Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Web Site Launched on US Health Reform

HHS issues special report on health reform and launches new web site ~ "Americans expressed serious concerns regarding health care in a new report released today by the Depart of Health and Human Services.

The report, Americans Speak on Health Reform: Report on Health Care Community Discussions, summarizes comments from the thousands of Americans who hosted and participated in Health Care Community Discussions across the United States."

Top Concerns of Community Discussion Participants:
Cost of health insurance ~31%
Cost of health care services ~24%
Lack of emphasis on prevention ~20%
Difficulty finding insurance due to pre-existing conditions ~13%
Quality of care ~12%

The report is available on the new US government web site dedicated to health reform ~ .

Monday, March 23, 2009

NLN DataView

Now "you can search for and download graphs in various formats that cast a wide lens on all types of pre-licensure nursing programs, including the 1000-plus programs offering diploma and associate nursing degrees. The graphs illustrate essential data about applications, admissions, enrollment, retention, and graduation rates; and provide a comprehensive demographic profile of the current student population documenting ethnic-racial identity, gender, and age, are also available."

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Grange Facility at Ottley's, St. Kitts

Our local SKN-Vibes takes a look at the history of the Grange Facility and the work of Dr. Patricia Richards-Leader. The Grange Health Care Facility was the first of it's kind in St. Kitts to offer nursing, residential and convalescent care to the elderly.
Our IUON student body have many a fine memory of their placements at the Grange!
Click on the title to read the full article.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nurses' Higher Education & Loan Repayment Act

Turn-Key Legislation Lauded by National Nursing Groups
"The Nurses' Higher Education and Loan Repayment Act would establish a federal student loan repayment program for nurses who agree to teach full-time at an accredited school of nursing for at least four years in a six-year period."
Reuters ~ Washington ~ March 12, 2009
Click to listen to an mp3 of Congressman Latham
answering questions about this bill.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program [NELRP]

Application Deadline Extended to March 16!
"On February 17, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Recovery Act”) of 2009. The Recovery Act provides substantial additional funding for the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP)."

Therefore the deadline for submission of this years applications has been extended to 5:00 pm ET March 16, 2009. Supplemental forms and documentation must be received or postmarked by March 16, 2009.
Click on the title for more information and how to apply!
Read the Applicant Information Bulletin.
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