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4 Tips for Balancing Nursing School and Your Social Life

Aspiring nurses mulling over how to get an RN degree may feel discouraged when thinking about the long hours they’ll need to spend studying and doing their clinical rotations. Some people think this means you can’t have a social life when attending nursing school. While it’s true that nursing school requires intense studies, it doesn’t mean student nurses will miss out on the fun.

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9 Tips for Succeeding in EMT School

The path to becoming a certified EMT isn’t an easy one. Sure, it’s a deeply rewarding profession, but getting there can be tough. As an EMT, human lives are in your hands, and being a first-line medical and emergency responder is demanding. You have to be confident and competent in what you do, think fast on your feet during high-pressure situations, and be exceptionally well trained. Achieving all this means you first have to succeed in EMT school.

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Can Robots Replace Nurses? 3 Predictions

The healthcare sector was relatively slow in embracing technology due to concerns over privacy, confidentiality, and compliance—until recently. With advancements and the development of security standards and best practices, many practitioners and patients are more willing to welcome innovation through technology as it proves to be an essential tool supporting the health and well-being of patients. 

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5 Signs of Nursing Burnout and Fatigue

In general, people are equipped to handle stress in short bursts. Unfortunately, the pace of life today is faster and in many ways more demanding than it used to be. We now face extended periods of elevated stress levels, often at work, and we are not as capable of handling it as we might think we are. Burnout—a state of emotional and/or physical exhaustion—can be an unforeseen consequence of unresolved stress.

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What Does a Medical Assistant Do?

Students who want to take up a career in the healthcare industry and either can’t or don’t choose to engage in a long study duration (or deal with nursing school stress) should consider a medical assistant diploma. After all, medical assistants are among the fastest-growing careers in the healthcare industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. From 2019 to 2029, job opportunities for medical assistants are estimated to grow by 19%—the fastest for all occupations.

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6 Ways Healthcare Students Can Maintain Their Health

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle when you’re a student can be tough—even more so if you’re a student training to enter the healthcare industry. The passion that most students have for their careers means they tend to focus a lot on completing and excelling in their respective programs, often at the expense of their health and wellness.

As a healthcare student, you’ll need to ensure that you’re able to practice what you’re learning and ultimately, preaching. Without your health, you cannot do the work you’re training for, so we’ve gathered these top tips to guide students on how they can best maintain their wellness throughout their post-secondary education.

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5 Ways to Cope with Nursing School Stress

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers. Nurses’ contributions to healthcare and the difference they make in their patients’ lives are priceless. However, the path leading there may not be as easy as students imagine it to be.

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