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What Is The Difference Between A Medical Assistant and a Licensed Practial Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 10, 2018

If you have a desire to work in the healthcare industry but don't have the time or money to get the years of education needed to become a doctor, then you should look into becoming a medical assistant or a practical nurse. Both occupations are in serious demand and will continue to be in high demand throughout the future.

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Topics: Practical Nurses, Clinical Medical Assistant, Nursing School Toledo, LPN

Top Allied Health Careers in 2018

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 14, 2018

The growing need for Allied Health professionals continues to increase with each passing year here in the United States. The ever-improving advances in medical technology, improvements in nutrition, and the constant pushes for healthy living mean that people are living longer than ever before. But, even though people are living longer, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t faced with a wide variety of illnesses, injuries and conditions that need medical care and attention.

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Topics: Phlebotomist Technician, Practical Nurses, Nursing, Clinical Medical Assistant, Nursing School, Practical Nursing, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN, LPN to RN

Caring Careers: Meaningful Jobs To Help People

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 16, 2018


While it's important that you find a career that provides some financial security and stability, you'll want to make sure that whatever you do, it's personally fulfilling as well. It's why many people look for jobs that involve helping people. The following are a few careers that help people that you might want to consider pursuing:

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Topics: Practical Nurses, Nursing, Clinical Medical Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Nursing School Toledo, Practical Nursing, Nursing School Preparation, LPN, LPN to RN, Early Childhood Education

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