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3 tips Doctor of Physical Therapy students can use to keep patients motivated

In any healing and rehabilitation profession, the key to a patient’s recovery lies in their motivation. Though pain is the number one motivator that brings patients to see a physical therapist, it is also a trend that when patients begin to see improvement, the motivation to attend appointments or do their exercises at home also […]

Doctors of Nursing Practice fight for independent practice authority in PA

In a recent Alvernia blog post we discussed the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the demand for Doctors of Nursing Practice in the field. Now that the number of insured Americans has increased by approximately 11 million people, actions are being taken to ensure that there are enough health care providers to […]

Doctors of Physical Therapy may have a small window of action when working with pre-diabetic adolescents

As doctors of physical therapy you will see a wide range of patient populations, including those who are pre-diabetic or are living with diabetes. Diabetes has been an epidemic sweeping the country for years, ranked in 2013 by the CDC as the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. However, according to another CDC […]

Alvernia students make the case for the RN to BSN degree

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 […]