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How to Land Your Dream Position in Your Dream Location as an RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 1, 2017

If you have completed your nursing program or in the midst of your education, it is time to start working toward finding your dream job in the perfect location. It is well within the realm of possibility to nab your ideal job in the location you have your heart set on.

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Topics: RN

The Best Places for Job Placement After Completing the RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 28, 2017

Registered nurses (RNs) work in all sorts of professional environments. From hospitals to clinics, schools and long-term care settings, these professionals enjoy job placement in an array of unique settings. Some even choose to perform their work on-the-go as traveling nurses.

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How to Determine if the RN Program is Right for You

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 23, 2017

Jumping into something new makes you anxious; the uncertainty of the challenges and hurdles ahead leave you scared - especially when the program plays a critical role in determining the career you will pursue in the long-term. Choosing a program that prepares you to qualify as a registered nurse (RN) is the same. Extensive research, speaking to professionals, and witnessing nurses at work can help you determine if the RN program is right for you.

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Topics: RN

What Are the Primary Responsibilities of Registered Nurses?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 21, 2017

Registered nurses (RNs) play important roles in the lives of patients. These healthcare professionals do everything from helping patients complete daily tasks to maintaining medical records, modifying treatment plants and beyond. Most RNs enjoy their profession as their work days are full of varied challenges and opportunities to help those in need. Let's take a look at the main responsibilities of RNs.

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Topics: RN

How Much Experience Do You Need to Become a Registered Nurse?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 15, 2017

Registered nurses usually work in general medical and surgical hospitals, physicians’ offices, home health care services, nursing care facilities and outpatient care centers. Most of the work RNs perform includes patient care, case management, disease prevention services and maintenance of medical records. RNs also offer administrative and health care management services at different levels, for example, organizing clinics or health education trainings for the public.

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Topics: RN

The Advantages of Becoming a Registered Nurse Over Becoming a Doctor

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 14, 2017

When you think of being sick, the first person you think of may be your doctor, but the first person you see will likely be a nurse. Nursing careers have many advantages over becoming a doctor, such as the additional one-on-one time with patients that allows you to form close bonds with both patient and family.

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Topics: RN

The Top 5 Positions For an RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 9, 2017

Nursing is one of the most exciting, rewarding, and in-demand career choices out there. It offers a level of stability, flexibility, and potential for growth that is rarely found in any other field. When you become a nurse, you open countless doors for yourself and your future.

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Topics: RN

A Guide to Completing Your RN Degree

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 7, 2017

Registered nurses (RNs) play a vital role in the health sector. They educate patients on health matters and provide patient care as well as emotional support. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field's job pool is set to expand by up to 16 percent by 2024. Growth is driven by an increase in the aging population.

In May 2015, the annual median salary for nursing staff was $67,490. The highest paid professionals earned up to $101,630. Nurses employed in government facilities earned the highest salaries. 

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7 Reasons Why RN’s are the Fastest Growing Field

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 26, 2017

The health care field is booming right now, and fully 7 health related positions are in the top 10 of employment options. That's why being an RN is so appealing. The opportunities for growth within the health care field are nearly endless once you become an RN, so you can pick and choose what you want to be. Here are 7 other reasons why RN's are the fastest growing field out there.  

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The Benefits of Switching from LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 24, 2017

Make no mistake about it, being an LPN can be a satisfying employment opportunity that is like nothing else. It is relatively easy to get started, and the working hours are abundant.

But it does have some disadvantages, one of which is that it is considered an entry level job and also, as an LPN, you'll always need to be supervised, which ultimately gives you limited choices for career advancement.

A good option to consider is to use your LPN knowledge and become a registered nurse. Switching from an LPN to RN opens up many different employment opportunities that you could not possibly hope to have if you were just an LPN alone, and there are many other benefits as well.

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Topics: Nursing School, LPN, RN