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Top 4 Reasons an LPN Becomes an RN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 14, 2019

Careers in the healthcare field are a popular choice, as they offer the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, and have an excellent outlook when it comes to career stability. Most nursing students become either a Licensed Professional Nurse (LPN), or a Registered Nurse (RN). While you may think that all nursing jobs are created equal, there are some dramatic differences between the two:

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Topics: Nursing School, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Become a Nurse in 12 Months, Nursing School Toledo, Nursing Career Opportunities, Toledo Ohio Nursing School, Nursing Salaries, Nursing School Costs, Registered Nurse, LPN to RN

The DOs and Don'ts of Getting Accepted Into an LPN-RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 25, 2019

If you're thinking about applying to an LPN-RN program, you'll want to make sure that you do everything you can to get accepted. However, while there are a handful of things that you can do to improve your chances of getting in, there are also things that can hurt your case. The following is a breakdown of some of the things you can do to get accepted and a few things you should avoid doing.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing School, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Become a Nurse in 12 Months, Nursing School Toledo, Nursing Career Opportunities, Toledo Ohio Nursing School, Nursing School Preparation, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN, LPN to RN

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Nursing School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 16, 2019

Becoming a nurse can be a very fulfilling career. Not only is there a huge demand for nurses (due to the increasing senior population), but it's a chance to do something meaningful that can be personally fulfilling as a result. However, there are a few things you may not know about being a nurse. The following are a few things you should know as you begin your career in nursing:

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Topics: LPN, Registered Nurse, RN, LPN to RN

What to Expect: Life After LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 12, 2019

You became an LPN, and then decided to further your career as an RN. Now what? LPN to RN programs exist for a reason. It is a great way to climb the career ladder in nursing. There are tons of positive things you can expect after finishing your schooling to become a Registered Nurse. Earning the RN on your name badge opens you up to a myriad of possibilities.

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Topics: Nursing School Toledo, Nursing School Preparation, Nursing School Tuition, Practical Nursing Jobs, Registered Nurse, PN to RN, LPN to RN

5 Things Every LPN-RN Nursing Student Needs To Know

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 3, 2019

You've probably heard every rumor there is by now. How nursing students never have time to do anything but study. How they all burn out and go crazy. How they have to deal with all sorts of bodily fluids. How do you separate fact from fiction here? To get you started here are 5 things that every LPN-RN nursing student needs to know.

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Topics: LPN to RN

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

5 Tips For Success In Nursing School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 20, 2018

Nursing school isn't supposed to be easy. Nursing isn't an easy job and when you leave school you need to be fully prepared for your new challenging — and rewarding — career. You wouldn't even be considering a career in nursing if you weren't willing to put in the work to graduate from nursing school, but hard work isn't all you need. You also need to work smart. Here are 5 tips that will help you succeed in nursing school. 

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

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 into a nursing program. Now what? Do you have what it takes to succeed?

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Topics: Practical Nursing, LPN, LPN to RN

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's a time to practice the skills you have newly acquired, sharpen skills you already have, and learn new skills.

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Topics: Nursing School, LPN, LPN to RN

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: Nursing Career Opportunities, LPN to RN