Athena Career Academy News

Why Should a PN Work as a Live-In Nurse?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 21, 2017

Without a doubt, practical nurses (PNs) are one of the most underappreciated – and underpaid! – of the nursing professionals found in any healthcare facilities. They bear the burden of some of the most unsavory of duties while also having to deal with the emotional trauma of their patients.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

5 Places You Didn’t Know a PN Can Find Employment

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 15, 2017

Now that you have excelled in your nursing education, it is time to embark on an exciting career in the field you have come to love and appreciate. The first places where nursing graduates search for employment are those locations typically associated with health care services: hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and emergency rooms.

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Topics: Nursing Career, Practical Nursing

Five Tips On How To Earn Your First Practical Nursing Position

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 10, 2017

After all of the time spent to figure out what you wanted to do with your life, you landed on practical nursing. You worked hard in school and now you have graduated and are ready to begin a long and successful career as a practical nurse. No need to worry, because these five simple tips are all you need to land the job you've been dreaming about ever since you decided to become a practical nurse.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

5 Steps to Advance In Your Career as a PN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 27, 2017

It is normal to wonder where your nursing career will take you in the next 10 or 20 years. It is possible to have more control of your career path with a few steps. Considering advancing your career is a way to continue improving and challenging yourself.

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Topics: Nursing Career, Practical Nursing

How Long is the LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 20, 2017

Generally, how long a LLPN to RN program takes to complete depends on the individual student's motivation and financial situation.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

What Institutions Offer a PN Program?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 12, 2017

 

Organizations and individuals expect a lot from nurses, especially in the care of their loved ones. Many countries overseas and even in the US will increase their demand for nurses in coming years. The high demand will come because of increasing focus on prevention care and innovation, which creates more treatment options for patients, leading to a higher demand for caregivers.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

What Is My Earning Potential as a PN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 6, 2017

If your ambition is to provide care for others, then a Practical Nurse (PN) course may be just what you are looking for. As a licensed PN, you will work under a Registered Nurse (RN) and be responsible for providing primary nursing care to patients. Admission requirements are not onerous. Apart from a clean record, all you need is a high school diploma or GED and to complete an informal interview.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

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

Helpful Tips for Practical Nurses in Night Classes

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 13, 2016

The college experience is not limited to those who want to make education a full-time pursuit. Many people choose to work full time while taking night classes. Benefits of night classes include a better income and less debt for graduates. Many people choose night classes in order to advance or change careers, allowing them to work full-time day jobs while still advancing their education. Nurses and nursing students are popular examples of those attending night school. While often a great career and economic choice, night classes can a little different than typical daytime study. Here are some of our favorite survival tips for nurses taking night classes.

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Topics: Toledo Ohio Nursing School, Practical Nursing

Nursing Careers for Students Balancing Nursing and Raising Children

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 6, 2016

Juggling between being a nurse and a mom or dad is draining. You want to be productive at work, but not at the expense of being present for your family. There is also the need to connect with people, make friends and participate in learning opportunities. It is estimated that around 70 percent of mothers struggle to achieve a balance between their career and parental responsibilities. The good news is that if you are a registered nurse, you are in luck! The nursing field offers a flexible and diverse career option. Nurses can enjoy a fulfilling career, make good earnings and still enjoy quality time with their family. Here are nursing career options that are well-suited for parenthood.

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Topics: Practical Nursing