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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
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Alvernia students make the case for the RN to BSN degree

  • Healthcare Alvernia

In a recent survey of Alvernia RN to BSN students, respondents were asked why they decided to get their RN to BSN. Below are their answers along with industry support for their statements. “Having a BSN will become the base entry level for nurses. I have been an RN for over 20 years and felt [...]

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Behavioral health treatment more accessible: Affordable Care Act

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Oftentimes, people who suffer from mental health crises end up in an emergency room with nowhere else to turn. This strains hospital emergency services. The reasons for an emergency room visit vary from patient to patient, but they frequently resulted from the sufferer not having insurance, having exhausted the amount of mental health visits allotted [...]

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5 undeniable benefits to becoming a physical therapist

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Anybody who has ever sought employment has negotiated their compensation package with his or her potential employer, maximizing the perks. But unlike most jobs, becoming a physical therapist has numerous built-in perks. Choose Your Work Environment Physical Therapists have a lot of options when it comes to where they work. According to the Bureau of [...]

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Behavioral Health: There’s an app for that

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Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population). There are more than 1 million apps in Apples App Store. What do the two have in common? Personal Zen. “Psychology professors have made a new game, Personal [...]

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Behavioral health patients are taking equine therapy in stride

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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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