Significance of Continuing Education for Nurses

In a world where different industries continue to become more and more competitive, many employers select potential employees with a much higher form of education. The medical industry, particularly nursing, is one of these industries that require more advanced education. In this regard, continuing education for nurses continues to become a trend these days. This program is vital because nurses are the ones who often speak to patients and acquiring important educational content can be of great help for them to become more successful in their career.

Generally, continuing education for nurses is mandatory for a license renewal. This program is based on contact hours or units. In most states, the program usually works for 10 contact hours, which is 10 hours long, and it must be completed prior to applying for a license renewal. Prerequisites for this kind of program include a high school diploma or education equivalent such as diploma in nursing from an acknowledged training program, associate degree in nursing from a recognized institution, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited university or college. Some of the courses offered in this program are Stroke: A Comprehensive In-depth Review, Stroke: First Response, Stroke: Managing Patient Recovery, Diabetes, Type 1, and Nursing Case Management. In connection with these courses, it is essential to pick a nursing institution that offers interesting course materials and challenging learning experience.

Continuing education for nurses is designed to refresh the knowledge and develop the skills of nurses. It also helps nurses become up-to-date on new medical or nursing information. In addition, courses offered in this program are ideal not only for nurses. Many courses are also perfect for other busy professionals like caregivers who seek convenient learning process to prepare themselves for the examination required for licenser.

Before pursuing continuing education for nurses, you need to be aware of the legislature of your state first. In present days, some states no longer consider this kind of program as a requirement for a license renewal. This is because the nursing boards of these states no longer believe that the program is necessary to increase nursing competence.

On the other hand, many other states continue to keep their commitment with the program. Since requirements vary for every state, institutional policy, and area of specialty, it is best to make relevant inquiries regarding the education itself as well as the learning process. Furthermore, reaching out to the Board of Nursing of your state is a brilliant idea to become a well-informed candidate. After acquiring pertinent information, the next best thing to do is review the course you are taking before paying.

Many nursing institutions allow you to read a course without making any registration or payment. If you are certain about the course, you may take the examination. After passing the examination, you may finally register and pay for your credit.…

Science Books – Men – Twice As Likely Smarter Or Dumber Than Women

This study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh was the first to seek out any differences in the intelligence quotient between men and women. Other studies have shown, as again in this study that there is no noticeable difference in the average intelligence between men and women. Many fields of science have noticed and studied how women have advanced in recent decades to be in the major of once male dominated fields as higher levels in medicine. There are now more female graduates from medical school and we applaud that. The more nurturing and superior communication skills of women is good news for us all as the old white men who too often thought they were gods retire. They were often not perfect healthy lifestyles role models as the youngger female doctors are closer to being.

And yet this difference in the Edinburgh study shows there is a much greater variability in the intelligence of men than in women. Men are twice as likely to be in the top, and the lowest tier of intelligence. Which, for women and even us men, explains much. How is it a standard joke that the fellows in the bar all agree that grown men poking each other in the eye is hilarious? Their female dates usually roll their eyes not poked at the ceiling wondering where all the brainy men are. Brains can of course be made stronger or weaker by healthy lifestyles or not.

Well, from this news, it seems you ladies tend to bunch toward the intelligent high center and keep gaining brain power as you gain rights and confidence. And the reverse may be happening to men and in particular those in that wider pool of dumb and dumber, of which males are twice the gene pool.

Knowing this, and that the Bill Gates brain types usually bore you to tears, while handsome Jack the football hero who played once too often without his helmet is off with his team mates watching the Three Stooges movie. But to take this to a degree level we could look at how this fact, if it continues to be verified in further studies, indicates changes in schooling and opportunities for the lost boys now being left behind.

Studies show how the girls generally now gain the higher grades and the scholarships; and to the extent that this advances opportunities for girls such as my grand daughters is is very good. But if our grand sons are not prepared for the skills they can exceed at and be encouraged to learn their skill and get at it and build a good life for themselves, as I have tried to do with my own grand sons, they may be part of the lost generation of boys who became men who fill the bursting jails of America.

