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According to the, American Association of Colleges of Nurses, employment for Nurses will increase significantly over the next few years in comparison to most occupations.
Nursing is the nation's largest health care profession, totaling over 3.1 million RN's across the US. Regardless of the fields current status, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for RN's will grow faster than many other jobs through 2018.
Being a Nurse is a very rewarding profession that offers various job placement opportunities, but it takes hard work and perseverance. In 2011, a national study revealed that the acceptance rate for nursing schools across the country was approximately 39.5%. So to make sure you are included in that percentage, we are speaking with Dr. Kathleen Potempa, Dean and Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, for her expert advice to help the next generation of students seeking a career as a Nurse. Dr. Potempa has extensive experience within the medical profession including:
32 years’ experience as a scientist, educator, and administrator.
Several notable awards such as the Oregon Medical Research Foundation Mentor Award that she received in 2002, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Rush University in 2003 and being Named one of 2004’s Fifty Great Leaders of Oregon by Business magazine amongst others
Dr. Potempa has dedicated much research towards health within physically impaired populations in conjunction with her community-based research to improve health behavior.
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, Sleep Apnea affects more than 20 million Americans! What's more surprising is that most people are unaware of their condition and when left untreated sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, hypertension and diabetes.
If you believe you have sleep apnea, consult a physician who specializes in sleep medicine.
Our host Anthony Figliola sits down with Dr. Martin Cisneros, a leading dentist in the St. Louis area, to talk about sleep apnea and effective treatment. Dr. Cisneros also discusses the dangers of bad breath and how an infection of the gums can spread to your heart.
Martin J. Cisneros, DMD
Dr. Martin Cisneros is a leading dentist in the St. Louis area with dental practices in Columbia and Freeburg, Illinois. He holds a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry and completed his residency from the United States Naval Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Cisneros served in both the Army and Navy for more than 25 years.
Dr. Cisneros and his team offer general dental services as well as cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetics. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine among other organizations.
Farzanna S. Haffizulla, MD, FACP
Dr. Farzanna Sherene Haffizulla, the 2014-2015 National President of the American Medical Women’s Association, graduated summa cum laude and with University Honors in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. She completed medical school at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She founded and opened her own concierge, hybrid medical practice in 2008 after practicing in a traditional setting for 5 years. Her innovative, creative approach to medical practice allows her to efficiently fuse traditional clinical practice with technology.
Dr. Haffizulla was recently featured in “Practice Link” magazine’s Winter 2014 edition featuring her medical practice and work/life balance techniques. Dr. Haffizulla has earned several awards including a Quality First Award from the Florida Healthcare Coalition, a leading physician of the world award from The International Association of Healthcare Professionals and was selected as an outstanding woman in healthcare by the International Women’s Leadership Association.
Dr. Haffizulla served as the President of the South Florida chapter of AMWA and she founded national AMWA’s fellowship program and the Preventive Medicine Task Force. She has also served as the fundraising co-chair and as a member of governance, finance, membership and global outreach committees.
She is also a nationally recognized speaker and expert on work/life balance and published “Harmony of the Spheres: Career, Family and Community” in 2011. She also founded and runs a work/life balance site BusyMomMD.com. She was a guest on several radio shows and has been invited as keynote speaker at several local and national events. She lives in South Florida with her husband Dr. Jason Haffizulla and her four children Zarina, Anisa, Nadia and Adam.