Continuing Education for Nurses

The following article relates not only to nurses but also to those aspiring to enter the noble profession of nursing. We hope you will get some insight into this field.

Although we have used the female reference for nurses throughout this article (“she”, “her”), this is done purely for convenience and in no way reflects the gender status of nurses in today’s society.

Most people assume that once a nurse has completed her education and has become registered, that is the “end” and that no more learning or education is required. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There’s more to nursing then just tending and looking after patients.

It is highly critical that a nurse maintain and continue her ongoing education and is kept current on her profession. This is an integral part of maintaining her registration.

A nurse’s life in the 21st century is extremely fast paced. There are medical advances in precedures almost on a daily basis and it is essential that a nurse is kept abreast and is at the forefront of these improvements. This requires a high level of time management and dedication to improve oneself in addition to spending long hours in clinics and hospitals. Of course this is much easier said than done.

It is in the best interests of a good hospital to provide everything needed for nurses to continue their education. A good hospital will also more than likely pay for the education of their nurses. A lack of funds should not be a deterrent to a nurse continuing her education.

Many nurses regularly subscribe to nursing periodicals and magazines to keep up to date with their ongoing education.. Nurses are encouraged to go through the relavent published journals on a regular basis.

Of course let’s not forget that just as important to success is the keeping of portfolios and timely documentation detailing all the training and education received throughout the nursing career. This written journal also serves as a method of organizing in an orderly manner, all the continuing education undertaken.

Admittedly, there exists a challenge with regards to access to this education for nurses, namely the expense, since nursing is still not considered to be among the better paid professions. This challenge to accessibility can perhaps be met by employers coming forward and funding the continuing education of registered nurses.

Please be sure to check out the many additional resources available on this topic online.

The Free Education for Everybody: Is It a Myth?


As established in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights “Every may enjoy or freely pursue his economic, social and cultural rights” and in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “The ideal of free human beings enjoying freedom from fear and want can only be achieved if conditions are created whereby everyone may enjoy his economic, social and cultural rights, as well as his civil and political rights.”

In my opinion the economic, social and cultural rights depend upon education in sense that without the education it’s very difficult to pursue aforesaid rights. The education for all on merit and not on economic basis could be the first step towards more cooperation, prosperity and opportunity for both States and Individuals. It could be the revolution for the world to become better, bringing welfare and power for entire world.

There are many scholarship and mobility projects that are aimed at fostering cooperation and education. With these scholarships, the students without economic possibilities but with merits can have a valuable opportunity to study. Unfortunately there are many problems about this issue, for example the difficulties in visas process, in obtaining their visas once they won the scholarship.

In many cases in spite of wining the scholarship, they can’t part for studying abroad due to the bureaucracy or the State’s policies. Unfortunately, there are many difficulties to give the opportunity for everyone to study free for many reasons. For example because the State doesn’t have enough money to cover free education though is recommend to do so or because of the pyramid structure of the world and its inequalities. The question is: If everyone has possibility to study who will work on the streets and will do simple jobs? A part of this matter, I think that it’s not fair that the students with capabilities and merits can’t study and only these ones who have rich families or are from more developed countries can purchase their education. In my opinion also the higher education has to be free at least for them who are really smart and who are achieving the remarkable results.

The Article 13 of ICESCR in which the States Parties recognize the right of everyone to education and the full development of the human personality also specifies in its part c) that higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education.

So my question is: if the States recognized that also the higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, so why they create the problems to grant visas for the students with the best capabilities?

The Immigration law regarding the citizens of a country is regulated by the International law and by the United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which mandates that all countries allow entry to its own citizens. The scholarships almost in all cases require students to return to their home countries once their study program abroad is finished. The rule to not grant a visas for them is in this case really senseless. The main reasons for whose the UN was created: a world peace, goodwill or to foster cooperation between nations is clearly violated here due to the restrictions of the obtaining visas for these students as the projects in which they won the scholarship aim to foster cooperation between higher education institutions that means in other words to foster cooperation also between nations. They even arise the cultural development in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that recommend everyone to enjoy his economic, social and cultural rights, as well as his civil and political rights.

