Athena Career Academy News

Are LPN to RN Programs Offered Online?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 29, 2017

Nursing schools with LPN to RN programs also offer online programs, which give you flexibility especially if you are trying to add an educational program to a busy home and work schedule. Often, the programs offer rigorous course work, which requires you to spend a lot of time studying.

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Topics: RN

How to Achieve a Smooth Transition from LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 7, 2017

The prospect of advancing your career from serving as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to a fully Registered Nurse (RN) can be a little unnerving. A little unnerving because you are essentially moving from a simple level of healthcare service provision to a more complicated level that demands more medical knowledge and care. For many LPNs therefore, the transition from working as an LPN to RN can be very difficult.

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Topics: RN

Secure a Stable Career When You Enroll in an LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 5, 2017

Sometimes it may feel as though you're in a dead end job and going nowhere slowly. Do you want more from life? To secure a better future for yourself and your loved ones, you may want to further your education.

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Topics: RN

Enroll in an LPN to RN Program and Graduate in One Year

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 30, 2017

Nursing is a rewarding profession where you 'give' care and 'take' pride in your skills to administer healthcare to those in need. Two of the nursing fields to pursue are LPN or RN. If you have already achieved your LPN, then you are ready to enroll in an LPN to RN program.

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Topics: RN

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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Topics: Practical Nurses, RN

Common Mistakes for RN Graduates

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 22, 2017

Nursing is a highly rewarding profession. However, you are bound to make mistakes early on in your career. Most of the mistakes will happen on the job, creating learning opportunities. Other mistakes may affect your career and slow down your professional growth.

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Topics: RN

Busting the Myth that RNs Cannot Advance in Their Career

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 20, 2017

To some people, being a registered nurse is the ultimate holy grail. However, the myth and notion that advancing your career after getting your certification is hard has made many shy off. Since some nursing positions will have you work long schedules, endure abuse from psychiatric or uncooperative patients, demand that you be available on call or deploy you to remote areas, ambitious nurses might be forced into thinking they don’t have the time to advance their careers.

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Topics: RN

Which Kind of Facility is Right for You as a New Registered Nurse?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 16, 2017

Registered Nurses (RNs) are that charming and vital cog that keeps healthcare ticking like clockwork. Even though most people are conversant with how important RNs are to the society, very few know where registered nurses work other than the general hospital setting. Working in a hospital or a health care facility isn’t bad. The problem is some people want to be nurses but aren’t cut out for the hospital routine. They need something different and exciting.

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Topics: RN

What Temperament is Best for Registered Nurses?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 14, 2017

A successful nurse is tenacious and gregarious. They are people who love their jobs and excel in their work. A big part of being a good nurse is being able to stay calm and collected. As a registered nurse dealing with injuries or illness a calm demeanor helps patients through stressful times. There are six other essential characteristics that make a person a great registered nurse.

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Topics: RN

Can an RN find work outside the U.S.?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 8, 2017

The international community regards U.S. educated nurses highly and rightfully so: almost a third of the top 100 nursing schools in the world are in the U.S. Qualifying as a RN in the U.S. opens up several opportunities internationally. Nurses make up over 50 percent of health workers internationally. You can either work in the developed world or find opportunities with organizations such as the World Health Organization in developing countries.

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Topics: RN