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									 February 25, 2008
   bruary                     Vol. 9 Issue 8
                              Vol.                          Information for Oklahoma Nursing & Health Care Professionals                           
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 Choosing to Lead: Visiting Scholar                                                                                              Therapeutic
 speaks on nursing leadership
 by Elissa Crocker, RN, BSN
 Staff Writer
                                                                                                                                             by Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal
      Most people are familiar

 with the axiom to “lead, follow,
 or get out of the way.”
 However, Beverly Malone, CEO
 of the National League for                                                                                                            f you had asked me prior to yesterday I might
 Nursing (NLN), has a different                                                                                                        have told you that I was always completely above
 philosophy of nursing                                                                                                                 board with my patients. I would have said, and
 leadership.                                                                                                                           believed it, that I was always honest with them,
      “The question is not, ‘Will                                                                                        that I said what I meant and meant what I said. Yesterday,
 you lead?’” she said. “The                                                                                              with a nudge from my patient, I came to realize that it is so
 defining line is at what level                                                                                          not so. I am a shameless, bald-faced manipulator at times.
 in the system you will choose                                                                                               I was assigned to a patient who had a procedure which
 to lead.”                                                                                                               would result in a fair amount of pain for him when he first
      As the 2008 Frances and                                                                                            began to get up and move around. There was no avoiding it.
 Earl Ziegler Visiting Scholar at                                                                                        There was also no avoiding the fact that today was the day.
 OU College of Nursing, Malone                                                                                           He had to do it. We both knew that it was going to be a
 addressed a variety of hot                                                                                              pretty hard job and not much fun. Any fun.
 topics at the fourth annual                                                                                                 He expressed some reluctance. I said,
 conference entitled, “Leadership                                                                                        "Well, let’s not worry about
 the Cornerstone of Nursing.”                                                                                            it just yet. Instead, why
      The two-day event was                                                                                              don’t you show me what L a u g h i n g
 attended by nurses, student                                                                                             you can do with your with
                                                                                                                         incentive spirometer." He
                                                                                                                         was all for that. And Elizabeth
 nurses, faculty members and
 staff, as well invited guests
 from around the state –                                                                                                 justifiably proud of his
 including two nurses (out of a                                                                     by           ock
                                                                                              Photo by Elissa Cr ocker   deep breathing skills.
 group of four) from the Kurd          Bever ly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, CEO of the National League ffor Nursing,
                                       Beverl Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN                                       sing,
                                                                                   National League or Nursing                The morning flew by, as
 region in Iraq who are                            Fr            Earl Zieg              holar,    o-day
                                                                                     Scholar two-da ev
                                    was the 2008 Fr ances and Ear l Ziegler Visiting Scholar, a two-day event            mornings tend to do, and at last
 currently in the US as             sponsored by the OU College of Nursing.
                                    sponsored by          Colleg         sing.
                                                                     Nursing                                             all the chores and meds and
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                                                                                                                               Elizabeth Pa

Integris Heart Hospital
nurse wins lease on new car
    More than 150 Integris Health employees and friends gathered at the
annual Employee Referral Program Luncheon to cheer on those ERP
participants who were eligible to win the grand prize, a two-year lease on
a new Dodge Nitro.
    Stopping by the luncheon to visit coworkers before arriving for her
night shift was merely an item to cross off Erin Stewart’s to-do list. But the
registered nurse for Integris Heart Hospital at Baptist Medical Center was
                                                                           See Win, Page 5

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                                                                                              celebr ation to thank Erin ffor her hard wor k and dedication.
   Presorted Standard
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                                                   her bottom lip. Top lip, bottom lip,        Not only had I apparently been
         Elizabeth                                 top lip, bottom lip.
                                                         It was one of those things you
                                                                                               embarrassing myself for months, but
                                                                                               my SNORING was so well known I
         Continued from Page 1
         Continued from Pa                         notice about someone you love which,        was a big joke with the patients. Not
                                                   once you have noticed it, becomes just      much more you can hope for than
                                                   . . . horrible.                             that, is there? Yee-haw!
         charting was done. There was only               It becomes like scratching mosquito        If you ask me, putting your tongue
         one job left and we both knew what        bites, or picking a scab. You don’t         to your top lip and then your bottom
         it was. I pre-medicated for pain and      want to, but you just can’t not – you       lip repeatedly is much less annoying
         said that I would be back in a little     kind of look for opportunities to see       than SNORING WHEN YOU START
         while. When I judged that enough          if it will happen again – "Mom, can         IVS!!! I can’t believe I told you that.
         time had passed I went back into his      you thread this needle?" Top lip,                So now, suddenly, not only do I
         room. He was using his spirometer         bottom lip.                                 snore inappropriately (as opposed to
         again.                                          Being the perfect person that I       the appropriate snoring which keeps
             "Wow!" I enthused using my deluxe     think myself to be, I was pretty sure       my poor husband awake intermittently
         edition Mary Poppins voice, "you are      that I did not have any annoying            all night, every night), but I am a
         doing a great job on that spirometer.     little mannerisms like that. I have even    manipulator too! Juuuuust peachy.
         In fact, I think I should take you        asked the children what I do that                Any little raggedy scrap of self-
         around to my other patients so that       annoys them. "Uhh. Nothing. Really. I       esteem I might have had left is
         you can show them how it’s done.          have to go now, umm, homework you           fluttering in the harsh wind of reality,
         You are such a hard worker and so         know."                                      ready to be swept away at anytime
         committed to your recovery that I bet           So, I thought I was in the clear in   now.
         you are going to do a great job getting   the annoying habit department. Then              On the up side, my patient did
         up to the chair for the first time. Are   I went to work at a chemotherapy            get out of bed. And he did a super
         you ready to give it a try?"              clinic and had to start many, many          duper job!
             He looked at me sternly. "Humph!      IVs each day.
         You are just buttering me up so I               One day I was looking at a
         won’t argue with you about getting        patient’s very delicate little veins, for
         out of bed."                              a long, long time, trying to decide
             What? Me? Why, yes. That is           which one I would probably miss first
         exactly what I had been doing and I       when I noticed a funny noise. I did
         seriously had no idea I was doing it      not let go of the patient’s arm. I did
         while it was going on. Kind of like       not look up. I asked, "Suzy, was I just
         the snoring.                              snoring?"
             When I was a kid and my mother              "Yes you were. You snore every
         was working with us on some project       time you start my IV. It’s a big joke
         which required concentration, I would     with all of us. But we all think it’s           Elizabeth Bussey Sowdal is a practicing
         stare at her mesmerized as she touched    kind of cute."                              RN and freelance writer. She lives in
         her tongue to her top lip and then              Great. Juuuust, absolutely, great.    Oklahoma City.
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                                                                                                            Association and the American Nursing            individually determined coping strategies.
                                                           Lead                                             Association. And simply sending a short
                                                                                                            email to representatives at the state and
                                                                                                                                                            Another type is “imposed stress.”
                                                                                                                                                                 “Someone has the audacity to give it
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                                                           Continued from Pa                                national levels expressing an opinion on        to you,” Malone said. “And you have
                                                                                                            pending legislation and policy issues that      the stupidity to accept it.”
      Published each Monday                                                                                 affect the delivery of patient care can be           She said before accepting the
     by Metro Publishing, L.L.C.                                                                            effective, while requiring minimal effort.      situation, examine it from all angles in
    Locally Owned and Operated                                                                                   A second area is collaboration, a topic    order to properly assign ownership - if
                                                                                                            she said some nurses confuse with               it isn’t yours, give it back. A third type
                  Publisher                                participants in OUCN’s international             occupying another person’s shoes. But           of stress is chosen.
              Steven R. Eldridge                           program.                                         the heart and art of collaboration is clearly        Explaining that during one period                             A seasoned leader, Malone has               understanding one another’s values in           of her career, she maintained an active
                   Editor                                  experience in both the national and              order to build a bridge to work with            practice as a clinical psychologist, Malone
               Crystal Beshear                             international arenas. A two-term president       one another. At the same time, she noted        said one client accepted the first two                        of the American Nurses Association, she          that collaborative endeavors can be             levels of stress, but the third proved more
              News Consultant                              was appointed to the World Health                draining.                                       difficult.
 Dr. Linda Mundorff (Rener) MPH, MSN, ND, RN, NC           Assembly by former President Clinton.                 “I believe in collapsible bridges,”             “A big black cloud came out of the
                                                                In addition, she served as the senior       Malone said. “We can roll it out, and we        east and hovered over me,” her client
                       W riter s                           advisor to the Department of Health and          can roll it back in.”                           had said. “And when the cloud left, I
                  James Coburn                             Human Services’ assistant secretary of                And because leadership can be taxing,      was married to him.”
                  Elissa Crocker                           health on legislative priorities – the highest   she said nurses must find ways to re-                An anecdote that was appreciated
                     Mike Lee                              position held by any nurse in the US             energize – a method of inspiration she          by the audience, it underscored the fact
                Lorinda Schrammel                          government.                                      relies upon is gospel music.                    that individuals must take responsibility
                  Marty Mitchell                                On an international level, Malone
                     Lea Terry
                                                                                                                 “You need to know what does this           for their choices.
                                                           was the first American to lead the Royal         for you,” she said. “And then be good to             And while Malone had many words
                  Vickie Jenkins
                                                           College of Nursing in the United                 yourself and do it.”                            of encouragement for nurses, she said
                                                           Kingdom — representing almost 400,000                 A third area that leaders need to          her current position at the NLN allowed
             Boar d of Commentar y                         nurses. Holding that position for six years,     cultivate is competency – a factor she          her to advocate for the most under-rated,
                   Martha Collar                           she was also an advisor on health policy         said is the long term result of experience,     over-shadowed professionals in health care
                  Eileen Doherty                           to former English Prime Minister Tony            perseverance, and desire.                       - nurses.
                Mary Jo Fay, RN, MS                        Blair.                                                Conversely, Malone spoke about three            “Nurses are national and international
                   Colleen Folsch                               During the Visiting Scholar                 levels of stress that can be stumbling          treasures – a gift to humanity,” she said.
                  Virginia Gillispie                       conference, several OUCN faculty                 blocks. Prefacing her comments, Malone          “If we closed the doors there would be
                    Vicki Jenkins                          members, including Carol Mannahan,               said, “I may be delayed, but not defeated.”     so much power in here, the building
                Angela Lash, RN, CM                        Patricia Dolphin and Beverly Bowers,                  The first is “inevitable stress” – those   would be shaking.
  Dr. Linda Mundorff (Rener) RN, MPH, MSN, ND              stepped up to the leadership plate to            every day situations inherent in the                 “The real question is when you leave
               Carol Shenold, RN, CIC                      introduce and moderate sessions, due to          human condition, such as illness, aging,        here, what are you going to do with it?
                Sherry L. Ray, CPCC
                                                           the illness of Dean Carole Kenner.               death, and family issues. Inevitable stress     The future is ours, and we have an
            Deresa Claybrook, MS, RHIT
          Vicki Mayfield, M.Ed., RN, LMFT
                                                                At the Honor the Nurse Luncheon             is an inescapable fact of life that requires    opportunity to make a difference.”
                                                           held at the Petroleum Club on February
           Classified Ad v er tising                       20th, 2008, Mannahan passed on
                 Annette Deckard                           comments from Dean Kenner that                     succinctly summarized Malone’s
            Ad Ser vices Mana g er
                           Manag                           characteristics as a leader.
                    Lisa Ngo                                    “Beverly is an all inclusive leader,”                    Kenner had said. “She uses the word
                                                           ‘colleague’ and means it sincerely with
             Accounts Coordinator                          many groups of people. Collaboration,
                Gaye Hannan, LPN                           political advocacy, and leadership are what                    she breathes and who she is.”
                                                                Addressing a few of the many facets
Direct Mailed and distributed to a readership of           of leadership, Malone said on its most
more than 42,000 LPNs, RNs, Administrators                 basic level, it typically involves a primary
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         our brother and friend                            political advocacy on issues that affect
       Randall (Randy) I. Eldridge                         the delivery of patient care. Stressing
       Phone (405) 631-5100                                that political advocacy doesn’t require
                                                           joining a political campaign, she said
        Fax (405) 631-5103                                 nurses can make their voices known in
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                                                                                                                                                    Washington facilitates the teaching
           CAREER OPTIONS IN NURSING                                                                                                           of clinicals by taking the students to a
                                                                                                                                               nursing home for practical experience.
                                                                                                                                                    Guthrie Job Corps is affiliated with
                                                                                                                                               all of the Grace Living Centers in the
           Health Occupations Clinical Instructor                                                                                              Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
                                                                                                                                                    "We're with a lot of other nursing
                                                    by James Coburn, Staff Writer                                                              homes, we have agreements with them,
                                                                                                                                               but Grace is my favorite," Washington
                                                                                                         them the tools they need to                Graduates are placed in the work

