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Advice for time crunched nursing students

  • Healthcare Alvernia

School, work and a social life can pull a nursing student in many directions. To help juggle it all, many students find it’s essential to learn how to prioritize, plan their time and sometimes multitask. In addition, technology can help make busy nursing students’ lives a little easier. First, here are three general time management […]

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  • April 27th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Community-based behavioral health offers rewarding opportunities

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Does spending your days helping people understand their problems and develop strategies to improve their lives sound like something you’d enjoy? That’s how the United States Department of Labor defines what a mental health counselor does and according to their research, this is a rapidly growing field with demand in community services. Community-based organizations offer […]

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Vast experience enables Mary Arbogast to connect with nursing students across all generations

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In her role as the Nursing and Healthcare Outreach Coordinator at Alvernia University, Mary Arbogast is often the first person a prospective nursing student meets. Thanks to her background, she’s able to relate to practically every type of student. Can she connect with students considering a career in nursing? Yes. She draws upon what she […]

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What do healthcare science majors need to know about the Affordable Care Act?

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Political parties continue to argue about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). However, there is one undisputed fact: In just four short years, this law has made significant changes that everyone – patients, healthcare providers, business owners and health insurance companies – must understand and integrate into their daily lives. We’ve covered some of these changes […]

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Gender differences and behavioral health

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The correlation between gender and risks for certain mental disorders has been widely studied. For example, one study published in American Psychological Association’s Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that women are more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety or depression, while men tend toward substance abuse or antisocial behaviors. Women are also more likely to […]

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Top five ways nursing students can deal with stress

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Nursing students face many stressors as they balance school work and other personal commitments. With all that is going on in their busy lives, it’s critical for them to also commit to taking care of themselves. Here are five ways undergraduate students can survive stress and get through nursing school. Have a Study Plan Courses […]

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  • March 12th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Symanski: Focus on individual attention, communication skills and service, the strength of Alvernia nursing

  • Healthcare Alvernia

While strong scientific knowledge and technical skills are important, safe patient care also depends on communicating well with other healthcare professionals, patients and families, says Dr. Mary Ellen Symanski, PhD, RN, associate professor of Nursing and department chair of Nursing. Fortunately, nursing students at Alvernia have the advantage of learning the full range of skills […]

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Healthcare science degree, first step to becoming a patient advocate

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Say the words ‘healthcare career’ and chances are the first two thoughts that pop into your head are ‘doctor’ or ‘nurse.’ While those are obviously important jobs, there are a lot of behind the scenes careers that play an essential role in keeping Americans healthy. A degree in healthcare science can open doors to a […]

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Study skills to keep you on top in nursing school

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Nursing school is not easy, but with self-discipline, motivation and the right study skills students will succeed. Nursing degree students need to be prepared to take in a large amount of information from lectures, lab sessions, course materials and clinical experiences. Students might already be aware of their individual learning style and have developed particular […]

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  • February 23rd, 2015
  • Posted in Nursing
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Home-visiting nurse helps moms, babies toward successful futures

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Whether you are an experienced RN, returning to school to earn your B.S.N degree or someone outside the profession considering becoming a nurse, it’s helpful to look at the daily responsibilities of a variety of nurses to help you see the possibilities.  There are many places outside of a hospital where a nurse can contribute. […]

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