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Is nursing school hard and long?

I'm a sophmore in high school and im curious. #medicine #registered-nurses #nurse #nursing #healthcare

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LINDA’s Answer

I have been a nurse for over 30 years, and I will say that it is one the most meaningful aspects of my life. You should definitely consider nursing as a career. When you decide that, you will be committed to do what it takes to succeed. Do not focus on the difficult aspect, rather, put emphasis on what you will be providing to patients and their families. Yes, it will be challenging at times in school, but that is the case in everything that is worthwhile. Imagine the impact and added value that you will provide someone during their time of illness. I remember nursing school being overwhelming at times, but my curiosity and desire to make a difference in caring for the sick kept me going. You can do this because there are many more before you who have done it and so can you!

LINDA recommends the following next steps:

Volunteer at a healthcare facility.
Talk with the school nurse to see what they do.
Shadow a nurse for a day.
Attend a nurse career day at your local hospital.
Look at nursing programs for the prerequisite classes to see if spikes an interest.
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Shannon’s Answer

yes school is hard. it's hard for most people - doctors, lawyers, engineers, business-runners etc as well as nurses. you have to decide if the rewards (being able to impact people's health) are worth all that work, and stick with it even when it's awful. one key is to find a school with great instructors - both intelligent AND kind. too many instructors aren't concerned with kindness because you do have to be tough & have a thick skin as a nurse. they could teach with kindness, though. ask nurses you come across where they went to school & what were the instructors like. the best ones are like good parents - kind, actually caring that you do well, helping you develop discipline for yourself, helping you grow & learn how to work really hard. no one can learn it for you! but doing this very hard thing prepares you to be a great nurse.
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Warda’s Answer

Yes, nursing school is very difficult and long. To be able to be successful in Nursing school requires a lot of effort and hard work. Getting accepted into a nursing program is competitive and difficult which helps the school to select the best candidate for the nursing program. becoming a nurse is a rewarding job and requires your focus and attention to your patients. you will need to attend a 2-year associate's degree in nursing or get a bachelor's in nursing to take your board of nursing exam. wish you the best of luck!
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Karen’s Answer

It's only as hard as you make it. If you have an aptitude for Science, Biology and really want to lean about anatomy and things like that, every day is fun and new. If you don't is a chore. Go with what invests you must and not the pay.
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Warda’s Answer

Nursing is a rewarding career but it is not for everyone. you will need to have your bachelor's degree in nursing to become a registered nurse. i would highly recommend that you work as a CNA to see if you can handle nursing.
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Rahul’s Answer

Nursing as a career is highly respected, in high demand, and can pay well. There are many levels to nursing but 2-4 years after high school is the average amount of additional schooling needed. One can also specialize in certain fields that may require a little more time. Yes, nursing school can be difficult. Although, it is a very rewarding career that will always be in demand no matter where you would like to live.
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Cori’s Answer

Nursing school is challenging but extremely rewarding. In addition to the classroom requirements, you will also need significant additional training to perfect your bedside clinical skills, including physical assessment and procedures like IV's, and treatments. It's the perfect mix of science and art. There are several potential tracks like Informatics and Research within the discipline of nursing, for different potential candidates.

The duration of education varies, with Associate degrees taking approximately 2 years and 4 years for a Bachelor's Degree. There are also advanced degrees possible, such as a Master's, PhD or DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice).
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