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What Not to Do in Your LPN/RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 18, 2018

Congratulations! You’re now successfully enrolled in nursing school. Before you know it, you’ll be preparing for graduation and anxiously filling out job applications at a wide variety of medical facilities. But in the meantime, it’s important to make the most out of every opportunity you get, both in and out of the classroom, in order to graduate nursing school successfully.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing School, LPN, LPN to RN

What You Need to Know About Becoming A Hospice Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 4, 2018

It takes a special calling to become a nurse. The demands of the job are definitely not for everyone. Currently, there are more than 700,000 LPN’s working in the medical field across the United States, and their work is incredibly important to their patients and the medical teams they work with. But, among them, only a small percentage find their calling as Hospice nurses.

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Topics: Nursing Career, Nursing Career Opportunities, Nursing School Preparation, Practical Nursing Jobs, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN

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

Can A Practical Nurse Work As A Nurse Recruiter?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 5, 2017


Yes, Practical Nurses can work somewhere other than a nursing home.

This is one of the most incorrect statements that an LPN may hear, especially from their own peers. LPNs have options, and one is in increased demand; nurse recruiter. The ideal headhunter for nursing talent is an experienced, knowledgeable nurse.

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Topics: Practical Nurses, LPN

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

What to Expect When Switching from LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 5, 2017

If you currently work as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and would like to segue to a career as a registered nurse (RN) you might be surprised as to how easy this transition is. LPN-to-RN programs advance your education as well as your earnings.

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Topics: LPN, RN

A Day in the Life of an LPN

Posted by nicole on Dec 27, 2016

Are you interested in becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and looking to learn more about how the typical day as an LPN works? As a licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you will be in charge of providing care to patients as directed by registered nurses and the doctors. If you wish to learn more about the typical day in the shoes of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), then you won't want to miss the great information given in this blog!

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Topics: LPN

Becoming an RN vs. an LPN

Posted by nicole on Dec 26, 2016

Should you become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a registered nurse (RN)? The decision can be difficult. There are differences in education requirements, earnings, chances for advancement, and job security. Before deciding, you should know your options.

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Topics: LPN, RN

A Guide to Adjusting from an LPN to RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 12, 2016

As a Licensed Practice Nurse (LPN), the next step up the professional ladder for you would be becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Let's take a look at what the process of going from LPN to RN entails.

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Topics: LPN, RN

How to Make Sure Your LPN License Travels With You When You Move

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 22, 2016

While a sense of adventure is necessary for travel nurses, practicality and preparation are an important part of the equation. Travel nurses are contractors that can either be self-employed or hired through an agency to fill in positions at clinics, hospitals, and national private practices. Varying on intervals, the nurses can also work globally. When it comes to obtaining an LPN license, nurses are advised to steer clear of potential pitfalls that could arise.

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Topics: LPN