Guide to Healthcare and Nursing Qualifications

CAAHEP-accredited-ultrasound-technicianOn this site I aim to provide a comprehensive guide for you and any prospective student looking to advance to a new job and qualification or certification in healthcare or related nursing subject. You have access to all of our resources including student guides, scholarships, and career guides for healthcare professionals.

I’ve also written a series of guides to help you find the right  school and program so it’s easy and quick to request a free information pack about any course, program or school.

This is a free source of information and guides that explain how to find the right school, how much the course will cost, how long it takes, if it’s worth getting a qualification and how to apply for financial assistance. Once you’ve got your finances in place, we help apply for the course of your choice and, to help you find the right school and program including specialist healthcare professions such as phlebotomist, ulatrasound technician and medical billing assistant: we cover them all and explain the benefits of selecting one option over another.

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I’ve includes plenty of information on this site to help you choose the best, cheapest or nearest accredited school for your course.

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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor?s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.

Programs:

  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Assisting
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • And more...

We also include a range of guides and articles that help you understand what type of financial aid is available and how to apply for it as well as the salary you can expect for different career paths. Lastly, we’ve put together a list of recommended website resources.

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If you’ve never considered the healthcare profession then read our guides to job opportunities and how to make the most of this great route to a stable, long-term fulfilling career.

To learn more about the many jobs available, start by looking for the right qualification at a school or college near you or study online via a distance learning course. Take a look through our selection of accredited schools offering courses in the healthcare subject area that really interest you.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your future career as a healthcare professional, take a look at our jobs section that lists some of the latest jobs available for professionals.

Good luck with your studies and future career plans and please get in touch with any suggestions or ideas!

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Jobs: A career in healthcare

If you plan to make a career in healthcare, then a great first step is to study for a qualification or certification in a subject such as phlebotomy or medical billing. We have included a range of articles that explain some of the career options that are available, along with typical salaries.

The school you choose is a very important part that helps you get in to the job market: take a look at the school’s job placement record; does the school have links with commercial healthcare centers who might recruit ? What percentage of students get jobs after they receive their qualification ? Does the school offer placement assistance or career counselling?

 

Whichever route you choose and the goal you want to achieve –  if it is healthcare, medical research, working with patients or assisting a doctor – I hope that you find this site useful and the guides are relevant to your needs and it helps you get a step closer to achieving your goal.

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  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor?s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.

Programs:

  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Assisting
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • And more...
  • Named a Best for Vets school by the Military Times in 2014.
  • Has specialized in student-centered technology, business, criminal justice, health science, and culinary education for over 45 years.
  • Makes it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 years or an associate’s in 1.5 years by providing a year-round schedule.
  • Offers externships and clinical experience that help students prepare for life after they graduate.
  • Has 10 campuses across the mid-Atlantic, plus online degree programs.

Programs:

  • Practical Nursing - Diploma
  • Medical Assisting - Associate
  • Nursing (RN)
  • And more...
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The ITT Technical Institutes offer programs in some of today's hottest technical areas. With over 100 locations nationwide and several online programs available, the ITT Techs are one of the leading providers of technology education. Each ITT Tech offers convenient class schedules and Career Services are offered to help you find a job.

Programs:

  • AS - Medical Assisting and Administration
  • BS - Nursing
  • Online MBA program ranked 6th in the USA by CEO magazine.
  • In a university-sponsored survey, 4 out of 5 alumni reported being satisfied with their experience.
  • #1 Online School for military veterans according to Military Times.
  • 75,000+ graduates across all industries offer extensive networking opportunities.
  • My Unique Student Experience (M.U.S.E.) lets students watch, view, read, or hear content.
  • Smartphone app available for on-the-go learning.

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  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management - Informatics
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Stratford Career Institute can help you earn your diploma from home in as little as six months, thanks to their proven study methods.

Programs:

  • Medical Billing Specialist

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Programs:

  • Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
  • And more...

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.

 


Programs:

  • PhD - Addictions
  • PhD - Gerontology
  • PhD - Trauma and Disaster Relief
  • And more...

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Health Science
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.

A liberal arts institution with 16 colleges and schools, Liberty offers programs in fields such as medicine, religion, law, aviation, cinematic arts, psychology, business, and more. Part of the Big South Conference, Liberty fields 20 NCAA Division I athletic teams and 32 Club Sports teams, offering fans an unparalleled college sports experience.

Programs:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences
  • CERT: Healthcare Management
  • MS in Exercise Science: Community Physical Activity
  • And more...

Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. Our 20,000 alumni, from more than 110 countries, are changing the world as accomplished professionals. Named a top-15 school nationally for online bachelor's programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2015), Regent is among the most affordable undergraduate Christian colleges (CCCU 2015). Fully accredited, challenging programs are available online and on campus. New classes begin every eight weeks.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Arts in Government - Healthcare Policy & Ethics
  • And more...
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