Did you just take the National League for Nursing entrance exam (NLN-Pax) to get into nursing school? Are you trying to figure out how to make heads or tails out of your score? Well, I took the exam and I’ll break down how to read your score results and tell you what they mean.
Penders’ squad will be the decided underdog going the tournament opener today, however, the upside of the double elimination format is that the Huskies need only to beat Louisville once to remain in the winner’s bracket and drop the Cardinals down to the loser’s side. Louisville (46-10, 20-4 Big East) swept the Huskies in a three game set in Storrs, shutting out UConn in a both games of the doubleheader on May 11th and capping the sweep with a 3-1 win the following day. The Cardinals, ranked eighth nationally and led by one of the nation’s most overpowering pitching staffs, held the Huskies to 13 hits, while surrendering only 3 walks and fanning 30 for the three game sweep.
So, my advice, as always is: If you have the inclination to visit with seniors, if you have a dog that loves to be petted, a dog that loves the human touch, then please go to your local Dog Therapy Group and find out how you can join this wonderful work. It is not difficult to get your dog certified.
The NLN-Pax score is based on 160 questions in 3 subjects: 60 verbal; 40 math; 60 science. There are more than 160 questions on the actual exam, but some of these are ‘test’ questions that will not count towards your final score. You will not know which questions are test questions and which ones are not.
And, for us Canadians, there is, Therapeutic Paws of Canada (my dogs belong to this wonderful group). They offer a volunteer based therapy dog and cat visitation program for senior’s facilities such as retirement homes, Nursing Continuing Education and Florida Nursing CEUs homes, Alzheimer day away centers, hospitals and where there is a need. The medical establishment has long recognized the significant benefits of a therapy dog and cat program. The petting and stroking of a pet helps to calm the most agitated resident and stimulates wonderful conversations about the pet they once owned. Recovery from surgery is quoted as being accelerated when there is continued contact with a pet.
Pressure sores are developed as a result of sedentary activities. In other words, it is a tissue which starts to deteriorate when a person tends to sit or lie down for long periods of time. That piece of skin will be overworked and hence causes the crack and tear. Blood flow to that particular part of the skin will be restricted and if one does not restore the blood supply to that region, the sore will develop into a huge one. It is a mere red mark in the area but this has tendencies to get bigger if left unnoticed. A pressure sore doesn’t usually disappear immediately and this should alert you that the area needs inspection. Detecting them at early stages of its formation can help you suffer less.
Is rocker technology new? Actually, Cherokee Shoes initially offered rocker soles on their athletic style nursing shoes in the 1980’s. The Cherokee Achiever quickly became a top selling nursing shoe because of the comfort offered and the benefits of easy weight transfer while walking and moving. It is not surprising that rocker technology first appeared in nursing shoes as no working footwear is more heavily relied on to provide support and comfort than nursing shoes. Every nurse will tell you that protecting their feet is of prime importance to job performance for a healthcare professional.