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The Benefits of Switching from LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 24, 2017

Make no mistake about it, being an LPN can be a satisfying employment opportunity that is like nothing else. It is relatively easy to get started, and the working hours are abundant.

But it does have some disadvantages, one of which is that it is considered an entry level job and also, as an LPN, you'll always need to be supervised, which ultimately gives you limited choices for career advancement.

A good option to consider is to use your LPN knowledge and become a registered nurse. Switching from an LPN to RN opens up many different employment opportunities that you could not possibly hope to have if you were just an LPN alone, and there are many other benefits as well.

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Topics: Nursing School, LPN, RN

What to Expect When Switching from LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 5, 2017

If you currently work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and would like to segue to a career as a registered nurse (RN) you might be surprised as to how easy this transition is. LPN-to-RN programs advance your education as well as your earnings.

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Topics: LPN, RN

A Day in the Life of an LPN

Posted by nicole on Dec 27, 2016

Are you interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and looking to learn more about how the typical day as an LPN works? As a licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you will be in charge of providing care to patients as directed by registered nurses and the doctors. If you wish to learn more about the typical day in the shoes of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), then you won't want to miss the great information given in this blog!

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Topics: LPN

Becoming an RN vs. an LPN

Posted by nicole on Dec 26, 2016

Should you become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN)? The decision can be difficult. There are differences in education requirements, earnings, chances for advancement, and job security. Before deciding, you should know your options.

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Topics: LPN, RN

A Guide to Adjusting from an LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 12, 2016


As a Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN), the next step up the professional ladder for you would be becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Let's take a look at what the process of going from LPN to RN entails.

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Topics: LPN, RN

How to Make Sure Your LPN License Travels With You When You Move

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 22, 2016

While a sense of adventure is necessary for travel nurses, practicality and preparation are an important part of the equation. Travel nurses are contractors that can either be self-employed or hired through an agency to fill in positions at clinics, hospitals, and national private practices. Varying on intervals, the nurses can also work globally. When it comes to obtaining an LPN license, nurses are advised to steer clear of potential pitfalls that could arise.

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Topics: LPN

Mistakes to Avoid on Your Nursing School Application

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 25, 2016

Toledo OH is an excellent place to attend nursing school, but there are several hurdles to overcome first. Potential nursing students need to make their applications and pitches flawless if they want to stand out from the crowd of applicants. Here are some tips to ensure that your application is devoid of any red flags.

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Topics: Nursing School, LPN, RN

Is It Difficult to Transition from an LPN to RN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 21, 2016

While some people may consider LPNs and RNs to basically be the same thing, they are actually extremely different. The LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse with a certificate from a short program that runs between a year to two. The RN is a Registered Nurse who has completed a four year professional degree and generally has a higher level of responsibility. When you make the choice to further your education and explore LPN to RN programs you may hear mixed commentary about how easy or hard the transition is. Here are some things to keep in mind when you compare programs:

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Topics: Practical Nursing, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN

Should You Become a Medical Assistant or an PN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 6, 2016

The Medical Assistant (MA) and Practical Nurse (PN) are both occupations where you can be working after one year of training. There are job postings for the two in the Toledo OH area. Both jobs require positive patient contact and are directly related to satisfaction with the health service received. But there are fundamental differences in the work performed and one may suit you while the other may not be satisfying. Let’s look at the differences.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, LPN

How Long Does It Take to Become an LPN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 24, 2016

Becoming a licensed practical nurse may sound like a daunting task, but it can actually be accomplished in a fairly brief amount of time. Many medical professions require many years of intensive study, while some professions in the field of medicine can be attained in less time. Making an entry into the field of nursing is feasible even with a full time job. Institutions have made it more attainable to become certified as an LPN by offering classes at different times of the day and in different course lengths. The prerequisites to nursing are fairly simple education requirements. To become an LPN, not only will you learn nursing, but you’ll also gain knowledge in the areas of psychology, physiology, and more.

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Topics: Practical Nursing, LPN