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How to Prepare For the NCLEX-PN Exam – Study Tips and Resources

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in NCLEX-PN Exam, Practical Nursing

How to Prepare For the NCLEX-PN Exam

How to Prepare For the NCLEX-PN Exam

The NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is an examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN. After graduation from a school of nursing, one takes the NCLEX exam to receive his or her nursing license, a requirement before practicing nursing in any state.  NCLEX examinations are developed and owned by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN). For public safety reasons, each state board of nursing issues a license based on the successful completion of the appropriate NCLEX examination.  NCLEX examinations are designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe practice of nursing for entry level personnel.  Before you can take the examination, you will need to attain an “Authorization to Test (ATT)” from your local Board of Nursing.  …Read More Here

Well Advantage Partners with Centura College to Staff its Workforce

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Career Fair

Well Advantage Partners with Centura College and hires over 20 Centura College Graduates in the Medical Assisting, Medical Billing & Coding and Practical Nursing Fields!

Well Advantage Partners with Centura College

From Left to Right: Robin L Howell, Well Advantage Richmond Office, Dawn McCormack, Well Advantage VA Tech Office, Steven Terry, Centura College Career Services Coordinator, Valisha Cranford, Well Advantage Area Director, and Sandra Hampton, Well Advantage Richmond Office

On Wednesday, June 19th 2013, The North Chesterfield (Midlothian) campus of Centura College partnered with Well Advantage for an onsite Career Fair for the graduates of Centura College.  Well Advantage is a medical services organization based in Sykesville, Maryland that specializes in providing access to activities, services, and education in the area of health, wellness, stress reduction and fitness within their client’s place of work. …Read More Here

NCLEX-PN Pass Rates for North Chesterfield Campus

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Practical Nursing

Centura College, North Chesterfield Campus Celebrates High NCLEX-PN Pass Rates for the past 3 years and into 2013!

LPN Program Centura College High NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

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To say we are excited about our Centura College North Chesterfield Campus high NCLEX-PN Pass Rates is an understatement!  Developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing was implemented to ensure public safety by testing the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing throughout the industry.  All US state and territorial Nursing Boards require a passing result on the exam for licensure as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN). …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?

How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make? | Centura college

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

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