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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 ...

Alondra Ammon on Occupational Therapy

Alondra Ammon is the face of occupational therapy (OT) on YouTube. She speaks about a wide range of topics relating to OT on her channel, so we spoke with her about what it means to work in occupational therapy, and the roles of OTAs. How did you get involved with occupational therapy? I initially did ...

Advice for Taking the NCLEX the Second Time

Every future nurse wants to pass the NCLEX on the first try, but every so often you have a bad day and don’t make it. If you don’t pass the NCLEX, you have a 45-day waiting period until you can take another crack at the test. During that time you have the opportunity to get ...

Work/School/Life/Family Balance

By Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN Balance. A tricky concept. And maybe one that is never fully achieved. However, we can strive for it… yes, that is right… aim for keeping things in a state of “normal”. I think where most of us struggle is when we attempt to attain somebody else’s state of balance. Think ...

Meet Your Co-Workers: Medical Assistant Edition

No one in healthcare works alone. Medical assistants are part of a team, and as a medical assistant you can work with nearly anyone in the healthcare world. These are just a few of the most common types of people an MA can work with. Related Resource: Why Should I Become a Medical Assistant? Physicians ...

Find out what unusual workplaces you might end up in if you become a nurse.

Weird Places Nurses Can Work

Becoming a nurse can take you places—and we mean that literally. While the majority of nurses work in hospitals or nursing care facilities, there are plenty of other types of work environments that will appreciate your skills. Some are luxurious, some are strange, and some demand that you be as hard as nails. Not all ...

Occupational Therapy Animals

Occupational therapy assistants work with a variety of tools and methods, and that even includes fluffy ones who can help clients physically, sensorially, emotionally, and cognitively. Dogs, horses, cats, even chickens can have powerful, positive, and adorable effects on clients’ daily lives. OTAs help clients gain or regain skills relating to the care of their ...

How the NCLEX Works

Becoming a nurse means passing the National Council Licensure Examination, better known as the NCLEX. The test, proctored by the National Council of the State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), is not like the tests you took in school. Unlike your math exams where everyone had to answer the same questions, the NCLEX is dynamic. It’s ...