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10 Cover Letter Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

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Avoid these common pitfalls and write a cover letter that shines A cover letter is the perfect opportunity to market yourself to a potential employer. You can use your cover letter to highlight your achievements and explain how your experience will be of benefit to the employer. It’s important to take a little extra time to polish your cover letter and avoid these common mistakes: Pitfall #1. Using a generic cover letter Even though it is time consuming, you should tailor every cover letter you write to the specific job application. Make sure you read the job ad carefully, and see what the employer is looking for. This way you can highlight how your skills are a good fit with the specific job skills the employer wants. You should even…
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5 Special Qualities of Practical Nurses

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Compassion and interpersonal skills are two of the top traits needed in this job Being a Practical Nurse is an important career that makes a positive impact on people’s lives at a time when they need help the most. In this job, you will be expected to monitor patients’ vital signs, provide the basic care they need, help them with basic comforts, offer a listening ear, and communicate with their healthcare team about their needs. What kind of qualities does it require to succeed in a job like this? The Occupational Outlook Handbook has listed 6 Key Qualities that are helpful to have if you are a practical nurse. Take a moment and consider where your strengths lie, and whether a career as a practical nurse makes sense for you.…
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5 Easy New Year’s Resolutions To Improve Your Health

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Sometimes setting easier resolutions works better than making ambitious ones  Are you going to turn over a new leaf in the New Year? Exercise every day, lose weight, keep the house clean, stop smoking, and teach yourself a foreign language? If so, then this article is not for you. But if you are like many of us who break our resolutions by January 15, then read on! We are promoting 5 ideas for simple New Year’s resolutions that you can keep. They may not be earth-shattering or life-changing, but little by little, they can help to improve your health and wellness, and what’s more, they may put you in the right frame of mind to take on more ambitious goals as the year goes on! Resolution #1: Step your way…
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10 Resume Tips for Nursing Jobs

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If you are looking for nursing and allied health jobs, use these tips today! If you are looking for a nursing job or a job in the field of allied health, your resume is the first thing a potential employer will want to see. Whether you are applying for a job online, emailing your resume to someone, or handing a resume directly to a hiring manager, you want your resume to stand out. Remember, a resume is your way of marketing yourself to employers, so you want it to emphasize your most important work experience and clinical skills. And as much as possible, you want your skills to match the skills that appear in the job ad. Help, I don’t have any job experience to put on my resume! Some…
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8 Ways to Prevent the Flu from Spreading

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Students in training for healthcare careers should take special note What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of preventing the flu and other contagious illnesses? Washing your hands? Covering your mouth when you cough? The Centers for Disease Control has one recommendation that ranks as #1: Get a flu shot! Have you gotten yours yet? Every year, the flu spreads across the country.  The peak months are typically December through February. Read these tips to find out what you can do to help the spread of this serious disease. Tip #1. “Get the flu shot,” says the CDC According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), getting the flu shot is the “single best way to prevent seasonal flu.” If you have health insurance, flu shots…
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Salter School of Nursing and Seacoast Career Schools Work Together for Positive Change

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Salter School of Nursing and Seacoast Career schools combine to collect over 1,300 items for local food bank Manchester, NH. Hunger is an important issue in the United States, and this fact is drawn into sharp focus in Manchester, New Hampshire, where 1 in 5 children is food insecure. Throughout the state of New Hampshire, it is estimated that over 42,000 children are food insecure.* Our food drive at the Salter School of Nursing is helping to raise awareness of this issue. We are proud to be partnering with the New Hampshire Food Bank to help the families and children of New Hampshire who are food insecure. The Food Bank works with hundreds of groups throughout the state to help collect food donations. The Salter School of Nursing is so…
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5 Great Reasons to Work at a Nursing Home

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Working as a Licensed Nursing Assistant or Patient Care Technician has its benefits As the baby boomer population is aging, there is a continuing need for quality retirement options, independent living facilities, assisted living options, and long-term nursing care. How do you find a job in a long-term care nursing home? There are several entry-level options that require relatively short training programs that can be completed in 1 to 2 years. One is the Nursing Assistant. Nursing Assistants may also be called Nurses’ Aides, Certified Nurse’s Aides, Licensed Nursing Assistants, or other titles, according to your state’s Board of Nursing. Nursing Assistants usually report to Registered Nurses. They are responsible for helping patients with their basic needs, whether it is getting dressed in the morning, being pushed in a wheelchair,…
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Special Qualities of Licensed Nursing Assistants

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To become a Licensed Nursing Assistant in New Hampshire, you need to be a special sort of person. Nursing assistants have jobs that are physically demanding and emotionally demanding at the same time. They give an incredible amount of energy, attention, and compassion to their patients as they work to provide for their basic needs and comfort.   Imagine being in a hospital or a nursing home after an operation. You might be unable to walk or unable to sit up on your own. You might need help getting dressed or combing your hair. Who is there to help you? Most likely, it is a nursing assistant. Nursing assistants play a very important role in serving patients and helping them accomplish their basic tasks of daily living. But the job…
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Practical Nursing Program Earns New Hampshire Board of Nursing Approval

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As one of the nursing programs approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing, the Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health is proud to present its practical nurse training program. Working as a practical nurse is an admirable career that attracts professionals who are passionate about helping others. What Practical Nurses Do What does a practical nurse do? Practical nurses are important members of nursing teams. They provide basic nursing care to patients, and are typically supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN). They are expected to perform a wide range of duties on the job. In the Salter School’s practical nurse training program, students get hands-on experience in learning these important practical nursing skills: How to correctly and safely administer medications How to measure and record a patient’s vital…
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How to take control of your next job interview

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Sometimes no matter how much training you have under your belt, sitting through a job interview can be nerve-racking. Let’s be honest, it’s an overwhelming process. The last thing you would want is to be in the middle of it and realize you’ve forgotten something or being asked something you weren’t prepared for.Never fear, the career services specialists at Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health are here to help prepare for your big job interview. Here are a few tips to consider:Be on time: This is huge. This is your first opportunity to make a great impression. Arrive for your appointment at least 10 to 15 minutes early, just in case the company requires you to fill out paperwork.Be prepared: Always arrive at the interview with three copies of your resume…
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