Nurses Arena Forum

Welcome, Guest: Help / Recent Posts / Search / Login / Register

Stats: 2396 Members, 4704 topics. Date: March 24, 2017, 08:58:19 PM

Nurses Arena Forum / Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9 10
* Nursing Jobs / Re: POEA Japan Nurses and Caregivers Hiring 2017 (750 positions) by Charisse T. Miguel: March 20, 2017, 10:38:09 AM

(Reply) (Quote)

* Free Nursing Books / Re: NANDA Nursing Diagnosis 2015-2017 Free E-Book Download by Rnstudent: March 20, 2017, 08:15:29 AM
Please email the pdf to me
Thank you

(Reply) (Quote)

* News / NHS staffing crisis worsens as more EU nurses quit their jobs by Idowu Olabode: March 19, 2017, 05:01:59 PM
Record numbers of nurses who are originally from EU countries are quitting their jobs in the NHS.

Critics have warned that Theresa May is fanning the flames of the NHS staffing crisis by refusing to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK post-Brexit.

Almost 2,700 EU nurses handed in their resignation letters last year, compared to 1,600 in 2014 – a monumental jump of 68% – according to freedom of information requests submitted by the Lib Dems.

Some 80 trusts out of 136 responded to the request, showing that, in total, 6,433 EU nationals quit the NHS in 2016 – up from 5,135 in 2014.

At the same time, the Royal College of Nursing has said there’s been a 92% drop in the number of EU citizens working as nurses since the EU referendum.

In the month after the referendum last June, there were 1,261 EU nurses working in the NHS. In December, this figure had fallen to just 96.

The RCN added that now, around 24,000 nursing positions in the NHS have been left unfilled.

The shocking figures have led to calls for the government to set up an ‘NHS passport’, which would be offered to the 59,000 EU citizens who work in public sector healthcare.

Despite repeated calls to guarantee the rights of EU citizens, the government has refused, claiming that doing so would lose the UK ‘negotiating capital’ with the EU during Brexit talks.

This comes as fewer than one in 10 NHS nurses said they felt able to always provide safe levels of patient care.

According to the poll of more than 3,000 nurses, 83% felt staffing levels in the NHS were unsafe.

The research, carried out by the Sunday Mirror and Nursing Standard magazine, also found that 81% thought levels of care were worse than five years ago.

Janet Davies, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, told the Sunday Mirror: ‘This is a sombre snapshot of the state of the Health Service, direct from the staff keeping it afloat.

‘As pressures rise to new and extreme heights, the Government is digging a deep, dark hole for our NHS.’

Source :

(Reply) (Quote)

* Free Nursing Books / Re: NANDA Nursing Diagnosis 2015-2017 Free E-Book Download by Aied: March 19, 2017, 04:15:53 PM
thank you so much

(Reply) (Quote)

* News / Doctor facing disciplinary hearing over Scots Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey by J by Idowu Olabode: March 19, 2017, 10:19:21 AM
The Scots nurse who survived Ebola is expected to give evidence this week at a disciplinary hearing of a doctor who took her temperature hours before she was diagnosed with the disease.

Dr Hannah Ryan is the latest health professional to face misconduct allegations after an airport screening process failed to raise the alert over the health of Pauline Cafferkey following her return to the UK from a volunteering stint in Sierra Leone in 2014.

Ryan, who is based in London, and was also a volunteer in Sierra Leone, is facing allegations of “misleading actions” and “dishonest conduct” after taking Cafferkey’s temperature.

The allegations also state that she later tried to conceal her involvement in the taking and recording of Cafferkey’s temperature in a phone call to another doctor.

Despite Cafferkey having a high temperature – which should have triggered concerns she was infected with Ebola – she was given the green light to travel onwards from Heathrow to Glasgow.

When she fell ill it triggered a major health alert and she had to be taken by military transport to the Royal Free Hospital in London for specialist treatment.

Cafferkey herself faced misconduct charges by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) - but was cleared of all charges in September last year.

In November senior nurse Donna Wood, another volunteer in Sierra Leone, was suspended for two months by the NMC after a disciplinary panel found she had concealed the true temperature of Cafferkey. It concluded her dishonesty was “very serious, but not premeditated.”

Ryan was a witness at that hearing, which heard how she had taken Cafferkey’s temperature and found it was was 38.2C – higher than the threshold of 37.5C that requires a consultant in infectious diseases to carry out an assessment.

In a written statement Ryan said: “I asked Pauline if she was feeling OK? She said she was feeling fine.

“I stood there in shock. It was like I was paralysed. I had no clear thought process.

