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Francis Tuttle Technology Center

· Pre Nursing Daytime Instructor: Closing 04/18/19
· Practical Nursing Instructor: Closing 04/19/19

For extended job description and to complete online application:
www.francistuttle.edu/discover/jobs

Francis Tuttle offers a comprehensive benefit package for Full-Time
Employment to include paid health and dental insurance and 100%
contribution into the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System.
Only candidates of interest will be contacted. EOE

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Since 1975, the mission of Harding University Carr College of Nursing has been to develop nurses as Christian servants. Faculty and staff are eager to get to know new students and nurture their journey through the program. The University’s mission permeates classroom and clinical instruction taught by highly trained professionals from a Christ-centered worldview. Close faculty-student relationships and mentorships foster personal, academic and professional growth. Offering undergraduate and graduate programs prepares students to perform well in any health care setting. Read more to see why you belong at Harding.
What sets Harding trained nurses apart from other nursing schools?
Harding’s nursing graduates are well-equipped to enter the field, with high job placement rates and a 100 percent first-time Family Nurse Practitioner National Certification pass rate since the program’s first graduates in 2017. The undergraduate nursing program has a 100 percent first-time NCLEX-RN pass rate since 2015 and has been ranked the No. 1 Nursing Program in Arkansas by RegisteredNursing.org for two years in a row. This ranking is based on how well a program supports students toward licensure and beyond.
What undergraduate nursing tracks does Harding offer?
The undergraduate tracks are designed to meet the individualized needs of students, all leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.
These include:
* Four-year, full-time/part-time traditional track
* 18-month accelerated second-degree program
* Individualized track for students who hold a current unencumbered nursing license without a bachelor’s degree. An individualized degree completion plan is collaboratively designed with the student (full-time/part-time available)
* Honors classes
What if I have a degree in another field but have decided health care is my passion? Harding University has launched an Accelerated Second Degree BSN option and it is a great path for students who already have a bachelor’s in another area of study.
What graduate programs are available? For our fast paced, online world, Harding offers a Master of Science in Nursing (FNP) Family Nurse Practitioner program in a hybrid format. Students gain the required knowledge via weekly online lectures plus on-campus intensives three to five days per semester. Upon completion, students have the opportunity to sit for the national certification exam.
How does the program interact with the community? Students assist in a local Christian clinic that serves the medically and economically disadvantaged. They also provide health screenings at area churches and various university sponsored events.
Does Harding offer a study abroad program? For more than 40 years, Harding has been training nurses not only for a career in traditional health care settings but also to work in in health missions. Medical mission opportunities exist locally and abroad in short-term and long-term options. Opportunities are open to graduate and undergraduate students. https://www.harding.edu/academics/colleges-departments/nursing

Angela Archer has been a nurse for over 28 years and graduated in 1990 from TJC, now known as TCC in Tulsa Oklahoma. She has worked in the Medical-Surgical Float Pool at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa recently returning to school and fulfilling her goal of completing a BSN. She is also planning to continue her education in a Master’s program in Nursing Informatics.

When I think back through my years as a nurse, I have given much, but at the same time, given to others at the bedside as well. Reflecting on how much we give of ourselves, which includes our time away from our families at the holidays, weekends, nights, and birthdays. As nurses, we are continually giving, never asking for gratitude.
Do we have anything left to give at the end of the day? The answer is personal of course, but I like to think we can still keep giving. Giving to our profession in diverse and various ways can help others in ways you may not have thought possible.
The nursing profession is as diverse as the patients we have in our care. Volunteering our time and (sometimes undiscovered) talents, can not only help those in need, but can as well help us to grow inside, connect us with each other, as we all know, we are human beings helping human beings. Many times we need only to look in our own backyard, so to speak. How about our state nurse association? Do you think the organization can run without volunteers or the annual state nurse convention just appears out of nowhere? No, it functions from the hard work, talents and minds from all different types of nurses across the state. Talents, what talents do I have to give?
Plenty. Many nursing organizations need your experience, your point of view, your input. All of us have something to offer the wide wonderful world of nursing. If a shy, socially awkward person like myself, can be president of a specialty (INS) state organization, then I know anyone can become whatever they desire or want to become. You are more than you think you are, and know more than you think you do, and can give more than you think you can. Look around you, there are always people and nursing organizations in need. If you need help in finding ways to contribute to our nursing profession, ONA is a good start, the specialties where you are currently employed. Even med-surg nursing has it’s own organization. There are organizations who are in need of leadership skills, advice, and skills you are possessing, so go out and give. I promise you, you will not go away empty handed or unfulfilled. I wish there were more days or hours in the week to do all I would like to do and give to my community and profession.
One of my ambitions, after finishing my long awaited goal of a BSN, was to adjunct at one of the tech or community colleges. It happened! I wanted to give what I had been given over the past several decades of my career. My preceptor is giving herself to me. Her knowledge and her experience and her time. The future of nursing is staring us in the face, and we have the power to help grow our future. Nursing schools are desperate for professors and adjuncts, as the demand for nurses is growing. This is also one way to give back to our profession, perhaps in a way you may never know. Perhaps there is that struggling student(s), who need your guidance, time and experience to direct their path as an emerging nurse.
The point is you are never too old, too young, too this or too that to give. Never underestimate the power of you.
Angela Archer has been a nurse for over 28 years and graduated in 1990 from TJC, now known as TCC in Tulsa Oklahoma. She has worked in the Medical-Surgical Float Pool at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa recently returning to school and fulfilling her goal of completing a BSN. She is also planning to continue her education in a Master’s program in Nursing Informatics.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center

