Home » 2012 » January

New NLN Toolkit Offers Guidance to Nurse Educators Seeking Global Experiences

New NLN Toolkit Offers Guidance to Nurse Educators Seeking Global Experiences

National League for Nursing

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2012

With the globe shrinking, thanks to the Internet, sophisticated technology, and advanced communications, there are increased opportunities for international experiences in nursing education. Hence, the need for the Faculty Preparation for Global Experiences Toolkit, an initiative of INESA (International Nursing Education, Services, and Accreditation), a joint task force of the National League for Nursing and NLN Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Today’s nurse educators engage in international collaboration for many reasons: personal interest; the encouragement of a dean; the creation of a course or curriculum in global service learning or community/public health; promoting the educator’s home institution. And there are many roles a nurse educator can assume in an international setting: teacher, consultant, researcher, clinician. “Moreover,” said NLN president, Dr. Judith Halstead, “research indicates that health outcomes improve with the heightened cultural sensitivity of caregivers. That’s why nurse educators now have greater motivation than ever for gaining exposure to diverse, trans-cultural learning environments.”

The toolkit consists of five sections that facilitate advance planning, provide practical advice for the time abroad, and aid in implementing lessons learned once the nurse educator returns to home base. The toolkit concludes with a bibliography and web-based resources for additional information. Among the many topics covered are:

Selecting a host country

Packing, visas, immunizations

How to embrace unfamiliar customs and surroundings

Special role of faculty abroad

Faculty/student collaborations

Evaluating the experience and designing next steps

“In the interest of increasing access to safe, quality health care worldwide, the NLN considers the advancement of global nursing education a priority. There is always so much to be learned from our colleagues around the world,” noted NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

Members of the committee that developed the toolkit were: Daria U. Amato, MSN, RN, CNE; Joyce Barra, PhD, RN; G. Elaine Patterson, EdD, FNP-C, RNC; Shannon E. Perry, PhD, RN, FAAN; Jane F. Sumner, PhD, RN, PHCNS, BC; and Virginia W. Adams, PhD, RN, consultant to the NLN.

The Faculty Preparation for Global Experiences Toolkit is available on the NLN website here.

For more information about the toolkit, contact Dr. Elaine Tagliareni at 212-812-0333.

Editors and reporters: For interview opportunities, please contact NLN chief communications officer, Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 35,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations and agencies.



Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

Related Developing Nations Press Releases

Biodiversity in Bangladesh

Dawn on St Martin’s island, the southernmost part of Bangladesh. This small island in the Bay of Bengal is, like Bangladesh itself, home to a composite mosaic of life. Its fine sand beaches are the nesting place for sea turtles, and the trees that line these beaches are home to a myriad number of birds. Below the surface of the water that surrounds St Martin’s is another world, rich in coral and the marine life for which Bangladesh — the land of water — is famed. This variety of life is what St Martins, indeed, what the whole world depends upon. The living networks of biodiversity provide all with the health, wealth, food, fuel and vital services. Yet on St Martins, and elsewhere across Bangladesh, this diversity is being undermined, with irreversible species loss threatening the basic life support systems upon which so much life depends. The tourist boats which each year bring thousands to explore the Island’s remarkable beauty, bring with them many environmental pressures. A lifeline to many who live on St Martin’s, the boats also mean more people, more roads and more construction than the Island’s fragile ecosystem can handle. Unplanned tourism is unleashing upon St Martins new challenges that for its thousands of years of existence it has not yet had to face. The tremendous pressures on natural resources faced by this small nation with a large population are similarly played out on St Martins. Overfishing of recent years has reduced fishery stocks, meaning that

A Major Documentary on Current Environmental Threats and How Jewish Teachings Can Be Applied in Responding to These Threats. Produced by Emmy-Award-winning producer, director, writer, and cinematographer Lionel Friedberg, A SACRED DUTY will take its place alongside Al Gore’s AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH and Leonardo di Caprio’s THE ELEVENTH HOUR as another powerful expose of the dangers of global warming. However, it goes beyond the latter two films, by showing how religious responses can make a major difference and why a shift toward plant-based diets is an essential part of efforts to reduce global climate change and other environmental threats.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Green@Google: M. Sanjayan

