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5 Reasons To Study For A Nursing Degree

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If there is one thing that the world is always going to need, it’s nurses. It doesn’t matter who you are or how healthy you are – we all rely upon the kindness and talent of nurses throughout our lives. We all know that nurses are very valuable and important members of society, but have you ever considered becoming one?

Below are 5 compelling reasons to study a nursing degree. If you aren’t sure what you want to do with your life, but you know that you want to make a difference, a nursing degree could be the answer to your problems.

Some Of The Most Rewarding Work You Can Do

One of the most compelling reasons to pursue a career in nursing and study for a nursing degree is that working as a nurse is one of the most rewarding things that anyone can choose to do with their lives. Nurses make a real difference in the lives of their patients. Even when they aren’t saving lives directly, they are assisting doctors and other professionals in doing so.

Not only does this mean that you will get tremendous personal and professional satisfaction from working as a nurse, but it also makes it a career that is easier to stick with for the long-term. The work of a nurse can obviously be emotionally and physically demanding. However, the rewards for completing that work are enormous.

You Are Virtually Guaranteed A Job At The End Of It

Nurses are always in demand. In fact, with the Covid-19 pandemic expected to last well into 2021 at least, there is currently an even greater need for nurses than usual. But even in normal times, in a world free of pandemics, nurses are always going to be needed on the front lines of health care.

This makes a nursing degree a much safer investment than many other college degrees. There are many people who spend years studying their dream subject, the thing that they are most passionate about in the world, only to discover at the end of it that studying for a degree and landing a job in the industry are two very different propositions. Nurses do not have to worry about this as they can be certain that there will be plenty of positions open for them to apply for whilst they have earned their qualifications.

Excellent Career Progression Opportunities

Historically, the field of nursing has attracted more women than men. Part of the reason for this is that nursing remains one of the best fields for women in terms of career progression opportunities. All nurses have the potential to advance through the ranks of nursing, but women, who tend to be overlooked in favor of their male counterparts in other professions and industries, are able to advance through the ranks just as easily if not easier than men.

Advancing through the ranks means advancing your salary as well as your skills. For example, the difference between a regular nurse’s salary and a male nurse practitioner salary makes the cost of studying for a more advanced degree more than worth it.

Like other healthcare professionals, nurses will have the opportunity to choose a specialty and focus their efforts on working in a specific area of healthcare. There are also different levels of nursing, and nurses are free to progress through the ranks at their own pace. When you are ready to move your career on, you simply need to study for the next level of your nursing degree.

Work Wherever You Want

With a nursing degree under your belt, you can pretty much use to work wherever you like. Not only are nurses needed within a variety of different contexts throughout the United States, but a nursing degree from a US university can get you a job working as a nurse in another country.

When most people think of a nurse, they imagine someone working directly with patients in a hospital and assisting doctors. However, this is just one of the very many contexts in which nurses can work professionally. Some nurses work privately for individual patients, while others choose to work in facilities dealing with specific health care issues and patient groups.

Learn While You Work

Finally, nurses get to earn money while they earn their degree. Unlike apprenticeships, which are relatively low-paying, nurses in training will be earning a reasonable salary, even at the most junior levels.

These are just some of the reasons that studying for a nursing degree is a worthwhile endeavor for anyone looking for a new, rewarding career path. Nurses make a huge difference to individuals and to society.

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Auctions Off Jackets To Save Women’s Lives Part 3

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We told you about the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, annual Summer Gala to raise funds for women and breast cancer. Tomorrow night is the auction of denim jackets painted by famous artists. We told you about Shani Grosz and Roger Sichel who have created rocking jean jackets. Today Jane Elissa whose jackets are a staple in the Broadway community.

Jane also donated a pillow and painting.

Jane Elissa is a New York based artist creating artwork on canvas combining elements of paint, created appliques, collage, beads, vintage materials and tapestries. Each unique piece tells a story capturing the imagination, emotions and point of view that is uniquely hers. She has many celebrity clients and her work has been featured on national morning shows as well as QVC and HSN.

Eddie Redmayne’s jacket Jane did for him fro Cabaret

For the past 30 years, Jane has been voluntarily raising money for cancer and leukemia research through her benefits and designs. We are honored to add Jane Elissa’s collectibles to our product line as a percentage of each sale will be donated to charities.

Jane Elissa

The Ellen Hermanson Breast Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).  The Center offers a wide spectrum of breast health services, including education, early detection screenings and breast cancer treatment and support. The Center utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, including computer-assisted mammography, ultrasound and a breast biopsy system that locates breast abnormalities and obtains tissue samples.

Breast cancer is a mind-numbing experience, not only for each patient, but for their families and friends. In a time of tremendous stress, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Ellen Hermanson Breast Center offers a comprehensive patient-centric approach. Under the leadership of our fellowship-trained breast surgeon Dr. Edna Kapenhas, the Center includes Board-certified radiologists, pathologist, oncology nurse, radiology nurses, patient navigator, and certified technologists. Satellite diagnostic services are also located in East Hampton and Hampton Bays.

