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How to Get a Promotion as a Nurse

Whether you’re just starting out in your nursing career or you’re an experienced healthcare professional, it’s always a good idea to be thinking about the future. Your current role will always be your priority, but there is nothing wrong with making plans or simply researching how you could progress further down the road. The field of nursing is much broader than many people assume and the invaluable skills, knowledge, and personal qualities nurses possess can be applied in a variety of settings. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, there are some simple ways to increase your chances of being promoted to a senior nursing role.

Senior Nursing Roles: The Options

While most (if not all) nurses will start in a healthcare organization or hospital ward caring for patients through specific procedures and processes, this is not necessarily how they will spend their whole career. Nurses in more senior positions can practice medicine to a higher level and may even be able to authorize diagnostic investigation or make referrals. There are also senior roles which involve more managerial responsibility, including staff training, research, policy development, and maintaining the standards of patient care. For an example of a senior nursing role, take a look at this Director of Nursing job overview.

How to Make Promotion More Likely

Excel in Your Current Role
To move on to a role with more responsibility, you need to ensure you are more than competent in your current position. If there are gaps in your knowledge or others around you have superior experience, takes steps to rectify this to ensure you’re amongst the best of your peers.

Network
Networking is one of the most effective ways to develop your professional skills, gain new knowledge, and make vital connections with influential people. When you do meet people with careers you wish to emulate, take the opportunity to ask them about their career path. They may also have information about the career, which may make you rethink your ambition and pursue a new direction. Networking regularly will also make it more likely that you’ll hear of promotion opportunities when they open up.

Continue to Study
A great way to separate yourself from other candidates for promotion is to enhance your resume with further study and qualifications. If you are interested in specializing in a particular area of healthcare, you should make an effort to gain relevant accreditations. There are great benefits to online study which enable you to fit the course around your work schedule.

Maintain Professionalism
Your professionalism and work ethic will be crucial to your career progression chances. Teamwork, collaboration, politeness, reliability, and efficiency are all absolutely necessary when working as a nurse. If you ever find yourself confronted by something you don’t know how to do, always ask for support or advice. This is particularly important if you find yourself feeling anxious or stressed in your job.

Go the Extra Mile
This ties in with professionalism, but you also need to find ways to stand out in the crowd. This could be by taking on extra responsibility, volunteering for extra shifts, asking to observe more advanced procedures, and offering your help to others who are struggling. You will be an asset to the team and top of the list when the opportunity for promotion arises.
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WIN Universal Studios & TGV Beanie Hall Tickets from Jack ‘n Jill Calbee

Movie fans will love the new Jack ‘n Jill Calbee as well as this opportunity to win tickets to Universal Studios Singapore, TGV Beanie Hall Access Vouchers, and exclusive movie premiere tickets!
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee new flavours
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee was recently launched in January 2019 by the Joint Venture between URC Snack Foods Malaysia who is widely known of the “Jack ‘n Jill” mother brand, and “Calbee” – the leading potato chips manufacturer in Japan. The brand-new potato chips are available in Classic Salted, Smokey BBQ and Flamin’ Chilli flavours.

Emmanuel B. Puno, SVP of URC Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore said “2019 is set to be a year for blockbuster flicks. While Malaysia’s young adults constantly seek for quality snack food that offer great flavours, we aspire to be their first choice as a “go-to” snack to complement their screen time. We definitely want our consumers to fully experience the best of our snacks when enjoying a nice film”.

Exclusive superhero movie screening

Join Jack ‘n Jill Calbee for a superhero blockbuster movie premiere night this July!
Date: 4th July 2019
Venue: IMAX TGV One Utama
To redeem a pair of these exclusive movie premiere passes, purchase RM15 and above of JNJ Calbee from their activation booth in Aeon Sunway Pyramid, Aeon Bukit Tinggi, Aeon Bandar Utama or Aeon Metro Prima Kepong. Limited to 12 tickets giveaway per day, on first come first serve basis.

