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How to Become a Registered Nurse in the Military #how #to #become #rn

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How to Become a Registered Nurse in the Military

Updated February 04, 2017

What Is a Registered Nurse?

On the face of it, this seems like a silly question, but to this day nursing is still plagued by countless myths and misconceptions.

In the 20th century, nurse evolved from a subordinate position as the doctor s handmaiden into a highly educated, largely autonomous profession. Registered nurses (RNs) provide day-to-day patient care based on a holistic model that concerns itself not only with medical procedures and drug administration, but also daily hygiene, mobility, and psychological and spiritual care.

Although still reliant on doctors and other primary care providers to order prescriptions and certain treatments, registered nurses have become collaborative professionals rather than subordinates, with an arsenal of independent actions to help repair, maintain, and promote patients health.

Specifically, a registered nurse is distinguished from others, such as licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants. by education level, treatment privileges, and independence. Only a registered nurse may assess and treat wounds, review diagnostic tests, and give medications ordered by a physician. On the other hand, some nurses who pursue advanced nursing practice degrees earn even greater autonomy. Nurse Practitioners. for example, are able to practice much the same way as doctors: they may run a practice, form medical diagnoses, and prescribe medications.

How Do Civilians Become RNs?

State nursing boards specifiy educational and licensing requirements, but in general RNs must graduate from a board-approved associate or bachelor s degree program before sitting for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Many schools also offer fast-track programs for RNs with an associate degree to earn their bachelor s, as well as for graduates of other non-nursing bachelor s programs to earn a second bachelor s degree, or even a master s, as nurses. There are other, less common pathways as well, such as hospital-affiliated diploma programs (nearly extinct) and doctoral entry programs.

Military Requirements and Training

All military RNs are commissioned officers. so unfortunately, RNs with an associate degree are disqualified. Any civilian who s earned a bachelor s degree in nursing and received an RN license in their state can apply for a direct commission. RNs, doctors, lawyers, and other licensed professionals in this pipeline receive a somewhat abridged version of officer candidate training in order to orient them to the military culture and their role in it as officers.

There are also programs that help civilians offset the cost of nursing education in exchange for serving once they graduate. The Navy, for example, offers a full tuition ride (unless you can find a school that charges over $180,000) to high school students going into a nursing program, or up to $34,000 to current student nurses through their Nurse Candidate Program. The Air Force also has a scholarship program for health professionals and each branch may offer college loan repayment incentives.

Scholarship programs are generally only for civilians aiming for a military career as RNs, but what about those already serving in the military? As with other college degrees, those who serve can receive tuition assistance or use their GI Bill benefits to pay for off-duty courses in an accredited nursing program.

Completing a bachelor degree while serving as a full-time enlistee is no breeze, but depending on your level of experience in an enlisted healthcare specialty and the number of credits your college is willing to grant for military experience, you may be able to make your journey that much easier.

Education in the Army and Navy

The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends college credits for experience and training in the military (except the Air Force, for some reason.) With a transcript issued by your branch of service, you may be able to knock out some of the common prerequisites for a nursing program, such as general education requirements and anatomy/physiology. But bear in mind the ACE has no authority to actually award credits. It s still up to each individual college how much transfer credit you ll receive for your military experience.

The examples below are based on recommendations on the ACE website, and may vary with level of education and experience:

  • Army Health Care Specialists (MOS 68W), depending on level of experience, might receive three semester hours each for anatomy and physiology, nursing fundamentals, and emergency medical procedures, and 10 for clinical experience.
  • Navy Corpsmen who ve reached at least E-4 may be eligible for three semester hours of nursing fundamentals, physical assessment, and health information management. Higher ratings get even more recommended credits, such as pharmacology and medical-surgical nursing.

Education in the Air Force

Airmen enlisted in the Physical Medicine or Aerospace Medical fields may be eligible for credits for their training and experience awarded by the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). By combining that with resident and distance-learning courses, airmen can earn an associate degree in the CCAF Allied Health Sciences Program. While not a nursing-specific degree, this may help fulfill some of the requirements to earn a BS in nursing, since it includes a variety of liberal arts credits and electives in biology, chemistry, psychology and pharmacology.

Certifications

According to Navy s Credentialing Opportunities On Line (COOL), Corpsmen may be eligible to receive Navy funding to pay for the NCLEX-RN exam. Remember, though, that to receive an RN license through this exam, you ll still need to earn your bachelor s degree in nursing through appropriate off-duty education.

