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* Exams / Re: between uworld nclex and kaplan nclex questions book and app which is better by Ammy: July 16, 2017, 04:30:30 PM
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* Travel Nursing / Re: DHA Exam Requirements for Nurses: A Guide to Nursing Registration in Dubai by Renjith: July 16, 2017, 03:57:32 PM
Hi All,
My wife works as a nurse in Kuwait since last 8 years. Now we are planning to move to Dubai, Does this same process applicable for her too?
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* Upcoming Conference / International Confederation of Midwives Call for Proposal from Midwifery Ass. by katty: July 16, 2017, 11:29:38 AM
National Nursing and Midwifery Associations are invited to submit application please share this with your country association.

In collaboration with Laerdal Global Health and with the support from other organisations, ICM announces its wish to scale up  the simulation-based Helping Babies Survive (HBS) and Helping Mothers Survive (HMSBAB) training modules in a phase II of the 10,000 Happy Birthday Project. Below is the details.

ICM is pleased to announce this Call for Proposals to National Midwifery Associations and partners interested in taking part in phase II of the 10.000 Happy Birthday Project.

*Release date                                June 21 2017
*Concept Note deadline                   September 1, 2017
*Notification of pre-selection            September 15 2017
*Deadline for full proposal                October 1 2017
*Notification on final selection          October 15 2017
*Project Period                              January 1 2018 – April 30 2020

Background

The 10,000 Happy Birthday program was launched by ICM at the ICM Congress 2014 in Prague as a collaboration between Laerdal Global Health and ICM to introduce and scale up of the Helping Babies Breathe and Helping Mothers Survive programs in two pilot countries. The goal was to train, equip and support 10,000 midwives so that they could ensure 10,000 more Happy Birthdays and to strengthen the midwifery in these countries. Since then, these programs have been implemented to national coverage by AMAMI in Malawi and MAZ in Zambia and the midwifery associations are stronger now than ever.

The results of the program will be presented at ICM2017 at the Partner Panel Bringing Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth and Helping Babies Breathe to Scale on June 21 11.00am – 12.30pm in room 701

For more information; http://www.laerdalglobalhealth.com/10000happybirthdays

The training programs

Helping Mothers Survive is a suite of simulation based training modules developed by Jhpiego and endorsed by global professional organizations such as ICM, FIGO, AAP, ICN, and UNFPA. The modules include Bleeding After Birth + on prevention and management of post-partum hemorrhage, PreEclampsia and Eclampsia on clinical decision making and rapid treatment and Threatened Preterm Birth on preparing for and preventing preterm birth using antenatal corticosteroids.

Helping Babies Survive is a hands-on suite of training modules developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and based on the latest WHO guidelines. These modules address the main causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity and includes; Helping Babies Breathe, Essential Care for Every Baby and Essential Care for Small Babies.

A recent study from Uganda implemented by Jhpiego and AAP shows the impact of the simulation and low dose high frequency based educational approach that these modules uses and documents clear effects on reduction of newborn mortality and post-partum hemorrhage.

Goal for phase II : 50,000 Happy Birthdays, or more Based on the very good experience with the program in Phase I, ICM now wishes to support implementation of the Helping Mothers Survive and Helping Babies Survive programs in 4-6 new countries taking the 10,000 Happy Birthdays to the next level and help save more lives.

Leveraging the best practice identified in Malawi and Zambia, including special attention for quality improvement and making the program sustainable, as well as the successful implementation of the training modules in other countries, the goal is to be able to report on 50,000 Happy Birthdays, or more through training, equipping and supporting 50,000 birth attendants at ICM2020 in Bali.

Funding support

ICM, with help from funding partners, will support a selected number of proposals for national programs with an amount of up to $500.000 each for the 2-3 year project period. The proposals must be include a budget and information on possible matching funds that can be obtained for part of the budget. The amount awarded will be considered based on the number of midwives to be trained and the status of current training programs. Matching funds will be favorably considered in the selection process.

