Special Section Helps Professionals Expand Their Careers in Healthcare

Professional Development Special Section Offers Insights and Advice to Healthcare Professionals Seeking to Grow Their Careers

Lincoln, NE, July 10, 2012 --( To help anyone who is looking to grow a career in healthcare better understand training and certification needs and options, Health Education Solutions (HES), a leading provider of online healthcare certification courses, today released a Professional Development special section. This article library, available at, is intended to keep healthcare professionals and first responders informed about and engaged in their personal career growth.

“It is vital that professionals in any field stay up to date on certifications and maximize professional growth opportunities in order to move forward in their careers,” said Melissa Marks, president of HES. “At Health Education Solutions, we are committed to helping professionals in the healthcare field learn the skills they need to be successful as they pursue new career opportunities.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment among healthcare occupations is expected to increase by 29 percent between 2010 and 2020, resulting in a projected 3.5 million new jobs. This significant growth will also drive a broad range of new opportunities for individuals already employed in a healthcare position.

The Professional Development special section offers a variety of resources related to changing career focus, planning a career path and seeking needed certifications. This special section, along with a variety of other healthcare-focused resources, is available in Health Education Solutions’ online resource library at The online resource library is a free tool for healthcare professionals and first responders who are seeking resources to stay informed about healthcare trends and advances. The library also helps them stay up to date on opportunities and resources for career advancement.

For professionals with a career in healthcare who are in need of life support certifications, Health Education Solutions offers an online advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) course and online pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course. These courses were developed in partnership with Union College. Health Education Solutions additionally offers the American Heart Association’s (AHA) HeartCode ACLS Part 1 course for individuals whose employers require AHA ACLS certification.

Healthcare professionals can also access a variety of online healthcare courses through Health Education Solutions, including basic life support (BLS), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), stroke, automated external defibrillator (AED), first aid and bloodborne pathogens training. Courses are designed for healthcare professionals who need certification, as well as individuals who want to be prepared to provide care in the event of an emergency.

For individuals with careers in healthcare who are preparing for the ACLS and PALS exams, Health Education Solutions offers certification and recertification tests and quizzes. Practice tests cost $35 and closely mirror the ACLS and PALS exams, and are timed with 50 multiple-choice questions. Professionals who purchase the practice tests can apply a portion of their fee to the purchase of the full certification course. ACLS and PALS practice quizzes, offered free of charge, each include five sample questions.

About Health Education Solutions
Health Education Solutions (HES) is a leading provider of continuing education solutions for healthcare professionals. HES, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc. (NYSE: NNI), offers ACLS and PALS courses developed in partnership with medical faculty at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Shannon Fern