“I want to become a licensed medical perfusionist” says Julie Huong, a health care aide who lives in Nevada. “I am studying for my state’s licensing exam, but it has been hard to figure out what qualifications I need to earn my certification. I earned an Associate’s degree in pharmacy science a few years ago [...]Read More...
Health Care Education
Posted on October 21, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Posted on October 1, 2013 by Barry Lenson
A few years ago, Ife Muyiwa-Ojo’s career seemed steady and secure. He was working as a network/database engineer for an Internet company in Atlanta, GA. But then during the economic downturn, his company started downsizing and “moving people around,” as Ife puts it.Read More...
“I lost my position and was offered another but I declined,” Ife explains [...]
Posted on September 25, 2013 by Barry Lenson
If you’re thinking about going back to college to complete a degree in nursing, you’re about to make a wise decision. Here are some of good reasons why more and more adults are choosing nursing as their new careers . . .
Nursing is in demand. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the demand for nurses [...]Read More...
Posted on July 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
What’s the quickest way to start earning a degree in nursing?Read More...
The answer to that question is simple. The fastest way is probably to enroll in one of those colleges that advertise aggressively on television and billboards. If you visit one of those schools, you’ll get a sales pitch. A financial counselor will hook you up [...]
Posted on July 20, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Back in the ancient days when I went to college, few of us had any idea why we were going to college. We lined up and paid our tuition simply because the thought that college was a “good thing” to do, or because a college was a good place to “find ourselves” or have a [...]Read More...
Posted on July 12, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Eric HooverRead More...
Over the next year, several changes large and small will update the current ICD guidelines. These will affect the way advanced nursing certification courses are taught, and those working in the medical field will have to adjust to the ever-evolving landscape of medical coding.
As a refresher, the International Classification of Diseases (also known as [...]
Posted on June 22, 2013 by Barry Lenson
What’s the best career for you? If that question is on your mind this summer, the editors at StraighterLine found some online tests that can help you decide. Most of them are free, and they can help you discover the career that suits you best.
John Holland Career Aptitude Test. This test takes 20-30 minutes to [...]Read More...
Posted on June 19, 2013 by Barry Lenson
For the last 21 years, Jennifer Howe has been enjoying a successful career at Scripps Health, a nonprofit consortium of four hospitals located in San Diego. But when she discovered StraighterLine recently, her career began to move forward in new ways.Read More...
“I started with Scripps as a Unit Secretary, went to school to get my LVN [...]
Posted on May 9, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Make no mistake about it. Careers in nursing are booming.Read More...
The U.S. government’s authoritative Occupational Outlook Handbook predicts that more than 581,500 new jobs will be created for nurses though 2018. The Handbook also reports that the median salary for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses is now $40,380, and that the median salary for Nursing [...]
Posted on May 6, 2013 by Guest Blogger
By Danielle KoonsRead More...
Whether you’re taking nursing classes or enrolled in an online nursing program, or even if you just know someone who is pursing their nursing degree online, we think you’ll appreciate Danielle Koons’ following post dedicated to all nurses for Nurse Appreciation Week.
As you may know, National Nurses Week, aka Nurse Appreciation Week, is [...]
Categories: Health Care Education
Posted on April 24, 2013 by Barry Lenson
This week, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is hosting its ICD-10-CM/PCS and Computer-Assisted Coding (CAC) summit in Baltimore.Read More...
That might not strike you as the top news story of the day, but the fact is that computer-assisted coding (CAC) could have a much bigger impact on your life than today’s baseball scores or tonight’s weather report.
Posted on March 17, 2013 by Barry Lenson
I was in tenth grade, visiting my best high school friend. We suddenly noticed that people were talking loudly outside his house. We went out and saw that a group of neighbors was standing around a man who had fallen down and was lying on the sidewalk. The man lay still. He looked ashen. The [...]Read More...
Posted on February 4, 2013 by Barry Lenson
As we’ve noted before on this blog, the demand for medical billers and coders is increasing steadily. There are many reasons why. Perhaps the most important reason is that the number of healthcare providers is growing fast in America. There are now urgent care centers, diagnostic centers, short-term surgical centers, and other care providers that [...]Read More...
Posted on January 20, 2013 by Barry Lenson
There’s no doubt about the fact that a flu epidemic (or near-epidemic anyhow) is happening right now across the United States. If you doubt it, a map that you can see online at the KYPost blog will convince you that the epidemic really is happening.Read More...
That post also contains state-by-state information on just how bad the [...]
Categories: Health Care Education
Posted on January 14, 2013 by Barry Lenson
Sooner or later in your school years, you are going to have to pass a test that asks you to name the parts of a cell. (NOT a cellphone, the other kind of cell.) The funny thing is, at some point it might actually be useful to know how a cell functions, and what its [...]Read More...