Tag: Nursing Class Orange County

Stanbridge Spotlight: Nursing Student Nominated for Senior Care Humanitarian Award

Stanbridge Spotlight: Nursing Student Nominated for Senior Care Humanitarian Award

Stanbridge College Vocational Nursing student, Lisa Daniels loves what she does. “I am a Social Worker/Case Manager at a skilled nursing facility in Costa Mesa.  I have the pleasure of working with seniors, their families and their physicians everyday, toward the same goal…great care,” stated the term 1 nursing student. Last fall, alongside fellow senior […]

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Stay aware: hand washing in Emergency Departments affected by specific situations

Stay aware: hand washing in Emergency Departments affected by specific situations

Nurses working in emergency departments can be more aware of hand hygiene in certain situations. A new study found that nurses were less likely to follow proper hand hygiene in particular circumstances: when patients are being treated in hallway beds, and when patients are being transported between departments or rooms. With overcrowded EDs increasing, nurses […]

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Home health nurses: a flexible career path

Home health nurses: a flexible career path

There are many reasons why a nurse might want a more flexible work schedule. The pressures of kids, taking care of a relative, going to school, or even just wanting to have a less hectic work life are all big motivators for seeking different hours. If you’re one of those nurses, you might want to […]

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Communication in Nursing: A few tips for engaging patients

Communication in Nursing: A few tips for engaging patients

Are you a good communicator? In a nurse’s daily interactions with patients, the ability to communicate in a clear manner is vital. The next time you communicate with a patient, be mindful of these suggestions from NurseZone: Communication goes both ways. Engage patients in a dialogue; help them understand and come to a decision about […]

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Mutual Respect: Avoiding Generational Gap Clashes in Healthcare

Mutual Respect: Avoiding Generational Gap Clashes in Healthcare

An interesting opinion piece by Bill Santamour at Hospitals and Health Networks discusses the ever-present generational issues that healthcare professionals face. Today, however, Santamour notes that there is an increased diversity amongst age groups, with coworkers ranging from just-graduated 20-something Millenials to the “Matures” born before 1946. While the assumption is that this “generation gap” […]

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Stanbridge Nursing Students Provide Free Medical Services to the So Cal Public

Stanbridge Nursing Students Provide Free Medical Services to the So Cal Public

Stanbridge College nursing students recently volunteered their time and nursing skills at the 2011 Annual Oxnard Free Medical, Dental, and Vision Screening Camp on October 16th and the Orange County Free Medical Camp hosted by Mariners Outreach on October 22nd. Both camps provided basic medical and dental services to children and adults who are not […]

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Nursing and Non-Medical Volunteers Needed at the Orange County Free Medical Clinic

Nursing and Non-Medical Volunteers Needed at the Orange County Free Medical Clinic

Stanbridge College encourages you to volunteer for the Orange County Free Medical Clinic on Saturday, October 29th to help those without access to basic healthcare services. The Orange County Free Medical Clinic is hosted by Mariners Outreach. They are looking for both medical and non-medical volunteers to help provide care for those in need in […]

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How nurses can take the lead in quality

How nurses can take the lead in quality

“‘What are we seeing today, and what can we do to make it better?’”  These are the key questions that Joy Jacobson suggests that nurses ask themselves every day in an effort enact positive changes at their facilities.  In her article for the American Journal of Nursing, Jacobson reviews examples of how nurses can be […]

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Reading the Rewards: Stanbridge Nursing Cohort FTO Gathers 200+ Children’s Books for CHOC

Reading the Rewards: Stanbridge Nursing Cohort FTO Gathers 200+ Children’s Books for CHOC

Stanbridge College nursing students from cohort FTO organized and gathered over 200 picture books to benefit the children of CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Within a few months of graduating, the vocational nursing students wanted to aid CHOC Children’s based on their previous clinical work and lessons in pediatrics and their interest in community service. They […]

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Volatile situations: keeping safe and helping patients keep their cool

Volatile situations: keeping safe and helping patients keep their cool

Responding to an Emergency Nurses Association survey that found that up to “13% of ED nurses reported that they were victims of violence at work every week,” a recent journal article from Nursing Center outlines ten tips for how nurses can help temper potentially hazardous situations.  While the article targets ED nurses, these tips apply […]

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