· Pre Nursing Daytime Instructor: Closing 04/18/19
· Practical Nursing Instructor: Closing 04/19/19

For extended job description and to complete online application:
www.francistuttle.edu/discover/jobs

Francis Tuttle offers a comprehensive benefit package for Full-Time
Employment to include paid health and dental insurance and 100%
contribution into the Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System.
Only candidates of interest will be contacted. EOE

What T.V. show best describes your life? IRIS MEMORY CARE OF EDMOND

I wish my life was the Great British Baking Show. Can you imagine being able to bake all those delicious treats?

Jessie Motsinger, Administrative Director

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Billi Jones, Housekeeping

Christy Knows Best.

Dallas Lewis, ACMA

The Resident.

Chelsie Mayer, ACMA

Q. My PCP said all my tests came back negative even though I had specific symptoms. She suggested I talk to a therapist. What?? So my doctor thinks I am crazy! Why would she want me to see a therapist? — Jenny

A. Jenny you actually have a very wise doctor. Just because your medical tests were negative it doesn’t mean that she was discounting your symptoms. She could have prescribed medication to treat your symptoms but her wisdom in referring you to a therapist was the best medication.
Linda’s doctor also referred her to a therapist after treating her for headaches and stomach pain. She had tests, many tests and blood work but the results were negative. Instead of being relieved that she did not have a serious illness she became more determined to convince the doctor she wasn’t crazy. She really had pain.
At this point Linda’s doctor suggested that something else might be causing her pain and talking to a therapist might help. She was extremely resistive but she eventually called to make an appointment. After many sessions with her therapist Linda was able to see how her long term marriage was very empty and she was very lonely. She had never talked to anyone about her marriage.
She began to realize that maybe her depression and extreme sadness might be causing some of her physical symptoms. She felt trapped, unable to leave the marriage due to finances, insurance benefits and her lack of job skills.
Therapy helped her find new outlets for her loneliness. She realized she had isolated from social contact so she began to fill some of her time with old friends. She could not expect her husband to complete her and met her needs if he showed no interest. She was beginning a journey for life to have more meaning.
Linda would not have gone to therapy if her doctor had not suggested it. She was not crazy. Her doctor never thought she was crazy. It was the best medication for Linda.
So Jenny, take this moment to think about a different approach to your health problems. Your tests were negative, your blood work normal but your symptoms persist. You are not crazy.
Call and make an appointment.

Vicki L Mayfield, M.Ed., R.N., LMFT Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma City

If you would like to send a question to Vicki, email us at news@okcnursingtimes.com

INTEGRIS Health Edmond was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “National Certified Bronze Safe Sleep Hospital” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.
They are one of the first hospitals in Oklahoma to receive this title.
The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being Cribs for Kids® partners, INTEGRIS Health Edmond was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents, staff and the community.
“Sleep-Related Death (SRD) results in the loss of more than 3,500 infants every year in the U.S.,” said Michael H. Goodstein, M.D., neonatologist and medical director of research at Cribs for Kids®. “We know that consistent education can have a profound effect on infant mortality, and this program is designed to encourage safe sleep education and to recognize those hospitals that are taking an active role in reducing these preventable deaths.”
This program is well-aligned with the Maternal Child Health Bureau’s vision of reducing infant mortality through the promotion of infant sleep safety as outlined in Infant Mortality CoIIN Initiative. Forty states have designated SIDS/SUID/SRD as their emphasis to reduce infant mortality.
Oklahoma has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the nation.
Infant mortality is often used as a measure of the overall health of a population. Nearly 21% of all infant deaths in Oklahoma for 2013-2015 were attributed to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and other sleep-related conditions.
“Our labor and delivery nurses, obstetricians and pediatric physicians are committed to educating parents on safe sleep practices with the goal of decreasing the number of preventable infant deaths related to unsafe sleep habits,“ said Evelyn Radichel, RN, administrative director of the INTEGRIS Health Edmond Women’s Center. “We are seeing it in the news right now with the recall of the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. Well-meaning parents simply don’t have all the facts necessary to make an informed decision. We are hoping to change that.”
The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created in partnership with leading infant health and safety organizations such as All Baby & Child, The National Center for the Review & Prevention of Child Deaths, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, Kids in Danger, Children’s Safety Network, American SIDS Institute, Charlie’s Kids, CJ Foundation for SIDS, and numerous state American Academy of Pediatric chapters and health departments.

