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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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5 Steps on How to Transition from PN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 4, 2017

The transition from a PN to RN accords you a higher salary, more responsibilities and allows you to advance your skills in nursing. PN to RN transition programs cater to nurses looking to further their education and careers. Your education and experiences as a PN serve as a starting point; a PN to RN program offers an in-depth curriculum at an accelerated pace.

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Taking a Close Look at Job Growth of Practical Nurses in 2017

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 11, 2016

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) play a vital role in today’s health care arena. While LPNs are not authorized to perform all of the same functions that registered nurses perform, they are able to perform many of the same tasks while under proper medical supervision of a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. While some people who enter the field of practical nursing choose to become a registered nurse, others choose to stay in the field of practical nursing because their jobs are rewarding and there tends to be a lower degree of stress with practical nursing. For these reasons and others, the job growth for LPNs in 2017 is projected to be strong.

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5 Different Healthcare Career Paths for Practical Nurses

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 5, 2016

Practical nurses have so many opportunities for employment. They don't necessarily always work in hospitals. Nurses have the option to work in a rewarding environment that caters to their desires and skill sets. Toledo OH provides nurses with the opportunity to learn the right skills they need to enter the workforce in their desired locations and environments. These five examples only represent a small handful of the locations where nurses can find a career they will love.

Schools
Every school needs a quality nurse to care for the sick children. School nurses enjoy plenty of interaction with different types of patients. They might help conduct vision screenings, dental checkups, lice tests, hearing tests, weight measurements, and more. School nurses can also assist doctors in sports physicals, and they can ensure that students take any necessary medications during the day. This can be a rewarding job for most nurses who choose it.

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