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Nurses need to know why it’s time for their innovation now:
What is it about now that makes now the time for innovation?
- Unique services and products are needed
- The world can be your marketplace
- Your network can be world wide
- Micro businesses can serve local or micro-niche markets
- Solutions products and services are needed
- Health Care is a fast growing market
- Nurse innovation is needed
- Nurses are being encouraged to work within the full scope of their practice
In the video below, billionaire Marc Cuban of ABC’s Shark Tank talks about the timing of now for innovation. He encourages people to, Go after it!”. Start a second income, do something “that you love” or “that you do great.” He gives a compelling best case scenario for people who have a calling or feel trapped in a job.
There are differences between a start up small business and a mega company. Perhaps in risk and tolerance and expenses. But remember that a number of large businesses started out in a garage! Microsoft, Apple, Yankee Candle Company and Mattel to name a few. These started with an idea. Then it proved to be innovative and they grew. They did not start out at the top.
Growth happens and strategic partnerships are foundational. There are business principles that fit across the scales. For nurses who want to have their own business, learning these principles is important. Marc further names a few smart-takes in this video for those who are interested in innovation now, and calls it like he sees it about borrowing money to start your business, the “new normal” in our economy and the internet.
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A Rare First Day of Spring
Friday March 20, 2015 is the first day of spring and the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere. This day brings a rare cosmic phenomenon is the sky, a solar eclipse.
By definition an equinox is when the daylight and darkness of night are approximately equal. If you think of the cycle of a year like the face of a clock with the shortest day of the year at 12 (december 21) and the longest day of the year at 6 (june 21), an equinox will occur at 3 (march 20) and 9 (september 22). An equinox happens twice a year, fall and spring. These seasons occur at opposite times of the cycle of a year for the northern and southern hemispheres.
First and Only Solar Eclipse of 2015
A solar eclipse is when the moon, in its cycle around the earth, passes between the earth and the sun. The moon essentially blackens out the sun by casting its shadow across the view of the sun. An eclipse can be partial or total and it is viewed differently from different locations on earth. On this first day of spring, the only solar eclipse of 2015, will be a total eclipse of the sun.
In her articles, Jessica Orwig of Business Insider reports that this rare total solar eclipse will be visible across parts of Greenland, Europe, and North Africa. Not only is this the only total solar eclipse in 2015, but it’s the last of its kind for another 19 years.
EarthSky confirms that this first day of spring total solar eclipse is a rare event, as the first in 2015, and the first vernal occurrence this century. After this 2015 equinox eclipse, the next solar eclipse at the March equinox will happen on March 20, 2034, 19 years away. Then there will be two more in this century: 2053 and 2072. Want to know more? Keep reading …
The Moon will Look Larger than Usual
The Business Insider articles by Ms Orwig explain the magnificence of this spring’s event is accentuated by the fact that “the moon will look larger than usual during Friday’s event.” This is because of the supermoon which occurred on Thursday, March 19. There are, on average, four to six supermoons every year. Read more >>>
Cycles of Nature
So in this event a viewer will witness many firsts for the season, the year, the century and maybe even for their lifetime. Do you see more cycles at play? For instance, the lunar cycle, the earth’s orbit, the day/night cycle – here as in most sky-related phenomena – there are cycles acting within cycles. Want to know more? Keep reading …
Here’s How to Watch, Even if You’re Not (or weren’t) There
According to the website Astronomy, the path of the March 20, 2015 total solar eclipse will allow people in the Faroe Islands, northwest of Scotland, and the Svalberg Islands north of Norway to see the sun totally blotted out by the moon.
Are there safety precautions for viewing a solar eclipse? Yes, according to the Exploratorium, “Never view the sun with the naked eye or with any optical device, such as binoculars or a telescope!” The Exploratorium website has great information and a video explain why you need to protect your vision and how to make a pin hole viewing device. You can also wear special solar eclipse viewing glasses perhaps sold in the viewing areas but if you want to have a pair on hand check on line.
Many thanks to the resourceful writer at Business Insider for informing us that there are other options for the rest of us to safely view it. The Slooh Community Observatory will host a live, two-and-a-half-hour broadcast of the event starting at 4:30 pm ET on Friday. Watch live as a member of Slooh or view the replay below :
Are you really into the moon and stars? Here are a few resource links:
And compliments of EarthSky.org
People in this video talk about the value of their nurse and the qualities that “make my nurse special”.
They true highlight is the importance of relationship. A caring relationship. A relationship of care. Made up of honesty, trust, respect, dignity, advocacy, laughter and tears. Preservation of the human in care and the human-ness in treatments contributes to maintaining the humane-ness.
Nurses, you are the conduit of care that allows any profession, hospital, business, organization or technology to touch people. – Nurses Moving Forward
2014 NMV Oncology Nurses Society