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What Is a Research Nurse and Where Do They Work?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jun 7, 2018

If you're looking for a career that will not only provide steady work, but one that will allow you to help people and that will be fulfilling as well, then you might want to consider enrolling in an LPN-RN program in order to become a nurse. 

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Topics: Registered Nurse, RN, LPN to RN

5 Fastest Growing Nurse Specializations

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 17, 2018


A nursing career can offer long-term job security. Nurses are in demand and the career is projected to see an impressive 16% growth through 2024. But, nursing is also a career with endless possibilities.

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Topics: Registered Nurse, RN, LPN to RN

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

Are Opportunities Available for RNs in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Sep 19, 2017
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Topics: Registered Nurse

What Is the Difference Between a MA and an RN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Aug 17, 2017

The healthcare industry is constantly expanding with ample job opportunities that enable individuals to find employment in different environments. If you’re interested in joining the healthcare field, you could have a tough time making choices between the several career options.

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Topics: Clinical Medical Assistant, Registered Nurse

5 Reasons Why Now is the Best Time to Enroll in an LPN to RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on May 16, 2017

An LPN to RN program prepares you for your RN licensure exam, opening up different opportunities for you in the medical field. Often, the program takes a year, after which you can start accessing better opportunities around the country and even qualify to work abroad. After completing the program, you can use you qualifications and your LPN experience to advance yourself professionally.

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Topics: Registered Nurse

Starting Your First Job as a Registered Nurse

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Mar 29, 2017

Starting out as a registered nurse comes with promise and expectations. The advice of experienced nurses will guide you into success. Sticking close to them helps you avoid missteps along the way. They also offer advice to help you adapt comfortably in the new work environment.

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Topics: Registered Nurse

Should Registered Nurses Get a Bachelor's or an Associate's Degree?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 18, 2017

There are many paths to becoming a registered nurse, and none are inherently better than others. You know what you want to do, but what's the best way to get there? The primary ways one would become a nurse is through a bachelors degree in nursing from a 4 year university or an associates degree from a community college. Both a bachelors and an associates will get your foot into the door and help you become an RN, but what are the differences?

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Topics: Nursing School, Registered Nurse

It Is Never Too Late to Enroll in the RN Program

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Jan 12, 2017

The days of selecting a profession in your early twenties and spending decades with a single company are a thing of the past. These days it is important to find a profession in which there will be both loyalty and job stability. Part of the reason for this is that as you grow older, your interests and ambitions often change.

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Topics: Nursing, Registered Nurse, RN

Is It Difficult to Transition from an LPN to RN?

Posted by Athena Career Academy on Oct 21, 2016

While some people may consider LPNs and RNs to basically be the same thing, they are actually extremely different. The LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse with a certificate from a short program that runs between a year to two. The RN is a Registered Nurse who has completed a four year professional degree and generally has a higher level of responsibility. When you make the choice to further your education and explore LPN to RN programs you may hear mixed commentary about how easy or hard the transition is. Here are some things to keep in mind when you compare programs:

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Topics: Practical Nursing, LPN, Registered Nurse, RN