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When I am studying, and if I receive and internship, Is there any possible chances of pay? What specific skills should I keep in mind for my future career in nursing?

Updated England, England, United Kingdom

I am a sophomore, and I am truly dedicated to the idea of one day becoming a nurse, Doctor, or any kind of health professional. I want to be able to earn these chosen careers because my goal, dream is to be able to live a life of helping people. I want to ensure a safe and healthy world. My parents are a major inspiration for me, I have experiences there lovingness towards me and complete strangers. I want to model that and hopefully show the same to the people I help. I come from a complex background and now I just want to better myself and others. #doctor #nursing #pre-med #physician #surgeon #phd #masters-degree #associates-degree

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Benjamin’s Answer


Nursing programs require clinical hours. Sometimes these hours are paid, but often they are not. They are actually part of your schooling, you pay for the credits you earn during this time just as you would any other class. As far as medical school goes, you're first year out can be referred to as an internship, or of 1rst year residency. Residencies are paid, but usually not much (around 40k a year), which is a pittance when you consider the hours you will be working.

If you are looking to make some money while going to school, and would prefer to earn that money while getting hospital experience, I would suggest looking into programs like EKG tech or phlebotomist. The training for either is like 6 weeks and most community colleges offer it. That will allow you to work at hospital for actual pay, and as a bonus, many hospitals offer tuition reimbursement for employees - (especially ones going into nursing)

Barri’s Answer

Updated Long Beach, California
Although I am a nurse in the United States, I think it's not so very different where you live. If you can expose yourself to maths, specifically basic algebra, it will serve you very well as a nurse when you are performing drug calculations. A basic understanding in chemistry and cell biology also helps, as you will build on that knowledge when you are in nursing school learning about human physiology and pathophysiology. Believe it or not, some public speaking classes may help, as well. I can't tell you how many times I went into a patient's room to find the entire family needing me to explain a loved one's illness. It is not a bad idea to volunteer at a hospital, so you can accustom yourself to the flow and culture of the health field.