Holiday SPECIAL : 18 inch Nurse Doll, 2 FREE Books & 1 FREE DVD

          The Story Behind THE NURSE DOLLS I am a mother of three children. Each time I left for work in my white coat and scrubs, my children would ask, “Are you a doctor or a dentist?” I would respond, “I am a Nurse.” They would ask, “What is a Nurse?” I could not find any toys on store shelves or online in 2009 to educate my children about Nursing and health topics. So, I decided start a product line with books, DVD’s and dolls to educate children about Nursing. My goal is to inspire children to become a future, student, and eventually a Professional Career Nurse. Explaining the ins and outs of my profession to my children inspired me to write my first two children’s books, N is for Nurse, and Wash Your Hands, from the Adventures of Nurse Nicole series. True to life, my books describe a mothers’ explanation of Nursing to her three children. In addition to the books, I also created an animated DVD explaining how nurses and mom’s outsmart germs, entitled, “The Battle of the Germs“. As a mom and a Nurse, my #1 job is to protect my children from the illnesses germs can cause. Hand Washing is the #1 way to fight off Germs!! The NURSE DOLLS are 18 inch dolls. The Nurse Dolls are a unique, creative and career oriented doll line, which is sure to have a positive future impact on the current Nursing shortage in the United States. As a Nurse educator, I feel a calling to better educate our youth about healthcare issue’s and invite young children to pursue the profession of Nursing. With their beautiful craftsmanship...

November: National Diabetes Month

          November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes, often referred to by healthcare professionals as Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Mellitus describes a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either due to poor insulin production, or because the body’s cells don’t properly respond to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience frequent urination (polyuria), they will become increasingly thirsty and hungry. There are 3 types of Diabetes: Type 1 Often referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes, the body does not produce insulin. People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years. Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels with regular blood tests and following a special diet. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1. Type 1 diabetes is not as common as type 2 diabetes. Patients with type 1 are treated with regular insulin injections, as well as a special diet and exercise. Type 2 Type 2 Diabetes can be one of the most troubling forms of the disease because many times its onset is due to being overweight, physically inactive and eating the wrong foods. Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are type 2. Overweight and obese people have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those with a healthy body weight. People with a lot of belly fat, or abdominal obesity, are especially at risk. Being overweight/obese causes the body to release chemicals that can destabilize...

Happy Veterans Day

  “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” –President Woodrow Wilson Nov 11 1918   I am proud to be a Veteran of The United States Army. Not many people understand the discipline and self sacrifice required to serve in the military. As an educator I often ask questions to gain a better understanding of what motivates people to think the way they do. Today I decided to ask this question of random people that I encountered while running my errands “Why is it important to celebrate Veterans day?” The responses ranged from offended looks to the standard answer of “because the people that died for our freedom deserve recognition”. As a result of this experience, something very important occurred to me; many civilians that have not served in the military have no idea about the origins of Veterans Day or why we should celebrate it. Nothing to fear, Nurse educator Nicole is here. On any given day I wear a number of hats. I am a mom, daughter, sister, Nurse, educator, entrepreneur, and an Army Veteran.  Today I’m putting on my Veteran and educator hat. Answers to commonly asked Veterans day questions are listed below. Knowing these answers will make you a more informed citizen. My hope is that...

Nursing Success EXPO 2015 WAS AWESOME!!

The Nursing Success EXPO 2015 was an awesome event! Nearly 300 attendees, 10 employers, 15 schools of nursing and 15+ vendors. The Nurses enjoyed the 2 FREE CEUs & Future/Student Nurses enjoyed 2 FREE NCLEX classes! Nurses, students & future nurses were interviewed and offered jobs during the event. Plans for NURSING SUCCESS EXPO 2016 are on the way!! Nursing Success EXPO 2015 – Richmond, VA –  November 21st from 8-5pm. Your 1 stop shop for nursing education and nursing employment in Richmond & Central VA. On the spot interviews will be available. Please bring your resume. RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s & NA’s, nursing students and future nurses are welcomed. Free CEU’s will be offered during event. Giveaways, Door prizes, The Nurse Dolls and so much more!!! KEYNOTE SPEAKER: SENATOR Rosalyn Dance, RN SPONSORS: Vibra Hospital, VA Hospital, iHeart Radio, Infusionsoft & The Nurse Dolls. Employers: Vibra Hospital, VA Hospital,  Laurels of Bon Air, MEDIKO, Capital Area Health Education Center, Henrico County Public Schools, Humana & much more…… Colleges & Schools: Bryant & Stratton, University of Tennessee,  Old Dominion University, Norfolk State University, Chamberlin College, Averett University, Western Governors University, Walden University, Centura College, Kaplan College, Red Cross CNA School, Virginia School for Nurse Aids, Fortis College, Medical H.A.T.S., Bryant & Stratton & More…. Vendors: Airborne, Mary Kay, Breckenridge Chiropractic, Center for Veins, Professional Pride Nursing T-Shirts, Foxy Badge Reels, Real Time Pain  Relief, Traci Lynn Jewelry, New York Life, Primerica, Capital Area Health Education Center, Center for Vein, Joan Wilson – The Corner Woman, Che & Trevor – Peak Performers, Dekesha Chambliss-Wilson, Pampered Chef, Thirty One, Builder Health Insurance, Common Sense Germs & many more… RADIO VENDORS (Outside) 106.5 The Beat...

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