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Telemental health services: Widening accessibility to quality behavioral healthcare

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Telemental health services are prized for providing increased efficiency and expanding healthcare access for many people. Best practices and guidelines must be followed to ensure the benefits can be fulfilled in a positive and secure manner. Telemental health is the use of telecommunications technology such as interactive videoconferencing to provide behavioral health services. The primary […]

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Handle with care: What nursing students need to know about Intradermal injections

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While it might be difficult to learn how to administer an Intradermal injection, it’s an essential technique for a nurse to master. This injection is delivered into the dermis, or the skin layer underneath the epidermis. Medication injected into the dermis is absorbed slowly because of this skin layer’s limited blood supply. It can be […]

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ER nurse finds satisfaction in career change

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For some, nursing is a second act. Life experiences and the pursuit of a fulfilling career helping others have guided many people into nursing after time spent in careers in other fields. As you plan your own future, it’s helpful to look at the daily responsibilities of a variety of nurses to see all of […]

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Five ways RNpedia can help nursing students

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Everyone agrees that there is no ‘typical’ nursing student. Some students enroll in a nursing program right after graduating from high school. Others earned an RN degree years ago and return to the classroom for a BSN degree. Then there are those who have switched careers and decided to become a nurse after working in […]

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Greenawald: Commitment to lifelong learning vital to the nursing profession

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Every turn, stop and acceleration during the journey toward a nursing career offers a learning experience. What’s discovered in one phase can help in the next, according to Dr. Deborah Greenawald, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor of Nursing. “Nursing is characterized by lifelong learning,” she states. “It’s not ‘optional’ for those in our profession, because […]

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Medical mnemonics for nursing students

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Did you know Some Angry Lady Figured out PMS? That phrase is actually a mnemonic created to help remember the external carotid artery branches, which will come in handy when nursing students are studying head and neck anatomy. Mnemonics have been used for several years to help students memorize details. Nursing students need to know […]

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  • June 9th, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Healthcare sciences degree, perfect for a second career

  • Healthcare Alvernia

What happens if you earned an associate’s degree and work as an occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, medical imaging professional, dental hygienist or a respiratory therapist and you’d like to expand your career options? For those who want to stay in the healthcare field, a healthcare science degree is the perfect fit. This degree […]

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Student Insights: Zielinski seeks nursing degree for pride, fulfillment

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We recently surveyed our nursing students to learn where they are in their career and asked what advice they have for those considering earning a nursing degree. We’ll share their thoughts periodically on this blog to help you decide if you should enroll in a nursing program. Here are a few insights from Jeanne Zielinski. […]

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  • June 1st, 2015
  • Posted in BSN, Nursing
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Advice for time crunched nursing students

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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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