Did you know early breast cancer rarely has symptoms. Self-examination, an annual clinical examination and, depending on your age and family history, an annual mammogram are key to detecting breast cancer as early as possible. While most breast changes are not cancerous, it’s important to have them evaluated promptly. If you discover a lump or any of the other warning signs of breast cancer, especially if the changes persist after one menstrual cycle or they change the appearance of your breast, see your doctor immediately. If you’ve been treated for breast cancer in the past, report any new signs or symptoms right away. Symptoms may include:

  • A lump in the breast or a lump in the armpit that is hard and often does not hurt
  • Change in the size, shape, or feel of the breast or nipple (redness, dimpling, or puckering that looks like the skin of an orange)
  • Fluid coming from the nipple

In the event of a breast cancer diagnosis, and once definitive surgery has been completed, the patient may be referred to a medical and/or radiation oncologist for further treatment.

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To bid on the jackets and see more click here.

For more information visitellenhermanson.org.

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Auctions Off Jackets To Save Women’s Lives Part 2

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Yesterday we told you about the Ellen Hermanson Foundation, annual Summer Gala to raise funds for women and breast cancer. Ellen Hermanson was an articulate, courageous and indomitable warrior in the war against breast cancer. Her personal battle with the disease began when she was diagnosed with breast cancer while still nursing her six-month-old daughter. Ellen fought against her disease medically by undergoing surgery and aggressive chemotherapy. She also fought against breast cancer by becoming an activist and advocate. A journalist by training, she used her prodigious talent as a writer to give voice to the needs of breast cancer survivors and to educate her readers about the importance of being well informed, the challenges of living with breast cancer, and the availability of resources to help with the myriad problems that arise as a result of breast cancer. Her remarkable accomplishments attest to her extraordinary inner strength and selfless generosity. Ellen lost her hard-fought battle with breast cancer at the age of 42. She was working on an article exploring the then new and exciting potential of the Internet as a source of information and sharing for patients and their families. Ellen left a legacy of dignity, courage, determination, grace and love to all who knew her. To honor her memory, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation has been established to support and continue the important work she began.

Julie Ratner along with her sister her sister Emily Levin co-founded The Ellen Hermanson Foundation in honor of their younger sister, Ellen. The foundation has distributed more than $4 million in grants. Julie is a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition and the New York State Breast Cancer Network.

Roger, Julie and Roger’s jackets

Part of the way they will raise money is to auction off denim jackets painted by famous artists. We told you about Shani Grosz and now Roger Sichel has created rocking jean jackets. One for adults with his famous photo of Janis Joplin. He also did a second jacket for kids with his newest art….Puppy on Futuristic Mars.  Rogers art was at Coachella this year and is on the moon. His art is in several galleries in Beverly Hills, Palm Beach and The Hamptons.

To bid on these jackets, attend the Gala or just donate go to #EHFGala2024

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Auctions Off Jackets To Save Women’s Lives

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The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering people affected by cancer. This Saturday they will host their annual Summer Gala to raise funds. The event on  July 13, is from 6:30 to 11:30 PM at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club. Beside oceanside cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, and an auction, followed by an after-party beach bonfire and s’mores. 

The foundation will honor Dr. Fredric Weinbaum, medical doctor and former Chief Administrative Officer/COO of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and The Honorable Rebecca A. Seawright, Member of the New York State Assembly whose 3-D screening bill, signed into law, expands access to cancer screenings without cost sharing to include 3-D Mammography. 

Part of the way they will raise money is to auction off denim jackets painted by famous artists. Three of the artists are friends of T2C and we want to highlight their work as well as give you insight on how to bid for a really good cause.

Shani and her jacket

First up is Shani Grosz. Her denim jacket combines fashion and Shani’s passion for painting she created a fantasy hand painted garden themed denim jacket trimmed with a lace bustle for drama and sprinkled with Swarovski crystals . All created with a magical vibe and a theme quote painted in the back of the jacket that reads “ the darkest Nights produce the brightest stars. “ … with the theme that women going through tough times such as cancer treatments are the true bright shining stars.

Shani is a graduate of Parson’s School of Design, and has established herself as an important and internationally recognized designer with over two decades as the President and Designer of SHANI Collection. She has won many prestigious design awards for her well executed vision of “Wearable Art”. Over the years, she has dressed various celebrities, news anchors, Broadway stars, television personalities and developed numerous wardrobes for both film and TV and as a teacher within the Designer Critic Program at FIT, Shani works closely at developing up and coming talent. Shani designs for the modern woman, celebrating her multi-faceted lifestyle that allows her to be both feminine and strong.

Shani

To know Shani is to know that she is a girl’s girl, so it’s only logical that her designs are about feeling free and comfortable in your skin. Shani’s designs are like the perfect little black dress –something every woman needs in her wardrobe that she can always count on to let her look her best. Her dresses are available at www.shanicollection.com. Please follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/shanidress.official.

To bid on Shani’s and the other artist were highlighting read more tomorrow.

