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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With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

Programs:

  • MSN Leadership in Healthcare Systems
  • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator

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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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*

Programs:

  • BS in Health and Wellness
  • Medical Assisting
  • MS in Nursing
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Centura College, with campus locations in Virginia, South Carolina and Florida, is dedicated to helping students gain the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed. Drawing from over 30 years of career school experience.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Allied Health Management
  • Associate of Occupational Science Degree in Medical Assisting-Concentration in Clinical Support
  • Medical Assisting Diploma
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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
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  • Gain Knowledge and Skills While You Earn Your Nursing Degree at Fortis!

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  • Patient Care Technician
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  • Medical Assisting
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  • Earn your Master of Public Health Online from GW in 12 months.
  • GRE waivers available for qualified applicants.
  • Advance your career in a range of industries, including epidemiology, public health and biostatistics.

Programs:

  • Executive Master of Health Administration
  • Current RNs can choose from RN to BSN or RN to MSN online programs
  • RN-to-BSN program offers courses in Illness and Disease Management, Principles of Assessment, and Holistic Professional Nursing
  • RN to MSN specializations include Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology and more
  • Courses help develop students’ assessment, patient care, and community outreach skills
  • South University brings over 115 years of achievement and tradition to a supportive, online classroom

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)
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Ultimate Medical Academy Educates Future Healthcare Professionals

You bring your goals and motivation to UMA, and we will provide you the education and the support to help make you a success!  Even if you haven’t been serious about your career before, we can help boost your confidence and prepare you for a career in healthcare.

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  • Diploma - Medical Administrative Assistant
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  • Diploma - Medical Billing & Coding
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  • Why Earn Your Degree from GCU?
  • Options: Choose from a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more!
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  • Earlier Graduation: Our 4-credit courses allow you to complete your degree program in less time.
  • Transfer Friendly: We will request your transcripts, evaluate your graduate coursework, and determine your anticipated graduation date within 24 hours.
  • Quality: Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949 and is regionally accredited. Learn more today!

Programs:

  • B.S. in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
  • Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Health Care Administration
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  • Health Care degrees include BA in Health Care Administration, BS in Health Information Management, BS in Nursing (RN to BSN), and more.
  • Coursework focuses on relevant topics in the health care field, such as administration, planning, and policy.
  • Students can specialize in areas like Human Resource Management, Health Care Informatics Systems, and Long-Term Care Management.
  • Online degree programs that can help students pursue a degree on their own schedule.

Programs:

  • BS/Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • MA/Health Care Administration
  • BA/Health Care Administration

Logan is a non-profit university founded in 1935. Logan University has remained grounded in chiropractic education, while continuously enriching academic options with degree offerings in health sciences since 2012.

Programs:

  • Doctor of Health Professionals Education
  • Master of Science - Sports Science & Rehabilitation
  • Doctor of Chiropractic
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