Criteria for selection of phase II countries

Concept proposals should be no more than 4 pages and be submitted to the ICM by September 1st, 2017 and should include:
• Brief description of current midwifery education programs in country, with particular emphasis on if and how Helping Babies Survive and Helping Mothers Survive modules are covered.
• Objectives, selected modules to be implemented and target number for birth attendants trained.
• General plan for how the modules would be implemented, quality assured, and sustained.
• General budget overview, including direct labor costs, travel costs, equipment and supplies and indirect costs, and matching funds.
• Description of capacity of the association.
• Letter of support from Ministry of Health and other relevant partners describing how such programs, would support the overall MNCH plans in the country.

Criteria’s that will be emphasized in selection:


• Reach and impact, including quality assurance.
• Commitment from the Midwives Association.
• Collaboration with partners (MoH, donors, development partners, twinning project, etc.).
• Basic capacity of the association (Board, office, communication systems in place, financial management capacity).

Selected countries after the initial concept proposal phase will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 1 for the final consideration of awards.

Workshop for country coordinators and master trainers


2-3 representatives from each of the selected countries will be invited to a master training workshop with representatives from ICM, AMAMI and MAZ to receive training and discuss best practice implementation. It is expected that this workshop will take place at the end of November 2017.

ICM Contact person for further information Patricia Titulaer P.Titulaer@internationalmidwives.org
* News / Nurses trained in the US denied access to work in Irish hospitals - TheJournal by katty: July 16, 2017, 11:10:42 AM
NURSES WITH YEARS of professional experience are being denied access to work in Ireland during a huge staffing shortage.

Irish nurses and others who trained in America are among those having difficulty accessing employment here, despite the HSE carrying out overseas recruitment drives.

According to HSE annual report figures for 2016, nursing staffing levels have fallen by more than 3,000 since 2007.

The HSE says it’s trying to increase the nursing and midwifery workforce by more than 1,200 this year and is appealing to potential candidates both at home and abroad.

However, TheJournal.ie has spoken to a number of nurses who trained in the US and can’t get a licence to work in Ireland – even though they have years of professional experience.



The figures

Marvel Williamson lived in Ireland for two years but had to return to the US when she couldn’t get her nursing licence. She has a Master’s degree in nursing from the US, a PhD, extensive clinical experience and was a nursing school professor and a dean for almost 20 years. She said her qualifications were given no consideration.

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is responsible for evaluating overseas applications from nurses and midwives who want to work in Ireland.

Last year saw 2,055 overseas registrations.

Nurses from India made up 30% of this number with 616 registrations processed. The UK was the next most popular with 376 registrations (18%), while the Philippines (289), Romania (155) and Poland (108) came in third, fourth and fifth.

Just nine US nurses were registered last year, despite the NMBI dealing with 101 applications from the States. The NMBI also noted that some of the registrations may be from applications from the previous year.

The NMBI said “the protection of the public is at the heart of the registration system” and that some American applicants do not meet its standards due to the nursing programmes they undertook and how they compare with Irish standards.

However the nurses we spoke to dispute this.

Of the top 100 nursing schools in the 2017 World University Rankings, over a third (34) are in the US – including 16 in the top 50.

The QS World University Rankings 2017 puts four American colleges in the list of the top 10 nursing schools.

Ireland ranked just outside the top 35 with the nursing department in Trinity College Dublin coming in at 36th. The National University in Galway, University College Cork and University College Dublin are all placed outside the top 50.

India does not feature in the rankings which are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

How it works?

One of the requirements for nurses looking to get registered to work in Ireland is that they’ve completed 1,533 theoretical hours and 2,300 clinical hours. All three women that we spoke to were repeatedly questioned about their clinical and theory hours, even though they have been working as professionals for years.

Dr Williamson said the application process was solely focused on the contents from her basic nursing school curriculum from the 1970s and the NMBI wouldn’t take how many years of nursing experience she had after graduation from nursing school into consideration.

However, Dr Williamson explained to TheJournal.ie that the number of clinical hours in nursing school in each country are not always comparable.

