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Top 5 Misconceptions about Being a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Practical Nursing

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Being a Practical Nurse is rewarding!

Are you interested in a rewarding career in the health care field but can’t afford to wait four years to attend a traditional university?  Maybe you’ve even done some research into being a Licensed Practical Nurse and have stumbled across some common misconceptions that may have you second guessing your original plan.  Make no mistake about it; becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse is one of the fastest ways to enter the health care profession at the nursing level.  There are however, some misconceptions about this profession as a career choice.  So let’s take a look at some of the top misconceptions about being an LPN. …Read More Here

Norfolk Dental Assisting Student Recognized

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Dental Assisting

Centura College – Norfolk Dental Assisting Student Recognized with Achievement Award

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Urara Pierrelouis – ECC Student of the Year

It takes dedication and a strong passion for dentistry, to overcome the obstacles that one Norfolk Dental Assisting student has.  A native of Japan, Urara Pierrelouis came to the United States six months before she enrolled into the Dental Assistant Program at Centura College in Norfolk, VA.  Her goal was simple, to be able to provide for her three children.

Urara attended every class and always stayed behind to practice skills labs.  Undoubtedly attentive, she took lots of notes.  This Norfolk dental assisting student not only studied her assignments, but actually translated all of the information from English to Japanese.  Her textbook was littered with ‘Post-it-Notes’ that had all the translations.  She excelled at her externship site and went on to graduate maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. …Read More Here

How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Practical Nursing

How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?

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How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?

In order to determine an answer to the question; How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?, we have to look at several different factors. Educational achievements, work experience, type of health care facility where you work, type of nursing work you perform in your daily duties and of course, geographic location.  All of these play a part in determining what you can expect to earn as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Although all of listed the factors are important, training, certification and type of facility appear to be important determining factors in actual salary amounts (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics – How to Become a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse page). …Read More Here

Norfolk Practical Nursing Students Take Field Trip

Posted by on Jul 15, 2013 in Practical Nursing

Norfolk Practical Nursing Students Visit Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) Take a Field Trip…

Norfolk Practical Nursing Students

Practical Nursing Students at Centura College

The third semester, Norfolk Practical Nursing (PN) students at Centura College had the opportunity to go on a field trip with their Maternal-Newborn instructor to Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) in November. The instructor, Kathy Hubbard, volunteers outside of work for a consumer birth education group called Birth Matters Virginia, and was invited to host a facilitated discussion for Ms. Sharon Payne’s students at VWC. Ms. Payne teaches Human Sexuality at VWC and is an advocate for women’s rights and informed, safe birthing options. The Centura and VWC students separately viewed the documentary film, “The Business of Being Born” to prepare them for the discussion and met at the VWC campus. The goal of the discussion for the Centura PN students was to focus on the role of the nurse in supporting low intervention, high touch labor and delivery practices. …Read More Here

Practical Nursing Student Gives Back

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Centura College, Practical Nursing

Centura College Practical Nursing Student Gives Back to The Community – Norfolk, Virginia

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Practical Nursing Student – Brenda Warren

Ms. Brenda Warren, Practical Nursing program student at Centura College, became a member of the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (VAMRC) in February and has completed her orientation training. After a field trip to the Norfolk Public Health Department, Warren became interested in this organization and felt the desire to give back to her community and to those in need when a disaster or emergency arises. The VAMRC utilizes volunteers to support local public health initiatives, such as, flu vaccination programs, response for local emergencies, health screenings and disasters. …Read More Here