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How do you like working as a RN?

I want to become a RN and I want to know what to expect. #registered-nurses #nursing #nurse #hospital-and-health-care #medicine


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Julie’s Answer

Asia, Welcome to the world of nursing! I have worked as an RN over 20 years, in all different capacities, and there is truly something for everyone in nursing. You can work in all types of areas, shifts, and have schedules change with your needs at home. It is extremely flexible and a good working mom career.
That being said, it is also a very challenging and emotionally draining career. You will have highs and lows and everything in between, and your coworkers are sometimes the only ones who "get it".
Good luck to you!

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Teresa’s Answer

Dear Asia- I am so happy to hear when students are interested in becoming an RN. I believe it is a great career. You should expect to attend a 4 year college and graduate with your BSN (Bachelor's of Science in Nursing). Then you will take a test called the NCLEX that will give you an RN license. When you have your RN license you can work in many different areas and capacities. I have worked in a hospital for all of my career, but many people work in doctor offices, out patient centers, clinics and other places. There are some nurses who like to work in a general area called "Med Surg" where medical/ surgical patients are provided care. I work in the Neonatal ICU (NICU) where we care for tiny premature babies. You might choose a specialty like me or decide to work with the elderly, emergency room, operating room, labor and delivery, etc. There are so many to choose from!! Many people start school without knowing what area they might like to work in later-- and as they experience the clinical time in the different areas, they decide which they like the best.
Best of luck to you in your future! I hope you love being a nurse.
Teresa

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