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Becoming A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner to Help Children

One of the most sought after employment needs in the medical community today is for qualified Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. These are professionals that work in both hospital settings as well as private medical practices focusing on providing medical care and treatment for children. Depending upon the state, typically pediatric nurse practitioners are involved prescribing medication […]

Overview of Nursing Practitioner Specialties

Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who are trained through an intensive and advanced clinical and educational training regimen to provide most of the care that patients need. Nurse practitioners are able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team in nearly any medical care setting. Some of the largest demand for employment in […]

Becoming an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Fills An Important Medical Need

Advances in medical treatment have caused a steady increase in the appearance of acutely ill patients that now dominate the inpatient population landscape. This increasing inpatient population has led to a great need for qualified medical professionals that can, in effect, will take the place of traditional physicians when it comes to providing quality healthcare. […]

Becoming a Nurse Practitioner

What is a nurse practitioner? A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse who has received a master’s degree or a doctorate degree in a nursing. Nurse practitioners can perform many of the duties that a physician can perform such as performing physical exams and prescribing medications. They may work in collaboration with a physician or […]

The Use of Cognitive Reasoning in Medicine

Building from the concepts of schemata and cognitive load theory, pathologists and cytotechnologists alike uses cognitive reasoning processes such as perception, attention, memory, and search to collect data from the case, including radiologic, macroscopic and microscopic findings (Pena & de Souza Andrade-Filho, 2009).  For example, when looking at a histologic (tissue) slide, the pathologists can […]

Application of Cognitive Learning In the Field of Cytology

Cognitive learning approaches can be applied to any discipline.  It emphasizes problem solving and the facilitation of storage and retrieval of information for applications. One’s ability to learn is dependent on the way one perceives, organizes, store and retrieves information (Grider, 1993).  Most work in cognitive science assumes that the mind is analogous to the […]

MAJOR CHALLENGES FACING UK’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: What can US learn from UK?

What are the major challenges facing UK’s health care system? The English government determines how expenses are reimbursed, negotiates salaries and contracts with its 1.4 million NHS employees, and limits the availability of expensive technology through the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).  NICE is a controversial body. At its heart is the Center […]