• Addressing Students Stress Levels in Nursing Education Programs

      Lowey, Susan E.; Belnavis, Chantell S.; The College at Brockport (2019-05-01)
      Eustress or good stress is beneficial, as it gives a burst of energy and help us to be motivated, perform task more efficiently and even boost memory. Bad stress can be described as anxiety provoking and if it takes place habitually, it can lead to health problems (ULifeline, 2019). For this reason, excessive stress has a delirious effect on the overall health of any individual. It is primarily a physical response defined by the Stress Management Society (SMS) (2017). The article further explained that when an individual is stressed, the body shifts into the “fight or flight” response that allows blood flow to divert from the brain to important muscles needed to fight or flee (SMS, 2017) .The body under this constant mechanism can be detrimental to one’s health as it can lead to individuals having an inability to cope with stressors associated with work, school, and home (SMS, 2017). Additionally, persons could have lapse in judgment of constantly being in an overwhelmed state of mind that enables them to not “think straight”, and to not perform to one’s highest capabilities (SMS, 2017). Stress attributes to individuals experiencing insomnia, fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, aches and pain, frequent colds and fever, moreover, sometimes lose their ability to perform sexually (Segal et al. 2018). These symptoms under any circumstance prevent individuals from being productive and has visibly shown that it reduces the capabilities for a person to learn and retain any material.
    • Issues and Trends in Surrogacy

      Lowey, Susan E.; Estrella, Karla; The College at Brockport (2019-05-16)
      Specialized education for professionals is becoming of significance and a global issue. The nursing profession is one of the world’s most critical because it mainly deals with the health hygiene. Education in this regard demands that all nurses are able to observe values, ethics, and responsibility towards the patient. There is growing concern about healthcare outcomes. Globally, there is an increasing nursing shortage against the demand for the various nursing services. In the United States, there is expected to be a shortfall of more than 500,000 registered nursed by 2025 (Buerhaus et al., 2008). This shortfall comes against increased enrollment of people who pursue nursing programs. To address this challenge, the increased enrollment in nursing programs will have to be increased by 40% yearly in order to replace the number of nurses who are likely to retire. Against the backdrop of increasing demand for nursing services against the supply of nurses, there is an increasing need to have educational programs that are centered on the delivery of patient care. As such, the nursing profession must collaboratively work to align their education with the primary needs of the patient. The inclusion of surrogacy in the nursing education curriculum is some of the key considerations that have been identified as a necessity to the current generation.