WIN Tickets to Universal Studios Singapore & 200x TGV Beanie Hall Access Vouchers

Jack ‘n Jill Calbee is giving away TGV Beanie Access Vouchers for 2 pax to 200 lucky winners for a treat to an elevated movie experience and even better, the Grand Prize: an all-in travel package to Universal Studio Singapore for two. Consumers stand a chance to win these amazing prizes with every purchase of Jack ‘n Jill Calbee worth RM8 and by just tagging their favourite movie buddy on Jack ‘n Jill Calbee’s Facebook contest post.
Jack ‘n Jill Calbee bringing you to the movies contest
Click HERE to join!

For more information on how to participate in these contests, check out our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JacknJillCalbee.MY/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jacknjillcalbeemy/ for the latest updates.
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Dine & Wine at The BAR°N, Sunway Pyramid

Welcome to the newest The BAR°N at Sunway Pyramid! It offers a unique ambience while serving up a refreshingly distinct experience for diners with signature offerings which include tapas, flame-grilled delectable and an extensive selection of wine.

This is their 6th outlet after Citta Mall, Desa Park City, 1 Mont Kiara, Pavilion KL and Gurney Plaza. It easily stands out with it's elaborate ceiling featuring magical wire mesh animals floating in clouds.
The BAR°N Sunway Puramid
And guess what.. they brought an actual camel to the launch LOL The BAR°N Sunway Pyramid was launched by Barny the Camel, a special guest traversing the Pyramids of Egypt before making a stop at the Pyramids of Sunway.
The BAR°N is located on the ground floor of Sunway Pyramid with large glass windows so sunlight fills the room. However, I sat beside the window and it was very hot.

Ms. Candice Lee, one of The BAR°N’s founders, expressed at the launch, “We’re so glad to formalise the growth of The BAR°N with today’s launch of our outlet right here in Sunway Pyramid. Indeed, our success through the years is due in part to the constant support of our guests, who have been our inspiration throughout the years, for which we are truly grateful. Today’s launch is a testament of that. But we are more than just another dining venue. We’re about creating that WOW experience and developing a culture which ultimately creates that unique offering to our guests,”

“It is our hope that The BAR°N will one day be the natural choice for people when seeking out a place to dine with some good food and drinks, be it for business or pleasure, we created The BAR°N specifically to be a place where anyone can simply chill, hang out or call their own.” Candice continued.
outside The BAR°N Sunway Puramid
The BAR°N Sunway Puramid
The BAR°N's menu is huuuge with a large selection of non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, wine, alcohol, and even food. You could even bring your family here in the daytime as it is family-friendly.

Three bespoke wine cocktails were specially curated by The BAR°N’s resident bartender to be served to the guests at the launch. Inspired by the land of golden sands, these wine cocktails are aptly named The Hump, Cleopatra Dreams, and Sangria from the Pyramids.
Being called a wine bar, The BAR°N offers an extensive list of wines ranging from the classical red and white to sparkling and even dessert wine sourced from all around the world.
There is also a lotttt of food here but I didn't get to taste most of it so I shall share only photos.
Operating every day from 11am to 12am, The BAR°N Sunway Pyramid can be reached for reservation and enquiries at 03 5612 9066 or by contacting Ms. Anna Tatarnikova, The BAR°N’s Restaurant General Manager at anna@thebarn.com.my. Reservations can also be made on The BAR°N website at www.thebarn.com.my
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New Thai Drama Series Coming to dimsum!

In conjunction with its Songkran campaign this month, video streaming service dimsum hosted a special media preview at STREAT Thai restaurant, Bangsar South.

As the video-on-demand service with the largest Thai content offering in Malaysia, dimsum aims to further promote Thai creativity and culture in Malaysia, as part of its Asian content focus. The event is honoured by the presence and speech by Minister Counselor Mr. Amnat Phalapleewan from the Royal Thai Embassy.
Dimsum announced their new Thai content coming from Channel 3, a major Broadcaster in Thailand. The titles included Thong Ake – The Herbal Master, The Cupids, Nakee, Waves of Life, and featured future productions of My Love from Another Star, Prophecy of Love, and My Husband-in-Law.