C           ertified nurse aides may be
            the eyes of the nurse. Much
            of the success of caring for
long-term nursing home resident
                                                                                                         become successful in the work
                                                                                                         force," Washington said.
                                                                                                              Washington, a licensed
                                                                                                         practical nurse since 2000, earned
                                                                                                         her LPN training at Meridian
                                                                                                                                               field by agreement to work with
                                                                                                                                               nursing homes for eight to 12 weeks
                                                                                                                                               after completing their CNA tests. "To
                                                                                                                                               try top get their feet wet -- to try to
                                                                                                                                               get some experience -- the company is
depends on the caring, alert and human                                                                   Technology in Stillwater and has      actually paying them," she added. "But
touch of the CNA.                                                                                        been with Guthrie Job Corps for       they have to sign an agreement with
     "Their job is so important," said                                                                   nearly four years. She was a          us.
Suzie Washington, a health occupations                                                                   single 31-year-old mom when LPN            “We transport them, but they agree
clinical instructor at the Guthrie Job                                                                   school beckoned.                      to perform evaluations for feedback and
Corps Center.                                                                                                 "I'm getting ready to go back    to let us know what we need to improve
     "It's from changing diapers,                                                                        for my RN," she said.                 on."
showering, bathing, feeding -- anything                                                                       At Job Corps, Washington is           There's never a shortage of jobs
that's helping them dress -- helping                                                                     responsible for the training of       for CNAs, Washington said. She said
them with oral care. Anything that the                                                                   certified nurse aides.                retention of CNAs on the job has been
residents can't do for themselves, their                                                                      The CNA course is comprised      more problematic than finding them
job is to help with that."                                                                               of three categories for               jobs.
     Job Corps provides an opportunity                                                                   Washington's 11 students. Eighty           "The ones that are truly there to
for "at promise" young people to earn                                                                    slots are available for the CNA       help the patients, those are the ones
their high school diploma or equivalent                                                                  program at Guthrie between            that I admire because they can make a
while earning one of 11 trades. Job                                                                      theory, skills and clinicals.         difference."
Corps assists it's clients in finding job                                                                     Federal regulations require           Washington said CNAs have what
placement.                                                                            by James Cobur
                                                                                Photo by James Cobur n   CNAs to have 75 hours of              may be the most important job in a
     "They follow them for a year to        Suzie Washington helps pr epar e CNAs ffor the r eal instructional training with 16
                                                                      prepare CNAs or           real                                           nursing home because nurses do not
help them become successful by giving        orld          nur
                                                            ursing        care
                                            wor ld task of nur sing home car e.                          hours of clinical studies. "Ours is   necessarily have physical contact with
                                                                                                         much more extended than that,"        their patients each day unless their is
                                                                                                Washington said. Students must compete         a routine treatment.
                                                                                                book work based on studying six weeks               The CNAs come into contact with
                                                                                                of theory.                                     every patients and can alert nurses to
                                                                                                       "And then we have a skills lab          any slight physical change in resident's
                                                                                                where it's actually hands-on (experience)      health.
                                                                                                on dummies and other students in the                "They're our first line of defense
                                                                                                skills lab," she continued.                    with the patient," she said. "You feel
                                                                                                       "That's another five to six weeks,      good that you've helped somebody that
                                                                                                and they have to complete 32 hours of          day."

