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Ameritech 2016 08 16 Nurse Advocacy How to assist during a tragedy Blog Blog FB FB 20

Nurse Advocacy: How to Assist During a Tragedy

When tragedy dominates the headlines, it’s easy to feel useless, helpless, and afraid. Nurses and other healthcare professionals may feel the added weight of responsibility. Since tragedy takes so many forms and comes upon us unexpectedly, it can be hard to know where to start preparing. But a few smart moves can put you in ...

Ameritech 2016 08 04 The Importance of Diversity in Healthcare Programs Blog Blog FB FB 20 1

The Importance of Diversity in Healthcare Programs

Diversity is important in any field, and the nursing industry is an exceptional example of why. The patient demographic is as diverse as this country’s population. An ethnically and culturally diverse applicant pool leads to more diverse and culturally sensitive healthcare providers — and happier, healthier patients. What’s more, study after study has shown that ...

Ameritech 2016 07 27 How to Promote a Healthy Work Culture in the Medical Field Blog Blog FB FB 20

How to Promote a Healthy Work Culture in the Medical Field

Nobody likes a bad work environment, no matter what field they work in. Programmers don’t like a hostile workplace, neither do politicians, teachers, architects, or lumberjacks. But a toxic work environment in the medical field can be especially uncomfortable — and not just for the people who work there. As nurses, doctors, and therapists, caregivers ...

6 Personality Traits of Highly Effective OTAs

Being an occupational therapy assistant is a rewarding and important career. As an OTA, you get to make a real difference in the lives of real people, and what could be better than that? If you’re interested in becoming an OTA but aren’t sure if your personality aligns well with the occupation, check out these ...

Busy Healthcare Students: These Are the Foods You Should Eat

Working as a nurse or medical assistant takes a lot of physical and mental energy. Going to school and preparing for one of these careers can require just as much (if not more) stamina and vitality, because you’re learning new material, often working, and juggling a social or family life. In essence, you’ll be very, very busy.   ...

Be Careful: These Are the Causes of Compassion Fatigue

Compassion is a precious commodity, especially in healthcare. We see many of our students become nurses and medical assistants because they want to make more than a living: They want to make a difference. A career in healthcare is meaningful work, but it can be emotionally demanding too. If the desire to help others and ...

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 ...

Serving in the Service: Healthcare Careers in the Military

  Healthcare occupations abound in the military. With over a million enlisted personnel, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that 75,820 of all military jobs are in the medical sector, as large as that number is. At Ameritech College of Healthcare, we see this first hand. We’ve had students who came out of the military, and we have many who ...