How to Impress Your Boss

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5 tips that can help you get ahead in your job Your supervisor is an important person in your career. You want to be sure you are meeting their expectations and providing high quality work for them. Taking some simple steps to improve your professionalism can go a long way toward creating a favorable reputation with your boss. Try these easy tips, and see if it makes a difference! 1. Arrive at work at least 15 minutes early Showing up early to work has a lot of positive benefits. It allows you time to think about what needs to be done before the clock starts running. You can put away your lunch and your coat and head to your work station. You can begin planning what your day will look…
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The Role of Licensed Nursing Assistants

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Learn the responsibilities of a Licensed Nursing Assistant Different nursing titles may be confusing for those who don’t know much about the healthcare world. Among the different specialties, there are nurse practitioners, practical nurses, and nursing assistants among others. With so many professional titles, it’s easy to become confused about the roles each career holds. For example, although nurse practitioners and nursing assistants both work in the same healthcare facilities like hospitals and nursing homes, there are many differences between the two positions. Nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses. They hold master’s degrees, and are are able to treat certain medical conditions without a doctor. They train for about six years to achieve their title. Licensed nursing assistants (LNAs) have a much shorter training program, and are trained to assist…
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3 Simple Interview Tips that Could Make the Difference

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A little planning can help you shine at your next job interview Getting a job interview is great news. It means the employer liked your resume well enough to want to meet with you in person. This is your chance to show the employer why you are the best candidate for the job. It’s also your chance to find out if the employer is a good fit for what you are looking for in your career. Here are 3 simple tips to use when getting ready for an interview. And remember, start preparing as soon as you can. It takes some time to get everything ready. Tip 1: Research, research, research As soon as you get the job interview scheduled, start learning about the company or organization. Read their website,…
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5 Tips for Staying Positive at School

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A positive attitude can help improve your educational experience! For some students, going to school is a chore. Some students don’t like getting up early for classes or coming home to homework. Many people would rather stay home, play computer games, or sleep. As a result, sometimes students become irritable and negative towards school and in their interactions with classmates or teachers. A bad attitude towards school can negatively affect your learning, grades, and interactions with others. You could make it harder for yourself and others to learn around you. A negative attitude may even cause a tense relationship with your instructor. However, if you approach your education with a positive attitude, you could make your educational experience enjoyable! Salter Nursing offers you five tips to staying positive towards school…
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8 Ways to Sneak More Exercise into your Day

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You’ll be amazed by how good you feel! Students lead busy lives. Between homework, exams, classes, and your home life, it can be hard to find time to sit down and eat a meal, let alone get in a workout at the gym. But exercise is an important part of your everyday life, and it shouldn’t be neglected. Just think of some of the great benefits of exercise: Stress reduction Weight control Improved metabolism Muscle strength Heart health A feeling of well-being So, how do you fit exercise into your busy schedule? Here are eight tips for sneaking in exercise during your down times. Give it a try! You might like it! Rise with the sun! Rather than procrastinating your exercise all day long, get it done first thing in…
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5 FAQs to Know About Patient Care Technician Training and Careers

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Learn the facts about being a Patient Care Technician! Healthcare careers can provide employees with many rewards. Many students choose training in healthcare fields because they enjoy interacting with others and helping patients who are ill, disabled, or elderly. They also like active fast-paced environments. Allied health workers can gain satisfaction and self-worth knowing they are helping others. If you are interested in going back to school for training for these reasons, then you may want to consider a career as a Patient Care Technician (PCT). The title alone may make the job sound very technical or intimidating. But you may be surprised that training for this career can be completed in less than one year. Salter Nursing offers potential students a Q&A guide to answer all your questions about…
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Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Sample Resume

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Use this template to help get your resume started At Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health, our Career Services advisors want to help you create a winning resume. It can be hard to write a resume for your first job, when you don't have much experience. Many employers are looking for candidates with some experience on the job. That is why, when you are first starting out in a new field, it’s a good idea to write a resume that emphasizes your skills rather than your work experience (since you don’t have work experience in your new field yet). This is called a skills-based resume. The sample below is a skills-based resume for a Licensed Nursing Assistant in New Hampshire. Make sure you customize this resume to your own skills, experiences,…
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A Nurse’s Guide to Maintaining Mental Health

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6 Ways Nurses Can Improve their Mental Health Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare industry. They help care for the well-being of patients by feeding, bathing, washing and performing other healthcare duties. Since nurses are always on-the-go, life can become busy and stressful sometimes. It’s important that nurses maintain their mental health so they can stay happy at their jobs and within their personal life. If you’re a nurse trying to manage the stress life plays on your mental health, then you’re not the only one! Maintaining mental health is a crucial part of everyone’s busy schedule, and it's especially crucial for nurses to stay healthy and happy. Here are six ways nurses can manage their mental health. 1. Schedule time for yourself You can help ensure your mental health by scheduling time for yourself.…
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