Tuesday, May 26, 2020
En Estados Unidos, enfermerÃ a es una de las profesiones mejor pagadas y con mayor demanda de profesionales. Los salarios varÃ an segÃ ºn la especialidad, titulaciÃ ³n, lugar de trabajo, aÃ ±os trabajados e, incluso, lugar de desempeÃ ±o laboral. Esta este artÃ culo se informa sobre cuÃ ¡nto ganan de media las enfermeras en Estados Unidos, segÃ ºn datos de Medscape, Nurse Salary, PayScale y el Bureau de EstadÃ sticas Oficiales y teniendo en cuenta las tres grandes categorÃ as en las que se divide esta profesiÃ ³n: LPN/LVP, tambiÃ ©n conocidas como enfermeras vocacionalesRN, por las siglas en inglÃ ©s de Enfermeras RegistradasNP, por siglas en inglÃ ©s de Enfermeras Practicantes Finalmente, se especifican quÃ © documentos legales son necesarios para trabajar en Estados Unidos y quÃ © tipos de visa se pueden obtener para trabajar en el campo de la enfermerÃ a. CuÃ ¡nto ganan las LPN/LVP en Estados Unidos Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVP, por sus siglas en inglÃ ©s) y Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN, por sus siglas en inglÃ ©s) son el equivalente de lo que en muchos paÃ ses hispanohablantes se conoce como auxiliar de enfermerÃ a. Desde el punto de vista acadÃ ©mico, los LVN y LPN se caracterizan por no haber cursado estudios universitarios de licenciatura en este rubro, sin embargo, deben pasar el examen de que se conoce como NCLEX-PN para trabajar en cualquiera de los 50 estados de EE.UU., el Distrito de Columbia y los territorios de Guam, Samoa, Marianas e Islas VÃ rgenes Americanas. De hecho, es posible trabajar como LVP o LPN con sÃ ³lo cursado la high school Ã¢â¬âlo que en algunos paÃ ses se llama bachillerato, prepa o liceoÃ¢â¬â, y, ademÃ ¡s, haber completado ciertos cursos tÃ ©cnicos. Pueden ocuparse de de curar heridas, baÃ ±ar y dar de comer a los enfermos, poner inyecciones y similares. En la actualidad, el salario medio anual de LVP y de LPN a tiempo completo es de $42.400 brutos, es decir, antes de descontar impuestos. Para los que trabajan a tiempo parcial el pago medio es de $20,30 por hora. Sin embargo, existen grandes diferencias segÃ ºn el tipo de trabajo que se realiza, conocimientos acadÃ ©micos adicionales, experiencia, etc. Entre los factores que determinan el salario se encuentra el lugar geogrÃ ¡fico en el que se trabaja. AsÃ , los estados en los que LVP y LPN comandan las mejores nÃ ³minas son Connecticut, Nevada y Alaska, con salarios anuales promedio superiores a $52.000 brutos. En el otro lado de la balanza se encuentran Virginia Occidental, Dakota del Sur y Alabama, donde los salarios son mÃ ¡s bajos para estos profesionales. Por regiÃ ³n, el Ã ¡rea no metropolitana donde los salarios son mÃ ¡s altos en el Ã ¡rea del sureste de Alaska y el Ã ¡rea metropolitana con mejor salario es la conformada por San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood, donde el salario bruto anual medio es de $60.550. En la actualidad hay mÃ ¡s de 718.000 LVP y LPN trabajando en Estados Unidos, siendo los estados de Texas, California, Nueva York, Florida y Ohio los que emplean un mayor nÃ ºmero. Salarios de Enfermeras Registradas (RN) en Estados Unidos La mayorÃ a de las enfermeras en Estados Unidos pertenecen a esta categorÃ a. Pueden empezar a trabajar con estudios universitarios medios, lo que equivale a un AssociateÃ ´s Degree en USA. Si tienen una licenciatura, (B.S. por sus siglas en inglÃ ©s)Ã ganan mÃ ¡s. En todo caso, para trabajar en Estados Unidos, en cualquiera de los 50 estados, Washington D.C.. y todos sus territorios excepto Puerto Rico, es necesario pasar el examen que se conoce como NCLEX-RN. La isla de Puerto Rico sigue su propio sistema de certificaciÃ ³n, pero los profesionales puertorriqueÃ ±os que desean trabajar en uno de los 50 estados o en los otros territorios de la UniÃ ³n necesitan pasar dicho examen. En la actualidad, el salario medio anual bruto de una RN a tiempo completo es de $67.930, mientras que para las RN a tiempo parcial el pago medio por hora es de $32.66. California, Hawaii y Massachussets son los estados en los que los salarios son mÃ ¡s altos, superando de media los $90.000 anuales brutos. Por otro lado, en Iowa es donde se obtiene el peor salario, siendo la media de $52.540 brutos anuales para RN a tiempo completo. Por Ã ¡reas, la que comanda los mejores salarios para RN es el Ã ¡rea conformada por