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Win                                        iPod; Stacie Richards, ICU 601 – 30-
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                                           certificate to Errand Solutions             The Oklahoma City Blazers have          the three games.
shocked when she opened her political      Concierge Services; Linda Helphrey,     designated their home games March 1             Autographed Blazer’s memorabilia
placard, revealing she was the winner      Jim Thorpe – PACER Fitness              and March 15 as “Children’s Miracle         and 10 tickets for a suite at a Blazer’s
of the car.                                Membership; and Mary James, Staffing    Network Night with the Blazers.”            game will also be raffled off during
    “A new car was not on my list of       Coordinator at Southwest Medical            Ticket vouchers for each game will      the games. The suite tickets will only
things to pick up today!” Erin             Center – $1000 of free gas.             be given away at participating Wal-         be raffled off at the games held on
exclaimed. “I came in support of the            “Our Employee Referral Program     Mart stores. For each voucher redeemed,     February 9th and March 1st.
Integris Employee Referral Program.”       is in its seventh year and our          a dollar will be given to Children’s            For more information about the
    A vehicle with plenty of room for      employees have recruited over 3,000     Miracle Network. Fans can also purchase     “Children’s Miracle Network Night with
family and storage, the Dodge Nitro        professionals to join our team,” said   Children’s Miracle Network T-shirts,        the Blazer’s” event, please call Jeff Chill
will be a perfect replacement for the      Jason Eliot, system director of human   calendars and other products during         at 405/822-1034.
minivan the Stewart’s were used to         resources and master of ceremonies at
driving. Now Erin, her husband Jeff,
and children Kathryn and Jacob can
drive comfortably and arrive in style.
                                           the luncheon. For more information,
                                           visit                       Question of the Week
    “Receiving the initial $1,000 for
referring a new employee was a huge
                                                                                            What do you think of Google
blessing to our family,” Erin explained.
“But I never imagined our family
                                                                                       storing patient medical records online?
                                                                                         According to a recent release, Google will now begin storing the medical
would be blessed twice! Not only has                                                records of a few thousand people in order to test a proposed health service they
Integris Health been a wonderful place                                              plan to offer.
for me to work, but it’s also an                                                         The pilot will involve 1,500 to 10,000 patients who volunteered to an electronic
excellent supporter of my family and                                                transfer of their personal health records so they can be retrieved via password
many other employees and families                                                   through Google’s new service, which won’t be open to the general public. While
across the state.”                                                                  this will allow patients easy access to their records, critics are stressing that the
    Erin wasn’t the only winner of                                                  program is not covered by HIPPA and the information could make it easier for
the day. Other prizes awarded included                                              the government or other legal adversary to obtain the information, as well as also
a plasma television, digital camera,                                                be used for marketing purposes.
iPod, monthly massages, concierge                                                        How do you feel about patient records being stored online? Would this be
services, a fitness membership and a                                                something in which you would participate? Do you feel there is an ethical
$1,000 gas card.                                                                    component that is being violated or is the issue simply being blown out of
    Receiving the extraordinary                                                     proportion?
rewards were Edward Kromer, 7E                                                           Oklahoma’s Nursing Times would like to know your thoughts. Please email
General Surgery – Plasma TV; Malissa                                                your response, along with your name, nursing credentials, city, and contact
Johnson, 8W ICU – Digital Camera;                                                   information to or fax it to 405-631-5103.
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                                                                                          the State
Mercy Health names                                                                     OU Med Center granted
Burner 2008 Chief of Staff                                                             three year teaching approval
    Steven Burner, M.D., a family                                                          The cancer department at OU                      Access to cancer-related
medicine physician, has been named                                                    Medical Center was recently granted a        information, education and support
Mercy Chief of Staff for 2008.                                                        Three-Year Approval for a Teaching                   A cancer registry that collects
    Dr. Burner completed his medical                                                  Hospital Cancer Program with                 data on type and stage of cancers and
degree at The University of Oklahoma                                                  Commendation by the Commission on            treatment results and offers lifelong
College of Medicine. Before becoming                                                  Cancer (CoC) of the American College         patient follow-up
board certified, he performed a                                                       of Surgeons.                                          Ongoing monitoring and
residency and internship at The                                                            OU Medical Center received the          improvement of care
University of Oklahoma Health                                                         three-year approval with commendation               Quality care close to home
Sciences Center. Dr. Burner has been                                                  following an on-site evaluation by a             Cancer patient data are reported by
a physician at Mercy Health Northwest                                                 physician surveyor during which the          each CoC-approved cancer program to
Family clinic since 1995, and has been
a member of the medical staff at Mercy                                                hospital demonstrated a commendation         the CoC’s National Cancer Data Base
Health Center since 1982.                                                             level of compliance with one or more         (NCDB, a joint CoC/American Cancer
    Dr. Burner, a fellow of American                                                  standards that represent the full scope      Society program).
Academy of Family Physicians, has also                                                of cancer program (cancer committee              The NCDB currently contains patient
been a member of the American                                                         leadership, cancer data management,          demographics, tumor characteristics and
Medical Association, Oklahoma State                                                   clinical services, research, community       treatment/outcome information for more
Medical Association, Oklahoma                                                         education and quality improvement).          than 18 million cancer patients diagnosed
Academy of Family Physicians,                                                              The Approvals Program, a                between 1985 and 2004.
Oklahoma County Medical Association                                                   component of the CoC, sets quality-of-           The data is used regularly to
and Oklahoma Foundation for Medical                                                   care standards for cancer programs and       monitor and improve the quality of care
                                                    Steven Bur ner, M.D.
                                                    Stev Burner M.D.
Quality. Dr. Burner is a clinical                                                     reviews the programs to ensure they          delivered at CoC programs.
associate professor in the Department    Health System. Magnet-designated             confirm to those standards.                      The American Center Society (ACS)
of Family Medicine at The University     facilities: report higher patient                 Approval by the CoC is given only       estimates that more than 1.4 million
of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.      satisfaction rates, deliver better patient   to those facilities that have voluntarily    cases of cancer will be diagnosed in
    Mercy Health Center, the first       outcomes, provide more nursing care          committed to providing the highest level     2008. Currently under 25 percent of the
Magnet hospital in Oklahoma, is a        at the bedside of patients and               of quality cancer care and that undergo      hospitals across the US and Puerto Rico
member of Mercy Health System of         consistently outperform non-magnet           a rigorous evaluation process and review     are CoC-approved cancer programs.
Oklahoma and the Sisters of Mercy        organizations.                               of their performance.                        However, that 25 percent of hospitals
                                                                                           To maintain approval, OU Medical        diagnose and/or treat 80 percent of the
                                                                                      Center must undergo a site evaluation        newly diagnosed cancer patients each
                                                                                      every three years.                           year.
                                                                                           Receiving care at a CoC-approved            Established in 1922 by the American
                                                                                      cancer program ensures that patients         College of Surgeons, the CoC is a group
                                                                                      will have access to:                         of professional organizations dedicated
                                                                                               Comprehensive care, including       to improving survival rates and quality
                                                                                      a range of state-of-the-art services and     of life for cancer patients through
                                                                                      equipment                                    standard-setting, prevention, research,
                                                                                              A multispecialty, team approach      education and the monitoring of
                                                                                      to coordinate the best treatment options     comprehensive, quality care.
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                                                                                      Relationship?” is the topic for the          include the latest research concerning
                                                                                      Thursday, March 6 meeting of the             the relationship between diet and
                                                                                      Oklahoma Arthritis Network (OAN) at          arthritis.He will also discuss reaching
                                                                                      2 p.m. at the Oklahoma State                 and maintaining a healthy weight, and
                                                                                      Department of Health (OSDH), 1000 N.E.       general tips for eating healthy.
                                                                                      10th Street, Oklahoma City. The program           If you live outside the Oklahoma
                                                                                      is free and open to the public.              City metropolitan area and would like
                                                                                           Guest speaker will be Landon            to attend, videoconference locations are
                                                                                      Norton, MS, RD/LD, nutrition                 available in some communities.
                                                                                      coordinator for the Oklahoma Physical             Please contact the closest county
                                                                                      Activity and Nutrition program, which        health department to find the location
                                                                                      provides the state plan for fighting         near you or call 405/271-9444, ext. 56535.
                                                                                      obesity.                                          To learn more about the OAN and
                                                                                           Norton provides nutritional expertise   upcoming events, contact Marisa (New)
                                                                                      for state efforts to promote healthy         Wells, coordinator of the OSDH Arthritis
                                                                                      eating and also serves as the Oklahoma       Prevention and Education Program, at
                                                                                      Fruit & Vegetable Nutrition Coordinator      (405) 271-9444, ext. 56410, or e-mail
                                                                                      for the “Fruits & Veggies – More Matters”
Oklahoma’s Nursing Times                                                     February 25, 2008                                                                           Page 7

                                                                                                the State
                                                                                            like a matchmaker.”                         City area.
OCCC to host job fair for                                                                       Oklahoma City Community College
                                                                                            is accredited by the Higher Learning
                                                                                                                                            The school’s Division of Health
                                                                                                                                        Professions includes the School of

health care professionals                                                                   Commission, a Commission of the North
                                                                                            Central Association of Colleges and
                                                                                            Schools. Situated on a 143-acre site just
                                                                                                                                        Nursing, classrooms, faculty offices, and
                                                                                                                                        a simulated hospital area.
                                                                                                                                            For more information about the fair
by Mike Lee                                    Regional, and Integris Baptist are just a
Staff Writer                                                                                south of Interstate 240 on South May        or any of the health programs anyone
                                               few of the healthcare providers who          Avenue, the College is easily accessible    interested can call 682-1611, ext 7369 or
                                               will be on hand for the day.                 to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma         682-7519.
     As the coordinator of employment              McGee said well over 100 employers
services at Oklahoma City Community            will be in attendance allowing not only
College, Judi McGee’s job is a lot about
                                               the school’s 15,000 students an
                                               opportunity to pursue a career but job
                                                                                            Junior League focuses on healthy kids
     Finding that right person for the
                                               seekers across the metro as well.
right job is something she enjoys.                 The fair has been so popular in               The Junior League of Oklahoma City has partnered with Integris Heath in a
     And the first weekend in March            recent years that it was expanded to         major initiative that aims to empower youngsters to adopt healthy eating habits and
will be one of her favorite times of the       twice a year.                                lifestyles. Messages about good nutrition and ways to prepare healthy meals and
year as OCCC is set to host a job fair.            After moving into her new role,          snacks have reached hundreds of kids in the OKC area since the Kids in the Kitchen
     The school will actually host two                                                      program was launched in 2005.
                                               McGee’s first OCCC job fair was in
job fairs on its campus, located at 7777                                                         Since March is nationally recognized as “Nutrition Month,” and Mayor Mick
S May Ave. in south Oklahoma City.                 “One of my goals was to improve          Cornett has initiated the OKC Weight Loss Challenge, in which he urges the
The fairs will be held in the college          our health profession fair. I asked people   citizens of Oklahoma City to lose 1 million pounds, the Kids in the Kitchen program
union, in the middle of campus, and            what they were needing and they said         is going to the heart of the matter – OKC Public Schools.
organizers say the fair is the largest of                                                        On Monday, March 3, North Highlands Elementary and Western Village Academy
                                               they would like more students there          will welcome Celebrity Chef, George Stella, as he presents an “Iron Kids Chef
its kind in the south metro.
                                               and just some different ideas,” McGee        Challenge,” where two teams of school kids (4th and 5th graders) will whip up some
     “We have huge job fairs,” McGee
                                               said. “We followed through on their          healthy recipes, to be judged by a panel of student judges. Integris Dietician Karen
said. “Our last fair in October we had         suggestions and it went very well.”
more than 2,000 job seekers.”                                                               Massey will talk about healthy food choices, while an instructor from the Integris
                                                   The job fair obviously helps out         Pacer Fitness Center will stress the importance of an active lifestyle.
     A general employment fair will be         those looking for a profession, but
held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those                                                            Kids in the Kitchen is an international program, sponsored by the Association of
                                               McGee says it’s more than that.              Junior Leagues International that involves kids across the United States, Mexico,
interested in clerical jobs and other
                                                   “It’s kind of a payback to the           Canada and the United Kingdom, and teaches our children the importance of
openings. The health profession fair will
                                               community. We try to help people get         eating well and staying healthy.
be from noon until to six and will             jobs that need jobs and we also try to
account for the bulk of the day.                                                                 George Stella is a celebrity chef on the Food Network. His weekly television
                                               help our employers by getting good           series, “Low Carb and Loving It,” is a crowd favorite and he is also the author of
     St. Anthony, Mercy, Norman                quality employers for them. It’s kind of     two best selling cookbooks. For more information call 629-3204.

                  My Job...Oklahoma!
                               by Vickie Jenkins, Staff Writer

               Job Title:
Name: Shaunna Smallwood
Age: 29
Facility Name: DDSI at Mercy
Education: Certified Medical
Assistant training
Continued Education: CPR
Job Description: I check in patients,
take vitals, refill medications and do
just about anything Dr. Neumann says!
Typical Work Day: I am busy, busy,
busy! I answer phones, schedule
patients for the next day, get lab orders
ready, etc.                                    $40,755. Salary can also be
What brought you to this facility? I           dramatically affected by factors such
knew it would be a good place to work          as region, employer size, industry,
and I would be here for awhile.                employee credentials, and years of
What is your favorite aspect of the            experience.
position and/or facility: The people
that I meet and the fact that I stay busy!
Facility Highlights and Features:
When the sick patients come in to see
Dr. Neumann and the patients get               My Job...Oklahoma is a special feature
better.                                        in Oklahoma’s Nursing Times that
Salary Scale: The average national             highlights nurses and their individual
                                               professions. For more information, or
median salary for this position is             to be featured, please email
$31,551. However, the rate can        or call
fluctuate between $28,740 and                  405-631-5100.
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                                                                                                                       1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING

                                                                                                                                                                                                   You Can Make a
                                                                                                                                                                                               Difference in the Fight
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Against Cancer...

