Stanford University Postdoctoral fellowship Course for nurse-scientists 2018/2019 Application

Stanford University just introduced postdoctoral fellowship for nurse-scientists, currently receiving applications

Garrett Chan, PhD, a nurse-scientist and clinical associate professor of medicine, never sits still for long.

We had just finished a conversation about his latest endeavor – the launch of a new palliative care postdoctoral fellowship for nurse-scientists – and he was already running back to the hospital to shuttle between his roles as faculty member, educator, nurse practitioner, and research scientist.

Though Chan is a nurse by training, his interests and responsibilities vary widely. And it’s this interdisciplinary interpretation of nurses – how they can broadly contribute to research and health care systems alongside physicians and basic scientists – that informs Stanford Medicine’s new fellowship. “We thought a postdoctoral fellowship in research for nurses would be a good place to start,” Chan explained. “We wanted to create a space where they are able to contribute to the academic mission of the university through interdisciplinary science within the health care system.”

The program is the brainchild of co-directors Chan and Karl Lorenz, MD, a professor of medicine and the section chief of palliative care at the VA, as well as David Pickham, PhD, a clinical assistant professor of medicine and the program’s associate director, who envisioned a uniquely integrated environment where they could train fellows as both researchers and future thought-leaders in the palliative care space. Wide-ranging collaboration and mentorship will be key tenets of the experience, Chan said, and nurse-scientists will be connected to all five of Stanford’s schools – from engineering to business.

Fellows can expect to participate in the academic and research activities of the new interdisciplinary Stanford Palliative Care Center of Excellence and to contribute to the palliative care and geriatric clinical services teams. They’ll also have the opportunity to work closely with scientists at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Center for Innovation to Implementation on projects that address “quality and value of care, clinical informatics, pain management, and caregiving,” said Lorenz.

The program – which was made possible through funding from the Stanford Nurse Alumnae Association – uniquely emphasizes implementation science, as well as potential applications of technology. The goals are for nurse-scientists to:
(a) establish their own program of research in palliative care;
(b) learn to integrate significant research findings into clinical practice;
(c) develop skills to secure funding through grants;
(d) disseminate their research through presentations and publications; and
(e) achieve sustainable careers as leaders in nursing scholarship and practice.

According to Chan, primary criteria for successful applicants include a “strong interest” in cutting-edge palliative care research, and a “creative mindset.” He continued: “We’re looking for candidates who are excited to engage in scientific inquires that take advantage of the vast resources Stanford has to offer.”

The program will begin in fall 2018 and will last one year, with the possibility of extension for outstanding candidates. Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis. Questions about the fellowship should be directed to Sana Younus at

Dataflow Saudi: How to Apply For Saudi Dataflow Verification and Report

Dataflow Saudi

Please follow the below link to apply for Primary Source Verification process as an Applicant

If you are a new applicant then please select “Sign Up” option. If you are an existing applicant then fill your “E-mail ID” and “Password” received in the activation e-mail. If Applicant has registered before 01st March 2015 however not completed the Application prior to the said date, then current charges will still be applicable.

Once you sign up in the below page, you will receive an email with your login details. If you have an Eligibility Number please tick the checkbox against the field “Have Eligibility Number”. You will be required to enter Eligibility Number in the field.
Note that Eligibility Number will be issued by SCHS only

After signing up, you will be directed to the Personal Details page, where you need to provide the requested information, finish and click on next. Please note that you need to do the following :
• Select the right category under “Position Applied For” field.
• Tick the checkbox “I am a fresher” if you are a fresher and do not have experience.
• Select “New” if you applying for SCHS License for the very first time.
• Select “Renew” if you already have a SCHS License and want to apply for its renewal.
• Cross Check will be selected “Yes” by default.

You can also do the following:
• Change password through Change Password tab.
• Check status through Check Status tab.

