Saturday, March 27, 2010

Oncology Nursing Resource

Thinking of exploring Oncology Nursing?
or looking to further yourself in this specialization?
Clinical Care Options Oncology has developed this special resource to support Oncology Nurses. The site includes a wealth of information, interactive cases, CE, slide sets, etc.; which may inspired you to move your career in this direction.
Check it out!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mosby's Nursing Consult for ANA Members

Good news for members of the American Nurses Association (ANA) ! If you needed another reason to become a member, or renew your membership, then here is it!
ANA and Elsevier have worked together to provide all ANA members customized access to Mosby's Nursing Consult; a comprehensive, online clinical information tool designed for nurses!
Click on the title to read the press release.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

World Bank Report on CARICOM Nursing Shortage

According to the new World Bank report released last week ~ “The Nurse Labor and Education Markets in the English-Speaking CARICOM - Issues and Options for Reform,” the region is facing a rapidly growing shortage of nurses as demand for quality health care increases due to an aging population, and high numbers of nurses emigrate drawn by higher paying jobs in Canada, the UK and the US. The data indicates that approximately 21,500 CARICOM trained nurses are working in Canada, the UK and the US; three times higher than the workforce in the CARICOM region itself. Just between 2002 and 2006 alone, more than 1,800 nurses left the region to work abroad.
Click on the title to read the World Bank Press Release and note the key policy recommendations to try to address and reverse this situation.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Regional Nursing Body (RNB) Meets in St. Kitts

The Caribbean Regional Nursing Board met over three days in February 24-26 in St. Kitts & Nevis.
The order of business stated by Principal Nursing Officer Mrs. Henrietta Douglas-Christmas "..was to share knowledge, expertise, experience and creativity so that nurses would be better equipped to address the issues impacting the health of the region".
Mrs. Douglas-Christmas stressed that “the nursing profession faces unprecedented change, driven by globalization, migration and aging populations, the HIV/AIDS Pandemic and changes in nursing education and practice.”
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Mr. Elvis Newton pointed to "the challenges faced by the nurses could be within the education aspect itself. He encouraged the RNB to probe the education provided to the region’s nurses and noted that challenges faced locally and elsewhere included the influx of off-shore nursing schools which often challenge nursing practices where they are situated."
Click on the title to read the full news article in the Nevis Blog.
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