The Atlas of Global Conservation is being published by UC Press and The Nature Conservancy on this day. It will be presented here at Google by The Nature Conservancy’s Lead Scientist, Dr. M. Sanjayan. He’s a great speaker as is evident by his appearance on David Letterman. This beautiful atlas features: – The most comprehensive single volume on global environmental conservation and future sustainability. – Includes the latest data on environmental threats, such as climate change, water use, habitat protection, deforestation and overfishing. – Full-color maps and graphics are designed to facilitate sideby-side comparisons, empowering readers to draw their own conclusions. – Brings together information that has been widely dispersed across myriad publications and databases in a format that invites evaluation and application.

World Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Review Now Available at MarketPublishers.com

World Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Review Now Available at MarketPublishers.com

Market Publishers Ltd

London, UK (PRWEB) January 24, 2012

Following a short term fall in 2009 due to the global economic downturn, the global specialty oilfield chemicals market is showing some signs of recovery. Though declined in growth, the market stands stimulated with increase in natural gas and oil production, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, and Africa. Manufacturers are heavily dependent on non-traditional sources such as intense offshore waters and oil sands for natural gas and oil, promising healthy prospects for specialty oilfield chemicals.

New research report “Global Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market by Types, Applications, Trends & Forecasts (2011 – 2016)” drawn up by MarketsandMarkets has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

Title: Global Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market by Types, Applications, Trends & Forecasts (2011 – 2016)

Published: January, 2012

Pages: 269

Price: US$ 4,650


The study delves into extensive research and in-depth analysis of the world specialty oilfield chemicals market, categorizing it on the basis of types, applications, and geography. It forecasts revenues and analyzes trends in each of these submarkets. To contribute to a better understanding of the sector, the study gives detailed insights into major market drivers, challenges, opportunities, and key issues. Moreover, the competitive strategies and their initiatives taken by different companies to increase their market shares are also discussed in detail.

Report Contents:

1 Introduction

1.1 Key Take-Aways

1.2 Report Description

1.3 Markets Covered

1.4 Stakeholders

1.5 Research Methodology

1.5.1 Market Size

1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources

1.5.3 List of Secondary Sources

1.5.4 Key Data Points Taken from Primary Sources

1.5.5 Assumptions Made For this Report

1.5.6 List of Companies Covered During Primaries

1.6 Key Questions Answered

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Global Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market Landscape

3.3 Market Dynamics

3.3.1 Drivers Increasing crude oil production Increasing global deep drilling activity High demand for well stimulation process

3.3.2 Restraint Rising raw material costs

3.3.3 Opportunities Emerging economies Discovery of new oilfields in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and South America High demand for biopolymer in EOR

3.4 Burning Issue

3.4.1 Stringent Environmental Legislations

3.5 Winning Imperative

3.5.1 Increasing Trends Towards Oilfield Chemicals & Services Companies

3.6 Raw Material Analysis

3.6.1 Ethylene

3.6.2 Ammonia

3.6.3 Acrylic Acid

3.6.4 Phosphorus

3.7 Porter’s Five Forces

3.7.1 Competitive Rivalry

3.7.2 Threat From New Entrants

3.7.3 Threat From Substitutes

3.7.4 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers

3.7.5 Bargaining Power Of Buyers

3.8 Policy & Regulations

3.8.1 Ospar Commission

3.8.2 Reach

3.8.3 Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR)

