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.

Harness the Power Within and Present Your Best Self Video tips from the Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing Campaign.


What if you could present your best self every time you went for a job interview? Or, for that matter, to everyone you meet?

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Men in Nursing


Read this Q & A to discover why there are more men in nursing than ever before.

Nursing Financial Aid Guide


Learn about nursing financial first aid for school and get nursing scholarship, grant and student loan information.

4 Reasons to Become a Medical Assistant (MA)


Do you want a career where you can really make a difference?

7 Nontraditional Nursing Careers that Give Back


Learn about seven “give back” nursing programs for nontraditional nursing careers.

Nursing Salaries for LPN, RN, AP


Learn about nursing salaries and learn about the benefits of certifications and advanced degrees such as the BSN and MSN.

Improving the Health of Infants with Congenital Heart Defects


Nurses are the unsung heroes of healthcare. Working closely with patients, across many treatment settings, and with a strong emphasis on patient education and disease prevention, nurses bring their technical knowledge, innovation, creativity and a healing touch to improve patient health. Read about Elizabeth who is change the NICU world.

20 Fun Facts for Medical Assistants


Medical assistant students - take note of this fun fact medical trivia.

10 Things to Know about Medical Assisting


The newest program at Sumner College Medical Assistant, is an exciting field that people may have a lot of misconceptions about. If you’re interested in becoming a Medical Assistant learn 10 things you should know about this fun career.

What to Know Before Your First Day of Nursing School


Congratulations! You’ve earned your coveted seat in an exclusive nursing school program. Now what? Aside from the usual first day of nursing school jitters you may experience, your new life as a nursing student can be extremely exciting and terrifying at the same time.

6 Steps for NCLEX Success


The peak of all that hard work applied during nursing school is the NCLEX – National Council Licensure Examination. Provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, NCLEX is a way of measuring your knowledge, abilities, and skills, and assessing whether or not they are extensive enough to grant you a nurse’s license.

10 great tips for nursing school students


As nurse educators, we’ve spent plenty of time in nursing schools and around nursing students. As a result, we've collected some useful advice for students on getting through nursing school. Some of these may seem obvious, but they can be easy to forget when you’re in the flurry of the program!

Why pursue a career in Nursing?


Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers you can choose. You will have the opportunity to help people every day while working with the latest technology in some of the most interesting settings.

A Career In Nursing Is The Future For Many Men


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth reported the percent of males in Nursing has steadily grown since 1960 from 2% to 13% in the United States.

Nurse Educators Are Needed To Battle Nursing Shortage


We all know there's been a Nursing shortage for years, but are you aware there's also an issue with Nurse Educators?

Improving Nursing Engagement


Nursing engagement is the commitment level and satisfaction you have for your job and the organization that employs you. Nursing engagement correlates directly with safety, quality, and patient experience outcomes.

The Rise of Nurse Practitioners Amidst Provider Burnout, Shortages


As a provider shortage and issues with provider burnout take hold of the medical industry, nurse practitioners are primed to fill in patient care gaps.

Our Top 10 Great Attributes of a Nurse


A great reminder of important business attributes for any career but especially great attributes of a nurse.

2018 Nursing Salary Survey Results - Demographics


The 2018 allnurses Salary Survey was conducted over a 4-week period of time in February 2018. The data from almost 17,000 nurses has been analyzed and are ready to share the results via interactive images. Learn more about the demographic shifts in the nursing industry.

Think outside the hospital! 8 unique nursing careers you didn’t know existed


What is the Role of the Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse in the School Setting?


A Sumner College degree will prepare you for many different jobs working in the healthcare industry. Learn more about the role of the LPN/Licensed Vocational Nurse working in a school setting according to the National Association of School Nurses.

How to Become a Medical Assistant


Sumner College now offering a certification program to become a Medical Assistant working in the healthcare industry.

How to Get a Nursing Job and more at a Dermatology Clinic


Are you looking for a career change or trying to figure out what to study at college? If you like helping people and have an interest in medicine, working at a dermatology clinic could be the perfect job for you.Apart from dermatologists and their medical assistants, these clinics employ receptionists and general office workers too. The field of dermatology is evolving quickly, with new discoveries made every year. If you want in, read on to find out how.

Celebrate National Nurses Week May 6 thru May 12th


National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale's birthday. It features a host of events across the U.S. to honor nurses for the work they do, and educates the public about nurses’ role in health care. Learn more

How to Survive Nursing School: 10 Essential Tips


How To Survive Nursing School: 10 Essential Tips

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