NURSING FUN FACTS: Medieval Remedies

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These medieval remedies show how far the nursing field has come! Over the last century, the nursing care industry has evolved into the practices we know and use today. There are always new changes in the field which help to improve the healthcare of patients. If you’re currently enrolled in a nursing program, you’ll likely be learning some facts about the history of nursing in your courses. You could learn about ancient healthcare practices and the progression that has developed from older medieval European healing techniques and remedies. In medieval times, patients worried about their health and how they could ward off illnesses. Some therapies included typical herbal remedies, while others originated out of superstition or peculiar ingredients. In an article in BBC's History Extra author Toni Mount describes the following unusual…
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Top 10 Reasons Why Nurses Should Be Appreciated

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Nurses are skilled professionals who work hard to serve their patients The Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is proud to be training the practical nurses, patient care technicians, and nursing assistants of tomorrow. From day one in nursing school, we show our appreciation for the work that nurses do throughout their careers. Nurses have to juggle a lot of responsibilities. They have to master the clinical skills to treat patients’ health concerns. They have to be organized and efficient so that they can attend to all of their duties each day. They have to be proactive communicators who can work as a member of a healthcare team that includes doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. They have to be ready to respond to unexpected developments and patient emergencies.…
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5 FAQs about the LNA Career Path

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Discover the important facts about a Licensed Nursing Assistant Career! Are you ready for a career where you can make a difference? A job as a Licensed Nursing Assistant could provide you with the ability to improve the health and daily routines of patients in need. A nursing assistant training program can offer you the tools and help you develop the skills to become a kind and dedicated healthcare professional. However, before you enter a licensed nursing assistant school, you should understand a few things about the career path to make sure it fits the expectations you seek in a future profession. Below are answers to five frequently asked questions about the licensed nursing assistant career. Read through them to see if this LNA career path is one you should pursue.…
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5 Rules of Thumb for Using Job Search Engines

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Be careful not to spend too much time online If you are searching for a job using CareerBuilder, Indeed, LinkedIn or other similar sites, this article is for you. Online job sites can be a good way to search for job openings, but they should not be your only job search strategy. To improve your overall strategy, there are some “rules of thumb” you should follow when it comes to these online job search engines. Rule 1: Spend 10% online/90% networking Experts recommend spending only 10% of your job search time looking at job search engines. These large job aggregators tend to draw you in because there are so many job listings. You end up spending hours and hours scrolling through job ads and submitting resumes. Unfortunately, you are competing…
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4 Traits of a Great Patient Care Technician

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Qualities that can make you a successful PCT! Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) provide basic care for patients every day. They are there to provide direct assistance and comfort to their patients during times of need. The PCT job field is a rewarding career path because of the opportunity to work closely with patients and build strong professional relationships with them. As a patient care technician, there are certain traits that can make you efficient at your job. A patient care technician training program at The Salter School of Nursing & Allied Health can help you develop all the skills required for this position. The Occupational Outlook Handbook, a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, offers a list of essential qualities needed for nursing assistant and orderly positions like a patient care…
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Pay it Forward with Random Acts of Kindness

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It doesn’t cost much to be generous, and it can reap great rewards! Have you ever committed a “random act of kindness?” This phrase was coined in a 1993 book by Anne Herbert. This notion of doing kind things for others–for no particular reason other than being kind—spread quickly. Random acts of kindness show that a little generosity and kindness can go a long way. The Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is proud of the way our students give generously to their community and to fellow students. Every year we hold community events, such as food drives and toy collections during the holiday season. We are always so impressed with the way our students want to help others. With this notion in mind, we are offering a fun list…
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School Prep: Study Tips for Adults

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Reminders that can help adult students succeed in their studies! A new school season has arrived and students have been preparing by buying new supplies, purchasing textbooks, and planning out their new schedules. If this is your first time back at school in a long time, then some of the patterns may seem familiar. However, there may be some routines in which you need to freshen up. If you’re entering a career training program and want to do your best right away, one way to plan ahead is to study. Salter Nursing offers studying reminders for adult students who need to get back in the swing of school. Tip #1: Plan out your study sessions A students' responsibilities are to keep up with their homework and lesson plans. Make time…
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Sample Questions to Prepare for Your Next Job interview

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Practicing these questions can help you feel more at ease If you have a job interview coming up, you are probably nervous. You want to be sure to say the right things and to come off as a reliable and skilled professional. One way to help ease your nerves is to practice answering sample questions. If your school has a Career Services department, you can schedule a mock interview. If that’s not an option for you, have a friend or family member ask you the questions. You can even practice on your own by talking into the mirror or recording yourself on your phone. The goal of practicing these questions should be: to get comfortable talking about yourself and your career skills to organize your thoughts about what are your…
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6 FAQs about a Licensed Practical Nursing Career

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Facts to know about a Licensed Practical Nursing career! Practical nurses are the backbone of patient care. They are needed to make the lives of patients easier. If you’re a compassionate person who enjoys comforting and providing direct care to patients in need, then becoming a practical nurse could be a great career choice. Before you enter practical nursing school, you may want to consider what the career is like in the real world. Salter Nursing offers potential students the answers to six frequently asked questions about the LPN career path. This guide will help you consider if applying to a practical nurse training program is the right decision for you to make at this time. Q #1: What do practical nurses do? A: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide every…
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