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Five ways RNpedia.com is helpful to nursing students

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Anyone who has ever been inside a big box retailer understands the convenience of one-stop shopping. Within twenty minutes you can pick up cat food, a space heater and a smart phone.  Wouldn’t it be great if the same sort of convenient, one-stop location existed for nursing students? Well, it does! RNpedia.com is a website […]

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Why should DPT students attend physical therapy conferences?

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The annual Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) conference recently took place in Lancaster, PA, which is a short drive from Alvernia University.  This conference gathers physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, students, academics, healthcare administrators, medical product manufacturers and members of the business community. If you missed this three-day conference, there were several presentations, panels and […]

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Nurses: What I Wish I Knew Before Starting Nursing School

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Prospective nurses get ready for a wild yet rewarding ride, say experienced nurses.  In classrooms and online, nurses are sharing the wisdom they have gained from their educational and work experiences. They know starting nursing school can be a big adjustment that is followed by an even bigger transition from a student to a professional […]

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  • November 11th, 2014
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Clinical Trials Advance Treatment and Behavioral Health Knowledge

  • Healthcare Alvernia

It’s essential for students and practitioners to keep up-to-date on clinical research so they are aware of what approaches and treatments work best for people. The goals of research include developing new treatments or medications, identifying risk factors for particular conditions or studying trends. Clinical research findings are especially valuable to medical and behavioral health […]

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Smartphone apps perfect for nursing students

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Anyone enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program knows how beneficial it can be to squeeze studying into spare moments scattered throughout the day. Waiting for a bus? Scan your notes.  One class ends fifteen minutes early? Spend that time studying for tomorrow’s exam. This sounds like a good strategy, until you find […]

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  • October 30th, 2014
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Health Care Industry Keeps Shining Bright in Economy

  • Healthcare Alvernia

The healthcare industry has remained solid and there’s no sign of a slowdown. Trends in the aging U.S. population are expected to continue the demand for healthcare services and workers. The Affordable Care Act and advancements in medical care have also contributed to healthcare employment needs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare […]

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  • October 20th, 2014
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What’s the hardest class in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Many students who enroll in a nursing program are a little apprehensive when they first start school.  The good news, you are not alone! The infographic below shows the responses from current nurses from across the country when they were asked to name their most challenging class in school. The nursing curriculum at Alvernia University […]

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  • October 16th, 2014
  • Posted in Nursing
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Multiple studies show the positive impact BSNs have on patient outcomes

  • Healthcare Alvernia

The reasons nurses enroll in a RN to BSN program are varied. Some enroll because the hospital they work at is applying for Magnet recognition and they are requiring nurses to return to school for their bachelor’s degree. Others enroll to expand their career options or because it’s a stepping-stone to a graduate degree. All […]

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Here’s what behavioral health majors need to know about the human brain

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If you’re majoring in Behavioral Health, you might have an interest in the mysteries of the human brain, if only to figure out what motivates a person. After all, it’s the brain that controls behavior, holds memories, regulates emotions and plays so many other vital functions. It’s often been said that, “humans only use 10 […]

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Career tips for RNs pursing their BSN degree

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Everyone knows when a registered nurse (RN) returns to school for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, it opens the door to an array of career possibilities. If you are currently working as an RN, there are habits you can cultivate now that can help advance your career even before you complete the […]

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