Rasmussen College criminal justice graduate Theresa Barden is living proof that even though life may throw you a curveball, perseverance in the face of adversity does pay off.
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If you're considering pursuing your dream of working in the graphic design field, it's normal to be a bit apprehensive. Afterall, you have a family to support. But who says you have to choose between personal happiness and financial stability? We identified three graphic design jobs that will provide you with both!
Nursing apps can help improve efficiency and enhance the experience for the patients. We surveyed the market and rounded up a list of 25 of the best nursing apps to cover all of your organizational, educational and patient care needs.
You've heard network administrators are in high demand and have exciting earning potential, but what do they actually do? We have all of the answers to your questions!
Want to put your leadership skills to use? We examine four career options for human resources and organizational leadership degree holders
We spend a lot of time at hospitals and clinics and the first person we usually see when we walk in the door is the receptionist-but what does a medical administrative assistant do aside from check you in?
We highlighted the three most popular credentials for accounting professionals and broken down everything you need to know in a three-way comparison of CMA versus CPA versus CFA.
News Roundup: Recycling Initiative Helps Adults with Disabilities, Donation to Robotics Club & Nursing Students Visit Local Hospital
Rasmussen College participated in numerous opportunities to donate to several organizations in May. In addition, New Port Richey nursing students had an unforgettable day at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (ACH). Check out what's going on at a Rasmussen College campus near you!
As you can see, sun safety is no joking matter! But that doesn’t mean you have to spend your summer indoors. There are several ways you can protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of the sun. Keep reading to learn about seven sun safety habits you should incorporate into your summer routine this year!
There’s a handful of advice for using stock photos appropriately, and just as many guidelines for what not do to. Get some advice on the do’s and don’ts of using stock photos.
It can sometimes be confusing and time consuming when deciding which college to attend and which program you would like to major in. Rasmussen College understands this, which is why we highlighted 10 interesting facts about Rasmussen College's Nursing program you may not know that will hopefully help in your decision-making process.
News Roundup: Gardening with First-Graders, March of Dimes Teddy Bear Clinic & Career Fair Job Opportunities
Volunteer opportunities were the highlight of April, as many Rasmussen College campuses had students and staff helping others in the community. Learn more about the news happening at a Rasmussen College campus near you!
Becoming a medical lab technician (MLT) would allow you to take advantage of the exciting career growth in healthcare while also capitalizing on your love of science. You’ll be making a difference in a technical, behind-the-scenes job. Hear one student's story about making the transition.
We put together a list of 50 smartphone apps for college students to help add some efficiency in your life so you don’t have to sweat the small stuff. Keep reading for smoother sailing ahead!
Even with the quarter wrapping up, campuses continued plowing forward with new learning opportunities for students. Last month, community members with a love for design participated in a comic book project, nursing students tested out their skills during a mass simulation day and one campus raised money for a young girl’s lemonade stand.
Students and instructors alike are working hard as the quarter comes to a close. This month we’re focusing on an achievement for Rasmussen College’s Peer Leaders program and the unique way one instructor is running a new course.
Marketing professionals participate in a variety of different tasks and have responsibilities that require a range of skills and knowledge. Because of that, the number of different jobs you can do with a market degree is quite impressive.
The holidays have come and gone and Rasmussen College campuses are moving full steam ahead in the New Year! This month learn about an organization that’s making an impact overseas and a few recognitions worthy of reading.
If you’re enrolled at Rasmussen College, you have a whole slew of student resources at disposal. We want to make sure you’re getting the very most out of your educational experience, so we put together this list of 10 resources you may not know were available … until now!
As the cooler weather settles in, the college continues to heat up with events and recognition this quarter with donations aplenty to nonprofits, three recipients of the Waite Legacy Leadership Award and a new surgical technologist suite.
Do you want to work with patients in a medical facility, assisting doctors and taking care of others? Are you concerned that this job description only fits a nurse? It doesn't! Helping to heal the sick and injured isn't a job that's limited to nurses and doctors. In fact, there are several careers in which you can work closely with patients and be a role model for others, For now, let's focus on two of these growing medical careers: medical assistant (MA) versus patient care technician (PCT).
