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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

  • Healthcare Alvernia

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

  • Healthcare Alvernia

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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Heroic healthcare professionals are never off the clock

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Healthcare professionals save lives on the job, everyday. And chances are Reading hospitals have seen their fair share of life-saving heroics. But it is truly amazing when these seemingly ordinary people go out of their way, sometimes putting their own lives at risk, to help people that are in trouble outside of the hospital. Here’s [...]

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NOT as seen on TV: Debunking 5 nursing myths

  • Healthcare Alvernia

Why do nurses become nurses? Some have an interest in helping others. Some find the healthcare world exciting. And some enjoy the rewarding career path offered by the profession. Unfortunately for real nurses, TV nurses are often portrayed as glorified handmaidens and wannabe doctors. We know this is not true, and so should you. Myth [...]

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