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How Difficult Is It To Become A Full Time Nurse? #registered-nurse

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Barry Eugene’s Answer

Once you have graduated from your nursing program and have passed your licensure examination, you will discover a plethora of opportunities in nursing. As a new graduate, you may not get your initial dream job, however, that will come with experience. While you are seeking employment opportunities, try to get a certification in a specialty that appeals to you. Make sure that you have your basic certifications such as CPR, or Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Please take into consideration which region of the country you live in. Larger metropolitan areas tend to have more opportunities than smaller rural areas. If you apply for a job and are not successful, try again and again.

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Chandra’s Answer

The process to become a nurse begins with education. There are different levels of education depending on where you want to work. Most hospitals in the US require an associate or bachelor degree. After you graduate, you must pass NCLEX, a licensing exam. Then you must register for a license in the state where you would like to work. As a new grad in a hospital you would usually have a 3 month orientation period where you are working with an experienced nurse.

Chandra recommends the following next steps:

Request a job shadow fron a nurse you works in an area of interest.
Take a least 1 biology class & anatomy & phyiology.

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Sachin’s Answer

Thanks for the question.

Becoming a registered nurse begins with the right education. Currently, you need at least a 2-year Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN), though medical facilities are increasingly requiring a bachelor’s degree. In fact, the Institute of Medicine recommends that 80% of the nursing workforce hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) by 2020.

Hope this helps!

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Estelle’s Answer

I meet nurses from all walks of life. If it's something you want to do, I have no doubt you can do it.