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Thinking About a Career in Nursing?


Requirements to Get into Nursing - Nursing is a science based program. If you are in high school, helpful courses are sciences, particularly biology, anatomy and physiology, and chemistry. You will also need math/algebra, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Writing classes, speech, and humanities that will challenge your thinking and writing are also recommended.

Nursing Workforce Research research


Why nursing workforce research matters

AAMA Installs Deborah Novak, CMA (AAMA), as Speaker of the House


Medical assisting is one of the nation's careers growing much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Medical assistants work in outpatient health care settings. Employers are seeking and recruiting these allied health professionals because of their uniquely diverse clinical and administrative patient-centered training.

Medical Assisting Skills and Duties


Licensure - Medical Assistant


Qualities Hospitals Look for When Hiring


Cyberchondria: What is it?


Celebrate Medical Assisting Week


We are celebrating Medical Assistants Recognition Week Nice work! Providers, practice managers, and patients thank medical assistants for all they do.

Types of Healthcare Specialties


Medical Assistants Nationwide Honored in October


Thousands of medical assistants across the country are being celebrated between October 15 and 19 in observance of Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MARWeek). Held every year during the third full week in October, MARWeek lauds the contributions of the profession at the heart of health care.

Behind The Scenes Of The Emergency Room


8 Interesting Facts about Medical Assistants


Medical Assistants Saving Lives in War Zones and Abroad


Medical Assisting - A Career With High Demand


Do's and Don'ts of Nursing School Part 5 of 5


Part 5 of 5: Putting Yourself and Your Nursing Journey First

Do's and Don'ts of Nursing School Part 4 of 5


Part 4 of 5: Don't Get Upset with Very Difficult Exam Questions

Do's and Don'ts of Nursing School Part 3 of 5


Part 3 of 5: Don't Get Stuck in a Study Rut!

Do's & Don'ts of Nursing School Part 2 of 5


Part 2 of 5: Go to Lecture to Review -- Don't Go to Lecture to Learn

Do's & Don'ts of Nursing School Part 1 of 5


Part 1 of 5: Take Responsibility for Your Education -- Nursing School Won't Teach You Everything!

The facts about your Nursing Career


Nursing is the nation’s largest health care profession with more 3.1 – 3.6 million registered nurses practicing nationwide. Despite its large size, many more nurses are needed into the foreseeable future to meet the growing demand for nursing care. As you plan or consider a career as a registered nurse, you should know these facts.

How to practice mindful nursing


Do you ever feel panic at the end of a long weekend or vacation, wondering where the time went? Do your days, weeks, and months blend into one another, each day bringing you more of the same?


Challenges Facing Nursing Students Today There have always been challenges facing nursing students. What are the biggest ones today, and how can students deal with and overcome them? Some experts weigh in.

5 Types Of Nursing Students (This Will Make You Laugh!)


Are you a nursing student? Have you been to nursing school? Do you teach nursing students? If so, I give it a 110% chance you’ve met one of these nursing students. Heck, you probably are one - or a mixture of a few!

What does a Medical Assistant do?


Medical Assistants- Also called: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Chiropractor Assistant, Clinical Assistant, Medical Assistant (MA). What does a Medical Assistant do?

Financial Aid for Nurses


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nurses earn $70,000 per year, nearly twice the median salary for all other occupations. In addition, the BLS projects that employment for nurses will grow by 15% from 2016 to 2026, which is significantly faster than the average growth for all other fields. Learn options to finance your nursing education.



Students interested in becoming nurses should know that two main categories of professional nurses work in the medical field in the United States: registered nurses (RN) and practical nurses (PN), also known as vocational nurses. Although these nurses may have similar job descriptions and work in some of the same settings, RNs generally command higher salaries than PNs. This is due to the fact that becoming an RN requires more advanced education and training. These two types of nursing also have different competency exams for licensure. To become an RN, you must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN), whereas individuals interested in becoming vocational or practical nurses must earn a passing score on the NCLEX-PN.

Is Being a Medical Assistant Hard and Stressful?


Working in health care can be challenging both physically and emotionally. Medical assistants perform a variety of duties, from scheduling patients to assisting with minor surgery. Working as a medical assistant can be rewarding and satisfying. However, taking care of ill and injured patients and the multiple responsibilities of the profession may lead to times of stress as well.

Emotional Strength in Nursing


There is a time to hold your patients hand, there is a time to cry with them, however most of the time, I believe it is more important to be strong with them and show them their strength.

Nursing Careers


Nursing careers are an exciting and meaningful thing — you will change and save lives. Too often though, people think the only thing they can do with a nursing degree is become a registered nurse. With a multitude of nursing careers available in the field, this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can decide on a nursing career based on the types of patients you want, the environments you want to work in, the degree you hold, or how much you want to make.

How To Become a Medical Assistant


Are you looking for a career in health care? Are you interested in working with patients, doctors, nurses and other health care professionals? Medical assistants are high in demand, finding employment across the United States in a variety of settings.

How to Stay Focused When You are Exhausted!


Because unfortunately we cannot always call out when we are robbed of our sleep… here are some tips to get you through the day, safety!

What is a Medical Assistant?


Medical assistants work alongside physicians, mainly in outpatient or ambulatory care facilities, such as medical offices and clinics. Learn more about what Medical Assistant's do...

Nurse Practitioners Could Solve Oregon’s Primary Care Crisis. Will We Let Them?


Women dominate the increasingly crucial profession. They’ve had to fight for respect.

What Will This Year Bring for Nurses?


Everything that happens in healthcare affects nurses, from drug shortages to healthcare reform. This makes it hard to pinpoint the most important trends expected to influence the practice of nursing in 2018. With the help of nursing thought leaders, however, we've come up with a list of emerging or accelerating trends that nurses need to pay attention to this year, because they will affect key aspects of nursing, from education and licensure to clinical practice. What's on the horizon for nurses in 2018?

Future Trends in the Nursing Industry


It’s always a good idea to know where the industry you’re in is heading. Whether you’re a new graduate or a seasoned nurse, this list of future trends in the nursing industry will help you.

Thriving in Your Future Career


Even while you’re planning for your first job interview, it’s good to look a little farther ahead at what you can do now—and throughout your career—to continue your growth.

Your Effortless Self - Ace the Interview


Your Effortless Self -- tips to learn the dos and don'ts for dressing for the interview.

Medical Assistants - Your Future Looks Bright!


Medical Assistants have a bright future. Learn more about this rewarding career.

Write a Winning Scholarship Essay


How do you begin writing a winning scholarship essay? Start here. With these brief nursing scholarship application essay tips, you can feel confident about the best approach to creating a scholarship essay.

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