Aunt Fatma’s Sweet Dessert and Benefits of Almonds

  Last year we were in Hyderabad Deccan, a celebrated city of India where my parents originate. We were there attending the marriage ceremony of the daughter of my mom’s brother Moeez.  Moeez is a dental surgeon and the husband of a gorgeous doe-eyed Turkish lady called Fatma. Aunty Fatma has a very likable and delightful personality and has learned all the prosperous traditions, majesty and elegance of the Monarchy of Nazism. All the wedding guests were hosted at aunty Fatma’s impressive mansion. One specialty among the lavish desserts was a sweet, comprising of almonds and coated with sheets of […]

Should I Enroll into Nursing School Offering a BSN or an Associate’s Degree?

As more hospitals aspire to qualify as “Magnet-Recognized Organizations,” there is a greater demand for Registered Nurses to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Many RN’s have had to return to school and acquire their Bachelor’s degree against their will. Some institutions have told nurses, “No Bachelor’s in the Next 2 years, equals No Job -period!” “The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.” Read more about this from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.   How do all these changes affect you? Are you an LPN who wants to […]

Do you know where to find NCLEX review classes?

The worst feeling you ever could have is when you attempt the NCLEX exam and fail. Failing the NCLEX exam will crush you and make you lose all the confidence you had. Not to mention you’ll have to deal with the embarrassment of telling your family and friends you actually did not pass the exam. To avoid all this drama, it’s best to be well prepared for the exam. NCLEX – RN is the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. NCLEX – PN is the National Council Licensure Examination for Practicing Nurses. One recommendation I make to every foreign-trained […]

Reflect on 2014 and don’t wait to be Perfect in 2015

Are you like me who thinks this year flew by so fast?  Honestly, I feel dizzy when I think how quickly 2014 ended. During the final Sunday of the year, we were asked to skip over a rope, leaving the cares and disappointments of last year behind, and move into the new year with great expectations. When you reflect back on 2014, what kind of year was it for you? Did you make any mistakes? What did you learn from those mistakes? Most people plan to do things but never get started. Some of the barriers to starting are waiting […]

Program to Improve and Sustain Heart Healthy Behaviors among Minorities and Older Women

Post By: Scott Evelyn, Cigna President and General Manager, Tri-State Market.   About Heart Disease and Women Although many patients think of heart disease as striking men more often than women, you as health care professionals know all too well that more women than men die from heart disease each year. In terms of the statistics, approximately 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease and almost half a million American women will suffer from a heart attack every year, according to the American Heart Association. Recognizing heart disease can be especially challenging for men and women because […]

What’s Your Reason for not Blogging?

When I started my blog three years ago, my goal was to get my message out there. I wanted to share my message with other international nurses to make their relocation to America easier. Do you have a message you want to share?  I know many nurse entrepreneurs who run businesses like; CPR classes, NCLEX tutorials, home health companies, STNA training, and lots more. The question is, do you have a blog that tells others about your business?   Let me tell you a secret, -when I started this blog, I wanted to get my message out there, write my […]