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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

Five Reasons to Consider Becoming a Practical Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 23, 2016

Nursing is a rewarding career that comes with the potential to make a good living. A nurse plays an important role in helping a sick person become well, and it is a great line of work to get into if you truly enjoy caring for other people. While becoming a nurse involves a lot of time, energy and work, it is a career that will provide you with a stable future. If you have contemplated becoming an RN (registered nurse) but you just don't have a schedule that allows for the rigorous schooling involved in preparing for this type of career, you may want to consider studying to become an LPN (licensed practical nurse) instead.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

Taking a Close Look at Job Growth for Practical Nurses

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 13, 2016

Practical nurses (PNs) play a vital role in today’s health care arena. While PNs 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 PNs in 2017 is projected to be strong.

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Topics: Practical Nursing