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What classes do I need to take to become a Registered Nurse?


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Aaron’s Answer

Hi Savannah,

Classes you need to take to become a Registered Nurse (RN) in Nursing School to graduate with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) to become an RN is Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) where you learn about the human body such as the cardiovascular and respiratory system. You have to take pathophysiology/pharmacology where in pathophysiology you learn about how different diseases such as cancer affect the body and in pharmacology you learn about the different types of medications used in the medical field to help treat people with their health problem such as learning about the uses of insulin to help treat patients with diabetes. In Health Assessment you learn how to do a head to toe assessment by checking parts of the body such as the head for problems such as deformities and using a stethoscope which is an instrument used to listen to different parts of the body such as the heart and lung to detect any abnormalities such as breathing sounds that shows a person is having problems breathing. There are many more classes you have to take in nursing beside these but in this post I have gone over the classes that are taken at the beginning of nursing school. Hope this helps.

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Aaron

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Paula’s Answer

Hello Savannah,

I am currently a nursing student working towards my BSN. I am currently in an accelerated program that is 18 months long versus the typical 2 years. Listed below are the classes that I must pass to earn my degree:
Intro to Profession of Nursing
The principal of assessment- with a lab
Pharmacology I and II
Fundamentals of Nursing- with a lab and clinical rotation
Introduction to Nursing research
Caring for Adults I, II, III, and IV- with a clinical rotation for each
Caring for Diverse and Vulnerable Populations I and II
Caring for Persons with Psych/Mental health- with a clinical rotation
Caring for Women and Neonates- With clinical rotation
Caring for Children- With clinical rotation
Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing
Transition into Professional Nursing- with preceptorship

These are the classes that my school offers, other colleges may offer classes with different names but the information learned should be the same. I hope this helps. Good luck!

Very Respectfully,

Paula

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