PITC is getting a Makeover!

Hey everyone – hope all is well!  So to give you an update on what’s new with PITC … While the students are out enjoying their two week vacation, PITC is undergoing some major renovations.  We are painting the classrooms, replacing all the carpeting upstairs, and a few other things here and thing.  We are excited about this makeover and hope all the students will appreciate this as well.  Check back next week for images on our updated classrooms. 

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In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful summer weather and keep hydrated!

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Men were the 1st Nurses

I came across this interesting article about how men were the origninal nurses, yet the field is dominated today by women.  Here’s some nursing history for you…

Men were the first nurses in the military- Even up to the two World Wars in the 20th century. Primarily because only men were permitted to serve in the Army. Even today, only men are battlefield nurses, while women seve in hospitals and on ships. 

Somewhere in the Baby Boomer generation, nursing became known as a “womens’ profession.” It seemed that nobody remembered that it was a male domain for most of its existence! (Perhaps it was the sexy white uniforms and caps that did it?)

The few men who bothered to attend nursing school in the latter part of the 20th century had to put up with all sorts of restrictions: they weren’t allowed in the delivery rooms when a woman was “exposed” (although male doctors were!); they had to have a female “escort” for performing catheterizations; and they were barred from certain clinical areas, like labor and delivery.

Let alone, the sexual assumption that came about in the 70s, that if a male was a nurse – “He must be gay.”  Yet, it’s odd that when a female is a Doctor – it’s not normally assumed that “She must be a lesbian.”  At any rate, we should never let other people’s thoughts and assumptions stop us frrom doing what we want to do.  Besides, the nursing field needs some more good men! 

 

via A Tribute to Men in Nursing

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ATTENTION all of you LPNs, RNs, and other Healthcare workers – Participate in this contests and win up to $100! 

 

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Rants of a Real Impartial Nurse

So, I’ve been hearing that a lot of hospitals are deciding that they solely are seeking nurses with a BSN. I do not have a BSN, I have my associate’s degree. I am happy with that.

I am in no way putting down LPN’s. I would be the first to say that some LPN’s are more intelligent in nursing care than those with an associate’s or even a bachelor’s degree. My mother was a LPN and she was better than many RN’s that I know!!

I also realize that LPN’s do have limitations in their scope of practice.

I do know that LPN’s can not hang blood products. I also realize that each hospital has their own rules and regulations to what LPN’s are allowed or not allowed to do. With that being said, I do think that should be taken into consideration when making assignments on a floor.

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1st Post (PITC – LPN Nursing School in Philadelphia)

Hey Everyone!  PITC has officially launched a blog!  Check back for updates frequently. 

A little bout PITC and our program(s).  PITC is a Higher Education Institution that offers Full Time and Part Time Practical Nursing Programs and Education in Philadelphia.  Our Entrance Test for the LPN Program is the ATI TEAS Test Version 5 (V).