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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

What You Need to Know About Becoming A Hospice Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Apr 4, 2018

It takes a special calling to become a nurse. The demands of the job are definitely not for everyone. Currently, there are more than 700,000 LPN’s working in the medical field across the United States, and their work is incredibly important to their patients and the medical teams they work with. But, among them, only a small percentage find their calling as Hospice nurses.

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Topics: Nursing Career, Nursing Career Opportunities, Nursing School Preparation, Practical Nursing Jobs, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN

How to Write Your First Nursing Career Cover Letter

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 28, 2018

Trying to make the transition from nursing student to professional nurse can be a whirlwind experience for many hoping to land that perfect “first job out of college” career. Sadly, trying to grab that perfect job can be rather frustrating, especially when employers want you to have experience before getting hired, but you know you can’t get the experience you need until you get hired somewhere.

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Topics: Nursing, Nursing Education, Nursing Career, Nursing School Preparation, Practical Nursing Jobs

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

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

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

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

Obtain Your First Promotion As A Practical Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Nov 14, 2017

 

Earning a degree as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) does not just promise a good job at the end of your education and training, it actually means a rewarding career – one that also promises further responsibility and opportunity. Of course, taking advantage of this opportunity means that you will have to continue to work in one way or another.

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Topics: Practical Nursing Jobs

What Challenges Will a PN Face in the Nursing Field

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jul 25, 2017

Deciding to attend nursing school is an important decision, which is why understanding your nursing certification is a necessity. PN degrees are a little different than other nursing degrees such as an RN or a nurse practitioner. While still a vital and important career choice, it's important to understand the challenges you will face as a PN in the nursing field.

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Topics: Practical Nursing Jobs

Taking a Close Look at Job Growth of Practical Nurses in 2017

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 11, 2016

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) play a vital role in today’s health care arena. While LPNs are not authorized to perform all of the same functions that registered nurses perform, they are able to perform many of the same tasks while under proper medical supervision of a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. While some people who enter the field of practical nursing choose to become a registered nurse, others choose to stay in the field of practical nursing because their jobs are rewarding and there tends to be a lower degree of stress with practical nursing. For these reasons and others, the job growth for LPNs in 2017 is projected to be strong.

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Topics: Practical Nurses, Practical Nursing Jobs