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NYONE Conference

On November 6th and 7th Dream Nurse Travel headed down to Tarrytown, NY to participate in the annual NYONE conference. 

"NYONE is the professional organization for nurses who design, faciltate, influence, and manage healthcare services in New York State."

We had a wonderful time meeting nurses from all over the state.

We even gave away a free iPad at our Meet and Greet

Visit the NYONE Home page to learn more about the organization and to become a member.


10 Super Cool Nursing Jobs

Syndicated from Nursing Schools
Photo by Bernie Condon

Did you ever think about all the places your nursing degree could be used? The plethera of opportunities is astounding.

1.Holistic Nursing. Holistic nursing focuses on healing the whole person, not just what ails them.

2. Nursing Informatics. Nurses who take this path will combine their knowledge of efficient and conscientious patient care with the latest technologies, enabling them to more effectively care for those in a medical facility, manage records and even reduce some of the most common errors.

3. Forensic Nursing. Forensic nurses must not only access patients and help treat injuries, but must also look for any signs that a crime has been committed and collect any evidence that may be found on the body of the perpetrator or victims.

4. Parish Nursing. Parish nurses generally choose to work in a community of faith, such as a church, temple or other religious institution. Within this group, they work with members to not only improve their physical health, but their spiritual well-being as well.

5. Cruise Ship Nurse. These health care professionals work to help ensure the safety and well-being of passengers aboard a cruise ship.

6. Hyperbaric Nursing. Also called baromedical nurses, this branch of nursing focuses on treating patients within a hyperbaric or decompression chamber. This is one of the most challenging and sometimes intimidating fields of nursing,

7. Oil Rig Nurse.Nurses who want to pursue this kind of career will be entering a highly competitive and sometimes stressful career, but one that can be rewarding personally and financially.

8. Flight Nurse. These nurses get additional training to work with patients who are in transport aboard a medical helicopter or aircraft. Nurses in this field must be able to work under a stressful situation, helping maintain patient stability and life with limited supplies and while in-flight.

9. Medical Esthetics Nurse. Nurses who work in medical esthetics will work with clients to perform procedures like chemical peels, botox, collegen injections, laser therapy and spider vein treatments.

10. Insurance Nursing. For nurses who enjoy working directly with patients, this may not be the best career choice but for those who also have a passion for business, insurance nursing can be an amazing way to use their expertise.


Woman to Undergo Womb Transplant

If you watch the TV drama Private Practice this will sound very familiar to you.  This weeks episode had a woman that was undergoing a womb transplant and the donor was her Grandmother.  The below story is a true account. 

Syndicated from Scrubsmag.com 10-18-11

A neonatal intensive care nurse from Melbourne, Australia that desperately wants to have a baby was born without a uterus. According to statistics, one in 5,000 women is born without a uterus. Melinda Arnold, who is 34, and her husband Andrew have tried unsuccessfully three times to use a surrogate mother, and have also been unsuccessful in adoption attempts.

The good news in all of this? Arnold, who has ovaries that produce eggs, has decided to undergo a womb transplant to have a child, with her mother acting as the donor. That means, if the surgery is successful, Arnold’s baby will be born from the same womb from which she was born. The procedure will be only the third known womb transplant in the world, and will be performed at Gothenburg University in Sweden. The first transplant took place in 2000 and was not successful because the organ was rejected. The second took place August 9 of this year, and has been deemed successful so far, though the womb recipient still has to wait six months before trying to become pregnant via In Vitro Fertilization.
There are health as well as ethical concerns surrounding the womb transplant issue, which, if successful, could provide many women with the opportunity to become pregnant that otherwise could not.

Let us know in the comments section how you feel about the procedure.


Nurse's Night Out Sept 15th


Dream Nurse Travel has teamed up with Buffalo Wild Wings in Ithaca to hold our 1st of many Nurse's Night Out.

We will be there to chat and to help you find a contract or a per diem position in New York State.

Free Beverages and Wings

Bring your Nurse friends too!

Join us on Sept 15th from 6-8!


Are You Afraid of Failure?

