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What to emphasize during for your first nursing interview

5 Things to Emphasize During Your First Nursing Job Interview

You’ve graduated from nursing school, and passed the NCLEX. After jumping those two huge hurdles, you’re not quite done — it’s time to look for your first job as a registered nurse! While it’s every new RN’s dream to have a job waiting for them on the other side, skipping the dreaded interview processes entirely, the reality is ...

Advice for student nurses starting clincal

The Best Advice for Nursing Students Starting Clinical

Just like the first day of your nursing school, chances are, you’ll be feeling a little anxious your first day of clinical. This is completely normal. Your preceptors were in your shoes at one point — so was every other nurse out there, too — and they understand that this is your first experience with real patients. ...

Gift ideas for student nurses

More Great Gift Ideas for Nursing Students!

The holiday season is in full swing, which means it’s time for eggnog, fleece socks, and everyone’s favorite: gifts! You’ve got your list, and you’re ready. Mom, check. Dad, check. But what about your favorite student nurse? While there are the requisite gifts that every student will enjoy — gift cards, cash, a new computer ...

Surviving nursing school evening classes

How to Succeed in Nursing School Night Classes

Most people, when told to envision a classroom, will think of a room with desks or tables, maybe a podium, and a large window, filling the room with sunlight. That last part is significant because, like most jobs, most educational settings occur during the day. When we imagine ourselves in school or a new job, ...

5 Tips for Going Back to School Later in Life

It’s never too late to start a meaningful career. At Ameritech College of Healthcare, we have students of all ages, from new high school graduates to professionals with decades of experience in nursing and other industries. What unites them is a shared passion for healthcare. We think that studying nursing, medical assisting, and dental lab technology ...

Sneaky but Common Writing Mistakes on College Essays

Writing is a skill you can work on for the rest of your life. You can memorize grammar rules, learn certain tricks, and gain a larger vocabulary over time, but you never become a perfect writer … just a better one. At Ameritech, writing is a part of all of our curricula, because it’s such ...

7 Pieces of Practical Advice for Nurses Raising Kids

We really believe a nursing career can make you a better person. Most nurses will tell you that nursing school and every nursing job trained them to listen, to be empathic, and to develop their caregiving instincts. These are all wonderful traits for anyone, but especially for parents. A career in nursing can be uniquely rewarding for anyone raising ...

5 Books Nurses Should Read Before Graduation

Even after you’ve graduated and moved on to a new, exciting job, there will be pieces of your education that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Sometimes it’s valuable lessons from a favorite instructor. Sometimes it’s friends and loved ones you gather along the way. Other times, it’s the books you read ...