You may be familiar with Florence Nightingale and her outstanding accomplishments in the nursing field. But how much do you really know about her? Here are five facts about Nightingale’s life that may surprise you.
1. Her parents didn’t want her to enter the nursing field.
Nightingale’s affluent British family ran with some of the most elite social circles in the country. But while her parents took great pride in climbing the social ladder, Nightingale preferred to avoid the limelight. She took an interest in philanthropy at an early age, caring for ill and poor people in her village. By the time she was 16 years old, Nightingale had decided that nursing was her calling.
It shouldn't be a surprise to you–being bilingual has definitive benefits over speaking only one language. Since when has being bilingual been viewed as a bad thing? It hasn't, and it never will be. In fact, more and more businesses are looking to hire employees with a bilingual background. The healthcare industry is no different.
If you're anything like me, I bet you wish you would have paid closure attention in Spanish class. If you're not, congratulations! You're one step closure to landing a well-paying job. Click on the infograph below to find out the benefits of a bilingual education:
This Valentine's Day, the love bug is highly contagious and the only cure is to share special healthcare-themed cards.
Do you have a special someone that's off the charts or makes your heart beat faster? Want to spread some cheer to a classmate, teacher or boss? Tell them just how vital they are with these Valentine's Day cards that are specially designed for healthcare professionals.
Click on a thumbnail below to print cards for cutting out and sharing below. You can even make your own card from the templates included below.
Everything you need to know for the first step to nursing school.
If you've considered applying for nursing school, you've probably heard about the TEAS. While people seem to be more familiar with the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations, the TEAS is a common preadmission test used by many nursing programs. TEAS, which stands for Test of Essential Academic Skills, is administered through Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Nursing Education. The test is a basic aptitude test designed to identify students who would succeed in nursing school and who have the ability to think like a nurse. While all examinations can seem a bit daunting, it's important to remember that it's another step to figuring out if nursing school truly is for you.
ATLANTA, GA. - (Jan, 19, 2011) - All three Javelin Technical Training Center schools, top post-secondary healthcare education providers within the Atlanta area, have changed their name to Medtech Institute.