Susan Dresser receives Educator Award.

At its annual conference in Florida recently, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) presented its Educator of the Year Award to Susan Dresser, MSN, APRN-CNS, CCRN, director of the Adult-Gerontology CNS Program at the Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing at the University of Oklahoma.
The award recognizes an NACNS member for outstanding professional achievement as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) educator and acknowledges his/her commitment to excellence and innovation in preparing CNSs and implementing the NACNS Statement on CNS Practice and Education.
Dresser has been a member of NACNS since 2001. As an expert in cardiovascular nursing, she enthusiastically shares her clinical and professional knowledge to engage students in dialogues that will enrich students’ learning experience. Students say she has “a passion for advancing nursing practice that shows in everything she does.”
“It is my great honor to present the Educator of the Year Award to Susan Dresser,” said NACNS Immediate Past President Anne E. Hysong, MSN, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC. “She is an expert in cardiovascular nursing and an educator who enthusiastically shares her clinical and professional knowledge in order to engage students in dialogues that enrich their learning experience.”

Hospitals Helping Patients Quit (HHPQ), an initiative of the Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) and program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), recently recognized nine hospital and clinic partners that have achieved notable benchmarks in reducing tobacco use in Oklahoma.
These leaders have made a critical commitment to their patients, employees, and communities to reduce Oklahoma’s leading cause of preventable death, tobacco use and related illness. The visionary hospitals and clinics recognized have implemented a permanent and standard best-practice protocol for identifying, counseling and referring individuals to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline (OTH) for coaching support and nicotine replacement therapy.
OHA celebrates these leaders for achieving notable benchmarks in clinical tobacco treatment: * AllianceHealth Ponca City – 350 Helpline Referrals * Duncan Regional Hospital – 700 Helpline Referrals * Integris Affiliated Clinics – 4200 Helpline Referrals * Integris Grove Hospital – 600 Helpline Referrals * Mercy Hospital Ada – 200 Helpline Referrals * Mercy Hospital Ardmore – 450 Helpline Referrals * Purcell Municipal Hospital – 180 Helpline Referrals * SSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex South – 550 Helpline Referrals * Stillwater Medical Center – 300 Helpline Referrals
Through effective, health care provider-driven tobacco treatment services, HHPQ partner hospitals and clinics have referred more than 36,000 patients to the OTH resulting in an estimated 25,300 years of life saved and millions of dollars in reduced health care costs as well as personal spending on tobacco products.
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) supports OHA’s Hospital Helping Patients Quit and the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline. For more information on the HHPQ initiative, go to www.okoha.com/hhpq. For information on the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, see http://okhelpline.com.

Susan Dresser, a clinical instructor at the OU College of Nursing, has been named to the inaugural class of fellows for the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute.

OU College of Nursing Faculty Member Inducted as Fellow for National Group

A faculty member at the University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing has been named to the inaugural class of fellows for the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute.
Susan Dresser, a clinical instructor at the OU College of Nursing, was among the 38 clinical nurse specialist inductees. The Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute is an arm of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. A clinical nurse specialist is an expert clinician with advanced education and training in a specialized area of nursing practice who works in a wide variety of healthcare settings.
Dresser is an advanced practice registered nurse who is earning her doctorate in nursing. She also is a certified critical care nurse. She is the director of the Adult/Gerontologic Clinical Nurse Specialist Program at the OU College of Nursing, preparing skilled nurses to function at a higher level of care in settings where adults and older adults are served.
“We are very proud of Susan’s accomplishments and her contributions to the OU College of Nursing and the field of nursing,” said Melissa Craft, Ph.D., RN, interim associate dean for academic administration and graduate education at the OU College of Nursing. “Her efforts are helping to prepare the next generation of skilled and compassionate clinical nurse specialists.”
Craft currently serves as chair of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute and welcomed Dresser as a fellow during the induction ceremony on March 8.
The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is nationally recognized, offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level programs to those interested in starting or advancing a career in the profession of nursing. With locations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Lawton, the college is the state’s largest nursing program and is dedicated to continuing the leadership and academic excellence that have become synonymous with the University of Oklahoma. The OU Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is part of the OU Health Sciences Center, a leader in education, research and patient care and one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. To find out more, visit nursing.ouhsc.edu.
One of nation’s few academic health centers with seven professional colleges — Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Graduate Studies — the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center serves approximately 4,000 students in more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs on campuses in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. For more information, visit ouhsc.edu.
OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research. To learn more, visit oumedicine.com.

FULL TIME INCLUDING WEEKENDS LPN

Village on the Park is hiring a full time, including weekends LPN to join our AMAZING Family. Apply in person at 1515 Kingsridge Dr., OKC 73170.
Call Bill, Executive Director at 405-692-8700, or Email resume to bfinney@rcmseniorliving.com

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