Athena Career Academy News

Why Are Waiting Lists Over a Year for Nursing Schools in Michigan?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 25, 2016

There are a number of reasons that schools can wait list students for certain programs. Usually programs that are in high demand and that require special requirements end up having wait lists while schools try to keep up with the number of incoming applicants. Currently, the wait lists for nursing schools in Michigan have reached an all-time high with students waiting more than a year to get into their desired programs. This has been caused by a drastic shift in demographics as more people are aging and living longer, driving an increased need for healthcare workers. As the healthcare industry expands, wages continue to rise and new job openings appear each and every day. Students interested in taking advantage of these opportunities are clamoring to get into nursing school now, pushing the schools beyond their capacities. Fortunately, looking at schools in other states, like Ohio, may be just the solution you're looking for.

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Topics: Nursing School

Should I Go to Nursing School in Ohio or Michigan?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 18, 2016

If you are on the fence between attending nursing school in Ohio or Michigan you may be wondering what your options are. There are a number of reasons that students on both sides of the state line can benefit from attending school in Ohio including the lower tuition rates, faster enrollment times, and easy access. 

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Topics: Nursing School

How Much is the Starting Pay for Licensed Practical Nurses in Michigan

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 11, 2016

If you are interested in a career as a licensed practical nurse in Michigan you probably want to know what the expected salary is to begin with. Fortunately, starting wages for licensed practical nurses in Michigan are higher than in some other parts of the country. This means that nursing schools in the area are already overwhelmed with applicants and typically charge more than other schools due to the high demand for enrollment. That's why some students are choosing schools in Ohio instead.

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Topics: Nursing School, Nursing School Toledo, Practical Nursing

Starting Nursing School and Pursuing Nursing as a Second Career

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 7, 2016

Many individuals consider the possibility of pursuing nursing as a second career. With a current nursing shortage, now is a great time to pursue a career change to the health field. It is a rewarding career that provides decent income and also serves others in a way that is fulfilling.

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Topics: Nursing School, Nursing Career

Get Started as an EKG Technician in as Little as 6 Weeks!

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 27, 2016

Athena Career Academy offers training as an EGK technician. Our students learn in an active, student-centered lecture environment, coupled with the necessary lab time to master the skills and complete the required number of EKGs for certification. The program will give students the knowledge and experience to take and pass the National Healthcareers Association (NHA) EKG Technician certification examination (CET) and begin working in the field immediately thereafter.

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Topics: Nursing School, EKG Technician

Save Money and Graduate From Nursing School On Time

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 20, 2015

Choosing to go to nursing school is a major decision to make. Ask any dreamer and they’ll probably have a million reasons not to enroll in school. Two of the reasons at the top of the list would most likely be time and money. People don’t have the time to commit to nursing school and they can’t afford the expense.

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Topics: Nursing School, Toledo Ohio Nursing School

Helpful Tips to Land Your First Job After Nursing School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 13, 2015

Landing that perfect first job right after graduation can be most people’s worst nightmare. Will you find a job locally or will you have to consider relocating to find work? Will you get hired at all? Are you qualified enough, even if you do get hired? Fortunately for nurses, the job market is open with a wide range of nursing opportunities waiting to be filled by eager young graduates.

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Topics: Nursing School, Toledo Ohio Nursing School

Common Nursing School Struggles to Prepare For

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 30, 2015

5 Struggles and Stresses of Nursing School

If you’ve ever talked to anyone in nursing school, whether currently or in the past, you’ve probably heard how challenging it is; seemingly impossible for some, actually. They’ve probably told you the horror stories of terrible teachers, those countless sleepless nights, and more studying that you’ve ever dreamed of. And, that’s all AFTER the enormous task of actually getting accepted into nursing school first.

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Topics: Nursing School, Nursing School Toledo, Toledo Ohio Nursing School

5 Reasons to Become an STNA Before Nursing School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 8, 2015

Are you considering a career as a nurse? Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while after hearing about the numerous benefits that come along with a career in the healthcare field. But, nursing school is challenging and the demands of a nurse might be more than you bargain for. Plus there are so many degrees, licensures and certifications that nurses can receive. How far up the ladder do you really want to go? What if you start school and then find out you don’t like nursing at all? What then? So, the question remains; is a career in nursing right for you?

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Topics: Nursing School, Nursing Career, STNA, State Tested Nursing Assistant

10 Valuable Tips for Every Nursing Student

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 31, 2015

Advice Every Nursing Student Needs to Know

Nursing school is difficult. There’s no denying that. Late nights of cramming for tests; early morning clinicals; obtaining the necessary licensures and certifications; and, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Nursing school is tough. But then again, the best things in life usually are. Your nursing education is no exception. But, before you start getting overwhelmed by the many stresses common to nursing students, pay close attention to these 10 Helpful Tips that Every Nursing Student Should Know.

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Topics: Practical Nurses, Nursing, Nursing School, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Nursing School Toledo