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Where Does the Scope of Practice Begin and End for a Practical Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 10, 2017

 

Practical Nurses are a valuable asset in the health and wellness sector. They play a vital role in implementation and monitoring of a variety of tasks geared towards treating ailments, promoting health and sometimes preventing the illness from occurring in the first place.

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Discovering LPN Career Outside of Long-Term Care Facilities

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 5, 2017

The best part about working as an LPN is that you can access a variety of opportunities in healthcare. Unfortunately, you will come across many people who think that an LPN limits you to working in a nursing home or other long-term care. As the health care industry diversifies and grows, you can access several opportunities with your LPN license. They include:

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If you Crave Leadership, Consider Enrolling in a LPN-RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 3, 2017

LPN-RN programs cater to licensed practical nurses looking to advance their education and careers. Your LPN serves as a starting point, while the LPN-RN program allows you to delve deeper into the curriculum through an accelerated pace. After the LPN-RN program, you can sit for your NCLEX-RN exams, after which you qualify to get your RN license.

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How to Handle Stress When You Enter a LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 27, 2017

 

Any type of nursing profession could easily be considered as being very stressful. Often, as nursing professionals make the transition from being a LPN to a RN program, they express that they encounter a great deal of additional stress that they may not have been experiencing before.

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Topics: LPN to RN

Why Are Medical Assistants important to the Healthcare Industry?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 25, 2017

 

When pursuing a medical career, it's helpful to view the medical assistant position as a stepping stone to higher paying work. It's a position that's ideal for high school graduates who have been out of school for awhile and want to jump back in the medical field. It's also a practical career solution for part-time working mothers who want to increase their income or people who want a career in helping others. Here are reasons to consider seeking a career as a medical assistant.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Why Should a PN Work as a Live-In Nurse?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 21, 2017

Without a doubt, practical nurses (PNs) are one of the most underappreciated – and underpaid! – of the nursing professionals found in any healthcare facilities. They bear the burden of some of the most unsavory of duties while also having to deal with the emotional trauma of their patients.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

Are Opportunities Available for RNs in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 19, 2017
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Topics: Registered Nurse

Can an LPN to RN Student Find Employment in the Emergency Room?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 14, 2017

An LPN to RN program starts you on a path to more opportunities in nursing. While your PN license may qualify you to work as you study, some jobs may require you to wait until you get your RN license. The good news is that the experience you have as a practicing nurse will always give you an edge over other RNs who may not have a similar experience.

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Topics: LPN to RN

Differences between an Administrative and Clinical Medical Assistant?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 12, 2017

The medical field offers an array of exciting careers. Entering this field will provide you with the professional skills you need to earn a better living and open opportunities for advancement.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How to Become a RNFA After Completing an LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 7, 2017

Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) courses are ideal for individuals interested in qualifying for positions in a surgical unit or hospital setting. Enrolling for the course after completing an LPN to RN program gives you an opportunity to gain advanced knowledge of surgical procedures and anatomy.

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Topics: LPN to RN