Friday, 4 December 2015

How Google Glass Could Be a Boon for Nurses?

The moment you step in to a medical facility for treatment, a nurse wearing Google Glass will have all your information right in front of her eyes, from your personal medical history to current health issues, name of the doctor you are consulting, treatment & medication, real-time stats of blood pressure, heart beat, blood sugar and more such related information.

Easy access to patient information is considered as the biggest benefit a nurse could have from Google Glass. A nurse can quickly locate and see health history of a patient without having to take her hands off a patient or excuse herself from a procedure.

Google Glass for NursesThink about if all the nurses are wearing Google Glass and is integrated with the hospital's database system, communication and interaction among them will be done in the blink of an eye. If the nurse's hands are gloved and dirty, it’s not a good idea to pick up and answer the phone. However,with the help of Google Glass, nurses could easily interact and complete the conversation without leaving the work they are doing. Google Glass can also show text messages and updates via the screen.

Since the introduction, Google Glass works best for information purposes. With continuous development, other medical procedures could be integrated so long as there was a perfected way to make sure that patient information goes to the right place on the hands of right person.

On the other hand, when new technology is introduced into patient care, there is always a concern of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) because Google Glass are devices for personal use primarily. However, such concern could be resolved if these are owned by the healthcare organization and are encrypted on the hospital network.

As technology leaps ahead in future, it will become increasingly available to the mass and technologies like Google Glass won’t be a peculiarity at the bedside, but rather the anticipation. If you are a nurse practicing in a healthcare facility, let us know what your thoughts on Google Glass are.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Vein Viewer - A Technology that Helps to Visualize Veins of a Patient

Vein Viewer
There’s no one in this world who enjoys poking their veins with needles and healthcare professionals too feels the discomfort in prodding or injecting needles in to the veins of the patients. To ease botheration and help nursing staff in finding the vein, there is a device that illuminates the vein beneath the layer of the skin – it’s the Vein Viewer.

Vein Viewer provides an x-ray like view to allow a nurse or clinician to inject needles in order to withdraw blood from person’s vein. The infrared light used in Vein Viewer makes it easier to see through the layer of skin up to 10mm to 15mm deep. The hemoglobin in the blood absorbs the infrared light and the surrounding tissue reflects it. Vein Viewer then use this information to create a digital HD image, sprucing up the vasculature of the patient.

This technological breakthrough empowers healthcare professionals with benefits pertaining to vein detection and visualization in the most convenient ways. Thereafter, it becomes quite easier to identify the actual point of injecting a needle and in selecting the suitable needle gauge according to the size of the patient’s vein. Eventually, it helps patient care providers to refrain from any potentially problematic structures.

The top most advantage of Vein Viewer is that it provides live visual feedback that helps to confirm the flow both in and out of the veins and monitored before any problems arise. Another advantage of this technology is in being able to navigate a catheter around difficult curves, the ability to see a rolling vein and the ability to confirm proper IV flow.

Additionally, Vein Viewer can easily identify a hematoma and can provide confirmation of peripheral IV situation that helps to avoid medically preventable central lines like PICC or CVC. Healthcare facilities like hospitals, physician’s clinics, aesthetics, emergency, trauma and outpatient centers are gearing up to utilize the benefits of Vein Viewer while providing medical services to the patients.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

How You Decided Your Nursing Specialty?

How You Decided Your Nursing Specialty?
A lot depends upon the situation, the needs, the interest and the motivation to choose the field of specialty in nursing profession. From inclination towards patient care and having a rewarding career in future to real-life lessons that inspires many, there is always something that led nurses to move ahead with their choice of nursing specialty.

On a popular website Scrubs Mag, nurses were asked to share the deciding factor that made them to choose their nursing specialty. Some stated to be destined for the profession before leaving the womb, while some others made a choice after going through strenuous life events and tried different careers before landing on their ultimate career. In this piece of blog, we would share those reasons given by nurses in their own words.

Ellen J. - I don’t think I ever wanted to do anything else. Med/surg makes it easy to help a variety of people. I love it and have for many, many years.”

