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5 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Enroll in an LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 16, 2017

An LPN to RN program prepares you for your RN licensure exam, opening up different opportunities for you in the medical field. Often, the program takes a year, after which you can start accessing better opportunities around the country and even qualify to work abroad. After completing the program, you can use you qualifications and your LPN experience to advance yourself professionally.

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Topics: Registered Nurse

Starting Your First Job as a Registered Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 29, 2017

Starting out as a registered nurse comes with promise and expectations. The advice of experienced nurses will guide you into success. Sticking close to them helps you avoid missteps along the way. They also offer advice to help you adapt comfortably in the new work environment.

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Topics: Registered Nurse

Should Registered Nurses Get a Bachelor's or an Associate's Degree?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 18, 2017

There are many paths to becoming a registered nurse, and none are inherently better than others. You know what you want to do, but what's the best way to get there? The primary ways one would become a nurse is through a bachelors degree in nursing from a 4 year university or an associates degree from a community college. Both a bachelors and an associates will get your foot into the door and help you become an RN, but what are the differences?

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Topics: Nursing School, Registered Nurse

It Is Never Too Late to Enroll in the RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 12, 2017

The days of selecting a profession in your early twenties and spending decades with a single company are a thing of the past. These days it is important to find a profession in which there will be both loyalty and job stability. Part of the reason for this is that as you grow older, your interests and ambitions often change.

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Topics: Nursing, Registered Nurse, RN

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

Typical Day in the Life of a Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 11, 2016

The daily routine of working as an RN (registered nurse) can be described as anything but laid-back. It's usually fast-paced, fairly hectic and complex, but for many people the work is extremely rewarding as well. For anyone interested in pursuing a career as a registered nurse, it's important to first understand what the typical day of an RN's life is like to be able to gauge if it indeed is the right career path for you. You don't want to be investing two to four years of your life and thousands of dollars in student loans only to find that the nursing attire doesn't really fit you.

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Topics: Registered Nurse