With the students educational exchanges programs there’s a huge possibility to promote students without economic resources and give them the possibility to study. Nations could also grow economically due to the creating future leaders in the countries where the educational system is not developed enough or is not developed in more specific research courses. Once the students will return to their home countries, they will be able to contribute to the further development.

On the other hand these scholarship programs also promote the integration between different nations due to the exchange of the students. In this manner the students understand the different cultures and can integrate with them. It helps to combat racism due to the fact that if you firsthand experience another culture you are more prone also to accepted it. The racism is for me only the pure ignorance as if you don’t know another culture and it seems to be unknown to you, it’s normal that psychologically you are afraid of the things that you don’t know. With exchange scholarship University programs, people can enrich their own mentalities and knowledge, see the things with in more perspectives and recognize the different values. Especially the walls of different cultures are broken better if the foreigners are known in the University context, where don’t exist priorities between different students and where everyone is trying to reach the same goal. In this manner could be finally realised that we are all equal despite of our different cultures.

In addition it could be noted that The Charter of the United Nations in its chapter IX entitled “INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL CO-OPERATION” in its article 55 recognize that with a view to the creation of conditions of stability and well-being which are necessary for peaceful and friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, the United Nations shall promote:

a. higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development;
b. solutions of international economic, social, health, and related problems; and international cultural and educational cooperation; and
c. universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.

The higher education is supported also by the Education charter International that is drawn from the Higher Education for Better Sustainable livelihood UNESCO, Declaration of Higher Education for Twenty First Century and United Nations Global Compact ten principles in Labour, Human Rights, Environment and Anti-Corruption and by the Universal declaration of Human Rights with it’s article 26 also support the higher education on merit basis.

The Advantages Of Online Continuing Education For Yoga Teachers

These days, many wellness experts are acknowledging the fact that continuing education for yoga teachers empowers both the instructors and students to get the most out of exercise classes. Moreover, instructors that opt to enroll in ongoing educational classes afford themselves the opportunity to gain a plethora of great benefits such as raises, bonuses, and promotions. As a result of technological advances, continuing education courses are now available online. Teachers who are interested in taking ongoing courses should know that the online format can bring them many advantages. Some of them include:

1. Scheduling Flexibility.

Now as always, peoples’ schedules are oftentimes full as they attempt to juggle a job, school, and/or domestic responsibilities such as child-rearing. With that idea in mind, many yoga instructors find the idea of enrolling in continuing education courses advantageous yet impossible to accomplish because of their full schedules. Yet by enrolling in online courses, teachers gain access to flexible study schedules and are oftentimes not required to be in a physical classroom at specific periods of time. In many cases, this scheduling flexibility enables teachers to take and excel in their yoga courses while maintaining a full-time job and/or taking care of their responsibilities within the home setting.

2. Acquisition Of Transferable Skills.

In a world where people are increasingly reliant on information technology and the online realm, individuals who are skilled in using either or both of these modalities acquire a valuable skill set that employers view favorably. And as many online education experts know, individuals who opt to participate in online educational courses typically gain substantive transferable skills such as the effective and expedient use of e-mail, Microsoft Office, internet research, and more. Each of these skills is of great value and is often integral to the effective functioning of gyms, recreational centers, and other facilities where yoga teachers offer classes to students.

3. Ability To Save Money.

Oftentimes, online courses are offered at cheaper prices than those that take place in the traditional learning format. Additionally, many students find that they are able to save money through online learning because they don’t have to spend money fueling their vehicle and driving it to a physical campus.

Getting Started

Once a yoga teacher recognizes the great value of pursuing online continuing education courses, she or he may be ready to get the process started. To ensure that one has great success in this endeavor, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind. First, it’s important that the online courses taken are offered by a reputable institution. If the institution is a university, it should have regional accreditation and an established brand. In addition to ensuring that the online learning courses are being offered from a reputable institution, teachers should take time to learn what type of value the course will bring to the classes they teach. Finally, teachers should look into whether the type of online course they want to take will be perceived as value-adding to their employer. Once these assessments are made, teachers will be ready to select the ideal ongoing learning courses.

Summing It All Up

Yoga teachers who are interested in expanding their knowledge and building their career should know that investing in online continuing education courses can help them realize their goal. In taking online courses, teachers will likely find that they enhance the value of the classes they teach and also give their careers a substantive boost.