3.8.4 Nea Strategy

3.9 Technology Trends

3.9.1 Directional & Horizontal Drilling

3.9.2 Coiled Tubing & Dual-Gradient Drilling (DGD)

3.9.3 Hydraulic Fracturing

3.10 Value Chain Analysis

3.11 Prices Trends

3.12 Patent Analysis

4 Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Market, by Types

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Specialty Chemicals

4.2.1 Corrosion & Scale Inhibitors

4.2.2 Biocides

4.2.3 Demulsifiers

4.2.4 Pour-Point Depressants

4.2.5 Surfactants

4.2.6 Others

4.3 Polymers

4.3.1 Natural Polymers

4.3.2 Synthetic Polymers

5 Specialty Oilfield Chemicals, by Applications

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Drilling Fluid

5.3 Well Stimulation

5.4 Production Chemicals

5.5 Cementing

5.6 Workover & Completion

5.7 Enhanced Oil Recovery

6 Specialty Oilfield Chemicals, by Geography

6.1 Introduction

6.2 North America

6.3 Europe

6.4 Asia-Pacific

6.5 Middle East & Africa

7 Competitive Landscape

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Mergers & Acquisitions

7.3 New Products Launch and Research & Development

7.4 Partnership/Collaboration/Joint Venture/ Agreement/Contract

7.5 Expansion

7.6 Investment

7.7 Others/Supply Contracts

8 Company Profiles

8.1 Akzonobel NV

8.1.1 Overview

8.1.2 Financials

8.1.3 Products & Services

8.1.4 Strategy

8.1.5 Developments

8.2 Albemarle Corporation

8.2.1 Overview

8.2.2 Financials

8.2.3 Product & Services

8.2.4 Strategy

8.2.5 Developments

8.3 Ashland Inc.

8.3.1 Overview

8.3.2 Financials

8.3.3 Product & Services

8.3.4 Strategy

8.3.5 Developments

8.4 Baker Hughes Incorporated

8.4.1 Overview

8.4.2 Financials

8.4.3 Products & Services

8.4.4 Strategy

8.4.5 Developments


8.5.1 Overview

8.5.2 Financials

8.5.3 Products & Services

8.5.4 Strategy

8.5.5 Developments

8.6 Canadian Energy Services & Technology Corp

8.6.1 Overview

8.6.2 Financials

8.6.3 Products & Services

8.6.4 Strategy

8.6.5 Developments

8.7 Champion Technologies Inc.

8.7.1 Overview

8.7.2 Financials

8.7.3 Products & Services

8.7.4 Strategy

8.7.5 Developments

8.8 Clariant AG

8.8.1 Overview

8.8.2 Financials

8.8.3 Products & Services

8.8.4 Strategy

8.8.5 Developments

8.9 Croda International Plc

8.9.1 Overview

8.9.2 Financials

8.9.3 Products & Services

8.9.4 Strategy

8.9.5 Developments

8.10 Dow Chemical Company

8.10.1 Overview

8.10.2 Financials

8.10.3 Products & Services

8.10.4 Strategy

8.10.5 Developments

8.11 E.I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company

8.11.1 Overview

8.11.2 Financials

8.11.3 Products & Services

8.11.4 Strategy

8.11.5 Developments

8.12 Halliburton

8.12.1 Overview

8.12.2 Financials

8.12.3 Products & Services

8.12.4 Strategy

8.12.5 Developments

8.13 Kemira Oyj

8.13.1 Overview

8.13.2 Financials

8.13.3 Products & Services

8.13.4 Strategy

8.13.5 Developments

8.14 Lamberti Group

8.14.1 Overview

8.14.2 Financials

8.14.3 Product & Services

8.14.4 Strategy

8.14.5 Developments

8.15 Messina Inc

8.15.1 Overview

8.15.2 Financials

8.15.3 Product & Services

8.15.4 Strategy

8.15.5 Developments

8.16 Newpark Resources Inc

8.16.1 Overview

8.16.2 Financials

8.16.3 Products & Services

8.16.4 Strategy

8.16.5 Developments

8.17 Rhodia SA

8.17.1 Overview

8.17.2 Financials

8.17.3 Products & Services

8.17.4 Strategy

8.17.5 Developments

8.18 Schlumberger Limited

8.18.1 Overview

8.18.2 Financials

8.18.3 Product & Services

8.18.4 Strategy

8.18.5 Developments

8.19 The Lubrizol Corporation

8.19.1 Overview

8.19.2 Financials

8.19.3 Products & Services

8.19.4 Strategy

8.19.5 Developments

8.20 Zirax Limited

8.20.1 Overview

8.20.2 Financials

8.20.3 Product & Services

8.20.4 Strategy

8.20.5 Developments


U.S. Patents

Europe Patents

Japan Patents

List of Tables

