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Five Reasons to Choose UPMC Hamot, In the Words of Our Nurses

Many people recognize UPMC for its corporate headquarters and flagship hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but just over 100 miles north, ...

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Inside the Operating Room: Q&A with UPMC Surgical Technologists

Did you know that you don't need to be a surgeon to experience the fast-paced and thrilling world of the ...

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Carol S., Licensed Practical Nurse, UPMC Heritage Place

From Patients to Family: Why Your Community Needs LPNs Like You

Every day, many of us move through life in our own little world. But do you ever stop to think ...

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Kelsey M., Licensed Practical Nurse, UPMC Seneca Place

3 Things You Didn't Know About Working in Senior Communities

When you picture a senior living facility, what comes to mind? The caring staff, the friendly community of residents — ...

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James H., LPN, Canterbury Place

Not Your Average Career: My Path to Canterbury Place

As a military veteran and a seasoned licensed practical nurse with a twenty-five-year career, James H. has cared for patients ...

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Five Reasons to Choose UPMC Hamot, In the Words of Our Nurses

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Many people recognize UPMC for its corporate headquarters and flagship hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but just over 100 miles north, you’ll find another center of our world-class patient care. UPMC Hamot, one of eight Magnet designated UPMC hospitals, is home to the only Level II trauma center in the region, as well as Magee-Womens Specialty… Read more »

To Teach and Empower: My Role as a Home Health Nurse

Most types of nursing involve similar responsibilities — monitoring patients’ conditions, administering medications, maintaining records, and educating patients and their families. But for home health nurses, those responsibilities are paired with a unique challenge and opportunity: visiting patients in their homes and caring for them independently. To be a home health nurse, you’re called upon… Read more »

Four Lessons My Career as a Certified Nursing Assistant Has Taught Me

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Meet Terry. He’s a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Asbury Heights, part of UPMC Senior Communities. At first glance, Terry’s responsibilities are pretty simple: taking care of the residents of Asbury Heights and meeting their basic needs. But spend a few moments talking with Terry, and you’ll quickly pick up on his inspiring perspective. His… Read more »

Finding Harmony in My Second Career: Meredith’s Path to Nursing

Changing your career is an overwhelming idea. After spending years learning and investing in one type of work, it can be scary to imagine leaving it all behind to pursue a new occupation. But for those who are willing to take the plunge, a “second career” can bring renewed energy, passion, and fulfillment to life.

Balancing Career and Family: Why Home Health Makes Sense For Me

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Not all nursing careers take place within the four walls of a hospital. Many nurses serve their communities by going into patients’ homes and providing valuable one-on-one care. For Nicole M., a Professional Staff Nurse with UPMC Home Health Care, what began as an itch to connect more deeply with patients has transformed into a… Read more »