San JosÃ ©-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, en el estado de California, donde el ingreso bruto anual medio es de $122.990. En cuanto a las especialidades que mÃ ¡s ganan dentro de la categorÃ a de RN destacan de anestesias, cuidados crÃ ticos o Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos y tambiÃ ©n las comadronas certificadas. Pero sin duda la especialidad mejor pagada entre las RN es la de enfermerÃ a anestesista registrada y certificada (CRNA, por sus siglas en inglÃ ©s). Han concluido estudios de maestrÃ a con especialidad en anestesias y han aprobado un examen de certificaciÃ ³n nacional aunque cada estado puede establecer regulaciones adicionales. AdemÃ ¡s, en muchos estados pueden trabajar sin estar bajo la supervisiÃ ³n de un mÃ ©dico anestesista. Pueden hacer una labor muy similar a estos, pero le resultan mÃ ¡s baratas a los hospitales. Esta es una especialidad conocida por sus altos niveles de estrÃ ©s y largas horas de trabajo. El salario medio de un profesional CRNA es de $157.000, siendo el punto de entrada $105.000 y siendo el punto mÃ ¡s alto $242.000 anuales brutos. En Estados Unidos, la distribuciÃ ³n entre hombres y mujeres CRNA es prÃ ¡cticamente igual, habiendo un poco mÃ ¡s de varones en total. Es una de las pocas Ã ¡reas en enfermerÃ a donde los hombres son tan numerosos. Salario enfermeras especializadas o Nurse Practitioner (NP) Las enfermeras especializadas, conocidas en inglÃ ©s como Nurse Practitioner o NP, han completado, como mÃ nimo, estudios de maestrÃ a en esa especialidad. En algunos estados pueden recetar y trabajar independientemente de un mÃ ©dico. En la actualidad, el salario medio anual bruto es de $91.540 para las NP a tiempo completo. en el supuesto de trabajar a tiempo parcial, el pago medio bruto por hora se sitÃ ºa en $43,97. Las diferencias de sueldo son grande, dependiendo de la especializaciÃ ³n. Las que mÃ ¡s cobran son las especialistas en cuidado de reciÃ ©n nacidos, en psiquiatrÃ a (ARNP, por sus siglas en inglÃ ©s) y cuidado de ancianos (AGNP, por sus siglas en inglÃ ©s). En este Ã ºltimo caso, se prima con mÃ ¡s salario los conocimientos en Ã ¡mbitos mÃ ©dicos adicionales como diabetes o cuidados paliativos. Por geografÃ a, Alaska, Hawaii y OregÃ ³n son los estados con los mejores salarios mientras que por Ã ¡reas, la metropolitana con sueldos mÃ ¡s altos en San JosÃ ©-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, en California, y en zona no rural el Ã ¡rea oriental del estado de Nuevo MÃ ©xico. Por otro lado, los estados donde las NP reciben los salarios mÃ ¡s bajos son Illinois, Virginia Occidental y la ciudad de Washington D.C. Se estima que un total de 105.780 NP ejercen su profesiÃ ³n en la actualidad en Estados Unidos, siendo California, Nueva York, Florida, Texas y Massachusetts los estados con mÃ ¡s trabajo. Visa para trabajar como enfermera/o a Estados Unidos Para trabajar legalmene en Estados Unidos es necesario tener una situaciÃ ³n migratoria que permita hacerlo. Obviamente, los ciudadanos americanos pueden hacerlo, aunque en el caso de profesiones como la enfermerÃ a necesitan convalidar sus estudios si los han obtenido en otro paÃ s. Todos los que no son ciudadanos necesitan uno de estos tres documentos: tarjeta de residencia permanente, siendo vÃ ¡lida la que estÃ ¡ sellada en el pasaporte permiso de trabajo,Ã que se dan en circunstancias muy concretas Visa de trabajoÃ que debe patrocinar el empleador En ocasiones, los empleadores estadounidenses pueden animarse a patrocinar una visa de trabajo. Las personas interesadas en explorar esta vÃ a pueden consultar estasÃ 10 agencias que buscan empresas que patrocinan y acompaÃ ±an a enfermeras extranjeras en el proceso de validar estudios y aprobar exÃ ¡menes necesarios para poder trabajar en EU. En el caso de egresados en enfermerÃ a de nacionalidad mexicana siempre es particularmente de interÃ ©s consultar el enlace anterior ya que para ellos hay habilitado la visa TN para profesionales y la enfermerÃ a estÃ ¡ incluida en el listado. AdemÃ ¡s, todos los extranjeros sin importar nacionalidad pueden intentar buscar un patrocinador de una visa visas H-1B para profesionales. Si bien hay que tener en cuenta que cada aÃ ±o fiscal el nÃ ºmero de solicitudes para este tipo de visa supera al cupo disponible, por lo que se acaba determinando quiÃ ©n gana la visa por loterÃ a. Si