Nursing Scholarships for Moms – Making Health Care Education Affordable

Just because you are now a mother doesn’t mean you won’t be able to fulfill your dream of becoming a nurse. It’s true that nursing education is costly but you’ll be excited to know that nursing scholarships for moms are available to help you complete your dream course. The demand for nurses continues to rise so you are assured of getting a high-paying job as a nurse in the years to come.

Higher education can provide better job opportunities and help you earn a higher monthly income. The demand for nurses is high even when the economy is weak. Working as a nurse will improve your family’s quality of life and provide a better future for your children.

Scholarships For Nurses

There are many nursing scholarships being offered but not all will be suitable for moms. You may qualify for only a few but the important thing is to apply for as many scholarships as possible. This is time consuming but don’t forget that you will benefit from your efforts in the end.

You can apply for more than one scholarship to help fund your nursing education. Your academic expenses will include tuition fee, laboratory fee, books, clinical supplies, etc. If you are able to get enough grants, there may be some money left over for family expenditures. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Consider Becoming a Reproductive Healthcare Assistant?

If the idea of working for a doctor who specializes in helping couples conceive or women’s healthcare appeals to you, reproductive healthcare may be a good field to consider. The demand for healthcare professionals who specialize in reproduction keeps growing. Because of this demand, you’ll find that there are many doctors who are willing to hire assistants with a diploma. This increases the opportunities available, because you don’t need to years to graduation to find a rewarding job.

What would a healthcare assistant do? This is one of the most important medical jobs, because an assistant is typically the first person that a woman or couple with reproductive issues encounters. Your job entails scheduling appointments, handling questions from patients for the doctor, and other types of administrative tasks. Reproductive medicine is a rewarding field, and your caring service to patients makes a major difference.

What to Expect for Admissions Requirements

Students who want to take this type of training will need a high school diploma or GED. In addition to proof of high school education, candidates need to undergo an admission interview, successfully take an entrance evaluation, and apply for a security clearance.

There are also options for mature admission, which many students re-entering school take advantage of. The criteria for this option include having been out of school for 2 years, successful entrance evaluation, 50 Alberta high school diploma credits or CAST Level 3 with a grade twelve equivalency, and security clearance application. Read the rest of this entry »

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Healthcare Marketing: Knowing Your Market Is Crucial

When people hear the words “healthcare marketing specialist,” they seldom think about someone who studies and analyzes markets in order to develop strategies aimed at fulfilling the needs of patients. They usually think about ads and websites. While those indeed are part of marketing, a healthcare marketing specialist is an expert on connecting with patients, both domestically and internationally. We have learned that healthcare marketing materials and media won’t be effective if they aren’t adapted to the specific needs of your patients. Each patient has different needs and is looking for a specific service or solution. Reaching the right patient with the right message, at the right time is a perennial healthcare marketing challenge. Patients have many unspoken expectations as well, things that relate to culture, gender, language, nationality, etc. If you don’t present your services in the way that meets the expectations of the patient–both their conscious and unconscious expectations–the patient will simply look elsewhere.

This is why healthcare marketing professionals with experience delivering messages in “patient-friendly language” is invaluable. A healthcare marketing specialist will help you analyze your patient markets, detect areas of opportunity that your hospital or health center can maximize and plan an effective strategy to attract a bigger share of the market.

In order to know your market one must research the following aspects of patient target markets: Read the rest of this entry »

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Medical Insurance Underwriting

Medical Insurance Underwriting can be a mind field and making the right choice is vital for both the individual and business. Below are the Health Insurance Underwriting options available to our clients. Although the below will help you make an informed decision, we would always recommend having a conversation in relation to Private Insurance Underwriting, as this is a vital part of ensuring you understand what you are and are not covered for.

Individuals and Families

Medical Insurance policies are accepted by the Insurer in 2 ways either;

• Full medical declaration (FMU)
• or what is known as Moratorium

Full Medical Underwriting (FMU)

In the case of full medical underwriting, all the medical information is review by the Medical Insurance underwriters before the policy is accepted. If you disclose any serious medical conditions or illnesses on the application form these conditions may be excluded – sometimes on a permanent basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Phimosis: Is Full Circumcision the Only Answer?

As researchers continue to debate the risks and benefits of circumcision, more and more parents are choosing to allow their baby boys to retain their natural state. These parents may hope that by teaching their children proper penis health care, these boys can grow up healthy and happy, with all of the bits of skin they were born with. Unfortunately, some men develop phimosis, an uncomfortable condition in which the foreskin doesn’t retract as it should. Circumcision is commonly prescribed for this condition, but there are other options men can also consider.

Common Symptoms

Men who have phimosis may have difficulty sustaining an erection as they should, and some men experience difficulty with urination due to skin blockages. Phimosis can occur quite suddenly, alarming men who had never seen anything like this in the past. But some men who have phimosis were born with the condition, and they may not know that anything about their anatomy is considered unusual or somehow harmful. They may have difficulties with their sex lives, but they may place the blame for these issues on their confidence or prowess, not on their anatomy. Doctors or sexual partners may be the first to bring the topic to the attention of these men.

Medical Options

In a full circumcision, the foreskin is removed, allowing the glans to be fully exposed. In a few days, men who have this surgery performed may have no phimosis symptoms at all, and they may be pain free for the first time in a long time. However, a full circumcision can also remove some delicate tissue that contains sensory cells. Some men feel reduced sensations during sex after they go through full circumcisions, and the sensory cells they lose don’t ever regrow. Read the rest of this entry »

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