Unlike the Navy, the Army COOL site doesn t indicate any funding available for medics to take the NCLEX-RN, but there are a number of certifications at less advanced levels of medical care and nursing that may be paid for using the GI Bill. While pursuing a nursing education, it obviously couldn t hurt to get licenses in some of these specialties -– Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse, or Certified Nurse Technician -– which can provide you with additional experience, earning power, and a vocational safety net should you choose to leave the service and complete your nursing education as a civilian.





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Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE technology: Here – s how voice-calls will work #reliance #jio

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    Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE technology: Here s how voice-calls will work

    Reliance Jio 4G is now open for all: From VoLTE to LTE to 4G we explain what you’re getting into with Jio service.

    Written by Swapnil Mathur | Updated: September 6, 2016 3:41 pm

    Reliance Jio 4G SIM preview offer: From VoLTE to LTE to 4G, all you need to know about the technology. (Source: Reuters)

    With Reliance Jio shaking up the market with the announcement of their 4G service, there seems to be a growing confusion among buyers regarding the technology the network will deploy. We have a small guide to help you work through the various terms such as VoLTE, LTE, 4G and the likes so that you know exactly what you’re getting into with the Reliance Jio service.

    VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE and is a new protocol for transmitting voice data over the LTE network. While 2G and 3G networks are circuit-switch based, 4G or LTE networks utilise Packet Switching. When a call is made over a 2G or a 3G network, a certain amount of network bandwidth is assigned to that call as a pipeline, which does not terminate till the call ends. On a VoLTE network, voice calls are broken up into packets of information, sent over the full data pipeline and then reconstructed at the receiver’s end. The result is that voice information can be carried over a higher bandwidth pipe, resulting in better call quality.

    LTE and VoLTE is NOT the same

    It is essential to understand that LTE (also referred to as 4G-LTE) is a wholly IP-based communications protocol. Existing carriers have all 2G,3G and 4G setups on their network, allowing data to go through the 4G band while pushing calls through the 2G/3G band. While LTE is the next generation data transmission protocol with higher two-way bandwidth, it is capable of only transmitting data. VoLTE is the way in which a voice call can be converted to digital packets and transmitted over the LTE network. In effect, VoLTE is a subset of the LTE technology.

    Reliance Jio’s network is purely LTE, and does not have any 2G and 3G bands and as such, calls made on this network will only be VoLTE based. Therefore, in order to use the feature, you must have a handset which is VoLTE enabled. While VoLTE is baked into most of the modern Qualcomm and several Mediatek SoCs, the feature may not be enabled on the handset and can be done so by means of a software update to be pushed out by the handset manufacturer.

    A phone may be able to use the LTE network, but the VoLTE feature is separate and as such, must be enabled. If you have an LTE enabled phone, you can use the data services of the Jio SIM. In order to make calls over the Reliance Jio network, you must either use the sim in a VoLTE enabled phone, or an LTE enabled phone running the JioJoin app (available only on Android phone running Version 4.0 and up).

    Its probably not the best to turn off data on your cellphone if you’re on the Reliance Jio network. Since all traffic on the network is running over a data line, disabling data would effectively put the phone in the equivalent of airplane mode. It should be mentioned that Reliance has clarified that data usage towards voice calls will not be counted towards the data allotment of the monthly plans.

    HD Calling is being touted as a major feature of the VoLTE saga, but there is a caveat. Calls are in HD only if the parties engaged in a phone call are both on Reliance’s Jio network The call has to originate and terminate on a VoLTE enabled handset. You can still make and receive calls from other networks, but they won’t be in the higher quality standard that you can expect from a VoLTE call.

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  • Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School – Mashpedia Free Video Encyclopedia #queens #gateway

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    Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School is a school in the borough of Queens, New York which places emphasis on the health sciences. The school serves grades 6–12. It has recently been ranked the 34th best high school in the city of New York and is consistently given a silver medal by U.S. News for the quality of learning taught there.

    Special Programs [ edit ]

    Programs which are college and career oriented include College Now, GEAR-UP, After School, Advanced Placement Courses, Accelerated Mathematics\Science.

    Partnerships [ edit ]

    The school has partnerships with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, Gateway Institute, Queens Hospital Center, York College, Queens College, and St. John’s University.

