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The healthcare industry is in a state of change, and we want to provide students with the knowledge they need for a lasting career in healthcare. Education is at the heart of SE Career College, and our blog can help keep you informed as you explore your career options, learn the latest news in the industry, and stay updated on the changes you may see in the healthcare profession.

Making the Most of Night Shifts in Health Care Careers

Making the Most of Night Shifts in Health Care Careers

One of the many rewarding employment opportunities available for Health Care Assistants (HCAs) is working in a long-term care facility where residents require access to care around the clock. This means that HCAs are needed for both day and night shifts. Working the night shift has many advantages…

How PSW Training Prepares You for Caring for Someone with Dementia

How PSW Training Prepares You for Caring for Someone with Dementia

Person and Family Centred Care is a guiding principle of Personal Support Worker (PSW) training with the intention being to establish therapeutic relationships based on collaboration, communication, empathy, and mutual understanding and respect. There can be additional considerations for maintaining open communication and understanding when interacting with clients…

Considering HCA Training? A Day in the Life of a Caregiver Working in a Long-Term Care Facility

Considering HCA Training? A Day in the Life of a Caregiver Working in a Long-Term Care Facility

Health Care Assistants¬†are playing an increasingly important role in providing supportive care to older adults living in their own homes and in long-term care facilities. These professionals constitute a significant proportion of the country’s healthcare labour force, providing up to 80% of direct care to elderly Canadians. As…

Supporting the Unique Needs of Children with Complex Health Conditions in your Personal Support Worker Career

Supporting the Unique Needs of Children with Complex Health Conditions in your Personal Support Worker Career

While all children face various health problems from time to time, some children have complex health conditions affecting everyday life that require extensive medical care. Many children as a consequence of their illness or complexity of their condition have complex intellectual, physical, and/or sensory disabilities that necessitate specialized…

Top Tips for Acing your Job Interviews after Healthcare College

Top Tips for Acing your Job Interviews after Healthcare College

The healthcare field offers some of the most rewarding careers possible for the right type of compassionate person. While graduates with a Health Care Assistant (HCA) diploma earn the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes to succeed in this profession, potential employers will want to interview you, as with…