After completing your Personal Details and clicking on save & next button you will be directed to Educational Details section where you need to fill out the requested details.
Please note the following:
• If you have selected “New” category under category field on Personal Details page then it is mandatory for you to fulfill the mandatory requirement of one education.
• If you have selected “Renew” category under category field on personal details page then you can fill either education; employment or health license component as per
requirement. You are required to fill only one component.
• You can upload, delete and view uploaded documents.
• If you click the Delete button all details entered for related Section will be removed; whereas Edit button will allow you to edit the related details.
• You can skip the component details and add more checks to the specified component by making use of skip and add more buttons.
• Save and Next button will save the information and will redirect to the Employment page.

After completing your Education Details and clicking on save & next button you will be directed to Employment Details section where you need to fill out the requested details.
Please note the following:
• Please fill your latest employment details or as advised by SCHS.
• If you have selected “New” category in the Personal Details page then it is mandatory for you to submit one employment certificate for verification (in case you are fresher, you can skip employment details however you will be charged as per usual rates).
• If you have selected “Renew” category in the Personal Details page then you can fill either education; employment or health license component as per requirement. You
are required to fill only one component.
• You can upload, delete and view uploaded documents.
• If you click the Delete button all details entered for related Section will be removed; whereas Edit button will allow you to edit the related details.
• You can skip the component details and add more checks to the specified component by making use of skip and add more buttons.
• “Save and Next” button will save the information and will redirect to the Health License page.

After you complete your Employment Details, you will be directed to the Health License Details section which is optional and you will be charged extra if you proceed with filling the details.
Please note the following:
• You can upload, delete and view uploaded documents.
• If you have selected “Renew” category in the Personal Details page then you can fill either education; employment or health license component as per requirement. You are required to fill only one component.
• If you click the Delete button all details entered for related Section will be removed; whereas Edit button will allow you to edit the related details.
• You can skip the component details and add more checks to the specified component by making use of skip and add more buttons.
• Save and Next button will save the information and will redirect to the Letter of Authorization page (LOA).

After you complete or skip the Health License Section, you will be directed to the Letter of Authorization page where you first need to print Letter of Authorization and then
upload the scanned copy of this document back onto the same page.

After you complete the above you can review your application.

After you review and confirm by clicking the Save and Next button, you will be directed to the payment page. Please note the following:
• Amount will be automatically populated.
• You can pay only by credit card.

Once payment is done, you will receive message and your application will be completed successfully. You can check your status by clicking on Check Status button.

HAAD Dataflow Guide: How to Apply for HAAD Dataflow 2018

HAAD Dataflow Guide

Dataflow is an agency who will help verify your documents. HAAD uses Dataflow services for faster and accurate verification for every applicant’s documents. First thing first is to check if you are qualified or not.

If you have met all the qualifications, you may now proceed to Dataflow. Here is the step-by-step guidelines on how to apply for HAAD dataflow without sponsor

Step 1.

Gather all the required documents for your desired position and scan them.

NOTE: In uploading your document/s, JPEG format (Passport Picture) is allowed for single page document but if you want to make things easier you need to convert your files to PDF format to create a single document (for documents with multiple files).

Check the size of files to be uploaded, resize as needed. Documents must be translated to English,as necessary.​All documents must not be expired.

​*Mandatory Documents:


*High School Diploma
*College Diploma – with CAV (Certificate of Authentication & Verification)
*Official Transcript of Records – With CAV (Certificate of Authentication & Verification)

Note: If CAV is not available, you can still proceed with Dataflow Processing and can submit these documents in the prelicensing. We know some members that did not include CAV credentials but were approved for exam.

B. PRC (With or without CAV)

*Board Certificate
*Certificate of Good Standing –(3 months validity, but as per the new PQR COGS is still valid up to 6 months)

Note: UPDATE- a separate TAB for COGS is now included in Dataflow.


*Certificate of Employment – preferably signed by the head of HR, make sure that details are accurate and updated.

D. Other Documents

*Passport Copy – Data page only
*Passport size photo – white background
*BLS Certificate – (Needed in PRE LICENSING, there have been reports that other applications were disapproved because of BLS training not conducted by an”authorized” training center (i.e. AHA certified)

E. FORMS: Sponsoring Facility Declaration form
(applicable if you have sponsor, if none then leave this part blank and just upload) Letter of Authorization CID – (English Pages only)

Applicant Declaration form – only for licensing procedure not in dataflow

Step 2.