“In Ireland ‘clinical placement’ means that a student serves in an apprentice-like role, supplementing nursing staff without a professor on site, whereas in the United States the professor is there at all times providing direct instruction.

“On average, a nursing student in the United States gets around 340 clock hours of ‘theoretical’ (classroom hours) and 1,000 hours of clinical instruction to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing.”

She added, “A nursing graduate in Ireland is granted registration automatically upon completion of the university.

“In the USA we are required to pass a licensure exam after graduation to become registered, but can work as a graduate nurse until the exam is passed, which can take as long as several months.

“NMBI assumed I was illegally practicing without a license during the first few months after I graduated and kept challenging that, even though every nurse in the USA must do the same.”

‘Sending money to an organisation that has no intention of registering’

Irish woman Mary Taffe encountered the same problems.

She left Ireland for the US in 1989 and has been working as a nurse with a BA Degree in nursing since 2000. She has been employed in a hospital ICU and ER since 2012. Taffe applied to the NMBI in January 2016 but was denied because it said she didn’t have the correct theory and clinical hours.

“All nursing programmes in the US have to be accredited and are tightly controlled in conjunction with the nursing boards of each state. My college didn’t even know how to fill out the documents properly.

Taffe said she spent €425 ($479) for her first application. She was then told time had run out after a year and then paid another €355 ($400) and a further €133 ($150) to appeal.

Williamson had a similar tale.

“The delay in response from NMBI each time I submitted additional documents or communications was extensive — many weeks to months each time,” she said.

Marvel is now working in the US State of Vermont.

Experienced nurse forced to work in Irish nursing home

Another nurse, who is from the US but moved to Ireland with her Irish husband and children, is working in an Irish nursing home because she can’t get accredited.

Marie* has a bachelor’s degrees in sociology and nursing. She first applied for her nursing license from the NMBI more than two years ago. She said she made numerous calls but was unable to reach anyone.

Marie was denied because of the difference in clinical hours but said this was not pointed out to her beforehand.

However, the NMBI says that incomplete applications by applicants is the issue.

“Incomplete applications remain an ongoing challenge for the board, with applicants in this respect all contacted,” it told TheJournal.ie.

After appealing the decision at a cost of €150, Marie was told she lacked 400 supervised clinical hours.

She worked as a nurse for nine years in the US and trained at a high-tech urban academic hospital, becoming a wound and ostomy clinical specialist. However, none of that could be used toward the 400 hours.

Marie was recommended for the adaptation program but there were no placements available so she is now working in a nursing home for two years as that is the only way she can get into a course.

“I have a pretty good set of skills… I want to be able to use those skills to help people in my community but I am being told I have to contract to a nursing home or agency to get my registration… No one told me this when I applied.

A spokesperson for the NMBI said, “Unfortunately some American applicants do not meet NMBI standards and requirements in terms of the nursing programmes they undertook when compared to Irish standards and requirements.

“Many programmes fall short of the hours required for registration with NMBI, resulting in either a period of adaptation/aptitude test or a refusal of registration.”

US nurse numbers


Of the 247 US applications received since 2013, less than 10% (24) were registered and 77 were refused.

TheJournal.ie asked the NMBI what the number one reason for US applications being refused registration is, but none was given.

Instead the NMBI said, “Each application is individually assessed on a case-by-case basis to include a full review of each applicant’s education and training programmes.

“This review includes all pre-registration and post-registration nursing education programmes which are compared to Irish standards of education and training for nurses. The protection of the public is at the heart of the registration system.”

The following table shows the number of US applications registered and refused US since 2013:

When asked about the large gap between the number of applications and numbers of people registered or refused, an NMBI spokesperson said: “Those applicants who aren’t registered or refused and whose applications are still in the system remain in a process of assessment which can result in a period of adaptation/aptitude test, or a requirement for them to submit further information/documents as part of a full, completed application.

