Getting a New Start in the New Year

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The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make a change in your career path The end of another year is a time for reflection and contemplation. Are you happy with your current career path? Is your personal life as fulfilling as you would like it to be? What changes do you need to make in 2017 to better attain your goals? The Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is committed to helping adults who want to begin a career in the field of nursing. Do you think a career change is in your future? If so, take a moment to ask these self-assessment questions to see if the Salter School of Nursing might be a good fit for you. 1. Do you feel like your current…
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What is the Difference Between a Practical Nurse and a Registered Nurse?

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If you are considering nursing school, you’ve got options! Are you considering nursing school? If you want to become a nurse, what exactly does that mean? There are several different types of nurses, and it helps to understand what levels of training you need for each. Here are some options you might choose, depending on the amount of education you want to pursue. Home health aide  You can get home health aide training at some nursing schools. It is typically a short program that can be completed in a month or two. You will learn basic nursing skills in order to care for people in their homes. Nursing assistant A nursing assistant program can usually be completed in a few months’ time. Nursing assistants learn more skills than home health…
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5 Cool Things Nursing Assistants Know

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Nursing assistants know how to care! Becoming a nursing assistant is a respected and honorable career path. Licensed nursing assistants (LNAs) are caregivers who help the healthcare industry function each day. These professionals provide care for their patients at all hours of the day and offer assistance to patients who need help with basic needs like bathing, eating a meal, or moving around in a wheelchair. Considering becoming a professional nursing assistant? Licensed nursing assistants rely on their knowledge and experience to help them on-the-job. In Salter Nursing’s Licensed Nursing Assistant training program, you can learn the skills you need to become a crucial member of a nursing team once you graduate. Below is a list of skills and tools you may learn and implement as a professional nursing assistant:…
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Stay Safe this Holiday Season

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Take precautions to avoid accidents that could ruin your holidays With the December holidays just around the corner, nobody wants to think about accidents and injuries. However, emergency rooms are busy during the holidays! From hanging up holiday lights to frying a turkey in a fryer, there are lots of safety issues that you may not be aware of. This holiday season, take these safety tips into consideration. Fires Crackling fireplaces and welcoming hearths are a part of the December holidays, but remember that fire safety tips are especially important this time of year. Extinguish your matches using water to be sure they are completely out. Make sure your candles are not near anything that is flammable. Do not leave candles unattended or go to sleep with them still lit.…
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Set SMART Goals for Success

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Goal-setting is a great way to set a target and reach it If you were to look at the habits of highly successful people, you would see that many of them make it a practice to set goals for themselves. Setting goals is a terrific tool for self-improvement. Goal-setting helps you to target the improvements that need to be made and work your way toward success. Have you ever tried setting goals? If not, now is a great time to start. Before shooting for the stars, it’s best to start out with smaller goals that you know you can obtain. As you get better and better at setting and achieving your goals, you can set harder and longer-range goals. To start, you might want to try the SMART acronym. It’s…
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10 Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

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Be inquisitive about your career opportunity Are you preparing for an upcoming job interview? Congratulate yourself on this exciting milestone in your professional life. An employer is interested in getting to know more about you! A job interview is very important—and sometimes a nerve-wracking--step of the hiring process. Hiring managers arrange for interviews with you when they’re seriously considering you to fill the position. Interviews allow employers to gain a better sense of your experience, background, goals, and how you conduct yourself. Interviews are when potential employers ask you specific questions about your future career goals, your skills, and education. You’ll want to come across as professional, so you need to rehearse your responses. An important part of the interview also requires you to ask questions of your own so…
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Tis’ the Season to be Jolly!

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32 tips for celebrating the holidays               The holidays are right around the corner and we want our students at the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health to enjoy themselves and the quality time they spend with family and loved ones. If you’re feeling like a Grinch this season, then our guide can help you enjoy what the season of giving and love has to offer. If you’re too stressed out with exams or taking care of patients, then take a moment. Make sure you are appreciating the spirit of the holidays. After all, it only comes once a year! Here are ways you can help yourself and others enjoy the holiday season. Make holiday baked goods Hand out holiday treats to classmates or coworkers Give thanks and appreciation Make a…
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Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Students on a Budget

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You can still enjoy the season of giving with these inexpensive gift ideas The winter holidays are a special time of year. You may be invited to social gatherings and parties. You may have gift-giving traditions with your friends and family. You might have toy drives or canned food drives that you want to contribute to. While all these events are fun to do, they can be hard on the wallet if you are living on a student’s budget. Here is some advice for making your holiday season less expensive—but still festive and meaningful. 1. Plan a white elephant gift exchange Have you ever heard of a white elephant gift exchange? These are gift exchanges that hardly cost a dime! In a white elephant gift party, everyone brings one wrapped…
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