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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

5 Reasons That Licensed Practical Nurses Are in High Demand

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 7, 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

How Long Does It Take to Become an LPN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 24, 2016

Becoming a licensed practical nurse may sound like a daunting task, but it can actually be accomplished in a fairly brief amount of time. Many medical professions require many years of intensive study, while some professions in the field of medicine can be attained in less time. Making an entry into the field of nursing is feasible even with a full time job. Institutions have made it more attainable to become certified as an LPN by offering classes at different times of the day and in different course lengths. The prerequisites to nursing are fairly simple education requirements. To become an LPN, not only will you learn nursing, but you’ll also gain knowledge in the areas of psychology, physiology, and more.

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Topics: Practical Nursing, LPN

How Much is the Starting Pay for Licensed Practical Nurses in Ohio?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 22, 2016

If you are looking to break into an exciting career field that is both challenging and lucrative, nursing could be the perfect fit. Licensed practical nurses in Ohio are currently in demand as the need for healthcare providers continues to surge nationwide. In particular, medical professionals who have achieved licensure through the Ohio Board of Nursing and Department of Health have high earning potential anywhere throughout the state. When compared to other nearby markets such as Michigan, Ohio has plenty of great opportunities and competitive wages to offer. 

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Topics: Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing School Tuition Costs in Ohio & Michigan

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 15, 2016

Students interested in attending school to earn their Practical Nursing degree have many schools to choose from. In Ohio and Michigan alone there are dozens of community colleges and four year schools that offer nursing programs. However, there are some big differences between practical nursing school tuition rates from one state to the other, and enrollment in Michigan schools is notoriously more competitive than schools in Ohio. 

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Topics: Practical Nursing, Nursing School Tuition, Nursing School Costs

How Much is the Starting Pay for Licensed Practical Nurses in Michigan

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 11, 2016

If you are interested in a career as a licensed practical nurse in Michigan you probably want to know what the expected salary is to begin with. Fortunately, starting wages for licensed practical nurses in Michigan are higher than in some other parts of the country. This means that nursing schools in the area are already overwhelmed with applicants and typically charge more than other schools due to the high demand for enrollment. That's why some students are choosing schools in Ohio instead.

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Topics: Nursing School, Nursing School Toledo, Practical Nursing

Study Tips and Resources on How to Prepare for the NCLEX-PN Exam

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 19, 2016

The NCLEX-PN exam is a mandatory requirements for graduates from accredited nursing programs before they can take their first job as a practicing nurse. The test itself is written and administered through the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN). There are a number of study aids and practice tests that can be done to get you ready before you go to take the actual exam.

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Topics: Nursing Career, Practical Nursing

How Do I Find a Good Practical Nursing Program in My Area?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 12, 2016

Choosing the right practical nursing program is a matter of finding a school that meets all of the requirements for licensure through national accrediting associations, has a high pass rate for all state issued tests, and has a reasonable tuition rate as compared to other schools in the area. Here are a few things to look into before choosing to enroll in your first practical nursing courses.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

How to Become a Practical Nurse in 12 Months or Less

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 6, 2016

Becoming a practical nurse requires completion of an accredited education program and passing the state issued NCLEX-PN test. In most cases, all of the required coursework and the test can be completed in less than twelve months, and sometimes can even be done in only six to seven months. Here are a few tips for becoming a practical nurse in less than a year.

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Topics: Practical Nursing