Luciana W. -“I had a miscarriage and was all alone in the hospital when I met this nurse who made such an impact on me. She took the time to talk to me. She also gave me a hug. At that moment I thought to myself, ‘I want to do the same for other people, give comfort and show compassion in the most vulnerable time of their lives.'”

Sharon H.- “I am a recovering alcoholic, and as a young, intoxicated female, I was treated pretty badly by a lot of people. When I got sober, I wanted to work with other alcoholics, and so I tried to get training as a CD counselor. Nothing worked. Every door I tried got slammed in my face, and someone kept saying, ‘Why don’t you try nursing?’ So I went to the local college and applied for their nursing program, and doors started opening right and left. In 25 years as a nurse, I have tried other fields, and I always come back to mental health. It is my home!

Rita D. -“I donated a kidney to a friend and went into nephrology!

Lee B. -“I always wanted to be like Mary Ellen Walton and wander around the countryside on Old Blue, seeing my patients…I have been a community nurse consultant for 21 years. I wander around the back roads of our county seeing my patients…in an old Saturn.

Sally C. – “I was affected by a child fatality and ever since have worked in pediatric operating theaters! Making a difference, caring for children and their careers is 110 percent job satisfaction!

Renata B. -“The hospice where my sister made her grand transition gave me the inspiration to make a transition of my own. My sweetest days come when I help a family assist a loved one cross on to that next stage.

Selecting the field of specialty in nursing depends on individual’s choice. Just as the reasons mentioned here above of different nurses, you too might have one. You can share with us in the comments below, we will be happy to read what your story is. 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

INSCOL - Opening the Doors for Nurses to Study & Work in Canada

For internationally educated nurses who are looking for options to pursue higher education along with opportunities to work in Canada either on permanent or temporary basis, INSCOL is the place to resort.

Nursing Programs in Canada

Since decades, Canada is considered as one of the most preferred destinations for healthcare professionals, nurses and aspiring medical students, as it provides numerous benefits in the form of best education system, generous laws for the immigrants and number of prospects to grow in the career. Moreover, Canada is regularly employing internationally educated nurses from around the globe These reasons has made Canada the first choice among nursing professionals, which has become one of the strongest benefit for Canada’s healthcare industry’s success.

Thus, if you are a Registered Nurse and looking for an opportunity to study and work in Canada, INSCOL in collaboration with renowned colleges of Canada offers wide range of nursing courses that aim to transform internationally educated nurses into Global nurses.These courses has been developed according to the worldwide best practices in the healthcare industry, to enhance skills equivalent to the levels of their best-trained international counterparts.

Here are the nursing courses offered by INSCOL in Canada -

Name of College
Name of the Course
Course Duration
IELTS Requirement
Niagara College, Welland Campus, Niagara Post Graduate Certificate in RN - Critical Care Nursing 1 Year 6 Bands overall with no component less than 5.5 bands Jan'16 May'16 Sep'15
Niagara College, Welland Campus, Niagara Post Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care 1 Year 6 Bands overall with no component less than 5.5 band Jan'16 May'16 Sep'15
Niagara College, Welland Campus, Niagara Post Graduate Certificate in Gerontology 1 Year 6 Bands overall with no component less than 5.5 band Jan'16 May'16 Sep'15
Seneca College, Markham Campus, Toronto Post Graduate Certificate in Coronary Care Nursing 1 Year 6.5 overall with no component less than 6 band Feb'16 May'16 Sep'15
Seneca College, Markham Campus, Toronto Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership & Management 1 Year 6.5 overall with no component less than 6 band Jan'16
May'16 Sep'15
Georgian College, Barrie Acute Complex Care Post Graduate Program for Internationally Educated Nurses 1 Year 6.5 Bands overall with no component less than 6 May'16

To know more about these nursing courses in Canada, please visit the website

Monday, 10 August 2015

4 Things That an Employer Doesn't Want in a Nurse

Nursing Interview Tips and Advice
Most probably, you gave all the correct answers to the questions asked in the interviews you've been through till date to get selected as a nursing professional. But an employer searches for a nursing professional who will give the 'most correct' answers to the questions he/she asks. Not only this, a nursing professional is not merely confined to give the 'most correct' answers but also to be an all-rounder and a responsible human being. Moreover, when it comes to nursing, nobody wants their near and dear ones getting treatment and care from any random person. So, a nursing professional has to know certain hacks and tips to get through an interview. Here are things that your potential employer DOESN'T want to see in you being a nurse -

