RI Health Care Sector Expected To Grow 16%; More RNs Needed

There’s a more immediate need for certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, and medical assistants, or MAs.

Rhode Island will face a shortage of nurses in the next 10 to 15 years. But the state may need even more lower level health care workers. The state expects to see a shortage of nurses in the coming years. Credit Aaron Read A health care workforce development group says Rhode Island could likely be short about 350 nurses within the next decade.

That group, Stepping Up Rhode Island, just put out a report assessing the health care industry’s needs over the coming 10 to 20 years. But spokesman Barry Nickerson says there’s a more immediate need for certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, and medical assistants, or MAs.

“We are at the brink of that transition as the Affordable Care Act unrolls, in which we’ll see more health care being sought out at community sites because of the access to health insurance,” said Nickerson. “This is going to require more of those CNA and MA positions so we have our eyes on preparing them for care in the community.”

Click Link to read entire story RI Health Care Sector Expected To Grow 16%; More RNs Needed | Rhode Island Public Radio.

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The Rhode Show features Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at New England Tech was recently featured on The Rhode Show.

Watch the segment below!

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The 100 Best Jobs | Best Jobs | US News Careers

From US News:

All jobs aren’t created equal. In fact, some are simply better than the rest. U.S. News 100 Best Jobs of 2014 offer a mosaic of employment opportunity, good salary, manageable work-life balance and job security. Some careers offer just the right mix of these components – for instance, nearly 40 percent of our picks are health care jobs – but the list also includes strong showings from occupations in the social services and business sectors. And for the first time, our No. 1 pick is a technology job.

Click the Link for the full list The 100 Best Jobs | Best Jobs | US News Careers.

New England Tech offers 28 of the TOP 100:

1. Software Developer

2. Computer Systems Analyst

6. Registered Nurse

9. Web Developer

11. Information Security Analyst

12. Database Administrator

17. Physical Therapist Assistant

21. Occupational Therapy Assistant

22. Clinical Laboratory Technician

24. Information Technology Manager

28. Veterinary Technologist and Technician

30. Computer Programmer

32. Respiratory Therapist

37. Construction Manager

42. Business Operations Manager

45. Medical Assistant

47. Medical Equipment Repairer

52. Computer Systems Administrator

53. Medical Secretary

54. Cost Estimator

69. Patrol Officer

77. Surgical Technologist

78. Computer Support Specialist

79. Administrative Assistant

92. Architect

95. Office Clerk

96. Auto Mechanic

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Student Twitter Pic of the day

Really nice picture from a #SurgicalTech student. #mocksurgery

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The hidden profession that saves lives

The hidden profession that saves lives

Medical Laboratory Science (also called Clinical Laboratory Science) is one of the most under-recognized health professions – with excellent job prospects

By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD | Posted on 11 February 2014

Medical laboratory science involves diagnostic laboratory testing from A to Z. These professionals do everything from providing your cancer testing results, to predicting the correct antibiotic to prescribe, to typing the correct blood for surgery. MLS professionals provide answers to life-and-death decisions every day.

Click this link to read entire story The hidden profession that saves lives | Elsevier Connect.

Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Act as detectives for physicians
  • Perform and analyze tests on blood, urine, and other body tissues to help solve mysteries for physicians
  • Provide 85% of the information needed to aid in diagnosis, treatment, or management of disease
  • “The hidden profession that saves lives”
  • Perfect for those who want to work in healthcare and help people but don’t want to be in the front line
  • According to BLS, there will be a need for 48,000 more MLTs by the year 2022 (about a 30% increase). This is due to the aging workforce, longer life expectancy, increased access to health insurance
  • From a 2013 survey, 42% of laboratory professionals are in the age group 56-65
    • Within the next 5 years, half of them will retire creating more “work” for the lab
    • We will need to replace them and then some equaling about 500,000 jobs nationwide

To learn how to get started on your associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and to schedule a visit to our NEW campus, please call Admissions at 800-736-7744, ext. 3357, or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

Students hold TOY DRIVE

 

Toys to Facilitate ALL the Senses

Sponsored by: MSOT & SOTA CLUBS

April 28 – May 9, 2014

Please place your donations in the blue box at the entrance of the food court, East Greenwich Campus. 

This toy drive was created to collect toys to send overseas with the Therapy Missions Organization.

Example of toys:

Tactile toys, Sound toys, Fidget toys / Stress balls, Stuffed animals, Yoga balls, Putty, Play dough, Blankets, Beanbags, Learning toys.

