Athena Career Academy News

Technology and Trends for Medical Assistants

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 20, 2018

 

There has never been a better time to launch a career as a medical assistant.

Advancement in healthcare technology and recent industry trends are making this line of work easier, more effective and ultimately, more fulfilling.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing

What You Need to Know as a Palliative Care PN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 15, 2018

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) specializing in palliative care is most often tasked with alleviating the pain of a terminally ill patient.

Most often, this care will take place in a hospice or other "end of life" facility.

Patient care is accomplished in a number of ways – both physical and emotional.

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Topics: Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing Jobs

Debunked! 5 Myths About Working in Early Childhood Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 13, 2018

Early childhood education is a career many people choose to pursue because of the personal fulfillment that they know it will provide as well as the fact that there will always be a need for early childhood education professionals.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

Can an LPN-RN become a Correctional Nurse?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 12, 2018

If you are considering enrolling in an LPN-RN program to obtain your RN, you should consider the exciting world of correctional nursing to start your nursing career.

Many times, you can get hired at a correctional facility as an LPN while still in school, and then take on a more senior level responsibilites once you graduate with your RN and pass boards.

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Topics: Practical Nursing Jobs, LPN, RN, LPN to RN

Per-Diem Work Helped me Stay in My LPN - RN program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 7, 2018

 

An LPN-RN program costs money and it is important to identify opportunities in healthcare that help you earn an extra income.

As a qualified LPN, I was lucky enough to find per-diem work that gave me the flexibility to attend classes and the extra income I needed to facilitate my studies. Through per-diem work, you get to work on a day-to-day basis.

You have control over your working schedule and you have an opportunity to experience different work environments, specialties, and facilities.

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Topics: LPN to RN

Unique Career Possibilites for Medical Assistants

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 5, 2018

You've decided that a medical assistant career may be the right career for you.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Teach Preschool or Elementary with an Early Childhood Education Degree!

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 1, 2018

 

If you love spending time with kids, it is awfully challenging to choose which age group to teach. You might have a soft spot for those innocent little toddlers yet you also probably get a kick out of interacting with elementary school students who are just starting to develop an intellectual curiosity.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

5 Skills Nursing Employers Want in Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 30, 2018

Nursing employers are hiring in droves yet they are not willing to hire just anyone who is an RN and has some experience. Nowadays, those looking for nursing work must have a specific skill set along with some important intangibles. 

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Career

Qualities Your Nursing Recruiter Is Looking For

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 23, 2018

 

Every medical recruiter is looking for a nurse who brings more than knowledge and experience to the table. You must demonstrate qualities that show you are passionate about working as a caregiver. Many recruiters admit to favoring candidates who are authentic, passionate and likable.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Nursing Career Opportunities

Top Things You MUST Include in Your Nursing Resume

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 16, 2018

As graduation day nears, it's natural to start anticipating your upcoming job search. With a nursing degree and support from Athena Career Academy, you've already got a leg up on the competition, but every little edge helps. That's why it is so important to put together a resume that helps you stand out from all the other applicants.

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Topics: Practical Nurses, Nursing, Practical Nursing Jobs, LPN to RN