Sign-up to Dataflow website – HAAD Dataflow. Choose the“Applicant”option. The “Facility” option is for companies who process the dataflow.


The Email will contain your USERNAME AND unique PASSWORD. You can change your password if you opt to.



Read then click next.


3.1 Select none if you don’t have sponsor or employer

3.1.0 Select none if you don’t have sponsor or employer

3.2 Download and re-upload a blank document if you don’t have a sponsor yet.

3.3 Select Nursing and Midwifery from the drop down-button and wait.

3.4 Click “Registered Nurse”.

3.5 Click “Registered Nurse” whatever your specialty is because they’ll ask for more documents if you choose your specialty now. (It won’t affect future application so don’t worry)

3.6 If none then proceed to the next. If you already took the exam before the system change, you can enter your PV Registration Number.


Self explanatory, just leave blank the one that does not apply to you.

4.7 Select the month, year and date (in order) to be able to put the correct date of birth. (if you are having any problem with this,perhaps you are using different browser,use IE version7,8,9 ONLY)

4.18 If you have any relatives in UAE, put their contact number. If none, put 00000.

4.22 Upload your passport – front page (picture and data only)

4.23 Upload passport size picture


5.1 Upload your high school diploma


5.4 Fill-out the form – follow the correct format and don’t use abbreviation.

5.4.13 for second courser include the date of your first course up to the end of your nursing,all dates can be seen in your diploma/, do not input date/data that cannot be seen in your diploma

5.4.14 Graduation date

5.4.16 Upload your diploma/rle/tor in pdf format – don’t put the red ribbon copy yet​

5.5 Leave blank

5.6 Put your Master’s Degree if available or leave it blank

5.7 upload BLS/ACLS if available


UPDATE: Please check updates in the next post (New tab for Certificate of Good Standing)

6.2.8. License Type: Others

6.2.9. License Status:Permanent

6.3.2 Upload PRC ID (front and back), PRC board certificate and board rating (all must be valid and not expired, others did not include BOARD RATING)ADD more License Details as needed.


You should enter 2 years of most recent employment details. Package includes verification of 3 employers for the last two years. If the number of employers exceeds 3, an additional amount will be added.Combined working experience from different hospitals are accepted.As per HAAD, Employment Certificate is a MUST for registered nurses.
It should contain: clear designation of Staff Nurse in any area joining and end date of employment signatures

Note: Volunteer experiences are not valid.

7.1 Start from the most recent employment

7.1.12 Upload your certificate of employment (COE)​

7.2-7.4 Continue if you have other nursing employment.


Fill-out the form and print it. Sign beside your name and upload it. (Electronic is allowed as per the experience of other members)


Download and re-upload the document or upload a blank pdf


Upload your credentials (diploma/tor/rle) with CAV if available, if you dont have it yet, just reupload original copies of the documents mentioned,Mark check.



Now it’s time to submit your application. Again be sure everything is correct as you cannot change them once the verification has started

Double Check your MODE OF PAYMENT.Credit Card- Paying Outside UAE

Cash- Paying inside UAE (if there is someone who can pay in your behalf, you can also pay cash at DF coutner in Abu Dhabi or Al Ain)

Step 3.You’ll receive a confirmation email from Dataflow which includes “Dataflow Number” your HAAD Number and payment made.

Step 4. Wait for 30-60 days verification of your documents (some took 90 days). You can follow-up your application by sending e-mail or calling Dataflow Offices or visiting Dataflow desk.

Step 5.

After all your documents have been verified, dataflow will send you an e-mail again for your HAAD web login (pre-licensing) with your Username and Password.

DATAFLOW RE-APPLICATION: If you have problems when it comes to verification of your documents/credentials (unable to verify COE, lacking COE/Experience uploaded) you can email them immediately, and attached documents as needed.