“A decision letter recommending adaptation/aptitude test is valid for 12 months after the date of decision. If the process has not been completed and NMBI has not had any contact from the applicant for six months, the file is closed.”

Recruitment drives

The new figures emerge as the HSE is sending staff on overseas recruitment drives to try to recruit nurses.

Nursing and midwifery numbers at the end of April this year stood at 36,549 whole-time equivalents.

The HSE has committed to increasing the nursing and midwifery workforce to deliver 1,208 additional permanent posts this year.

Just last month Health Minister Simon Harris described how additional funding is being provided to achieve this.

He described how “a broad range of retention measures” are being implemented. He said the HSE recently went to Glasgow to a nurse recruitment fair where it met 27 Irish nurses who are working in Scotland.

The recruitment measures include careers days, HSE attendance at national and international recruitment fairs and a communication from the national director for HR to all nursing and midwifery graduates telling them how to apply for a full-time permanent post in the Irish health service.

Harris added that key retention measures include enhanced maternity leave cover, a career break scheme and offering nurses and midwives improved educational opportunities and career pathways.

*Marie is not the name of the nurse we spoke to, but she wants to remain anonymous.


Source: http://www.thejournal.ie/nurses-trained-us-cant-get-registered-to-work-ireland-nmbi-3431894-Jul2017/
* News / Kenya: Nurses petition Uhuru to address their grievances by Peculiar005: July 16, 2017, 04:50:09 AM
Nurses in the country have petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop his presidential campaigns and address grievances that led to their strike, which entered its sixth week on Saturday.

The nurses said it was painful to see patients suffering in public hospitals while the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and the Council of Governors were locked in a disagreement over how to end the stalemate.



Led by the acting Kenya National Union of Nurses chairman Joseph Ngwasi, the nurses said the two bodies charged with deliberating on the collective bargaining agreement were not keen on addressing the strike.

DISMISSED CLAIM

Speaking when he led nurses in Embu on a demonstration to the local county Public Service Board office on Saturday, Mr Ngwasi dismissed a claim that nurses were being used politically to destabilise the government.

He reiterated that they were holding a lawful strike and would only go back to work once the CBA was signed.

“Let those holding campaigns suspend their political activities because Kenyans are dying. Nurses agreed to postpone their strike last year and the court ruled that a CBA be signed by March 2.

“The nurses were very obedient and patient waiting for the concerned parties to agree. As far as we are concerned, this strike was called by the government since it didn’t meet its side of the deal,” he said.

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Mr Ngwasi also said Knun would write to the Nursing Council of Kenya to stop Embu government from deploying Kenya Medical Training College students to attend to patients at the Embu Level Five Hospital, saying they were endangering lives.

“The law doesn’t allow anybody, including students, who are not registered by the nursing council of Kenya to practice. We are going to write to the nursing council to stop the students from attending to patients. The consequences could be dire as patients could be harmed,” he said.

Mr Ngwasi said they would boycott work until they were paid the nursing services allowances.

PAYMENT AGREED

In the deal entered on December 20 last year, the national government and the council of governors agreed to pay nurses Sh20,000 in allowances, which was to be effected in two phases.

The first batch of Sh12,000 was to be paid in January 2017 and the other one amounting to Sh8,000 would be effected in July 2017.

In Mombasa the nurses also petitioned Governor Hassan Joho to take a break from the campaigns and address their strike.

The nurses held a procession to the governor’s office urging him to intervene and end the strike.

'NOT KEEN'

The nurses led by county branch secretary Peter Maroko and Miriam Mbithi (chairperson) claimed the governor was not keen on resolving the stalemate.

“Today is the 38th day of the nurses’ strike but the government seems not to notice .The recruitment of incompetent, unskilled and unspecialised nurses should not be allowed,” said Mr Maroko.

He urged Mr Joho to consult the national government on how to end the strike.

“Governor Joho should take a break even for a day to address the strike. We encourage him to reach out to Governor Josephat Nanok, the chairman of the Council of Governors to hold talks on the issue.”