The college was busy again in September with six nursing pinning ceremonies, a graduate that headed off to the Peace Corps and a campus receiving a huge upgrade in nursing simulation labs!
There were a variety of things happening around our campuses this past month, including a student who had her first book published, training for justice studies students in human trafficking and even a few award recipients!
Becoming a paralegal might be the perfect option for you. But before you get too far ahead of yourself, it’s important to become familiar with some of the important paralegal skills you need to succeed in the field.
Perhaps friends or family have referred you to this field because of your altruistic personality. The idea intrigues you, but you still want to know: What is human services, anyway? We gathered some expert insight to answer that very question. Keep reading to learn more about this rewarding career field and find out if it’s the right fit for you.
Whether you've been a student for a while or are just starting college, there will come a time when you'll need a little inspiration. These inspirational quotes should help keep your mind positive and give you a boost for the day.
July was a busy month for recognizing students and giving back to the community! Learn more about what we were up to this past month.
Rasmussen College Moorhead campus nursing students and faculty came together to hold a benefit for Zach Rummel, a 9-year-old boy who was diagnosed in January with astrocytoma—a rare brain tumor located on his brain stem.
It’s never too late to brush up on leadership skills and tactics to help you advance your career, says Paul Snyder, recent graduate of the Rasmussen College Human Resources and Organizational Leadership program in Topeka, Kansas. In fact, Snyder believes attending college after a successful career is the perfect time.
Having an extramarital affair can cause a host of issues, but for Tracey Dannemiller, the results were tragic. She contracted HIV and passed it onto her daughter. But Dannemiller is not one to feel sorry for herself. Since contracting HIV, she and her family have been very open with it. Dannemiller is the founder of Straight from the Heart of Florida, an organization that educates and promotes HIV/AIDS awareness in hopes of alleviating the stigma, fear and ignorance associated with the virus.
Rasmussen College’s Overland Park and Topeka campuses celebrated their first graduating classes on April 17 this year. The ceremony combined students from both campuses, and was the first of their kind since the Kansas campuses opened in spring 2013.
Local Minnesota celebrity and author Joe Schmit visited the Lake Elmo campus April 24 to share several nuggets of advice to business students. His goal at the event was to inspire everyone to recognize daily opportunities to make an impact on others, and how to be a great leader.
Kim Azbart, Fort Myers campus admissions director, was presented the Patriot Award Feb. 20 by a member of her admissions team who serves in the National Guard. Patriot Awards reflect the efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide range of measures, including flexible time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.
The Rasmussen College Romeoville/Joliet campus provided pajamas and books through the nonprofit Pajama Program to children 18-years-old and younger.
Collegiate DECA awarded Rasmussen College the “Diamond Award” on Sept. 8, 2014 in recognition of its growing DECA membership on its four Illinois campuses and strong community activity.
Rasmussen College recently celebrated its first anniversary as a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC). The goal of seeking PBC status —which was adopted in January 2014—was to expand on the college’s commitment to serve the community through career-focused education and volunteer efforts that meet the diverse needs of individuals.
One thousand Knowledge Universe employees have earned a child development associate credential, thanks to a partnership with Rasmussen College that began in 2012. Coleen Jarrett-Walker was lucky number 1,000.
When earning your degree, there are many doors that open for you allowing for more experience and opportunities in your chosen field. For business students, this door is Collegiate DECA. Being a part of DECA allows you to gain those leadership skills you might be lacking, and it provides you the opportunity to meet people that can help take you further in your business career.
The Rasmussen College tutor program won the Innovative Use of Technology Award at the National College Learning Center Association’s (NCLCA) annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico in October. The college received the award for its innovative technology resulting in better student learning, as well as increasing student engagement.