Syndicated from NurseTogether.com

Failure! What do you feel when you think about failure? Inadequate? Unworthy? Unlovable? It is so sad that you might have learned to link failure to your value as a person.

Most people who are successful in their work and their relationships have experienced many failures along their road to success. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the electric bulb, is often quoted regarding failure:

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.

Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.

If Edison has been afraid of failure, or believed that failure meant he was inadequate, he would never have invented the light bulb!

In order to achieve success in any area of your life, you need to redefine failure. Instead of seeing failure as an indication of your inadequacy or lack of worth, you need to see failure as a stepping-stone to success. Some of the most financially successful people experienced repeated failures.

Walt Disney was a high school drop out who suffered bankruptcy and repeated financial and business disasters.

Milton Hershey, chocolate maker and founder of the famous Hershey Foods Corp., found success only after filing for bankruptcy for his first four candy companies.

Henry Ford filed for bankruptcy for the first car company he started. He didn't succeed until he started his third company, Ford Motor Company.

After P.T. Barnum, American showman, went bankrupt, he joined forces with circus operator James A. Bailey to found Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth.

Quaker Oats went bankrupt three times, as did Wrigley from Wrigley's Gum. Pepsi-Cola went bankrupt twice. Other famous companies that also went bankrupt are Birds Eye Frozen Foods, Borden's, and Aunt Jemima.

Albert Einstein did poorly in elementary school, and he failed his first college entrance exam at Zurich Polytechnic.

Winston Churchill had a lifetime of defeats and setbacks before becoming prime minister of England at age 62. All of his greatest accomplishments and contributions came when he was a senior citizen.

Sir Laurence Olivier, one of the greatest actors of the 20th century, tripped over the door sill and fell headfirst into the floodlights the very first time he had ever set foot on the professional stage!

Woody Allen flunked motion picture production at New York University and the City College of New York and failed English at N.Y.U.

Astronaut Ed Gibson flunked first and fourth grades.

Lucille Ball was once dismissed from drama school for being too quiet and shy.

If these successful people had been afraid of failure, they would never have offered the world their talents. They were able to go on to success because they saw failure as a learning opportunity rather than as an indication of their inadequacy.

Are you ready to change your concept of failure? Are you ready to let go of worrying about what failure says about you and just learn from it? Are you ready to free your soul to do what you really want to do?

If the fear of failure is stopping you from doing what you really want to do, I want to encourage you to change your concept of failure. I want to encourage you to let go of your old way of seeing failure and start to envision failures as learning opportunities on the way to success. Just as Thomas Edison did, I encourage you to see every failure as a step forward!


Volunteering at Free Clinics

photo by koratmember

We are on the brink of flu season and your volunteer work is going to be greatly appreciated.

Most free clinics would not be able to successful operate without the help of volunteers. Typically only 1-2 individuals are paid employees and the rest of the staff is generated from generous doctors and nurses.

Even if you are only able to offer a few days a month, we urge you to do so. We encourage you to call your local free clinic and volunteer your services.

Free Medical Camps has a list of many of the free clinics in the US. Give one a call.


6 super nurse powers I wish I had

Syndicated from Scrubsmag.com July 1, 2011

If you could have a super power at work, what would you want? Here are some ideas of what I would want!

■A Super Bladder–Able to hold all bodily functions for at least 14 hours (without pain!).

■“Vein” Ray Vision–No more palpating! No more multiple sticks! My super eyes can see the best vein on the first try!

■Cloning–the ability to actually be in more than one place at one time (including the break room and bathroom!)

■Mind Reading–yes, Doctor so-and-so, of course I can read your mind and know that you meant to order Zosyn instead of Zithromax.

■Go Go Gadget Arms–you know when that extra piece of tape or blood tube is just a smidge out of reach? Well, G0 Go Gadget arms expand to whatever length you need. (Go Go Gadget legs would be good for us shorter nurses as well…)

■Nurse Midas–Instead of turning everything into gold, the power to turn disgusting smells into lovely fragrances, terrible hospital coffee into a name brand cappuccino, cafeteria food into 4-star cuisine and full hospital beds into empty ones.

What would be your nurse super powers?