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    Answers to the Health Care Reform Debate IQ Quiz

    Answers to the Health Care Reform Debate IQ Quiz
    AllHealthcare created the Health Care Reform Debate IQ quiz to test how much you know about the current debate about health care reform. Here's the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Health Care Reform Debate IQ quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) To be eligible for Medicaid, you have to ...
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    Get Competitive: Increase Your Hiring Potential with a Bachelor's Degree

    Get Competitive: Increase Your Hiring Potential with a Bachelor's Degree
    We all know that the best way to get ahead in your career is to advance your education. But really, what can a Bachelor's degree do for you? If you are going to spend a few thousands dollars of your money and four years of your time, you want to make sure you are going to get something great in return. ...
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    Grey's Anatomy: How Not to Pay for School

    Grey's Anatomy: How Not to Pay for School
    On Grey's Anatomy, the popular television series about doctors in training, Dr. Isobel (Izzie) Stevens, the beautiful blond surgeon played by Katherine Heigl, puts herself through medical school as an underwear model under the fictional alias “Bethany Whisper." During the show's first season, Izzie often gets recognized by male patients, but defends her choice to other residents, pointing out that she ...
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    Boomers Go Back in Search of Healthcare Career

    Boomers Go Back in Search of Healthcare Career
    Community colleges help midlife students retool DALLAS -- Downsized and depressed, Leigh Hoes was approaching 50 and wondering what to do with the rest of her work life. Then one day, as she leafed through a course catalog that had arrived in the mail from Richland College in Dallas, the idea came to her. Why not work in a pharmacy, dispensing ...
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    Five Holiday-Break Activities to Advance Your Career

    Five Holiday-Break Activities to Advance Your Career
    You're done with exams, and now it's time for holiday break. Three straight weeks of couch lounging and video games sounds great when you're up to your eyeballs in coursework, but it isn't very productive long term. Why not devote some time and energy to one or more of these five low-key activities that will leave you in better career shape ...
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    Program Helps Teens Take Pulse of Medical Fields

    Program Helps Teens Take Pulse of Medical Fields
    The Health Professions Program for High School Seniors is a Cooperative Effort of Berks Career & Technology Center, Penn State Berks and Reading Hospital In the blood bank lab at Reading Hospital, Sandy Kamel studied samples and figured out blood types. Elsewhere in the hospital, Hayli L'Esperance watched a physical therapist get a patient up and moving, and Tiffany Jones followed ...
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    Heading Back to School?

    If you've decided to pursue a higher degree in healthcare, you may need a little help getting organized. Try these survival tips for juggling work, school and your personal life. Choose Your Program Carefully Many schools tailor programs to working healthcare professionals by offering evening and weekend classes. Some schools provide distance learning opportunities, which allow students to take courses via ...
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    Pursue a Health Career with a Four-Year Degree

    Pursue a Health Career with a Four-Year Degree
    You'd like to work in healthcare, but you don't want to spend years in school becoming a physician or dentist? Well, how about exploring your career options if you "only" have a bachelor's degree? There are plenty of opportunities available. Here are just four of the many healthcare careers that require a bachelor's degree, but not necessarily more. Resources • Health ...
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    A DPT in Your Future?

    In 2000, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) set forth a vision statement that by 2020, every practicing physical therapist would be trained at the doctoral level, earning a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). This level of education is essential, according to the APTA, given the growing body of knowledge in physical therapy and the needs of an aging America. "The ...
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    CE for Radiologic Technologists

    CE for Radiologic Technologists
    Continuing education's diverse formats, topics and sources are helping radiologic technologists (RTs) fulfill their educational requirements -- in a variety of budgets, schedules and learning styles. Each year, roughly 15,000 new and renewed continuing-education (CE) activities become available to RTs, estimates Becky Kruse, former director of continuing education for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), which reviews approximately half of ...
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    Get into Radiologic Technology School

    Get into Radiologic Technology School
    If you think that getting into a radiologic technology (RT) education program should be easy given the shortage of rad tech professionals, think again. The fact is that RT programs are turning away would-be students who don’t meet what is often the strict criteria for admission. “It is not easy to get in,” says Jane Saball, a student at Bethesda Memorial ...
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    Manage Your Health Care Continuing Education Units

    Manage Your Health Care Continuing Education Units
    If you're like most healthcare professionals, you'll want to renew the licenses and certifications you worked so hard to attain. That typically means completing a certain number of continuing-education units (CEUs) every year or two (or three or four or five, depending on the requirements of the licensure and certification bodies in your state and profession). If only fulfilling your CEU ...
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    New Incentives for Students of Respiratory Therapy

    New Incentives for Students of Respiratory Therapy
    The statistics alone might lead you to explore a career as a respiratory therapist. The US Bureau of Labor predicts about 36,000 new respiratory therapists will be needed by 2010, and the respiratory care field is already experiencing a significant shortage of practitioners. But if you need more motivation to explore the field, consider this: In many cases, once you've earned ...
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    Learning from a Distance

    In the past decade, distance education has expanded from correspondence courses and use of interactive audio and video to Web-based courses that meet in a virtual classroom on the Internet. Fifty-one percent of respondents to a survey by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported offering distance education courses. Many nursing programs are also using distance education technologies to complement ...
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    Rad Technologists Advance with Distance Learning

    Rad Technologists Advance with Distance Learning
    For working professionals who want to move into or up within the hot field of medical imaging, there's a new game in town -- Internet-based distance-learning programs. Many colleges offer online programs that allow practicing radiologic technologists (RTs) to complete a bachelor's degree. A unique graduate program helps career changers fast-track into entry-level technologist positions. Another allows students to obtain a ...
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    Answers to the Would You Pass the NCLEX? Quiz

    Answers to the Would You Pass the NCLEX? Quiz
    AllHealthcare created the Would You Pass the NCLEX? quiz to test how well you know your health care acronyms. Here are the answers! h4. Don't cheat! If you haven't taken the Alphabet Soup: How Well Do You Know Your Healthcare Acronyms? quiz yet, go take it first! See answers on the next page... [page] 1) Why is developing a vaccine for ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

    Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
    A Bachelor of Science in Health Administration provides a balance of health sciences knowledge with business administration skills. The degree is awarded by a college or university after completion of a minimum number of academic units, with a specific number of units in the Health Administration major. A BS in Health Administration is often the minimum requirement for most medical and ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    Advancing your degree is the best way to get ahead in your nursing career. Whether you want to specialize in pediatrics, trauma, or community health, getting your degree will give you the knowledge and experience you need to reach your goals. You will be qualified for better jobs, have more experience, and make networking contacts necessary for a successful nursing career. ...
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    Associate of Science in Medical Assisting

    Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
    An Associate of Science in Medical Assisting combines clinical training with classroom education. The program typically takes 1-2 years to complete, and a degree is awarded after successfully passing a minimum number of academic units. While there is on-the-job-training and certificate programs for medical assisting, an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting goes a step beyond by increasing the classroom education. ...
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    Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

    Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
    Interested in a career in healthcare, but don’t know what you want to do yet? Check out a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. This degree encompasses courses that are relevant to almost all healthcare careers including physical and life sciences, medical ethics, and basic patient care. A BS in Health Sciences is awarded after a minimum number of academics units ...
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