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Your Name, Degrees Licenses: Capra Dalton, RN, CEO
Your Business Name (if applicable): Pedagogy Incorporated
Business Organization? Corporation
Why did you choose this type of organization? We chose a C-corporation for tax advantages not available to a sole proprietorship/LLC, and to limit potential liabilities.
Please describe in detail your business/services you provide: "Pedagogy Incorporated is a provider of nursing and healthcare professional continuing education. Pedagogy can assist long term care, post-acute care facilities, home health agencies with determining an infusion education plan that suits their unique market, as we offer a large selection of online infusion education, including “IV Certification” for LPN's and LVN's in most states. We offer accredited courses to individual nurses, long term Care facilities, home health agencies, hospice and hospitals and have launched campus specific websites tailored to meet the educational needs for these specific areas of health care. Our new expanded catalog provides tracheostomy education, online CPR for healthcare professionals, EKG recognition, moderate sedation, hospice education, cultural diversity, leadership, stress and communication courses. We also offer inservice courses for certified nurse assistants and home health aides, and accredited education for long term care and assisted living administrators. Competency demonstration (skills) checklists have been developed with our education courses that assist employers with the hands on skill verification that is required for healthcare professionals. We have 6 Campus websites to organize education and provide tailored information Pedagogy Main Campus, Pedagogy LTC and Home Health Campus, Pedagogy Acute Care Campus, Pedagogy Infusion Campus, and Pedagogy Administrator Campus. Our #CE authors are the best and experts in the field of their specialty- we are always looking for content experts to join our team. Each Campus has a Student Union where you can view our blog, newsletter and latest social media posts. Choose your Campus home and come join us.
State/Province, (and country if not USA): Texas
Zip Code: 75789
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Homepage Address: http://www.pedagogy-inc.com
Type of business categories would you would like to be listed in: Educational Nurse Entrepreneurs, Infusion Therapy, Nurse-Owned Businesses, Nursing Continuing Education, Nursing Education, Wound Care
Keywords, Phrases that describe your business, experience, services: Continuing education, I.V. therapy classes, I.V. education , infusion education, central lines, PICC, total parenteral nutrition (TPN), hypodermoclysis, clysis, peripheral, catheter, Central venous access device, Ports, Medi-port, IGG, Gamma Globulin, Chemotherapy, CRBSI, Catheter related blood stream infection, Transfusion Therapy, Wounds, Infusion, I.V. certification,
Contact person(s):Capra Dalton RN
Phone number: 903-871-2150
In what date (month/year) did you start your business? January 2010
What Attracted You To The Field of Nursing? I was 17 and that was so long ago—I am not sure I remember! I have always loved everything medical—it seemed a natural way to pursue the medical field. In those days women were nurses—and we wore caps and all white!
What is your experience and background in Nursing? Capra Dalton R.N. Founder and CEO of Pedagogy Inc. has more than 24 years’ experience in infusion therapy and the instruction of licensed nurses in infusion therapy continuing education. Her experience comes from multiple infusion settings: acute care, ambulatory infusion centers, home infusion, Long Term Care continuing education provider and Quality Assurance Consultant in Long Term Care. She received her nursing education from Lamar University, Texas and graduated in 1986.
Would you recommend Nursing as a career? Hmmmm, I am not so sure.
How did you hear about the Nursefriendly, NursingEntrepreneurs.com?: Linked In
The year were you first licensed as a nurse? 1986
Professional organizations you have belonged to: Infusion Nurses Society, Texas Healthcare Association, National Association of Practical Nurse Education and Services, Council of Practical Nurse Educators.
What made you decide to start your own business?
I was teaching traditional classroom I.V. Education—and saw the many obstacles of this traditional type of education: getting the nurses to the course, expense, travel, schedule difficulties, different learning styles and paces. It occurred to me that there had to be a better way to provide these nurses the didactic portion of I.V. education in a capacity that met THEIR needs. My husband (and CTO) has over 28 years of experience in software and database architecture, and website management. So we dreamed up Pedagogy-which means “the art and science of teaching”—and we were off! It is a great misconception that all there is to I.V. education is how to insert a catheter—take one of our courses and you will soon realize—there is a lot of knowledge a nurse must have to deliver infusion therapy to their patients safely.
How many times have you changed employers in your career? 7
What specific qualities and traits do you feel make nurses especially qualified to operate a business? I have valuable insights (from experience) in the field of nursing. Education is a passion—I love to teach—and learn. Running a business takes a high degree of self-motivation, organization and multi-tasking abilities—all of which I think I possess. Also the ability to think outside the box—just because something has always been done a certain way—doesn’t mean it cannot be improved upon or changed for the better.
Do you currently practice as a nurse? If yes in what type of setting? I am writing continuing education courses for Pedagogy Inc.
Your most pressing concerns with the profession and healthcare: I am not a believer in the way medicine is practiced in this country—pills and drugs do not make healthy people. We focus far too much on the symptoms—and not the underlying issues.
How do you feel the coming nursing shortage (as baby boomers enter the healthcare system, and nurses retire in droves) will affect patient care? I think we will see an increased amount of non-nursing caregivers.
The Pedagogy Inservice & Compliance Campus is more than just an online classroom it is an online resource center unlike any education site on the internet today. This Campus contains educational inservices designed to meet the federal requirements for long term care, home health certified nursing assistants or CNA staff development. Our topics include the mandatory inservices required by regulatory agencies and the basic long term care inservices given yearly at most long term care facilities for nursing assistant and CNA training. Quality assurance expectations are demonstrated in each course, making quality of care a priority, as well as meeting regulatory expectations.
Campus Student Union:
This is where you may find our blog, newsletter, and social media forums- come and join us.
Infusion and IV Therapy
The Pedagogy Infusion Campus is more than just an online classroom it is an online resource center unlike any education site on the internet today. This Campus contains online continuing education, CE, courses targeting infusion, intravenous therapy, IV therapy and IV certification courses for LPN/LVN’s. No more disorganized lists to search through, no more exhaustive searches to find your course; just focused information and resources for the infusion education industry in one organized Campus
Visit the Pedagogy Infusion Student Union to sign up for our monthly newsletter, see infusion related blog posts and join in all our social media platforms.
Pedagogy provides you with free downloadable, printable infusion related posters visit our Resource Library to view and print.
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Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them:"Rich Dad's-"Own your Own Corporation" is a must read for anyone comtemplating a new business-or someone who already owns their own business. Garrett's direct yet simplistic explanations of the different business entities,the proper and best suited entity for your business-is followed by real-life scenarios which helps drive home the importance of corporate ownership in today's business world. Use Garrett's legal expertise to establish a successful, legally responsible and fiscally protected business...And understand the why's and how's of that ownership."
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