    History [ edit ]

    The school moved to a new building for the 2010–11 school year. The new building is located at 160-20 Goethals Avenue and has many new features. The school has a DNA lab as well as a library. The Rugby team named Gateway Gladiators is a new addition recently granted by PSAL. It was also granted Girls Cross Country and Co-ed Track Field in the 2011–12 year. The students wish to have sport such as basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and tennis in the near future. The school focuses on the health and medical fields, but offers its students opportunities in whatever field they are most interested in. The school has welcomed 6th graders in the 2011–12 school year.

    Middle School [ edit ]

    The middle school students are welcome to participate in the CHAMPS program (Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, Positive Students).

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    How to Roll Over a 401k into an IRA, roll over k to roth

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    How to Roll Over a 401k into an IRA?

    If you’re covered under a 401k plan at work, odds are you will do a 401k Rollover sometime during your working career. Why? Most people change jobs at least once during their working years. A lot people change jobs a number of times. Once you change jobs, you will be faced with the decision of doing a 401k rollover into an IRA. Or, you might have the decision made for you by your former employer. Rollovers are easy if you give some thought to setting up the right type of IRA, and doing the transfer correctly.

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    Why Roll Over Your 401k into an IRA?

    There are two main reasons why you should roll your 401k balance when you leave an employer:

    1. When you leave a company, and therefore no longer an active participant in the 401k, many plans state that you have to move your 401k plan somewhere else. They do this to save money. If you’re not an employee any more, why should they incur the administrative expense of having to track your 401k balance? While there are rules allowing you to keep to your balance in the plan, most companies do everything possible to encourage you to transfer your account elsewhere. If you join a new Company that has a 401k plan, you can move your balance into the new plan.

    2. If your new company has no 401k plan, or if you simply want to, you can move your 401k assets into an IRA. The advantage of doing this is that an IRA gives you much more investment flexibility – you can invest in almost anything you want. In a 401k, you are limited to the funds offered by the plan sponsor.

    The theory of income tax is pretty easy. If you earn money, it will be taxed, either now or later – but it will be taxed at some point. There are some loopholes, but in general, the theory holds true.

    Regular 401k – Pre Tax

    You may have a regular 401k at a former employer to which you contributed and your employer put in matching funds. This is considered a regular Pre-tax 401k plan that most people know about.

    Employer Matching Contributions – Tax status is easy. Your employer adds money to your 401k on your behalf, and it doesn’t show up on your W-2. Since you haven’t been taxed on the money yet, you get hit with tax whenever you withdraw funds.

    Your contributions – I always hear that people make “tax deductible contributions” to their 401k. This is technically wrong, though the thought is right. The amount you contribute to a 401k reduces the amount of salary shown on your W-2 each year. Since your salary is less, you pay less in income taxes. You don’t “deduct” the contribution from your taxes. The contributions reduce the amount of salary subject to tax – which is a bit different, but has the same general effect.

    The bottom line is that your Regular 401k contributions have a tax status of Pre-Tax or “yet to be taxed dollars”. They have not been taxed, and will not be taxed until you withdraw money from the 401k. The IRS is very patient – they will wait for 30-40 years to get their tax cut of your money. But in the end, they always get their cut. Remember this point since it governs everything that happens in IRA rollovers or conversions.

    Roth 401K

    The Roth 401k is the new guy on the block. Starting in 2006, your employer was able to add a Roth option to your 401k plan. Essentially, you were/are given the option of electing how your contributions would be considered for tax purposes. You could continue to put in money, get a tax break and have your money taxed when you withdraw it (Regular 401k – Pre Tax). Or you make contributions after-tax, get no tax break, but have all money come out tax free when you retire (Roth 401k – After-Tax).

    Again, remember the tax status of your contributions, either Pre-Tax Regular 401k or After-Tax Roth 401k contributions, as we move on to rolling over your account to an IRA.

    What type of IRA Can I Open?

    There are two types of IRA’s:

    Traditional IRA – this is your normal IRA where you received a tax break on any money you put in, and get taxed when you take the money out at retirement. Tax status of money in a Traditional IRA is similar to a Regular 401k. Your contributions aren’t taxed until you withdraw the money.

    Roth IRA – here you put in after-tax dollars, and when you retire, all withdrawals are received tax free. The tax status of your contributions is the same as in a Roth 401k – you put in after tax money and will get withdrawals tax free.

