Online Schools of Nursing – Getting a Nursing Degree

Earning a nursing degree from online schools of nursing is becoming more and more popular. The flexibility and versatility these online nursing schools offer poses a lot of benefits. Those looking to get a nursing degree can definitely take advantage of all the benefits online schools of nursing have to offer.When earning a nursing degree online, you basically complete the non-clinical courses because clinical and laboratory classes must be completed in person at a medical facility also operated by the online school of nursing. It is important to know that there are no online nursing programs that allow you to fully complete the degree online. Nevertheless, it is one good way to become a registered or practical nurse.To find online nursing schools such as online practical nursing schools, you need to do a little research online. There are many websites offering online nursing courses. In fact, even online nursing PHD programs are available on the Internet. On Google or even on other reliable search engines, type the keywords that will help you find the online nursing schools you would like to attend. At the very least, you can type the words “online nursing degree” or “nursing degree online”. You may also type the name of your city or state that you would like your nursing program to be in. The search engine will show you results with links to many online nursing schools. Check out some of these sites to see in detail what they offer and find out if their offerings match what you are looking for. There are some things that you consider when choosing the online school to attend to.First and foremost, find out if the nursing program allows you to work at your own pace or the one that follows the school’s schedule. A program that allows you to work at your own pace will allow you to finish or complete the work at a schedule or pace that suits you. However, there are many nursing programs structured like a traditional school or college. You should also find out the date when you can start. Some online schools for nursing have rolling enrollment which means that you can start at any date you prefer. Others designate a starting date.You should also check if the online school has an academic advisor. It is a good idea to settle for one that assigns an academic advisor for each student because the advisor will help and work with students closely to help in planning out the course of study. An academic advisor also helps students keep on tract, connects with the students online, and coordinates with the students’ clinical classes.You should also check the costs of the nursing program because not all schools have the same charges. A thorough search of programs will help you land on the most affordable yet right online school for you. It is also good if you can find out if the school offers financial assistance. Many online nursing programs offer assistance and it is a good idea to take advantage of this financial help.Once you have completed your research, you can narrow your choices of online schools of nursing down to a few until you land on the best one.

Religion and Politics in Iran

I’m not an expert in these matters but I think I know enough to say that religion and politics don’t mix well in Iran. Cooperation between the two is an illusion, an illusion the people of that country realize is getting them no where fast. Iran was on its way to becoming a democracy (sort of) during the Shah’s US backed reign. Of course the Shah-Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi-had his problems with the religious right because of his White Revolution (visit White Revolution in Wikipedia-very interesting) that, among other things, extended suffrage to women, modernized the nation and recognized the sovereignty of Israel, a no-no for any Muslim nation.Modernization in Iran was seen by Shi’a clergy as secularization and they began withdrawing support for the Shah. In 1979 a revolution occurred that brought to power the Ayatollah Khomeini and his rule by the Supreme Jurist. Many Iranian citizens were opposed to the return of theocracy but knew better than to complain. Religious zealots remember, have ways of bringing the wrath of God to bear when needed to bring about unquestioned compliance, or so those zealots say. I became acquainted with an Iranian family that was able to escape the Ayatollah’s Supreme Jurist rule in 1982. A well-to-do family, the result of education and hard work, eventually made their way to the US where we met. The patriarch and his wife were in their seventies, both were ill, and they were broke. The Supreme Jurist wouldn’t allow them to leave Iran to seek medical assistance with any thing but the cloths on their backs. The familie’s home, jobs, and retirement fund were lost, never to be retrieved. The good news is that Americans-many were Iranian themselves-helped this family get what they needed and the bad news, of course, is they could never return to their beloved Iran.A product of the 70′s revolution in Iran was Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, now into his second term as Iran’s blowhard president. Strange indeed how Ahmadinejad began his ascent because of a cleric’s government take over in 1979, a puppet groomed by theocracy to lead a country back into the dark ages and now theocracy and Ahmadinejad are both suffering a significant loss of respect and power.Jon Meacham, in a Newsweek editorial, wrote; “In an imperfect world there will never be a complete end to theocracy any more than there will be a complete end to tyranny. Power will ebb and flow, regimes come and go. But in the main, history’s path leads to more liberty, not less.”Riots are raging throughout the Middle-East and as many know already Ahmadinejad is on his way out eventually. Rule by the Supreme Jurist is sure to be marginalized as well and the result, we hope, will be more liberty, not less. However, the not-less part is contingent upon reining in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps the most powerful and secretive organization in the region, their goal; eradication of all non-fundamental Islamic believers. There is much to be done to bring about liberty in those Muslim states and I am afraid it will get worse before it gets better. And in the meantime the Iranian Islamic radicals near their quest for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.