If disapproved or with negative verification,you just need to make another DF account using new email address, then choose CASH as mode of payment but you do not need to pay again. Email DF regarding your case and include your old AGN and state what happened.

From: Pefcommunity

For step by step guide on Dubai nurse registration check this link

Tips for haad exam takers:

– PRAY before and after the exam
– remember the basics (meds and iv computation esp. Pediatric doses)
– be careful to observe the metric units in computation
– use the process of elimination
– do not overthink or overanalyze
– do not question the situation/question itself
– principles of tractions
– DM, DVT and CVA faves nila
– alzheimers and dimentia
– colostomy and stoma care
– stick to ur first answer if u are confused btween 2 choices


– befriend with Saunders Q&A (spare time read pyramid to success also)
– Carl balita’s ultimate learning guide
– MS bY UDAN (Mas simple kc explanation and key concepts niya)
– ( my mga topics po na ina.upload dito ang mga colleagues natin like psych nursing, maternal and child, funda, etc.)


– (examination tab, computer based din po ito)

– saunders q&a 4th to 6th ed. (Downloadable po sa kickass torrent ung 5th ed as book and 4th ed. As application kung hirap po kau mgdownload sa ibang sources)

then read about DM, anemia, stroke, emphysema, COPD, MI, infant reflexes, BLS-ACLS, computation basic, remember to check the unit and convert as necessary, heart failure, RHD, Parkinson’s, shock, DVT, tonsillectomy, tracheostomy, ECG tracing, NGT feeding, ABG, suctioning, IV therapy, sa meds mga common lang naman like heparin, warfarin, insulin, mga antidote ganun, gastric lavage, thoracentesis, cataract, HIV,

Qatar Prometric Exam for Nurses Requirements

Qatar Prometric Exam for Nurses Requirements

1. Applicaiton form duly filled in its entirety
2. Signed letter of Authorization
3. Valid Passport Copies
4. Name Change certificate, if applicable (Marriage cert, affidavit, any legal doc)
5. Degree certificate copies (copy of orig cert & translated copy)
6. Mark sheet for the final year (all year mark sheets for applicants who have studied in india)
7. Certificate of Authentication and Verification (CAV) for applicants who have studied in Philippines
8. Copy of the backside on the degree certificate (for applicants having Afhan, Egyp, Pakistani cert)
9. Experience letters from previous employers for the last five years
10. Medical / Nursing license copy (front and back)
11. Renewal document (if applicable)
12. Payment receipt copy

OET New Rules: OET Accepted in Ireland for Nurse Registration

OET Accepted in Ireland

Good news for foreign nurses who want to work in Ireland! The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) announces that they will also accept Occupational English Test (OET) as proof of language proficiency starting January 1, 2018.

Ireland followed what United Kingdom had decided recently, that OET result is an alternative for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration starting November 1, 2017.

NMBI first revealed this welcome change in their English requirement in the latest issue of their monthly EZine for October 2017. The update from NMBI reads:

OET Accepted in Ireland by NMBI

From 1 January 2018 we will accept Occupational English Test (OET), alongside the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

IELTS Clubbing for Ireland

IELTS Clubbing for Ireland

Ireland is in dire need of nurses as it is experiencing severe shortage of Registered Nurses. The country in recent times has turned overseas to recruit foreign nurses to relieve the pressure on local nurses caused by staff shortage. Unfortunately IELTS is proving to be too difficult to scale through for most internationally trained nurses as the standard seems to be high and topics covered in the test are out of clinical context.

For Ireland IELTS requirements for Nurses check Ireland IELTS Requirement for Nurses

Although Countries like UK and Australia accept clubbing of ielts, Ireland Board of Nurses does not accept clubbing of IELTS

Ireland IELTS Requirement for Nurses

Ireland IELTS Requirement for Nurses


NMBI only accepts the following scores in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test
Listening 6.5,
Reading 6.5
Writing 7.0 and
Speaking 7.0
Average Band score of 7.0

You will be asked to supply your IELTS Academic Test Report Form Number in Section 1 of your application pack.
Note that your “Test Report Form (TRF) Number” is the 15–18 characters (combination of numbers and letters) found in the bottom right-hand corner of your Test Report Form. NMBI will then use the IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) Verification Service to check your scores.