List of Figures

More new research reports by the publisher can be found at MarketsandMarkets page.


Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

Related International Development Policy Press Releases

What do you think would improve this story? (Its short.)?

Question by I Know Everything: What do you think would improve this story? (Its short.)?
Something I wrote this afternoon. I want to improve it so give me your worst.

“What Happened Between Classes”

Outside of the classroom window, the wind whipped the brilliant red and orange of fall leaves through the air.

On the other side of the glass panes, Stephan Lenning, elbow propped against his wood desk, chin in his hand, sighed. The professor’s voice faded into a light buzzing against his brain as he watched a red oak leaf fall to the ground.

“Like me,” he thought. “Brilliant, attractive, and dead… cut off from my life source—”

The sound of students shuffling out of the classroom pulled him from his reverie, and he took a last look out the window and grabbed his books.

“I have to get lunch before Economics—”

He hurried towards the door of the classroom.

Stephan hated that door. Its bottom hinges looked like they had been around since The Great Depression, and every time anyone used it, they made a jarring noise, like a yowling she-cat.


Stephan looked away from the door.

“Mr. Hastings?”

The professor pointed a pudgy finger at the blackboard.

“Remember, your essay on the Roman Empire is due Monday.”

“I’ll remember.”

“Well, don’t be late about it,” Mr. Hastings said his, pasty face screwing into an annoyed expression. He wiped at the beads of sweat on his brow. “Just remember, if you’re late this time, you get a red F.”

Stephan nodded, and walked out of the classroom, wincing at the sound that came from the door’s hinges as he pushed it open. He looked at his watch. 12:00. He had thirty minutes until Economics.

He grabbed a sandwich at a little shop, and headed over to the park.

He walked past the playground full of laughing children, and into a cluster of trees on the far side of the park. That was his retreat.

It was quiet there.

In his mind he called it “Green Eden.” But he never told the others.
How they would laugh…

He collapsed in the little patch of grass, surrounded by the strait tallness and tangy sent of the pine trees.

How he envied those trees…they never had to sit inside those wretched classrooms, and listen to tired teachers drone on and on about the value of X and Y. They where free.

The way he had once been free…

He had practically lived outside with his books and notepad…listing to the birds and feeling his whole body vibrating with the sweet wonder of life… and writing…always writing…trying to capture in a page of dead words, that elusive, quiet ecstasy he had felt in the woods, trying to imprison it in a paragraph…

Oh, he had known then that he would do it. There was no way he would fail…

But he had failed.

Stephan leaned against an oak tree and sighed.

The Robert Frost poem about two roads dividing ran though his mind in fragments.

He had taken the easy road… the grassy wide road… the road that everyone around him said would make him happy. After all he would be rich, and successful—

And miserable.

Stephan shook his head, trying to chase away the thought as he had chased it away many times before.

This time it wouldn’t go away. He stood up and pushed a lock of brown hair from his face. He shouldn’t have come here. It was too painful to be surrounded by life, pulsing in the trees, and grass, and to not be able too embrace it as he once had; with total abandon, overflowing joy.

He looked at his watch.

His Economics class was in ten minutes.

He looked at the red and gold leaves spinning through the air. A lark in the tree above him sang out joyfully.