“Ebola is such a horrible disease that every time you have a high temperature you worry, even when you know there’s no reason to.”

She also told the hearing that Wood had said something like: “I’m just going to write it down as 37.2 degrees’” so they could “get out of here and sort it out”.

The case against Ryan is expected to get underway tomorrow.

Cafferkey is due to give evidence, but it is not known whether this will be submitted in writing or if she will appear in person.

A statement from the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Hearings Service, which runs hearings involving doctors, said: “The tribunal will enquire into the allegation that, on 28 December 2014, whilst in the Public Health England screening area at Heathrow Airport, and after taking Ms A’s temperature, Dr Ryan’s actions were misleading and her conduct was dishonest.

“It is also alleged that, in a telephone call with Dr C on 2 January 2015, Dr Ryan’s conduct was misleading and also dishonest in that she intended to conceal her involvement in, and details of, the taking and recording of Ms A’s temperature on 28 December 2014.”

Cafferkey spent almost a month in isolation in hospital after being struck down with Ebola in December 2014 after working as part of a UK team in a treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

She appeared to make a full recovery and returned to work as a public health nurse in South Lanarkshire – but became critically ill in October 2015 after contracting viral meningitis as a result of the virus lingering.

She again recovered, but was admitted to hospital twice last year over concerns about complications relating to the virus.

After she was cleared of misconduct, Cafferkey spoke out about the impact the case had on her and criticised Public Health England (PHE), who were in charge of the "chaotic" airport screening process.

She said: “I went out there to help save lives but I came back to a system that failed. I was made a scapegoat for a catalogue of errors.

“It’s been awful being thought of as dishonest. It’s like my reputation had been destroyed, even though I knew I had done nothing wrong.”

Source :

(Reply) (Quote)

* News / Philippines: Man shoots nurse in a road rage in Cebu by Idowu Olabode: March 19, 2017, 10:09:42 AM
A 33-YEAR-OLD nurse suffered two gunshot wounds on his leg after he was shot by an unidentified man Sunday, March 19, in F. Sotto St., Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City.

Police Officer 3 Nicolo Gonzales said Ephraim Nuñal, a nurse who hails from Talisay City, is willing to press charges against the unidentified man onboard a dark colored Mercedes Benz with plate number UNI 731, who was caught on cam shooting the victim.

“The victim is already okay. We can consider what happened as a road rage because the victim alleged that when he honked at the suspect for stopping at the center of the road, the man disembarked from his car and started kicking the victim's vehicle,” Gonzales said.

Based on the video provided by the Homicide Section of the Cebu City Police Office, the two faced each other, seemingly engaged in a verbal fight while the suspect's female companion tried to pacify him.

As expected by the victim, the suspect tried to punch him but he managed to evade the attack.

The man went back inside his car and pulled out a caliber .22 pistol and shot the victim several times. Nuñal crumpled near his Toyota Altis as he suffered gunshot wounds on his left thigh and right ankle.

A concerned citizen rushed Nuñal to nearby private hospital while the suspect hurriedly fled the scene, as captured in the footage.

Investigators recovered two empty slugs and a live bullet of a caliber .22 pistol.

Source : Sun Star

(Reply) (Quote)

* News / Trump Visa Changes To Hit US Nursing Supply by Diana Swift by Idowu Olabode: March 19, 2017, 09:59:18 AM
President Donald Trump's dislike of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is starting to affect the workforce in United States hospitals that rely on specialized nurses from Canada and Mexico to fill critical positions.
Under NAFTA, Canadian and Mexican registered nurses have for decades practiced in the United States on nonimmigrant professional TN visas, and each day many Canadian registered nurses (RNs) cross the border to work in US hospitals.
But under recent stricter interpretations by US Customs and Border Protection (CPB), advanced practice nurses and advanced clinical nurse practitioners are no longer eligible to work under the old RN category and must now apply for H-1B visas. The latter cover specialized positions for foreign workers from any country and can cost several thousand dollars per applicant for expedited processing.
Last week, a Canadian nurse practitioner working at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, was denied renewal of her TN visa. "She was told by CBP that the reason for the denial was a change in interpretation of NAFTA and that advanced practice nurses, in their opinion, no longer qualified under the NAFTA registered nurse category," said immigration lawyer Marc Topoleski, who represents Henry Ford Hospital, at a March 16 new conference. And a new Canadian hire was turned away at the border and is waiting in limbo to see whether she can get a work visa.
The broader Henry Ford Health System employs 340 Canadian nurses in its six hospitals. Some reside in the United States, and others make the daily commute across the border at Windsor, Ontario.
"This change in policy was not formally announced and has yet to be put out in written format, so we really don't understand the rationale behind the change," Topoleski said. But it is having an impact on nurses with special training and skills. "Now we're scrambling to look at other categories to move them into, so there's no lapse in their work authorization."
"A Drastic Impact"

To complicate matters, on March 3, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a 6-month suspension of H-1B visa premium processing. The suspension will begin April 3. The pricey, fast-track processing service expedites approval for certain job categories. "There wasn't a lot of coordination between agencies," Topoleski said. If the hospital cannot make the April 3 deadline to apply under the H-1B category, "it will have a drastic impact on our ability to provide care."

