Practical Nursing

Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program

Practical Nursing Program Pathway to Athabasca University Are you looking to get your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and become a Registered Nurse (RN)? If yes, we have fantastic news for you! Stenberg College’s Practical Nursing grads can apply for admission at Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program. This online program is…

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The Hospital Setting vs. Classroom Setting

The Practical Nursing program has taught me a lot about the human body, how it works, and staying healthy. Countless days (and nights) have been dedicated to studying and learning the course material needed for nursing. Alas, we enter the hospital, where the practical learning begins. It is always exciting to show off what you…

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Starting Work as Nurse

After passing the biggest exam of my life I immediately started looking for work as a Nurse. Here are the bold steps I took to land multiple positions.

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Reflecting on the Practical Nursing field

I started this blog as a nursing student to share my experiences of my journey and allow others to have an insight into what nursing school entails. Becoming a nurse is what I’ve always dreamed of doing. I love being able to help people get back to their best self and best life. Practical Nursing…

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The Art of IV Testing

As the Practical Nursing semester is soon approaching an end, I have completed yet another lab exam to prepare for nursing in an acute unit. This time we were tested on intravenous therapy (IV) and how to care for a patient in need of an IV. Preparing for this IV Testing exam should have been…

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A Nursing Student’s Guide to Staying Healthy

This blog post is about balancing school, work, having a social life, eating healthy, going to the gym often, and getting at least eight hours of sleep each night.

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Change Day 2017

During her practicum placement, Stenberg College’s Practical Nursing student, Marianna, joined the 2017 Change Day campaign and helped raise awareness about improving patient safety and quality care. Read her blog to find out how this experience defined her as a health care professional.

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Writing the Biggest Exam of My Life

Leading up to the CPNRE exam, I got more and more nervous. I felt that I was putting in all the work to prepare, but also had the unnerving feeling that I was destined to fail. No matter how many hours I put in each day, and how many practice exams I did, I never felt 100% prepared.

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Preceptorship: Working with Dementia Patients

Practical Nursing student, Marianna’s first preceptorship took place at a residential care home, and I was very fortunate to work with and learn about caring for patients who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Read about her experience…

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5 Tips for Studying Pharmacology

Pharmacology (pronounced: ˌfärməˈkäləjē/): the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs – as defined on the internet. Pharmacology: the toughest course offered in the nursing program at Stenberg College – as defined by nursing students. Pharmacology is a condensed course offered in terms 1 and 2 of the…

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