You've finally decided you're ready to go to college-congrats! The toughest decision is behind you, but there's still some work ahead of you. Now you need to figure out how to prepare for college and what type of classes are best for you. There are a few signs that suggest you're ready to become an online student. Take a look at the list below to see if you see these signs in your own life.
Rasmussen College Celebrates 1st Anniversary of 'Building Community through Education' [Infographic]
Here is how much time Rasmussen College invested in community initiatives over the past year.
A handful of medical assistants from the Ocala campus traveled to Haiti for a week in late 2014 to help teach CPR techniques to a local nursing school and to visit hospitals, clinics and an orphanage.
FBI special agent Drew Helms visited the Mankato campus Jan. 15 to discuss with School of Justice Studies students the various functions of the bureau, cases he’s worked on and share information about career opportunities.
The Mokena-Tinley Park campus chose to devote an entire day in October to celebrate the accomplishments of its current medical assistant students and graduates during Medical Assistant Recognition Week (MARWeek).
Volunteers from the Fargo/Moorhead campus got their hands dirty during the United Way's 23rd Annual Day of Caring on Oct. 9. Staff and students from the campus helped widows Pearl Lee and Jeanette Karst dust cabinets, clean windows, move and mop behind appliances and relocate heavy objects throughout the assisted living facility they both call home.
Rasmussen College focused on legacy leadership-what it means and how you achieve it-during its 4th Annual Leadership Breakfast Oct. 30 at Vadnais Heights Commons in Minnesota. More than 400 community members attended the 3-hour breakfast to visit with 11 nonprofit organizations, hear an inspirational speech from Carla Beaurline, founder and host of "Around Town" T.V., participate in a networking activity and listen to a 4-person panel discussion focused on legacy leadership.
Rasmussen College Tampa/Brandon campus teamed up with Portamento of Hope for the third year to provide lunches for approximately 100 children during Thanksgiving Break.
Three Rasmussen College students learned how to navigate the streets of New York while attending the DECA Collegiate Leadership Academy Nov. 13-15, 2014. Each student gained access to jobs and internships while learning various aspects of how businesses worked, as well as the opportunity to network with industry professionals and DECA sponsors during the event. They also participated in a case study competition.
Rasmussen College adjunct instructor and 22-year Green Bay police veteran, Mike Knetzger, addressed a packed house at the Wausau campus on Oct. 29 when he shared the story of his daughter, Ashley, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008.
Thursday, Aug. 28 started off like any other day at Rasmussen College's Ocala campus, except it wasn't just any other day. Later that day, an armed robber would flee the scene at a gas station near the campus, causing a deadly car crash. The gunman would make his way into the campus-leading to a lockdown. The SWAT Team and dispatch center would be involved, and there would be casualties and a hostage situation. There would also be students learning more than they ever could've imagined. Luckily &amp;amp;amp;amp;#8230; this elaborate situation was only a staged scenario that took place on campus that day.
Rasmussen College's Bloomington campus opened up the ears and eyes of those interested in a career in information security on Oct. 30 during an event focused on security breaches and crimes, and how they happen. Marc Peterson, a senior analyst in information protection at Target Corp., and Jake Bernier, a senior information security specialist at U.S. Bank, ddressed how large breaches can happen, reviewed information on information security jobs focused on defending this type of crime and examined security from the attackers' perspective.
The Green Bay campus hosted a free panel discussion Sept. 10 concerning autism awareness and the relationships that currently exist between families and persons with autism and the local law enforcement community. Law enforcement and nursing students, along with community members and police officers, learned about autism, a neurobiological disorder, and how law enforcement officers can better handle situations when communicating with individuals with this disorder.
Are you curious about cyber security and crimes? Do you want to learn more about how security breaches happen and how you can protect yourself? The Bloomington campus will be hosting an event focused on cybersecurity on Oct 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Wausau campus collected food and donations for weeks before creating a food sculpture at United Way's CommUNITY Fest in Marathon County Sept. 19-20. The purpose of the annual local festival is to support and provide food for those in need in the community.
