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5 Places You Didn’t Know a PN Can Find Employment

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 15, 2017

Now that you have excelled in your nursing education, it is time to embark on an exciting career in the field you have come to love and appreciate. The first places where nursing graduates search for employment are those locations typically associated with health care services: hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and emergency rooms.

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Topics: Nursing Career, Practical Nursing

What Fields Are In Need of PNs?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 10, 2017

In order for one to work as a Practical Nurse (PN), little formal education is essential. One is able to understand the education program, specific job responsibilities, and get a license as a confirmation of their qualification.

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Topics: Practical Nurses

What Is the Projected Growth for MAs?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 8, 2017

Medical assistants provide a valuable service to doctors and patients. Keeping accurate records of patient medical histories as well as recording vital signs play an important role in diagnosis. A medical assistant, or MA, also can assist by preparing a patient for an exam, or be helping a doctor during the exam itself.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

6 LPN to RN Tips for Obtaining a Full-time Offer Upon Graduation

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 2, 2017

When graduating from an LPN to RN program, few things are more worrisome than the lag time between the completion of your education and the beginning of your career. The preparation for your career not only includes your coursework, but it also includes the extra effort made throughout your training.

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Topics: LPN to RN

5 Easy Steps to Enrolling into a LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 27, 2017

 LPN-RN programs cater to licensed practical nurses looking to advance their education and professional careers. If you work as an LPN, you can use your current education and practical experience to enroll into an LPN-RN program. Through the program, you get to study nursing in depth through an accelerated model. After the LPN-RN program, you can sit for the NCLEX-RN program, which qualifies you to apply for a registered nurse license.

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Topics: LPN to RN

What Challenges Will a PN Face in the Nursing Field

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 25, 2017

Deciding to attend nursing school is an important decision, which is why understanding your nursing certification is a necessity. PN degrees are a little different than other nursing degrees such as an RN or a nurse practitioner. While still a vital and important career choice, it's important to understand the challenges you will face as a PN in the nursing field.

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Topics: Practical Nursing Jobs

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