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How to Become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in 3 Steps

If you’re looking for a career path that allows you to make a living by helping others, becoming a certified occupational therapy assistant (OTA) could be an ideal fit for you. Operating in a variety of settings, OTAs are healthcare professionals who work with clients of all ages and backgrounds to implement the hands-on treatment ...

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Putting Her Nursing Skills to the Test

Edie Nguyen (full name: Kieu-Mi Nguyen) graduated from Ameritech College of Healthcare with an Associate Degree in Nursing in May of 2018. But before she had a chance to walk across the stage during her graduation ceremony, everything she learned during her 20-months in nursing school was put to the test in the most unusual ...

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Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools: 9 Things to Consider

If you’re looking to find well-paid, in-demand, and meaningful work in the healthcare field, becoming an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) may be an ideal fit for you. Job growth for OTAs is projected to increase by a massive 29% from 2016 to 2026, compared with an average of 7% across all other professions. Becoming an ...

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Anatomy and Physiology Study Tips for Nursing Students

Becoming a registered nurse requires successfully passing an Anatomy and Physiology course. In order to do so, you’ll need to memorize certain anatomical terminology and better understand complex physiological processes. Ask one of the thousands of Ameritech nurses about their experience with A & P, and they will undoubtedly tell you how rigorous and challenging ...

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Tales of Holiday Healthcare Cheer

Holidays at the hospital can be hard, but see how hospital workers can be a source of holiday joy for their patients.

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National Handwashing Awareness Week

  In short, washing hands saves lives. If you had given birth or been born in 1847 in an overcrowded hospital in Vienna, Austria, you’d probably agree. The infant mortality rate was 26 percent at the time, and the average life expectancy was less than 40 years. A young Viennese physician, Ignaz Semmelweis, was recently ...

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Nurse Networking: How to Make the Right Impression

When you think of a crowd of professionals entering a networking event with business cards at the ready, you might not picture a group of nurses at first. Even though nursing careers are based in quality education and serious credentials, taking the time to forge new professional relationships is still an incredibly important component of ...

6 Tips to Succeed at Your First Nursing Job

You’ve graduated from nursing school and are about to start your first shift as a Registered Nurse. At this point you should be feeling equal parts excitement and nervousness. A great way to combat your anxiety is to prepare for success. Here are 6 tips to help you succeed at your first nursing job. Be teachable. If you’ve graduated ...