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What does a nurses typical day consist of ? How many years of medical school until actually becoming a nurse?

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Raquel’s Answer

Hi Jalissa, in your question you mention nursing but also mention doctors and medical school. To clarify these are two very different career paths. Nurses work in a variety of roles but as a general rule are the healthcare workers providing bedside care. Whereas doctors are practitioners who diagnose and prescribe/perform treatments. Nurses go to nursing school, to start you need to get RN licensure which can be either an associates or bachelors degree and then you can advance and get a masters and/or doctorate. To become a doctor you have to have a bachelors degree before applying to medical school where you complete four years of school which is followed by a 4-7 year residency.
Your question seems to be more geared towards nursing so I’ll discuss that more. There is no such thing as a “typical day” things are constantly changing and different depending on your patients for any given day. It is also very dependent on what kind of nurse you are. A critical care nurse will have a very different day from a labor and delivery nurse who will have a very different day from an ER nurse. And that’s only a few different options. But in a very generalized form, for hospital nurses, when you start your shift you will get report on your patients for the shift. In report you will get your patients “story” of what is going on and what is being done about it. After getting report there are often medications to give and you have to perform your physical assessment. Throughout the shift there will be medications and tasks to complete that are completely job/patient dependent. At the end of your shift you will give report to the next nurse on your patients including what happened on your shift.
To become a nurse you have to have at least an associates degree to get RN licensure, you can also get RN licensure with a bachelors degree which is 4-5 years of school. They provide you with the same license but many hospitals are leaning more towards those holding a bachelors. You will have to complete program specific prerequisite courses before applying to a nursing program and will have to take an entrance exam that tests math, grammar, reading comprehension, and anatomy & physiology. After getting into a program it will last usually between 1.5-2 years. After you graduate with your nursing degree you can take the NCLEX exam and get your RN licensure and then be able to start practicing as a nurse.

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Elizabeth’s Answer

Normally, to get practicing it is a 4 year degree and pass state boards. However, many nurses go on to specialize in different fields/areas where a Masters or PhD is required. I would suggest you research your state's requirements for board certification. Also, learn about the different advanced degrees you could specialize in to help determine where you go. Example would if you want to specialize in cardiology as a practitioner or surgical tech nurse, you would want to go to a nursing program that does clinicals at a hospital that has that kind of program.

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