      ASSISTANT               AIDE

   CMA’S.                                $1,000.00  CMA’s & CNA's
                                                    COME JOIN OUR team at English                                      1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING 1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING 1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING
  3-11 & 11-7 shift (Weekend
 Doubles). Get paid 40 hours for
                                      sign on bonus Village Manor!for CMA’s accepting
                                                                  We are now
                                                                             & CNA's
  working 32! Apply in person        Due to rapid growth CALLAWAY
                                                                                available shifts are 2pm-10pm &
 Highland Park Manor. 1410 W
    Willow. Enid, OK 73703.
                                     NURSING HOME in Sulphur now
                                     has immediate openings on all shifts       10pm-6am. Please apply in person         CNA, LPN, RN-                           $2,500       CNA’s, CMA’s,
     (580) 234-2526. EOE             for CNA s. We offer for a short time       at 1515 Canterbury Blvd. Altus, OK
                                                                                73521. (580) 477-1133. EOE.
                                                                                                                       Director of Nursing                   Sign On Bonus. LPN’s, PRN’s, RN’s
                                     a $1,000.00 sign on bonus for those                                          Kings Daughters and Sons Nursing                                                 WESTHAVEN NURSING &
                                     already certifiedand a $750.00 sign                                          Home is now accepting applications         Licensed nurses needed for 60 bed
                                                                                                                                                             long-term care facility. Good wages   Rehabilitation is hiring for the
                                     on bonus if not certified and needing                                        for the following positions: CNA-all
1 2 4 CERTIFIED NURSES                                                                                                                                       and new benefit package offered.      following positions: CNA’s 6-2, 2-10,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   & 10-6; CMA, 6-2, 2-10. Both with a 1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING                         1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING
                                                                                RN, CNA
                                     to go to class for certification, also a                                     shifts, LPN-6am-2pm shift, RN-
                                                                                                                                                             Please contact Cindy Ojeda at Family
      AIDE                           monthly bonus for perfect attendence.
                                     Competable wages please apply in
                                                                                                                  Director of Nursing. Please apply in
                                                                                                                                                             Care Center of Kingston at 580-564-   $500 sign on bonus. LPN weekend
                                                                                                                  person at 1223 Baltimore Street,                                                 doubles & PRN with a $1500 sign on
                                     person at 1300 W. Lindsay.            Ryan Nursing Home located on 703 Durant, OK. (580) 924-0496                       2216 for more information.
                                                                           E Lee. Ryan, OK (580) 757-2517 Now                                                We’re located at 701 Highway 32.      bonus. RN weekends for 16 hour          Weekend RN Supervisor,
CNA needed                           Sulphur, OK 73086. (580) 622-2416
                                                                           accepting applications for a Full time                                            Kingston, OK 73439.                   coverage.You may call DeRay (405)                LPN’s, CMA’
                                                                                                                                                                                                   743-1140 or apply in person, 1215 S. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       LPN’s, CNA’s
 new pay rate, insurance benefits,                                         RN/Director of Nurses and weekend
  aid holidays, attendance bonus,
                                     CNA'S. Full time
                                                                           RN. CNA positions also available.           CNA’s & LPN’s
                                                                           Please contact Retta Thompson, ‘SHADY REST CARE Center is now
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Western in Stillwater, OK             Currently accepting applications for           and CMA’s
   employee of the month prize                                                                                                                                CNA, CMA, MAT, LPN                                                         the following positions: Weekend RN         Beare manor hiring for LPN’s, CNA’s
 packages. Contact Cindy Ojeda       All shifts available. Apply at Grand Assistant Administrator                 hiring CNA’s all shifts and LPN’s.          GOLDEN OAKS Village Assisted                                               Supervisor, LPN’s, CMA’s, and               and CMA’s. If you are interested
                                     Lake Villa, 103 Harber Rd. Grove, OK.
 DON. 701 Hwy 32 Kingston,OK
           580-564-2216              1-918-786-2276
                                                                                                                  Apply at 210 S Adair, Pryor, OK 74361.
                                                                                                                  (918) 825-7635
                                                                                                                                                             Living is now taking applications for
                                                                                                                                                                    the following positions:
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CMA/CNA- MAT.                      CNA’s. All shifts Available. We offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Health, Dental and Life Benefits.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     please apply in person at 1300 N.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Drive, Hartshorne, OK. (918) 297-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Part-time Nights & Weekends. 12 Vacation pay also available. Excellent
                                                                                                                                                                              -CNA                 hours shifts. MAJOR MEDICAL chance to increase your knowledge                     7000. Ask for Pam
                                                                                                                                                                         -CMA or MAT               BENEFITS OFFERED. We are and advance at your own rate. Apply
Certified nurse CNAs all shifts                                                       CNA’s, RN,                       Full-time Openings                                      -LPN                looking for YOU to join our GOOD at Silver Lake Care Center, 6006 SE

 aides needed HERITAGE VILLA PRIDE now hiring
                CNAs all shifts. Apply in person. 1244
                                                                                    LPN’s & CMA’s                      Golden Age Home Health, Inc has
                                                                                                                       Immediate Full-time Openings for
                                                                                                                                                                                                   NEIGHBOR TEAM. Apply 1060 Adams Boulevard. Bartlesville, OK
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Rambling Oaks DR. Norman, OK. or
                                                                                                                                                              Please apply in person at 5505 W. Call (405) 360-4755. YOU WILL BE 74006. (918) 335-2172.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     LPN & CNAs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Colonial Lodge is now taking
all shifts. Will consider paying for Woodland Loop. Bartlesville, OK              Come watch us grow and                • RN Case Managers • Occupational
                                                                                  change!!! CNA’s needed, with                                                    19th, Stillwater, OK. EOE.       GLAD THAT YOU ARE PART OF                                                         applications for a LPN & CNAs. Apply
training for the right individual. for 74006. (918) 335-3222                                                           Therapist • Occupational Therapist                                          THE GOOD NEIGHBOR CARE                                                            in person at 614 W. Harrison.
details, contact Southern Pointe living                                           shift differentials for all CNA      Asst • Physical Therapist Asst.                                                                                    $600 Sign-on bonus
                                                                                  shifts. also need RN, LPN’s and                                                                                  COMMUNITY.                                                                        Mcalester, OK 74501. (918) 423-6011
center, 101 Sherrard drive,
Colbert, OK. 580-296-4500                                                         CMA’s paid holidays and 90-day
                                                                                                                       Serving OKC Metro Areas. Excellent
                                                                                                                       Pay & Benefits. FAX Resume to 405-     CNA, LPN, RN                                                                          for CNA/CMA
              CNA on 3/11                                                         evaluation with raise for all new
                                                                                  employees. Contact Southern
                                                                                                                       692-7522. 8801 S Olie Ave Ste 3. WESTHAVEN NURSING &                                                                      Employment Opportunities, all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               shifts available and doubles on the         CNA or CMA
               & 11/7 shifts
                                                                                  Pointe living center, 101 Sherrard
                                                                                  drive, Colbert, OK. 580-296-4500
                                                                                                                       Oklahoma City, OK 73139.
                                                                                                                       (405) 692-1255. EOE
                                                                                                                                                              Rehabilitation is hiring for the
                                                                                                                                                              following positions: CNA’s 6a-2p,
                                                                                                                                                              10p-6a shift, CMA’s 2-10 shift, LPN,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CMA, CNA
                                                                                                                                                                                                     FULL TIME Day and Evening shift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   weekends. Week-end/Shift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   differential. Med. Insurance,       $200 hire on bonus
                                                                                                                                                              2-10 shift. Monday-Friday, RN for                                                 including dental & vision options,   Enid Senior Care is now hiring for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CMA or CNA, 401k, benefits. Apply
       all shifts                    located on 202 E Maple. Billings, OK
                                     74630 is now taking applications for
                                                                                                                                                              weekends (16hrs). Benefits, shift
                                                                                                                         Direct Care Providers differentials, uniform allowance,                     in person at Alterra Sterling House of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bartlesville-South located on 3737 SE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sick leave, vacation & holiday pay.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Longevity Bonus. Apply in person or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     position of CNA or CMA $200 hire on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     bonus.Also need Relief Cook 6am-
  NEWKIRK NURSING Center                                                                                               Big Five Community Services career ladder. Sign on bonus. Please                                                            contact Sheila Thompson at        2pm Call Sandra at 580-237-1973.
                                     CNA on 3/11 and 11/7 shifts. On the                                                                                                                             Camelot Drive or 5420 SE Adams
    needs CNA's all shifts and                                                                                         located at 841 NW 12th St. Moore, contact DeRay 405-743-1140 or                                                            Glenhaven Retirement Village       We’re located at 410 N 30th St. Enid,
                                     job training, paid life insurance, bonus                                                                                                                        Boulevard. Bartlesville, OK 74006.
 housekeepers. Apply in person at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    OK 73701.
   1351 West Peckham Road,
                                     incentive, cafeteria insurance
                                     available and paid vacations. Contact
                                                                                RN'S OR LPN'S.                         OK 73160 is accepting applications apply in person, 1215 S. Western in
                                                                                                                       for Direct Care Providers to work with Stillwater, OK
                                                                                                                                                                                                     (918) 331-9409                               located on 3003 W Iowa Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chickasha, OK 73018.
  Newkirk, OK. (580) 362-3277                                                     Full time, 12 hour shifts, every     persons with developmental                                                                                                          405-224-0909.
                                     Doris McAbee at 580-725-3533 for
                                     more information. EOE
                                                                                         other weekend off.
                                                                                  Apply at Grand Lake Villa, 103
                                                                                                                       disabilities in the Norman, Moore                                                                                                                             CNA/ NURSE Aide.
                                                                                                                       area. Training available. Call (405)                                                                                                                          All shifts. $250 sign-on bonus. Will
                                                                                      Harber Rd. Grove, OK.            237-1806. EOE/AA                                                                                                                                              train. Apply at Perry Green Valley
 CNA’S, 3-11&                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $300 Sign on Bonus.
                                                                                                                                                                                  Pick a Card...
                                                                                          1-918-786-2276                                                                                                                                                                             Nursing Home 1103 Birch. Perry, OK.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CMA or CNA w/MAT                       (580) 336-2285.
  11-7 shift                            ARE YOU READING THIS?                                                          LPNS, CNAs or CMAs
                                                                                                                                                                                    Any Card                                                  (Must have experience passing
(Weekend Doubles). Get paid 40         So are more than 35,000 RNs,             Now hiring nurses                   Now taking applications for cooks,                                                                                        meds) FT Cook position available.      THE COMMONS Has full time CNA/
     hours for working 32!               LPNs, and other healthcare             Hospice Center of Durant, Inc., Now LPNS, CNAs or CMAs. All shifts.                                                                                           Competitive Wages, Benefits for FT     CMA MAT positions for 2nd and 3rd
 Apply in person Highland Park         workers throughout Oklahoma.
                                             Recruiters - call
                                                                                hiring nurses. Apply at 2825 Good pay. See Dale at Heartland
                                                                                University Blvd., Durant, OK 74701. Plaza, 415 Chisholm Trail Parkway,
                                                                                                                                                                      Oklahoma’ s Nur sing Times Acce pts
                                                                                                                                                                      Oklahoma’s                 Accepts                                      Staff Assisted Living Community has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Immediate Openings. Apply in Person
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Shifts. Please apply in person at 301
Manor. 1410 W Willow. Enid, OK
    73703. (580) 234-2526                    631-5100 Today!                    (580) 920-0600                      Duncan, OK 73533. (580) 252-3337                  credit cards for your convenience                                       at 1710 E. Alameda, Norman, OK.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     S. Oakwood; Enid, OK. (580) 237-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     6164. EOE

