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8 NCLEX-RN Exam Practice Questions

To become a registered nurse, you have to pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN. Many nursing students are understandably intimidated by the prospect of taking the NCLEX-RN exam, which tests how you use critical thinking skills to make nursing judgments. At Ameritech, we have a lot of experience with helping students pass the ...

How to Become a Medical Assistant in 3 Steps

How to Become a Medical Assistant in 3 Steps

If you’re looking to start an exciting career in healthcare, becoming a medical assistant is one the fastest paths you can take to get there. Medical assisting also offers great employment potential, terrific benefits, and lasting job security—making it a smart choice for those seeking a solid, long-term career path. Why Medical Assisting? With medical ...

Do you love working with kids and being a part of their overall well-being? It may be time to explore a career in pediatric occupational therapy.

What Is Pediatric Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy assistants work with patients from all walks of life and from all backgrounds. That includes children. Pediatric occupational therapy is one of the largest areas of OT, which makes becoming a pediatric OTA a great career choice if you love working with kids and seeing them grow. Related Resource: What Does an Occupational ...

What’s the Best Way to Start My Healthcare Career?

Healthcare is a steadily growing field. America’s population is both growing and aging, and new healthcare technology is changing how we care for each other. Medicine is becoming a larger part of the economy and the healthcare workforce is more prominent than ever. However, joining the field can seem like a huge undertaking—both in time ...

Nursing is universal but licences aren’t. Find out how to work beyond your borders.

How to Get Started in International Nursing

The entire world needs nurses. Unlike manufacturing or tech, healthcare is not an industry that can be outsourced or concentrated in a particular area. It needs to be everywhere. That means nurses need to be able to cross borders and go where they’re needed most. What follows is a general outline of how to work ...

Find out what working one-on-one with clients is like for occupational therapy assistants.

Working One-on-One in Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants work closely with clients, often over long periods of time. OTAs in particular work one-on-one with clients, carrying out a plan of treatment and observing clients’ progress as they gain or regain the skills to perform activities of daily living. Working closely with clients is a challenge, but it ...

Find out what two experts have to say about clinicals, one of the hardest and most rewarding parts of nursing school.

What Are Nursing School Clinicals?

Nursing school goes far beyond the classroom. Sure, you’ll spend plenty of time listening to lectures and reading up on anatomy, but eventually you’re going to have to put your knowledge to use. Clinicals get you out into the world where you can do that. They’re known for being challenging, but clinicals offer students valuable ...

The Anatomy of the NCLEX

Passing the NCLEX is one of the most important landmarks of a nurse’s career, and learning what’s on it and what to expect is an essential part of becoming a nurse. The NCLEX test plan is comprehensive and divided up into various sections and subsections, each of which focuses on different aspects of nursing. Bear ...