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Home Schooling and the Status Quo

We need to change our Educational System, it is not good enough and just like other major problems like our political system and health care system, it’s broken. We all know the educational system is not working and most public schools are nothing more than glorified baby-sitting, rote memorization centers of indoctrination. What value is this to our society or civilization really?

Interestingly enough everyone freely admits the educational system is broken and that it needs to be fixed and yet trying to get anything done with the current barriers of the status quo is a little unnerving and who has the time to deal with it all?

Indeed, this is to be expected, you know the Status Quo, it’s everywhere. Let me tell you a little story. I had brought forth a “Neighborhood Watch Patrol Plan” which has been successful, everywhere we have instituted it. Yet, every time it is suggested we hit a literal brick wall due to the status quo (local law enforcement agencies). Amazing, that they are not interested in solving the problems, making it better or winning, only in their fiefdoms.

This is human nature of course, still it is unacceptable, surely mankind is better than this? It takes a lot to be a change maker, and it is worthy, but you have to be willing to go the distance, few are. But they finally did instituted my Neighborhood Mobile Watch Program in NYC with the Taxi Cabs, so eventually if you press on, you can get it done.

So, it is possible to change things that are broken and solve the challenges and problems of our day, but it takes time and there are emotional costs and some hard headed people in the way. Many people have just given up on their local school systems and turned to Home Schooling and the Status Quo is worried about the rapid growth in home schooled families as well they should be. A little competition is good for them.

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Hospitals Earning Magnet Status Looking for Nurses With a BSN

Magnet status is an achievement awarded to hospitals that satisfy a set criteria designed by the nursing profession to measure the strength and quality of their nursing standards and practices. A Magnet facility is stated to be one where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, where nurses have a high level of job satisfaction, and where the nursing staff turnover rate is low. Magnet status is awarded and administered by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), as part of the Magnet Recognition Program for Excellence in Nursing.

Currently there are fewer than 400 facilities with Magnet status. These include facilities in the US, Australia, Lebanon, and Singapore. In part, by achieving Magnet status, hospitals hope to demonstrate a variety of characteristics, including, but not limited to, quality nursing leadership, professional models of care and professional development. As a result, hospitals are encouraging current and future employees to advance their education, including earning a BSN degree. This trend is evident at Salem Hospital in Salem, Oregon, which achieved the distinction of becoming a Magnet organization in 2010. Registered nurses at Salem Hospital have taken steps to advance their education, with many choosing to complete their BSN through Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing’s online RN to BSN program.

“The nursing profession in general has trended toward a high level of academic achievement,” said Ann Sukalac, Linfield College Instructor and Advisor who works with many Salem Hospital RNs. “Linfield’s RN to BSN program has noticed a correlated trend between nurses working to earn their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and hospitals looking to achieve and to maintain Magnet Status.”

Accreditation is extremely valuable in health care, as consumers are becoming more educated and discriminatory in selecting their health provider. Individuals will look for objective benchmarks, such as Magnet status, to aid their decision.

Facilities that earn Magnet status must continue to encourage and provide opportunities for advanced education to their employees to maintain this award, as it’s not a lifetime designation. This encourages hospitals to look for registered nurses who have a strong desire to increase their academic achievement and learning.

Magnet status designation is an example of an organization’s and their nursing staff’s commitment to delivery of high quality of care to the community and to provide professional advancement. The trend is that more registered nurses are now considering going back to school to earn their BSN degree, so they can better contribute in helping their hospital earn this gold standard in patient care.

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Hypertension and Social Economic Status

Social status, prestige, all these are connected with an individual. Sometimes it is acquired or sometimes it comes with the birth. Social status comes with family background, money, position and ethnic family.

To reach the social status as others, we earn, earn and earn, we don’t understand how to gain. Middle class people complete their education to get a secure job and to get handsome salary. In spite of trying hard to earn money there’s lot of burdens like family, taxes, bills and every penny that goes out.

In the field of education also there is competition. Hypertension is common in young generation due to exam pressure, pressure from peers to spend money etc. People with high social economic status take their hold everywhere providing good education to their children. People with low economic status cannot provide their children a high education and their mind remains underdeveloped. Such people are susceptible to hypertension because they can’t cope up with tension for money required for the education.

