Finding Nursing Careers and Guidance

If you’re interested in a fast road to a nursing occupation, an excellent path to take is to become a Licensed Practical Nurse, or LPN. Training takes about a year, and is normally held at vocational centers and technical schools. There are numerous chances in nursing care centers and residence healthcare companies in addition to healthcare facilities. Numerous nurses pursue added education while supporting themselves by working as a LPN. Ask yourself if you have the qualities of a successful nurse. LPNs have the most direct client care of all the nursing areas. You must be liable, thoughtful and really

Exactly What Can You Do With a Doctorate Nursing Degree?

If you are thinking about pursuing a doctorate degree in nursing, you are not alone. In 2010, there was a 20 percent increase all over the country in nursing doctoral program enrollment. As of 2010, there were more than 3 million nurses nationwide, making it health care’s biggest career. However, the demand for added workers continued to be high, particularly for nurses with graduate degrees. Nursing Doctoral Degree Differences The two primary nursing doctor of philosophy in nursing (ND) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP). The ND prepares graduates for leadership and scholarship. Like various other conventional Ph.D. programs, the

The Best Paying Future Medical Careers

Doctors, nurses, and also most medical professionals have daunting job responsibilities — as well as at times, the lives of others are in their hands. Because of this obstacle, and also because of the laborious training needed to work in the medical world, jobs in healthcare are at the top of the pay spectrum. In fact, the top-paying basic career in the United States is anesthesiology, cosmetic surgeons, orthodontists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and oral and maxillofacial cosmetic surgeons complete the top five best-paid medical careers. Types Medical occupations in general pay much better than the majority of average jobs, but a

How to Become a Travel Nurse

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Medical Career Programs for Students 2016

Medical career triage could improve job prospects for local students interested in health care professions: editorial

Planning for the work force of tomorrow isn’t that difficult. Tomorrow’s needs will be about the same as today’s.

Planning for the work force that will be needed five years from now is a trickier proposition, especially in fields where technology improves constantly and workplace methods have to adapt.

So, kudos to the Northeast Ohio hospitals, colleges and universities involved in a collaborative effort to gauge what kinds of workers in which areas of expertise health care institutions will need by the time students enrolling today graduate.

“These efforts have generally failed in other areas because the parties involved are not willing to adjust what they do to meet their respective needs,” Elliot Kellman, chief human resources officer at University Hospitals, told Plain Dealer reporter Karen Farkas.

He said he believes this collaboration can overcome that institutional inertia.

A $50,000 Cleveland Foundation grant will fund a consultant’s comparison of health care work-force needs with college curricula. After that, the goal is to line up college courses of study with what people planning careers in health care will actually have to do once they’re on the job.

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Students get up-close look at medical careers

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MICHIGAN CITY | Local high school students received an up-close look at jobs in the medical field Friday during a health career fair hosted by Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City, in conjunction with the Explorer Boy Scouts Group of America.

Taking place in the hospital’s St. Francis Hall, students had a chance to chat with physicians, nurses and representatives from of various health care fields and departments including radiology, physical therapy, pharmaceutical, hospital management, nutrition/dietary, emergency medical technician and paramedic.

“I didn’t think it would be this informational,” said Abigail McCormick, 12, of Elston Middle School. “I want to be a pediatric oncology nurse. I’ve always been interested in health care because my brother has autism.”

McCormick attended the fair with her friends, Gabby Hanske, 13, and Oriona Miscik, 14.

“I think it’s really cool,” Hanske said.

Miscik said she wants to do something in the medical field but isn’t sure what yet.

“I kind of want to come in and walk around with a nurse and see how everything is,” she said.

The girls got a chance to speak with Janene Pulaski, a registered nurse in the hospital’s infection control and prevention department.

“We have to show them there’s more than one kind of nursing,” Pulaski said.

Kimberly Shay, a medical technologist with the hospital’s Alverno Clinical Laboratory, said the fair was good for students because a lot of them don’t know what goes on inside a lab and all the jobs that go with it.

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EHT High School students get up close with medical careers

Before school June 4, Egg Harbor Township High School sophomore Austin Hand was unsure about his professional aspirations.

While he had been part of the school’s Medical Science Academy since his freshman year, Austin didn’t know just what area of the field he hoped to go into. But after a quick trip around the school’s Medical Job Fair, he had his future mapped.

“I’ve solidified my decision,” said Austin, who now hopes to become a physician’s assistant and, ultimately, an orthopedist. “I was kind of hesitant about it.”

More than a dozen medical professionals from disciplines like pediatrics, nursing and pharmacy discussed their vocations with a few hundred interested students at the program.

The career fair was organized as a joint venture between the school’s guidance office and library by guidance counselors Jennifer Leonetti, Casie Wexler, Nicole Theophall and Lindsey Salerno, librarian Dawn Grossman and library clerk Kim Dempsey.

EHTHS began offering this model of career fair – which emphasizes individual and small-group interaction between students and professionals – last year after the staff realized that students’ needs were not being served in large-group discussions, Theophall said.

While EHTHS previously has featured medical professionals in its career fairs, the June 4 fair was the first one tailored specifically to the medical field. This was done to satisfy high student demand.

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What is different about medical students interested in non-clinical careers?

The proportion of medical school graduates who pursue careers other than full-time clinical practice has increased in some countries as the physician’s role has evolved and diversified with the changing landscape of clinical practice and the advancement of biomedicine. Still, past studies of medical students’career choices have focused on clinical specialties and little is known about their choice of non-clinical careers.

The present study examined backgrounds, motivation and perceptions of medical students who intended non-clinical careers.

Methods: A questionnaire was administered to students at six Korean medical schools distributed across all provinces in the nation. The questionnaire comprised 40 items on respondents’ backgrounds, their motivation for and interest in the study of medicine, their perceptions of medical professions, and their career intentions.

Data was analyzed using various descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results: In total, 1,388 students returned the questionnaire (60% response rate), 12.3% of whom intended non-clinical careers (i.e ., basic sciences, non-clinical medical fields, and non-medical fields). Those who planned non-clinical careers were comparable with their peers in their motivation for studying medicine and in their views of medical professions, but they were less interested in the study of medicine (P <0.01).

The two groups also differed significantly on their perceptions of what was uninteresting about the study of medicine (P <0.01). The two groups were comparable in gender and entry-level ratios but their distributions across ages and years of study differed significantly (P <0.01).

A majority of respondents agreed with the statements that “it is necessary for medical school graduates to pursue non-clinical careers”and that “medical schools need to offer programs that provide information on such careers.”Still, our finding indicates that medical school curricula do not address such needs sufficiently.

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