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8 Benefits of a Holistic Nursing Education

Our online RN-BSN degree completion program is our newest at Ameritech, but it’s founded on decades of thoughtful research and practice in the field of nursing. We built the curriculum around the recommendations in The Future of Nursing Report and the standards from the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). We love holistic nursing education, because we ...

What the Future of Nursing Report Says about the BSN

When the Institute of Medicine (IOM) speaks, people listen. When it releases a report, people read (and quite often develop policy around) its findings. In 2010 the IOM released The Future of Nursing Report, an exhaustive analysis of the current state of nursing in the U.S., where it was heading, and where it should go. ...

How to Survive Your First Week in Nursing School

Nursing school is a journey—a long one, and the beginning is always the most difficult. Your first week in nursing school will be full of excitement and fear, stress and joy, and at times it will feel impossible. Of course it isn’t. The 2.9 million nurses in America today all went through the same feelings and things ...

How to Cope with Loss As a Nurse

  You hear about it a lot in nursing school, and sometimes you even encounter it in a clinical. Death is a reality of life, something everyone has to deal with—nurses more than most. In just about every nursing specialty, you’re going to come across death, and part of learning to become a nurse is learning how ...

10 Ways to Keep in Touch During School

We’ve written before about the rewards and challenges of having a smartphone during school. They’re a reality of modern education, and one of the greatest benefits of them is the connection to loved ones they provide. School is hard, especially for healthcare students. Whether you’re studying to be a Nurse, Medical Assistant, or Dental Lab Technician, ...

8 Signs You’re Already Thinking Like a Nurse

No one knows when it officially happens. One day, you’re just another nursing school student. The next, and your outlook and instincts just feel … different. That’s the effect knowledge can have on you. At some point, all the studying and training to be a nurse suddenly makes you think like one. It might hit you during ...

The Most Common Writing Mistakes on College Essays

Whether you’re studying to be a Nurse, Medical Assistant, or Dental Lab Technician, you’re going to have to write essays in school. Essays are an integral part of education, and for good reason. They aren’t just busywork, but times to practice and prepare for writing reports and analyzing patient information. Catching typos and errors can benefit your ...

NCLEX Wednesday #13 – Therapeutic Communication

Wherever you are in nursing school, you’ve already learned that part of being a great nurse is being a great communicator. How you speak and listen to patients is hugely important to successful treatment—something even the writers of NCLEX questions know. When you take the National Council Licensure Examination, there’s a good chance you’ll come across questions ...