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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, ...

NCLEX Wednesday #14 – Test-Taking Strategies

All right. After a series of tips about specific topics you’re probably going to see on the National Council Licensure Examination, we have some more general NCLEX study tips for you. Studying all of the material is hugely important, and knowing the different kinds of questions you’ll see is critical too, but you also need strategies to tackle the whole ...

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 ...

Friend or Foe? Using Your Smartphone Smartly During School

We all know there was a world before smartphones, even if we can’t really remember it. They’re everywhere, completely integrated into our world, but especially for students. According to Nielson, over 85% of the 18-34 demographic owns and uses a smart phone. At AmeriTech this means all of our healthcare students have smartphones, which can be good ...

NCLEX Wednesday #12 – The 8 Steps of Question Analysis

Answering questions on the NCLEX requires knowledge and strategy. Knowing the material is hugely important, but understanding NCLEX questions and how you go about using that knowledge to answer those questions is equally important, because the National Council Licensure Examination requires strategy to put your nursing knowledge to good use. In our last two sets of NCLEX study ...

Tackling NCLEX Alternate Format Questions: Practice Questions and Tips

While last week’s NCLEX study tips offered strategies for multiple choice questions , this week, we are focusing on alternate format NCLEX practice questions and our best tips for answering them correctly. Remember that when you study for the NCLEX, it’s all about questions—not just what they ask, but how they ask. That’s where our helpful tips ...

10 Tips for Creating Your Ideal Study Space

Sometimes, where you study is just as important as what you study. Numerous studies have found that the place—or “context’—in which you study affects how you’ll remember that information. Of course every student knows this, since all of us have tried to read in a loud cafe or at an aunt’s house on Thanksgiving or while a roommate is ...

NCLEX Wednesday #10 – Multiple Choice

Content’s one thing, but what about the format of NCLEX questions? That’s what we’re addressing in this week’s NCLEX study tips: How to strategize for multiple choice questions. If you’ve heard anything about National Council Licensure Examination, you probably know that the majority of the questions on it will be in a multiple choice format. Others will be ...