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25 03, 2020

Healthcare Certifications: Do I Have to Have Hands-on Training?

By |2020-03-20T12:58:29-07:00March 25th, 2020|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Classes, Education|Comments Off on Healthcare Certifications: Do I Have to Have Hands-on Training?

Today, training for nearly any job or learning for any class can take a variety of forms. While lectures were once de rigueur for most of those studying for health care professions, students and professionals can now find a myriad of ways to learn about up-and-coming research, hone their life-saving skills and advance their careers. [...]

24 01, 2020

The Rewards of a Phlebotomy Career

By |2020-03-29T18:55:11-07:00January 24th, 2020|Career Programs, Classes|Comments Off on The Rewards of a Phlebotomy Career

A career in health care can be quite rewarding, but it can be hard to know where to start. You may not be sure if a career as a registered nurse or medical doctor is right for you if you have not yet dipped your toes into the waters of the medical world. One way [...]

6 11, 2019

Fragile Fighters: Caring for Your Sickest Neonatal Patients

By |2019-11-05T15:58:10-08:00November 6th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Neonatal|Comments Off on Fragile Fighters: Caring for Your Sickest Neonatal Patients

Caring for the sickest and smallest patients in the hospital not only takes a special level of knowledge and a unique skillset but also requires a great deal of compassion and personal strength. Becoming a NICU nurse is often not something one chooses directly out of college. However, some hospitals do hire new graduates. In [...]

30 10, 2019

What Is a Career as a Phlebotomist Like?

By |2020-03-29T18:55:11-07:00October 30th, 2019|Career Programs, Research|Comments Off on What Is a Career as a Phlebotomist Like?

Among the many health care careers available to men and women of all ages today, many individuals fail to consider phlebotomy, a unique hands-on career that requires plenty of interaction with patients. Although a phlebotomist’s job is incredibly important especially for critical or emergency care, it does not come with the same amount of stress [...]

16 10, 2019

Fall in Love with Your First Nursing Job by Choosing the Right One

By |2019-12-30T13:13:44-08:00October 16th, 2019|Career Programs, Nurses Corner, Research|Comments Off on Fall in Love with Your First Nursing Job by Choosing the Right One

While choosing nursing as your career may have been a simple decision, your choice of nursing specialization may not be so easy. After all, there are dozens of areas where you can work in any health care organization as well as numerous specialty organizations that offer home health and hospice care. You could even put [...]

11 10, 2019

Pros and Cons of Working “Only” Three Days Each Week

By |2019-12-30T13:16:16-08:00October 11th, 2019|Advanced Nursing, Career Programs, Education, Nurses Corner|Comments Off on Pros and Cons of Working “Only” Three Days Each Week

Today, the majority of nurses, particularly newly licensed nurses, end up working 12-hour shifts rather than the traditional 8-hour shift. This often makes staffing easier in hospitals, and hospital managers argue in favor of the great continuity of care for patients. However, even though some love the flexibility of the 12-hour shift, it is not [...]

4 09, 2019

Is Becoming a Phlebotomist Technician Right for You?

By |2020-03-29T18:55:11-07:00September 4th, 2019|Basic Life Support Articles, Career Programs, Education|Comments Off on Is Becoming a Phlebotomist Technician Right for You?

They’re everywhere. In almost every hospital setting, doctor’s office, walk-in clinic or Urgent Care, you’ll find them. They patiently wait with their empty vials and syringes until a new patient needs their blood drawn and tested. They’re phlebotomists, often quietly going about their business of helping save lives. […]

28 08, 2019

Becoming An Emergency Room Nurse: TNCC Certification

By |2020-01-01T20:24:30-08:00August 28th, 2019|Career Programs, Education|Comments Off on Becoming An Emergency Room Nurse: TNCC Certification

For health care professionals, the desire to better one’s practice is a constant thought in the back of one’s mind. Every nurse knows they have more to learn. Not only is it nearly impossible to remember every fact, but also medical knowledge is constantly changing and growing, requiring the nurse to continue growing at the [...]

31 07, 2019

EMT Certification Requirements

By |2019-07-26T10:48:33-07:00July 31st, 2019|Career Programs, EMT Training|Comments Off on EMT Certification Requirements

Working as an EMT can be incredibly rewarding if you long to help those who are unable to help themselves. As an EMT, you will provide health support to individuals of all ages who are not yet at the hospital. This could include stabilizing them, providing life-sustaining support and transporting them. Although many of your [...]

22 02, 2019

Wanting to Become a Nurse? Know When to Become BLS Certified

By |2020-03-01T20:29:33-08:00February 22nd, 2019|Basic Life Support Articles, Career Programs|Comments Off on Wanting to Become a Nurse? Know When to Become BLS Certified

BLS certifications tell the world that you know how to perform CPR and perform basic life-saving techniques. If you’re planning to get into the health care field yourself, you may be wondering when you should get your certification. Is it best to get it long before you apply for your first job, or should you wait until you are accepted into a position?