    Why do I make a big deal of Tax Status? When you do a rollover of your 401k money into an IRA, the tax status needs to remain the same, unless you are willing to pay taxes as though you made a withdrawal.

    If you want to make a tax free rollover:

    • A regular Pre-Tax 401k must be rolled into a Traditional IRA

    • An After-Tax Roth 401k must be rolled into a Roth IRA

    These moves preserve the tax status of the money. Your regular 401k money and your Traditional IRA money will all be taxable when you eventually take the money out. Your Roth 401k money and your Roth IRA money has already been taxed and will eventually come out tax free.

    You might have heard about Roth IRA conversions, in which people roll their money form a Regular 401k or a Traditional IRA into a Roth IRA. This is done to change the tax status of money and involves paying income taxes now, at the time of conversion. There are good reasons for doing this, and the subject is discussed in What is a Roth IRA Conversion and How Does it Work?

    In this article, I am assuming you want to move your 401k into an IRA and not pay any income taxes until you retire or withdraw your money later on.

    How to Move Your 401k into an IRA without it Being Taxable

    It’s pretty easy to rollover your 401k into an IRA.

    • When you open an IRA account, whether you choose a Roth or Traditional depends upon the tax status of your 401k money. So if you are in a Regular 401k, open a Traditional IRA. If you are in a Roth 401k, open a Roth IRA.

    If you are moving Cash from the 401k, you can open the IRA anywhere you want – bank (for a savings account or CDs), Brokerage Firm (if you want to invest in securities), or Mutual Fund Company (to invest in funds).

    If you are moving company stock from your 401k, you need to open the IRA at a Brokerage Firm who can accept securities. Read: Choosing the Right Manager for Roth or Traditional IRA Investments

    • Fill out the forms at your former employer telling them to move the assets directly into your new IRA.

    *** Do NOT have your employer cut you a check so that you can deposit it into the new IRA. Have it sent directly to your IRA account. ***

    If your employer makes the check out to you, they are obligated to withhold 20% of the amount, and submit this to the IRS. You would get the money refunded when your income taxes are filed for the year. However, the IRA Withdrawal Rules are strict, and say that IRA funds must be deposited within 60 days or you will have a penalty of 10% plus whatever other taxes are due. So, you will have to make up for the 20% out of your own pocket to fully fund the new IRA within 60 days. If you don’t have this large amount lying around in a savings account, you will be penalized 10% on the 20% that went to the IRS as though you had withdrawn the money early.

    So, be sure to tell your former employer to move your 401k assets directly to your new IRA provider so that no tax withholding is necessary. This will prevent the above problem.

    If your former employer refuses to make a direct transfer, and will only cut you a check, tell the employer to make out the check to your new IRA provider with the notation “investment for John Doe 401k rollover…” This will stop you from being able to deposit the check in your checking account. Simply send the check to your new IRA provider since it is made out to them.

    • Check with your new IRA provider that the funds were received and put in the correct account. Money does get side tracked sometimes, and you don’t want to find out in 6 months that the money never arrived.

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    A 401k Rollover is easy if…

    As you can see, the process is very easy. Your new IRA provider will handle most of the transfer aspects. Your former employer will be glad to get rid of your account.

    The process is easy IF you put in the necessary thought before the transfer .Ensure the rollover is going in an account with the same tax status. Make sure you don’t get your hands on the money during the process. Confirm the money ended up in the right place.

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    Hawaii Car Donation Information to Donate Car in Hawaii #used #car #boat #truck #donation,

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    Hawaii Car Donation Information

    It’s easy to donate your car, truck, boat or RV in Hawaii. We provide fast, free pickup of your vehicle with no cost to you and you are eligible to receive a tax deduction for your vehicle donation.

    Where do you pick up car donations in Hawaii?
    We pick up car donations throughout the state of Hawaii, including Ewa Beach, Kaaawa, Hilo, Wahiawa, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Pearl City, Kahului, and Wahiawa.

    Is my car donation made in Hawaii tax deductible?
    Vehicles donated on this site will benefit a nonprofit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.

    What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle in Hawaii?
    In most cases we need the title to the vehicle. But, if you do not have title papers please check with the Hawaii Motor Vehicle Department to determine whether you can donate your vehicle without the title. Please visit the Hawaii Motor Vehicle Department web site to obtain the necessary forms before donating.

