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If you are looking to enter the healthcare industry, you need more than just admissions requirements and step-by-step guides. You need to catch up on what’s happening in healthcare and that changes all the time. 

The HealthcareDegree.com blog tackles topics relevant to both those joining the healthcare field and those already working within it. From updated salary figures to ongoing regulatory battles to interviews with professionals, we cover the issues that matter. Check out some of the posts below to learn more about where the healthcare industry is at right now, where it is headed, and how it all affects you.

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    Does 3D Bioprinting Work? Insights & Applications

    May 8, 2024

    At first glance, 3D bioprinting might seem like a concept straight out of a science fiction novel. The notion that we can now print living tissues, organs, and constructs using bio-inks and printers is a groundbreaking leap in medical science and technology. This innovative process transcends traditional boundaries, offering not just a new way to create and test drugs but also holding the promise of revolutionizing organ transplantation.

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    National Skilled Nurses Week 2024 – Advocacy Guide

    May 3, 2024

    Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) are often thought of as the backbone of long-term care facilities due to their crucial role in ensuring that patients receive proper attention and care.

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    Guide to the Best Pre-Vet Programs and Study Options

    April 26, 2024

    All veterinarians must complete a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree at an accredited college of veterinary medicine, and entry into those programs is extremely competitive. Completing a pre-vet program is a common path.

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    Healthcare HR Week 2024: Advocacy & Support for Professionals

    March 14, 2024

    One of the eternal challenges of any healthcare HR department is recruitment and retention. The average hospital averages a 100 percent turnover rate every five years, which hits employer bottom lines hard. In 2021 alone, the average hospital lost $7.1 million due to turnover.

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    The Underfunding of Women’s Health Research

    February 15, 2024

    The medical sciences have historically prioritized men’s health in both research and funding, often overlooking the specific health needs of women. This gender bias in medical research has significant implications: it not only neglects half of the population but also limits the overall progress in medical science. Women’s health issues, differing substantially from men’s, require dedicated study to develop effective treatments and understanding.

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    Preventing Violence Against Social Workers – Advocating for Change

    January 24, 2024

    Famed social worker Frances Perkins once said, “The people are what matter to government and a government should aim to give all the people under its jurisdiction the best possible life.” Today’s social workers still share Perkins’ same drive for justice for society’s most vulnerable people. But who is ensuring that social workers themselves are guaranteed quality of life?

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    2024 Most Affordable Online Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Programs (PMHNP)

    December 27, 2023

    To help students find affordable online psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) programs, we’ve outlined the top 15 most affordable in-state and out-of-state online PMHNP programs in 2024.

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    Healthcare Career Scholarship Guide for 2024

    December 22, 2023

    High-quality education comes at a price. Fortunately for students in health-related careers, there are ample opportunities available for mitigating these financial burdens.

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    2024 Most Affordable Online Family NP Programs (FNP)

    December 21, 2023

    To help students find affordable online family nurse practitioner (FNP) programs, we’ve outlined the most affordable in-state and out-of-state online FNP programs in 2024.

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    Future-Proof Careers in Healthcare – Fastest-Growing Fields in 2024

    December 14, 2023

    Starting a healthcare career is an opportunity to join one of the fastest-changing industries. With continuous technological advancements and shifting patient demographics, healthcare professions offer dynamic, rewarding, and impactful careers. However, with the advent of AI and the phasing out of traditional practices, the industry is witnessing a transitional period. Picking a future-proof career is more essential now than ever.