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Health Risks in Nursing School

Health Risks in Nursing School

Every career has its inherent risks and responsibilities, and nursing is no different. Because you are working directly with patients who are ill, and because you spend so much time doing physically challenging work, your risks of disease and injury increase, especially after years of work. For nursing students, it’s best to be aware of […]

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Alternate Medical Billing Jobs: Cancer Registrars

Alternate Medical Billing Jobs: Cancer Registrars

What Is A Cancer Registrar and What Do They Do? When anyone talks about medical billing jobs, there is often an implication that billing is a uniform task that is the same in every single type of health care setting. However, just as no two organizations are run the same way (and just as not […]

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How to Succeed in Nursing School

How to Succeed in Nursing School

With a heavy science basis and clinicals that require a long and grueling commitment, nursing school is not an easy task. Yet in recent years, nursing school has gotten a bit of a reputation as being nothing more than an assembly line for creating professionals to replace the large number of retiring nurses and to […]

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Working in Electronic Medical Records

Working in Electronic Medical Records

Most types of health care careers already use EMR on a daily basis. For example, a medical receptionist who logs appointments into a computerized system is proficient in that type of record-keeping. Medical transcriptionists take recordings and written notes and put them into a computer. Many pharmacists and pharmacy technicians get their prescriptions via a CPOE (computerized physician order entry) system. And in doctor’s offices, many medical assistants are now responsible for taking vitals and logging them all into the system before the doctor sees the patient.

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What To Do If You Don’t Pass the NCLEX

What To Do If You Don’t Pass the NCLEX

What If You Fail the Nursing NCLEX Exam? As a nursing school graduate, one of the most important tests you’ll ever take is the NCLEX exam. This test, which is the national standard for getting a nursing license, takes all the knowledge (both clinical and textbook) you have acquired and ensures that you are ready […]

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Stay Safe as a Home Health Care Worker

Stay Safe as a Home Health Care Worker

If you’re planning a career as a home health care worker, there are a number of great benefits you can look forward to. Flexible hours, good pay, and high rates of career satisfaction are all part of the job when you take your caregiving profession on the road. However, working in other people’s homes isn’t […]

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What is the National Student Nurses Association

What is the National Student Nurses Association

The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is an organization created to improve nursing education and support nursing students as they begin their entrance into the nursing profession. This takes the shape of a nursing journal released five times annually, career workshops, employment resources, NCLEX study resources, and nursing scholarships. There are currently over 56,000 members […]

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Medical Writing Careers


Medical Writing Careers


Medical careers aren’t always about patient care. The health care field is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, requiring huge numbers of employees and skill types—not all of which are directly related to patients. From accountants and HR professionals to the person who runs the coffee stand in the cafeteria, everyone has a role to play in […]

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Nursing School Requirements: Update Your Immunizations

Nursing School Requirements: Update Your Immunizations

Nurses work on the front line of health care—and their health is often at risk as a result. Whether it’s due to the potential for bloodborne or airborne illnesses that come with working so closely with those who are sick, or if it has more to do with the long hours that put a necessary […]

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Pharmacy Technicians: The Difference Between Working Retail and Hospital

Pharmacy Technicians: The Difference Between Working Retail and Hospital

Is There A Difference For Pharmacy Technicians Working in Retail and a Hospital? Almost all pharmacy technician graduates will have two options for employment: retail pharmacies and hospital pharmacies. Although jobs in pharmaceutical sales and other medical positions do exist, the bulk of the pharmacy tech training is geared toward assisting a pharmacist in one […]

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