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8 Steps for Becoming a Registered Nurse

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 ...

NCLEX Wednesday #15 – NCLEX Lab Values

It’s that time again. Wherever you are in the process of studying for the National Council Licensure Examination, the study tips we’ve assembled in this series and our free ebook should help you pass the NCLEX. For this set of NCLEX study tips, we’re going to do something a little different. Instead of giving you a handful of ...

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.   ...

5 Tips for Going Back to School Later in Life

It’s never too late to start a meaningful career. At Ameritech College of Healthcare, we have students of all ages, from new high school graduates to professionals with decades of experience in nursing and other industries. What unites them is a shared passion for healthcare. We think that studying nursing, medical assisting, and dental lab technology ...

6 Things to Keep in Mind While Studying for Finals

It’s easy to panic when final exams approach. Suddenly you forget almost everything you learned in the term, and the prospect of multiple exams, one right after the other, is daunting if not petrifying. We’ve been through the process many times ourselves, so we know the feeling. We also know panicking and worrying don’t do ...

10 Commandments of APA Formatting for Healthcare Students

Anyone working within the realm of social and behavioral sciences is familiar with the “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,” or what most of us refer to as APA Style. When you’re in school for healthcare, APA Style is going to be your go-to guide for every paper you write. By the end of ...

5 Books Nurses Should Read Before Graduation

Even after you’ve graduated and moved on to a new, exciting job, there will be pieces of your education that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Sometimes it’s valuable lessons from a favorite instructor. Sometimes it’s friends and loved ones you gather along the way. Other times, it’s the books you read ...

10 Tips to Sleep Better During School

You’re probably not sleeping enough. A recent National Geographic study reported that the average American sleeps less than seven hours a night, and that 40% of the whole country is sleep-deprived. With class, clinical, personal responsibilities, and hours of studying every day, healthcare students can rank among the worst sleepers, despite learning in their Medical Assisting and ...