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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

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

Should Registered Nurses Get a Bachelor's or an Associate's Degree?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 18, 2017

There are many paths to becoming a registered nurse, and none are inherently better than others. You know what you want to do, but what's the best way to get there? The primary ways one would become a nurse is through a bachelors degree in nursing from a 4 year university or an associates degree from a community college. Both a bachelors and an associates will get your foot into the door and help you become an RN, but what are the differences?

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Topics: Nursing School, Registered Nurse

Choosing Between College and Nursing School for Your Nursing Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 18, 2016


It’s no secret that the cost of attending college is extremely expensive these days. And it’s also apparent that many graduating students leave college strapped with the financial burden of large student loans.

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Topics: Nursing School

The Process of Bridging Between an LPN and an RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 28, 2016

If you are interested in a nursing career one of the quickest ways in is to become an licensed practical nurse (or LPN). This requires less training, education and hands-on experience than becoming a registered nurse (or an RN). However, LPNs do make less money and have less upward mobility. If you start off as a LPN you can later become a RN by enrolling in a bridge program. Otherwise, you can directly enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program which will take four years to complete, after which you will be eligible to take the national council licensure examination required to become a registered nurse.

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Topics: Nursing School

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

What Are the NCLEX Pass Rates for Nursing Students in Ohio?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 19, 2016

For thousands of hopefuls across the country, the ability to pass the NCLEX exam is the only thing standing in the way of their goal of becoming a licensed nurse. NCLEX exams are created and administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN). Untrained or poorly trained healthcare professionals are a hazard to public health and safety, and as such exams like this protect patients from unsafe nursing practices. These serve as a measure of the competence and skill of those who wish to become a registered nurse (NCLEX-RN) or a practical nurse (NCLEX-PN).

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Topics: Nursing School, RN

Choosing the Right Nursing School Program for You

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 8, 2016

The decision to pursue a nursing program is one that many people make. However, that doesn't mean your nursing school experience will be the same as anyone else's. When you're checking out the different options in Toledo OH, keep a few tips in mind to ensure that you enroll in a program that's the right fit.

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Topics: Nursing School

How Are Nursing School Rankings Determined?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 21, 2016

Nursing school rankings can sometimes be confusing when you are looking for a quality nursing school program. Of course, you want to make sure that you choose the best program that will give you the educational advantage while earning your nursing degree. These rankings can give you an idea of how well a specific nursing school program measures up. You can find detailed information about a specific school and compare it with other schools. Details can include:

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Topics: Nursing School

What Are the Advantages of Attending Accredited Nursing Schools?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 12, 2016

Choosing to attend a nursing school is the first big step toward a great career path. Currently there are hundreds of schools across the nation offering nursing programs, so it can be hard to decide which one is best for you. However, if you want to get the most out of your education, and build your resume effectively, you will need to find an accredited school to attend. 

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Topics: Nursing School