Pioneer Pacific College Blog - Education & Career Tips

5 Questions to Ask in Your Job Interview

Now that you’ve finished your program at Pioneer Pacific College, the job search begins! You might think a job interview is all about being asked questions, but it’s always good to have some ready for your potential employer, too. Prospective employers like to know that you take initiative and think critically, which shows when you […]

CNA to LPN: How to Advance to the Next Level of Nursing

Are you a CNA looking to advance your career in nursing? If you enjoy working in the healthcare field and are ready to take on more responsibilities, learn valuable new skills, and increase your salary, it may be time to consider becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Pursuing a career as an LPN can open […]

7 Gross Duties You’ll Have as a Nurse (Is Nursing For You?)

Being a nurse isn’t easy, especially for someone with a sensitive stomach. From blood and vomit to pus and disease, nursing definitely isn’t for the faint of heart.  We’ve outlined the top 7 grossest duties of a nurse so you can decide for yourself whether nursing is for you. 7. Working with Blood We’re starting […]

CNA to LPN: How to Advance to the Next Level of Nursing

Are you a CNA looking to advance your career in nursing? If you enjoy working in the healthcare field and are ready to take on more responsibilities, learn valuable new skills, and increase your salary, it may be time to consider becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Pursuing a career as an LPN can open […]

7 Gross Duties You’ll Have as a Nurse (Is Nursing For You?)

Being a nurse isn’t easy, especially for someone with a sensitive stomach. From blood and vomit to pus and disease, nursing definitely isn’t for the faint of heart.  We’ve outlined the top 7 grossest duties of a nurse so you can decide for yourself whether nursing is for you. 7. Working with Blood We’re starting […]

Male Nursing Careers (What It’s Like Being a Male Nurse)

Contrary to popular belief, nurses not doctors are the backbone of the medical field—their careers can even more rewarding. Nursing can be the perfect career path for someone hoping to change lives and help people in need. Unfortunately, despite being the 21st century, some professions like nursing are still subject to heavy gender stereotypes. The […]

Male Nursing Careers (What It’s Like Being a Male Nurse)

Contrary to popular belief, nurses not doctors are the backbone of the medical field—their careers can even more rewarding. Nursing can be the perfect career path for someone hoping to change lives and help people in need. Unfortunately, despite being the 21st century, some professions like nursing are still subject to heavy gender stereotypes. The […]

Demand for Medical Assistants: Why Medical Assisting is a Good Career

Is medical assisting a good career? Do you wonder about the demand for medical assistants? What about medical assistant pay? What are your reasons to be a medical assistant? There are good answers to all of these questions, although you’ll need to identify your own reasons to be a medical assistant after you learn the […]

How to Deal with Difficult Patients as a Nurse or Medical Assistant

Working with patients can be rewarding, especially when their health improves, but it can also be challenging. One of the biggest challenges comes when you’re asked to work with difficult patients. People who are sick can be angry, defensive, and quick to lash out. Other types of patients may be silent and non-cooperative. How can […]