Skyscape Blog

Nutrition receives new attention in Medical Field

Posted by Skyscape on Apr 23, 2018 3:42:12 PM

Medical students have noticed that nutrition and diet receive scant attention in their course of studies. Now, they want change—in the form of dietary knowledge they can use to treat common health problems.

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Tags: news, medicine, research, medical school, nutrition

Revolutionary New Concept based Learning in Nursing: An educators perspective

Posted by Skyscape on Apr 11, 2018 4:57:23 PM

Nursing educators must always be aware of new, different, and better ways to teach their students. Concept Based Learning is a new nursing student educational teaching and learning technique allowing educators to focus on teaching concepts to nursing students rather than problem sets or raw information learning tactics like rote memorization. Nursing students must know ever-increasing amounts of content and learn it in a very short time, and need to be generalists (only taught through critical thinking skills). Concept Based Learning is based on the idea that nursing students must grasp overall concepts before they can successfully apply them in school or employment.

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Exciting New Research finds Diabetes to be 5 different diseases 

Posted by Skyscape on Apr 2, 2018 3:47:41 PM

Nearly 10% of adults worldwide are diabetic, and the rate is increasing. Now, some remarkable findings could have the medical community offering five or more custom treatments for it. New research shows diabetes, traditionally known as Type 1 or 2, is at least five separate disorders.

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Tags: healthcare, news, medicine, research, diabetes

Teas Test Essentials: Tips and tricks

Posted by Skyscape on Mar 29, 2018 4:58:13 PM

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), is a standardized test for aspiring nurses who wish to enter nursing school. It is used to test the general academic skill level of those applying for nursing school to determine their placement requirements and educational needs.

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5 study tips to help you ace the big exam

Posted by Skyscape on Mar 27, 2018 4:12:18 PM

Preparing for a big board exam is a tall task. It requires stamina, dedication, and an incredible amount of knowledge that you need to recall at a moment's notice. Just reading about the board exam requirements is enough to make even the most devoted student feel anxious. But, fear not; with the right studying techniques you can prepare for and ace the big test. 

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Shocking Widespread misdiagnosis of 'Type 3'  diabetes

Posted by Skyscape on Mar 26, 2018 3:51:11 PM

Most of us are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. However, recent studies have discovered a new type of diabetes, diabetes type 3, that physicians are unknowingly misdiagnosing as type 2 diabetes.

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5 Tips to find the work life balance in nursing

Posted by Skyscape on Mar 19, 2018 4:47:12 PM

In my over 40 years of nursing I have learned that nurses spend most of their time giving to others.  We give to our patients, our colleagues, our family, our friends and our community.  I have also learned that so much giving saps our energy and leads to burn out, depression, exhaustion, and dissatisfaction at work and at home.

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Tags: nursing, healthcare

7 Essential Nursing Skills 

Posted by Skyscape on Mar 12, 2018 3:25:30 PM

Nurses are the lifeblood of the medical industry. Whether you work in a nursing home, hospital, or private practice, as a nurse - you will be responsible for just about everything the doctor does not do ... which is a lot. Nurses deal directly with patients, checking on them regularly, taking care of everything from basic to serious medical requirements. One thing is for certain - the world of healthcare would fall to pieces without nurses.

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NCLEX Exam Format and Information

Posted by Nursing Educator on Feb 5, 2018 3:26:56 PM

So you’re preparing to take the NCLEX-RN nursing exam. Fantastic. This will be a milestone in your nursing career, and the test is pricey, so you want to optimize your chances of getting a high score. Registration and scheduling fees are typically between $200 and $300. Additional costs for materials tend to run an average of $300 to $500.

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Tags: nclex, student, testing, exam, preparation

GRIT: Why is It So Important?

Posted by Nursing Educator on Jan 17, 2018 2:43:54 PM

In recent discussions of success and mastery, "GRIT" has quickly become a go-to buzzword referring to a person's drive and persistence at mastering new skills and achieving long-term success. No matter what stage you may find yourself at in your career, having GRIT can be your greatest asset. By having a better understanding of what GRIT is and how it can help you succeed, you can begin working towards being a "grittier" person.

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