Use the Lessons from Red Nose Day All Year

Uncategorized
A dose of humor is useful to all of us working in healthcare professions If you worked in a hospital or other community facility on Thursday, May 25, you may have noticed it was Red Nose Day. This honors a fundraising campaign organized by the nonprofit Comic Relief, Inc., which began by sponsoring a series of telethons back in the 1980s to raise money for the homeless. Red Nose Day, launched in 2015, aims to end child poverty, both in the U.S. and in poor communities around the world. All of the grant money raised by Red Nose Day supports projects to “keep children and young people safe, healthy, educated and empowered.” Some of the beneficiaries of Red Nose Day grants include charity organizations such as: Boys & Girls Clubs…
Read More

5 Cool Things That Practical Nurses Know

Uncategorized
Becoming a practical nurse could be a good career option for you Are you exploring new career ideas? Maybe you have just graduated from high school and are looking for your next step. Maybe you are in a job that is not right for you. Maybe a job in the field of healthcare would be a better fit. Whatever the case, this may be a good time for you to look into career training. If you are interested in the field of healthcare and nursing, you may want to explore becoming a practical nurse. What do practical nurses do? Most practical nurses work in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. Some others may work in hospitals or doctors’ offices. They assist the nursing team by providing basic care to…
Read More

Why We Celebrate National Nursing Home Week®

Uncategorized
This week singled out these important healthcare facilities, their residents, and those who work there National Nursing Home Week® (NNHW, May 14–20) was the perfect time to celebrate the efforts of staff members who deliver quality care and make residents feel right at home in these unique patient care facilities. The American Healthcare Association (AHCA) founded NNHW in 1967, and the week always begins on Mother’s Day. NNHW provides an opportunity to recognize the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. This year, facilities united under the theme of “The Spirit of America”—which underscores the bond in each skilled nursing care center between residents, staff, and volunteers. It’s essential to think about the many populations that make up our nursing homes around…
Read More

Get Fit During Physical Fitness Month

Uncategorized
There’s no time like the present to get in shape! It’s May, and that means it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports month! This year, the Presidential Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is running two great campaigns to promote fitness: #0to60 and #MoveInMay. If you decide to get in shape, you will not be alone. More and more people are deciding that a sedentary lifestyle is not the way to go. People are taking up jogging, joining gyms, training for obstacle runs, biking the trails, and finding fun ways to integrate exercise into their lives. It doesn’t take long to feel the positive effects. Consider the health benefits of regular exercise: Better metabolism Reduced body fat Healthier lungs Healthier heart Stronger muscles Improved mood Relief of stress Better blood pressure…
Read More

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Salter Nursing Instructors

Uncategorized
You might see your instructors in class every day, but here’s some info you might now know Earlier this month was Teacher Appreciation Week, and at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health, we thought a fun way to celebrate would be to help you get to know your instructors in a new way. So read on for some fun trivia! Christine Adamski, RN, MSN, Lead Instructor for the Practical Nursing Program Chris has been an instructor at Salter Nursing for about 2 years. She teaches nursing classes and clinicals (“Whatever I’m asked to!” she says). Having grown up in Avon, MA, Chris attended Salem State College. What did you want to be when you were a kid?   A nurse—looks like I achieved my goal! What was the last movie you…
Read More

Optimizing Your Resume in Today’s Digital Environment

Uncategorized
Find out how applicant tracking systems (ATS) impact resume writing If you are looking for a job, odds are you have submitted numerous resumes online. Submitting a resume sure isn’t the way it used to be. These days, most resumes that are submitted online are going to be scanned by an applicant tracking system (ATS) before they ever make it into the hands of hiring manager. The ATS will weed out resumes that are not a good fit for the job, based keywords that it has been programmed to search. That means that even if you are the perfect candidate for the job, your resume may not make it to the hiring manager if you don’t make it past the ATS. Here are some tricks and tips to help give…
Read More

Reasons to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Uncategorized
This is the time to make sure your instructors know how much their effort means to you Your instructors spend hours preparing for courses and monitoring your progress. They also dedicate themselves to making use of their own practical experience, and to making themselves available to help you outside of regular office hours as needed. At Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health, many of the instructors go above and beyond their job in supporting you and helping you to succeed. So take time this week—it’s Teacher Appreciation Week!—to think about the many reasons your instructors may deserve your thanks. Not all of them will stand out in the same way, but these can be helpful suggestions when you’re sitting down to write them that note of thanks. Here are…
Read More

6 Benefits of Becoming a Nursing Assistant

Uncategorized
Find out the reasons why people choose this career path Are you looking for a new career with a fast training program? Becoming a licensed nursing assistant is one of the quickest pathways to a new career, with a training program that can be completed in a matter of months. What does a nursing assistant do? Most nursing assistants work in nursing homes and long-term care facilities where they help patients with their basic needs. This might include taking a patient’s vital signs, helping with personal hygiene, assisting the patient with eating a meal, or giving the patient a hand as they go for a short walk. Here are some great reasons why people become nursing assistants: 1. You can get trained in about six weeks Becoming a nursing assistant…
Read More

Don’t Let Negativity Get You Down

Uncategorized
When you’re in school, maintaining a positive, collegial attitude will contribute to your success As humans we’re social animals. We are naturally drawn to one another, and interact as a way of learning, growing, and evolving. But when you’re in a group, such as a class, it can be easy to get distracted by the negative attitude of even just one or two members. But you don’t need to let your school experience be impacted  by how those individuals choose to be. You can rise above it, and stay focused on your own good work and building relationships that you value. Here are some suggestions for ways to “stay out of the fray,” when people around you are contributing to a school environment that is less than positive. Stay focused…
Read More

May is Better Sleep Month

Uncategorized
Are you getting enough sleep? How much sleep do you get each night? Do you feel rested in the morning? If not, you may be one of the many Americans who say they would feel better if they could get more sleep. The Better Sleep Council has designated May as Better Sleep Month, and offers tips and suggestions for how to improve the quality of your sleep. Getting good sleep can make a big impact on your life. Many people find that good, quality sleep can help improve your: Memory Concentration Physical health Emotional Health Mood Creativity If you have fallen into a pattern of poor sleeping, you may feel like you’ll never catch up on your sleep. But don’t worry! There are ways to develop new habits and improve…
Read More