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                                    1 4 0 GENERAL NURSING 1 6 1 LICENSED
                                                                PRACTICAL                           NURSE
                                    $ SIGN ON BONUS $
                                    - Staffing Coordinator - LPN’s -         NEED LPN.                           2 0 4 REGISTERED                     2 0 4 REGISTERED    2 2 6 MISCELLANEOUS                     2 2 6 MISCELLANEOUS
                                    CNA’s - CMA’S - EXP Activity Aid -
                                    Restorative Aide. Hillcrest Nursing     3-11 Position                              NURSE                                NURSE
                                    Center located at 2120 N Broadway.
                                                                        at Billings Fairchild Center located
                                    Moore, OK EEOC
                                                                           on 202 E Maple. Billings, OK
                                                                         74630. Can earn up to $18.00 an
                                                                                                                                                                           Morning cook
                                                                                                                                                                          needed for 60 bed long-term nursing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Residential Care Aide
                                                                           hour, plus vacation and health                                                                                                         Immediate Opening available for
                                                                                                                                                                          facility. Experience helpful but will
                                     Full time RN/LPN                              benefits paid for.                                                                     train. Please contact Amanda or Joyce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Residential Care Aide for mental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  health residential care facility in
                                    Minor Emergency Clinic needs full           For more information,                                                                     at Family Care Center of Kingston-
                                    time RN/LPN. Please fax resume to:         call 580-725-3533 EOE                                                                                                              Marietta. No experience necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                          580-564-2216 Mon-Fri for                Required training will be provided on
                                    580-234-1834. We’re located on 402                                                                                                    appointment. We’re located at 701
                                    S Oakwood Rd Ste B. Enid, OK 73703.                                                                                                                                           the job. CNA preferred. May work
                                                                                                                                                                          Highway 32. Kingston, OK 73439.         irregular hours, evenings, weekends,
                                    Phone: (580) 234-1831
                                                                            Full time LPN                                                                                                                         & holidays. Must have valid drivers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  license & be eligible for agency

                                    1 4 9 HOME HEALTH                       11P-7A Shift.                                                                                  Maintenance Person
                                                                                                                                                                          Enid Senior Care is now hiring a Full
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  automotive liability insurance. For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  application contact: Shelly
                                                                         FORREST MANOR Nursing Center                                                                     Time Maintenance Person Call            Cumberledge, 200 Wanda Street,
                                                                         located on 1410 N Choctaw. Dewey,                                                                Vivian at 580-237-1973. We’re           Marietta, OK. 580-276-3323.
                                                                              74029. has immediate opening for
                                     Administrative Asst OKtime LPN; 11P-7A Shift.
                                                                                                                                                                          located at 410 N 30th St. Enid, OK
                                                                                                                                                                          73701. (580) 237-1973
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Applications accepted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  until position filled.
                                    Golden Age Home Health, Inc has (918) 534-3355
                                    Immediate Full-time Opening for
                                    Administrative Asst. Medical
                                    Terminology & Exp in Home Health
                                    Preferred. Excellent Pay & Benefits.
                                    FAX Resume to 405-692-7522. 8801
                                                                           Full Time LPN                                                                Oklahoma City’s Nursing Times
                                    S Olie Ave Ste 3. Oklahoma City, OK
                                    73139. (405) 692-1255. EOE
                                                                           for day shift.

   The Nursing                      Certified Home
                                                                         Apply in person see Stephanie at
                                                                         Blevins Retirement & Care Center.
                                                                         1220 E. Electric. McAlester, OK
                                                                         74501. (918) 426-6361
                                                                                                                                                           CLASSIFIED RATES
                                     Health Aides                                                                                                             Effective January 1, 2003
  Times WORKS!                      Needed for stay-at-home services. 2 0 4 REGISTERED
                                    Full time CHHA’s for Hospice                  NURSE
                                    service excellent salary and benefits,
                                    flexible hours and schedule. PRN (As
                                                                                                                                                        Per Line, Per Insertion
 “We ran two ads in the             Needed) CHHA’s needed for                 Full time
 Nursing Times and have hired
                                    Private Duty service. Please fax
                                    resume to 213-3330 or apply in
                                                                           Registered Nurse                                                                Open 4x 12x 26x 48x
                                    person at 310 E. Garriott, Enid, OK. ACCOLADE HOME Care-is
 an R.N. and an aide. We were                                              currently seeking a full time
                                                                           Registered Nurse for the Oklahoma
                                                                           panhandle. We offer competitive
                                                                                                                                                          $5.01 $4.41 $4.22 $3.93 $3.66
 also able to put three             1 6 1 LICENSED                         salaries, benefit package, tuition
                                             PRACTICAL NURSE assistance, and CE courses. It would
 applications on file. I am very                                           be an honor to receive your resume                                           Classified Display: 14 lines to an inch.
                                      Part-time LPN                        via e-mail FredaKelley@fms-
 pleased with the response and                                    Fax (580) 928-8999 or
                                    position available.                    call (580) 928-9280 for more                                                 Color
 I really liked the art work that      Apply in person at Koch Russell     information. We’re located at 106 S
                                     located at 500 E Robinson St Suite 4th St. Sayre, OK 73662.                                                        Spot: $75 for each color
 you set up for our ad.”                   600, Norman, OK 73071.                                                                                                                         Full Color: Only $125
                                                (405) 321-3719
 -Jim Graham                                                              RN Weekend                                                                                       (color as available)
 Phoenix Home Health Agency           LPN.      Supervisior
           Visit The Web
                                    Now hiring.                          BARTLESVILLE CARE CENTER is
                                                                         currently seeking an RN Weekend
                                    Temporary/Part-time Positions.
                                    Higher Starting Salary Available.
                                    Norman Veterans Center located on
                                                                         Supervisior. Please apply in person
                                                                         Bartlesville Care Center, 3434
                                                                         Kentucky Place. Bartlesville, OK
                                                                                                                 ARE YOU READING THIS?
                                                                                                                 So are more than 35,000 RNs, LPNs,            YOUR AD ONLINE FOR
                                                                                                                 and other healthcare workers
 or call (405) 631-5100             1776 S. Robinson, Norman, OK
                                    73071. 405-360-5600 x 203
                                                                         74006. (918) 333-9545. Equal
                                                                         Opportunity Employer.
                                                                                                                 throughout Oklahoma.
                                                                                                                 Recruiters - call 631-5100 Today!
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American Nurses Association                                                                impacted the nursing profession
                                                                                           throughout the years.
                                                                                                                                            The ANA is the only full-service
                                                                                                                                        professional organization representing
                                                                                                Its members are honored in a            the interests of the nation’s 2.9 million
inducts Bessent into Hall of Fame                                                          permanent memorial located at ANA’s          registered nurses through its 54
                                                                                           headquarters.                                constituent member nurses associations.
     The American Nurses Association’s         of several prestigious grants used to            Established in 1976, the Hall of Fame       The ANA advances the nursing
(ANA) Committee on Honorary Awards             educate hundreds of nurses.                 Award recognizes the life long               profession by fostering high standards
recently inducted Hattie M. Bessent, EdD,          By helping to educate generations       commitment of individual nurses to the       of nursing practice, promoting the rights
MSN, RN, FAAN into the Hall of Fame            of nurses, Bessent has helped to reduce     field of nursing and their impact on         of nurses in the workplace, projecting
as part of its 2008 Biennial House of          health disparities that are often           the health and/or social history of the      a positive and realistic view of nursing,
Delegates meeting in Washington, DC            responsible for high rates of mortality     United States.                               and by lobbying the Congress and
June 26, 2008.                                 and disability among people of color.            Among all the awards presented          regulatory agencies on health care issues
     Dr. Bessent has been the recipient            The Leadership Enhancement and          by the American Nurses Association           affecting nurses and the public.
of many firsts as an African-American          Development Project (Project LEAD), is      (ANA), induction into the Hall of Fame           For more information on the ANA,
woman, and has achieved many                   one of her many projects used to educate    represents the pinnacle of nursing           visit     their      Web      site     at
educational milestones that distinguished      minority and administrative minority        achievement.                       
her from her peers, which has had a            faculty to assume leadership positions
lasting impact on many generations of          in colleges and universities throughout
     Recognized as a pioneer for nurses
                                               the country.
                                                   Bessent’s research has been             CDC reports resistance to antibiotic
of all ethnic minorities, in several studies   published in some of the leading
conducted for the ANA, Bessent has             nursing journals in the world. Her               Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem and each new example stresses
documented significant barriers for            findings have been presented at many        the importance of judicious use of antibiotics. Three cases of ciprofloxacin-resistant
                                                                                           meningococcal disease have occurred among residents in selected counties of the
members of minority groups of cultural,        conferences throughout the United States    border area of North Dakota and Minnesota from January 2007-January 2008.
educational and financial nature.              and abroad. In addition, she has received        Until further notice, ciprofloxacin should not be used for prevention of disease
     “Leadership is a driving force in         numerous honors, including: induction       in close contacts of those with meningococcal diseases. Alternative medications are
the accomplishments of any                     into the American                           Ceftriaxone, rifampin, and azithromycin. Meningococcal disease causes substantial
organization,” said ANA President                  Academy of Nursing; a subsidiary        morbidity and mortality; approximately 10 percent of cases are fatal. Carrying N.
Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR.              of the American Nurses Association and      meningitidis in the nose and throat is a precursor to developing the disease;
“By helping to educate generations of          an honorary member of the Royal             however, most carriers do not develop the disease.
nurses, Dr. Bessent has helped to inspire      College of Nursing (United Kingdom).             Although isolated cases of ciprofloxacin-resistant meningococcal disease have
women of all walks of life.”                       The ANA Hall of Fame is a lasting       been described in other countries, until now, resistance to the medication had not
     With her leadership qualities as a        tribute to nurses whose dedication and      been reported in North America. For more information, please visit the CDC’s Web
fundraiser, she has been the recipient         achievements have significantly             site at
Oklahoma’s Nursing Times                                                   February 25, 2008                                                                             Page 11

