Here at Athena Career Academy we are fully committed to the success of our students, but we care even more about the good of the communities those who leave our institution will go on to serve. It is our responsibility to provide our students with a fantastic and all-encompassing education, both for their own good and for the good of their patients. After all, medical professionals are held to an extremely high standard, as they should be. This is why it can be so difficult to break into the medical field. However, with the right training, the right experience and the right school standing behind you it can be much easier. In fact, 85% of Athena Career Academy’s graduates go on to rewarding careers in medicine. Located conveniently in Toledo for those in Norwalk, OH, or in Cleveland for those who would prefer a change of scene, Athena is one of the most prestigious and acclaimed nursing schools in the state. One of the things that makes us so special is the huge range of programs we offer. Here are a few of them:
- Practical Nurses provide an advanced level of care to those who are sick, injured or disabled. They work under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses and perform a wide range of services, including the administering of medications, IV therapies, vital sign monitoring and helpful procedures like bathing and dressing, should the patient require aid with those activities. Practical nurses can work in hospitals, nursing homes, rehab facilities or even in patient’s homes.
- Medical Billing and Coding Specialists are responsible for coding patient’s medical records, ensuring that they are properly filed and filled out in full. This is done so that doctors know how much to charge patients, taking into account whether or not they have Medicare or Medicaid, what kind of insurance they have and other such matters. It can also help them learn about any medical issues a patient might have, such as allergies to various drugs or a history of heart problems. Medical billing and coding specialists generally work in medical offices or hospitals.
- Clinical Medical Assistant: Medical assistants do a great many things, including taking down medical histories, keeping track of vital signs, working with patients to help prepare them for examinations and physicals and assisting the doctor during such procedures. This is one of the fastest growing fields of nursing because medical assistants are so in demand.
- State Tested Nursing Assistant: STNAs work under the supervision of registered nurses, providing care for patients. Some of the actions commonly performed by STNAs include bathing and/or dressing the patient, making sure they’re comfortable, feeding them and keeping an eye on their vital signs. This is perhaps the least specialized type of nursing offered at Athena, and as such it’s probably the easiest program to complete. That being said, becoming an STNA isn’t easy and the job is not to be taken lightly.