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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 ...

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 ...

5 Things You Should Know about Psychiatric Nursing

Mental illness finds a way of touching all of us, either directly and personally or through our friends and family, the people we love. It’s a confounding form of illness because it so often eludes logic. Affected people and families can feel hopeless, but there is comfort knowing that countless professionals are in the world ...