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of community college students struggle to pay for housing and utilities

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Single parents

Today’s single parents have to use their one income to take care of their kid/s. Raising a child by themselves may also limit how much they can work and earn money. In addition, some single parents may have to pay for a babysitter, nanny, or daycare.

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First-generation college students

Since college graduates make more money on average than those without a college degree, first-generation college students often find themselves in a lower-income bracket. It may be more difficult navigating financial aid for these students, as well, if their parents are unable to help them.

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Unaccompanied homeless youth

Homeless youth may have a modest income and/or lack a parent’s income to help them out. When it comes to getting student loans, a lot of forms require a parent or guardian signature. The same goes for scholarships and grants. This can make the process of securing financial aid a difficult one.

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Single parents

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Today’s single parents have to use their one income to take care of their kid/s. Raising a child by themselves may also limit how much they can work and earn money. In addition, some single parents may have to pay for a babysitter, nanny, or daycare. Today’s single parents have to use their one income to take care of their kid/s. Raising a child by themselves may also limit how much they can work and earn money. In addition, some single parents may have to pay for a babysitter, nanny, or daycare. In addition, some single parents may have to pay for a babysitter, nanny, or daycare. In addition, some single parents may have to pay for a babysitter, nanny, or daycare.

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First-generation college students

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Since college graduates make more money on average than those without a college degree, first-generation college students often find themselves in a lower-income bracket. It may be more difficult navigating financial aid for these students, as well, if their parents are unable to help them. Since college graduates make more money on average than those without a college degree, first-generation college students often find themselves in a lower-income bracket. It may be more difficult navigating financial aid for these students, as well, if their parents are unable to help them. It may be more difficult navigating financial aid for these students, as well, if their parents are unable to help them.

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Unaccompanied homeless youth

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Homeless youth may have a modest income and/or lack a parent’s income to help them out. When it comes to getting student loans, a lot of forms require a parent or guardian signature. The same goes for scholarships and grants. This can make the process of securing financial aid a difficult one. Homeless youth may have a modest income and/or lack a parent’s income to help them out. When it comes to getting student loans, a lot of forms require a parent or guardian signature. The same goes for scholarships and grants. This can make the process of securing financial aid a difficult one. A lot of forms require a parent or guardian signature. The same goes for scholarships and grants. This can make the process of securing financial aid a difficult one.

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Certified Nurse Manager & Leader (CNML)

The Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) certification indicates a high level of clinical knowledge and experience in nursing leadership. This credential is provided by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). To be eligible for the CNML certification a nurse must pass the examination for this certification and be an RN with two-to-five years of experience as a nurse manager, depending upon the level of nursing and other professional education they have. Because leadership is an important role in nursing, many nurses consider this to be one of the top nursing certifications available.

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Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)

The CCRN certification is a professional credential provided by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Obtaining the CCRN certification requires successfully passing an examination on the subject of critical care nursing, in addition to having a certain amount of experience caring for acutely or critically ill patients. The experience requirements are either 1750 hours within the last two years or 2000 hours within the last five years, with certain minimum amounts within the year preceding application. Critical care nursing is typically recognized as the field requiring the most clinical knowledge in nursing, and nurses with this certification are considered to be among the most knowledgeable nurses in the profession.

  • College applications
  • Standardized tests (such as the SAT or GRE)
  • Textbooks, instruction manuals, and class supplies
  • Graduation fees (like caps and gowns)
  • Fees to access school records
  • Field trip expenses
  • Lab equipment rentals
  • Health services
  • And more!

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Nursing Assistant

Nursing graduates often aim to find jobs in hospitals as a nursing assistants. This allows new nurses to work alongside seasoned nurses taking care of patients and provides great, real-life experience. Most nurse managers are very understanding of the flexibility required during nursing school and will typically work with your schedule. Nursing assistant jobs in hospitals typically do not require any certifications or education beyond a high school diploma, although some employers, such as nursing homes, may require completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course. Typically, the fact that you are studying nursing already will put you in a prime position to obtain one of these jobs. The experience that you will gain, the contacts that you will make, and the level of compensation for this position makes a nursing assistant position one of the best jobs that a nursing student could have during school.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomists are specialists in drawing blood and obtaining samples for lab testing. Phlebotomist positions may require a certification, but many employers may offer on-the-job training. Working as a phlebotomist can be a great way to become familiar with patient interaction and working in a healthcare environment, while providing a high level of compensation for an entry-level job. Phlebotomists are typically able to have flexible schedules that work well while in nursing school.

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Unit Secretary

The unit secretary for a nursing unit coordinates communication between doctors, nurses, and other healthcare staff while providing secretarial support for all employees within an assigned nursing unit.. They also help to keep track of paperwork for each patient and help manage the flow of the nursing unit. Unit secretary positions provide great experience and give future-nurses a better understanding of how the flow of work on a nursing unit moves while providing significant exposure to working in a patient care environment. This position can also typically be flexible and work with a nursing school schedule.

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Why do you want to go to vet tech school?

Before getting any further, you need to know why you want to become a vet tech. The reason may be different for everyone, but there’s usually a common theme: you want to work with and help both animals and people. While you may think a desire to help animals is all you need, the desire to help people is also imperative. You should also enjoy studying medicine, science, and math, because you’ll get plenty of all three. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians, NAVTA, has some excellent resources for aspiring vet techs, including information on the role’s specifics from medicine and surgery, to behavior and husbandry

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Paying for Your Program

The cost of tuition can play a huge role in where you decide to go to vet tech school. In-state tuition is usually more affordable, so choosing a program in your state can really help cut costs. See where you qualify for in-state tuition and research their vet tech programs. It may be beneficial to choose a local program initially and transfer to an out-of-state school if you decide to pursue a more advanced degree. Looking into financial aid and scholarships for vet techs early can also make a big difference in the total cost you end up with.

