5 Great Reasons to Work at a Nursing Home

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Working as a Licensed Nursing Assistant or Patient Care Technician has its benefits As the baby boomer population is aging, there is a continuing need for quality retirement options, independent living facilities, assisted living options, and long-term nursing care. How do you find a job in a long-term care nursing home? There are several entry-level options that require relatively short training programs that can be completed in 1 to 2 years. One is the Nursing Assistant. Nursing Assistants may also be called Nurses’ Aides, Certified Nurse’s Aides, Licensed Nursing Assistants, or other titles, according to your state’s Board of Nursing. Nursing Assistants usually report to Registered Nurses. They are responsible for helping patients with their basic needs, whether it is getting dressed in the morning, being pushed in a wheelchair,…
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Special Qualities of Licensed Nursing Assistants

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To become a Licensed Nursing Assistant in New Hampshire, you need to be a special sort of person. Nursing assistants have jobs that are physically demanding and emotionally demanding at the same time. They give an incredible amount of energy, attention, and compassion to their patients as they work to provide for their basic needs and comfort.   Imagine being in a hospital or a nursing home after an operation. You might be unable to walk or unable to sit up on your own. You might need help getting dressed or combing your hair. Who is there to help you? Most likely, it is a nursing assistant. Nursing assistants play a very important role in serving patients and helping them accomplish their basic tasks of daily living. But the job…
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Practical Nursing Program Earns New Hampshire Board of Nursing Approval

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As one of the nursing programs approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is proud to present its practical nurse training program. Working as a practical nurse is an admirable career that attracts professionals who are passionate about helping others. What Practical Nurses Do What does a practical nurse do? Practical nurses are important members of nursing teams. They provide basic nursing care to patients, and are typically supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN). They are expected to perform a wide range of duties on the job. In the Salter School’s practical nurse training program, students get hands-on experience in learning these important practical nursing skills: How to correctly and safely administer medications How to measure and record a patient’s vital…
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