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Embrace the Power of Positive Thinking

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Here are techniques for getting your mind into a better and more productive space If you’re dealing with stress about work, school, or family, you’re not alone. Many of us struggle with negative feelings. The important thing is not to let a bad attitude get in the way of enjoying your life or achieving your goals. It can take some discipline to keep yourself in a more positive place, but once you start noticing it, you’ll find it can become a habit. Some people even believe that positive thinking is powerful enough to transform almost any situation. You should experiment and see for yourself! So here are suggestions for ways to let go of that negative thinking and get in touch with the power you have within you to think…
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Welcome Chelcie Krier: New Director of Career Services

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Meet the new staff member who brings energy to this important, student-focused role Current students and alumni should introduce themselves to Chelcie Krier, our new Director of Career Services. She can assist you with resume writing, interview skills and other job search preparations, as well as helping you find and prioritize job offers. Read the article to learn more about the important services she can provide to help you! Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is proud to introduce Chelcie Krier as the new Director of Career Services. Chelcie is dedicated to assisting students and alumni in securing employment within their fields of study. She provides students with employment referrals as well as training on techniques that will support their career searches. Chelcie’s first day was December 4th. She…
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How to Choose a Career

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Suggestions for finding a job field that’s a good fit for you Are you trying to decide what kind of work you’d like to do? If you’re getting ready to graduate from high school, this is probably a decision that’s weighing on your mind. Or you might be a mom who wants to get back into the workforce, now that your kids are a bit older. But even if you’re just someone who’d like to have a job that aligns better with your interests and skills, the process of choosing a career can seem overwhelming. This article breaks it down into some concrete steps, to help you feel positive about getting started making a professional change that will suit you. As with so many tasks in life, the key to…
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The Work of Practical Nurses in a Nursing Home

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This essential healthcare role makes a difference in the lives of many patients If you’re considering a career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), one of the environments where you would be qualified to work is a nursing home. In working directly with patients, LPNs provide everyday care at the bedside. This is especially essential in an environment like a nursing home, where patients are generally living long-term. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than a third of LPNs work in nursing and residential care facilities. The aging of the current population and the growing needs of those who are disabled translates into a need for practical nurses in these environments. Here we offer an overview of the LPN profession, as well as some insight into what this…
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Tips for Setting Goals You Can Achieve in 2018

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Use these tricks to set yourself up for a successful and productive year What’s the best way to make sure 2018 lives up to your expectations? Set some goals for yourself, and then systematically work towards them over the course of the year. That way a year from now you can find yourself in a new situation—whether it’s a new job, a savings account, or maybe even going back to school. The steps you take between now and then are what makes the difference! Easier said than done, we know. So here are some suggestions for ways to get focused in the new year on setting goals, and some tips for how to achieve them: Clarify what you want It’s hard to work towards a goal unless you have a…
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The Importance of Compassion in Nursing

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This is one of the aspects that makes practicing this profession an art Many of us already think of nurses as pros at caretaking. These healthcare professionals specialize in paying attention to the needs of their patients, and thoughtfully and carefully responding with kindness as well as knowledgeable skills. But there’s a reason nursing is considered an art, and not just a science. Recent studies show that compassion is more than a pleasant bonus in this line of work. Patients actually do better when the people caring for them make a connection, show empathy, and are skilled communicators. If you’re interested in nursing as a career, we’ve got a few suggestions for ways to make sure you’re giving your patients your best. How to boost your compassionate care There are…
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How Nurses Make the Holidays Special

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Patients benefit from the spirit these professionals bring—especially at this time of year For most of us, the holidays come loaded with expectations and traditions, but being a patient during this time—whether it’s having testing done or a stay in a hospital or nursing care facility—can be challenging. It means being away from the comforts of home as well as friends and family. But caring for others is the essence of the holiday spirit, and if you’re a nurse, or training to work in the nursing profession, you know that patients count on you for nearly all aspects of their care. At the holidays, these healthcare professionals “on the front lines” play an even greater role. It may be hard, as a nurse, to be away from your own loved…
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Are You Using LinkedIn Yet?

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Are you about to graduate from a training program and ready to look for your first job? Are you considering a job change? Are you looking for a way to stay up-to-date on what's going on in your profession? Do you want to connect with other people who work in your field? Then, LinkedIn is the social media networking tool for you. Professionals in all types of industries create LinkedIn profiles to highlight their work experience, look for jobs, connect with people in their professions, and share knowledge, timely news, and information. It can really widen the path of opportunities and possibilities for you. So, what's the first step you should take? Keep reading to find out. It's time to create an account! If you don't have an LinkedIn account,…
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What to expect as a nursing professional

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A peek inside this rewarding career Do you have a long tradition in your family of choosing nursing as a profession? Have you known since you were very young that you wanted to be a nurse, or did you make the decision recently? Have you dived deeply into research as to the type of nursing you would like to specialize in or are you still deciding? Do you have plans to stay close to home once you find a job or move to a different state? New Practical Nursing student nametags are ready for our new class! At Salter Nursing in Manchester, we welcomed 23 new practical nursing students on December 11th. They are enthusiastic about taking this first step onto the exciting and dynamic career path toward becoming a…
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6 Qualities Healthcare Employers Want in Their Employees

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Characteristics of a Desirable Healthcare Worker During your job search, you will be busy preparing your resume, researching potential employers, and practicing your interview skills. Preparing for your healthcare job interview will help you appear more confident and knowledgeable during your interview. Going into your first job interview might be intimidating because you’re not sure what to expect. You might wonder how you can stand out from the other job candidates and impress potential employers. What qualities are healthcare employers looking for in their employees? Below, Salter Nursing offers job seekers six qualities that healthcare employers frequently look for in their future staff. These characteristics may help you build the confidence to get a job in your field: 1. Communication skills Communication skills are crucial to participate in any nursing or healthcare…
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