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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 |2019-12-30T12:52:35-08:00October 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 |2019-09-03T23:02:53-07:00September 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 |2019-02-22T07:52:06-08:00February 22nd, 2019|Career Programs|Comments Off on Wanting to Become a Nurse? Know When to Become BLS Certified

With health care remaining a hot field for new graduates, many are turning to nursing and other related fields for their first or second careers. This is a rewarding career and often one that pays quite well. Plus, it is poised to grow in the next decades as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age. [...]

9 01, 2019

What’s the Difference Between a Paramedic and an EMT?

By |2019-09-19T23:51:46-07:00January 9th, 2019|Career Programs, Education, EMT Training|Comments Off on What’s the Difference Between a Paramedic and an EMT?

When you hear the words EMT and paramedic, you might immediately think of those people who hop out of the backs of ambulances to help individuals in emergency situations. However, an EMT is actually different from a paramedic. While both may occasionally do some of the same tasks, one has a bit more education, training, [...]

28 12, 2018

5 Tips for Passing Your ACLS Examination the First Time

By |2019-10-31T12:22:38-07:00December 28th, 2018|ACLS, Advanced Nursing, Career Programs|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Passing Your ACLS Examination the First Time

It can be scary to take an Advanced Cardiac Life Support class for the first time. You may feel totally out of your element and may feel as if you know less than any of the others around you. While these feelings of low confidence are normal, you can do some things yourself to improve [...]