Boys love machines and there are so many jobs out west crying for men who can be serious enough to operate the equipment, which unfortunately is several tiers …

Get Your Child Ready For The Science Fair – Do Regular Science Projects

Every parent is anxious to make sure that their child is able to get ahead in life. Parents want what is best for their children and most parents believe that a good education is what will prepare their child for the future. A good education starts at a very young age. Children are able to retain a great deal of information and can ask some of the most inquisitive types of questions. You can foster and encourage your child to continue learning outside of school and really seek to find answers to questions inside school. Doing regular science projects is a proven way to acclimate your child to the learning process. If you can get your child used to thinking analytically and scientifically, when the science fair rounds around just imagine how much more prepared and excited your little one will be. After all, science should be fun and even magical. Keep in mind science involves more than just chemistry and physics, it also includes reading, math, English, history, and more! Make sure that you are doing all that you can to prepare your kids not only for the next science fair, but also for the next chapters in their life.

Encourage the answering and asking of questions.

Doing regular science projects encourages children to get into the habit of looking inquisitively at the world around them. Children learn through asking questions. As parents you have a great responsibility not only to pay close attention to the questions that your children ask, but also to strive to help them find the answers that they are looking for.

The benefits of doing science projects at home with your kids.

Doing science projects at home with your kids has many benefits, some of which are more obvious than others. Of course, by doing science projects at home with your kids, your kids will develop a greater understanding of the scientific process and what is involved in creating an experiment. But doing projects at home can strengthen family relations and provide a child with a safe environment away from the potential dangers outside of the home.

Finding science in everything you do.

Children have an easier time understanding principals if they can find a personal application. By doing regular science projects as a result of questions that children ask about the world around them is an excellent way to teach that science actually applies to how we all live our lives. From discovering how the toaster words to wondering how all the stars stay in the sky, there are limitless possibilities of how you can use the ordinary to teach something extraordinary.

Many parents are excited about teaching their children scientific concepts at home but feel like they lack the creativity and know how. Do not be discouraged. Many organizations have online offers for dozens of science project ideas as well as step-by-step instructions. The science projects that you will find have been developed by educators. You can choose the age and difficulty …

Finding a God That Jives With Science

Dear reader.

When we are born we have a fully mature sense of emotions needed for survival. Fear, Pain, Anger, Love, and Pleasure. Emotional health begins when we see a loving face looking at us and us at them. Usually and optimally, this is parents. But now for the first time in human evolution, the child in no longer raised in the tribal society where genetic connections are not as important as tribal unity. We needed each other for mutual survival. Put a group of Americans on an Island somewhere and come back in a month and I guarantee everyone will be dead. We have lost our basic survival skills.

Through the lightning evolution that has occurred in the past 500 to 600 years, we have gone from tribal to agricultural to industrial and now to information ages. The western family unit is a dying form of coexistence. We no longer see the loving face because mommy and daddy both have to work. Then we learn language and are immediately taught concepts such as fear and punishment and death, all the brewery for all man's psychiatric woes.

I am 51. I have a sister who does not seem to care about me. A mother who despises me and a dead father. My dad had 8 siblings so I should have dozens of first and second cousins. But since I have no family tree, I could run one of the people over and keep going. As a child family was stronger. It was just after WWII. Now I am just alone seeking other kindred souls to find a divinity and spirituality and self appointed family that may work better than the biological family I was dealt. A sense of purpose on this Earth.

I am seeking others on this journey and quest. I do not know what to believe. At best, a person may know a great grandparent while that person lives. But what about 10 generations ago. I did not even know they had writing utensils 1000's of years ago so wear has all the prolific history come from. Who's words am I to believe. The Christians, The Jews, The Catholics, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims. How can it be proven who is right and who is wrong. For all I know, the sages of these stories were stark raving mad.

Who has time to read the great works of philosophers in this day and age. There are 6 billion people on this earth. In the US there are about 500 billionaires and 270,000 millionaires depending on which figures you believe. Globally the figure may be 2-3 times greater.

These people do not live a conditional existence as I and the remaining 4.5 pillion people live. Subtract another 500 million middle class leaves about 4 billion people in misery and suffering right. Maybe.

