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6 Reasons Why the Nursing Field Continues to Grow

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 19, 2017

The nursing industry has been growing rapidly in recent years and stands poised to grow even more in the decade to come. This trend can be traced to several factors working in concert; shifting patient demographics, population growth, and the changing landscape of nursing due to regulatory shifts and technological advancements all contribute.

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Topics: Nursing

Where Can an MA Student Gain Hands-On Experience?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 17, 2017

Hands-on experience is essential in the medical field. While an MA (medical assistant) program prepares you with the knowledge and advice you need to succeed, applying it all in a real-life setting prepares you with skills you will need throughout your professional life. Your work as a medical assistant is quite critical; your work with human lives and your role is essential to their well-being.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

5 Important Things You Should Know as an LPN to RN Student

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 13, 2017

Jumping into something new can be scary especially if you don’t have all the important details. This is the exact reason that makes choosing a career so challenging. It is not like putting in a couple of years in school, trying out a job and bouncing to another if you don’t like it.

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Topics: LPN to RN

How to Ensure My Credits Transfer for the LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 11, 2017

An LPN to RN program is quite essential when you are looking to advance your career. While most programs offer an easy application process, you must transfer your credits to make sure you meet all the credit requirements for your ADN or BSN degree and for the NCLEX-RN exam. Depending on your educational background, the credit transfer process can be easy and fast or lengthy.

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Topics: LPN to RN

Are You Suited for a Fast-Paced and Steady-Paced Nursing Career?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 5, 2017

As a nursing student, you will be faced with the dilemma of choosing the perfect nursing job to kick start your career. As a nursing student, you have quite a number of options to choose from. You can apply to become a nurse in a regular doctor’s office or work in a standalone emergency room.

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Topics: Nursing Career

Where Can You Work as a MA?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 3, 2017

You usually find MA's in primary care (basic, rather than specialized) facilities because of their generalized education. You can think of primary care as the first stop for a patient who is seeking treatment but may not know exactly what kind of treatment they need yet. The job outlook for a medical assistant is good, but where will you find the most opportunities?

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Are LPN to RN Programs Offered Online?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 29, 2017

Nursing schools with LPN to RN programs also offer online programs, which give you flexibility especially if you are trying to add an educational program to a busy home and work schedule. Often, the programs offer rigorous course work, which requires you to spend a lot of time studying.

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Topics: RN

Busting the Myth That PNs Only Work in Hospitals

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 27, 2017

As a practical nurse (PN) you're tasked with providing basic nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse or a doctor, but that doesn't mean you have to work in a conventional hospital.

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Topics: Practical Nurses

Where do PNs Fall in the Healthcare Hierarchy

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 21, 2017

Practical nurses are at the forefront of the national healthcare industry. They play a critical role in the care of patients in recovery, provide support in life-saving situations, and improve patient conditions, both in institutions and at home.

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Topics: Practical Nurses

Finding the Right Institution to Apply for as a PN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 15, 2017

 

A practical nursing program prepares you for an entry-level position in the medical field. Thereafter, you can advance your career and take up leadership positions within the medical field; join a specialty; become an educator in nursing or take up a job in a medical research facility.

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Topics: Practical Nurses