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Ameritech student interviews

An Interview With Ameritech Students

    Put the books down for a minute and meet a few fellow students! At Ameritech, you’ll meet older students who have put their children through college and are now taking their turn. Others are fresh out of high school and anxious to get a headstart on their careers. You’ll find students in the ...

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 ...

What You Need to Know About Pediatric Occupational Therapy Assistants

Occupational therapy brings normal life back to many hurting people, and a pediatric occupational therapy assistant has a special place working with children. If you aren’t afraid to dive in and help people ease back into their daily routines, and you enjoy working with kids, you might fit right into the pediatric OTA world. Job ...

Learn how to make a great impression as a networking nurse

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 ...

A hospice nurse caring for a dying patient

Serving Till the End: Life as a Hospice Nurse

As nurses, we’re taught to heal. We maintain health and inspire hope in the patients we treat. This notion of healing others is what inspired many nurses to follow their calling and enter healthcare in the first place. It’s vital, critical work, but another field in nursing exists where the objective isn’t to cure. It’s ...

Practical Advice for Choosing Your Nursing Specialty

First, the question is: What do you want to be when you grow up? For all of our nursing students in Utah, they answered that the day they decided to apply to nursing school. But then there’s another question waiting: What kind of nurse do you want to be, now that you’ve grown up? Nurses work in ...

Second career as a nurse

Why You Should Consider Nursing As a Second Career

A second — or third, or fourth — career is a relatively new phenomenon. Our grandparents often had one job from the day they graduated high school or college until they retired, and it isn’t unlikely the case was similar for your parents. For most of human history, people have learned a trade or joined ...