Walk into any Florida campus on a Wednesday throughout the months of August, September and October and you will find faculty, staff and students wearing shades of the same color to support and bring awareness to all different types of cancer. Tampa/Brandon Campus Director Staceyann Sinclair started the Colors of Cancer Awareness campaign on her campus three years ago, and now it's grown where all the Florida campuses are supporting the cause.
Rasmussen College Fargo/Moorhead campus focused on supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's "Out of the Darkness" Walk Sept. 21 as part of its September Diversity Committee initiative.
Students, graduates, community members and employers packed Rasmussen College campuses nationwide Sept. 8-12 to participate in this fall's career fair, one of the college's semi-annual events. The career fair is set up to help attendees learn how to better market themselves professionally, learn job seeking skills and introduce them to employers hiring in their fields of study.
The Bismarck Cancer Center features world-class cancer treatments and support to those being treated through radiation at their facility. The center helps patients with various needs, including lodging, food cost, gas to get to appointments, spiritual treatment and survivorship support.
Mokena/Tinley Park's campus made a decision Sept. 1 to feature its group tutoring sessions via Adobe Connect for those students that live far, can't make it to a session or take classes online. Keeping up with new technology is important for schools, faculty and students to show they are able to go above and beyond in services and skills they offer; it's also a perk that helps online students.
The Lake Elmo Woodbury campus sponsored the 33rd Annual Woodbury Country Mile half marathon and 5k Aug. 24 hosted by the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Rasmussen College campuses are always looking for new ways to get involved in the community, and the Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus decided the race would be a great opportunity this year.
A new school year means new expenses, and sometimes, parents struggle to afford all the latest and greatest school supplies. In an effort to help alleviate the stress of school supply shopping, the Student Nursing Organization (SNO) at Rasmussen College's Rockford campus donated supplies Aug. 20 to the Youth Services Network.
One Wausau campus early childhood education graduate recently earned Wisconsin's highest rating for quality in-home child care-and she's the only child care provider in Sauk County to receive such a rating.
Three staff members from the Wausau campus joined together to paint the restroom facilities at the HeadStart child care facility in Marathon County mid-August.
The Lake Elmo/Woodbury campus took things back to the '80s Aug. 18 by encouraging students to dress up as their favorite '80s icon and participate in the RasMash-UP XXII open mic/talent show. The quarterly event features everything from students performing karate demonstrations and musical performances to poetry reading, comedy acts and dog tricks.
It's getting to that time of year when cooler weather will start to impact our lives and our health. It is important to protect yourself and your family from the onset of any illnesses because, as you may have guessed, flu season is right around the corner. To combat the onset of flu-related illness, Rasmussen College teamed up with local pharmacies and organizations to offer flu vaccinations on many of its campuses in September and October.
Our economy is in a much better position than it was six years ago. The national unemployment rate has decreased in many states and people are heading back to the workforce in droves. But even though finding work has become easier in many markets, it hasn't stopped people from searching for their dream job.
National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities to come together to build bonds and reduce crime.
We enlisted a pair of pros from the Ramussen College Career Services team to explain everything you need to know about your digital footprint. You'll find some handy tips and tricks to managing and take advantage of your online activities.
The award shows Rasmussen College is really dedicated to innovative and thoughtful approaches to online learning, according to hybrid classroom manager Heather Zink.
Whether you were a stay-at-home mom, have a disability, enlisted in the military or just took some time off from your career, reentering the workforce can seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be. Career expert Jessica Koltz, Rasmussen College career services advisor, says there are plenty of ways for you to prepare for reentering the workforce, including everything from volunteer work to your social media privacy settings.
Wouldn't it be nice to travel the world? In some countries (and now the United States, too), the time after high school-referred to as a gap year-is when people choose to get in that valuable early life experience. Check out this infographic to learn the pros and cons of taking a gap year.
Students enrolled in the "Payroll Accounting" class at Rasmussen College's Eagan campus recently created a top 10 list of tips to protect your social security number. "In the age of identity theft, protecting one's social security number is critical to keeping personal information secure," said Kari Grittner, accounting state program coordinator. "This topic was unique to the payroll accounting course, and we were looking for new ideas to protect social security numbers."
