DID YOU KNOW: A Timeline of Fun Nursing History Facts

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A timeline can get you inspired about your nursing field! Have you ever wondered about the origins of nursing? Are your curious about the significant historical facts and achievements made in the field? Whether you're a patient care technician, practical nurse, or nursing assistant, nursing is an essential part of the healthcare industry. Nurses of all persuasions offer crucial assistance to the health and wellness of patients with disabilities, illnesses, and the elderly. Learning about the nursing field can give you a good perspective on its importance.  If you’re a nursing student who is interested in learning more about the background of your area of study, then The Salter School of Nursing & Allied Health offers you a glimpse into several historical milestones in nursing. NURSING HISTORY TIMELINE Ancient history: 250 B.C.E.…
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The Secret to Looking Your Best in Scrubs

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Scrubs may not be the most stylish attire, but you can still look good  If you are in nursing school, you have probably already started to wear scrubs. Many nursing schools ask their students to wear scrubs to school. Wearing scrubs to school is a great way to feel like you are on the job already. While scrubs are a fairly comfortable uniform to wear to work, they are not necessarily the most flattering. What can you do to look better in scrubs? How can you look professional on the job? Here are a few suggestions.   1. Choose a good fit and style for the top  The way the scrubs fit your body makes a big difference. Depending on your body type, height, and weight, you may look better with a slightly longer or slightly shorter top. Try on your…
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Choosing a Career Path after High School

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4 tips to help high school grads! Have you recently graduated from high school? Congratulations on this important milestone in your life! Graduating is a time of joy, but it can also bring uncertainty about your future. Graduates may be deciding whether they should enter the workforce or go to college. You may feel that you don’t like academics, but like you need more training to be confident in the professional world. If you’re a recent high school graduate with similar thoughts, then consider furthering your education in a career training program. A career training school can give you the technical skills you need to be successful in a career. However, before you enter a training school, you need to figure out what the best career options would be for…
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5 FAQs to Know About Becoming a Practical Nurse

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Practical nursing is a vital role in the healthcare system If you are someone who likes to help others, the field of nursing could be a good fit for you. Choosing what kind of nurse you might want to become is a personal choice that depends on your career goals and educational goals. A practical nurse (LPN) receives more training than a nursing assistant (LNA), but is not trained at the level of a Registered Nurse (RN). Most practical nurse training programs take about one year to complete. Find out more about this career field with our Frequently Asked Questions below. 1. What do Practical Nurses Do? Practical nurses work closely with patients, providing some of the basic care they need in their day-to-day living, such as helping them bathe…
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The Essential Benefits of Drinking Water

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Refresh, rehydrate, and renew your mind and body with water! Since summer is here, the added heat makes it important for every one to stay hydrated! In fact, staying hydrated year-round is necessary for improved health and well-being. Water is an essential building block of life. The natural liquid makes up 60% of the human body and 76% of the heart and brain. It is a necessary component for sustaining life on Earth and without water, humans and all other life forms wouldn't exist. H20 is also the ultimate form of nourishment. Water helps improve our lives in many ways. Did you know it aids against headaches, indigestion, and dehydration?  It also helps to keep us alert, and prepared for a busy day. If you drink water regularly, you could see the benefits of an improved mind…
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Patient Care Technician and Nursing Assistant Job Options

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Learn where you can work in your new career field! Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) and nursing assistants (LNAs) are the healthcare professionals who give direct care to patients with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or the elderly. They also help patients with daily activities such as eating, changing, and bathing. The Occupational Outlook Handbook expects nursing assistant-type jobs to grow by 17% from 2014-2024 which is much faster than the average for all other jobs. If you’re considering becoming a PCT or nursing assistant, you’ll want to learn about the type of environments in which you can expect to work. Knowing what type of environment you’d like to work in and the career goals it offers is essential before choosing your career path. Work environments for PCTs and nursing assistants According to…
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How to Become a Nursing Assistant

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Nursing assistants can get trained in just a few months Students at the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health in Manchester, NH know what it means to care for others. They are being trained for careers where they will help patients in nursing homes, residential facilities, and hospitals. Our school offers training programs for three different career paths: Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, and Practical Nurse. This article focuses on what it takes to become a nursing assistant (also known as a nurses aide). The Nursing Assistant program at Salter Nursing is a way to get into the field of allied health in a short period of time. The program requires just 125 hours of training and a 60-hour internship. This can be completed in as little as two…
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What to Wear to an Interview — for Men

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How men should dress on job interviews! If you’ve recently scheduled a healthcare job interview, you’ll be starting the preparation process for your big day. Rehearse responses to mock questions so you can feel confident for your job interview. However, you’ll also want to dress appropriately so you can feel professional…and impress your interviewers! Looking sharp during your interview helps you come across as responsible, competent, and well-organized. During healthcare job interviews, it’s especially important to show that you are put together, since you need to provide health safety and stay organized during a typical work day. If you’re a man, here are three tips to consider when picking out your interview attire: 1. What to wear Wear a business suit with a three-button jacket. Professional suits are the standard attire for job…
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