ATTN GRADS: SEEKING A NEW LPN JOB?

ATTN GRADS: In the market for a new LPN job? Here are some job leads for you to consider:

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http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/hea/3981703750.html
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PITC’s Thanksgiving Food Drive was a Success!

PITC's Thanksgiving Food Drive was a Success!

The food drive to benefit the Mattie Dixon Food Cupboard was quite a success! Because of your generosity we collected 123.6 pounds of non perishable food which was delivered to the food cupboard yesterday.

We will continue our partnership with them next year.

Thank you for reaching out to less fortunate members of our immediate community!

Thank you to everyone who pitched in to support the food drive! We will be having another charitable affair next month for the holidays.

Showcasing a PITC Graduate of Class 7

Look who we spotted having fun singing karaoke with the seniors of Bristol! This image is of Jeff Brown, a graduate of Class 7 and a current LPN.  We are glad to see you are doing well Jeff, and thanks for keeping in touch!  Best of luck and keep up the good work!

We encourage all of our fellow graduates to keep in touch and keep us informed on their latest recognitions and accompishments.  Keep it up guys!

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!

Also, make sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus Page!

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