How do I become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) in Michigan?

June 05, 2017

A certified nurse aide is responsible for providing care to patients by assisting them with daily tasks. Does this career path seem like it could be the right one for you? If so, that’s great! A career as a CNA can be an extremely rewarding one full of many opportunities for growth in the healthcare […]

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What’s the Difference between a Medical Assistant and a Nursing Assistant?

June 09, 2016

Did you know that this week (June 9th-16th) is National Nursing Assistant Week 2016? This is the perfect time to explain the difference between two popular careers in the healthcare field: a medical assistant and a nursing assistant. Even though the job titles sound similar, there are a number of differences in these occupations in […]

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5 Reasons You Should Consider Becoming a Nursing Assistant

June 06, 2016

The week of June 9th-16th is National Nursing Assistant Week. Below we will go over five of the reasons that a profession as a Nursing Assistant is so wonderful and might be the right path for you! Nursing Assistant Jobs are in Demand Job stability is one of the most important things to consider before […]

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Celebrating National Nursing Assistant Week 2016

June 02, 2016

June 9th – 16th, 2016 is the 39th annual National Nursing Assistants’ Week! It is a week set aside to acknowledge the nursing assistants who work extremely hard to maintain the well-being of others. Nursing Assistants play a key role in the healthcare field today by giving direct patient care (often to the elderly and […]

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Heart Health Month | What is an EKG?

February 22, 2016

We continue our series on Heart Health (during Heart Health month this February) today when we talk about Electrocardiograms (EKGs). You may have heard about EKGs before, but wondered, what the heck is that test? We’re going to break down some of the basics for you today. What is an EKG? An Electrocardiogram (EKG or […]

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Heart Health Month | CPR Training

February 15, 2016

Heart Health Month is almost over, and we hope you’ve enjoyed our blogs thus far this month and will use this info in the future to contribute to your heart health as well as the heart health of others! Today, we’re talking about CPR and CPR training. Simply put, CPR can save lives, so it’s […]

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Heart Health Month | All About Blood Pressure

February 08, 2016

Since February is Heart Health Month, it’s only fitting that we take time to discuss the basics about blood pressure, which is paramount when it comes to maintaining your heart health. In our blog today, we break down some of the basics about blood pressure to give you a better idea of how you can […]

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Valley Training Center Recognizes Heart Health Month

February 05, 2016

February is Heart Health Month, a designation first made by President Lyndon B. Johnson approved December 30, 1963. President Johnson declared February 1964 as American Heart Month urging the people of the United States to “give heed to the nationwide problem of heart and blood-vessel diseases, and to support the programs required to bring about […]

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January is National Blood Donor Month | How Will You Help?

January 19, 2016

As we ring in the New Year, the Red Cross is putting out the call asking people to roll up their sleeves and give blood, and there’s no better time to donate than during January, which is National Blood Donor Month! Why Is Donating Blood So Important? The need for blood donors is great, especially […]

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2015 National Home Care Aide Week

November 09, 2015

During the week of November 8-14, 2015, we celebrate National Home Care Aide Week. It’s a time when we honor those who play an invaluable role in the healthcare community as caregivers and companions and the incredible difference they make in the lives of their patients and the families they serve. Home Care Aides (or […]

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