“We are pleased to conclude a multi-territory and multi-title deal with Channel 3, acquiring 350 hours of their Thai drama series, which comes timely with our Songkran celebration. Our findings show that there is a growing popularity of Thai content in Malaysia and the region, and this new partnership will mark a big expansion in dimsum’s Thai library, attracting more subscribers and retaining dimsum’s position as holding the largest Thai content line up in this region,” said dimsum Chief Marketing Officer, Lam Swee Kim.
Some of the titles to look forward to:

Thong Ake – The Herbal Master

A romantic comedy set during the reign of King Rama 5. As a local doctor, Thong Ake’s grandfather, Thong In, was exiled but he still secretly treats the villagers with his knowledge in herbal medicine. Chaba wants to study traditional Thai medicine with Thong In, and there she meets Thong Ake and secretly falls for him. However, Thong Ake is not interested in Chaba but only has his eyes for Chong Ko.
Cast: Mario Maurer, Kimberley Ann

My Love from Another Star

Adapted from a hit Korean romantic series. Achira, a handsome alien, met and saved Bua. By saving Bua, he was unable to return to his spaceship in time and stranded on Earth for the next 300 years. With only three months left before his long-awaited departure, he meets Fharada, a famous actress who recently moved in next door. Soon, he realizes that Fharada and Bua are the same person, and starts to fall in love with her. Will he choose to return to his planet or stay on Earth with her?
Cast: Barry Nadech, Matt Peeranee

Prophecy of Love

Rosita is a Thai-French girl who can no longer tolerate her French father, so she moves back to Thailand with her mother. There, she was saved by a mysterious old woman who gives her the gift of clairvoyance. One day, she has a vision in which she is madly in love with Teeruth, a hotshot actor who she met previously, but they are always at odds with each other.
Cast: James Jirayu, Ice Preechaya

My Husband-in-Law

When architect Tiarawat gets involved with a woman who is married to the son of a powerful man in society, Tiarawat tries to get away by faking a marriage with Mei. Mei is the daughter of his mother’s friend and was adopted into his family when her mother died. Tiarawat is not interested in her and when he finds out that she secretly loves him, he wants to divorce her. However, he doesn’t know that this will be first and only marriage.
Cast: Mark Prin, Mew Nittha

Nakee

This award-winning series comes with an extraordinary storyline and the highest rating. Kumkaew, a beautiful girl of Baan Dorn Mai has a mysterious birth. Nobody knows that she has supernatural power, including herself. Tossapol, an archaeology student who unexpectedly see the statue of Nakee goddess, was enchanted. He leaves everything for love and to stay beside her, but his love has many obstructions.
Cast: Ken Phupoom, Taew Natapohn

The Cupids

4 years ago, Peem created a matchmaking company, Cupid Hut with 8 beautiful girls in 8 different departments. With them being single, it is hard for the clients to trust them in matchmaking. To save the company, Peems challenges the girls to find a boyfriend before the next Valentine’s and those who succeed will be rewarded with 1 million baht in bonus.
Cast: Toey Jarinporn, Boy Pakorn, Cris Horwang, Panjan Kawin, Namtarn Pichukkana, Ken Phupoom

Waves of Life

Jee is a famous model and actress who is prone to scandals with a succession of men. She yearns for someone who really understands her. Her mother married a rich man who secretly lusts after his stepdaughter. One night, he attempts to sexually assault her, but Jee manages to escape. Being drugged, Jee accidentally crashes into Tewadee, Satit’s fiancée. Tewadee dies and Satit vows revenge on Jee. After that, her life is never the same again.
Cast: Mark Prin, Urassaya Sperbund
Among the cultural activities arranged for this occasion include dessert making of Khanom Chor Muang (Steamed Flower Dumplings) and Khao Neeo Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice), traditional costume wearing, and traditional rice craft-making.
For more information, visit dimsum.asia, dimsum official Facebook (facebook.com/dimsum.asia) or Instagram (@dimsum.asia).
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NEW Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama

Any Bose fans here?? Noriko Sdn Bhd, a Thakral Group company, announced that it is now an authorised premium reseller for Bose and launched the Bose Single Branded Store, BOSE @ 1 Utama.
The Bose @ 1 Utama is located at Lot S336, 2nd Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Witnessed a throng of Bose fans crowding the store to check out all the audio equipment.
Bose @ 1 Utama
Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama
Bose Single Branded Store in 1 Utama
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Bose. Bose invests heavily in developing next generation audio technology, and their core values resonate well with us. We look forward to combining forces to bring the authentic Bose experience and high-quality sound to customers in Malaysia and the region. Bose’s high standards will also make us better as a company,” said Bikram Singh Thakral, Director of Noriko Sdn Bhd.
Christian Rojas, Market Development Leader from Bose, Southeast Asia & Korea, and Gurmukh Singh, Managing Director from Thakral Group
Christian Rojas, Market Development Leader from Bose, Southeast Asia & Korea, and Gurmukh Singh, Managing Director from Thakral Group, opening the new Bose store in 1 Utama.
Christian Rojas, Market Development Leader from Bose, Southeast Asia & Korea, and Gurmukh Singh, Managing Director from Thakral Group
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® speaker is convenient to bring out even on hiking or biking trips because it is small and waterproof. Simply attach it to your bike, backpack or cooler with the tear-resistant silicone strap and enjoy.
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth® speaker
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless II headphones - Tried this on at the store and I attest that its noise cancellation is superb! It wasn't even tight but it immediately drowned out everything in the background and I could hardly hear Tania.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless II headphones
Trying Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless II headphones @ 1 Utama
Bose Home Speaker 500
Bose Home Speaker 500
SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth® speaker - surprisingly powerful for something so small. Link 2 units for more oomph!
SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth® speaker
Bose Soundsport Free Wireless offers 5 hours of music + 2 case recharges. Comes with "Find my Buds" feature in the app which can be pretty useful considering you wouldn't want to lose your RM949 wireless headphones.
Bose Soundsport Free Wireless
Bose Noise-masking Sleepbuds is rather interesting.. Soft, stable eartips for all-night comfort and soothing sounds built in. Battery lasts for up to 16 hours so they don't die on you right when you're about to fall asleep.
Bose Noise-masking Sleepbuds
Set in a modern and immersive environment, BOSE @ 1 Utama will offer shoppers the opportunity to discover and experience Bose’s complete range of innovative audio solutions. The 916sqft store will also include a ‘Demo Room’ where customers can enjoy the full ‘Bose Experience’.
Interior of Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama
Inside Bose Single Branded Store @ 1 Utama
Got your attention yet? Head on over to 1 Utama to check them out yourself!
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Starbucks Malaysia New Summer Frappuccino Blended Beverages

Ahh.. what is summer without a refreshing cool drink? Starbucks has unveiled THREE new Frappuccino blended beverages with super delicious flavours to combat this hot summer.

First up is the unique Mixed Berry Frappuccino Blended Beverage with Pomegranate Pearls. Yup.. Except these aren't your usual chewy pearls. They burst with real pomegranate juice as they pop in your mouth. Yum! The drink is made from mixed berry sauce blended with velvety milk and topped with whipped cream - perfect for summer.
Starbucks Mixed Berry Frappuccino Blended Beverage with Pomegranate Pearls
I've always liked the Mocha Frappuccino but this is the upgraded Triple Mocha Frappuccino Blended Beverage! Starbucks has combined white chocolate mocha, dark mocha and mocha drizzle to create this indulgent beverage.

Both this and the Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino Blended Beverage feature whipped cream infused with cold brew with dark caramel. The latter has added white chocolate and lots of dark caramel layered in the whipped cream. It is a dream for caramel popcorn lovers.
Starbucks Triple Mocha Frappuccino Blended Beverage
Starbucks Dark Caramel Coffee Frappuccino Blended Beverage
Pair your summer beverage with a Butter Milk Chicken Danish or a Pepperoni Cheese Danish?
And of course.. the vibrant A Day in the Island Merchandise range to make any day happy. The island scenes and tropical plants will transport you straight to the beach even when you're sipping your favourite Starbucks in the office. If you look properly you will notice the gradient colours actually represent different times of the day from sunrise to nightfall!
Starbucks A Day in the Island Merchandise
Starbucks  A Day in the Island Merchandise
Additionally, Starbucks Malaysia launched the new Kopelani blends with soft caramel notes and a roasty sweet finish along with 2 returning favourites: Kati Kati Blend (juicy and tangy flavours with spice tasting notes) & VIA Iced Coffee Blend (iced coffee sweetened with cane sugar; has a caramelly smooth body with hints of citrus).
Starbucks Kopelani Blend
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