It’s Not Just Blood Work: Phlebotomists Fill a Crucial Role

Phlebotomist-career-healthcareYou’ve encountered them. They’re the people who draw your blood for tests, complete transfusions and make it possible for you to donate during potentially live-saving circumstances.

To each other, they may joke about being “blood suckers” or “vampires,” but to …

SMART Goals Lead to Success | Here’s How to Make Them

smart-goalsWhile intentions are good, broad goals and lack of planning lead to frustration and poor results. In order to successfully achieve your goals, they must be SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.

Anthony Morando, performance manager, and Danielle …

Dull Skin Be-Gone | Treatment for a Celeb-Worthy Glow

Skin Care Facial TipsEver notice that celebrities’ skin seems to almost glow? In part, this is due to the work of their high-end make-up artists, but it all starts with skin that’s bright and full of life. While many celebrity treatments are unattainable, …

5 Ways Being a CNA Could Help Your Future Nursing Career

kesha-5Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are an important part of the healthcare team. These hard-working professionals provide much of the one-on-one attention patients require. Under the direction of a registered nurse (RN), CNAs deliver hands-on nursing care that includes bathing, dressing,

Healthcare’s Secret Heroes (It’s Not Who You Might Think)

Doctor's hand in blue surgical glove showing thumbs up signFew people look forward to going to the hospital. However, even though no one wants to go to the hospital, the reality is that’s where miracles happen and lives are saved… and, more often than not, a place where your

Fishtail Braids, Painted Nails & Countless S’mores | How Three Young Men Went the Extra Mile for Camp Good Mourning

Jess Gowan, a Camp Good Mourning volunteer and instructor at the University of North Dakota, wrote this open letter to the parents of Deane B., Wade and Wyatt, volunteers at the 2016 Camp Good Mourning.

CGM Volunteers

Coming from a family of …

Shalee Shares What It’s Really Like to Lose a Sibling

Mike & I“It was the worst news of my life,” shares Shalee. “We were all in complete shock. I remember not being able to sleep, not being able to eat, and not feeling like I could go on.”

When Shalee (Bullinger) Lorenz …

5 Habits of Highly Effective Nurses

You probably won’t find “healthy role model” in any nursing job description, but patients—consciously or subconsciously—do look up to their nurses as role models of healthy behavior.

Nursing is an incredibly rewarding career, and it’s also physically, emotionally and …