You're ready for a new job. You've begun the job search and landed an interview. However, before accepting the job there is plenty you need to know (and ask). We teamed up with Matt Allen, Rasmussen College career services advisor, to explore the questions you should ask a prospective employer before accepting a job offer.
When you are wrapped up in job hunting, you may not realize there are several things you could be doing differently that could make all the difference in how you find a job and whether you get hired. Our career experts revealed several common job search mistakes and how to avoid them during our most recent Career Development Google+ "Hangout on Air" May 19 titled Ask the Experts: How to Avoid the Common Job Search Mistakes.
A new type of online course program is allowing students to learn in a new capacity. Students taking competency-based education (CBE) courses have the ability to earn credit quickly for knowledge they already have on the subject matter, as well as engage deeper with the new information they learn during the course. To learn more about these courses and how they may be beneficial for you, check out our infographic below.
An 11-year-old New Port Richey, Fla., boy with huge design aspirations came gliding through the campus doors in his wheelchair in early April to discover he was about to get the deal of a lifetime. He wants to be a video game creator when he grows up, and officials at Rasmussen College's New Port Richey campus helped turn his dream into a reality.
Although more and more people are going to college than 50 years ago, it is still difficult for families to afford it. Check out this infographic to learn more about parents' savings dilemma.
The Rasmussen College Career Services Team will host a Career Development Google+ Hangout on Air about avoiding common job search mistakes Monday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. CST. Our team will take live questions and our experts will give their recommendations on several things related to mitigating the job search, such as online searching, networking and social media, how to follow-up, researching the company and creating your personal brand.
As our population ages, there is a continuous need for nurses. "From 2010-2020, available RN positions will increase by 26 percent," according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). To learn more about why there is an extreme demand for nurses in our country, check out the below infographic.
Rasmussen College campuses in Fort Myers, Rockford, Brooklyn Park and Aurora (among others) have begun conducting "pinning" ceremonies for students who complete the tutor excellence program and certification. The college decided in late 2013 to make certification a requirement for any student wishing to become a tutor at any of its 24 campuses. The tutor program is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)-an organization that services colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
At some point in your life you may ask yourself, "What good is a degree?" Although earning a degree often leads to a job and a salary, there are many, many more benefits. To learn some more benefits of having a degree, check out our infographic below.
The benefits of early childhood education (ECE) is widely discussed and has a strong endorsement from President Barack Obama. But, do you know what portions of the U.S. are investing the most in ECE, how ECE affects graduation rates and the effect it'll have on crime? Check out this infographic to learn more benefits of early childhood education.
The majority of us have gone through the K-12 education system, and have learned many school subjects along the way-ones that may or may not have interested us. Check out this infographic to learn which subjects we value the most, which have stayed with us the longest and which ones we consider unimportant.
The opportunity to attend a career fair or interview with a future employer will happen most likely several times throughout your career, so it never hurts to garner as many tips as you can. In an effort to help current and future students, as well as community members, learn more about what to do before, during and after a job interview and/or career fair, Rasmussen College hosted a live Google+ "Hangout on Air" Feb. 17. The topics of the discussion ranged from researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally, developing your one-minute "elevator pitch" and the keys to networking. Here's a breakdown of the highlights.
Whether you're nearing graduation, have already graduated or are in search of a new job, you've taken your future into your own hands by attending a career fair. You may find yourself asking, but now what? What you do after the career fair is almost more important than what you did at the career fair, and the two go hand-in-hand. Two career experts share seven of the most important things you (as a jobseeker) should do once you leave a career fair.
Each quarter Rasmussen College's General Education Committee rolls out a new resource designed to help students navigate the various stages of their education. This quarter's is an online resource titled "Ethics and Professional Responsibility." It is designed to help students understand the importance of ethical behavior and how it impacts their personal and professional lives.
