Athena Career Academy News

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

What Specialty is Right For You?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 2, 2017

So you have decided to take your passion for helping others and turn it into a  rewarding and lucrative career by becoming a nurse. Nursing is one of the most in-demand and respected career paths out there. You will be able to enjoy tons of benefits throughout your promising nursing career. But before you do, you will need to select a nursing specialty to pursue once you finish school.

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Topics: Nursing

Six Tips for a Well-Rounded Nursing Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 31, 2017

Nurses account for the largest percentage of health care providers; there are 3.1 million registered nurses working nationwide. With more individuals training as nurses, there is pressure to make the best of your nursing career education to excel in the workplace.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing School

What is the Median Pay for RNs? How Long Does it Take to Reach It?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 19, 2017

If you are considering a career in nursing or already work as an entry-level nurse, you are likely curious as to how much money RNs earn. RNs are in high demand across the country as well as the world. Let's delve into the details of RN compensation and take a look at how long it usually takes to reach the median pay rate.

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Topics: Nursing, RN

The Fastest Growing Position for an RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 17, 2017

Wouldn't it be nice to step into a growing career field that gives you the opportunity to help those in need, attain personal fulfillment and earn a respectable income? This is a description of the professional nursing field. RNs enjoy all sorts of opportunities to earn a living in a professional environment that does not take a toll on the body or put one in harm's way. This is a rapidly growing, completely safe and financially lucrative line of work. Let's take a look at some of the fastest growing nursing specialties that offer a comfortable work environment, opportunities for career growth and more than a living wage.

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Topics: Nursing, RN

It Is Never Too Late to Enroll in the RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 12, 2017

The days of selecting a profession in your early twenties and spending decades with a single company are a thing of the past. These days it is important to find a profession in which there will be both loyalty and job stability. Part of the reason for this is that as you grow older, your interests and ambitions often change.

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Topics: Nursing, Registered Nurse, RN

The Benefits of Attending an Accredited Nursing Academy

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 7, 2016

 

Nursing is a discipline that requires a great deal of experience for you to discharge your duties efficiently and not be overwhelmed by the heavy responsibility, erratic schedule, and constant on-the-job surprises. The heavy focus on prior experience can sometimes tempt aspiring nurses to try to go directly into the professional field instead of completing a full course at an accredited nursing academy first. This, however, is a foolhardy choice to make, and it will ultimately end up negatively impacting your career. Here are some reasons why you should definitely finish your course at an accredited nursing academy before taking the plunge into the professional world of nursing:

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Topics: Nursing

Considering the Growing Field of Travel Nursing

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 15, 2016

Are you getting ready to go into college and either don’t know what you want to be at all or simply know that you want to help people for a living? Or maybe you know for sure that you want to be a nurse but you don’t want to be tied down to one specific location. If that’s the case, travel nursing may be the profession for you. Travel nurses are in extremely high demand right now so you are basically guaranteed to find a job once you complete your degree.

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Topics: Nursing

The Most Effective Way to Earn Your Practical Nursing CEUs

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 11, 2016

The most effective way to earn your practical nursing CEUs include three main methods: taking an online course, attending a seminar, or completing a mail-in form. In order to earn your CEU credits, you want to maximize the amount of free nursing CEUs that you can. Continuing education for nurses generally is at a reduced cost or free, so that it isn't cumbersome for those in the profession to obtain a nursing CEU. Free CEUs for nurses are generally becoming more and more popular so as not to place a financial burden upon those pursuing practical nursing.

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Topics: Nursing

What is the difference between a registered nurse and a practical nurse?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 3, 2016

Now is the perfect time to enter the field of nursing. Nurses are always in demand, especially now that there is a bit of a shortage in many parts of the US, and as such there is a great deal of job security with this profession.  If you are considering a career in nursing you will need to figure out what type of nurse you want to be. Two of the most common options are becoming a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN). While both of these jobs are in the nursing field they are very different when it comes to educational paths, job tasks, and salary. Before you can make an informed decision of what type of nursing you are going to get into, you should know a good deal of information about both.

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Topics: Nursing