How to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

A Certified Nursing Assistant, or CNA, is someone who assists patients that have healthcare needs. This is usually done under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

To become a CNA, you must not only have compassion, but also a desire to help other people. If you are this type of person, then becoming a CNA is an excellent career choice.

The healthcare industry growing at a rapid rate every single year, and the projections for Certified Nursing Assistants are expected to grow even faster. This exciting health career will not only be very rewarding, but it will provide you with the job security that everyone wants.

If you’re considering becoming a nurse aide, then you’re probably wondering exactly what does a CNA do? Most people don’t know this, but a CNA does much more than most people realize. For starters, a certified nurse aide spends more time with the patients than anyone else in the healthcare profession. Because a nurse aide spends so much time with the patients, it’s often like a very personal job. They often develop a very strong rapport with the patients, and sometimes know them better than anyone else. This means that a CNA must be very people oriented.

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Maastricht School of Management – the Netherlands

Most of the posts here deal with education and careers in the US. There are, however, so many great opportunities available in other parts of the world. Over the next months, we will highlight several options in Europe. Today we’ll tell you something more about a great MBA program in the Netherlands, to be precise: in Maastricht, the city of the treaty that has such an interesting historical background.

 .Maastricht School of Management (MSM) was founded in 1952 and is not only one of the oldest but also one of the most international business schools in the Netherlands. MSM has always been a pioneer in bringing cutting-edge management education to the developing and emerging world and in bridging cultures and countries.

MSM’s valuable contribution to the development of MBA education in low-income countries, fragile states, and transition economies was recognized by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) when it was selected as a finalist for the prestigious MBA Innovation award in 2014 and 2017.

Maastricht School of Management offers research-driven and internationally accredited MBA, Executive MBA, Master and Doctorate degree programs. MSM’s programs are accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Additionally, MSM’s residential MBA and Executive MBA programs are accredited by NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization).

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Beat the Competition-Get an Online Bachelors Degree

These days, it is really never too late to go back to college. More and more people are learning how simple it is to continue one’s learning by means of distance learning. Though elementary and high school levels of web-based education can be found, it is the college-level and professional online courses that are much more in demand. These are mainly popular with mature learners who are either too self-conscious or too busy to attend a conventional physical university, yet at the same time, want to get a college degree.

Not all people can afford or want to attend a regionally accredited college after graduating from high school. Other people will go on to college but are unable to graduate. Monetary situations, individual preferences or even some other conditions could make them take a career or do something else.

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LPN Programs in California

LPN programs in California, like LPN programs anywhere else in the country, are designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need to become Licensed Practical Nurses who can find lucrative employment in all kinds of different health care settings, not just in hospitals.

How Long Does it Take to Become an LPN?
The average LPN programs in California are appropriately 12-18 months in length. At the end of the program, graduates will take the state licensing test. It is worth noting that in California the term preferred these days is Licensed Vocational Nurse or LVN so it is that acronym you are likely to be hearing more often but it and LPN mean the same thing.

Can You Get Loans to attend LPN Programs in California?

The same Federal student loan options are available to those entering LPN programs in California as are available to any other kind of student. In addition, you may be able to qualify for Federal grants like the Pell grant if your income levels meet the guidelines. Some LPN programs in California also offer students the chance to apply for various nursing scholarships that help pay for a nursing education. If you are considering enrolling in LPN programs in California you should ask whether or not such scholarships are available to you.

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Nursing Schools in Las Vegas – 2 Great Options

In Nevada, as is the case all over the country there is a great need for trained nurses to fill all kinds of different nursing positions across the state. There are a number of nursing schools in Las Vegas but two of the largest and best respected are The College of Southern Nevada and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, both of which offer a variety of excellent nursing programs that qualify graduates to become nurses at various different levels.

Nursing Schools in Las Vegas – The College of Southern Nevada – Located in the bustling heart of Las Vegas The College of Southern Nevada offers basic nursing programs that allow students to become either nursing assistants – also known as CNAs – or licensed practical nurses. Both of these kinds of programs offer the very hands-on training students need to function in these positions which are usually very demanding as it is CNAs and LPNs who provide basic day to day care for patients of all ages.

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Is Online Education for Everyone?

Online Classes for any subject are classes that include text, a short video, and a practice test to see if you’ve understood the subject field. You might have read before that I work for BestGEDClasses.org, a website that offers free online GED classes. Our students are mostly 20+ adults who look for the opportunity to study independently, and where and when they feel comfortable.

