Archive for October, 2011

California LVN Program Increasing Cost

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Due to the need for additional fees, Clovis Unified School Board decided to increase the cost of their LVN program to be more consistent with other programs.  Beginning January First, they are raising their fees on nursing students studying to become an LVN.  This increase comes both in the face of an increasing need for [...]

Nursing Gets High Tech Injection

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Instant feedback, education and training are the name of the game.  An ingenious new device developed by the engineering and nursing departments at the University of New Hampshire will provide a higher level of training and educational productivity for those studying for their prerequisites for nursing.  LPN’s, RN’s and other specialized nursing candidates will have [...]

LVN and Certification Requirements

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

An LVN or Licensed Vocational Nurse provides basic care and daily assistance to patients within the hospital or clinic setting.  They usually work under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) or physician.  An LVN has the ability to take a patients vitals, give normal injections and perform normal testing procedures. To become an [...]

Even The BLS Says More LPN’s Are Needed

Friday, October 21st, 2011

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is indicating that the need for more Licensed Practical Nurses is growing and will continue into the foreseeable future.  They indicate that the projection for jobs in the field will grow at an accelerated pace and the most needed areas will occur in nursing care and home healthcare facilities.  Specifically they [...]

Nursing Schools Are Working To Prepare Students For The Real World

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Many colleges and universities are under the misconception that they prepare students for the real world.  Some specialized higher educational programs do, but many undergrad bachelor and liberal arts programs fall short of real life simulated situations that give the students a true test of what their career will look like on a daily and [...]

Prerequisites To Nursing Programs Are Getting Easier

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The entire nation’s academic organizations are realizing the need to help potential students enroll and benefit from a massive coordination throughout the education system. One of the main reasons holding some people back from entering the nursing field to become RN’s or LPN’s or further their education into the many specialties that are offered is [...]

Colleges Focus On Nursing Shortages

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Nursing shortages have become such a mainstream issue nationwide, that colleges and universities are now focused on adding full curriculum to accommodate both the shortage and the students who wish to fill the void.  This has become such a wide ranging issue for the health care field and represents Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses [...]

LPN Competition Can Only Help The Patients

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

A nationwide competition designed for two reasons.  First, to help patients receive the best and highest quality care possible and contribute to the fastest recovery times no matter what illness or condition they have, and second, to make the health care professionals such as doctors, nurses, LPN’s, LVN’s, and Registered Nurses alike to become the [...]

RN’s and LPN’s Get An Upgraded Look And Feel

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Maybe the days of one style, one color and one look are behind us within the LPN, LVN or Nursing field in general.  Here is an example of a recent article outlining a company that has been leading a trend for changing the way our nursing professionals look and feel on when on the job. [...]

In Tough Times, Registered Nurses Are Making Money

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Countless individuals earn a great living on a Registered Nurse salary. Nurses enjoy good pay, but deserve every penny of it as they have a great responsibility in the jobs they do. All day, every day, they are responsible for the well being of millions of people. Being an RN is way more than most [...]