Entries for 'Charles R. Hooper, MSW'

The Top Nursing College: What Separates the Best from the Rest

Few careers offer more opportunity and variety than nursing. Whether you work with children or the elderly, in hospitals or doctors' offices, as administrators or clinicians, your skills are in high demand. The caliber of nurse you become depends mostly...
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ADN versus BSN Programs: What's the Difference?

When thinking about whether to pursue a two or four-year program, a prospective RN student may ask, "What are the differences between associate degree (ADN or ASN) programs and bachelor's of science in nursing (BSN) programs?" Associate Degree in Nursi...
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Make your Nursing Student Resume Stand Out

When you're put together your nursing student resume, make it stand out. Nursing schools want the best students for their programs. Since your resume is your own personal billboard, it is your best chance to prove that you are one of those students. Ge...
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Among America's Most Trusted Professions, Nurses are Number One … Again!

For the 14 th straight year, nurses remain number one among America's most trusted professions, according to a December 2013 Gallup poll. In addition to working in a field where you are trusted, the nursing profession opens a wide door into multiple car...
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America's Best Jobs: Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse

Are you looking for one of the best careers in America? According to a recent U.S. News and World Report survey, most of the nation's top jobs are in the healthcare industry. Both registered nurse (RN) and nurse practitioner (NP) rank among the top ten ...
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Principal Tools for Dental Procedures

During a trip to the dentist, services range from simple cleanings to major dental surgeries, and the instruments and equipment that are used depend on the particular dental procedures. Dental Tools For Assessment Initially, patients will complete a h...
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Attending a Practical Nursing Program in Virginia

The Old Dominion is an excellent state to attend a practical nursing program. You have your choice of terrain and environment — from the mountains in Bristol, the coast at Norfolk, the bustling Washington, D.C. area, to the state capital in Richmo...
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Nine Essential Dental Books Every Dental Student Should Have

Excellent dental books are one way to look into your future as a dental student. One particular book will help you know what's expected of you when you finish school. Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene by Michele Leonardi Darby lives up...
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What is a Clinical Nurse Specialist?

One of the great things about being a nurse is the vast array of opportunities that it opens up for you. One such path can lead to an advanced nursing degree in a field of your choosing. Currently, there are four advanced nursing fields: nurse practitio...
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How to Become a Nurse

With excellent salaries and projected job growth that is well above the national average, nursing could be an excellent career choice for you. Nursing has two levels of certification — practical (PN) and registered (RN).  The first important...
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Why Work in Healthcare? 4 Reasons You Should

Whether you are a graduating high school student looking for direction or someone ready for a career change, the medical industry is filled with possibilities. Why work in healthcare? There are plenty of reasons, but here are four of the best.Where "Hum...
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5 Ways a Practical Nursing Program Can Change Your Life

Did you know that you can become a Practical Nurse (PN) after just three semesters of nursing school? Take that first important step and find a Practical Nursing program — it can change your life. Here are five of the benefits to becoming a nurse....
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Hospital Food: A Nurse's Take

Mary S., a registered nurse, laughs when asked for her take on food in hospitals, quipping that "there's a lot more that goes into that than people might think." She says two things seem almost universal: Hospital food for patients tastes bad, and, alth...
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Workplace Injuries Common to Nurses

Some jobs are more prone to physical injury than others, but nursing is especially risky. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), registered nursing is among the occupations at highest risk for nonfatal workplace injuries. If you plan on...
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5 Things the Best Nursing Schools Have in Common

Over 2,000 programs across the United States prepare their students for a career in nursing, making it tough to figure out which program is the best choice for an individual. Fortunately, the best nursing schools all have a few things in common. Fair a...
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5 Ways Radiology Technician Schools Can Help Propel Your Career

Radiology technicians are a vital part of any clinical diagnostic team, and radiology technician schools are the entry portal into the profession. Here are five key ways radiology technician schools can prepare you for a radiology technician career: Cl...
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Radiology Technician Salary and Other Benefits

Radiology careers are among the best choices in the healthcare field, and it's not just because of the radiology technician salary. The income pathway is ever-upward, work conditions are excellent and job security is a near certainty. Radiology Career ...
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Prerequisites for Nursing School

The nation's number of registered nursing jobs is expected to grow by 19 percent into 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Practical nursing will grow at an even faster national rate. Knowing you're going to be needed is great, but th...
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Changing Careers: Why Nursing Is a Great Idea

If you've been thinking about starting a new career, consider nursing. Although it's not for everybody, a nursing career promises tremendous reward, and expected job growth for practical nurses (PN) and registered nurses (RN) is excellent. Changing care...
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So You Want To Be A Nurse: Now What?

Nursing programs are filled with variety, and the job opportunities that come from completing one are endless. However, to be a nurse, you have to find the right school and apply! First, ask yourself how much time — and money — you want to put into scho...
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