Welcome Chelcie Krier: New Director of Career Services

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Meet the new staff member who brings energy to this important, student-focused role Current students and alumni should introduce themselves to Chelcie Krier, our new Director of Career Services. She can assist you with resume writing, interview skills and other job search preparations, as well as helping you find and prioritize job offers. Read the article to learn more about the important services she can provide to help you! Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is proud to introduce Chelcie Krier as the new Director of Career Services. Chelcie is dedicated to assisting students and alumni in securing employment within their fields of study. She provides students with employment referrals as well as training on techniques that will support their career searches. Chelcie’s first day was December 4th. She…
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How to Choose a Career

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Suggestions for finding a job field that’s a good fit for you Are you trying to decide what kind of work you’d like to do? If you’re getting ready to graduate from high school, this is probably a decision that’s weighing on your mind. Or you might be a mom who wants to get back into the workforce, now that your kids are a bit older. But even if you’re just someone who’d like to have a job that aligns better with your interests and skills, the process of choosing a career can seem overwhelming. This article breaks it down into some concrete steps, to help you feel positive about getting started making a professional change that will suit you. As with so many tasks in life, the key to…
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The Work of Practical Nurses in a Nursing Home

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This essential healthcare role makes a difference in the lives of many patients If you’re considering a career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), one of the environments where you would be qualified to work is a nursing home. In working directly with patients, LPNs provide everyday care at the bedside. This is especially essential in an environment like a nursing home, where patients are generally living long-term. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than a third of LPNs work in nursing and residential care facilities. The aging of the current population and the growing needs of those who are disabled translates into a need for practical nurses in these environments. Here we offer an overview of the LPN profession, as well as some insight into what this…
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Tips for Setting Goals You Can Achieve in 2018

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Use these tricks to set yourself up for a successful and productive year What’s the best way to make sure 2018 lives up to your expectations? Set some goals for yourself, and then systematically work towards them over the course of the year. That way a year from now you can find yourself in a new situation—whether it’s a new job, a savings account, or maybe even going back to school. The steps you take between now and then are what makes the difference! Easier said than done, we know. So here are some suggestions for ways to get focused in the new year on setting goals, and some tips for how to achieve them: Clarify what you want It’s hard to work towards a goal unless you have a…
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The Importance of Compassion in Nursing

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This is one of the aspects that makes practicing this profession an art Many of us already think of nurses as pros at caretaking. These healthcare professionals specialize in paying attention to the needs of their patients, and thoughtfully and carefully responding with kindness as well as knowledgeable skills. But there’s a reason nursing is considered an art, and not just a science. Recent studies show that compassion is more than a pleasant bonus in this line of work. Patients actually do better when the people caring for them make a connection, show empathy, and are skilled communicators. If you’re interested in nursing as a career, we’ve got a few suggestions for ways to make sure you’re giving your patients your best. How to boost your compassionate care There are…
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