    How do I release the liability of my donated vehicle in Hawaii?
    For information on how to release the liability of your donated vehicle, please refer to the Hawaii Motor Vehicle web site.

    If you still have questions
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    Windows Firewall check #how #to #check #your #firewall #settings

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    Windows Firewall check

    Published: December 16, 2009

    Applies To: Forefront Client Security

    The Windows Firewall check identifies whether the Windows Firewall is enabled (on the scanned computer) for all active network connections. The check also identifies port exceptions, service exceptions, and application exceptions..

    Windows Firewall is software that runs on your computer and provides protection against network attacks from the Internet or other computers on the network

    Windows Firewall is included in Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, and Windows Vista. Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) is included in Windows XP prior to SP2 and Windows Server 2003 prior to SP1. This check pertains to Windows Firewall and not to ICF.

    Resolutions for potentially unacceptable scores

    It is recommended that you enable Windows Firewall for each network connection on a computer. You can change firewall settings through: Control Panel WindowsFirewall or by using Group Policy. For more information about Windows Firewall, see How to turn of or turn off the firewall in Windows XP (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=19699) and Managing Windows XP Service Pack 2 Features Using Group Policy: Windows Firewall (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95063)

    Scoring and results

    The following tables show how Client Security determines the score resulting from performing this check on a client computer.

    Overall score for computers with Windows Firewall disabled





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    How to Borrow From Your Life Insurance Policy: 10 Steps #how #to #collect #life

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    How to Borrow From Your Life Insurance Policy

    Whether it be for an emergency, some needed home repairs, or that can’t-miss investment opportunity, just about everyone needs a quick infusion of cash now and then. But if you don’t have the money readily available, maybe it’s time to consider a loan. With all the financial resources that seem to be floating around out there today, you might tend to overlook one that’s probably sitting in a desk drawer or a safe deposit box—your whole life insurance policy.

    Steps Edit

    Part One of Three:
    Determining Whether Your Policy Qualifies As a Loan Source Edit

    Check to see which kind of life insurance policy you have. Not all life insurance policies allow you to borrow against them, so you need to find out the type of policy you own. The most common types of life insurance policies are:

    • Permanent life policies. These policies have a savings element along with the mortality coverage, and that is why you can borrow from them. This category can be broken down into:
      • Whole Life Insurance. You pay the same amount of premium for a specific period to receive the death benefit.
      • Universal Life Insurance (also known as “adjustable life insurance”). You can reduce or increase your death benefit, and also pay your premiums at any time and in any amount (subject to certain limits) after you’ve made your first premium payment.
      • Variable Life Insurance. Most of your premium is invested in one or more separate investment accounts, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. The interest that your accounts earn increases your policy’s cash value.
      • Variable Universal Life Insurance. Gives policyholders the option to invest, as well as easily change the insurance coverage amount.
    • Term Life Insurance. Pays the face amount of the policy at death, and only provides protection for a set term period (normally 30 years maximum). Does not build cash value. [1]

    Find out if your particular policy permits you to take a loan. Take a look at your policy to check if there’s a loan provision. You can also contact your agent for this information. For the most part, you can borrow against a permanent life insurance policy, since it has a cash surrender value. [2] As for term life policies, these are not loan sources since they don’t have a cash value that can be borrowed. [3]

    • Only the owner of the permanent life insurance policy can borrow from it, not the insured or beneficiaries, unless they are also the owner.

    Verify that your policy has enough cash value available for the loan. Check on your insurance company’s website or with your agent to find out the cash value of your policy. You can typically borrow up to the cash value you’ve accumulated in the account, but guidelines may differ from one company to the next. [4] Note that cash value grows slowly at first, so you may have to own the policy for a while (sometimes as long as ten years) before you can borrow against it. [5]

    Weigh the benefits of a life insurance loan versus a conventional loan. There are several reasons a loan against your insurance policy may prove to be a better deal than a standard bank loan. Some of these are:

    • There’s no approval process, credit check, or income verification, since technically you’re borrowing against your own asset.
    • Insurance policy loans usually have much lower interest rates than bank loans.
    • You’re not limited as to how you can use the money. A bank might restrict how you can apply the loan proceeds, but an insurance policy loan has no such limitations.
    • There’s no required monthly loan payment, and there’s no payback date. The balance of the loan will be deducted from the death benefit that goes to your beneficiaries. [6]

    Take into account the downside to borrowing against your life insurance. Few things in life are risk-free. And taking a loan against your insurance policy is no exception. For example:

