Why Nursing Ethics Matter

Nursing has been called a “caring profession” that is part science and part art. It’s also a profession that’s based on strong ethical guidelines. According to NursingWorld.org, nurses and nurse administrators “have a respo...
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7 Reasons to Become A Truck Driver

Truck driving is a career that sometimes doesn’t get the respect it deserves; however, drivers are in high demand almost everywhere across the country. According to Trucking Info, finding and keeping qualified drivers, especially in the long-haul...
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Why Medical Assistants Are Important to Healthcare

We just celebrated Medical Assistants Recognition Week – a week when patients and providers alike salute these professionals for all they do. However, Medical Assistants really need to be celebrated 52 weeks a year.  Why? We probably could w...
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Infographic: What Can You Do With a Nursing Degree?

What can you do with your nursing degree? Not only are nurses in higher demand than ever, but there is also no limit to the career possibilities available to you. Check out our infographic to find out where your nursing degree can take you! Want to...
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Nurses Needed: Shortages May Be Deepening

A recent South Florida Sun Sentinel headline said it all: “Fewer nurses for more patients: training programs failing to meet demand.” The article went on to report that, with double the number of nursing vacancies as eight years earlier, the...
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Expanding Rural Healthcare Access

Most of us associate “rural” with agricultural, but that’s not necessarily the case. A Georgetown University study notes rural areas actually may be counties with a city as large as 10,000, or more. However, when it comes to healthcare...
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How Important is Cultural Awareness to Healthcare?

How important is cultural awareness to providing quality healthcare? Very important, according to many professionals in the field. But, before discussing the value of cultural awareness in healthcare, we need an understanding of just what that entail...
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Honoring Surgical Technologists

For more than 30 years, the Association of Surgical Technologists Board of Directors has earmarked the third week of September to recognize surgical technologists for the work they do. As we mark National Surgical Technologists Week (September 17-23), t...
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Six Steps to Becoming a Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse anesthetists are specialists who perform surgical and postsurgical duties – among them, administering anesthesia, monitoring vital signs during surgery, and overseeing a patient’s post-surgery recovery. They assist physicians, anesthes...
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Can Medical Assisting Be Used as a Stepping-Stone to Other Health Careers?

Medical Assisting can be a rewarding career path on its own. Medical assistants typically have frequent contact with patients – often acting as the intermediary between patients and providers. Not only that, they are among the most highly cross-tr...
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How Technology Advances Affect Medical Assisting Careers

Since they have one foot in clinical work and another in the administrative camp, medical assistants likely experience more healthcare changes than other workers in the field. Without trying to cause added worry, their jobs likely will get even more com...
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What Jobs Are Open to Health Information Technology Grads?

So, you want to become a Health Information Technologist, but you’re not quite sure what sort of career opportunities await you after graduation? First, your timing is pretty good. With the advent of more electronic health records (EHRs), docto...
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How Nurses Shape the Wellness of Society

Nursing has deep social implications. No, we’re not talking about Facebook, Twitter or other social media, but rather nursing’s intrinsic social context. Nursing is responsible to society through its mission to serve the public interest: spe...
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How Do You Become a Licensed Electrician?

For those who are technically adept and interested in providing electrical services to keep the world going, becoming a licensed electrician can be an excellent career choice. But, before jumping into an education or training program, they need to under...
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Career Paths You Can Take in Welding

The most frequent method for permanently joining metal parts into one piece or unit is through welding. The strength of the bond is such that welding is utilized in a wide range of industrial usages – from making automobiles to toasters…and...
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What Do Laboratory Assistants Do?

Laboratory assistants play an important role in the diagnosis and prevention of diseases. They can work under the guidance of a doctor, laboratory manager or technologist in a variety of medical or scientific environments, but the primary duties they pe...
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Reasons Home Health Nurse is a Good Career Choice

You like the idea of being a nurse, but don’t want to be stuck in a hospital or healthcare facility. Not to worry, Johnson & Johnson’s Nursing Notes reports becoming a Home Health Nurse is a viable option for RNs. As a visiting nurse,...
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Preparing for a Career in Welding

Sometimes described more as an art than a craft, welding is a profession of many facets and levels that plenty of people – male and female alike – find both fulfilling and appealing. Although an ancient craft, welding also is quite modern, c...
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Home Health Aide Shortage Impacting Care

Not only are home health aide shortages cropping up in states across the country, in some regions, the shortages have become acute. As a result, many vulnerable older adults and patients with serious disabilities are not receiving the care they need. ...
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Education Thresholds for the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare occupations comprise one of the largest segments of the American workforce, and they continue to grow. Nearly half of all healthcare providers – roughly 3.8 million workers – have less than a bachelor’s degree. They include ...
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