Of course money is great but it brings a great price. Business executives suffer among the highest depression rates ever recorded. Yet, African tribes untouched by western civilization, famine …

Educational Malpractice

Educational malpractice can be observed inside a learning institution where such such teachers, professors, coaches, and principals demonstrate actions of misconduct that may be harmful to their students and co-workers.

Education is a discipline in which people are expected to learn and carry out positive ideas, and not harm their students in any way. Ronald B. Standler, author of the essay Educational Malpractice in the USA, says, "Education is not something that teachers install in pupils, like screwing a light bulb into a socket. classroom chair. Education is something that pupils and students must do for themselves: by reading, by writing, by doing homework problems, by doing science experiments. "

The first step in preventing malpractice in a learning institution is the awareness of the parents and the students of their responsibilities in the school or university.

The duty of the parents

Parents should regularly monitor their children's school activities– their lessons in school, homework, projects, and extra-curricular activities. If the parents notice that there is insufficient learning, they should take immediate action to improve the child's education. This action can mean controlling the amount of television hours, limiting the time playing video games, organizing children's tours on museums and libraries, or buying educational toys that the children can learn from.

Parents should not wait for years before they recognize that their so-called "genius" child is, in reality, illiterate or can not subtract even just two-digit numbers.

The duty of the students

It is irrational to expect all young children to enjoy doing extra work at home just because they are not learning enough in school. Aside from a few exceptional ones, children will never see the fun in learning.

Pupils should, therefore, be understood if they become dependent on their parents 'and teachers' guidance. On the other hand, these authorities should be the one responsible for letting the students see the fun and enjoyment there is in learning. They should sometimes strongly require pupils to study, to read, and to do homework their unwillingness to do so. Motivating the students to study and read for themselves is one of the major roles of the parents and the teachers.

In conclusion, people should be more independent and confident about themselves, rather than blindly relying on the educational system that they are not really certain about providing sufficient education. …

Roaming Fingers – A Story of A Childhood Sexual Molestation

We have all had our “stories” to tell about our lives growing up. Some have had fun loving childhoods in which they had a stay-at-home mom, who had home baked cookies ready for them as soon as they walked in from school, clean clothes ready for the next day, and dinner simmering on the stove. Dads arrived home, everyone sat at the table and enjoyed the delicious meal that mom had prepared, and then while dinner dishes were being cleaned up, the kids could tell their dad about their day. Some had parents that encouraged them, helped them with their homework after supper, and enjoyed spending time with their kids before the next day started. You know, one of those “Leave It To Beaver” type of families. Then there were those who were minus one parents for one reason or another…usually divorce or death. Or what about those that lived with alcoholic or drug addicted parents who weren’t really “parents” at all. Their kids were basically were on their own, raising themselves, fending for themselves, and making the most of bad situations.

I don’t know why I am sharing this right now. I just feel led to let someone out there know that you are not alone! That you can live a normal life. I have been molested by 4 different men between the ages of 8 – 14. But, the LORD GOD Himself, brought me through this all. I have been been redeemed and washed clean by the blood of the Lord. I no longer have to live in life of my molestation taking charge over me any longer.

I was one of those kids who had my own “unique” circumstances when growing up. My parents divorced when I was 7, though my dad moved out when I was 5 ½. I was the oldest of the three of us. We moved to a small town to live closer to my grandparents, my mom’s parents. We moved from the bigger metropolis of Denver, CO, to the small town of Julesburg, CO. At first, when I was younger, I’d made my lifelong friend with the girl who lived across the street from my grandparent’s house. This was the summer before our 2nd grade school year. During the time, our lives seemed somewhat “normal” playing babies, or pretending to be teachers at school, or building ant farms…

But during my lifetime, many things happened that made me who I am today. I cannot begin to tell you what my life was like and do it justice! There are so many more stories I could tell you! For one, we moved and lived in 27 different places from the time I turned 7 – 18. I went to 11 schools in 12 years time. I think that that with us moving so often, I took with me idea that “I better make friends quickly, because sure enough we’d be moving and I’d have to leave.” I believe my sister took the theory …

Want to Grow Taller? Practice Kicking

Kicking of course is the act of forcefully using one's legs to achieve some end, whether it be practicing a martial arts derived move, or kicking a soccer ball.