    • If you don’t pay the interest on your loan, the insurance company will add that unpaid interest to your loan amount. This interest is subject to compounding. What that basically means is that in addition to paying interest on the actual loan amount, you’re paying interest on all the accumulated interest as well.
    • Dividends generated by the insurance policy will likely decrease as long as the loan is outstanding. Insurance dividends are basically a periodic return of your premiums. The dividend is based on the amount of your money available to be invested by the insurer. Taking the loan means that less of your money is available for investment, thus—lower dividends. [7]
    • In many cases, the cash value in your insurance policy is protected from creditors. However, once you withdraw money, the amount you take out is no longer sheltered. [8]
    • If the increasing amount of unpaid interest causes your loan balance to exceed your policy’s cash value, the insurance policy could lapse. [9]
    • To keep the policy from lapsing if your loan balance becomes greater than your policy’s cash value, you’d have to pay back the entire loan. You can’t pay it back in increments. [10]

    Consider the tax consequences. The proceeds of the insurance policy loan are usually not taxable to you, as long as the loan amount is equal to or less than the total premiums you’ve paid. However, if the policy lapses, the IRS then considers your loan balance plus interest as taxable income for which you’re liable. This only occurs when the loan proceeds exceed the cash surrender value and it only applies to the difference. [11] [12]

    Consider speaking with an insurance adviser or a financial planner before applying for an insurance policy loan. He or she should be able to give you guidance on the process, and perhaps suggest other alternatives for your financial needs.

    Note that when you take an insurance policy loan, you’re not actually borrowing from your policy’s cash value. You’re borrowing from the insurance company, and your cash value is the collateral. [18]

    Interest charged on a life insurance policy loan is generally not deductible for income tax purposes. [19]

    You can stop interest on your life insurance loan from accruing, simply by paying the interest out-of-pocket. [20]

    Ask your insurer about any processing fees that may be associated with the loan.

    If need be, you can cancel (surrender) your life insurance policy, and collect the available cash surrender value. However, if you surrender the policy during the early years of ownership, the insurer will probably charge you “surrender” fees. Additionally, when you surrender your policy for cash, the gain is subject to income tax. [21]





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    Online RN to MSN, Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner #rn #to #nurse #practitioner #online

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    Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner – RN to MSN

    Build the skills you need to excel as a family nurse practitioner in today’s evolving primary care system. At South University, the RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner online program can offer you a path to earning an MSN and prepare you to deliver community-based care for patients across their lifespan.

    In our RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn best practices for providing preventive care, promoting positive health behaviors, and diagnosing and managing common health problems at all developmental stages. This program is also built to strengthen your clinical judgment, critical thinking, communication, and leadership abilities. Occasionally, students in our adult nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner programs will share courses, exposing you to a greater variety of expert specialty faculty and encouraging cross-specialty collaborative relationships.

    South University’s RN to MSN with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner program meet the Core Competencies for Family Nurse Practitioners outlined by the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) and include key attributes from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials. After successfully completing the program, you may be eligible to sit for the certification* examinations available through national certifying bodies (ANCC; AANP).

    *South University does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University.

    Earn a BSN and MSN in One Streamlined Program

    Built for RNs without a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), South University’s RN to MSN programs offer an intensive, streamlined way to earn a BSN and MSN in one program, with fewer total classes. Upon completing this program and entering into practice, you should be ready for:

    • Providing health promotion, health protection, disease prevention, and treatment.
    • Assessing and diagnosing health status.
    • Creating a plan of care and implementation of treatment.
    • Ensuring a professional, collegial, and collaborative approach to care.
    • Serving as a teacher and coach to patients.
    • Committing to advancing the profession.
    • Assisting patients in managing and negotiating the healthcare delivery system.
    • Monitoring and ensuring quality healthcare practice.
    • Demonstrating cultural competence.

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    Nurse Requirements and Career Information

    Nurse Education Requirements

    After obtaining a high school diploma or a GED, a student interested in becoming a nurse selects from a range of educational options. Students can choose to pursue training to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs) or registered nurses (RNs). An LPN can later enroll in further classes to become an RN. Nurse training can come from college or hospital education programs that lead to a diploma, associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree. Diploma and associate’s degree programs take less time to complete but may offer fewer job opportunities after graduation.

