Portrait of Chief Academic Officer for San Francisco

Chief Academic Officer Says San Francisco Needs 14,000 Nurses By 2020

From candy striper to naval nurse to chief academic officer, Christy Torkildson’s passion has always been nursing. Hailing from Brooklyn and Miami, Torkildson worked as a candy striper at the local Children’s Hospital and knew that she had found her calling. She currently serves as chief academic officer for Unitek College and NCP College of […]

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Nursing Rules from Around the World

          Nurses all around the world have one thing in common: a passion for helping others. But it’s amazing how this profession and some of its guidelines vary so much from country to country. I found an interesting article on scrubsmag.com that I found amusing and hope you do, too.           Marijke Durning writes about […]

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Most Interesting Nursing Jobs

          Nursing is an exciting profession. If it wasn’t, there wouldn’t be so many TV programs which take place in a hospital, right? From Doogie Howser, M.D. to Scrubs, the medical profession has provided fodder for entertainment for decades.           Okay, so you can’t always trust what you see on the flat screen… but nursing […]

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Wages Increase in 2011 for Health Care Professionals

What?!? In an economy of layoffs and budget cuts, health care professionals are getting a pay increase??? Yep, you read it right. According to an article in www.fabulousnurse.com, there are several charts detailing the projected wages for  healthcare professionals in the upcoming 2011 year. Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants all provide basic patient care, such as feeding, […]

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Nurse Training and Education

There is a growing demand for workers in the health care industry. The demand is only expected to increase as baby boomers age, increasing their need for health care while at the same time retiring from these positions in record numbers. The outlook for those interested in a career in nursing is very good. Although […]

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Nursing Jobs, Become an Instructor

Have you ever felt like you wanted to help people? That you wanted to make a real difference to your community and do something extremely worthwhile? If these are the sorts of questions you answer yes to, then have you ever considered a nursing job? Nursing is one of those professions which have its roots […]