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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

  • Healthcare Alvernia

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

  • Healthcare Alvernia

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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Seeing Nursing with Beginner’s Eyes

  • Healthcare Alvernia

In the Zen tradition, teachers recognize the importance of seeing and hearing again for the first time, what in Zen Buddhism is called Shoshin (初心) or “beginner’s mind.” The value applies to all of us, especially those considering nursing as a profession. A few weeks back, this blog looked at “nursing myths.” Major healthcare organizations […]

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Nursing goes mobile thanks to a state-of-the-art field hospital

  • Healthcare Alvernia

The concerted campaign to broaden public perception of the nursing profession has included the likes of Johnson & Johnson, an American multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. Here and in future posts, we will share a few of the video profiles created by Johnson & Johnson. We’ll start with […]

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RN to BSN students: Is travel nursing right for you?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

While many students pursuing an RN to BSN program chose nursing as a career, because it offers remarkably stable financial and employment opportunities, there are some students who chose it for adventure. And that’s where travel nursing comes in. According to Wikipedia: Travel nursing is a nursing assignment concept that developed in response to the […]

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Can Obamacare change the direction of U.S. healthcare?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

The United States ranks last in a new report that considers the efficiency and quality of healthcare systems in 11 industrialized nations. (Pennsylvania’s overall rank is 29 out of 50.) The analysis by the Commonwealth Fund found that despite spending more money, the U.S. healthcare system was the most inefficient and Americans have the hardest […]

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  • June 23rd, 2014
  • Posted in Healthcare
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