The Rasmussen College Career Services team is scheduled to hold its first-ever Google+ hangout on Career Development Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. CST. The Career Development hangout will cover the importance of researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally and the keys to networking and developing your one-minute "elevator speech."
More than 250 guests packed into the Shoreview Community Center in January for the Third Annual Leadership Networking Breakfast hosted by the Rasmussen College Blaine campus. Keynote speaker and health and fitness expert, Chris Freytag, focused on positive thinking, empowerment and taking control of your health.
Once you have chosen a set career path, you may feel like the hardest part is over. However, there are many stages to a career. Which one describes you best? Do you know in which direction your career is headed? Check out the following infographic for tips to step into your career (and stay there!).
Violence in schools in 2012 and 2013 has sparked a national debate on the safety of students and school security. Many may wonder, has anything changed? Have educational institutions nationwide put any new policies in place? Take a look at the below infographic to learn more about safety and security in our schools nationwide.
Many adults are now looking into entrepreneurship as an appealing path for their career. In this infographic, learn how popular entrepreneurship has become in the last few years, and how it may benefit your career in the future.
Things that go thump in the night and the possibility of a zombie apocalypse may be a couple phobias in children, but you'd be surprised what else keeps your little ones awake at night. More than 6,000 children from 47 countries shared their real fears in a ChildFund Alliance Survey, and surprisingly, the survey found phobias in children was also caused by natural disaster, war, death and disease and violence.
Things that go thump in the night and the possibility of a zombie apocalypse may be a couple phobias in children, but you'd be surprised what else keeps your little ones awake at night. More than 6,000 children from 47 countries shared their real fears in a ChildFund Alliance Survey, and surprisingly, the survey found phobias in children was also caused by natural disaster, war, death and disease and violence.
27 million people are enslaved worldwide. Of those individuals, 80 percent are female and 50 percent are children. The average age of a child in sex trafficking is 12-to-14-years-old, according to Breaking Free Founder and Executive Director Vednita Carter. And, the problem is local. The FBI ranked Minnesota as one of 13 states for highest incidence of minors in sex trafficking.
On Friday, July 19, the entire college - including campuses in all five states - will be giving back to the community, and this year, students have the chance to partner up with faculty and staff on their campuses to volunteer their time to a good cause.
"Are we calling the achievement gap academic so schools are accountable instead of parents?" asked Licensed Parent Educator Katy Smith, who got the audiences' wheels spinning during a Rasmussen College Early Childhood Education (ECE) Summit June 19. "I'm not saying I know the answer to that question, but it's definitely something I'm wondering about."
Coming up with the right attire for an important job interview or a fancy night out can be difficult - mainly because it can carry a high price tag and, for college students, it's often not something that's just lying around in your closet. Jeff Frie, a career services advisor at Rasmussen College in St. Cloud, sympathized with himself and other college students, and created a solution.
Be authentic. Be honest. Be true to yourself. This was the overarching theme at the Authentic Leadership Panel on April 26, 2013 at the Rasmussen College Blaine campus. The panel discussed how to be a genuine leader - one that motivates, supports and drives others
A patient often trusts that when they are unconscious lying on an operating table all the hospital staff performing their surgery is credentialed, but for some hospitals, that's not a requirement. Currently, the only hospital staff position in the operating room that is not required to meet minimum education and certification standards is a surgical technologist, or surg tech.
A college lecture used to be given to a classroom of newly graduated 18-year-olds looking for the 'time of their life' and the 'full college experience'. However, times have changed. Often these days, students attend college part-time, as well as attend lectures online and are also busy working and/or providing for their family. The majority of "traditional" students are now enrolled in online schooling, and at community and for-profit colleges.
Whether you're studying to earn a nursing degree or have been a nurse for years, you probably know a career in nursing offers its share of challenges and rewards. If you need a pick-me-up during the day or a small reminder of why being a nurse is so gratifying, you've come to the right place.
Do you enjoy being around other people, love teaching patients and staff, and can't imagine yourself as anything other than a nurse? If you answered yes to those questions, you might want to consider becoming a nurse educator.
