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ATC Pride Award: Stephen Berendson, BSN student

We couldn’t be prouder of our students at Ameritech College of Healthcare. Every day we see students bring their time, energy, empathy, and courage to the classroom and clinical settings beyond. We created our ATC Pride Award to recognize some of these hardworking, lifesaving students we have the pleasure of working alongside day after day. This ...

5 Nursing Specialties That Require a BSN Degree

At Ameritech, we believe a baccalaureate education is so important to nursing that we created an online RN-BSN degree completion program as a compliment to our well-known associate degree pre-licensure program. As the Future of Nursing report and other studies have demonstrated, earning your BSN degree makes you a better nurse and better prepared for ...

A Guide to the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Nursing

You know about the benefits of earning your BSN degree — having a BSN better prepares you for higher education, opens up more future employment opportunities, and will make you better at your job. The Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report demonstrated that nurses with at least a baccalaureate degree are more confident in ...

The Lesser-Known Benefits of Being a Nurse Manager

Nurse managers exist in two worlds: They’re simultaneously staff and management, very often working alongside the same nurses they oversee. That, like a lot of aspects of nursing management, can be challenging. As nurses ourselves, we know working as a nurse manager can also be rewarding and fulfilling, so if management is one of the reasons ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...