The lessons are usually developed by qualified GED instructors and offer a unique learning experience. Some online GED classes are part of paid courses, while there are also quite a few free options available online. Here we’ll take a look at both options, so if you want to learn more about earning your GED diploma through online instruction, keep on reading.

To be able to follow online GED lessons, the only things you need are a computer and internet access. This article explains what you need to do to get ready for your GED online, but don’t forget to read through to the end of this article to understand that there are some obstacles in getting your education this way.

Be aware though that the most important factors are your commitment, determination, and ability to work independently. Online learning could be a fantastic option, but you need to learn and understand what you can expect. Learn how you can choose the best online prep class, or you may end up wasting your money and precious time.

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Just Out Of College – The Importance Of Your First Job

Graduation, and then…

Welcome to the Real World 

Probably your first year out of college will be full of uncertainty, you need to find your way between the young years and adulthood, and you’re discovering quite a bit about the real world. And the real world is challenging, and you may consider further education.  Gone are the days when your life was made up of partying.

studying for tests, sleeping, going to classes and spending time with your friends. Now you are facing the reality of a 9-to-5 duty and going to bed at 10 p.m. What’s more, there’s all the reason in the world to assume that your first occupation after graduation is the most crucial you are ever going to have.

Here are a few reasons why:

– You will quickly learn from your mistakes
In your first job, you are likely to get plenty of criticism about your attitude, your time management and how you operate with co-workers, but you will learn very quickly how to resolve these concerns.

Very soon you will be faced with the differences between college life and the professional world, and a lot will depend on how receptive you are to gaining knowledge from your blunders and how quickly you will develop new, constructive behavior and competencies.

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Laptop design can be a pain in the posture

Danielle Weatherbee knows that her notebook computer is her undoing, but she can’t help it. As a medical supplies saleswoman, she’s on the road constantly, spending much of the day hunched over her keyboard at coffee shops, on planes, in bed, even in cabs.

The painful result for the 29-year-old from Seattle is the same as it is for the growing legions of laptop users across the USA: Her neck and wrists ache. Her doctor warned her she already has the skeletal health of a 50- year-old. “But what can I really do?” wonders Weatherbee as she looks up from her Compaq laptop to take a sip of latte at a Coffee Lounge in Las Vegas. “My laptop is the only way to go for my work. I couldn’t live without it.”

Weatherbee’s woes are becoming increasingly common. The culprit: The keyboard and screen on laptops are too close to each other. College students, who increasingly are required to own laptops and use them in lecture halls built for 20th-century academic life, are having a particularly rough time.

When Duke University ergonomics guru Tamara James appeared before first-year medical students some months ago to raise their awareness of the computer posture problems they can expect to see in future patients, James was bombarded by ergonomics complaints from the students themselves. “They sit in lecture halls with built-in tables, hunched over their laptops eight hours a day, and you can see it’s very uncomfortable with them,” James says. “Even if they could move their chairs, which would be a help.”

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Support for Education

Apart from running an event company, I am also a high school teacher and I know how much how important education is for our community’s children and our community’s future.  During any given day I might work with a girl who can read but can’t infer from what she is reading, a boy who can infer but not while reading, one student who can write the most poetic prose, and another who tries hard but just can’t understand that a sentence needs a subject and a verb.

There is not a better investment we can make as a community than in our schools.

We owe it to our children to give them the best education possible, to provide them the opportunities to excel in their future careers, to prepare them to compete in the global market.

For the classroom, students with unique gifts and challenges can get the assistance they need and deserve.  Your support helps limit class size, provides resources, and offers the children of our community a wide variety of opportunities they otherwise just wouldn’t get.

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What is Personal Rebranding and Why it Matters

What exactly are you recognized for? What exactly do people point out about you after you have departed the room? How exactly can you influence your status to win that campaign or secure that new customer? For many years you have carefully concentrated on your personal brand, but what happens if you now would like to redesign yourself?

Things like this happen continuously. A marketing professional moves into retail. A technical professional wants to get into real estate. A financial expert wants to jump ship and become a sports coach. Your chosen path may look perfect to you, but exactly how can you encourage other people to accept your new professional identity, your brand, and more importantly, still take you seriously? Here you can find five steps that can be helpful in your efforts to reinvent (re-brand) yourself for the professional marketplace.

  • What’s Your Destination?
     First, you should establish a precise understanding of where you would like to go, and the expertise and skills required to get there. If you have been active in technology in recent years, you may possibly know everything about new marketing toys on the market, from Facebook to Foursquare. Yet can you successfully communicate that information to a non-technical crowd? Mastering the expertise you require will enable you to obtain the confidence needed to begin figuring out (and publicizing) yourself in your new individuality.

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