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6 Common Nursing School Communication Breakdowns and How to Combat Them

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 7, 2018

Communication is key in the field of nursing. It can, quite literally, determine the difference between life and death. The importance of communication doesn’t begin once you graduate. It starts in nursing school. Unfortunately, that also means communication breakdowns can begin before you even graduation. So, it’s best to be aware of them. Knowing what to watch for can better prepare you for a potential problem and arm you with the ways to avoid them.

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Topics: Registered Nurse, LPN, RN, Nursing School Preparation, Nursing School

Resume Advice for Student Teachers in Early Childhood Education

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 5, 2018

Resume Advice for Student Teachers

You’ve taken all of your classes and now it’s your turn to be the teacher. Once you have started your student teaching, its time to begin thinking about applying for your first teaching job. To do this, you need a killer resume. Your resume is the first impression your future employer will get of you. This means what goes into it is extremely important.

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

5 Benefits of Medical Assistant Career Advancement

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 1, 2018

It takes quite a bit of time, energy and determination to become a medical assistant. The career path is fairly short however it involves a lot of study and practical experience. Taking the first step towards becoming a medical assistant may seem daunting to many people.

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Top Skills For Medical Assistants

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 25, 2018

Are you considering a future career as a Medical Assistant? Want to know if it’s the right career path for you? A quick search online will offer you list after list of character traits and qualities that are essential for a successful career in the medical field. Most any list will include personal qualities like: Must be empathetic; must not have a queasy stomach around blood; or, must be able to work long hours on your feet. Those qualities, and others like them, are all important to think about when considering a career in Medical Assisting. But, there are some very important job skills that are a non-negotiable if you hope to find a long-lasting career in the medical assisting field.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

Stretch Your Students’ Potential with Yoga

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 25, 2018

Yoga is not just for stressed out soccer moms looking for a little exercise and escape. There are many therapeutic benefits of yoga that can nurture the bodies and minds of young children. This includes strength and flexibility, concentration, creativity, emotion management, and ability to follow instructions. Studies show self-regulation, mindfulness, and overall performance of 3 to 5 year-olds develops faster when yoga is incorporate into an educational setting. Here are so sure-fire strategies to incorporate yoga in to your early childhood classroom:

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Topics: Early Childhood Education

Common Career Advancements for Medical Assistants

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 24, 2018

The sky is the limit for medical assisting school grads. Your education can open doors to a wide array of future careers. You'll likely to join the workforce as an entry-level CMA soon after graduating. But the skills and experience you gain on the job, along with widening your medical knowledge base are all tools you’ll need to advance your career. There are several paths you can choose from depending on your interests and expertise.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant

How to Fail at Nursing School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 22, 2018

You are pursuing your dream career. You have been accepted in to a nursing program. Now what? Do you have what it takes to succeed?

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Topics: LPN to RN, LPN, Practical Nursing

Can a PN Work Internationally?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 18, 2018

The demand for nurses is well publicized. The need for nurses isn’t confined to the United States. Nurses are needed worldwide. This is a win for practical nurses who want to see the world. International healthcare organizations actively recruit US nurses on nursing websites and with advertisements in top nursing journals.

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Topics: Registered Nurse, Nursing Career Opportunities, Nursing, Nursing Career

Getting the Most out of your LPN-RN Student Clinical Placement

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 11, 2018

There is a point during your nursing education where you get to take your skills from the classroom to patients. This is your clinical placement. It is an extremely valuable part of your training. It a time to practice the skills you have newly acquired, sharpen skills you already have and learn new skills.

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Topics: LPN to RN, LPN, Nursing School

Getting your RN is the First Step to Becoming a Research Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 9, 2018

The world of healthcare is constantly evolving and improving. Most of this is due to research. Just as nurses are the backbone of a hospital, they are extremely valuable to medical research too. A research nurse helps create, evaluate, and perfect new and old medications and treatments for various medical problems.

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Topics: LPN to RN, Nursing Career Opportunities