National Nurses Week 2015

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Every year, the community, general public and healthcare sector takes some time to observe National Nurses Week.  National Nurses Week officially begins on National Nurses Day, which is May 6th, and ends on May 12th, 2015.  This year’s theme is “Ethical practice, Quality care.”  Receptions and celebrations are often held throughout the week, to thank and honor those individuals who selflessly take care of others on a daily basis and have chosen to become professional nurses.  The final day of Nurses Week is May 12th, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910).  She was an English nurse who quickly became known as the Founder of Professional Nursing). As a tribute to National Nurses Week, we wanted to shed light on Arizona College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and nursing as a professional career choice.  We had the pleasure of interviewing the Dean of Nursing, Dr. Rose Saunders, who…

Nursing Department News

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Are you looking for a nursing school?  Did you know that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Arizona College contains an evidence-based curriculum that includes over 1,000 hours of clinical experience along with simulation utilizing a modern nursing skills laboratory? Arizona College’s Nursing program provides a solid foundation that focuses on leadership, critical thinking, ethics, and technology.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Arizona College continues to thrive and has some exciting news to share. The Nursing department is starting the founding chapter of the Arizona College Student Nurse Association.  This is an approved local chapter of the National Student Nurses Association.  The National Student Nurses Association has a membership of 60,000 nationwide.  The Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses while facilitating their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities and career guidance.  The goal is to have…

Fun Facts About Nursing School

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Becoming a Registered Nurse requires a well-rounded education. It’s important to look for a school that prepares its students to provide high quality, innovative, and hands-on nursing care. Just think about it; as a Registered Nurse, you will be treating patients and making a difference in the lives of people on a daily basis! Completing the education required to begin a rewarding career as a Registered Nurse can be very challenging and rigorous; however, it can also be filled with excitement and fun! Here are some fun facts about the nursing program at Arizona College: Hands-on Education Opportunities – Arizona College nursing students have access to a modern nursing laboratory in a realistic hospital setting. This laboratory even includes high-fidelity manikins that resemble real patients! These manikins can be programmed to communicate verbally and display many of the bodily functions that a real life patient would exhibit. They have monitors…

SimMom prepares nursing students for labor and delivery

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Imagine, you’re nearly 9 months pregnant while purchasing some last minute grocery items to stock your refrigerator before the highly anticipated arrival of your little bundle of joy.  When all of a sudden, your water breaks and contractions begin! While ditching your cart and waddling to your car, you call your partner, as it’s time to head to the hospital!  You arrive with your perfectly packed suitcase and begin the process of labor and delivery check-in.  Once in your labor and delivery room, the nurse and doctor perform an examination; you’re so close to meeting your little one! With approximately 267 humans born each minute around the world, Labor and Delivery professionals truly have their hands full.  While birth stories vary to a great degree, most involve a combination of specially trained nurses, midwifes and/or physicians. The professionals are required to know, minute by minute, the health status of the…

What are the Factors of General Health?

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Many of us spend countless hours every week working out at the gym, doing yoga or recreational activities, and eating specific diets to achieve or maintain good general health. It is very likely, that most of us just continue with these rituals we have become accustomed to, knowing the result leave us feeling better overall. We all know that food, water and shelter are required to meet the basic necessities for life. After these basic needs are met, we are constantly attempting to obtain a higher level of overall general health. In addition to diet and exercise, there are a few factors that contribute to general health that may get overlooked. Let’s dig deeper into all contributing factors of overall general health: Diet/Nutrition-a proper, well balanced diet that consists of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Within those groups you can also include vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. Water is also considered part…