bien en este punto es conveniente destacar dos caracterÃ sticas de la visa H-1B. En primer lugar, las instituciones de investigaciÃ ³n y educativas pueden patrocinar estas visas sin lÃ mite anual en el nÃ ºmero. Por lo tanto, si se consigue un patrocinar de esta clase, podrÃ a obtenerse la visa en cualquier momento del aÃ ±o. En segundo lugar, los chilenos tienen reservado un nÃ ºmero de visas H-1B que sÃ ³lo ellos pueden utilizar. Como regla general, la oferta es superior a la demanda por lo que si se obtiene patrocinador y se cumplen todos los requisitos para obtener la visa, no habrÃ a, en principio, el problema de que se acabaron las visas H-1B para el aÃ ±o presente. Cuando mayor salario no equivale a mayor nivel de vida. El cobrar mÃ ¡s no siempre equivale a que se vive mejor ya que en Estados Unidos se pagan impuestos muchas veces mÃ ¡s altos que en el paÃ s de origen y ademÃ ¡s las cosas son mÃ ¡s caras. Por esta razÃ ³n esteÃ comparativoÃ salarial de 18 profesiones en 8 paÃ ses teniendo en cuenta diferencias en canasta alimentaria puede resultar de interÃ ©s para clarificar la situaciÃ ³n. Este es un artÃ culo informativo. No es asesorÃ a legal.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Lack of Rehabilitation in the Prison System Michelle Cyrus COM/156 March 13, 2011 Gregory Downing By the lack of rehabilitation programs in the state and federal prison systems, the chances of convicts releasing and returning back to prison increases rapidly. The lack of rehabilitation is one of the most leading causes to an offenders relapse or to a new crime that will be committed within 3 years from the offenderÃ¢â¬â¢s release. A rehabilitation programÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦1,346 less inmates are not receiving substance abuse while incarcerated due to the budget cuts we are receiving. 1.9 % of $7.2 billion is spent on preventing or decreasing substance abuse as well as programming, according to Promises Treatment Centers (2011). Once the offender is released from prison with still no understanding of how to re enter society they resort back to what they know. However, some state and federal facilities are offering rehabilitation programs within the prison systems. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020
GILF When the weather turned, no one spoke to Anne about anything other than the weather; the same conversation, all day, every day until the sun returned. Glancing occasionally through the bakery window she saw the rain fall like strings of mercury, exploding into black droplets onto the pavement outside. Little drops of gloom, drops of gloom that keep us alive, that others in more remote corners of the globe tempt with elaborate dance. Anne had seen them on the Discovery channel pounding their leathered feet on the scorched, cracked earth and shaking their rain sticks at the sun and sky. With no breeze to carry the weight of a prayer their cries fall, shattered, parched and trampled underfoot. If the rain did show up the locals dancedÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦On sunny days the world, AnneÃ¢â¬â¢s world seemed brighter, people were happier and if Ã¢â¬Ëanything positiveÃ¢â¬â¢ had plans, Ã¢â¬Ëanything positiveÃ¢â¬â¢ would turn up on a sunny day with a spring in his stride an d a tuneful whistle on his lips. Why Ã¢â¬Ëanything positiveÃ¢â¬â¢ was Masculine Anne didnÃ¢â¬â¢t know, Masculine, Ã¢â¬ËmenÃ¢â¬â¢, Ã¢â¬ËmanÃ¢â¬â¢, no she had one of those before and heÃ¢â¬â¢d died a terrible statistic, what a way to go. Even so, despite his untimely demise Anne was, she had to admit, glad to see the back of him, idle bastard that he was. On sunny days Old women spoke about Ã¢â¬ËMrs WhatshernameÃ¢â¬â¢ and her immoral habits, support tights, supper and the grand kids. Young mothers stressed about new teeth, tantrums, potty training and finding the right school whereas old men just talked about themselves. Something happened to men of a certain age Anne noticed, they completely gave up on the rest of humanity, rather they became insular and self obsessed. Nothing new is any good, itÃ¢â¬â¢s all bollocks, the internet is Satan, nothing is ever made like it used to be and kids are in need of a bloody good war. Rather than dwell on the state of the world they shut out everything else but themselves, become blinkered and bitter. Their wives, if they still have them, become ghosts long before their time, shadow people that leave food on the table and wash their husbandÃ¢â¬â¢s socks while husband spends his time pottering! Pottering never actually achieved anything in AnneÃ¢â¬â¢s book,
