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Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

Shifting the perception of the Pharmacy Technician

Authored by Denise Propes, CPhT, Pharmacy Technician Coordinator at University of Michigan Medical Center and NHA Pharmacy Technician Advisory Board Member

Based on the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, growth in the pharmacy technician field is expected to be above the national average for all careers over the next 10 years. There are a couple of well-known causes for this growth:

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5 Secret Ways Working on Thanksgiving is Actually Kind of the Best

Sickness doesn't take a holiday ... which means many healthcare professionals can't take one, either.

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Is a healthcare apprenticeship right for you?

How does an arrangement where you have the opportunity to get paid while also learning career-advancing skills sound to you? Too good to be true? Well it’s not.

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How to be Seen as a Thought Leader in Your Job

Does your team look to you for answers? Do patients seek and trust your expertise? Have you ever thought of yourself as an information pioneer, trailblazer or market disruptor? If you answered yes, chances are you could be seen as a thought leader on your team or within your organization.

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7 Ways to Style Your Scrubs for Halloween

Working on Halloween? Transform your scrubs into a fun Halloween costume! We scavenged the web and found our favorite costume trends you can make using your scrubs.

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New CE Series: Why Customer Service Matters in Healthcare

When you think of customer service, what's the first thing that comes to mind?

A long line of customers waiting to return retail items? A complaint to a manager of a restaurant for a long wait? 

How about healthcare?

If healthcare doesn't quickly come to mind when you think of customer service, it will after you read our newest addition to the Continuing Education (CE) Content Library: "Why Customer Service Matters in Health Care". 

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My Life as a Pharmacy Technician


Authored by Jeremy Sasser, Pharmacy Content Strategist

During my career, the practice of pharmacy has changed … A LOT. In honor of Pharmacy Technician Day I am going to share my journey into the profession.

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5 Ways to Celebrate MAs During Medical Assistants Recognition Week

Every October, Medical Assistants Recognition Week celebrates medical assistants who are at the heart of healthcare. From October 15-19, 2018, employers and educators of medical assistants have an opportunity to honor the contributions these valuable healthcare professionals make in the lives of their patients, healthcare teams and greater community. Here are a few ideas of ways to observe MAR Week in your office or classroom.

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How Medical Assistants Can Celebrate MAR Week With Their Peers

Medical Assistants Recognition Week (MAR Week) celebrated the third full week in October (Oct. 15-19, 2018), is a time to celebrate your hard work, dedication and compassionate care. Your ordinary is extraordinary, and we hope that as a healthcare professional you celebrate your achievements, as well as the achievements of your peers. Here are some ideas to help you lift up and celebrate your fellow MAs so that they can feel seen and appreciated.

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New CE series provides latest developments in trending medication topics

Pharmacy news has recently hit major media outlets. From prescription drug prices to the opioid epidemic, all you need to do is turn on the TV to see that these topics aren't only impacting the healthcare community. But what, as healthcare professionals, do we need to know and do? 

Information in this series may be beneficial to those working in the pharmacy space, hospitals or in medical offices.

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At NHA, we strive to bring you the latest information you need to succeed in your healthcare career. We know that in healthcare, changes are happening fast, which is why NHA requires Continuing Education (CE) credits to maintain certification. We work with some of the industry's top experts to author CE content and provide you access to the information you need to know now.

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