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Choosing a Personal Support Worker Program in Ottawa: Course Content & Career Options

Jan 30, 2017 11:43:44 AM

A group of personal support worker students at the Herzing College Ottawa campus

Personal support workers  (PSWs) work  one-to-one with patients of all ages and walks of life. They play a truly crucial role in their everyday health and wellbeing, helping patients remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

PSWs work primarily with elderly patients, but may also provide healthcare services to chronically or terminally ill individuals of varying ages. They are an essential link between patients and families and supervising clinicians (such as nurses or doctors).

How to STAND OUT at Your First Job After Business Administration Training

Jan 23, 2017 7:53:00 AM

For a recent college graduate, there are few things more exciting than nailing an interview and being offered a job. 

But making the transition from student to successful professional can be incredibly nerve-wracking.

How do you actually keep that job, and begin moving upward into positions with more responsibility and reward?

Career College or University? (+Tips for Making your Decision)

Nov 7, 2016 8:23:36 AM

Business students pose for a photo at Herzing College Ottawa

"For some young adults and mature learners, universities are the ideal option. For others, they can be an expensive waste of time, money and effort."

Wise words from education expert Ken Coates, co-author of the book, "What to Consider When You are Considering University" (Dundurn, 2014).

If you're weighing your options after high school (or want to change careers a bit later in life), a four-year university degree may not be your ideal route to success.

What is Aseptic Technique? A Quick Guide for Pharmacy Assistant Students

Nov 13, 2015 11:50:14 AM

When a fungal meningitis outbreak swept across the United States in 2012, affecting over 800 people, the FDA traced its origin back to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.