Many people might hem and haw about attending a Career Expo, but it actually has more advantages than you might imagine. People may make excuses for not going - the most common, "I can apply for jobs on my own online." However, statistics show that's just not good enough.
Even with the encouraging job growth expected for registered and practical nurses through 2020, the competition for open jobs in nursing is still quite difficult. To stand out among other job seekers in the nursing field, it is important to brush-up on your cover letter writing skills.
The Rasmussen College Career and Networking Expo is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to read up on interviewing and networking tips, what to wear and not to wear, and advice for perfecting your resume. We have included nine blog posts that will help prepare you for before, during and after a career expo.
There's a lot more to a college education than financial aid, studying and taking classes. In fact, students and college graduates these days are noticing significant positive impacts in their lives from earning their degrees. Read on to discover how attending college can be beneficial for you.
When considering your future, it may seem daunting. Whether you're deciding on a career path, a place to live or whether to go to college, all of these decisions take careful thought and consideration. Know that you're not alone.
Have you decided you want to be a nurse, but you don't want to work in a typical hospital or local clinic? There are unique nursing job opportunities available for both practical nurses (LPNs) or professional nurses (RNs), including ones that offer travel or sun, as well as lock-down and plastic surgery patients.
Almost everyone has heard of online classes, and most people probably know someone who is currently enrolled in a course or two. Online courses are truly the latest thing to think about, and are becoming the "new classroom." We disclose to you the many benefits to earning an online degree.
You love technology. You want a career in a newer, growing field. You are interested in healthcare. But how do you tap into a career that offers you all of these things? With a health information management (HIM) degree, you'll be able to tap into all three.
There are two main types of nursing: one where you provide patients and their families with short-term care; the other -where you take care of patients with chronic illnesses or disabilities for an extended period of time. There are many ways to figure out which type of care is best for your career. This article serves to help you discover the path best-suited for you and your career aspirations by outlining the difference between the two paths, as well as what skills and duties each requires.
A lot take places between the time you arrive and leave a clinic, and it's the Health Information Technician who ensures the process runs smoothly. This position is responsible for ensuring everything is transcribed correctly on the bill and is the newest and hottest upcoming healthcare profession.
Becoming a nurse makes you a member of one of the largest workforce populations in the United States. By connecting with associations, you are able to network, make new friendships, as well as take on new leadership roles in the profession.
Imagine going to college and earning your bachelor's degree after high school, only to realize years down the road the path chosen wasn't necessarily where you saw yourself in the future?
There are specific responsibilities individuals in every career must face. A pharmacy technician must be extra diligent while performing their duties since serious health problems can arise if a mistake is made with a customer or patient's prescription.
When you first start thinking about your future career, you may immediately be inclined to choose one based on pay and a positive job outlook. But what about choosing a profession that also keeps you interested and happy for years to come? Consider your hobbies - what do you like to do for fun? By narrowing down a few of them, it could lead you to a career in nursing.
Now that you have narrowed down your future career path to the healthcare industry, where should you go from here? It may be overwhelming narrowing your decision down to the exact field you'd like to pursue; however it's not as difficult if you know your strengths and interests.
Many people believe doctors are the driving forces inside a hospital, but often times that's not the case. Nurses are known to be the "eyes and ears of the hospital," and usually experience more patient interaction than doctors who typically have much shorter periods of time with each patient due to their busy schedule.
Being a great mom is doing the best you can with what you have, and knowing everything you do is done with your children's best interest at heart. If you are currently a mom contemplating returning to school, your number one concern is most likely how it's going to affect you and your family, right? If so, understand you're not alone.
Think nursing is just for women? Think again. Men have been trying for decades to push their way past the assumptions, prejudices and myths to tap into the female-dominated field. But even with a nursing associate's degree and a long list of qualifications, it's not always easy for a man to be accepted as a nurse - especially when a strong societal belief is that a man belongs in a suit working in a downtown office, or as a firefighter or policeman.