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TimeFrom 4 – 12 months. Usually between 20 and 25 creditsFrom 9 – 16 months. Usually between 26 – 32 credits or 9 – 12 classes.
Cost $1,000 – $10,000+$2,500 – $20,000+
Best for…Students who wish to enter the workforce quickly. Many programs are accelerated to allow for a quick path to completion.Those who want a somewhat fast-track to a career, but also the potential to earn college credit and move beyond medical billing or coding in the future.

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I get to meet some fascinating people

People are really interesting. Over the course of my years as an occupational therapist I have met veterans, inventors, doctors, authors, missionaries, the list goes on. I love learning about my patients—who they are, where they have traveled, and what they have accomplished. They are amazing. As a seasoned occupational therapist, I recognize that engaging my patients in conversation as we work through exercise and activities is a necessity—people get bored easily and your second job (after helping them improve) is to keep them interested! What better way to do this than to learn about them and ask questions about their life. Often, I feel as though I have learned as much from my patients as they have from me!

I get to meet some fascinating people

People are really interesting. Over the course of my years as an occupational therapist I have met veterans, inventors, doctors, authors, missionaries, the list goes on. I love learning about my patients—who they are, where they have traveled, and what they have accomplished. They are amazing. As a seasoned occupational therapist, I recognize that engaging my patients in conversation as we work through exercise and activities is a necessity—people get bored easily and your second job (after helping them improve) is to keep them interested! What better way to do this than to learn about them and ask questions about their life. Often, I feel as though I have learned as much from my patients as they have from me!

I get to meet some fascinating people

People are really interesting. Over the course of my years as an occupational therapist I have met veterans, inventors, doctors, authors, missionaries, the list goes on. I love learning about my patients—who they are, where they have traveled, and what they have accomplished. They are amazing. As a seasoned occupational therapist, I recognize that engaging my patients in conversation as we work through exercise and activities is a necessity—people get bored easily and your second job (after helping them improve) is to keep them interested! What better way to do this than to learn about them and ask questions about their life. Often, I feel as though I have learned as much from my patients as they have from me!

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Being accepted to nursing school is a huge accomplishment. You volunteered hundreds of hours, worked as a CNA, and nailed your entrance interview. Yet becoming a nurse comes with a host of challenges that not even the best nursing schools can prepare you for. Here are 5 things I wish I knew before starting nursing school.

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When you think of a nurse, you probably envision a nurse wearing scrubs, holding a patient’s hand while they lie in a hospital bed while alarms sound off in the background. While many nurses choose to go into these honorable roles, nursing today goes way beyond the bedside. Both RN programs and NP programs prepare future nurses for a variety of non-hospital roles just as crucial to public health as traditional hospital positions. By employing nurses in a variety of settings and institutions, we are increasing patient’s access to care, health screenings, and education.

When you think of a nurse, you probably envision a nurse wearing scrubs, holding a patient’s hand while they lie in a hospital bed while alarms sound off in the background. While many nurses choose to go into these honorable roles, nursing today goes way beyond the bedside. Both RN programs and NP programs prepare future nurses for a variety of non-hospital roles just as crucial to public health as traditional hospital positions. By employing nurses in a variety of settings and institutions, we are increasing patient’s access to care, health screenings, and education.

When you think of a nurse, you probably envision a nurse wearing scrubs, holding a patient’s hand while they lie in a hospital bed while alarms sound off in the background. While many nurses choose to go into these honorable roles, nursing today goes way beyond the bedside. Both RN programs and NP programs prepare future nurses for a variety of non-hospital roles just as crucial to public health as traditional hospital positions. By employing nurses in a variety of settings and institutions, we are increasing patient’s access to care, health screenings, and education.

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Particularly in the chaos of a busy ED, it is critical that you are organized. Know where equipment is; know the policies and procedures for your department; know how to prioritize your work. Remember that the principles of triage apply in the back part of the department as much as at the triage desk.

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Particularly in the chaos of a busy ED, it is critical that you are organized. Know where equipment is; know the policies and procedures for your department; know how to prioritize your work. Remember that the principles of triage apply in the back part of the department as much as at the triage desk.

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Particularly in the chaos of a busy ED, it is critical that you are organized. Know where equipment is; know the policies and procedures for your department; know how to prioritize your work. Remember that the principles of triage apply in the back part of the department as much as at the triage desk.

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Paramedics are licensed advanced providers of emergency medical care. They are a physician extender in some of the same ways that a PA will be and have more advanced training. In addition to the role of EMT, they give medication, start IV lines, use advanced CPR protocols knows as ACLS, intubate patients for advanced airways, and use skills to resuscitate and support critically ill patients. They are under direct supervision of a physician, usually remotely, although some emergency rooms will employ paramedics. The paramedic skills such as administering medications, performing stabilization procedures, triage, rapid response to life threatening situations and quick decision making under pressure are easily transferrable to becoming a PA, especially in the ER.

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Sadie Black

Meet The Author

Sadie Black is a certified and licensed pharmacy technician. She received her Associate of Science in Pharmacy Technician with a pre-major in pharmacy study before earning her state certification and national license from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board. Sadie has experience working in both chain and independent pharmacies as lead pharmacy tech and is a member of the National Pharmacy Tech Association.

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