                                                                                                                                           Although it was a busy lunch rush,
Double Your Fun:                                                                                                                       Aubry Harris came by to welcome us.
                                                                                                                                       He is Mr. Hospitality and it is clear
                                                                                                                                       why the place is such a success.
A Tale of Two Frogs                                                                                                                        Proud of everything the grill
                                                                                                                                       stands for, Aubry is animated about
                                            guessed it, pork ribs                                                                      who’s going to show up next. He’s an
                                            that fell off the bone.                                                                    avid music fan and, though he didn’t
                                                 The menu is huge,                                                                     mention it, rumor has it that he is an
                                            the food is fresh and                                                                      accomplished musician himself.
                                            home cooked, and the                                                                           We agree that Two Frogs Grill
                                            service friendly as well                                                                   could stand on its own as a destination,
                                            as efficient. Two Frogs                                                                    but being halfway between Dallas and
                                            is a very different kind                                                                   Oklahoma City, a few scenic miles
                                            of place.                                                                                  south of the Arbuckle Mountains, and
                                                 First thing you                                                                       next door to famed Lake Murray, there
                                            notice is that nearly                                                                      is much to see and do in the
                                            every inch of wall                                                                         neighborhood.

                                            space is covered by                                                                            Check out the Web site,
                                            photos of well-known                                                             , for details
          s we sped along I-35 near         musicians from a                                                                           about upcoming events.
          Ardmore, Oklahoma we              variety of genres.
noticed billboards featuring a pair of           For example, next
goofy looking frogs, tied up and ready      to our table was a
for who knows what, declaring to all                                    photog         Peter Fr                      wearing
                                            photograph of Peter A photo g r a ph of Peter Fr ampton, in concer t, wearing a Tw o            Susen Foster writes monthly travel
                                                                                                                                       columns for several magazines and is the
who passed that Two Frogs Grill was                                         t-shirt display next                tab at       Fr
                                            Frampton, in concert, Fro gs t-shir t is displayed next to a dining table at Two Fr o gs
                                                                                                                                       author of a series of popular travel books
the place for great ribs and eclectic       wearing a Two Frogs Grill.                                                                 including the upcoming, “Inns & Wineries
menu choices.                               t-shirt. We found out                                                                      of America’s Heartland,” whick will showcase
    Our salivary glands were dancing        that the majority of photos are actually in 1993. A dramatic exhibit that would            both Oklahoma and Kansas. She can be
so we hopped off at Exit 31A and            a collection of work by Carl Dunn make Hard Rock Café envious!!                            reached          via        email         at
embarked on what turned out to be           whose photography is spellbinding               Owners Angeila and Aubry Harris  
an unforgettable undertaking. Two           (               have made Two Frogs Grill a highway                  Travel is Good Medicine is a monthly
Frogs Grill certainly put out the spread.        Interspersed among the photos is haven for performers headed north or                 series specifically written fo Oklahoma’s
    We had a taste of everything from       an impressive assortment of guitars; south. They come to play, to eat, and                 Nursing Times and its readers. If you would
tongue tingling Cajun spiced crawdads,      each one inscribed with the autograph sometimes just to say hello. You never               like more information on the feature, please
to scrumptious southern fried chicken,      of various artists that have performed know who you will run into when                     call     405-631-5100         or      email
fluffy beer battered zucchini and, you      at Two Frog Grill since its inception you visit Two Frogs.                       

                                                                                         promote men’s health in education,            presentation.
AAMN accepting                                                                           research, practice, and service.
                                                                                                  Critique recruitment and
                                                                                                                                           All abstracts are subject to a blind
                                                                                                                                       review process and candidates will be

