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  Becoming a nurse practitioner opens the door to a whole world of opportunities for those already in the medical field. For nurses already called to a specialized field, such as acute care, family health, or mental health, or for those who are drawn to a specialized population like children, or the elderly, moving forward… Read more »

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Tax time is right around the corner. For many in the healthcare industry, it’s just business as usual. You already have your taxes withheld, per your W-4 status, from the form you filled out when you were hired. But for some caregivers, depending on your employer, tax time might be different this year. As a… Read more »

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CNA training teaches those individuals who are seeking a job as a Certified Nursing Assistant how to provide hands-on and intimate care to patients in medical facilities such as hospitals, rehab centers, assisted living communities, and nursing homes. CNAs assist medical patients with the basic activities of everyday life, such as bathing and hygiene, dressing,… Read more »

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No career exposes you to a greater risk of contracting and spreading certain contagious diseases and illnesses than healthcare. Working with those individuals who are sick is the central part of the healthcare employees’ job. In healthcare facilities across the country, contagious organisms can spread like wildfire and there is only so much protection a… Read more »

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It’s easy to see the similarities between LPNs and CNAs. Both are essential to the field of patient care, in settings such as hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes, and many other medical care facilities. But, as much as the roles of these two vital healthcare providers overlap, there are also some pretty big core differences… Read more »

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  There’s no doubt nurses are in control of their career destiny. Finding your nursing specialty can be difficult, however, if you’re unsure of where you want to be. Additionally, you may not possess the exact skill set you need for certain fields of medicine, which may require you to go back to school or… Read more »

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    Nurses deal with a special brand of stress that other people don’t understand. There are 3 nursing stresses that are hard to avoid, but learning to identify theses unique types of stress, and finding healthy ways to deal with them, is key to keeping your peace of mind-and staying the course of your… Read more »

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For those who have a heart full of wanderlust, and a nursing degree, travel nursing can be the right career choice for you. Travel nursing exposes you to diverse cultures and different ways of providing patient care. Nurses choose from a wide range of care facilities, including inner city hospitals, rural medical clinics, vast medical… Read more »

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Stress in the workplace isn’t limited to any one profession. Across the board, American workers are burdened day in and day out, with stress and anxiety on the job. From job performance to interpersonal relationships with coworkers to dealing with the daily demands of those they serve, employee burnout is a common occurrence. In the healthcare… Read more »

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As immigration rises and a nursing shortage looms, so does the demand for bilingual healthcare workers, especially Spanish-speaking nurses.  According to 2014 U.S. Census Bureau data, 55 million people of Hispanic origin are living in the United States—that’s about 17% of the nation’s population. At least 38 million of them are still speaking Spanish in… Read more »