Athena Career Academy News

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

Preventing Nursing Burnout Before Your Passion Fizzles Out

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 16, 2018

Burnout is a common occurrence in most job fields today. No matter the profession, workers find themselves mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted from the stresses of their jobs. Although job responsibilities vary between professions, burnout often looks similar across the board. According to business research group The Conference Board, 49% of Americans reported that they were unhappy with their jobs in 2016.

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

Nursing Students: Don't Wait For A Waitlist Spot!

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 19, 2018

Every day, there are thousands of individuals looking for new careers throughout Northwest Ohio. While career fields may vary, most job seekers have a few things in common; they are looking for a career that is exciting, stable, financially beneficial, and flexible for life’s demands.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing Jobs, RN, PN to RN, LPN to RN

Start Your Career As A Diabetes Nurse Educator

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 7, 2018

Diabetes educators are health care professionals who apply in-depth knowledge and skills to enable patients to manage daily and future challenges of their diabetes diagnosis. Diabetes Nurse Educators are integral in providing individualized education and promoting behavior change that could ultimately save a patient’s life. 

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Topics: LPN to RN

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Nursing School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 5, 2018

One of the greatest things about becoming a nurse is the fact that the good and the bad aspects of each day go hand in hand. Most days, you’ll experience a wide range of emotions and circumstances that might make you question your calling, all while absolutely loving what you do at the same time.

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Topics: LPN to 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

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

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

How to Approach A Registered Nurse For An RN Shadow Opportunity

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 8, 2018
Many of America's most successful companies consider the concept of "management by walking around" to be one of the best tools for teaching, coaching and bettering their employees.
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Topics: LPN to RN

It’s Never Too Late to Enroll in a LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Dec 14, 2017

Figuring out your nursing career can be quite stressful. Even though most people think that being any nurse, be it a practical nurse, a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse is good enough, its good to be ambitious and always aim higher.

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Topics: LPN to RN