Healthcare Insider Blog

Healthcare science degree, first step to becoming a patient advocate

  • Healthcare Alvernia

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
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Home-visiting nurse helps moms, babies toward successful futures

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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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What about EKGs? A guide for nursing students

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The ability to look inside a patient and evaluate cardiac status is vital to identifying a variety of cardiac conditions, which is why doctors and nurses rely on electrocardiography (EKG or ECG). An EKG records the heart’s electrical activity and translates the activity into line tracings on a paper. The spikes and dips in the […]

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  • February 16th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Helpful Tips for Nursing Students: Web Clipping Tools and Apps

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It’s impossible to graduate from a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program without spending many hours doing research. To help with this effort, we’ve compiled a brief guide of useful web clipping software and apps for researching and writing academic papers. Organizing Notes Whether in class, lecture or lab, nursing students have to digest a […]

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  • February 12th, 2015
  • Posted in Nursing
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Healthcare News: The Affordable Care Act heads into 2015 with some changes, same goals

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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is entering its second year in 2015 and many of the benchmark plans are changing. A key feature of the Act starting in 2015 will be a new provision tying physician payments to the quality of care they provide. Physicians will see their payments modified so that those […]

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  • January 27th, 2015
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Why are physical therapists in private practice diversifying their business model?

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Medical practices, like any other business, have to focus on moving onward and upward. Physical therapy professionals seeking to stay successful in a constantly changing healthcare environment are expanding their offerings to include holistic well-being services. According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have […]

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Importance of Communication in the Nursing Profession

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Whether talking with patients about their health issues or discussing treatment plans with other medical staff, nurses constantly use their communication skills to create a high level of patient satisfaction and outcomes. Communication in nursing can be complex and there is no room for misunderstandings. That’s why nurses must understand the communication process and pay […]

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  • January 13th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Brancato: RN to BSN program prepares students for lifelong learning

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It makes clear sense that someone who has dedicated most of her career to higher learning would understand the value of continuing education. “I try to bring in relevant research that is current into my classroom so that students are aware of the changes in healthcare practices that are evolving,” says Nursing professor Vera C. […]

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Important details regarding the Excellence in Mental Health Act

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Community behavioral health centers help millions of Americans with mental illnesses and addictions lead productive lives. New legislation will help them meet the rising demand for treatment services. On March 31, Congress passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (H.R. 4302), which includes a program based on the Excellence in Mental Health Act. The bipartisan […]

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