Being a surgical technologist is hard work. It often pulls at the heart strings and can affect whether somebody lives or dies. To acknowledge all of the difficult tasks expected of a surgical technologist, Sept. 16 through Sept. 21 of this year has been designated National Surgical Technologist Week.
There is a period in most people's life when they are faced with a huge decision - one that not only affects their life, but the life of others. Julie Sharma had that happen to her.
Almost two million people will undoubtedly pack the Minnesota State Fair this year to take part in the act of eating, and even though the fair boasts many attractions other than food, let's be honest - most of us can't wait to get our fingers on something deep fried and on-a-stick. So, are you ready to loosen your belt to make room for this year's brand new food creations?
Pinterest is rapidly becoming a place where nurses are building their community, sharing procedure knowledge and career tips via infographics, as well as clinical advice, nursing humor, and gift ideas. To help you grow and learn, as well as find a sense of inspiration and community, here is a list of six Pinterest boards every nurse should follow.
Ever wonder how to spruce up your nurse's uniform? Even as a nurse, you have the option to transform yourself into a fashionista during your work day. Here are several ideas to bring a splash of personality into your everyday work.
The back-to-school hustle has begun for both young and old. Children are busy soaking up the last of the summer's rays, college students are preparing for that first semester, and of course, parents are rushing about to schedule their children's necessary vaccination appointments. In fact, August is such a popular month for shots that it is now officially designated National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).
A person will often graduate with a degree, only to later realize it wasn't for them and go back to school to earn a degree in something more suitable to their interests and talents. That's what happened to recent Rasmussen College Surgical Technologist graduate, Summer Blakey.
Leave it to Hollywood to provide a distorted image of what a nurse does in school and on a daily basis in their career. Movies and TV shows often portray nurses as not being as challenged as doctors, only working in hospitals or clinics, and sometimes only doing the "grunt work."
In the medical field, there are many avenues for you to follow career wise. Once you've decided between working directly with or without patients, you will have a better idea of what career path is the best fit for you. If you would like to work with patients and become a medical assistant, you must decide whether you want to earn a medical assisting degree or diploma.
The truth is finally out. People are in love with pinning! Pinterest is now the third most popular social network behind Facebook and Twitter, and it continues to gain momentum. As if 104 million total visits this March aren't evidence enough of the site's growth, Pinterest's traffic also increased by 50 percent between February and January of this year.
Fitness personality Richard Simmons once said in an interview with Men's Health Magazine, "You can't buy it, you can't rent it. You have to earn it. My formula has always been love yourself, move your body, watch your portions." Leading a healthy lifestyle sounds easy enough, right? Could be, but there are a lot of obstacles trying to divert our attention from eating healthy, making healthy choices, and exercising. Fortunately, when you're in the healthcare field, you may see the result of making unhealthy decisions, and it can help you lead a better life that is more fulfilling when you make the right choices. Here are 21 healthy lifestyle quotes to help inspire you to kick-start your healthy lifestyle or make you appreciate your good health:
You've made it! You have either graduated or are close to graduating with a diploma or an associate's degree in practical or professional nursing. Now that your challenging LPN or RN courses and clinicals are done, you're probably busy preparing for your National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX. It's the test you need to practice as a nurse. Fortunately, your courses most likely prepared you for these exams. At Rasmussen College, the nursing curriculum has NCLEX prep work built right into it to help you succeed while taking your test.
The choice to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can be a rewarding decision. You've already taken many complicated courses to get you to your registered nurse status, assuming you passed the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) after graduating with your Professional Nursing Associate's degree. Now, it's time for you to buckle down and put your thinking cap back on because you will soon be back in school.
After 31 years of cutting and coloring clients as a hairstylist, Kristen Anderson decided to make a career change - pronto.
As technology continues evolving and the population ages, the indispensable nature of the healthcare field has created the need for modifications to the duties of existing professions, as well as the addition of completely new career opportunities. If technology and health interest you, you're in the right place.
Networking among peers and other industry professionals is an important and necessary step for anyone looking to be successful in their career, and with the help of social media, is much easier to accomplish.