She seemed to him to be mimicking the old stir of his soul…

“I am, I am, I am…”

Stephan paused, listening to the lark until she flew away in search of another perch. His heart sank. The beauty of the lark’s song was gone forever. Unless…

His fingers brushed against the notepad in his pocket. Words ran through his head. He could capture that song forever…he could capture the aloof scent of the pine trees; the coquettish dance of the red and gold leaves drifting in the air…

In a page, or a poem…They would be his, forever.

He looked at his watch.

Five minutes until his economics class.

He looked up at the pines. They where not afraid of what people thought of them. They grew strait and tall… so tall that if people laughed at them, they wouldn’t hear it anyway.

Stephan looked through the trees at the huddles of students rushing back to class. They where all dressed alike, all nervous, all dependent on each other for their soul’s song… He looked back up at the pines.

His green eyes flashed with a savage light, and he hurled his textbooks as far away from himself as they would go. His fingers grasped his worn notepad.

He sank to the ground, took out an old pencil from his pocket, and began to write.

He never pushed open the squeaking door of the old classroom again.

Best answer:

Answer by crazygirl
That is very good. It is like a page or two from a book. I like your descriptions and vocabulary, are you a professional writer? That poem by Robert Frost is my favorite poem for years. It is a classic If you ever publish a book let me know. It has a feel of To Kill A Mocking Bird. I don’t know why. Maybe because that story is about childhood a bit too. I do not think you have to change anything. Continue with it.

Add your own answer in the comments!

‘The Miracle Of Asia’ (Part 1) – Singapore Documentary

The Miracle Of Asia – Part 1 of 2 Directed by James Wiffen This is a documentary about Singapore, a country that has risen from a poor developing country, to an economic giant, in a little over 50 years. The main focus of the documentary is the people, both native Singaporeans, and also foreign workers who have relocated there, as these have been the key to the country’s success. Singapore is a melting pot of different cultures, and this is highlighted in the film, by focusing on people from all nationalities, and all walks of life, and how they work together in unity, and harmony. This was made as a final year project on the TV Production course at Bournemouth University. Part 2: www.youtube.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

ORGANIC INDIA presented with ?Steward of Our Future? Award by Earth Guardians

ORGANIC INDIA presented with “Steward of Our Future” Award by Earth Guardians

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 23, 2012

Earth Guardians presented ORGANIC INDIA with a “Steward of Our Future” Award for their work on organic agriculture and sustainable consciousness. The award presentation was part of Earth Guardians’ 2011 Annual Earth Guardian Fundraiser, held at the Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place in Boulder, CO.

Earth Guardians’ mission is to educate and assist youth in becoming active caretakers of our precious earth, and to empower them in becoming outspoken environmental leaders, both locally and globally.

Through nature programs, environmental education, message-driven performances and community activism, Earth Guardians provide youth with the knowledge, tools and leadership qualities needed to envision and shape a healthy planet, one that we can all be proud to pass on to our next generations.

“ORGANIC INDIA is a company all its own. Envisioned as a Vehicle of Consciousness, its holistic and sustainable business modality is a beacon for the future,” states Alex Budd of Earth Guardians.

9-year old Earth Guardian Itzcuauhtli Martinez states, “Companies like ORGANIC INDIA really give us hope that we can change the world. They are teaching the people of India how important and easy it is to farm organically. They are leading the way towards creating a sustainable planet.”

“I really want to thank ORGANIC INDIA for their commitment to organic farming and for teaching so many children and families in India to grow organic food. We really love the Tulsi Tea that they grow there. Your work is so important to the kind of world that we will be left with. Thank you,” said 10-year old Earth Guardian Trinity Carter.

ORGANIC INDIA was founded 15 years ago to serve as a Vehicle of Consciousness to demonstrate that a new business modality based on human values and respect for the Earth and all beings could become a reality and be a sustainable business enterprise. ORGANIC INDIA is demonstrating that companies which embody love and consciousness in action can be successful, because they serve others with respect, humility and offer outstanding products.

