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Behavioral health patients are taking equine therapy in stride

  • Healthcare Alvernia

NOTE: This is the second part of the two-part series on equine therapy. David Rosenker had over 30 years of experience in mental health, including designing and directing addiction programs for adolescents and 20 years at the renowned Caron Treatment Centers. But after the death of his father, Rosenker felt he had to make a [...]

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Behavioral health heads down on the farm

  • Healthcare Alvernia

NOTE: This is a two part series. This blog will explain Equine Therapy and the next blog will feature local equine therapist and Alvernia graduate David Rosenker, who runs Herd By A Horse in Sinking Spring, Pa. The more time that goes by the less taboo it is for people to talk about mental health [...]

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Heroic healthcare professionals are never off the clock

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Healthcare professionals save lives on the job, everyday. And chances are Reading hospitals have seen their fair share of life-saving heroics. But it is truly amazing when these seemingly ordinary people go out of their way, sometimes putting their own lives at risk, to help people that are in trouble outside of the hospital. Here’s [...]

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NOT as seen on TV: Debunking 5 nursing myths

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Why do nurses become nurses? Some have an interest in helping others. Some find the healthcare world exciting. And some enjoy the rewarding career path offered by the profession. Unfortunately for real nurses, TV nurses are often portrayed as glorified handmaidens and wannabe doctors. We know this is not true, and so should you. Myth [...]

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Prevention is the best medicine

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative turned four years old this month. And while our blog consistently covers the men and women who help you when you are sick, sometimes we overlook the best remedy – prevention. It is the onus of all RN to BSN, Healthcare Science and Behavioral Health students to learn how to [...]

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Nurses are responsible for their patients’ wellness and their own

  • Healthcare Alvernia

A great nurse holds caring for their patients as priority number one. But according to Deborah Greenawald Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at Alvernia University in Reading, the first step in being able to care for others is being able to care for yourself. “I feel that nurses learning to care for themselves — body, [...]

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Alvernia’s Healthcare Science degree opens many professional doors

  • Healthcare Alvernia

When students think of healthcare careers, their thoughts often drift toward the obvious positions, such as doctor, physical therapist or nurse. And while those are fantastic choices, many students still want to help others but aren’t quite sure what profession is right for them. That’s why Alvernia started its Healthcare Science program – a choose-your-own [...]

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38 of the 100 best jobs in the U.S. are in healthcare

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U.S. News & World Report recently conducted a study to rank the top 100 jobs in the United States for 2014, and 38 of them were in the healthcare industry. Starting with rating the jobs based on their demand level, U.S. News also looked at the following components to rank each position. • 10-Year Growth [...]

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More and a wider variety of healthcare jobs in the next 10 years

  • Healthcare Alvernia

As 40 percent of our American society will be of retirement age by 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, our economy will see the smallest portion of Americans employed or looking for work since the mid- ‘70s. While these numbers point to slower economic growth, they’re also an indication of sky-rocketing job numbers [...]

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  • January 23rd, 2014
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Behavioral Health program graduate featured in Reading Eagle

  • Healthcare Alvernia

‘At Your Service’ is a weekly feature from the Reading Eagle spotlighting volunteers and community servants in Berks County. On Dec. 28, they featured Kim Horan, who graduated from Alvernia’s Behavioral Health program on Dec. 15. Lives in: Orwigsburg Family: Boyfriend, Randy Grove; 19-year-old daughter, Cassidy Sierra. My role: I observe and co-facilitate group counseling [...]

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