Category Archives: Nursing

Allied Health Careers Night

Are you interested in a career in the allied health professions? Whether you are just starting to think about the possibilities or are more seriously considering a particular field, come check out Allied Health Career Night.PowerPoint Presentation


Nurse Extern Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

10 Weeks of Experience to Enhance Your Future: May 13  – Aug. 5, 2011

At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, nurses have a rare opportunity to be instrumental in caring for the entire family in a dynamic and ever-growing setting. That’s what it means when you share our mission to provide expert medical and nursing care to children.

Today, the nation’s first pediatric hospital invites you, the student, to become part of our professional family. If you’d like us to enhance your future through the continuous learning our Hospital fosters, consider enrolling in our exciting 10-week Nurse Extern Program. The 2011 program runs May 31 – Aug. 5, 2011.

As a member of our Nurse Extern Program, you can experience our innovative thinking, practice models, and unique resources firsthand… and establish a foundation for clinical excellence.

Our 10 week program  provides a valuable practical experience which enables you to:

*Refine your nursing skills
*Get acquainted with the clinical setting
*Apply academic knowledge to practice
*Work with a preceptor for 10 weeks
*Participate in weekly seminars on a variety of topics
*Schedule observational experiences in a selected unit

If you are a nursing student who has completed your junior year, are a rising senior in September 2011 and are currently enrolled in an NLM-accredited program, assignments are available in General Med/Surg, Critical Care, Research, Perioperative Complex and Care Network.

The application period begins Wednesday, Dec. 1. Applications are due by Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011; interview days are Friday, March 4 and Friday, March 18.

RealJobs: Charon Garvin Wallace, Nurse

Charon Garvin Wallace’s work day on Monday night, February 8, 2010.

Monday night was busy. Bad weather brings lots of cardiac patients experiencing chest pain and/or shortness of breath. These admissions require detailed assessments and quick thinking on your toes.  I cared for a total of 5 patients 2 of which were admissions.  I prepped 1 patient for the cardiac cath lab scheduled for the am.
This entails filling out a report sheet with the patients history and morning labs focusing on Pt/INR and cardiac enzyme Troponin.

This night was uneventful and as usual I pride myself on getting out on time.

I owe that to my clinical training at BC and the 5 years I spent working at Mass General after graduation!

Till next time…..

Nursing Career Fair 2009

Nursing Career Fair 2009
co-hosted by the Career Center & the Connell School of Nursing

The Boston College Career Center and the Connell School of Nursing are pleased to participate in the Sixth annual East Coast Nursing Consortium Career Days:

When: Monday, December 7, 2009 from 11:00-2:00pm

Where: Heights Room in Corcoran Commons

“World Briefing: Telling the Malaria Story” Contest

Enter the “World Briefing: Telling the Malaria Story” contest, sponsored by Novartis and Malaria No More, a non-governmental organization committed to ending malaria deaths in Africa.

Malaria is a highly preventable and treatable disease – yet each year, malaria infects nearly 300 million people and kills nearly one million, mostly children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa. Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria. But with awareness and the right tools, like insecticide-treated nets and medication, malaria deaths and suffering can be reduced.

To encourage future leaders to think about malaria and inform their peers about the disease, we’re asking undergraduate university students in the U.S. to develop a 500 word-or-less personal statement and 140 character-or-less Twitter entry (“Tweet”) focused on why it’s important to keep neglected diseases like malaria in the news.

The winning student will take a trip to Nairobi, Kenya with Novartis, where he/she will report/blog live from the global Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Pan-African Malaria Conference from November 2-6, 2009.  This is an outstanding opportunity to meet African and international journalists covering global health issues, and attend presentations led by top malaria researchers.  For a meaningful on-the-ground experience, the student will also travel to local clinics, meet healthcare workers, and speak to patients, which will open his or her eyes to vital malaria and control efforts.  While in Africa, the student will be asked to write about this experience and blog live, giving him/her the chance to post insights on and Twitter—learning and reporting in real-time.

For more information and full guidelines, please visit: The contest is open for entries from Monday, July 13 through Friday, September 4, 2009.


Dermatology Nurses’ Association’s Summer Meeting

DNA’s 5th Annual Summer Meeting
On the Pathway to Change

July 31 – August 2, 2009
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

The goals of the 5th Annual Summer Meeting are to

  1. Promote awareness and involvement in volunteer activities
  2. Utilize knowledge gained about dermatology diseases and disorders to increase the quality of care patient’s receive
  3. provide networking opportunities to enhance professional growth

The variety of concurrent sessions being offered during the Summer Meeting provides a number of hot topics sure to meet the needs of many nurses working in dermatology. Check out these programs!

  • Angiogenesis Therapy and Skin Cancer
  • Complex Medical Issues in High Risk Dermatology Patients and Related Innovative Therapies
  • Infectious Disease in the General Dermatology Setting
  • Immunological Skin Diseases / Multidisciplinary Disease Approach
  • Dermatology Emergencies
  • Systemic Manifestations & Pharmacological Interventions
  • Ethnic Skin
  • What’s New in Phototherapy
  • Common Pediatric Dermatological Complaints and Related Management Strategies
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Hair Disorders

To learn more or register, please visit the Dermatology Nurses’ Association page.


Nursing Panel Discussion

Come  hear professional nurses talk about their career paths, advice, and more!  Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 6pm.