Do You Worry About Your Dog’s Health and Dog Food Diet

With the ongoing incidents of contaminated pet food, it’s perfectly understandable for pet parents everywhere to be questioning their dog’s diet and worry about what they are actually feeding their dog. For so long, pet parents just assumed that all dog foods were the same and surely the companies making them would only have their pet’s best interest at heart. Unfortunately, we all lost our faith in most of the dog food companies with the breaking news of contaminated dog foods.If at some point you have:
Questioned the quality of your dog food
Wondered if the food you are serving is safe
Considered changing foods to a better quality foodThen you are definitely ready to evaluate your dog’s diet and make a change.To many, attempting to make a change to their food can seem like a daunting task. With so many brands and varieties to choose from and misleading food labels that can seem impossible to interpret, many people just continue to avoid the process out of frustration. However, your dog’s overall health, quality of life and the length of their lifespan are all dependent on feeding them a quality dog food diet.Many pet parents fail to realize the huge impact their dog’s diet has on their pet. The effects are wide ranging, starting with:
Levels Can Be Poor With a Bad Diet
Health Problems Like Kidney or Liver Failure and Cancer
Behavioral Problems Such as Short Attention Span
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Weight Issues
Lifespan, the Length of Their Life is Directly Affected By Their Diet
Allergy Problems like Skin Flaking, Itching and Hotspots
Overall Health and Appearance including a shiny coat and clear eyes
Quality of Life is impacted By Low Energy, Nutritional Gaps and IllnessThese are just a few of potential health risks your dog faces when eating a poor quality diet.The good news is that you can improve your dog’s health simply by learning how to choose a quality food with simple tools & information. By considering your dog’s individual needs such as body weight, breed, genetics, age and their activity level, you can narrow quickly start to narrow down the proper food choices.By using a step by step process, you can learn to easily interpret those misleading food labels and identify the hidden ingredient meanings. You’ll need to use your dog’s personal needs as discussed above to start determining the proper category of pet food. When you are considering a food for your dog, it’s important to consider your own lifestyle in that choice. If you are a busy person with very little free time, then it’s unlikely a homemade food diet would work well for you because you would lack preparation time.It’s also important to consider the quality of the food. If the food is full of fillers and ingredients that are not whole meats for example, these should immediately be crossed off of your choices. You should also consider your budget when choosing a quality food. What can you reasonably afford to pay each month?Look for fresh ingredients such as fruits and vegetables. Avoid chemicals such as preservatives and dyes. When you are searching for a dog food, be sure to choose multiple possibilities. You will want to end up with 3 to 5 quality food options to provide both a change in variety and fill in nutritional gaps between foods.Try using a dog food comparison chart and a dog food ranking comparison worksheet once you have an idea of what you are looking for in a quality food. This can help you narrow down your choices and make ingredient and nutritional comparisons.By keeping it simple, you can learn to make an informed food choice for your precious pup. By choosing to be an informed pet parent, you can improve your dog’s quality of life, overall health and lifespan. All of which will give you:
A Happy Healthy Dog
More Years To Love Your Dog
Lower Vet BillsThese are just a few of the benefits of feeding your dog a quality food. Imagine the potential changes in your dog once they are eating a quality food. So give your dog a quality food and the healthy life they truly deserve and enjoy the benefits that come with being an informed pet parent.