Source :http://www.nation.co.ke/news/nurses-petition-uhuru-to-address-their-grievances/1056-4016898-yklph7/
* Exams / Re: CPNRE Practice Exam: CPNRE Prep Guide 4th Edition PDF by Sierra Potts: July 15, 2017, 09:32:03 PM
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* News / Kenyan Nurses Strike: Moi Referral Hospital is Now Recruiting New Nurses by Peculiar005: July 15, 2017, 09:14:52 PM
The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret is seeking to hire more nurses as the ongoing nurses' strike continues to bite.

CEO of the hospital Dr Wilson Aruasa has advertised 70 vacancies to fill up slots in Job group M9.

Successful candidates will be paid about Sh47,000.

Applications will close on July 26.

"The successful candidates will be entitled to applicable allowances in the job group M9," said Dr Aruasa.

The move comes as more than 800 nurses at the hospital remain out of work.

They have been out of work for the last 50 days demanding the implementation of their collective bargaining agreement.

The CBA to gives them better pay and allowances.

Chairman of the nurses union at the hospital Kennedy Orangi said they have no problem with the hospital hiring more nurses but the CBA demand still stands.

"We need more nurses to help improve services and they too will benefit from the CBA we are demanding", Orangi said.

Orangi said President Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto should stop focusing on their reelection campaigns and intervene to help end the strike.

"Patients have suffered for too long and it's time the government takes us seriously because we will not resume work without the CBA.

The nurses union is accusing the Salaries and Remuneration Commission of delaying the implementation of the CBA.

Source :http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/07/15/moi-referral-hospital-to-hire-more-nurses-as-strike-over-cba-bites_c1597558
* News / 26-Year-Old Ex Beauty Queen, Nurse & Pilot, Eniola Lawrence Gets Engaged (Pics) by Peculiar005: July 15, 2017, 09:05:34 PM
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) Tourism 2013, Nurse and Pilot, Powede Eniola Lawrence is engaged.

Powede originally studied Nursing and qualified as a Registered Nurse  before embarking on her new career direction as a pilot.

The 26-year-old took to her Instagram page to share the big news to her almost 100,000 followers. See pictures below





* Travel Nursing / Re: My Journey to Nursing Registration in Texas, USA: A Guide for Nigerian Nurses by desy24: July 15, 2017, 05:57:55 PM
Thanks to those who are keeping the thread alive. Seems @Royalty isn't continuing with her application.

Here are few things you should know

1. On the cgfns issue, cgfns has 3 programs which are : cgfns evaluation (verification of your nursing education and credentials in Nigeria), cgfns certification (which involve verification of your nursing credentials plus cgfns exam) and visascreen (which you will need when applying for employer sponsorship)

2. Each state has different registration requirements some only cgfns evaluation report without English, some cgfns evaluation with English, some cgfns certification etc

3. Cgfns is not the only credential assessment or evaluation services accepted by Nursing boards in USA, there are others who are "faster" and cheaper. For instance cgfns evaluation service cost $350 while same service with ERES cost like $150.

4. Not all states require external credential evaluation services. For instance you don't need CGFNS if you are applying to the California nursing board.

Here are the basic steps you need to undergo when pursuing USA nurse registration (will create a separate thread later and expansiate on each).

1. Research the nursing board you want to apply to and check for their requirements. If you meet them then
2. Apply to cgfns/ERES etc for the required service (in case that is needed)
3. Apply to the nursing board
4. Meet the board other requirements like fingerprinting, background check, SSN etc
5. Apply to Pearson
6. If Texas like @Royalty is doing then you sit for jurisprudence online in the comfort of your room
7.  Receive ATT  and sit for NCLEX-RN
8. After passing apply for visascreen with cgfns (you need ielts with overall average score of  6.5 with 7 in the speaking component)
9. Look for employer (you can contact recruiting agencies)
10. Signed the necessary contract, attend visa interview and move with your family.

Note: The above is based on my research not on practical experience
nice one coming out for a long time now. You are on point. All the steps are very much correct.
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