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National Nurses Week: What Do LPNs & RNs Need In Addition to a Degree?

by Tim Brunicardi

When anyone makes the decision to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Nurse (RN), there are specific skills they need to be taught. However, there are some essential qualities all LPNs and RNs need that simply can’t be acquired in a classroom.

National Nurses Week: What Are The Advantages of Becoming a RN or LPN?

by Tim Brunicardi

While many professions in the health care industry have a multitude of advantages, perhaps none can compare to being a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). In addition to being extremely lucrative, both positions have a rich and esteemed history of service to others. The following examples illustrate how both career paths can benefit the title holder:

National Nurses Week: 16 Tips to Surviving Nursing School

by Tim Brunicardi

Facing the prospect of getting through nursing school can be described in single word: intimidating! While the process of trying to earn a registered nursing degree or a practical nursing certificate can be demanding, there are some tips and tricks nursing students can take that will lessen any anxieties they may have. Below are 16 tips to help get you through nursing school.

National Nurses Week: How RNs Differ From LPNs

by Tim Brunicardi

Have you ever wondered what’s the difference between a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)While both positions support and promote the care of their patients, there are many differences that distinguish one job from the other.

National Nurses Week: Karen Teicher Memorial Nursing Scholarship

by Tim Brunicardi

Are you enrolled in Hocking College's Nursing program? If so, the Karen Teicher Memorial Nursing Scholarship is just one of the many scholarships to apply for at Hocking College. The funds provide the necessary aid to students who are in need, allowing them to focus on their studies and the hands-on clinical experience they would not otherwise have access to. In addition to the scholarship fund, the emergency fund portion offers assistance through gas and grocery store gift cards, pays for student's books, and necessary physicals, immunizations and supplies, as well as fees for their national accreditation testing. Due to this scholarship, it makes a college education an attainable goal for those who might not otherwise have the opportunity.

National Nurses Week: 5 Tips For Preparing For The NCLEX

by Tim Brunicardi

After long clinical hours and studying hundreds of flash cards labeled with medical terms, you’ve finally accomplished graduating nursing school. While you’re excited to celebrate this accomplishment, there’s still one last hurdle to overcome before getting your first nursing job. That hurdle? The National Council Licensure Examination, or better known as the NCLEX.

National Nurses Week: What Is It & How To Celebrate

by Tim Brunicardi


Today kicks off National Nurses Week, which the
American Nurses Association (ANA) has dubbed May 6-12 of each year. Other celebratory days that fall during this week include National Student Nurses Day (May 8) and National School Nurse Day, which is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week (May 9, 2018) .

7 Advantages Of Becoming A Registered Nurse

by Tim Brunicardi

The History of Nursing.

Nursing has a rich and noble history with roots that can be traced back to the early Roman Empire and Middle Ages. Over time the ongoing contributions of advocates like sanitation reform pioneer-and founder of the modern nursing movement-Florence Nightingale, have helped nursing evolve into the challenging, rewarding and highly regarded profession it is today. Although no one can deny the contributions modern technology has made to the advancement of this profession, at its core nursing has always been a career that hinges on one person’s ability to gain another person’s complete confidence and trust.

Give it a Shot: Here's What It Takes to Become a Registered Nurse

by Tim Brunicardi

Do you want to become a registered nurse (RN)? The choice to pursue a career in this field will require applicants to perform certain job responsibilities and possess several qualities.

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