• 5 LPN Specialties You Can Pursue After Graduation Stone Academy | July 2nd, 2020

    When you have a good plan, it's almost impossible to fail. Driving directions to show you where to turn and which exit to take, to get to your destination. A folded map when you're traveling in a foreign city, to help you decode street names and n…Read more
  • Amid the Nursing Shortage, Are LPNs in Demand? Stone Academy | May 8th, 2020

    If there ever was a time to give back to the vulnerable people in our communities, it is now. Those sick with COVID-19 have a steep hill to climb, with many barriers, before reaching recovery. Can you imagine being in the hospital with this scary virus, a…Read more
  • LPN Degree vs. LPN Diploma: What You Should Know Stone Academy | April 9th, 2020

    Considering nursing school, but not quite sure where to start? Many nurses get their foot in the door as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). It’s a fantastic way to get down the nuts-and-bolts of nursing, and even to test the waters to make sure that you …Read more
  • CNA to LPN: What You Should Know Stone Academy | February 27th, 2020

    It’s always a good idea to test out the waters of a career path before diving right in. Sometimes you can get a taste for a class or topic that you like, in high school. Other times, it’s through a family business or early job, that you begin to under…Read more
  • How to Choose an LPN Nurse Training School Stone Academy | June 26th, 2019

    Licensed practical nursing is a great gateway into the nursing field. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are fundamental to healthcare, providing basic patient care for those in need. If you dream of becoming a nurse and wish to start training and working f…Read more
  • LPN Education Requirements in Connecticut Stone Academy | June 14th, 2019

    What does it take to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)? Besides your own hard work and passion through an educational program, it also takes meeting a few state-mandated requirements. LPN coursework is set up to prepare you for your career as a nurs…Read more
  • The LPN Job Outlook in Connecticut Stone Academy | May 11th, 2019

    Over 300 available LPN jobs by 2026. $28 an hour. An average, annual salary of more than $58k. Can you believe that these opportunities are within reach after just 16 months of school? The Department of Labor tells us that the time to pursue a nursing car…Read more
  • 3 Nursing School Options for Those Just Starting Out Stone Academy | April 22nd, 2019

    Whether you’re a high school senior wondering what your next steps will be, or you’re a second-career starter, jumping into the nursing field is something that you can do with your eyes wide open... and little to no experience! Thanks to the many entr…Read more
  • LPN Prerequisites: What You Need to Enroll in LPN School Stone Academy | March 19th, 2019

    Knowing that you want to become an LPN is one thing, but understanding how exactly to get there is another! Right now, you may have questions like, How hard is it to get into an LPN program? What are the common LPN prerequisites? Will I have to submit tes…Read more
  • Going to Practical Nursing School in Connecticut: 4 State-Specific Advantages Stone Academy | February 2nd, 2019

    When looking into practical career options, you’re not looking at just an educational program. You’re looking well beyond time spent in school! Choosing an educational path that leads right into a career is simpler than you might think. Well, at least…Read more
  • Which is Right for You? Full-Time or Part-Time LPN Programs Stone Academy | January 12th, 2019

    You’ve already made a significant decision – to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)! LPNs are very important team members in the healthcare field, providing essential care for the ill, the ailed, and the injured. Now, you are facing another import…Read more
  • LPN vs. LVN: Is There a Difference? Stone Academy | December 3rd, 2018

    Practical nursing is one of the fastest paths you can take into the nursing field. As a result, you might be considering becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse, or an LPN. In your research, however, you might have found that you also have the option to earn …Read more
  • HHA vs. CNA: Which Path is Right for You? Stone Academy | November 13th, 2018

    Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Aides, also known as HHAs and CNAs, have very similar roles in the larger healthcare community. Both assist, care for, and provide companionship to patients in need. Not to mention, both career paths are some of the…Read more
  • Practical Nursing 101: How Long Does It Take to Become an LPN? Stone Academy | October 30th, 2018