Ignored Hygiene and Improper Attire

It's not even something to be told over, or is it? Well, it is. Be it any job, the employer will get impressed by your hygiene. Yes, cleanliness does definitely cast level five spell of charm and so does your crisp, sharp and clean professional attire. It's important to have your scrub properly fit. Untrimmed facial hair and dirty nails are distracting things so get them trimmed and manicured regularly. Moreover, it'd be great if you'll be smelling good, even without those splashes of perfume. All that you need is some spit and polish!

Overconfidence - Basically, Over of 'everything'

No doubt, confidence is a person's billboard. However, how unpleasant is to encounter a person with pride, be it even in our normal lives. Learning is a never-ending process. Moreover, who doesn't like people who are always open to learn about new things? A successful nursing professional will always be striving to learn the best out of all ways of doing something they might already know how to do. An employer would not like to see a nurse's human resources going from confident to over-confidently arrogant.

Not Having Any Other Interests

Let it be any profession, how much do you like a person drown into theoretical knowledge and being confined to such a limited periphery that he/she doesn't have any other hobbies. Well, we don't actually like such individuals. No offenses, but why would even an employer like a boring person? Nursing as a profession gets quite stressful, emotional and even tragic at times. Don't let it dry your sense of humor. Nurses have to have certain outside interests in order to cope up with the tragedy and pain they might experience. Of course, nurses with no outside interests do not really interest an employer.

Short-term Potential

No boss likes a person with short-term potential. Nursing as a profession includes situations with taxing work hours, or working at nights. Well, it might get your sleeping schedule ruined to no way back to repair, but it gets you under pressure of a well-analyzed time-management under your control once you get used to it. An employer sitting to interview for the post of a nurse would surely ask about your willingness to work at nights or working at weird schedules or even at emergencies. Not being willing to work on weekends, night shifts, off-shifts will eventually decrease your possibilities or chances to get the job of a nursing professional. After all, a successful nurse would make her/himself available anytime, anyhow and that's the way he/she will make a difference every day.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Role Of An ER Nurse In A Medical Facility

Whenever there is an emergency, a patient is brought to the emergency room to provide immediate medical assistance by doctors and nursing staff. There are times when medical facilities face shortage and non-availability of emergency nursing staff to meet the needs of emergency. This opens up the doors of opportunity for new nurse graduates as well as nursing professionals to pursue a career of an ER Nurse. Let us see what it takes to make a career in this field of profession - 

Job Duties of Emergency Nurse

The primary role of an ER practitioner is quick and accurate assessment of incoming patients based on medical need. Additionally their main role includes:
  • Identifying the medical problem
  • Check basics like height, weight, body temperature and blood pressure
  • Document medical history
  • Give medication under doctor’s supervision
  • Taking specimens
  • Cleaning & Bandaging wounds
  • Administering medications
  • Maintaining supplies of medical equipment
  • Provide psychological support to patient and their family members

Required Qualification

To become an emergency room nurse practitioner, a candidate first need to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then obtain the RN license, and then gain some experience as an RN in an acute care setting. Next step is to pursue a master’s degree or a postgraduate certificate program that specializes in acute care or emergency nursing. INSCOL offers one year Postgraduate Certificate for Internationally Educated Nurses in Acute Complex Care from Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.

Job Options

Emergency nurses can work in wide variety of medical facilities such as emergency departments of hospitals, physician’s office and emergency care centers besides they can also be employed in specialty areas like cruise ships, sports arenas, or emergency transport vehicles like ambulance. 

Working in an ER department is challenging and tiring, as nurses need to be on their toes most of the time and hardly get time for themselves. However, if you are truly passionate about this specialty you will gradually adapt to the fast-paced environment.

Friday, 5 June 2015

The Rising Demand for Registered Nurses

On the global front there is a major shortage of registered nurses owing to many reasons. The most prominent one being baby boomers age that further intensifies the need for health care workers. This blog shares the four top reasons for growing demand of RNs.

