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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

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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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Practical Nursing Program Graduates Celebrate

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Program Graduates Celebrate With Pinning Ceremony

Practical Nursing Program GraduatesPractical 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 staff nurse, educator, nurse practitioner and nurse researcher and serve them all with a passion for the profession and a strong commitment to patient safety. They also provide care in places as diverse as emergency rooms, homeless shelters and school clinics, to name a few. National nurses week is celebrated annually from May 6th, which is recognized as National Nurses Day, through May 12th, which is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a pioneer in the field who is known as the founder of modern nursing. …Read More Here

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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

Practical Nursing Student Gives Back | Centura College

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

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