    Nursing programs feature a combination of class lectures, hands-on laboratory work and clinical experience. Students take course in anatomy, pathology and microbiology. During clinical instruction, students work under the supervision of professional nurses in a health care facility. Registered nurse programs typically include more in-depth study than licensed practical nurse programs.

    Diploma and associate’s degree programs last for about two years and are available at community colleges and vocational schools. Colleges and universities offer bachelor’s degree programs in nursing and last for four years. Students with an associate’s degree can often transfer credits towards a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

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    Career Requirements

    All nurses are required to earn a state license by taking the National Council Licensure Examination offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (www.ncsbn.org ). Prospective licensed practical nurses take the NCLEX-PN test, while those looking to become registered nurses take the NCLEX-RN. Educational programs normally prepare students to take these examinations. Individual states may have additional requirements, so it’s important to check with the licensing board for the state in which one is applying to work.

    Registered nurses with career specializations can provide additional services and find further job opportunities. Nurses can obtain credentials in specific health areas like dermatology or pediatrics. Specializations can also come in the form of a different work environment. For example, critical care nurses work solely in critical care wards and transport nurses assist patients being transported from one area to another. Credentials are earned by enrolling in additional educational programs and on-the-job training

    Career Options

    Nurses generally fall into two categories: LPNs and RNs. Each provide different services to patients and medical teams.

    Licensed Practical Nurse

    Licensed practical nurses work under the guidance registered nurses to care for patients. LPNs may perform basic tasks such as checking and recording vital signs and assisting patients with daily tasks. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov ), job opportunities for LPNs are expected to increase by 16% between 2014 and 2024, much faster than the national average. LPNs made an average salary of $44,030 as of May 2015.

    Registered Nurse

    RNs may run tests on patients and oversee their medication. While most LPNs provide general care, registered nurses have a greater degree of specialization and career options available within their field. The BLS reports the job opportunities for RNs are projected to increase by 16% between 2014 and 2024. Nurses with a bachelor’s degree in nursing will have an easier time finding employment. RNs made an average salary of $71,000 in May 2015.

    A nursing career requires completing an accredited program as well as passing an exam. Programs are available that also lead to an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports growth for nurses far surpasses the job market as a whole.

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    Nurse Job Description

    • 60 percent of registered nurses work in hospitals.
    • There are more than 2.6 million nurses in the United States.
    • On average, registered nurses make $62,000 a year.

    What do nurses do?

    It ain’t just fluffing pillows and waiting on doctor’s orders. Jobs in nursing demand a lot of the same things as physician jobs do – and then some.

    Nursing jobs require not only treating patients who are sick and injured, but also offering advice and emotional support to patients and their families, taking care of paperwork (lots and lots of paperwork), helping doctors diagnose patients and providing advice and follow-up care.

    That’s right, there’s a lot more to nursing than meets the eye. It’s one of the hardest and most emotionally draining jobs out there, but it can be incredibly rewarding. There aren’t many jobs out there were you can actually save someone’s life, but this is one of them. Got a weak stomach? Then consider a different career, my friend. Working as a nurse means having to deal with terribly sick people – and that often involves various bodily fluids (yuck).

    How much do nurses make?

    Registered nurses who work at hospitals make $63,000 a year, on average. Those who choose to work at nursing homes or with a home healthcare service make around $58,000. That’s pretty good money, right? We hate to be cheesy, but the real reward is the feeling you’ll get by helping those who need you.

    Education requirements

    If you want to be a nurse, you’ve got a good bit of education in your future. Seriously, do you want someone doing a tracheal intubation on you if they don’t know what they’re doing?

    The two most common ways to become a registered nurse are to get a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) or an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN). A BSN takes about four years to complete at a college or university. An ADN program at a community or junior college takes about two to three years. After finishing one of these programs you’ll also have to pass an exam given by your local licensing board.

    Career paths for nurses

    Most nurses start out as staff nurses at a hospital. Once you master the art of reading a doctor’s handwriting you could move on to a better shift or a shift management role. After that, nurses can advance to assistant unit manager or head nurse. Get an advanced degree and you could find yourself as an assistant director, director, vice president, or chief of nursing.

    The future of nurse jobs

    According to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics), job opportunities for nurses are growing at a better than average pace. Job prospects will be the best for nurses who choose to work in doctors’ offices. They also project that there will be solid opportunities available in nursing and assisted living homes, especially as the baby boomers age.

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