Rising Demand for Registered Nurses

Here are the top 4 reasons that shows the demand for RNs is growing:

Aging Population

    With the baby boomer generation reaching old age resulting in increased need for clinically skilled nurses for their care and assistance. This is also resulting in an imbalanced ratio of younger generation to senior citizens.This is one of the major reason resulting in rising demand for RNs. 

Retirement Age 

    As per the projection by Health Resources and Services Administration more than one million registered nurses are reaching retirement age in the coming 10 to 15 years. Additionally, many nurses will be leaving the workforce owing to many reasons like burnout, workload, and stress further widening the nursing shortage gap.

Hospital acuity 

    Due to technological advancements, the whole medical process has been streamlined allowing quick assessment, treatment and discharge. This has also resulted in acuity in hospitals, and hospitals are functioning more like intensive care units including all intense treatments such as cardiac monitoring, respiratory assistance and to carry out these functions effectively, registered and clinically skilled nurses are required. This has become another reason creating demand for skilled and specialized nurses.

BSN has become entry requirement

    As per the survey by American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), there is 2.1 percent fall in BSN enrollment program in the year 2000 and this has happened sixth year in a row. This shows less nurses are enrolling in baccalaureate program whereas seeing the complex- patient care and to deliver best care to patients, hospitals are more inclined towards hiring nurses with minimum BSN degree. This again furthers the demand for skilled and registered nurses. 

An aging workforce, baby boom bubble, lesser number of new students enrolling to nursing, stress on specialized health care services all these factors have resulted in rising demand for registered nurses in the profession. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

4 Innovative ways for Nurses that Helps in Patient Education

Patient education is an essential process of nursing care wherein nurses and other health professionals impart health related information with an intent to improve their health status. There are many which nurses can adopt for effective patient-education. 

Here are 4 best ways for nurses to educate patients -


This is the simplest and most effective learning method used by nurses for patient education. In this way, nurses first demonstrate the instructions or lesson and then ask patients to validate what they have understood. In this method, patients grasp quickly as they remember things more quickly by discovering it themselves. This method is especially effective when a patient is being taught how to inject insulin and other medicines.


With the use of advance technology in medical, so many innovative methods are used by nurses for patient education. Videos are a fun and effective, as people can imbibe things more easily when they see it. Nurses can make use of video demonstrations featuring medical procedures, without putting much effort in teaching materials. Moreover, elaborated procedures such as CPR, instructions of dress change, choking first aid measure is well received, when done through video teaching.

Written Material 

Teaching through written materials is a traditional method but is considered best way to educate patients. However, when using this method, ensure that patient is in the condition to comprehend as well. Written material used can be in the form of a flyer, manual, checklist. Some patients learn best through reading.

Cause & Effect Technique 

This technique is effective in the cases wherein you need to persuade the patient to shun some habits and adopt a healthy lifestyle. For instance- Telling a chain smoker that cigarette smoking is injurious to health will not convince them to quit smoking rather here cause & effect technique plays a great role. Show them a visual presentation that displays the difference between the functioning of normal lungs and lungs of a smoker. When patient visualizes the actual difference between the two lungs, there are positive chances of a lifestyle change.

INSCOL in collaboration with leading Universities/Colleges in Canada/UK/USA/AUS/NZ offers a wide range of exclusive Nursing Programs in: Emergency Care, Critical Care, Palliative Care, Mental Health, Leadership & Management, Gerontology, Healthcare & Rehabilitation and BSc/MSc Nursing.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Being a RN is the Swiftest Way to Start Your Dream Nursing Career

Are you considering the profession of a nurse? Well that’s a wise career decision. Nursing is a rewarding career, gives myriad opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Moreover, for Registered Nurses (RN), growth prospects are unlimited. 

Scope for Registered Nurses

Just as any other health worker, Registered Nurse degree holder assists in the care of sick and infirm to facilitate patient care in an effective manner.

There are numbers of exciting areas of nursing practice an RN can choose as per the choice and experience of multiple areas will be additional qualification. Most preferred ones are- 

  • Pediatrics - Main role involves catering to the need of sick children of the age newborn to 18 years 
  • Labor and delivery - That cares of pregnant women just prior to delivery, during delivery, and after delivery and looking after of newborn child.
  • In Neonatal, sick newborn and premature infants are taken care of. 
  • In Oncology the RN administers Chemotherapy. 
  • In Neuro ICU for serious head injuries
  • In Trauma ICU for accidental cases 
  • In Cardiac ICU for heart patients

In all these diverse fields RN can select any of the field of her interest and pursue training and education in same.

