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How to Become a Nurse?

The nursing industry always has a shortage of nurses, so opportunities to be a Nurse are widely open in clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, home health care, and doctor`s offices. To become a Nurse, you should know how to enter the healthcare profession.
 
How to Become a Nurse?: eAskme
How to Become a Nurse?: eAskme


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How to Become a Nurse?

Becoming a nurse is a way that opens a lot of opportunities and options in your career; it also opens a good opportunity to make money.
 
To know how to become a nurse, you should read this article:

Get GED or high school diploma:

To be a nurse, whether you want to be Rn, LPN, or any other type, you first need to complete high school.

Get decent grades to enter a good college.

You should have an interest in math, English, and science.

These three are the main subject of nursing programs worldwide, no matter for which license you apply.

Get beginner level job in health-care industry:

This step is not very important, but following it can benefit your career. This is a great step if you want to be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

It shows that you are serious about your career and also you get experience.

Even if you work at clinics or do admin work at a local hospital will make your resume look great, and you will get used to the healthcare industry environment.

The more experience you have, the better job you get.

Decide which type is better for you RN or LVN/LPN:

LPNs, RNs, and CNAs you can usually see in hospitals. LPN is a Licensed Vocational Practical (vocational) nurse.

LVN is a Licensed Vocational Nurse, or LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPN/LVN works under the supervision of a Registered nurse.

Ask your school about their BSN or ADN program.

LVN/LPNs take the NCLEX-PN exam as opposed to the NCLEX-RN exam.
 
You can also get your BSN online.

Search your path to become a Registered Nurse (RN):

  • Get an Associate`s Degree in Nursing (ADN). This usually take two to three years and allow you to be in NCLEX exam after graduation.
  • Get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This usually take four years and allow you to be in NCLEX exam after graduation.
  • Obtain diploma from an Approved Nursing Program. These program have decreased a lot in number in past years.
  • Get though military. You can get training through ROTC nursing program at university or collage and it take two to four years.
  • Difference is that if you get BSN it allow you to pursue teaching , leadership position.

Select a Nursing School:

  • Now you know about these terms and course now we look for schools. 
  • After deciding your career goal, search for hospitals and schools. decide on how much money you want to spend? Do you want to do full time or part time course. Do you want to stay in campus?
  • Some schools even have long wait lists because of so many people are jumping in this career and course. So esquire about this first.

Get accepted in school:

  • Many schools ask for transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, letters and essay of recommendation and on job experience.
  • They see if you have letter of recommendation from those who are already associated and working in health-care industry. On job experience is great for essay.
  • On essay just write what you believe. You can write about doing something that matter, helping people, changing world these topics are easy to write for essay.

How long does it take to become a nurse?

As you see it can take 2 to four years depending on the course and institute you choose.

When you choose a course or institute, than choose wisely.

Study and get license:

Be the best student :

You will study nutrition, chemistry, physiology, microbiology, anatomy, and other behavioral sciences. Give importance to your subjects.
 
Motivate yourself.

Clinicals: As doctors have internship training, nurses have clinical training. It is a part of education. But it is practical. Most of the clinical focus is on some specialization, like surgical, psychiatric, maternity, or pediatrics.
 
You can be stressed as you work with real patients and are a newbie. But remember, everyone goes through this, so motivate yourself.

Preparation for Boards:

This will test your knowledge in a variety of different health-care domains.

You will have 5 hours to complete this test.

The number of questions can change from person to person.

This test will go on till you get 95% accuracy.

Pass exam to get license:

Studying, studying, and sleeping is the best formula to get a pass.

You should know that 83% of candidates pass on their first attempt, so you should not stress yourself.

The average time test takes 2.5 hours, and the average number of questions is around 118.

Find employment in desired department:

  • NO after getting license, you should think about in which health-care domain you want to work. Do you want to be exciting ? all-encompassing? Full of babies?
  • Baby boomers are much taking over.To ensure job stability you should have 55+ demographic. You can choose pediatrics but you face lot of unfair images. If you want to work in scheduled hours than be surgical nurse.

Advance your career :

After spending several hours in your healthcare department, you will be able to get some certifications, which can be surgical, geriatrics, or psych.

Your hospital also offers you some training, seminars, and classes.

This will increase your pay. take it as a badge of honor for your hours on the floor.

Be mentally ready:

This is a lot that nurses face every day. That can be nasty infections, excrement, and vomits.

You should be mentally fit for all this. Sometimes you can feel guilty for something that happens to someone, but that is not in your control.

Your schedule can be intense.

Working continuously for two days and nights. Or you can be called even on your off days.

Always Know your options:

You can have many options to work in hospitals and private homes, doctor`s offices, nursing homes, and clinics.

You can be a traveling nurse, also. Choose wisely.

Get Job:

  • If you get job in hospital its good , if not than apply everywhere or anywhere. Need of nurses are booming and many places still prefer freshers. If your employer`s turnover rate is 
  • % or higher than its good for you to get out when you can. Ask guidance and training. Some give you training about machines. 

Maintain your Credibility and Licenceure:

Your employer usually lets you have seminars, certification classes, and workshops so you be up-to-date and maintain your licensure.

Sometimes the license you get in one state may not be valid in another state in the U.S.A., but this situation is changing as states enter the Nurse Licensure Compact Agreement.

Retake your exams. Always keep an eye on laws to keep your license active.

Get more education and improvement:

Whether you have LPN, BSN, or ADN, there is always plenty of more education to learn.

You can get a Master of Science in Nursing within 1 or 2 years.

This will allow you to become a Clinical nurse specialist, Nurse-midwife, Nurse practitioner, or nurse anesthetist.

After that, you can go anywhere and do anything.

How much do nurses make a year?

How to be a Nurse : eAskme
How to be a Nurse : eAskme
 
This question comes to mind for everyone who wants or dreams of being a nurse.

Nursing is a career that has vast opportunities and is also full of knowledge.

So the earnings in this field depend upon your knowledge and credibility.

Try to get certifications to improve your skills, and you can earn thousands of USD per month by being a Nurse.

So now you know how much nurses make a year; that can be around millions of USD.

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