    Can you believe that a quality job in healthcare could be just a season away? Despite popular belief, it doesn’t take years in the classroom to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Rather, earning your LPN credentials in Connecticut requires a short…Read more
  • What Can an LPN Do for Work After Graduation? Stone Academy | September 18th, 2018

    It is not uncommon for an aspiring LPN to hear, “It’s so great that you’ll work in a nursing home!” or something of the like. Many people assume that Licensed Practical Nurses can only work in nursing home settings. And while many LPNs get into th…Read more
  • Practical Nursing 101: What is an LPN? Stone Academy | August 10th, 2018

    So you want to become a nurse?  Launching a nursing career as an LPN is a great first step towards your goals. LPNs are fundamental to the nursing field, helping provide basic patient care for those in need. Beyond that, what is an LPN, exactly, and what…Read more
  • Unique LPN Career Options Stone Academy | July 2nd, 2018

    There are so many career options for LPNs that stretch way beyond the most common LPN job. The LPN role, perhaps unexpectedly, actually allows for a great deal of flexibility within the healthcare field! Depending on your personal and professional goals,…Read more
  • The Components of a Great Practical Nursing Program Stone Academy | June 3rd, 2018

    If you’re on the hunt for a great practical nursing program in Connecticut, chances are you’re wondering, “Are they all the same?” Below we outline what makes a diploma nursing program – such as Stone Academy’s Practical Nursing (LPN) program …Read more
  • Earning Your Dental Assistant Certification in CT: What You Need to Know Stone Academy | May 15th, 2018

    A dental assistant is an integral – and perhaps the most versatile – member of the dental team. On a daily basis, dental assistants facilitate all the happenings that occur in the dental office: preparing patients for treatment, working alongside dent…Read more
  • 3 Fast-Track Nursing Related Programs You Can Pursue Now Stone Academy | April 24th, 2018

    The nursing field is growing, and like many aspiring caregivers, you are eager to get involved. We don’t blame you! Research shows that healthcare is among the fastest growing and most rewarding industries to get into today. So, where do you begin? T…Read more
  • The LPN Job Description: What You Can Expect to Do as a Licensed Practical Nurse Stone Academy | March 6th, 2018

    Did you know that nearly 90 percent of standby patient care in hospitals is delivered by nurses? Nurses, undoubtedly, play a vital role in the medical field. And Licensed Practical Nurses, also known as LPNs, are among the most essential and in-demand hea…Read more
  • Places You’ll Find Entry-Level Nursing Jobs, and How to Take the First Step in Your Nursing Career Stone Academy | February 6th, 2018

    Not only is healthcare the fastest-growing industry today, it is also one of the most exciting and rewarding career paths. Working in healthcare means helping people in need. It means working closely with the sick, injured, and disabled, doing all you can…Read more
  • How to Become a CNA in Connecticut Stone Academy | January 6th, 2018

    A Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) is a vital member of the healthcare team. Day-in and day-out, CNAs are needed to ensure that patients are receiving comfortable, quality care. We’ve already talked about the many reasons one should become a CNA, but how…Read more
  • Dental Hygienist vs. Dental Assistant: Which Career Path Should You Choose? Stone Academy | December 15th, 2017

    Dentistry is a vital, in-demand, and highly rewarding field. Typically, when we think of dentistry, the first occupation that comes to mind is a dentist – the doctor that assesses our oral X-Rays, diagnoses problems with our teeth and gums, fills our ca…Read more
  • LPN vs. CNA: Which Nursing Path is Right for You? Stone Academy | December 15th, 2017

    LPN vs. CNA – two different acronyms, two different credentials, and two very distinct, yet very essential, roles within the nursing field. They are also some of the most accessible and in-demand nursing careers today. Right now, you might be debatin…Read more
  • What to Look for in a Nursing Assistant Program Stone Academy | October 6th, 2017

