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VHCC geriatric nursing

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Get the facts about VHCC geriatric nursing, registering for required degree courses, and taking practice exams for free online. Whether you are considering an associates degree (CNA, LVN, or LPN), or a bachelor of science in nursing (RN), you will find many doors opening after graduation. If you complete the geriatric nursing program, for example, there are a variety of nursing concentrations that may appeal to you such as clinical internships, nursing management, or occupational rehabilitation. Check with the nursing department for an updated schedule of classes, registration deadlines, and a list of geriatric nursing program requirements. Due to advances in medical systems, there is a growing skill-shortage of trained geriatric nurses, and of qualified medical personnel in general. Please use the form above to request admissions info for VHCC.

To become a Registered Nurse (RN), you will be required to take courses in medical terminology, patient care and life sciences. Although associate degree programs provide students with adequate nursing training, the nurse anesthetist program provides greater clinical exposure and a stronger general education. A 4-year BSN program allows students to study specialized areas of nursing, including geriatric nursing and mental health counseling. An RN has to cope with more responsibility, and must oversee the work of LPNs and CNAs under their supervision. Job openings in geriatric nursing are projected to grow 25% over the coming decade. The average salary for nurses with an associates degree was $43,700 in 2015, while geriatric nurses with a bachelors degree earned $67,490 per year.

Certification requirements include board certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The license period for the nurse anesthetist program varies by individual state, but is usually valid for either two or three years. Registered nurses (RNs) are not required to be certified in a particular specialty by state law. For example, it isn't necessary to be a Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) to work on a hospital geriatric nursing floor, and most MedSurg nurses are not CMSRNs. There are a fixed number of credits that each state requires, and if you work in a hospital facility, an accelerated BSN program may be offered on-site.


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MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to create diagnostic images, whereas radiologic technologists perform diagnostic medical imaging using x-rays. Nuclear medicine technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients. The radioactive dye cause abnormal areas of the body to appear stand out from unaffected areas in the images. An associate's degree is the minimum requirement for radiologic and MRI technologists. In addition, you may pursue a graduate certificate or bachelors degree. Training programs include both classroom study and clinical work. Courses include anatomy, pathology, patient care, radiation physics and protection, and image evaluation.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) accredits programs in radiography. To become licensed, technologists must graduate from an accredited program, and pass a certifying exam. Certifications for radiologic technologists are available from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Certifications for MRI technologists are available from the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). The average salary for radiation therapists was $70,220 in May 2015, as reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Further, job openings for radiation therapists are projected to grow 14% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations.

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Nursing & Medical Job Listings

Healthcare jobs such as Registered Nurses, LPN's, LVN's and related Medical Technicians provide over 15 million jobs, and ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare-related. Most healthcare workers have careers such as geriatric nursing, health technologists and technicians, medical records, billing and coding, diagnostic medical sonographers, radiologic technologists, and dental hygienists. As people age they have more medical problems, and hospitals will require more staff. Wages vary by the employer and area of the county. Aside from their salary, most medical jobs include excellent benefits, as well as retirement plans.

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Dental Assistants$40,430$57,530
Dietitians$34,450$53,250
EMT, Paramedics$38,390$65,280
Fitness Trainers$34,710$49,750
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN)$51,480$76,780
Massage Therapists$36,200$62,670
Medical Assistants$30,980$42,140
Medical Lab Technicians$33,550$49,260
Mental Health Jobs$38,360$57,840
Nurse Aides$29,100$47,030
Occupational Therapist Assistants$42,110$58,270
Occupational Therapists$66,010$87,330
Pharmacy Tech$32,180$46,600
Physical Therapist Assistants$41,410$56,220
Public Health$52,250$72,250
Radiologic Technicians$52,110$77,160
Registered Nurses (RN)$59,730$83,440
Rehabilitation$48,350$62,940
Respiratory Therapy Technicians$39,860$56,220
Surgical Technologists$45,680$73,630
Ultrasound$41,090$68,520
Veterinary Assistants$24,060$39,510
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