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Top Five Must-Haves for Every Nursing Student
Top Five Must-Haves for Every Nursing Student
December 13, 2017
Posted by: David Sands

Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into nursing school! Your dream of becoming a registered nurse is now within reach. Before you can start tending to your patients, however, you’ll need to look the part and stock up on a few tools of the trade. While supplies for students may vary from school to school, a few items are nursing student staples that will continue to serve you long after you’ve begun your career.

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Cybersecurity in a Digital World
Cybersecurity in a Digital World
October 30, 2017
Posted by: David Sands

It’s estimated there have been 40% more data breaches in 2017 than there were in 2016. This speaks to the importance of cybersecurity and why as a career opportunity, cybersecurity continues to be in such high demand.

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How to Retain Knowledge When You Study
How to Retain Knowledge When You Study
September 26, 2017
Posted by: David Sands

Taking notes for online classes can be just as difficult, as the professor isn’t always readily available to take questions in the moment due to most lectures being pre-recorded. However, note taking methods exist that help students take notes effectively without losing the context of the initial lecture.

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Why a BSN Degree?
Why a BSN Degree?
August 28, 2017
Posted by: David Sands

For those aspiring to become registered nurses (RNs), here are some advantages of a BSN compared to an ADN degree.

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Day 8: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 8: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 25, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Coming home
Your team completed their work and spent the day relaxing at Playa Manuel Antonio (Manuel Antonio Beach). The team members are packing up and will be flying home shortly. On Wednesday August 30 at 7pm in Nadeau Hall the team will be sharing photos, personal experiences and answering question. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Day 7: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 7: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 24, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Final day of Clinic

They team awoke to an uncharacteristically cool morning today and arrived at the FIMRC clinic after a short ride well before 9am.   This was a bitter sweet morning as everyone realized that this will be the last time we will see our clinic hosts, patients, and children at the orphanage.   Many of the volunteers have gotten close to their new friends in Costa Rica and saying goodbye will be difficult.  

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Day 6: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 6: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 24, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Day 6: Third day of Clinic

The team awoke to another hot and humid day in Costa Rica and arrived at the FIMRC clinic at around 9:30AM.    The entire team spent the morning at a center for adults with disabilities and the journal entry of team member Jessicca Girsa sums up the morning well:

“Working with young adults with disabilities has been truly amazing. They show so much gratitude for the smallest actions.  At the clinic today we taught health education, participated in musical therapy, and relaxation techniques.  We all shared one word that came to mind after our experience today.  An example of many words shared are peace, friendship, together, happiness, love, and relaxation.  Together we can make a difference, stay humble!”

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Day 5: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 5: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 22, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Day 5: Second day of Clinic

Today the students saw more patients honing their skills at taking vitals identifying several cases of hypertension and experienced the urgency of getting an infant with breathing issues quickly through intake and to the medical practitioner for immediate treatment.  

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Day 4: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 4: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 21, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

First day of clinic: The team arrived at the Volunteer Coordinator at 730am for a briefing, after which the team boarded a bus that would take them to the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) clinic in Alajuelita.  Once at the clinic the team received a briefing and tour of the clinic after which they were broken down into 4 groups.

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Day 3: COSTA RICA MISSION
Day 3: COSTA RICA MISSION
August 20, 2017
Posted by: Duane Belanger

Excursion day:  The team arrived at the La Fortuna Waterfall at 9:30am and promptly walked down the hundreds of steps to reach the base.  After soaking in the scenery, the team began the long arduous task of climbing the countless flights of steps that would return them to the top. 

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