    There are many factors to consider when choosing the right nursing school. You want to pursue a program that will meet all of your needs, whether lifestyle or financial, as well as your career goals. This is a long-term decision, one that will impact your…Read more
  • Practical Nursing Schools: Your Questions, Answered Stone Academy | October 6th, 2017

    Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are an integral part of the healthcare team. So much, in fact, that what the LPN nurse does is formally considered "essential care." On the job, these nurses can be found monitoring patient conditions, administering medica…Read more
  • 4 Reasons to Choose an Accredited Nursing School Stone Academy | October 6th, 2017

    There are many considerations that go into choosing a nursing school – the types of programs that it offers, the cost of tuition, the convenience of its campus, the required time commitment, as well as whether or not it is an "accredited" nurs…Read more
  • What to Expect from LPN Training School Stone Academy | June 9th, 2017

    Licensed Practical Nurses, otherwise referred to as LPNs, are vital members of the healthcare field. On a daily basis, these nurses promote the well-being of others, helping to maintain and restore the health of their patients by providing basic medical c…Read more
  • 3 Nursing Degrees to Consider for Your Healthcare Education Stone Academy | April 28th, 2017

    Choosing to go to nursing school is by far one of the most advantageous educational investments you can make today. Not only is nursing a fulfilling and stable career choice, it is also a field brimming with opportunity. Across the country, demand for qua…Read more
  • EMT vs. Paramedic Training: Which Path Should You Choose? Stone Academy | March 30th, 2017

    Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians (more commonly known as EMTs) are first responders who are abidingly at the forefront of the emergency medical field. These are the professionals you’ll find first at the scene of an accident. The medical aut…Read more
  • 20 Must have CNA Skills Stone Academy | March 9th, 2017

    20 Must-Have CNA Skills So you want to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA). You have a strong passion for helping and caring for others, and are now ready to take your first steps into the healthcare field. Where do you begin? To become a certifi…Read more
  • LPN Requirements: What it Takes to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse Stone Academy | February 3rd, 2017

    Are you considering a career in licensed practical nursing? As a prospective nurse, you may feel eager to dive into a career and begin your future in helping others. But right now, one thing seems to be holding you back: you do not know exactly where to s…Read more
  • What Does a Dental Assistant Do? Joe Bierbaum | July 5th, 2016

    What Does a Dental Assistant Do? Are you considering a career in the dentistry? If you have strong communication skills, love to work with people, and prefer a true hands-on career, you may consider becoming a dental assistant. Dental assistants play …Read more
  • How to Become a Dental Assistant Joe Bierbaum | July 5th, 2016

    How to Become a Dental Assistant in 5 Steps The demand for quality dental care is growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dental assistants is projected to grow 18 percent by the year 2024. This means that between now and then…Read more
  • 9 Reasons to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Stone Academy | January 13th, 2015

    Certified nursing assistants, also known as CNAs, or advanced CNAs known as PCS (Patient Care Specialists) provide basic nursing duties for patients who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves. CNA duties range from helping with a pat…Read more
  • Stone academy and american heart association team up during “heart month” in february Stone Academy | May 30th, 2014

    WEST HAVEN, CT (1/27/12)—In February, Stone Academy and the American Heart Association will team up during Heart Month to encourage citizens to become more sensitive to heart wellness. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease…Read more
  • Stone academy launches christmas season clothing/diaper drive Stone Academy | May 30th, 2014

    Collected items to be given to Beacon On The Hill in West Haven WEST HAVEN, CT (11-22-11)—From November 28 through December 15, Stone Academy is inviting faculty, students and the general public to participate in a Christmas season clothing and diap…Read more
  • 2 Schools step up to save west haven fireworks Stone Academy | May 30th, 2014

    WEST HAVEN, CT (1/27/12)—In February, Stone Academy and the American Heart Association will team up during Heart Month to encourage citizens to become more sensitive to heart wellness. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease…Read more