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4 Simple Rules for Retaining Information in College

By the time you’re ready to take classes to become a nurse, medical assistant, or dental lab technician, you’ve already completed years of schooling. Throughout high school and other college programs you develop skills and studying habits — which can be a benefit, or detriment, when you’re ready to go back to school. Healthcare programs are ...

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.   ...

Sneaky but Common Writing Mistakes on College Essays

Writing is a skill you can work on for the rest of your life. You can memorize grammar rules, learn certain tricks, and gain a larger vocabulary over time, but you never become a perfect writer … just a better one. At Ameritech, writing is a part of all of our curricula, because it’s such ...

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 ...

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 ...

5 Ways to Make Studying Less of a Chore

Studying is a huge part of any school program, but it’s bigger than most if you’re studying healthcare, because everything you learn is essential to future patients’ wellbeing. Whether you’re a medical assisting, DLT, or nursing student in Utah—or anywhere—you have a lot to memorize, practice, and read. You only have a certain number of months to learn and ...