submissions for abstracts                                                                retention strategies for men in nursing.
                                                                                             The required length of the abstract
                                                                                         is 250-500 words submitted on a one-
                                                                                                                                       notified by email of their acceptance
                                                                                                                                       or regrets of committee to present in
                                                                                                                                       New Orleans.
    The American Assembly for Men           methodologies of gender based                page, single-spaced typed page, 8.5 x             With acceptance each presenter will
in Nursing is currently accepting           differences in caring.                       11” paper with one-inch margin on all         be required to complete paperwork for
submissions for oral and poster                    examine the enactment of caring       sides.                                        continuing education credits which will
presentations for its annual conference,    behaviors of men, and men in nursing.            Submissions must include a cover          be forwarded to you by this committee.
hosted by the Louisiana State                      Explore leadership roles of men       sheet with the title of the abstract,             Deadline for Submissions is April
University Health Sciences Center           in nursing that improve nursing              name(s) of author(s), address, and            30, 2008. Notification of Acceptance
School of Nursing.                          practice and health care systems.            contact telephone number and e-mail           will be May 30, 2008.
    AAMN is seeking submissions from               Explain the manner that caring        address.                                          Electronically submit abstracts in
a variety of Disciplines as well as         enhances the professionalism of men              Do not include bibliographies or          Word format Jeffrey Hamilton BSN,
Nursing to present in New Orleans.          in nursing                                   articles with the submission. Please          RN, at contact@jeffreyhamilton.
    Submissions should address one or               Appraise current men’s health        indicate your preference for your                 For more information on
more of the following conference            research.                                    presentation as either an oral or poster      requirements, visit
objectives:                                         Report the men’s health care
         Describe attributes and            needs worldwide including, but not
characteristics of men in nursing           limited to, men’s health disparities.
focused on, but not limited to, caring               Analyze evidence based
behavior.                                   strategies utilized by men in nursing,
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Continued Education
                                     information, contact Sandra-             $275.00 Late Registration- Feb       Members ($12) Training Day Cost          ethical considerations as well as
     February                                   20-March 5, 2008- $350.00. For
                                                                              questions or registration:
                                                                                                                   On-Site: Members of ONSA ($15)
                                                                                                                   Non-members ($18) Faculty: Free
                                                                                                                                                            methods of evaluating psychiatric
                                                                                                                                                            drug information will be
                                                                              Website:     registration and Lunch by                presented. For more information
02/29/08 OCU’s Kramer                                                         Phone: 405-455-1500 Email:           emailing Chrysta Jernigan at             contact the OU College of
School of Nursing and the                                 NEW!       or    Registration           Nursing Continuing Education
ONA present 4th Annual                                                              will close Thursday, March 22nd,         Department at (405) 271-2062 ext
Nurse Educators                      03/06/08            Intravenous                                               2007 @ 5:00pm.                           49180.
Conference - Ethics in               Therapy         –     Advanced
Education                            Course
                                     This class is designed for nursing                          NEW!                          April
Kerr-McGee Auditorium, Meinders      personnel who require advanced
School of Business, Oklahoma         training in intravenous therapy. The     03/18/08 Emergency/                                                           04/16/08 Moderate
City University. “Improving          Advanced IV class includes all           Critical Care Medications                                                     Sedation
Nursing Ethics Education through     information presented in the Basic                                            04/03/08 Epidural
the Arts”; “Embodied Ethics and      IV class but in addition includes        This 4-hour course is designed to
                                                                                                                   Analgesia Management                     Moderate Sedation is used in
Ethics of the Body”; “The Ethical    discussion of blood administration,      improve RN’s comfort level in
                                                                                                                   (non-obstetric)                          many treatments and diagnostic
Challenges for Creating              triple lumen catheters, ports, central   administration of medication                                                  procedures. This program will
                                     lines and sterile dressing changes.                                           This training class on epidural          provide guidelines for RNs
Collaboration among Nursing                                                   commonly given in the critical
                                                                                                                   management was developed to              sedation during therapeutic,
Schools”; “You Don’t Know What       This course is appropriate for new       care setting. Class includes
                                     nurses and those that need a                                                  meet the Oklahoma Board of               diagnostic, or surgical procedures.
You Don’t Know”; “Creating an                                                 pharmacology, calculations, and
                                     review. The Advanced IV Therapy                                               Nursing guidelines for training on       This class is required for all RN’s
Ethical Online Environment in                                                 how to administer medications.
                                                                                                                   the care of non-obstetric patients       who have just started working in
Nursing Education”; “The Ethics of   course will count towards fulfilling     Registration is required. External
                                     the requirement for LPN IV                                                    using epidural analgesia. In             these areas, both current NRHS
Teaching in the Clinical Setting:                                             participant tuition is $25, which
                                     certification as outlined in NRHS                                             addition to the objectives listed        employees and new staff
The Imperative for Simulation”;                                               covers materials and
                                                                                                                   below, hands-on training with the        members. It is recommended that
“Academic Misconduct: Case           policy PCM #2140 “Venipuncture           refreshments. Registration:
                                     Cer tification for LPNs” IV                                                   APM II pump will be offered.             all participants attend an
Studies in Plagiarism”; “Bullying                                             HealthLink 440-8802.
                                     certification will be obtained for                                            Pr imarily for RNs and LPNs              arrhythmia class and be ACLS
Among Faculty Colleagues”;
                                                                                                                   working with non-obstetric epidural      certified prior to taking this class.
“Ethical Considerations Related to   NRHS staff after completion of the
                                     class and three successful IV starts                                          patients. This class may be              Participant must be able to
Nursing Program Expansion”;
                                     and IV maintenance tasks under                                                required for some Ortho/Neuro            recognize and treat ECG rhythms.
“Preserving Student
                                                                                                                   staff. External participant tuition is   All participants will be required to
Confidentiality through Clicker      direct observation /supervision.         03/27/08 – 03/28/08 CCRN
                                     Registration or information:                                                  $50. Registration or information:        pass a test that includes
Technology”; “Disruptive Student                                              Review Course
                                     HealthLink 440-8802.                                                          HealthLink 440-8802.                     arrhythmia recognition. All classes
Behavior”. For more information,
contact Christopher Black at (405)                                                                                                                          are from 8:00 am - 2:00pm.
                                                                              Sponsored by: Oklahoma City
208-5832 or                                                                                                                                Registration or information:
                                                                              Area Chapter of AACN and the
                                                                              OKC Critical Care Consortium                              NEW!                HealthLink @ 440-8802.
                                                                              Speaker: Robin Donohoe
                                     03/06/08 – 03/07/08
         March                       National Asthma Educator
                                                                              Dennison DNP, RN, CCNS. She is
                                                                              the author of the book Pass
                                                                                                                   04/14/08 Mass Antibiotic
                                                                                                                   Dispensing: Streamlining
                                     Certification Review
                   NEW!              Course
                                                                              CCRN! This is a two-day continu-
                                                                              ing education course approved for
                                                                                                                   POD Design and
                                     8 am – 5:15 pm - 2 day course                                                 Operations
                                                                              14 contact hours, Category A.        The CDC’s “Mass Antibiotic
03/05/08 & 03/07/08                  This is an advanced course for                                                                                         04/24/08 IABP - Intro to
                                                                              Purpose of this course to prepare    Dispensing: Streamlining POD
TeamSTEPPS: Strategies               licensed healthcare providers and                                                                                      the Aortic Balloon Pump
                                                                              nurses to take the CCRN and is a     Design and Operations” satellite
and Tools to Enhance                 other health professionals engaged                                                                                     Certification Arrow ACAT1
                                                                              great update for critical care       broadcast/webcast will be held
Performance and Patient              in asthma education. This program
                                                                              nurses. Registration begins @        April 14, 2005from 1:00 - 2:30 ET.
Safety                               is based on the objectives, outline                                                                                    An eight-hour initial training
                                                                              7:30 am on the first day, class      It will also be available for viewing
 TeamSTEPS is an evidence-           and program content of the                                                                                             program for nurses and
                                                                              adjourns at 4:30pm each day          on the web after the initial
based teamwork system aimed at       American Lung Association. For                                                                                         paramedics new to counter
                                                                              Auditorium of Integris Baptist       broadcast. Go here: http://
optimizing patient outcomes by       more information call (405) 271-                                                                                       pulsation therapy using the Arrow
                                                                              Medical Center - OKC, OK.  
improving communication and          5474, or email                                                                                                         ACAT 1 balloon pump. Ideally for
                                                                              Contact Person:                      antibiotic3/ for more information
other teamwork skills among                                                                                     CCU Nurses, Cath Lab staff, or
                                                                              Pamela.McNatt@integris-              or to view the webcast. For more
healthcare professionals. It         For additional courses, visit our                                                                                      Heart Team staff and Critical Care
                                                                     Cost for this 2 day       information on this course or
focuses on the critical aspects of   website at                                                                                         Transport Paramedics. NRHS
                                                                              course is $150 if registration is    others, visit the Oklahoma Nurses
teamwork including: team                                                                                                                                    Education Center 901 N. Porter.
                                                                              received by March 10, 2008.          Association Web site at
leadership, mutual performance                                                                                                                              TARGET AUDIENCE: CCU
                                                                              Cost is $200 thereafter. Registra-
monitoring (i.e., situation                                                                                                                                 Nurses, Cath Lab staff, or Heart
                                                                              tion is non-refundable after March
monitoring), back-up behavior                                                                                                                               Team staff and Critical Care
                                                                              15, 2008.
(i.e., mutual support) and           03/07/08, 03/08/08, & 03/                                                                                              Transport Paramedics. No charge
communication. The program           09/08 Labor Support                                                                                                    to NRHS employees but pre-
includes a comprehensive training    Workshop/CBE Day -                                                            04/16/08 – 06/11/08                      registration is required. External
curricula developed by the           Basic Doula Training                                                          Psychopharmacologic                      participants will be charges a $50
Department of Defense                Workshop                                                                      Mgmt for Advanced                        fee to cover materials and
necessary to integrate teamwork                                               03/31/08 NCLEX                       Practice Nurses                          refreshments. Cancellation must
principles successfully into your    Ottie Baumgardner, RN, MS,               Pharmacology Review &                                                         be received 24 hours prior to the
healthcare system. Use of            IBCLC, CD (DONA) Childbirth              Interviewing                         A basic comprehension of                 program. Cancellations after this
TeamSTEPPS™ has been                 Education. Explore the emotional                                              chemical neurotransmission and           time or no-shows will be charged
demonstrated to improve              and psychological journey of             Training Schedule - 9:30-9:45-       neurotransmitter systems will            a $25 administrative fee For more
communication in health care and     labor and birth. Discuss the role        Kickoff 9:45-10:45- NCLEX            enable the advanced practice             info or to register, call HealthLink
decrease errors. Hospitals around    of the doula during the prenatal,        Pharmacology Review 10:45-           nurse to understand the                  (405) 440-8802.
the nation are implementing this     childbirth and postpartum                11:00-Break 11:00-11:50-NCLEX        pharmacological basis for drug
program with excellent results. It   periods. Learn how to support            Pharmacology Review 11:50-           action in the prevention of illness,
will be an exciting, interactive,    women and their partners if              12:30-Lunch (Free with online        restoration, and maintenance of
multimedia day not to be missed!     complications arise. Describe the        Registration) 12:30-1:15-            health in advanced practice
This workshop will be of interest    doula’s scope of practice and            Interviewing Tips and Techniques     psychiatric and mental health
to nurses and nurse leaders          ethical standards. Learn specific        1:15-1:25-Break 1:25-2:20-           nursing. The challenges of drug          04/25/08 ABP -
interested in improving              aspects of setting up a doula            NCLEX Pharmacology Review            interactions and drug adverse            Troubleshooting the Intra
communications to promote            practice. Regular Registration-          2:20-2:30- Finish Line Online:       effects will be explored. Safety in      Aortic Balloon Pump
patient safety. For more             January 6- Feb 19, 2008-                 Members of ONSA ($10) Non-           prescribing psychotropics and            Arrow ACAT 1
Oklahoma’s Nursing Times                                                          February 25, 2008                                                                                       Page 13

Continued Education
Troubleshooting the IABP is for        tor CE Requirement. Location:          OU College of Nursing Continuing       To pursue study and acquire the        Nurse Consulting. The program
the experienced RN or Paramedic        NRHS Education Center. Call            Education Department at (405)          knowledge and skills needed to         has been approved for 90 contact
–this includes case studies, calls     HealthLink for next date/time at       271-2062 ext 49180.                    practice legal nurse consulting.       hours of education credit by the
the company frequently gets            405-440-8802                                                                  This area of specialty practice is     American College of Legal Nurse
about the IABP, etc. NRHS                                                                                            growing all the time and many          Consulting. Requirement for this
Education Center 901 N. Porter.                                                                                      nurses are using their skills to       certification course is state
Fees: No charge to NRHS                          Open                         Oklahoma Statewide                     practice full or part time in this
                                                                                                                     area. This certificate course is
                                                                                                                                                            registration as a Registered Nurse.
                                                                                                                                                            Students receive instructions for
                                                                              Nurse Refresher Course
                                                                                                                     formatted for 90 contact hours of      accessing the legal nurse
         Online                        Toolkit for Nurturing
                                                                              (240 contact hours)
                                                                              For RNs and LPNs Sponsored by
                                                                                                                     self-paced study. Upon completion
                                                                                                                     of the course, participants will be
                                                                                                                                                            consultant classroom.
                                                                                                                                                            For more information,
                                       Excellence at End of Life              the University of Oklahoma             awarded the Certificate in Legal
                                       Transition                             College of Nursing and Participat-
Evidence Based Practice
for Clinical Nurses                    The TNEEL-SS program is
                                                                              ing Career Technology Centers.
Online Course                          designed to help caregivers
                                                                              This course offers three compo-
                                       improve palliative care for patients   nents: 1) a self-paced, online
The knowledge base of nursing                                                 nursing theoretical course 2) a
                                       across the life span. The course
is growing exponentially and it is                                            nursing skills lab and 3) a clinical
                                       has open entry, affording
difficult for nurses to keep up                                               module. It meets requirements of
                                       participants the opportunity to
with changes in their practice
                                       begin at any time and offers a         the Oklahoma Board of Nursing
area. To provide optimal patient
                                       range from 2 to 49 CEU contact         as an approved nurse refresher
care, nurses need to be able to
                                       hours. The cost is $20 per CE          course and includes faculty
evaluate current research and
                                       hour. Participants may choose to       supervision for all course compo-
research-based standards in
                                       take either 2 CE or 8 CE               nents. Total course cost: $1,900.
deciding how to improve nursing
                                       programs in any of the following
practice. The purpose of this                                                 Currently licensed Oklahoma
                                       areas: 1. Pain and symptom
course is to provide an introduc-                                             nurses who would like an update
                                       management (Comfort) 2.
tion to and over-view of EBP for                                              of nursing knowledge have the
clinical nurses. Course partici-                                              option of taking only the didactic
                                       communication skills
pants will work through the EBP                                               portion of the course. For informa-
                                       (Connections) 3. Legal and ethical
process using hand hygiene as                                                 tion contact Ned Gray at (405)-
                                       issues at the end-of-life (Ethics &
an exemplar. This is an open
                                       Law) 4. A comprehensive                743-5568 or Sharon Clark at
enrollment, web based instructor
                                       understanding of grief (Grief) 5.      (405)-271-2062.
led course. CE Credit 16 contact
                                       The economic and emotional
hours. To register call, 405-271-
                                       impact of death (Impact) 6.
2062. The cost is $200. For more
                                       Alternative therapies for the
information contact Kim Gaines
                                       patient’s well-being (Well-Being). .   Legal Nurse Consulting
- Administrative Secretary (405)
                                       For more information contact the       Certificate Program
271-2062 ext 49180.

