The Secret to Getting Organized

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Find extra time in your day with these 5 organization tips Whether you are studying at a college, vocational school, or a nursing school, it’s a good idea to have a system to stay organized. Your courses and labs can be very demanding, and before you know it, you can fall behind on your homework and studying. You may have competing demands outside of school, such as a part-time job, young children, or elderly family members to take care of. Getting organized can help you juggle the demands, and with any luck, have a little time left for yourself! Tip 1: Seize the day One of the best tips for being productive is to make good use of your mornings. If you wake up at the very last minute and…
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5 Qualities of a Patient Care Technician

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5 Traits to help make you a great PCT! Patient Care Technicians, also called PCTs, provide every day care directly to patients. PCTs assist patients through changing, bathing, and feeding. They also collect specimens, transport patients, record vital signs, and manage patient records. They may help registered nurses or physicians during patient appointments. They are essential members of any healthcare team because they help give the direct care that patients need to help them function throughout the day. If you’re interested in becoming a PCT, you’ll need the skills to properly care for patients. Here are five important traits that Patient Care Technicians should possess: 1. Compassion PCTs need to show compassion and empathy towards their patients. They need to be aware of their patients’ needs and feelings so they can…
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An Apple a Day: 3 Ways to Boost Your Health

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Don’t underestimate the importance of staying healthy It is easy to take good health for granted. But if you have ever gotten very sick, you begin to appreciate what a good thing it is to be healthy again. There are many steps you can take to prevent illness and improve your health. If you pick up any fitness or health magazine, your head will be spinning with advice. At the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health, we are training tomorrow’s nursing assistants and practical nurses. Nurses are known for taking care of others, and we want to be sure that our nurses remember to take care of themselves too! Be sure to keep these three simple tips in mind if you want to take better care of yourself. 1.…
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4 Fun Facts About Nursing

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These interesting facts may make you consider nursing school! If you’re considering going back to school for a new career path, you may have some ideas on what job fields to research. However, researching new career paths can sometimes cause confusion when you're overloaded with information! It's important to know the background, purpose, and integrity of each career field you research. You may know that nurses care for patients, but do you know the growth rate of nursing jobs in the U.S.? Salter Nursing offers you fun and interesting facts about the nursing profession to ease your research process. If you’d like to learn more about a nursing career, then consider these fun facts about the field. They may help you decide if it’s the right career for you. 1. Nursing professions are expected to grow…
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How to Look for a Job in the Nursing Field

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Salter Nursing Students get a head start with Career Services Nursing is a field that employs a range of professionals, from home health aides who visit patients in their homes, to nursing assistants who work with nursing home residents, to practical nurses, who may work in hospitals and doctor’s offices, to registered nurses, who provide a wide range of clinical services. Whatever nursing program you do, finding your first nursing job may require a little time and patience. At the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health in Manchester, NH, we work with our students to develop strong career building skills. With the right job search strategies, students can be well on their way to their new career. If you are starting your job search now, be sure to try…
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5 Reasons to Become a Patient Care Technician

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The advantage of becoming a Patient Care Technician! Thinking of choosing a nursing career path? There are many career paths in the nursing field that don’t require a full nursing degree. Finances and time can make it hard to earn a full-time degree sometimes. Instead, you can choose from roles like nursing assistant, practical nurse and patient care technician. Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) play essential roles in the world of healthcare. In particular, they play significant roles in long-term healthcare facilities. They work in rehab centers, nursing homes, and assist in basic patient care. Their roles include recording patient vital signs, assisting nursing staff, assisting patient with basic daily needs. If you want to learn more about the benefits of a PCT career path, then here’s a list of five…
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Is it Hard to Become a Practical Nurse?

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Find out how to get started in the field of nursing If you are interested in the field of nursing, you might be thinking about becoming a Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse. What is the difference between the two? Practical Nurses (LPNs) are not as highly trained as Registered Nurses (RNs), and so you can become a practical nurse in a shorter period of time. Registered nurses are trained in more clinical areas than practical nurses, but both play an important role in the field of healthcare. Here are the steps you need to take if you want to become a practical nurse. Step 1. Learn more about the field Before signing up for nursing school, make sure you know what you want. Read about what a practical nurse does so that…
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6 Tips for Eating Healthier

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Eating heatlhy can improve your life! Eating well provides us with the nourishment, nutrition, and energy that we need to stay active and live healthy lives. However, it can be hard to keep up with daily, health-conscious routines. Sometimes, it’s easy to grab a candy bar instead of an apple. Sooner or later, we see our health start to decline from poor exercise and bad eating. Since Salter Nursing wants our students to stay healthy and happy, we are offering tips that promote healthy eating! Follow these six steps to improve your eating habits: 1. Fill up on leafy greens Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and arugula helps to boost your immune system. These “super foods” are rich in antioxidants and vitamins which help maintain your health and protect your skin…
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