ORGANIC INDIA applauds the Earth Guardians family for inspiring and empowering young people to take action on their own behalf and to change the world.


Vocus©Copyright 1997-

, Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.
Vocus, PRWeb, and Publicity Wire are trademarks or registered trademarks of Vocus, Inc. or Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC.

Tibet on the Edge of Change (Part 1/6)

Click here for more Tibet videos : www.youtube.com “Tibet on the Edge of Change” 1994 documentary by (probably Clemens Kuby credited as) ‘William Bacon III’ — In 1959, after 10 years of resistance, the 14th Dalai Lama was forced from his home in Lhasa by the Red Chinese army. Now living in exile in Northern India, His Holiness still remains the spiritual and political leader to millions of Buddhists around the world. Since 1959 China has continued to invade Tibet, stripping the land of natural resources and robbing the people of their sovereign nation, their culture and their religion. — cameo: Kuby walks right behind Tenzin Gyatso (HH.XIV.DL) in the opening shot — b/w, from VHS(NTSC) (NeverTheSameColor) ” It is my dream that the entire Tibetan plateau should become a free refuge, where humanity and nature can live in peace and in harmonious balance. It would be a place where people from all over the world could come to seek the meaning of peace within themselves, away from the tensions and pressures of much of the rest of the world. Tibet coud indeed become a creative center for the promotion and developement of peace. ” HH. XIV Dalai Lama, April 1994, Nechung Dorje center, Hawaii ” It is my hoppe and fervent prayer that the day will come soon when Tibet will no longer be an occupied land, oppressed by force, unproductive and scarred by suffering. For a thosand years we Tibetans have adhered to spiritual and environmental values in order to maintain the delicate

Why is it that I am able to clearly see that the Obama administration is destroying the U.S.?

Question by : Why is it that I am able to clearly see that the Obama administration is destroying the U.S.?
Now I am not “mentally challenged.” I have a B.S. in psychology, an M.S. in biology, an M.D. in psychiatry, so I must be reasonably intelligent.
I don’t think I am clairvoyant.
At my last medical exam there was no evidence I have a brain tumor that would impair my ability to think.
I am not Republican, not a Democrat, maybe a Libitarian [ not really sure about that]
But, sure as God made little green apples; this administration is doing things that are not fitting to the economics that made America the greatest empire that ever existed. [ the most generous also].
It also is firing up racial tensions, and class warfare.
Why is it many many Americans are not able to see this? It seems SO obvious to me.
I feel fine. I don’t seem to be ignorant. My medical doctor tells me I am 100% fit, both mentally and physically.
Why do I feel that people who do not see what damage this administration has done and is continuing to do are unable to see the “forest from the trees?”
Yes the G. W. Bush administration had dug this country into a hole.
But Obama is making that hole deeper. “If you want to get out from a hole, stop digging.” Chinese proverb.
You say to me—–
It can be spelled either way. libirtarian or libertarian.
Go back to school and learn Latin.
Also, there is no such word as “cus.” And it’s PHD not PH.D.
“People in glass houses shouldn’t throw bricks.”
Centrist, YOU are exactly the type of persons I am referring to!

Best answer:

Answer by The Centrist
go get a Ph.D in spelling, cus’ it’s “Libertarian” not “Libitarian”

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

The Killing Fields (Documentary – Land Value Tax)

The Killing Feilds is a documentary highlighting the importance that economics and taxation plays in wildlife conservation. The Film, Directed by Carlo Nero and produced in conjunction with the Team behind Geophilos. The Film explores the relationship between Wildlife, Land, taxation and Law. The film Documents how the introduction of Land Value Tax would give Value to Wildlife and ensure Its protection. The film is presented by Economist Fred Harrison and features Peter Smith CEO and Founder of the Wildwood Trust, Dr Duncan Pickard, Landowner and Farmer, and Polly Higgins, Environmental barrister, author & campaigner.
Video Rating: 0 / 5

just crossing the street and a bus hit me:)))
Video Rating: 4 / 5