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What Advancement Opportunities are Available for MAs

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 13, 2017

As a medical assistant you could be considered a "jack of all trades". You know how to take patient history, assist with examinations, administer medications, schedule appointments and prepare medical records.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How to Achieve a Smooth Transition from LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 7, 2017

The prospect of advancing your career from serving as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to a fully Registered Nurse (RN) can be a little unnerving. A little unnerving because you are essentially moving from a simple level of healthcare service provision to a more complicated level that demands more medical knowledge and care. For many LPNs therefore, the transition from working as an LPN to RN can be very difficult.

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Topics: RN

Secure a Stable Career When You Enroll in an LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 5, 2017

Sometimes it may feel as though you're in a dead end job and going nowhere slowly. Do you want more from life? To secure a better future for yourself and your loved ones, you may want to further your education.

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Topics: RN

What Are Common Duties and Responsibilities of a PN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 1, 2017

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 22 percent growth rate in the licensed practical nursing field. This is far above the average for most occupation. The positive growth outlook makes this career promising. The BLS statistics attributes the growth to a high number of nurses approaching retirement and the rise in chronic illnesses.

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Topics: Practical Nurses

Enroll in an LPN to RN Program and Graduate in One Year

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 30, 2017

Nursing is a rewarding profession where you 'give' care and 'take' pride in your skills to administer healthcare to those in need. Two of the nursing fields to pursue are LPN or RN. If you have already achieved your LPN, then you are ready to enroll in an LPN to RN program.

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Topics: RN

4 Reasons Why Institutions Need PNs

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 24, 2017

If you are looking to join the medical world, working as a practical nurse offers you the perfect entry point. Practical nursing programs offer flexible hours that allow you to work, attend to your family and study towards becoming a practical nurse (PN). Thereafter, you can offer your family stability, financial security and find satisfaction in taking care of others.

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Topics: Practical Nurses

How to Prepare for the MA Certification Exam

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 22, 2017

Just like other professionals working in the medical industry, MA (medical assistants) must pass a certification exam, which enables them to access paid positions. Anyone looking to work as a MA in the US must pass the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) exam from the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants). While states do not require that medical assistants working in state pass the CMA, a majority of medical facilities, physicians’ offices and hospitals demand a CMA certificate from potential employees.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

What Institutions Hire the Most MAs?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 18, 2017
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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

5 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Enroll in an LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 16, 2017

An LPN to RN program prepares you for your RN licensure exam, opening up different opportunities for you in the medical field. Often, the program takes a year, after which you can start accessing better opportunities around the country and even qualify to work abroad. After completing the program, you can use you qualifications and your LPN experience to advance yourself professionally.

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Topics: Registered Nurse

Five Tips On How To Earn Your First Practical Nursing Position

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 10, 2017

After all of the time spent to figure out what you wanted to do with your life, you landed on practical nursing. You worked hard in school and now you have graduated and are ready to begin a long and successful career as a practical nurse. No need to worry, because these five simple tips are all you need to land the job you've been dreaming about ever since you decided to become a practical nurse.

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Topics: Practical Nursing