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What Does a Typical Day Look Like For a PN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 24, 2017

The primary responsibility of a Practical Nurse (PN) is providing care to patients under the directions of physicians and Registered Nurses (RN). If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a Practical Nurse, it’s important to first understand what a typical day in the life of a PN looks like.

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What’s the Next Growing Position for PNs?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 22, 2017

Nursing is a rewarding career that is on the rise. With a growth rate of 16%, the demand for licensed practical nurses is increasing much faster than the U.S. average.

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What Fields Are In Need of PNs?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 10, 2017

In order for one to work as a Practical Nurse (PN), little formal education is essential. One is able to understand the education program, specific job responsibilities, and get a license as a confirmation of their qualification.

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Busting the Myth That PNs Only Work in Hospitals

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 27, 2017

As a practical nurse (PN) you're tasked with providing basic nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse or a doctor, but that doesn't mean you have to work in a conventional hospital.

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Where do PNs Fall in the Healthcare Hierarchy

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 21, 2017

Practical nurses are at the forefront of the national healthcare industry. They play a critical role in the care of patients in recovery, provide support in life-saving situations, and improve patient conditions, both in institutions and at home.

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Finding the Right Institution to Apply for as a PN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 15, 2017

 

A practical nursing program prepares you for an entry-level position in the medical field. Thereafter, you can advance your career and take up leadership positions within the medical field; join a specialty; become an educator in nursing or take up a job in a medical research facility.

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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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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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The Advantages of Becoming a PN vs RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 24, 2017

Being a nurse has many benefits that other professions cannot offer. It offers rare opportunities not readily measured and is more than just paychecks and benefit packages.

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What Level of Education is Required for a PN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 18, 2017

Becoming a practical nurse is well within the reach of almost every high school graduate but it does require a little more time spent in school to get the PN certification. Once certified, a practical nurse can expect to become a valued member of the medical staff of a hospital, dispensary or other healthcare facility.

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