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                                                                                               Store, you only see the profiles of the        a subject. Perhaps you say, “Looking for
The Cliff Notes to Internet                                                                    folks they send you. And you can’t narrow
                                                                                               down the age requirements you have –
                                                                                                                                              a Date for the Holidays,” or “Single Mom
                                                                                                                                              Marathoner Seeking Running Mate.” The

Dating Sites - Part I                                                                          they tend to send you a pretty broad
                                                                                               age range, so be ready to be open-minded
                                                                                               in that department.
                                                                                                                                              subject line here is everything. Then, you
                                                                                                                                              can write whatever you want and you
                                                                                                                                              can post a photo or not.
                                                Candy Store because when you first                  Both these types of sites usually              One advantage for women is that
Out of the boxx...                              discover them you feel like the proverbial     charge a monthly fee. (And they don’t          there are about 20 men’s ads to each
Commentary by Mary Jo Fay, RN, MSN              kid in the candy store … overwhelmed,          remind you every month, so if you’re           gal’s, so you do the math! As I don’t
                                                mouth-a-drooling, heart skipping               done with a site you generally have to         really care to post my photo for the
                                                downright excited that there are all the       go back to the site to un-enroll and stop      masses to see, I have found that if I
                                                incredible people just waiting to meet         your charge card from being billed             write a creative enough subject line, and
                             If you’re          YOU!                                           monthly. They also are a double blind          a fun, lighthearted ad, I usually get about
                         over 35 and                  You post your profile (everything        coordinator for your emails … meaning,         30 men reply to each of my postings.
                         recently single        you want potential dates to know about         that until such time that you both agree            While this service is free, I must warn
                         you may be             you), several photos, a whole bunch of         to share your personal emails, your            you that it is not monitored the way the
                         wondering just         details (like what your zodiac sign is,        messages will go through the site and          other two types are. In other words, there
                         what the heck          how much you make, kids or no kids,            keep your identity hidden until you feel       may be graphic descriptions and/or photos
                         has gone on over       etc.) Potential mates read everything about    safe sharing. Some of these sites may be       posted that may offend. (You need to
                         the last several       you and decide if they want to interact.       free but I have found that in these cases,     agree to their waiver when you access
                         years in the           You can even set up a “search” to screen       the quality of people as well as photo         their site for this very reason.)
Mary Jo Fa RN,
Mar y Jo Fay, RN, MSN    dating world!          out the folks who don’t match your             clarity drops as well.                              I advise that you go on this site and
                         You may be             requirements like age, smoking, religion,             The Open (and sometimes WILD)           read both the gals’ and the guys’ ads to
                         floundering, just      etc.                                                             Forums                       get a feel of what folks are saying/
trying to figure out the “rules” these                There are about as many user specific         Throw out the notion of profiles and      advertising and if you feel comfy with
days, not to mention the terminology.           sites here as you could imagine; sites         personality tests if you want a bit more       the lingo, etc. (Go to, choose
Then of course, it may even seem                based on your religious affiliation            creativity in your options. Personally I       your city, then look in the personals for
overwhelming just trying to figure where        (, your interest in       like best and it has yielded    the specific gender date you seek.)
to start with the Internet dating sites.        staying fit (, any         more dates per post for me than anywhere            I’ll have a few installments in this
     So, I decided to share a few tips          disease conditions or life issues like         else. I must warn you that you’ll need to      Internet Dating series, so stay tuned for
here, as many of the folks in my dating         alcoholism              or         obesity     be more thick skinned in this venue, as        much to be learned and above all – go
group seem absolutely lost about the            (, and just about        it’s more like a chat room where anyone        have FUN!
subject. So here are the most important         anything you can imagine.                      can post just about anything in their
things to get you started, at least with                        The Survey Sites               endeavor to find a date. But trust me …        Mary Jo Fay is a professional speaker,
Internet dating.                                      These sites like and        you can read between the lines so much         relationship expert, and award-winning author
               Defining The Sites               some others have you fill out a specific       better in this site than in most of the        of 4 relationship books including The Seven
     1. The Candy Store — These are the         questionnaire in an attempt to match           others.                                        Secrets of Love. She can be reached through
sites like,,                you up with the best candidates in their            So here’s how it works. Each person       her web site at or by, etc. I call them the          pool in your area. Unlike the Candy            puts up a post, like a simple email with       phone at 303-841-7691.

The Art Of . . .                                                                               believe that we have to be monks or
                                                                                               twist ourselves into crazy positions in
                                                                                               order to find inner peace and happiness.
                                                                                                                                              by faith the defeat turns into a necessary
                                                                                                                                              experience. This is what resilience is all
                                                                                                                                              about. Failures are necessary, flaws are
Conquering Your Demons                                                                         I do, however, believe that inner peace
                                                                                               and happiness are best achieved by
                                                                                                                                              natural and in order to win the game
                                                                                                                                              you have to know the significance of
                                                                                               knowing and being completely honest            what it means to lose.
                                                     Addictions seem to be the cornerstone     with oneself.
The Art of...                                   of the 21st century. So many of us are              The journey to this discovery is best
Commentary by Licia McCurdy, LPN                addicted to food, sex, relationships, drugs,   described as taking the long hard road
                                                alcohol, gambling, etc. Most addictions        while avoiding the tempting shortcuts
                                                are manifestations of voids that seem to       that are sure to leave us lost. To tie these
                                The rational    grow along with the urge to abuse              points together, the innate fear and               Oklahoma’s Nursing Times
                           approach        to   whatever it is we are abusing.                 anxiety we all share are intricate pieces
                           our own behavior
                                                     Our society is slowly being torn apart
                                                and it’s the empty compensations that
                                                                                               of what defines our mortality, but the
                                                                                               lack of self-understanding appears to feed
                                                                                                                                              Board of Commentary
                           is     to    first   represent the seam ripper. I want to           the demons within us.                                 Vicki L. Mayfield, M.Ed., RN, LMFT
                           understand what      understand what we are replacing when               Our addictions will no longer have                          Martha Collar
                           controls us. We      we overeat or drink ourselves into a           power when we take that power away,                              Eileen Doherty
                           are all guilty of    stupor. I’m sure the answer to the question    hence removing the control from that                          Mary Jo Fay, RN, MS
                           being controlled     is individualistic, but the problem as a       unhealthy thing that controls you and                           Colleen Folsch
                                                                                                                                                          Virginia Gillispie, RN, ND
                           by something.        whole seems to be affecting us all.            your life. This task is not any harder                           Vickie Jenkins
                           Are you the               With technological advances               than deciding to take out the trash or                        Sherry L. Ray, CPCC
Licia McCurdy, LPN         person who lives     combined with the fast pace of this world      get a new haircut. You just have to decide       Linda Mundorff(Rener), RN, MPH, MSN, NDc
                           life consumed by     we live in, we spin helplessly out of          to do it.                                                   Carol Shenold, RN, CIC
                           anxiety?             control in a vortex of noise. When you              A favorite quote of mine is one stated                  Elizabeth Sowdal, RN
     Anxiety is often understood as a           think about such things as the increased       by George Eliot, “It is never too late to be             Deresa Claybrook, MS, RHIT
condition that stems from a desire or a         incidence of suicides, crimes, and diseases    what you might have been.” I like this quote                  Licia McCurdy, LPN
wish for something that you are in danger       linked to obesity, you begin to see a          because it reminds me that tomorrow is                       Angela Lash, RN, CM
of not getting. One consequence of the          link between the loss of ourselves and         always another opportunity to change
condition is to yield a result that decreases   the loss of our own self-understanding.        your life.                                      Opinions expressed in columns and letters to
the anxiety. This is why anxiety can be              Spiritualists have long supported the          Life is full of situations and changes     the editor are not necessarily the opinions of
a healthy part of our everyday lives. On        idea that we all have a center. Yoga and       that may leave us feeling defeated.             employees, ownership of this newspaper or
the other hand, anxiety can be both             meditation are often used as mechanisms        Sometimes just living in fear of the defeat     the publishing company.
unhealthy and self-sabotaging.                  to get reacquainted with oneself. I don’t      is the defeat itself. When fear is replaced
Oklahoma’s Nursing Times                                                        February 25, 2008                                                                               Page 15

 If you won the lottery, what's       Do you have a dream car?          Each week we visit with health                  Please complete this             If you created an ice cream
 the first thing you’d buy?                                                  care professionals                         sentence: "You know you're       reflecting your personality,
                                                                           throughout Oklahoma.                         a nurse when..."                 what would it be?
 "A cabin at a local lake, in order   "The dream car I want would                                                       "My residents reach their goal   "'Funtastic Sundae - banana
 to have somewhere to relax on        be an '08 Escalade fully loaded                                                   after their care from me and     split, warm brownies and nuts.
 the weekends."                       for me and my family."                                                            the smile I see in them during   Before the ice cream and
                                                                                                                        the stay."                       chocolate, strawberry and
                                                                                                                                                         caramel toppings are added.
                                                                                                                                                         Whipped cream and cherries big
                                                                                                                                                         enough to share with friends."

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