As we've discussed elsewhere, exercise and targeted stretching on key areas such as the legs and spine can result in stretching which effectively increases height. This must also be the case of kicking then correct? After all, your legs can not be put through much more forceful effort than a powerful kicking motion.

The short answer is yes, kicking motions over a long period of time could almost certainly have the benefit of stretching out your leg muscles, increasing height. The long answer though is that it's probably not the most savvy way of gaining height.

First let's look at the science behind this phenomenon. By studying people who use kicking motors repetely, most notably kickboxers, we see that their legs are on average one to two inches longer than normal. Likewise, football kick specialists have a longer kicking leg than their other leg, through hundreds of reps of kicking a football each day.

The trouble is that to replicate these results takes both a greater deal of time than other 'grow taller' exercises, as well as a greater deal of effort, as repeated kicking can be extremely taxing on the body.

To gain the results achieved by these athletes, one would typically have to kick hundreds of times per day, even as many as a thousand times, and this can easily take up rewards of an hour. It's a great workout with its own benefits, but just in terms of gaining height, it's a lot more effort and time expenditure than other routines with similar results.

If you are interested in taking up kicking for increasing your height, or as a combination of full on exercise with the added benefit of height gain down the line, you should purchase a good kick boxing style bag.

You'll need to work on both legs in equal doses, typically doing 20 short snap kicks on each leg before switching. Do this about 20 times for each leg then take a break. You should repeat the same workout routine again later in the day, resulting in 800-1000 kicks per day on each leg.

If you're already a soccer player or practice a form of martial arts or other training statute that includes a high volume of kicking, it certainly can not hurt your height to continue doing so.

Kicking in one form or another with the express intent of growing taller may not be the most logical choice though. Consider doing it by way of other means, like the ones just mentioned if you'd like to try it, and not solely for its height gaining benefits. …

Where Is Jill Nye the Science Gal?

I am in the process of trying to start an Association for Women in Mathematics chapter at my University. I was not really inspired to do this until recently when I came to a sad realization while viewing the "people who inspire you" section on my Facebook profile … none of them are women.

What is worse is that when it comes to literature, history, and business I know of many examples of women who figured prominently and made significant contributions, but in science and mathematics I can only think of a few. Of those few, most are in the social sciences and some met with some pretty terrible fates (ie Marie Curie). I am also well aware of the stories of women who would have had their names in the history books, but alas their work is overshadowed (and not credited properly) in history books by their male contemporaries, even thought their work is what made it possible for those men to make important discoveries.

I began to also realize that as a child growing up I had no female role models in math or science when it came to pop culture. I loved Indiana Jones and wanted to be an archeologist for the longest time. I watched Beakman's World and Bill Nye the Science Guy every chance I could. All of my childhood science heroes were men.

Even today when I watch television or go to the movies it is still mostly male characters that dominate the world of math and science. Women, when cast as scientists, are often characterized as brilliant, but so socially flawed that they are to be pitied.

In the media women who are gifted at math and science and who are also cool, fun, interesting, and desirable are mostly portrayed as doctors, psychologists, or nurses. All of these are noble fields, but these are not the only science fields. Women are rarely portrayed in the applied and theoretical sciences such as engineers, mathematicians, scientists, and researchers.

Even my favorite shows like Big Bang Theory and Bones do this. The one "normal" character Bernadette in the Big Bang Theory still had to contend with the possible emasculation of her future husband by her earning a PhD. Although she is normal, especially in comparison to most of the other characters in the show, Bernadette's character is subjected to the sexist storyline that she should walk on eggshells because she dared to be an accomplished female scientist who would make more money than her less educated and less completed husband to be. Other characters like Amy Farah Fowler are meant to comically mirror the bizarre Sheldon Cooper character, or as in the case of Leslie Winkle are characterized as women who behave as men do (even sexually); one would assume because she is in a male dominated profession.

