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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

How To Choose A Good LPN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 12, 2018

One of the best ways to enter the healthcare field is to enroll and complete a practical nurse or LPN program.

The "L", or license comes after you take state boards. In as little as a year you can earn your certification and start a very rewarding career that is satisfying in both a personal and financial sense. Finding the right program is essential to making this process as easy and efficient as possible.Here are a few things to consider in this regard:

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Topics: Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing Jobs

5 Top Careers for a Practical Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 10, 2018

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for sick and injured patients in a range of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, and private homes.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

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

How Do I Choose The Best Practical Nurse School

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 27, 2018

One of the best ways to enter the healthcare field is to enroll and complete a practical nurse or LPN program. The "L", or license comes after you take state boards. In as little as a year you can earn your certification and start a very rewarding career that is satisfying in both a personal and financial sense.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

What You Need to Know as a Palliative Care PN

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Feb 15, 2018

A licensed practical nurse (LPN) specializing in palliative care is most often tasked with alleviating the pain of a terminally ill patient.

Most often, this care will take place in a hospice or other "end of life" facility.

Patient care is accomplished in a number of ways – both physical and emotional.

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Topics: Practical Nursing, Practical Nursing Jobs

Soft Skills you need to ACE Your First PN Interview

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 9, 2018
 

As a PN, clinical knowledge and practical proficiency will help you get your resume noticed; however, today’s employers are looking for individuals with the personal and interpersonal know-how required to excel while working with people.
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Topics: Practical Nurses, Practical Nursing

Why Should a PN Work as a Live-In Nurse?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 21, 2017

Without a doubt, practical nurses (PNs) are one of the most underappreciated – and underpaid! – of the nursing professionals found in any healthcare facilities. They bear the burden of some of the most unsavory of duties while also having to deal with the emotional trauma of their patients.

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Topics: Practical Nursing

5 Places You Didn’t Know a PN Can Find Employment

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 15, 2017

Now that you have excelled in your nursing education, it is time to embark on an exciting career in the field you have come to love and appreciate. The first places where nursing graduates search for employment are those locations typically associated with health care services: hospitals, doctor’s offices, medical clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and emergency rooms.

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Topics: Nursing Career, Practical Nursing

Five Tips On How To Earn Your First Practical Nursing Position

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 10, 2017

After all of the time spent to figure out what you wanted to do with your life, you landed on practical nursing. You worked hard in school and now you have graduated and are ready to begin a long and successful career as a practical nurse. No need to worry, because these five simple tips are all you need to land the job you've been dreaming about ever since you decided to become a practical nurse.

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Topics: Practical Nursing