Throughout your time as a student nurse, you will inevitably be caring for patients who have Diabetes Mellitus. The CDC estimates that nearly 1 in 4 adults are living with this chronic disease. See the poster below to learn about the different types of diabetes and resources for more information.
HOUSE BILL No. 6287 was introduced in August of 2018 by Rep. Cochran and referred to the Committee on Regulatory Reform. This bill seeks to amend current legislation on indoor tanning and minors.
Check out our poster below for more information on the bill. As always, MNSA encourages nursing students to contact local representatives and let your voice be heard!
The Recovery Village is an organization with locations across the country, dedicated to helping those struggling with substance abuse into recovery. They are offering a $1,000 award to students pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addiction. To enter, submit a short essay describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment.
Deadline: June 30th, 2019
Register TODAY for our 2019 Annual Convention, "Survival Guide to Nursing School"
The convention will take place January 25-26, 2019 at Suburban Collection Showplace & Hyatt Place Novi. Early bird pricing is available until December 14th and discounted hotel rooms are being offered until December 24th.
We have inspiring speakers and exciting breakout sessions planned for this event. You don't want to miss this opportunity to come together with nursing students and nurse leaders from all over the state! Nursing school is challenging, but together we can support each other to preserve and overcome the barriers that stand before us. Our goal is to provide you with the resources, knowledge, support, and inspiration necessary to survive nursing school!
Please share our Save the Date & registration link below with your SNA and nursing friends!
"As student nurses in Michigan, our determination calls us to endure late nights, find cohesive allies, give mutual respect and persevere caffeine overloads."
See the attached document for information on the Michigan Nursing Foundation Scholarship Program. Membership in MNSA is influential in the selection of scholarship recipients.
The most widely practiced form of yoga in the U.S. is Hatha yoga. This type of physical activity combines asanas (physical poses) & pranayama (breathing techniques). The purpose of yoga is to connect the mind and body to improve overall wellbeing. The pose shown to the right is called the "Tree Pose".
Did you know that yoga has been found to be an effective means of improving physical health, such as improving heart rate variability (HRV), blood lipids, blood glucose, blood pressure, salivary cortisol and oxidative stress?
Many studies have also shown improved measures of mental well-being, with reports of decreased fatigue and stress. Yoga, like other forms of physical activity, is thought to suppress the HPA axis and SNS stimulation, to help modulate the stress response and reduce the adverse affects that manifest from chronic stress. Emerging studies are looking at yoga as an adjunct treatment to many diseases, such as depression, anxiety, cancer, and rehabilitation after stroke.
What's your favorite yoga pose? How has yoga been beneficial to your health? Comment below!
Use #MSNAyogi in your pictures throughout the month of July to be featured on our social media!
By: James Reder, Community Health, Image & Breakthrough to Nursing Director
The summer heat is upon us, and so are the festivities! To cool down, many people find themselves by a lake, a pool, or a sprinkler set up in their backyard. This Fourth of July, many adults will choose an alcoholic beverage to quench their thirst and beat the heat. Drinkers should be cognizant of their alcohol consumption because alcohol and heat can be a dangerous combination.
To finish out the last week in June and National Safety Month, Safe Driving is the topic of the week!
As nursing students, we are always on the go! Whether it's driving to class, the library, work, or clinical, the time we spend behind the wheel quickly adds up. When you factor in the sleep deprivation, accumulating responsibilities, and the time crunch that many nursing students experience, the likelihood of distracted driving is hard to ignore.
As future nurses, we will also come in contact with patients facing the consequences of motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) related to distracted driving. It is important be knowledgeable on safe driving behaviors to ensure the safety of yourself and your patients.
Did you know that drowsy driving is estimated to be responsible to nearly 10% of all MVAs (according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety)? While not being fully rested may seem harmless, it only takes a split-second of decreased alertness to veer off the road, cross into on-coming traffic, or fail to stop for a pedestrian. Click the link below for the National Safety Council's full article on Drowsy Driving.
Another important aspect of safe driving is refraining from cell phone use. Whether it is texting, talking, or choosing a song, taking your attention off the road can have fatal outcomes. Even new technology in vehicles that allows you to navigate your phone hands-free or from your dash can steel your attention long enough to cause devastating consequences. Watch the video below from AT&Ts It Can Wait Campaign, and take the pledge to drive distraction-free.
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