May 2017

  • 6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 

    6 Qualities Every Nurse Needs: Is Nursing Right for You? 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Nursing is a growing field, and a popular entry point into a career in medicine. The work may be unglamorous and demanding, but it is deeply rewarding: As a nurse, you have the power to save lives and make a real difference for your patients. Unlike many other jobs, becoming a nurse requires you to go through a significant amount of education and training. Before you commit to the cost and time of nursing school, it’s important to be sure that this career is right for you. Here are eight questions to ask yourself before you take your first class: 1. Are you a good communicator? Nurses are constantly communicating: listening to patients and their families, giving important medical information, and working with other nurses and d ...

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  • 3 Ways to Get Started in a Nursing Career 

    3 Ways to Get Started in a Nursing Career 
    Beth Dumbauld

    Are you driven to help others? Inspired by the possibility of saving and improving lives? For many people entering the nursing field, there’s a feeling that they didn’t choose nursing—it chose them. But even if you are sure that you want to become a nurse, you’ll need to plan ahead for your education, training, and on-the-job experience. Fortunately, there are several ways to get started as a nurse. By choosing a path that fits your current lifestyle, you can begin working toward your new career, and even start working while you complete your education. Here are three options worth considering. 1. Start working right away as an orderly, attendant or nursing aide Ready to start helping people and providing care to those in need ...

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  • Here’s How To Learn Math and Do it Well

    Here’s How To Learn Math and Do it Well
    Beth Dumbauld

    If you don't know how to learn math, it has an impact on your ability to earn a college degree. Your age, past math experience or attitude of "I am not a math person" doesn't stop you from starting to understand math and solve problems with confidence right now! There are many steps you can take to become the math student you were destined to be. Here are a few ways: Master basic arithmetic Ease into advanced math subjects Take classes in order Remember key principles Apply math to other subjects Use basic math to exceed in advanced math Apply math to your future career Don't laugh, sometimes it’s good to go back to the basics if you need it. If elementary school didn’t help you grasp basic math: adding, su ...

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