In Bones Dr. Brennan is so dependent on her logic and facts that she pushes people and her feelings away because they are not as reliable. She is …

Talking Avatars in Education – The Virtual Teacher Comes of Age!

Avatars, Talking Web Characters and Virtual representatives are growing in popularity for one critical reason … “they work”!

With Broadband becoming the standard access to the Internet in all four corners of the world, the benefits and possibilities of utilizing rich media and interactivity in marketing are starting to become a reality if not the norm. One of the most active areas is in the so-called Animated Avatars know by many names such as: Talking Web Characters, Virtual Representatives, Virtual Characters and Web Compares. Their popularity growing every day, it’s not by accident, one critical reason is… “they work” , but when it comes to using them to deliver training, presentations or integrated into CBT and education the Virtual Teacher rises eminently to the challenge. 

Assisted Education Delivery using the ubiquitous Virtual Tutor comes of age.

Virtual Teachers, educational presenters and tutor can have a new face, available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year, with the same happy disposition, virtual, animated, automated lip-syncing and compelling content combined with contextual delivery. We know that retention is improved, we know that “lean back” education can be effortlessly absorbed and we know that there is nothing more powerful when it comes to delivering complex ideas or facts than the spoken word. Virtual Teachers can be available in different forms, ages, sexes and even fantasy. The flexibility is endless. Education creators can concentrate on the subject matter and choose the ideal Virtual Tutor to assist in the process. Literature assignment can be delivered in context and even brain teasing science and math education can become more precise when you have the help of a virtual tutor that has the power of “voice”. Un-attended education across the web or operated locally makes virtual education delivery highly effective and manageable. CBT has a new face, interactive courses can have virtual assistants and guides. Many training and formal educational environment incorporate media within their presentations and educational content, and it’s not by accident, why? because it works! The ability to concentrate on content and its compelling and memorable delivery is the reason that Virtual Teachers and Tutors are common place in establishment high in the corporate stratosphere and junior schools alike, they both have something in common, the recognition that compelling animated virtual teachers can give results in a planned and precise manner, where achievements can be accelerated at all learning levels. This is no accident, its technology at its best, with a face and a purpose. Take a PowerPoint presentation, graphs, facts, figures and images, nice enough, add a virtual full animated teacher into the mix and you now have a new breed of educational delivery.

In an educational setting it’s a proven fact that information retention and concentration is enhanced when faced with compelling content. So what should you look for in your animated talking character.

1: The Avatar Look

Is your talking animated character “attractive”, or does it look as though it has fallen out of the ugly tree, is it …

The Best Options For Online Colleges

There are a few things you should know about online schools before you read on. They offer a great variety of different classes and areas of study. Going to a traditional college, you have to go in and sit for hours on end on a very exact schedule. With an online school you can create your own schedule and it is extremely easy to access. This allows people to keep an eye on the rest of their life. They can get a job on the side so they can work and do school at the same time. The cool thing is that you can do it at multiple places. You could head down to the coffee shop down the street and at home. You could even do your schooling in another country if needed!

There has been a rise in the number of online universities. Their popularity is rising every day. The University of Phoenix has proved itself time after time as one of the top schools out there .. They have about 16 different schools and 200 campuses around the united states and British Columbia. A study showed that the average amount of time to complete a degree at Phoenix is ​​about 20 months. Then you can move on to your career or transfer to a traditional college for a higher degree. It has become the one of the largest accredited online schools since it was founded it 1976.

With about 9 area's or study, including business, health science and business, Kaplan University is another one of the top schools. Being founded in 1937 Kaplan has grown with the ages and is far ahead of their time in their teaching methods and have great educational resources at their hands. People who have or are serving in the military get special rates and those who are not or have not been in the military can apply for a great or financial aid.

DeVry University is an online school that offers 5 very specific and different college's in different area of ​​study. One of the best things about this school are the 90 locations in the United States and Canada. They offer 3 different options for schooling. These are going into class, doing all your work online or doing a bit of both.

Doing college online costs a lot less than going to a regular college. They work perfectly with everyone's schedule. It also helps that most online schools offer the going in or doing it on the computer option. They are a great option for people with busy lifestyles who want to get their degree. …