SNB Exam Schedule 2018 and Singapore Nursing Board Exam Passing Rate

SNB Exam Schedule 2018


RN, EN 10 Jan 2018

RN, EN 7 Feb 2018

RN, EN & RMW 14 Mar 2018*

RN, EN 11 Apr 2018

RN, EN 16 May 2018

RN, EN 27 Jun 2018

RN, EN 25 Jul 2018*

RN, EN 29 Aug 2018

RN, EN & RMW 26 Sep 2018

RN, EN 24 Oct 2018

RN: Registered Nurse; EN: Enrolled Nurse; RMW: Registered Midwife
* – Suitable dates for SNB to conduct exam overseas for ILTC (if required)
1) Applications must be received by SNB at least two months before the Licensure Exam date.
2) However, candidates will only be scheduled for Licensure Examination when:
i) all required documents and payment have been received and
ii) they have met all requirements for registration/ enrolment.
3) Candidates will be informed of the scheduled date 3 weeks before the Licensure Examination.

For more information check Website

For how to become registered nurse in Singapore check Here

For Nursing Jobs in Singapore check Here

NMC IELTS News: Relaxing of Nurse Language Test Welcomed


A DECISION to relax stringent language tests for foreign nurses has been welcomed.

The move by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) could help ease GWH’s nursing shortages, directors said.

All nurses and midwives who want to work in the UK must register with the NMC.

Up until now, foreign nurses were required to pass the International English Language Test System (IELTS) – an exam branded as too broad and not sufficiently nursing-related by many would-be UK health workers.

However, from this week the NMC will accept the more work-based Occupational English Test (OET) as an alternative for nurses keen to work in the UK.

Additionally, foreign nurses will be allowed to register with the NMC without passing the language tests if they can prove that they have taken a nursing qualification taught and examined in English or practiced for at least a year in a country where English is the first and native language.

The move has been welcomed by bosses at Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

At a meeting of the trust’s board of directors, chief nurse Hilary Walker said that the new English language tests were “helpful, in as much as nurses will be examined in the context of healthcare”.

The hospital has six people booked onto the first available OET exam in December.

In an interview with the Adver last week, Lili Baleanu, a staff nurse who travelled to Swindon from Romania, questioned the value of the IELTS.

“It is a very difficult exam, especially because it has nothing in common with nursing. They want you to have an academic level of English. They’ll ask you about anything,” said Lili, who was asked to write an essay about fuels for one test paper.

GWH’s human resources chief welcomed the changes to the qualification requirements – but said that more work was needed to make it easier to recruit from abroad.

HR director Oonagh Fitzgerald told the Adver: “We are pleased the Nursing and Midwifery Council has acted on the concerns that many NHS organisations, including ours, have had for some time about the lengthy process fully qualified nurses from overseas have to go through to demonstrate their knowledge of the English language.

“However, we still feel these changes do not go far enough in making the NHS – one of the most highly regarded employers in the world – accessible to the thousands of healthcare staff across the globe who aspire to bring their talent and skills to the UK.

“While there clearly is a need for a robust testing system, it needs to be one that works for all healthcare staff and until we get to that point, we will continue to call for further changes to be made.”


NMC CBT Practice Test Online: CBT Exam Practice

CBT Mock Online Tests

Here are links to NMC CBT Practice Test Online sent to us by a user. You can also send us resources to help other nurses pass

CBT Mock Test 1 – NMC Part 1 Competency Test

CBT Mock Test 2 – NMC Part 1 Competency Test

CBT Mock Test 3 – NMC Part 1 Competency Test

CBT Mock Test 4 – NMC Part 1 Competency Test

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CBT Mock Test 7 – NMC Part 1 Competency Test

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CBT Mock Test 10 – NMC Part 1 Competency Test

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