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Tips for first-generation students

First-Generation Student Survival Guide

  Congratulations on being the first generation of your family to pursue higher education! In addition to the pride of successfully graduating from high school with grades good enough to go on to college, you might be struggling with ideas that other students who are more familiar with the system already understand. With our guide ...

An Interview with Lifetime Learner Keith Cunningham

A Lifetime of Learning for Ameritech Graduate Keith Cunningham

For nurse Keith Cunningham, lifelong learning isn’t just a philosophy. The 53-year-old former small business owner recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He’s taking a year off from school to get a few certifications, then he plans to return for a master’s degree. “You’re never too old to set a new goal or ...

Former Ameritech RN student gives emergency care

Recent Ameritech Grad Saves Life

Throughout nursing school, Emilee Kelly struggled. While many other students at Ameritech already had a CNA license or experience working in healthcare, she had neither. The only experience the new mother had with the healthcare system was as a patient herself, in the delivery room. But one summer afternoon, shortly after nursing school graduation, Emilee ...

When you're ready to become a registered nurse, these are the steps you'll take and requirements you'll need.

How to Become an RN: The Steps You’ll Take and Requirements You’ll Need

The process of becoming a registered nurse may look simple on a piece of paper — or web browser. You go to and graduate from nursing school. You pass the NCLEX. You find your first nursing job. Bing boom bang you’re a nurse. The scariest step in many careers would be that finding-a-nursing-job part, but given the ...

The world needs more and more new nurses, which is one reason why nursing is the most in-demand job in 2016.

Here’s Why Nursing Is the Most In-Demand Job for 2016

Nurses have always been in high demand. For hundreds of years nursing has played a key role in healthcare in the U.S. and abroad, supporting physicians, providing life-saving care, and advocating for patients in hospitals and legislatures. As the state of healthcare changes, the demand for nurses is only increasing. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine predicted that ...

Tips on successfully applying to nursing school again

The Best Advice for Applying to Nursing School Again

According to a report titled “The U.S. Nursing Workforce: Trends in Supply and Education,” 1 million nurses will retire in the next 10 to 15 years. This will open the door for many prospective students and candidates who want to listen to the calling and become a nurse. The problem is that nursing programs are ...