People compare themselves with others; they see that rich people have house, car and each and every amenity for life. But they don’t understand how to make huge money. All this is social burden. Thinking to reach the apogee, we stress our body, mind by working day and night with no breaks, no rest and so, body gets tired and respond in a different way. It releases stress hormone adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine, all of which are vasoconstrictors leading to hypertension.

Both are at high risks, people with high social economic status and with low social economic status. Because of poverty people with lower status are not able to saturate the requirement of body. People with higher status are at greater risk of hypertension, because of their sedentary lifestyle, consumption of alcohol and improper food habits.

This is not only about poor or people coming under poverty line. It is also about people having high occupation like CEO’s, Director’s, Manager’s etc. They all have to cope up with social economic status. They have preset targets to increase the sales of the company, to improve the productivity compared to colleagues, to manage all the balance sheets and what not. Higher the responsibility higher the risk of hypertension.

Hypertension comes silently and leaves no body. In rural areas people strive for food. Poverty again leads to hypertension. They eat what ever they find in their vicinity. Eating means just not to fill the stomach; it should fulfill the requirement of the body. Essential nutrients, proteins, vitamins and minerals all are required for the proper functionality of organs. Deficiency of potassium seriously leads to hypertension. Imbalance of ions and minerals cause irregularity in the osmolarity.

Health education should be given to all. There is difference between tips given to poor and rich people.

Rich can afford all sort of medication instantly.

It is not that poor cannot avail the treatment. For them, it is important to make them understand, how to cope up with stress occurred due to social economic status.

Education about food habits and lifestyle is important for both people with high and low social economic status. Ultimately everyone’s body reacts to all unfavorable conditions in similar way irrespective of status.

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Maintain Your H-1B Status in Today’s Economy

The slow economy in recent times has compelled many employers, especially those in the Information Technology industry, to lay off H-1B employees. Unfortunately, a lot of H-1B employees wind up in troubled waters once they are notified by their employers regarding the termination of their employment. It is extremely important for an H-1B visa holder to be in status at all times.

Loss of employment and termination of the H-1B status can result in the candidate becoming illegal in the United States. Sometimes, a candidate may be out of status and may accrue unlawful presence. Unlawful presence occurs when an H-1B candidate continues to reside in the United States after the expiration of the I-94 document and has no other application for relief pending with the USCIS. Once a person accrues unlawful presence in the United States, he or she then may be subjected to the three year or ten year bar. For example, if an H-1B candidate has accrued unlawful presence for more than 6 months, he or she is subjected to the three year bar. However, if the candidate continues to accrue unlawful status for more than one year, he or she will be subjected to the 10 year bar.

WHAT ARE THE EMPLOYERS OBLIGATIONS IF AN H-1B HOLDER IS TERMINATED?

Once an H-1B visa employee is terminated, it is the duty of the employer to settle all wage issues with the employee and provide the employee with a ticket to his or her home country. Additionally, the employer should also inform the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding the termination of the services of the H-1B employee. H1b employee is required to get the same benefits received by a US worker, in terms of severance package, health insurance continuation at employee’s expense etc. If you find another job and your employer has already provided air tickets to you to go back to your home country, you can’t cash that air tickets.

WHAT SHOULD AN H-1B VISA HOLDER DO TO PROTECT HIS OR HER STATUS?

If you are an H-1B visa holder and if you anticipate that your status will be terminated, it may be possible to apply for another status. There are different options available. The individual may qualify for another category depending upon his/her situations. For example H-1B holder may transfer his/her status to an H4 visa and also can acquire his/her student status for further studies. There are various realistic options to maintain your presence legally in United States; we recommend you to contact Immigration Attorney immediately. An attorney assists you to transfer your visas or recommends other realistic options.

•Education
•Change of Employer
•Change of Visa Status

For example, we recently succeeded in assisting an H-1B holder in transferring to an H4, and thereafter, we also assisted him in obtaining an H-1B again after he found another employer.

If you or any of your friends are about to lose your jobs and are currently on H-1B visas, we highly recommend you visit the law offices of N.M. Gehi, P.C. For assistance in transferring your h1b visa status, to maintain lawful status in United States and h1b related matters, please call (718) 263-5999 to schedule an appointment or else click here to schedule for a FREE personal consultation.

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