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Nursing Outside the Box

Opportunity is everywhere with an education in practical nursing. We talked to nurses who have used their nursing education and experience as the launching point to many different careers. While the careers of these RPNs are diverse, there’s one thing they have in common: they all believe in seizing an opportunity when it arises, and … We are Practical Nursing Read More »

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Grace Felix, RPN, WeRPN Ambassador & BEGIN Case Manager 3 min read

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Nursing Outside the Box 23 min read

Opportunity is everywhere with an education in practical nursing. We talked to nurses who have used their nursing education and experience as the launching point to many different careers. While the careers of these RPNs are diverse, there’s one th

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