Registered Nurse School Requirements: Getting Your Training

Registered Nurses make up one of the biggest segments in the health care field. If you’re interested in this career path, then you’ll want to have a good understanding of the requirements for training and education to make sure this is the right career for you. Nurses perform a very important job. The nurse is often the patient’s most constant and consistent contact throughout their visit to the doctor, or their hospital stay.

Training requirements vary depending upon which program you would like to pursue. Some nurse candidates opt to go through a diploma program, but the bulk of them get a degree. You can have a career as a Registered Nurse by getting your associate’s or your bachelor’s degree. Those who get a bachelor’s degree tend to have more job opportunities than those without one.
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Becoming an RN: Your Questions Answered

I wanted to take a minute to discuss this video on becoming an RN. The video itself covers a lot of ground, and easily stands on its own if you’re looking at starting an advanced nursing career, but there are a few points worth taking a look at here in writing, too.

The most important aspect covered in the video from the point of view of those considering a career change or advancement opportunity is demand. Nurses in general, and Registered Nurses specifically, make up the single largest group of health care providers out there. RNs significantly outnumber doctors, specialists, and administrative staff, to a large degree because it is nurses who provide around the clock direct care to patients in hospitals, Psychiatric facilities, nursing homes, hospices, and assisted living centers around the world. Demand for nurses is growing, and is expected to continue to do so – a point made here in the video, and a critical one for those considering the path for their life’s work. In this respect, becoming an RN makes good financial sense.
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Registered Nurse Training: Beyond the Bachelor’s Degree

When planning which route you want to take in the field of Registered Nursing, you might want to consider your ultimate career goal. While a bachelor’s of science in nursing will open the door to many job opportunities, there are certain specialties that require a master’s degree, so it’s good to know upfront whether your dream job will require more than four years of training. Here’s a list of some of those specialties, many of which are in high demand.
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Registered Nurse Training: Can You Say Job Security?

The next video in this series that I want to share with you is pretty important for anyone thinking about training to be a Registered Nurse. The video goes into some depth regarding the various paths that are open to you as you pursue your license. Unlike many licensed fields, RNs can have pretty varied backgrounds and educations, and this video does a good job of spelling out the options quickly and succinctly.
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Steps to Becoming a Registered Nurse (RN)

Nursing is a demanding career; however it is one of the most rewarding career choices anyone could make. People in doctor’s offices, hospitals, and other medical establishments can benefit from your help when you get your nursing degree. Plus, with the nursing shortage, you are virtually guaranteed to be able to get a job after you obtain your degree.

Registered nurses can work in a variety of environments; they can work in doctor offices, hospitals, dental offices, nursing homes, clinics, schools and so many other types of medical establishments. Because of the nursing shortage, once a nurse obtains their RN degree, they will be able to select where they want to work; it will be their choice. There are always dozens of job positions available for RNs, so any RN will be able to choose which job position is best for them.
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