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Health Care Careers

This guide explores various common healthcare career options for students.

Nursing

American College of Nurse-Midwives - Become a Midwife

Find out how to become a midwife. The practice of nurse-midwifery was established in the United States in the 1920s. Nurse-midwives are primary care and are recognized for reducing infant and maternal mortality, premature births, and low birth-weight rates. 

American Nurses Association - How to Become a Nurse?

This site from the ANA provides all sorts of information about a career in nursing -- nursing education, licensing, getting started in a career, and more. 

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians - Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs)

Find out how to become a LVN, where they are employed, their typical salary range, curricular requirements, course content for a VN program, where you can locate VN programs and more.

California Board of Registered Nursing - Careers in Nursing

Topics covered include steps to become a registered nurse, diversity and men in nursing, becoming a nurse ambassador, getting a nursing license, financial aid information, volunteering and links to a variety of useful websites for future nurses. 

California Board of Registered Nursing - Nursing Programs & Education

Lists out all the different nursing programs approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

California Department of Public Health - Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Programs

CNAs support RNs by providing basic hygiene and patient care.  CNA programs are 6-12 weeks in length.  This website provides a list of CNA training programs available in California.

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council - Aspiring Midwives

In 1991, a group of U.S. midwifery experts formed a non-profit corporation called MEAC to evaluate and accredit midwifery education programs and schools. MEAC developed comprehensive national standards for education in out-of-hospital midwifery care. In this website, you can find resources for aspiring midwives such as the types of midwives, the midwives model of care, how to become a certified professional midwife, how to choose a midwifery school, etc.

Johnson & Johnson - Nursing Specialties

Information on about 100 nursing specialties.  Presented by Johnson & Johnson, the health care product and pharmaceutical company.  See also Nursing Career FAQs to explore answers to the questions about nursing as a career.

NursingLicensure.org - Nursing License Requirements in California

Learn about becoming a Registered Nurse, or Licensed Vocational Nurse in California. 


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