefit from the decision.

United Nurses Association and Indian Nurses Association, which spearheaded the stir, called off their month-long agitation.

"We congratulate the government for settling the strike," INA leaders said.

With regard to the salary and allowances of hospitals with more than 50 beds, a special committee would be formed to fix their wages. It has been asked to submit their report within one month, he said.

Another major demand of nurses' association on training period and the stipend during the period would also be decided by the committee, the chief minister said.

The government would place the Committee report in the Minimum Wages Committee as the state's recommendation, he said.

Pinarayi said the meeting also wanted managements not to take any action against the nurses who went on strike.

The meeting appealed to all to maintain a cordial and co-operative atmosphere in the hospitals, the chief minister added.

The nurses of the private hospital began an indefinite strike state-wide on June 28 after the hospital managements rejected their pay revision demand.

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* News / Australia: Doctors and Nurses at odds over who should perform Colonoscopies by Peculiar005: July 20, 2017, 10:33:27 AM
A turf war has erupted between South Australia's doctors and nurses, who are starkly at odds over a proposal to reduce the number of patients having to wait for colonoscopies.

Earlier this year, the State Government announced nurses would be trained to perform the procedure, under the supervision of specialist doctors, on patients deemed at low-risk of bowel cancer.

The Government said the $1.7 million policy was to pre-empt an expected rise in colonoscopies because of the ageing population, with the number to more than double to an estimated 7,400 a year by 2020.

But the Australian Medical Association (AMA) has raised concerns about whether patient care could be compromised in a bid to cut costs.

"The key question here is about provision of quality health care to our patients," AMA state president Dr William Tam said.

Health Minister Jack Snelling acknowledged there was a "significant" cost difference between doctors and nurses carrying out the work, but said that was not the only issue.

"It's a question of us having enough doctors to do the procedures, and it's about the most effective use of those doctors' time," he said.

Nurses' union condemns 'fear-mongering' by doctors

Dr Tam said research had shown that enabling nurses to do colonoscopies would not necessarily lead to efficiencies, because it could lead to "an increase in the number of follow-up procedures".

The South Australian Salaried Medical Officers Association (SASMOA) also warned against the policy, accusing Mr Snelling of being "uninformed" about "matters that are happening on the floor" - a claim he rejected.

"South Australia's medical profession has just got to catch up with the rest of the world where nurses are performing expanded roles.

"If we continue [with] this ridiculous idea that doctor knows best and nurses are just there for changing bed sheets and washing out bed pans, our health system will not be able to deal with the challenges it faces."

The Nursing and Midwifery Federation's state secretary Elizabeth Dabars said she was "gobsmacked and appalled" by any suggestion nurses should not be trained to carry out endoscopies.

"We are pleased that finally people are recognising the skills and the value that nurses can contribute to the system," she said.

"To now come out and suggest that there are safety and quality issues is just offensive and quite frankly fear-mongering, and I'm absolutely disgusted with the conduct of the medical profession in this."

Royal Adelaide Hospital sneak peek
The debate comes amidst a period of ongoing flux for the health system, and follows a Government backdown on its Transforming Health plan to remove cardiac services from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH).

"Absolutely it was a backflip," Mr Snelling said. "We completely changed. The Government made a political decision."

Mr Snelling also acknowledged a dispute between radiologists at the QEH and Royal Adelaide Hospital.

"There are individuals who need to get their act together, to put aside their personal differences and deliver a safe and effective service," he said.

Today, members of the public have been given their first chance to inspect the new Royal Adelaide Hospital from the inside.

The hospital is due to open at the start of September and tours of the facility have been fully booked.

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* News / Edo State Government Set to Privatize Benin Central Hospital by Peculiar005: July 20, 2017, 10:24:20 AM
GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, said yesterday that his administration had resolved to privatize the Specialist Hospital in Benin City with a view to providing world class healthcare services to the people of the state.

He said that the privatization of the hospital will put it at par with the best hospitals in the world and serve the healthcare needs of Edo people and Nigerians who ordinarily would have travelled abroad for such services.

Obseki stated this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the state government and the Catholic Relief Services, CRS, which will provide over two million treated mosquito nets for Edo citizens.

His words: “We are going to invest massively in our primary healthcare system. That is why we appointed the Deputy Governor, Mr Philp Shaibu, to head the Edo State Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Net Campaign Committee.”

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress , APC, in Edo State, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, were confused about the policies and programmes of the Governor Obaseki- led administration in the state, noting that their recent Supreme Court defeat was “still affecting their psyche.”

The party stated this yesterday,  through the member representing Owan federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Pally Iriase and Secretary of the APC in the state, Lawrence Orka while reacting to the allegation by the state PDP that the Obaseki-led administration intends to privatize the Central Hospital and other government parastalstals in the state.

According to Orka “I think the PDP and their candidate are still suffering the impact of the Supreme Court defeat. They are confused and they felt telling lies against the governor will help them but it is over for them and they will continue to lament while Obaseki will continue to give his best to Edo people.”

Addressing journalists in Benin  City, yesterday, Iriase who also is the Deputy Majority Whip in the House of Representatives, said “I don’t like criticising just for the sake of it. PDP must know what the issues are before they start criticising because I am not aware that five star hospital has been put up for sale and they must know that this APC government is not like theirs when they were in power where privatisation was another ploy for cornering the common wealth by those who they are supposed to protect. And that is why we have the kind problems and rot now.

“The privatisation is to serve the interest of the people and not the person privatising for the good of all, so I don’t know the lies being told by the PDP. Their tantrums are very ill conceived because when you say you want to privatise, what is the man proposing, you probably do not know what the man has in mind. Concessioning.”

Source : Vanguard Newspaper
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