Cystic Fibrosis shaped this nurse's career
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Brogavantty Dunwoody, RN, BSN Brogavantty wrote the following for the CF Community Blog."For the first few years, life as a nurse was good. I was always transparent about my chronic condition (although not when I was interviewing for jobs). I was determined to be punctual and reliable, so I planned doctor visits on days off or took paid leave. During those long, 12-hour nursing shifts, I had the opportunity to display a high level of compassion for my patients. Soon, I became a teacher for nursing students, and then for nurses new to the profession, and finally for those who were new ..read more
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Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses (AMPHL) announces "Stethoscope Equity Project". Try before you buy!
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2w ago
 AMPHL - Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses "We are proud to announce the launch of our Stethoscope Equity Project for students and healthcare professionals with hearing loss! Meeting technical standards for stethoscope use is often a challenge for those with hearing loss in part because of individual differences in hearing and technology (hearing aids, cochlear implants). Many people with hearing loss are not sure what will work best for them and often need assistance that is not usually provided by schools. It may become a long trial-and-error process, which can ..read more
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Nurses inspired former patient Emily Busha, born with Total Colonic Hirschsprung’s Disease, to become a nurse
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2M ago
 Nicole Geffrey, RN (Emily's former nurse), and Emily posing for a picture together at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Kalyn Kinomoto wrote the following: "Emily Busha is a familiar name on the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital medical-surgical floor. “I’ve been in and out of Mary Bridge my whole life,” Emily said. She’s from Port Orchard and has a long history with, and deep connection to, the hospital." "Born with Total Colonic Hirschsprung’s Disease, a rare congenital condition that affects nerves in the colon and causes problems with the body’s ability to eliminate waste, Emily spe ..read more
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Nursing student success by using visuals and mnemonics: Black Friday Deals on Picmonic!
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  i If you are a nursing student with a learning disability or learn best with pictures, illustrations, stories and mnemonics, Picmonic is for you! An audiovisual learning system using unforgettable stories and characters Used by students all over the world Research driven to increase long-term memory Check out these deals! https://www.picmonic.com/viphookup/exceptionalnurseLKJ23  #nursingstudent  #NCLEXprep #RNstudent #LPNstudent #studentnurse #disablednursingstudent #dyslexicnursingstudent #nursingstudentlearningdisability Cheers! Donna ..read more
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Caitlin Tanner, a UK nurse is studying the experiences of deaf nurses in the UK
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3M ago
     The Swansea Bay University Health Board shared this story about Caitlin Tanner. Starting your first job as a newly-qualified nurse just before the pandemic struck would be enough of a challenge for anyone. But it was doubly so for Caitlin Tanner, who was born profoundly deaf and relies heavily on lip-reading to communicate – not easy when you are working in intensive care and everyone has to wear face masks. Now she has led a new initiative designed to improve the care of hospital patients with hearing aids or cochlear implants. At the same time, award-winner Caitlin is d ..read more
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The Able Trust's High School partnered with USF Health College of Nursing to offer a program for high school students with disabilities interested in the nursing profession
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4M ago
  Students from The Able Trust’s High School High Tech (HSHT) program participated in a first-of-its-kind Nursing Summer Scholarship program at the University of South Florida Health College of Nursing. During this two-day immersive experience, students took part in a wide range of activities including interactive workshops, simulations, lectures, and other hands-on experiences. Students explored key aspects of nursing practice including patient care, critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and interdisciplinary collaboration. HSHT provides high school students with disabilities the o ..read more
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Meet Chloe Hammond, a nurse in the UK, and her service dog Ocho!
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5M ago
Able2UK reported that, "A community care worker from Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, is thought to be the first nurse in the UK to bring an assistance dog to work." "Chloe Hammond was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, Behcets disease, Raynauds disease at the age of 15, since then her health has deteriorated. From 2018 she needed to use a wheelchair after a life-changing illness." "For the past two years Hammond has been training her Labrador service dog Ocho to assist her around the home and at work." "Ocho passed with flying colours, he completed the independent test ..read more
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How a nursing student worked through lupus, fibromyalgia and depression to find her light
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6M ago
                                                             By Tiffany Dwileski, RN, BA Guest Blogger At 26 years old, I felt I could run circles around people my age. I was driven, full of life and positivity. While working full time in a fast-paced ophthalmology office as a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, I was gaining experience and studying to take the Optometr ..read more
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Congratulations to the Exceptional Nurse 2023 scholarship winners!
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6M ago
  Nursing students with a wide range of disabilities are admitted to nursing programs. Disabilities may include hearing loss, low vision, learning disabilities, limb differences, paralysis, mental illness, autism, chronic illnesses and conditions such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and movement disorders. Financing an education can be a challenge for some students with disabilities. In addition to routine expenses (tuition, room and board, books, uniforms, transportation), students may need to purchase an amplified or electronic stethoscope, computer software programs, or audio books—as w ..read more
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Veteran U.S. Air Force nurse who is legally blind continues to care for others
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7M ago
  Julie Harper shared this story about Nadine Jacobson in UCF Today. At age 62, Nadine Jacobson ’23MSN, who is legally blind, has overcome many challenges in life but has persevered in her commitment to lifelong learning. With a passion for caring for others, she pursued a career in nursing. After earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, she initially worked at the bedside before joining the U.S. Air Force where she had the rank of captain, worked as a labor and delivery nurse, attended nursing flight school, and served during the Persian Gulf War. “My plan was to go to medical scho ..read more
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