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
There is a law governing the behaviour of everything in this universe. All must submit to it for the world to function properly. Otherwise things will go awry and end up in chaos. It is the will of the Lord that all his creation, all his creatures, should live in happiness. That is why he has ordained a dharma, a law, for each one of them. It is compliance with this dharma that ensures all-round harmony. While Isvara protects his children from rain and sun, he also provides them, when needed, with the warmth of the gentle sun. His love for his children is expressed in the schema ordered by him for the functioning of Nature and the law he has laid down for trees is a part of it. There is something that somehow turns people all over the world towards dharma. It is this something that inspires human beings everywhere to go beyond their material needs and do things that appear strange. How? One man reads the Bible, cross in hand; another smears ashes all over his body; and a third man wears the Vaisnava mark. From generation to generation mankind has been practicing such customs even without deriving any perceptible material benefit. What is the reason for this? Man first earned the means for his daily upkeep. But he soon discovered that meeting the needs of the present would not be enough. So he tried to earn more and save for his needs also. The question, however, arose as to what precisely constituted his future. As he reflected on it, it became clear that his future on this earth would be endless, that he would not live a thousand years or ten thousand. So he concerned himself with earning enough to see him through his life and at the same time leaving enough for his children. You must look upon the world as belonging to the Lord, and it is your duty to so conduct yourself as to conform yourself to this belief. This constitutes the dharma of humanity. Acts dictated solely by selfish interests will push one into unrighteousness. A man must learn to be less and less selfish in his thoughts and actions; he must always remember the Lord and must ever be conscious that he is the master of all this world. This vie w is the basis on which all religions have evolved. No religion teaches us to live according to our whims and fancies; no religion asks us to acquire wealth and property for our personal needs alone. If a man believes that he alone is important, that he is all, he will live only for himself. That is why all religions speak of an entity called God and teach man to efface his ego or I-feeling. Child, they tell him , you are nothing before that Power, the author of this universe. It is he that Power who has endowed you with intelligence. Your intelligence, your intellect, must guide you on the path of dharma, righteousness. For this purpose, you must look up to this Power for support. The great importance attached to bhakti or devotion in all religions is founded on this belief, the need for divine support for virtuous conduct. Ordinarily, it is not easy to develop faith in, or devotion to, God expressed in abstract terms. For the common people devotion must take the form of practical steps. That is how ritual originated. Sandhyavandana, the namaz and other forms of prayer are examples of such ritual. The religious teach people their duties, how they must conduct themselves to God in the very midst of their worldly life. Love everyone. Live a life of sacrifice. Serve mankind. Such are the teachings of the various religions. If a man lives according to these tenets, it is believed that his soul will reach God after it departs from his body. Those who subscribe to Advaita or non-dualism declare that the soul will become one with the Godhead. According to another system of belief, after reaching the Lo rd, the soul will serve him and ever remain happy as the recipient of his compassion. There is no need to quarrel over the nature of the final state. By following one path or another we attain the Lord. And that will be the end of all our sorrows, all our frustrations and all our failures in this world. There will now be nothing but bliss, full and