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  • ER Nurse Job Description

    Emergency room nurses usually are the first person to see a patient when they are taken in to the hospital. Sometimes, they are called trauma nurses as they assess, give comfort and provide necessary treatment to patients. ER nurses are mostly well-trained professionals capable of working in a fast-paced environment that often calls for sudden […]

  • Occupational Health Nurse Salary

    You might be looking at getting into the field of nursing. If so there are many things you will want to think about before just jumping in. Salary is usually one of the first things that comes to mind. A Texas occupational health nurse may make a little less than someone living in one of […]

  • Tips for Customizing Your GED Studies

    Tips for Customizing Your GED Studies

    If you did not graduate from high school, all is not lost. You can still open the doors of opportunity by obtaining a General Educational Development (GED) diploma. It is considered by most employers and colleges to be the same as a high school diploma. To obtain the GED, you must pass a test that consists of question from five subjects and takes about 7.5 hours to complete. The test has been around since 1942 and is the only alternative to getting a high school diploma.

  • Tips for Preparing for the GED

    Tips for Preparing for the GED

    The General Education Development (GED) test is designed to examine the extent of your knowledge of five topics that high school students study: language arts writing, language arts reading, mathematics, science, and social studies. Most people who want to obtain a GED certificate need a refresher course in these topics. Luckily there are a few ways you can obtain the information you need to pass. You can purchase books and study guides, use online resources, or sign up for adult education classes.

  • Online Resources for Passing the GED Exam

    Online Resources for Passing the GED Exam

    Most people that didn’t graduate from high school know that getting a GED certificate can help improve their lives. However, they may work full time or have other obligations that make it difficult to find time to study for and take the exam. Here are a few online resources that can help you prepare for the GED test.

  • Using the Internet to Prepare for the GED Test

    Using the Internet to Prepare for the GED Test

    Whether you want to get ahead at work or you simply want to take getting your high school diploma off your to-do list, getting a General Educational Development (GED) certificate is a worthy goal. Here is some information about the GED exam and what you need to do to earn this certificate online. There are several online resources you can use to help you prepare for the test…

  • How to Find a GED Testing Center in Your Area

    How to Find a GED Testing Center in Your Area

    Once you have studied for the exam, the next step is to find a testing center in your area. While there are thousands of testing facilities all over the world, your location will determine what resources you use to find them. Here is how to find a GED testing center in your town. If you live in the U.S. or Canada, then you are very fortunate. There are over 2,500 testing facilities in these countries that offer the GED exam. To find one near you, call the American Council on Education or visit their official website. They will happily refer you to a place where you can take the GED exam.

  • Facts and Statistics About the GED Test

    Facts and Statistics About the GED Test

    The GED was created in 1942. The purpose of the test is to certify that the person has obtained the minimum level of education needed to prepare him or her for a job or entry into a college. The subjects covered on the test include science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts in writing and reading. To qualify to take the test, you must be at least 17 years of age, have not graduated from high school, have been out of school for one year, and a United States or Canadian citizen.

  • GED Test Challenges

    GED Test Challenges

    While the majority of college and employers accept the GED certificate as though it were a high school diploma, a select few don’t. One of the main criticisms leveled at the GED program is that the test is not as difficult as it used to be. The GED is designed to certify that a person has obtained the same level of education as a person who has a high school diploma. However, some employers feel the test is too easy and, therefore, see the GED as being inferior to a high school diploma.

  • Where to Find GED Practice Exams

    Where to Find GED Practice Exams

    A good place to begin your search for GED practice exams is at an adult or continuing education center. They handle requests for information about GEDs all the time and can point you in the right direction. They can also refer you to other resources that can help you prepare for the exam. A well-known adult education center is the National Center for Family Literacy. They have a toll-free number you can call for more information….

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