Role & Responsibilities

An RN is a very important constituent of high performance health care team. The RNs work under the direct supervision of Doctors and Advanced Practical Nurses and help them to deliver appropriate, timely and compassionate care. As soon as a patient enters the healthcare facility, RN measures and records blood pressure, weight, height, checks pulse, temperature and rate of respiration, etc. the parameters which are vital for the team to perform accurate diagnose.

The other important functions which the RNs perform are observance of any medication reaction, drawing of blood for testing, preparing patient for more vigorous testing procedures, preparing room with facilities with oxygen machines and catheters etc. In addition the RNs answer the patient calls, dressing, treatment and prevention of bedsores, feeding patients and maintaining medication documentation record.

Educational&Training Needs

High school diploma holders willing to adopt RN as their profession is required to undergo a two year practical training provided by many community colleges, some of the high schools also offer this training as a part of degree. 

On acquiring this training and gaining some experience the students need to take the National exam NCLEX-PN. Once you successfully pass the exam, you can obtain your license and practice as an RN. Good communication skills and strong will power to work under the supervision of a Doctor or Registered Nurse is necessary for this profession.

Compensation & Growth Prospects

RN earn higher in densely populated areas. Their employment scope is not limited to hospitals and clinics, those employed in home care agencies earn more than those employed in general Hospitals.

INSCOL offers 1 year Enhanced Nursing Practice: Clinical & Critical Care program in partnership with Conestoga College, Canada. For more information:

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

The 2 Most Competitive & Coveted Jobs in Canada for Advance Nursing Practice

As per the Canadian Nurses Association prediction, there is a staggering demand of 60,000 nurses that is needed by the year 2022.

Thus, Registered Nurses are in high demand throughout Canada giving the option to nurses to work in a wide range of capacities. With the advancement in nursing, there are so many options available, from traditional bedside nursing to advance nursing practices that does not necessarily require nurses to work at the bedside of a hospitalized patient. Occupational Health Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist are the top 2 most competitive & coveted advance practice nursing jobs in Canada.

Advance Practice Nursing Jobs in Canada
Occupational Health Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist Jobs

Occupational Health Nurse

Occupational Health Nurses (OHN) are registered nurses who do not typically treat patients in hospital beds rather treat workers who work in factories, chemical plants and other mills.

Their main role involves -
  • Treating workers with injuries and illnesses
  • Devising health & safety programs depending upon each organization’s work type and community environment.
  • Prevention of health effects from harmful exposures
  • Legal and monitoring requirements to ensure worker safety
  • Conducting health surveillance programs from time to time
  • Providing tertiary prevention strategy
  • Work for health promotion
  • Counselling and crisis intervention
  • Case Management

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical nurse specialist is another advance nursing practice in Canada with a great scope for growth. The main role of a clinical nurse specialist is to assume the role and responsibility of a leader in a hospital or community setting. A clinical nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with a master’s degree in a specialized area that interests them such as Pediatrics, Gerontology.

As per the legally defined scope, the job role of a clinical nurse specialist is same as of the registered nurse. However, the role of a clinical nurse specialist tend to vary depending upon the employer they are working with and needs of the community.

INSCOL offers PG Specialty Programs in collaboration with leading Universities/Colleges in Canada, Australia, UK, US, New Zealand. As a nurse, you can select from broad array of courses depending upon your interest and passion such as:
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Leadership & Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate in RN-Critical Care Nursing
  • Enhanced Nursing Practice- Gerontology & Chronic Illness
  • Acute Complex Care-Post Graduate Certificate for Internationally Educated Nurses
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care – Multidiscipline

These course aim at transforming the nurses into global nurse by enhancing their knowledge, skills and expertise. More information about the courses can be found here:

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Become an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Canada!!!

The acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) provide specialized care to seriously ill patients with critical needs to prevent any further complications. The role of acute care nurses came into existence to offload the workload of physicians in the acute care settings. The main role of acute care nurse practitioner is to provide continuity of care to critically ill patients with an intent to stabilize their condition thus resulting in improved patient outcome.

Educational Requirements

To become an acute care nurse practitioner, a candidate first needs to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and then obtain their RN license and then gain some experience as an RN in an acute care setting. Next step is to pursue a master’s degree or a post graduate certificate program that specializes in acute care and has minimum 2 to 3 years of duration.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Key Responsibilities of an Acute Care Nurse

  • Conduct Physical examinations
  • Order lab tests & diagnostic tests as per the requirement and analyze results
  • Prescribe medication and therapies with consultation of physician
  • Give treatments to stabilize patient’s conditions
  • Assess and diagnose acute medical conditions such as Trauma

Career Opportunities and Salary Trend

After successfully completing this course, nurses with acute care specialization can work in a variety of healthcare settings such as:
  • Hospitals  
  • ICU
  • Sub-acute care units
  • Trauma units, emergency care 
  • Public health centers 
  • Operating rooms
  • Specialty Labs


As per the reports by BLS, The average salary of an Acute Care Nurse is $68,910 and can go up to $ 96,320. However, salary may vary depending upon the level of education, location, experience and industry. As per the survey, job satisfaction level is reported as high by majority of workers.

INSCOL in collaboration with Georgian College offers Acute Complex Care Post Graduate Program in Georgian College, Canada. This program is specifically designed for Internationally Educated Nurses to update their skills and develop their expertise in caring for patient’s presenting with acute complex pathologies. Georgian is one of the finest college of Canada, follows a teaching approach that focusses on application & assessment of advanced theories and practice in acute primary care. 

More information about this course can be found at -

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A PG Program in Community Mental Health from Niagara College, Canada

What’s in it for Nursing Professionals?

There is an increasing demand for qualitative and mental health services, consequently resulting in a rising demand for community mental health nurses to ensure that people in the community have an easy access to quality mental health care.

Mental health nurses care for people suffering from several mental health conditions, their main role involves helping the patient to recover from the illness or achieve a stable condition that allows them to lead a positive life. Mental health nurses work in multidisciplinary teams wherein they need to liaison with occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals.

Community Mental Health Nursing from Niagara College, Canada

Typical Activities of a Professional Mental Health Nurse Includes:

  • Documenting & Maintaining Patient Records
  • Providing individual therapies to patients (For instance-cognitive behavior therapy for depression & anxiety cases)
  • Caring for patients suffering from acute mental disorders
  • Making care plans for individual patients
  • Assessing patient’s behavioral and psychological needs
  • Applying de-escalation techniques to help patients manage stress and emotions
  • Ensuring the right dosage of medications

If you are already working in healthcare industry and looking for an enhancement course to gain more in your career, then joining a PG Program from a recognized university or College is your best bet. One such institution is INSCOL offering a PG Certificate Programs in Community Mental Health in partnership with Niagara College, Canada. This is an enhancement course for nurses who wants to further specialize in Community Mental Health Nursing.


The Program includes:

  • Crisis Response & Intervention
  • Exposure to current trends & issues in mental health care
  • Developing a thorough understanding of mental illness
  • Fundamentals of community mental health
  • Exploring current care providers, treatments and treatment facilities

Employment Opportunities:

Community Mental Health Nurses practice in a range of behavioral healthcare settings including:
  • Community mental health centers
  • Detoxification centers
  • Psychiatric facilities
  • Group homes
  • Hospices
  • Client’s Homes
  • Drop-in centers
Nurses, after successfully completing this program, can combine their advanced learning with their previously acquired education and experience resulting in providing an exemplary service to people experiencing mental health ailments.

For more information about the course, visit

Monday, 23 March 2015

What Would You Achieve By Joining a Post Graduate Coronary Care Program in Canada ?

Let’s Start by Knowing the Basics – Coronary Care

Coronary Care or commonly referred as Cardiac Nursing is one of the nursing specialty which sustains highest demand and greater scope of career growth. This field of practice involves dealing with patients suffering from different kinds of cardiovascular diseases as well as in their treatment and care. 

