To become a registered nurse, you will need to go to nursing school. Nursing school varies depending on the pathway that you choose. You may pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing (2 year degree) or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (4 year degree). Once you complete nursing school, you will then be required to take your state nursing exam to become a Registered Nurse.
This professional recommends the following next steps:
- Research different nursing schools. Check the application requirements, prerequisites courses, program requirements, test requirements, and deadlines of the nursing programs.