A registered nurse (RN) is a registered nurse, right? You go to school, get the training, pass your nursing boards and go out in the real world and treat patients. There is some truth there, in that an RN takes medical histories, administers medication, orders tests, assists doctors during exams and preps patients for procedures.…

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At Brookline College, our professors, staff and program directors, like Jane Jackson are here to impact the students and change their lives. Jackson is the Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant program. She has been a physical therapist assistant for the past 15 years. She decided to work at Brookline College to truly make…

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How to Survive Your First Year as a Nurse Graduating from nursing school is a major achievement, but nothing compares to beginning your first nursing job. Suddenly, everything has come together; you can apply all that you learned to treat patients. It’s exciting, certainly, but your first year as a nurse will also be frustrating,…

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By Cathleen Raffaeli, CEO & Chairman of the Board Brookline College. I’m sharing my personal story today to stand in solidarity with George Floyd and the countless others who have felt the anguish of police exerting excessive force. My white, often-misguided upper middle-class son was shot by police, in his bedroom at his father’s condo,…

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During these pandemic days, education as we once knew it has changed. Schools are closed, but resilience, innovation and modification keep the learning going. Many schools offer online learning, and some offer remote learning. Wait … isn’t that the same thing? What’s the difference between online and remote learning? Online learning usually is a course…

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Brookline’ College’s motto of “small school, big future” takes center stage in what Mandie Benavidez and Elise Alva, Co-directors of Student Outcomes, do every day in the Career Services department.    “We’ve really looked at the career and the student as a whole and where can they take that,” says Benavidez. Benavidez and Alva—along with…

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The change to online or E-learning came suddenly and quickly. Many professors and teachers had to switch their curriculum to fit an online learning style. Some may think it is as simple as setting up the course, opening up a Zoom account and expecting your students to show up to the online lecture. However, to…

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