(Sham)Rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day Activities

by Carmela Nazareno on March 10, 2015

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We’re only a week away from St. Patrick’s Day! This holiday not only gives us an excuse to wear the green-colored clothing we have tucked away in our closets, it also allows us to celebrate the rich Irish culture in a fun and festive way. If you so happen to be a school-based professional in search of themed activities to do on this day, look no further than our top picks for (Sham)Rockin’ St. Patrick’s Day-themed Classroom Activities: [click to continue…]

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So You Want to Become an OT?

by Carmela Nazareno on March 3, 2015

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If your passion is helping people achieve a better quality of life, then you’re on the right track considering a career in healthcare. Nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals share this same passion, but there are few occupations that truly make it possible for people to achieve independence and enjoy life to its fullest. One of those is occupational therapy. [click to continue…]

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Tips for Fitting in as a Healthcare Traveler

by Tera Tuten on February 24, 2015

travel-nursing-tips-first-timeIt is the night before your first day at a new travel assignment. Even if you are an experienced healthcare professional, you may be nervous. It is never easy being the new person. Starting fresh can be both good and bad. It is exciting to get to know people and learn new things. But it can be intimidating not knowing your way around or anyone’s names.

As a traveler, it can be even a little trickier to get to know people. Co-workers may feel you will not be around long, which means they may not make an attempt to get to know you. But there are several things you can do to fit in as a nurse traveler. [click to continue…]

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School Psychology FAQs

by Carmela Nazareno on February 17, 2015

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Most of us have a general understanding of what a psychologist does: provide mental health care. But did you know that there are more than 56 different divisions of the American Psychological Association? In the U.S. alone, there were 160,200 reported psychologist jobs in 2012, a majority of which were clinical, counseling, and school positions. Speaking of schools, psychologists working in schools are called, well, School Psychologists. Here are few frequently asked questions about this fast-growing healthcare profession:  [click to continue…]

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Speech Therapy Activities So Lovely & Sweet

by Carmela Nazareno on February 10, 2015

Love is in the air… but your Valentine’s Day-themed lesson plan shouldn’t be! On today’s post, we’re sharing our favorite Valentine’s Day speech therapy ideas that don’t require too much time or effort to prepare. Did we mention that they are available for FREE? Makes them that much sweeter, doesn’t it?

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5 Things New Nurses Need to Know Before Their First Shift

by Carmela Nazareno on February 3, 2015

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You did it. You’ve successfully completed nursing school. You’ve survived exams, clinicals, and more all-nighters than most people can handle.  Your vigorous job hunt has led you to your very first job as a nurse and you can’t wait to make your debut in the real nursing world. Keep in mind: nursing school may not have taught you everything you need to know to make your first day on the job as great as it can be. Here are a five things you should know before taking that first shift:  [click to continue…]

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