A coronary care nursing professional assist a cardiologist in the treatments of patients with ailments like cardiac dysrhythmia, coronary artery disease, unstable angina, stroke, high blood pressure and all other imbalances in the cardiovascular system. 

Education – To Become a Cardiac Nurse

PG Coronary Care Program in CanadaTo practice as a cardiac nurse, a four years bachelor’s degree or a three year associate degree is required. After completing the degree program, you need to clear the licensing exam in order to become a Registered Nurse. Once you become an RN, you become eligible to pursue a Post Graduate Program in Coronary Care

INSCOL offers EXCLUSIVE Nursing Programs in Canada for Diploma/BSc Nurses. You can enroll in a 1-year Post Graduate Program in Coronary Care through INSCOL to study in Seneca College in Toronto, Canada. 

The course aims to equip students with complete understanding of coronary care nursing and further emphasizes on gaining knowledge pertaining to various concepts such as ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) and Cardiac Dysrhythmias as well as the exposure to practice in acute coronary care setting. 

Job Potential & Job Options

As per the reports by Center for Disease Control, heart diseases is among the primary cause of death in USA wherein 1.5 million people are suffering from heart attacks each year.

Number of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases is increasing at a staggering rate across the world, resulting in huge demand for nurses who specialize in coronary care nursing. To deal with this, trained nurses are needed. 

Nurses who specialize in Coronary care have a lot of job choices, they have the option to work in many different environments such as CCU (Coronary Care Units), ICU (Intensive Care Units), CVICU (Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units), operating theaters, rehab facilities and cardiac medical wards.

So, if you are thinking of a career in this field, there are lots of opportunities for career growth. All you need is to take on a specialization program like Post Graduate Program in Coronary Care, offered by INSCOL in partnership with Seneca College in Toronto, Canada.

Please Note: These courses are not available through agents and are specifically designed to widen the professional horizons for nurses and transform them into Global Nurse. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

You Can Be A Nurse Manager Too! If You Have These Traits

When nurses are important in a medical facility, Nurse Manager is obviously a key resource required. For a Nurse Manager, the roles and responsibilities are imperative to ensure chaos-free work environment that also includes coordinating work of nurses, responsibility of staff performance and effective resource utilization for rendering optimum patient care services in all circumstances.

Nursing Leadership & Management

So what are those traits that can help you to become a Nurse Manager? Let’s discuss them in detail here –

The 1st Trait - Clinical Expertise

Foremost thing required to be a Nurse Manager is clinical expertise. Being a manager, the whole staff would look up to you for advice and guidance when they face a challenging situation. As a Nurse Manager, you have to continuously update their knowledge, skills and improvise their workplace conduct. 

The 2nd Trait – Communication Skills 

Excellent communication skills are a pre-requisite for a Nurse Manager because it involves frequent interaction with people like doctors, surgeons, patients, medical support staff, for notifying police and families of patients, handling administration staff and other hospital workers. 

Moreover, as a Nurse Manager, you need to establish rapport with patients to ensure clear communication and understanding to avoid any potential problems. You also need to interact with nurse aides as well who generally have minimum education. 

The 3rd Trait – The Leadership 

The quality of effective leadership is another valuable trait in a Nurse Manager as you will be required to mentor and train different types of staff and nurses within the healthcare facility. In some cases, you may also face challenging situations or circumstances where you are required to take a stand without fear and voice out the verdict.

The 4th Trait – People Management 

A good Nurse Manager should possess people management skills as they have to get the work done by others and interact with people at different levels in a medical organization. Additionally, being a Nurse Manager, you need to listen to the concerns of other nursing staff and perform conflict resolution in order to ensure there is congenial work atmosphere. Moreover, you also need to promote collaboration and communication between nursing staff, board leaders and the physicians.

Looking up to these traits, you might now feel enthusiastic to enhance your skills furthermore or pursue a skill-enhancement nursing program to become a successful Nurse Manager.

INSCOL in collaboration with BPP University, London and Seneca College, Canada offers Nursing Leadership & Management programs with clinicals at world class hospitals to help Nurses progress their careers and take up managerial roles in healthcare settings!

