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How long do u go to college for a rn

I like helping people and doing stuff to help someone but I don’t wanna deal with bones but I wanna help them do there blood and Ivs and all of that #rn

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Amy’s Answer

The length of time it takes to become an RN can vary. I attended a Diploma RN school, so I did one year of pre-requisites, 2 years in the actual nursing school, and then was able to begin working full time as an RN. I immediately began working on my BSN, which took an additional 2 years, but I was working full time as well. If you enroll in a BSN program, it is usually a 4 year program. There are not a lot of Diploma Schools still out there, but I felt it gave me a lot more hands on experience than peers in other types of schools. I felt like I was set up to start functioning as an RN immediately when graduating.
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Aaron’s Answer

Hi Jazmine,

If you decide to study to become a Registered Nurse (RN) you need to first apply to an accredited nursing school usually takes 4 years that graduates students with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree that is required for RN’s to obtain. If you see a nursing school accredited by the Commission on the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) then this school is accredited at the baccalaureate level for the BSN degree. Once you graduate with your BSN you need to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam to obtain your license to practice or work as an RN. Once you pass your NCLEX exam you are ready to work as an RN at any part of the Healthcare system in the United States such as an Emergency room nurse caring for people who are brought by ambulance to the hospital. In nursing school you learn a lot of hands on skills such as giving injections with a syringe and needle just like how the flu shot is given and learn about the different type of medications given to people to care for them. Hope this helps.

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Aaron
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