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Become An LPN In 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 12, 2018

Becoming a licensed practical nurse is a great entry point into the world of nursing and a fantastic job in its own right. LPNs are in high demand, there is plenty of room for advancement down the line, and best of all you get the satisfaction of helping those in need. But how exactly does one become an LPN? The process isn't as involved as you might think — you don't need to commit to years of schooling or an expensive degree. Here's how you can become an LPN in 5 easy steps.

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Topics: LPN, Nursing School Costs, Nursing School Preparation

How To Learn Everything In Nursing School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 28, 2018

Nursing school is a challenge, but it's a challenge that can be overcome with perseverance. Still, it's not just about graduating. You want to leave nursing school equipped with all of the knowledge you need to be a successful nurse. The question is: how do you approach all of the information you'll be given in nursing school? It's a lot of information and you don't have a ton of time to learn everything. To help you out, here are a few tips on learning everything you need to know in nursing school.

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Topics: LPN to RN, LPN, Practical Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Practical Nurses, Nursing, Nursing School

LPN vs STNA Which is Right for You

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 15, 2018

Choosing to pursue a career as a nurse is a noble calling that thousands across the US share every day. If you’re among the many who dream of one day working as a nurse, you’re probably wondering which level of nursing is right for you.

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Topics: LPN, Practical Nursing, STNA

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

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

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

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

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

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 School, Nursing, LPN to RN, LPN