For more information: 

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Patient-Education – It's the Nurse's Job in a Healthcare Facility

With the transformation in healthcare services across the world, there is an emphasis on finer discharge planning and patient engagement. This resulted in making patient education a critical part in medical care industry. 

In present environment, patient education has become an important part in the routine jobs of nurses. However, like any other nursing competencies, educating a patient needs skills that takes time to develop.

For healthcare professionals and nurses, here are some practices that can help in improving and enhancing the skills needed to educate patients -                  

Follow Individualized Approach

Patient Education

The first rule that implies is educating a patient based on his/her individual learning ability, rather than going with patient's medical condition. A nurse needs to assess a patient's psychological and physical readiness to engage in learning.
As a nurse, you may also ask the patient about the personal goal they have set for treatment, giving you a better insight and understanding about their ability to comprehend. 
Nurses can emphasize on learning through hands-on practice and live demonstrations if the patient finds it too complex to deal with medical jargons.

Teach-back Method Works the Best

During patient education, teach-back method works best as it allows you to gauge patient's self-management skills. In teach-back method, there is a two way communication that results in easy understanding of health information. 
Once you are done with teaching or have demonstrated some procedure, you need to ask the patient to explain it again to you in their own words. This will clearly state you if there is any gap in patient's knowledge, so that you can work it out.

Boost your career

If you have a liking and urge for patient education, then you can look for job profiles that allows you to apply your skills to great use. You can seek out a career in home health nursing as their you will get better chance to put your skills in practice as compared to traditional nurses. 
Now, gradually more and more hospitals are also adding up positions wherein nurses can engage in patient education or become post-discharge care and instructor. Nurses can find good option even in pharmaceutical companies to act as patient educators.

INSCOL in collaboration with leading Universities/Colleges in Canada/UK/USA/AUS/NZ offers a wide range of exclusive Nursing Programs in:
Emergency Care, Critical Care, Palliative Care, Coronary Care, Acute Complex Care, Mental Health, Leadership & Management, Gerontology & Chronic Illness, Healthcare & Rehabilitation and BSc/MSc Nursing.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Continuing Education in a Nursing Career. A Promise to a Better Future

Nursing is a challenging career that necessitates lifelong learning. Thus, for a successful nursing career, it is essential that nurses continue to educate themselves from time-to-time as it helps in enhancing the expertise and greatly benefits patients too.

This blog highlights the importance of continuing education and the intakes to prosper in an ever-demanding nursing profession.

Empower with the Knowledge

In nursing profession, it is extremely important to keep abreast with latest developments, technological breakthrough, medical researches and the subject matter knowledge in the lifetime of a career in patient-care. The thirst to stay updated and empowering yourself through continuing access to knowledge will help to remain at top of your practice career and at the same time, improvise lives of patients in the best possible manner.

Once you become a RN, pursue an International Nursing Program from a premier institution like INSCOL to elevate your nursing career. INSCOL has a history of more than a decade in boosting the career of nurses across the globe in partnership with reputed colleges and universities in countries like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and UK. With such courses, you can keep yourself updated with new medical advancements in the field, know about latest techniques for treatment and medications and use this knowledge and skills to give most up-to-date-treatment to the patients.

Nursing Job Opportunities

Broader Scope, Better Job Opportunities

By enrolling in a postgraduate nursing program, a nurse can expect broader and better job prospects. This also plays a significant role in overall professional growth, promotes rational thinking and provides a great avenue to associate with key professionals from the same field.

Moreover, it also brings a great opportunity for nurses seeking an alternative or optional career path. Obtaining a specialization or pursuing a postgraduate nursing course lays down the foundation for excellence in the career and makes you a preferred choice of potential employers.

In conclusion, importance of continuing education is paramount in the nursing career, particular to your nursing specialty and nursing occupation, this as a whole, benefits to grow as professionals with enhanced skills and the knowledge to prosper in nursing jobs.

INSCOL in collaboration with leading Universities/Colleges in Canada/UK/USA/AUS/NZ offers a wide range of exclusive Nursing Programs in:
Emergency Care, Critical Care, Palliative Care, Coronary Care, Acute Complex Care, Mental Health, Leadership & Management, Gerontology & Chronic Illness, Healthcare & Rehabilitation and BSc/MSc Nursing.

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