everlasting. No more than this do we need to know for the present. If the Paramatman is to draw us unto himself we must, without fail, perform our duties to him as well as to the world. It is these duties that constitute what is called dharma. Again, it is dharma that serves us when we dwell in our body and when we cease to dwell in it. It serves us in life and afterlife. When we are in this world we must do that which would take us to a desirable state after we depart from it. We take an insurance policy so that our relatives will be able to take care of themselves when we are gone. But is it not far more important to ensure that we will be happy in our after life? Dharma is after life insurance. But in this life too it is dharma that gives us peace and happiness. There need be no doubt or confusion about the dharma we ought to follow. We are all steeped in the dharma that our, great men have pursued from generation to generation. They have inwardly realized eternal beatitude and we know for certain that they lived without any care, unlike people in our own generation who are always discontented and are embroiled in agitations and demonstrations of all kinds. All we need to do is to follow the dharma that they practiced. If we tried to create a new dharma for ourselves it might mean trouble and all the time we would be torn by doubts as to whether it would bring us good or whether it would give rise to evil. It is best for us to follow the dharma practiced by the great men of the past, the dharma of our forefathers. Great indeed were the misfortunes suffered by Sri Rama during his exile in the forest. To a son going on a long journey the mother gives food to take with him. Kausalya does the same when her son Rama leaves for the forest, but she does so after much thought, for she wants the food to last during all the fourteen years of his exile. And what is that food? Kausalya gives Rama the eternal sustenance of dharma. Raghava, she says to him, it is dharma alone that will protect you, and this dharma is what you yourself protect with courage and steadfastness. It is the escort of dharma that the mother provides her son sent out from his kingdom. Dharma and dharma alone is our protecting shield. How did Ravana with his ten heads perish and how did Sri Ramachandra rise with his head held high as Vijayaraghava (the victorious Raghava)? It was all the doing of dharma. Ones religion is nothing but the dharma practiced by ones forefathers. May all adhere to their dharma with unwavering faith and co urage and be rewarded with everlasting bliss.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
You Offend Me, Sir! Top 10 Insults from One Writer toAnother Anyone who thinks authors would not stoop to trash-talking a fellow writer has another thing coming. Authors have egos that bruise like overripe peaches and will lash out at the slightest provocation. Provocations include boredom, low sales (you are convinced that it only takes the right person to acknowledge your brilliance), high sales (convinced that you are the superior author and that other guy is secretly sponsored by the Garden Weasel), hangovers, sobriety, and a lack of cheese choices when hungry. (Note: the last bit may be applicable only to me.) Fortunately, since writersfollow me closely herewrite things down,Ã we get to revel in their snarkiness. Dont pretend you dont want to look. 10.Ã Mark Twain on Jane Austen I havent any right to criticize books, and I dont do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticize Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I cant conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Every time I read Pride and Prejudice, I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone. 9.Ã Virginia Woolf on James Joyce I dislike Ulysses moreÃ and more that is I think it more and more unimportant; and dont even trouble conscientiously to make out its meanings. Thank God, I need not write about it. 8. Ernest Hemingway on James Jones To me he is an enormously skillfulÃ f#*-up and his book ( From Here to Eternity) will do great damage to our country. Probably I should re-read it again to give you a truer answer. But I do not have to eat an entire bowl of scabs to know they are scabsI hope he kills himself 7.