Athena Career Academy offers training for Practical Nurses (PN), LPN to RN, Clinical Medical Assistants (MA), State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNA), and Phlebotomy Technician (PT) as well as a Career Enhancement as a EKG Technician.
Practical Nurse (PN)
Practical Nurses (PN) provide patient care to the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. PN’s administer medications, perform IV therapies, monitor and evaluate care needs, check vital signs and perform procedures such as bathing, dressing, and wound care. They also supervise the care delivered by the nursing assistants, home health aides and medical assistants.
LPN to RN Program
Registered Nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Clinical Medical Assistant (MA)
A Clinical Medical Assistant (MA) is capable of performing a wide range of duties, for example taking medical histories and recording vital signs, preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during the examination. These skills are so vital that the Department of Labor lists medical assisting as one of the fastest growing occupations.
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
State tested Nursing Assistants (STNA) are a valuable component of the health care team and work under the direct supervision of the licensed nurse. They provide basic care for individuals in their homes or in a care facility setting while interacting with the health care team. Some of the tasks a STNA might perform would be bathing and dressing the patient, feeding them, making them more comfortable and checking their vital signs.
Phlebotomy Technician (PT)
Phlebotomists are allied health professionals who draw blood from patients or blood donors for medical testing. They can also prepare and process blood tests. Since bloodwork is often the least favorite part of a trip to the doctor’s office, it takes a skilled phlebotomist to know how to handle each patient and situation.
An EGK technician preforms electrocardiograms or EKGs. An EKG is a test that monitors the heart’s activity and detects certain heart conditions.Our students learn in an active, student-centered lecture environment, coupled with the necessary lab time to master the skills and complete the required number of EKGs for certification. The program will give students the knowledge and experience to take and pass the National Healthcareers Association (NHA) EKG Technician certification examination (CET).