Patti Kunkel, a Canadian nurse practitioner who commutes daily from Lasalle, Ontario, to work in the hospital's cardiac surgery acute care unit, where she's been on staff since 2009, is anxious. "I worry I'll be turned away at the border. This puts stress not only on me but on my team. We have high-acuity patients, and there's a critical shortage of staff." Kunkel has practiced nursing in Michigan under the NAFTA provisions since 2000.
Topoleski thinks the way CBP is construing things is too restrictive. "The RN category was never defined under NAFTA, which was meant to facilitate the movement of professionals in certain occupations, and our response to them is that it should be interpreted broadly, not narrowly," he said.
The problem is also emerging at the national level in hospitals in other border states. "I've heard from an attorney in Washington that a Canadian nurse practitioner was denied," Topoleski said, adding that the president's current controversial executive order on immigration has no bearing on this issue.
The change has significant financial implications for sponsoring hospitals. "The TN visa costs a few hundred dollars, while an H-1B can cost $3 thousand to $5 thousand dollars in the expedited setting," Topoleski said. "But this is secondary to the impact on the nurses and the patient care they provide." Henry Ford has submitted 30 rush applications for H-1B visas.
Added Kathi Macki, the system's vice-president of human resources, "We are currently facing a shortage of nurse practitioners. We rely on our Canadian partners to help us with our staffing needs."
Commenting from a Canadian perspective, Anne Sutherland Boal, RN, CEO of the Canadian Nurses Association in Ottawa, Ontario, said, "Both countries and nurses benefit from having a mobile profession. We are saddened by the fact that patients' access to care is affected and that advanced practice nurses have their work lives disrupted."

Diana Swift, Medscape

(Reply) (Quote)

* Schools of Nursing / Re: List and address of Schools of Nursing in Nigeria by ezeofor sandra: March 18, 2017, 11:25:50 PM
You will find private nursing schools in Nigeria, school of nursin, schoolofnursinginnigeria, list of approved school of nursing in Nigeria, easiest nursing school
school of nursing in Lagos, nursing school in nigeria requirement, federal school of nursing form,

Nursing education in Nigeria is presently undergoing reformation by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. At present,there are two options available for people who plan to choose a career in the Nursing profession.

The first and most advisable option is to go through the university system which is a five year program. However,due to limited admission spaces available in the university system,schools of nursing exist to fill the nation's nursing manpower need.

In order to assist young aspiring nurses,I have created this thread. This thread will provide a list of all schools of nursing in the country with their websites and addresses. Note that this is for informational purpose only ,if you have any question about forms,tuition and others please post it in another thread.


Candidates for admission into the General Nursing Education Programme of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria must posses the Senior Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent with five credits to include:

-English Language
-Biology/Health Science at not more than 2 sittings.

Duration of Study: Three (3) calendar years.

Registration obtainable: Registered Nurse (RN)

DISCLAIMER: The information on this forum is to serve as a guide only. You are required to verify it yourself before making any transaction. It is advisable not to pay to anyone/agents to avoid being duped.

For a list of all schools of Nursing in Nigeria currently selling application for admission  forms for 2016/2017 check this thread

Don't miss any update, like our Facebook Page

(Reply) (Quote)

* Undergraduate / Re: National Open University Admission Resources by jonnm: March 18, 2017, 09:55:28 PM
Thanks for the heads up,

Even as your writing is for 2015 Here  is the updated Guide to Noun Admissions 2017/18


(Reply) (Quote)

* Travel Nursing / Re: My HAAD Nurse Registration Journey and Experience: A Guide for other Nurses by sharonk: March 18, 2017, 08:47:24 PM
Thanks for your response.

(Reply) (Quote)

Pages: 1 2 3 4 (5) 6 7 8 9 10

(Go Up)

Nurses Arena Forum - Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Theme By S.a Martin. All rights reserved. SMF 2.0.13 | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums

Disclaimer: Every Nurses Arena Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nurses Arena Forum.