Ã James Dickey on Robert Frost If it were thought that anything I wrote was influenced by Robert Frost, I would take that particular work of mine, shred it, and flush it down the toilet, hoping not to clog the pipes.a more sententious, holding-forth old bore, who expected every hero-worshipping adenoidal little twerp of a student-poet to hang on his every word I never saw. 6.Ã John Irving on Tom Wolfe He doesnt know how to write fiction (The Right Stuff), he cant create a character, he cant create a situationYou see people reading him on airplanes, the same people who are reading John Grisham, for Christs sake.Im using the argument against him that he cant write, that his sentences are bad, that it makes you wince. Its like reading a bad newspaper or a bad piece in a magazine.You know, if you were a good skater, could you watch someone just fall down all the time? Could you do that? I cant do that. 5. George Bernard Shaw on William Shakespeare With the exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his. The intensity of my impatience with him occasionally reaches such a pitch, that it would positively be a relief to me to dig him up and throw stones at him, knowing as I do how incapable he and his worshippers are of understanding any less obvious form of indignity. 4.Ã Katherine Mansfield on E.M. Forster Putting my weakest books to the wall last night I came across a copy of Howards End and had a look into it. Not good enough. E.M. Forster never gets any further than warming the teapot. Hes a rare fine hand at that. Feel this teapot. Is it not beautifully warm? Yes, but there aint going to be no tea. And I can never be perfectly certain whether Helen was got with child by Leonard Bast or by his fatal forgotten umbrella. All things considered, I think it must have been the umbrella. 3.Ã D.H. Lawrence on Herman Melville Nobody can be more clownish, more clumsy and sententiously in bad taste, than Herman Melville, even in a great book like Moby Dick.One wearies of the grand serieux. Theres something false about it. And thats Melville. Oh dear, when the solemn ass brays! brays! brays! 2. Samuel Johnson on John Milton Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. 1. Harold Bloom on J.K. Rowling How to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone? Why, very quickly, to begin with, and perhaps also to make an end. Why read it? Presumably, if you cannot be persuaded to read anything better, Rowling will have to do.
Monday, February 24, 2020
Weapons of Mass Destruction - Research Paper Example encompasses activities, agencies, authorities and resources required to respond once it is recognized that Anthrax has been released as a result of terrorist activities. A. Immediate contact and consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Relevant samples of identified Bacillus anthracis will be isolated and prepared for evaluation to determine strain and potential lethality in coordination with CDC officials. E. Cleaning and disinfection of medical equipment will be considered and coordinated using the Principles of Standard Precautions guidelines. Immediate procurement of germicidal agents should be coordinated with relevant supply chain vendors and through consultation with local and state government actors. F. Pathology departments and laboratories providing clinical services must be informed of the relevant infectious dangers of post-mortem services, inclusive of procurement of eye protection instruments and masks. B. Coordination with the Food and Drug Administration to receive approvals to procure Anthrax vaccinations under the Emergency Use Authorization legislation for victims 18 and older. For children, approvals generated by the FDA under the Investigational New Drug protocol. A. Local law enforcement officers will maintain responsibility for coordinating isolation procedures, establishing barricades which prevent access into and outside of Anchorage during the disaster period. B. State authorities will declare a state of emergency, temporarily halting operations of the city public transit services, the Alaska railroad, and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Coordination with the Department of Homeland Security will ensure that air traffic is properly re-routed and all waterway transport re-directed to other non-affected ports of call. A. Assign relevant health personnel to provide routine medical exams for injured responders or those illustrating symptoms of Anthrax exposure, consisting of