“According to the book The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz M.D. Sensory Processing Disorder can affect how a child processes sensory information, which than makes it hard for children to function in their daily life (play, make friends, learn, live ).”

For more information about Sensory Process Disorder visit: http://www.spdfoundation.net/about-sensory-processing-disorder.html

For more information about Therapy Missions visit: http://www.therapymissions.org

The message below is being sent on behalf of the Occupational Therapy student clubs. 

A Bright Future

Great story from Advanced for Medical Laboratory Professionals about “A Bright Future” for Medical Laboratory Technicians.

A Bright FutureClick here to read the full story

Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Act as detectives for physicians
  • Perform and analyze tests on blood, urine, and other body tissues to help solve mysteries for physicians
  • Provide 85% of the information needed to aid in diagnosis, treatment, or management of disease
  • “The hidden profession that saves lives”
  • Perfect for those who want to work in healthcare and help people but don’t want to be in the front line
  • According to BLS, there will be a need for 48,000 more MLTs by the year 2022 (about a 30% increase). This is due to the aging workforce, longer life expectancy, increased access to health insurance
  • From a 2013 survey, 42% of laboratory professionals are in the age group 56-65
    • Within the next 5 years, half of them will retire creating more “work” for the lab
    • We will need to replace them and then some equaling about 500,000 jobs nationwide

To learn how to get started on your associate degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and to schedule a visit to our NEW campus, please call Admissions at 800-736-7744, ext. 3357, or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

Faculty News: Franklin Raposa, Sim Lab Specialist

Frank RaposaFrank comes to NEIT with experience in both the Information Technology industry and as a paramedic.

At American Power Conversion (APC), he was a Desktop Support Analyst, providing technical assistance to end users and, as Senior Events & Sponsorships Manager, where he worked to integrate new technologies to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs.

After becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, he worked for an ambulance service and then for South Kingstown EMS. In his position as a paramedic, he was called upon to rapidly assess and treat life threatening illness or injury. He was also called upon for his IT skills to troubleshoot networks and to address communication issues between computers, cell phones and cardiac monitors.

Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He is also certified as an EMT – Paramedic, with licenses in RI and CT and is on the National Registry. He is also Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified. He has been a volunteer EMT, working at the University of Rhode Island EMS as Vice-Commander and as President of the Charlestown Rescue.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.

RN to BSN program achieves National Accreditation

New England Institute of Technology Receives National Accreditation for Its Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

new england tech - accredited online rn-bsn nursing programEast Greenwich, RI – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology (NEIT), announced that the college has received accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for its fully on-line Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program.  As Rhode Island’s first and only on-line RN-BSN program, Registered Nurses will be prepared to meet the demands of the healthcare field by expanding and enhancing their nursing education. This program will train students for leadership roles and graduate studies in nursing with the next cohort beginning in October, 2014.  

The RN-BSN program is crafted to be relevant, engaging and fun. Students will be learning as part of a connected online community that provides support and broadens critical thinking while building camaraderie among other Registered Nurses enrolled in the program. As one student stated, “These classes are making me a better, safer nurse.”  

The on-line format is tailored to meet the needs of the working adult learner. Students have the opportunity to develop professional nursing leadership through clinical reasoning, management skills and competencies, and evaluation skills. Graduates of this program are prepared for positions in community health clinics, private practice, hospitals, and patient care facilities.    

For more information on the RN-BSN on-line program, please contact NEIT’s Admissions office at 800-736-7744, 401-467-7744 or email NEITAdmissions@neit.edu. You may also visit the college’s website at www.neit.edu.

Faculty News: Suzan Menihan, Assistant Professor

suemenihanSuzan joins NEIT bringing her expertise in women’s health, midwifery and OB/GYN to the department. She has worked in private practices and hospitals. Early in her career, she was a staff nurse at South County Hospital and Westerly Hospital where she provided direct patient care for women and infants, and developed post-partum assessment teaching tools for staff. Later, she worked as a midwife in a variety of practices throughout the state and became a partner/owner of the first independent midwifery-owned OB/GYN practice in Rhode Island.

Her teaching experience includes having been a clinical preceptor for the University of Rhode Island’s graduate program in Nurse-Midwifery and in their undergraduate program in Women’s Health Care.

Suzan has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing both from the University of Rhode Island. She has earned numerous professional certifications in the field, including: Nurse-Midwife (American Midwifery Certification Board), First Assisting for Cesarean Birth, Master’s Colposcopy, Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR, and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.

For more information about Nursing or our completely online RNBSN programs, please contact Admissions by phone at 800-736-7744 ext. 3357 or email at NEITAdmissions@neit.edu.