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  • Career News and Information for Nurses is Available on an Innovative Website

    iStudySmart.com is excited to bring you details on an innovative website.  The new site is not currently affiliated with the iStudySmart.com.  However, this nursing-focused website has features that are useful to healthcare professionals.

     

    YourCareerInNursing.com is an online community where nurses from every specialty across the country go to find news, employment opportunities, and career advancement information.  There is also a section for those interested in starting a healthcare career.

     

    The website features current nursing news articles from several different sources to keep RNs, LPNs/LVNs, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, and anyone interested in nursing up to date on the latest industry trends.  Healthcare professionals can join in on the discussion and even share discussions using any of the social networking hot buttons.

     

    Discussions vary from day to day.  Here is a sample of some of the frequent topics:

    ·         Employment

    ·         Industry Trends

    ·         Awards

    ·         Healthcare News

    ·         Continuing Education

    ·         Nursing Blogs

    ·         Scholarships

    ·         Healthcare Technology

     

    There is no cost for healthcare professionals utilizing YourCareerInNursing.com. Nursing-focused professionals are encouraged to visit the site and use it as a tool for social networking or communicating with their peers. For those looking to start or advance their nursing career, this specialized website is a professional tool for social networking, peer communication and current healthcare industry news.

     

    To learn more, visit www.YourCareerInNursing.com.

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  • Is There Such a Thing as a Recession-Proof Job?

    A recession-proof job is something that is going to continually be in demand and something that cannot be outsourced.  Healthcare is at the top of the list of recession-proof jobs.

     

    The baby-boomer generation is aging.  Nurses and other healthcare professionals in the industry now are retiring and they themselves will need care.  This makes healthcare an industry that is going to grow in terms of demand.

     

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, ten out of the 20 fastest growing occupations are in healthcare. Between now and 2018, the healthcare field will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs. This means more openings for healthcare professionals, and the opportunity to find placement within the field after completing a healthcare degree.

     

    Where to find the jobs

    Jobs in healthcare are found throughout the country, but they are concentrated in the larger states such as Florida. A 2009 report by the Florida Center for Nursing identifies two important points for potential Florida healthcare workers:

    • The potential nurse workforce in Florida – those with an active license, eligibility to practice, and a Florida address – increased by 5.4% over two years.
    • Florida’s nursing jobs can be found not only in hospitals, but in home health agencies and nursing facilities.
    • These points reflect the growth of Florida’s healthcare career field and the chance to break into the industry.

    How to begin a healthcare career

    The first step in pursuing a healthcare career is by completing a certification, licensure or obtaining a college degree. For those looking to spring board into this career field, completing college credit by examination is an ideal choice.

     

    iStudySmart.com provides students the tools they need to  test out of CLEP, DSST (formerly known as DANTES Subject Standardized Test) and Excelsior College exams. For healthcare students, in particular, iStudySmart.com offers a wide variety of courses for those working toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing.

     

    Why Choose iStudySmart.com

    Completing college credit by examination through iStudySmart.com allows students the flexibility to study at their own pace and in an environment that’s most comfortable for them. The traditional college classroom is eliminated, but the support and assistance needed to pass the exams is still there.

     

    iStudySmart.com’s courses are affordable and available in three formats: online, workbooks or CD-ROMs. Discounts are available for HCA employees and a referral rewards program is offered to all students.

     

    For more information, visit www.iStudySmart.com or call 800-737-2222.

     

     

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