On February 15, The Ellen Hermanson Foundation awarded $363,000 in grants to further its mission of assisting people being treated for breast cancer. The funding advances the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where no patients are turned away for lack of insurance, as well as its local satellite locations and Ellen’s Well, a psychosocial support program for patients. Grants were also awarded to members of The Ellen Hermanson Foundation Community Partnership to support bilingual outreach, social support, and breast care education for women without ready access to health care.

This year, funds raised will go toward acquiring a cutting-edge tomosynthesis mammography machine at the center, providing breast screenings and diagnostic procedures, allocating Ellen’s Well micro-grants for transportation and social services, supporting the Phillips Family Cancer Care Summit and paying a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a nurse practitioner, and an oncology nurse patient navigator at Ellen’s Well.

For more information visit ellenhermanson.org.

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Summer Streets Returns

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Summer Streets is returning the last weekend of July (27th) and the four Saturdays of August (3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th). Summer Streets is where miles of NYC across the five boroughs are closed off to cars.

This year, the DOT is expanding the program’s hours to 7 am to 3 pm (previously 7 am to 1 pm). During the hours that the streets are closed exciting programming and activities take place along the designated routes, such as dance and musical performances, fitness classes, and interactive workshops.

The 2024 NYC Summer Streets schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 27:

  • Queens: Vernon Boulevard between 44 Drive and 30 Road
  • Staten Island: Broadway between Richmond Terrace and Clove Road

Saturday, August 3, 10, & 17:

  • Brooklyn Bridge to West 125 Street
  • Lafayette Street and Park Avenue between Brooklyn Bridge and East 109 Street
  • East 109 Street between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue
  • 5th Avenue between East 109 Street and Central Park North
  • Central Park North between 5th Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard
  • Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard between Central Park North and West 125 Street

Saturday, August 24:

  • Brooklyn: Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Buffalo Avenue
  • The Bronx: Grand Concourse between East Tremont Avenue and Mosholu Parkway
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Understanding And Loving Zero-In by Root Brand

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Zero-In is a dietary supplement developed by Root Brand, designed to enhance mental clarity, focus, and overall cognitive function and let me tell you it works. I was having a very hard time focusing in and waking up. I felt like I was dragging all day long. Zero-In support the body’s natural ability to manage stress and improve energy levels. Root Brand, is known for its commitment to natural and holistic health solutions, leverages science-backed ingredients to create products that promote well-being from within.

Zero-In combines several potent ingredients, each chosen for its unique benefits and synergistic effects. Here are some of the primary components:

N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine: This is a more bioavailable form of the amino acid L-tyrosine, which is a precursor to neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Benefits: Enhances mental performance, improves mood, and helps manage stress by supporting neurotransmitter production.

Caffeine Anhydrous: A dehydrated form of caffeine that provides a concentrated source of this well-known stimulant.

Benefits: Increases alertness, reduces fatigue, and can enhance physical performance. When used in moderation, it helps boost energy levels and focus.

Velvet Bean (Mucuna Pruriens) Extract: A tropical legume known for its high levels of L-Dopa, a direct precursor to dopamine.

Benefits: Enhances mood, supports healthy dopamine levels, and promotes overall brain health. It is also known for its adaptogenic properties, helping the body cope with stress.

Piperine (from Black Pepper Extract): A natural compound that enhances the bioavailability of other nutrients.

Benefits: Increases the absorption and effectiveness of the other ingredients in Zero-In, ensuring that the body can utilize them more efficiently.

Curcumin (from Turmeric Extract): The active component of turmeric, known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Benefits: Supports cognitive function, reduces inflammation, and protects against oxidative stress.

Zero-In is designed to provide a comprehensive boost to cognitive and physical performance through a combination of natural ingredients. Here are some of the holistic benefits users may experience:

  1. Enhanced Mental Clarity and Focus: The synergistic effects of N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine and caffeine anhydrous help improve concentration and mental acuity, making it easier to stay focused on tasks.
  2. Improved Mood and Stress Management: Velvet Bean extract supports dopamine production, which can enhance mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. This is crucial for maintaining mental health and emotional balance.
  3. Increased Energy Levels: The combination of caffeine and other energizing ingredients provides a natural boost in energy without the jitters or crashes associated with other stimulants.
  4. Better Absorption and Effectiveness: Piperine ensures that the body can absorb and utilize the ingredients in Zero-In more effectively, maximizing their benefits.
  5. Anti-inflammatory and Antioxidant Support: Curcumin offers anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, protecting the brain and body from oxidative stress and inflammation, which are linked to various chronic conditions.

Zero-In is designed for daily use, typically taken in the morning to kickstart the day with enhanced focus and energy. As with any supplement, it is essential to follow the recommended dosage instructions and consult with a healthcare provider before starting, especially for those with underlying health conditions or who are pregnant or nursing.

Zero-In by Root Brand offers a holistic approach to enhancing cognitive function and overall well-being. By combining natural, science-backed ingredients, it supports mental clarity, mood, energy, and stress management, making it a valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle. Whether you are looking to improve focus at work, manage stress more effectively, or boost your overall energy levels, Zero-In provides a balanced and natural solution.

I highly recommend this product. To order click here https://therootbrands.com/Suzkismet

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