"Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill" - Sara Moss-Wolfe
Nobility, thy name is Nursing Care, comfort, and compassion are traits sacrosanct to the nursing profession, just as dedication and patience are its greatest virtues. It might seem implausible to visualize these attributes in ordinary mortals, yet there are millions with a willing heart. A lady who has left her foot prints on the sands of time, and needs no introduction - Florence Nightingale, known as the 'Lady with the Lamp', is a beacon to the nursing clan. She is known for her exemplary service during the Crimean war, which won her a place of pride in the annals of nursing history.
The Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) is a neutral, non-profit organization that deals with immigration formalities for nurses and is internationally recognized for its authority on education, registration, licensure of nurses and other health care professionals. CGFNS protects the public by ensuring that nurses and other healthcare professionals educated in countries other than the United States are eligible and qualified to meet licensure, immigration and other practice requirements in the United States.
CGFNS offers two important training programmes to impart the necessary skills and competency required for nurses to obtain registration / licensure as a nurse in the United States.
The PDA or 'Personal Digital Assistant' is a small, handheld computer that can synchronize data with larger computers. Personal Digital Assistants ( also called Hand held computers, Palms or PDA's) are a valuable and under utilised tool that can be of immense benefit to nurses. However at present there is a trend in US for nurses to use PDA to decrease prescription errors. PDA's are useful tool to carry in pockets. It is like carrying a lightweight 200 gms encyclopedia of knowledge with you all the time. It works as a ready reference reckoner for any doubt that may arise during patient care.