Category: Practical Nursing

Let’s Get Practical: Centura College’s Practical Nursing is Now Enrolling

Licensed Practical Nurses help meet the nation-wide need for health care workers. By Brian Stauss Centura College’s Norfolk and Richmond campuses announce new classes enrolling now for Practical Nursing. Students learn to work with patients, to evaluate patient health status, and develop individualized care plans. Classroom instruction and supervised...
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Nursing Jobs Are Becoming Harder to Fill

Nursing Jobs Are Becoming Harder to Fill According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for nurses is expected to grow by 19 percent over the next decade. That’s one of the fastest growing industries in the country! There are several reasons for the growth, such as an increase...
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Top 5 Misconceptions about Being a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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

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...
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NCLEX-PN Pass Rates for North Chesterfield Campus

Centura College, North Chesterfield Campus Celebrates High NCLEX-PN Pass Rates for the past 3 years and into 2013! 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...
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How Much Does a Practical Nurse Make?

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...
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Norfolk Practical Nursing Students Take Field Trip

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

Practical Nursing Program Graduates Celebrate With Pinning Ceremony Practical Nursing Program graduates celebrate with a traditional pinning ceremony.  Often described as an art and a science,nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests,strengths and desires to succeed. Workers in the field take on many roles including...
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Practical Nursing Student Gives Back

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