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

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 designed to meet the specific educational needs of current Licensed Practical Nurses…
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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 know in a real-life situation,…
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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 Practical Nursing

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. Nursing was the best choice for me,…
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The Art of IV Testing

As the 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 exam should have been easy and routine since this program has plenty of…
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A Nursing Student’s Guide to Staying Healthy

This is how Stenberg College’s Practical Nursing program presented itself on paper for me: three-hour classes starting at 1:30 p.m. every day from Monday to Friday. I thought it was perfect as it left me with plenty of time to get everything else done. However, there is also homework and study time to factor in, along with weekend certifications I needed to complete. Soon, I realized the time commitment that this program demanded. I had to find a way to balance my studies with the rest of my life. 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. I think it was because I knew so much rested on this one exam and I was putting a lot of pressure on myself which made me feel anxious. But for some reason, I kept thinking about the worse possible outcome!
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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 Practical Nursing program at Stenberg….
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