In the US, to be a Registered Nurse (RN) you need to have accredited training as an RN and then pass the nursing exams to be able to apply for a state license to practice as an RN in that state.
Many RNs and others in the medical field recommend taking initial steps to experience the "inside" of providing health care to patients, but this isn't a requirement to become a nurse. If you want to be sure you like working in the medical field, and are emotionally prepared for it, you could first enroll in a course to obtain a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certificate. This will qualify you for jobs as a nursing assistant, providing help to patients with the basic activities of daily living, such as bathing, feeding, turning, incontinence care, taking vital signs, and non-skilled treatments, etc.
If you want to get even more experience before training as an RN, you could take another preliminary step to become a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN), which is a shorter program than training as an RN. This will give you more theory as well as more training and experience in patient assessments, skilled treatments, medication administration, and other nursing care that does not require an RN license. Then, as the final step, you could add to your training in an accelerated RN program designed specifically for experienced LPNs/LVNs who want to become RNs.
At any step in this process, or even immediately after high school, you could apply to enroll in an RN program, be accepted, graduate to become a graduate nurse, take and pass your exams, and become licensed as an RN. The US state board licensing exams for Registered Nurses are standardized across the states nowadays, using the National Licensing exam called NCLEX-RN.
As mentioned above, you actually don't have to follow the sequential steps outlined above. Taking it slowly and going through those different levels of training and experience may be suggested by some and for some, to prepare to become an RN, but it is not required. You can go straight from high school into a program to study to become a nurse; even to become an RN.
There are three options to become a registered nurse as follows.
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In the US you do need a diploma.
In the US, it's the NCLEX.
Someone should become a nurse because they want to. Nobody should become a nurse if they do not want to.
You have to study alot and pass tests of knoledge to even become a unemployed nurse...nevertheless a nurse with a job that has to do even more. To become a nurse it take about 2 or 3 years to become a nurse.
First is becoming a registered nurse, then comes the specialty.
what school do you go to become a nurse
Yes you need to be certified before you can become a nurse. Even if you want to become a nurse assistant, you need to go get certified before it is legal to practice.
at what age can you become a nurse
In the US, you can become a licensed practical or vocational nurse (LPN or LVN) via vocational school, and can become a registered nurse with an associates or bachelors degree. After that, you can further specialize with certification or with additonal studies for the masters, doctorate of nursing, or PhD.
You can become a Cardiac nurse a neonatal nurse... you can become and ER nurse you can work on a medevac helicopter as a truama nurse there are plenty of more jobs
how many years of college to become a trauma nurse
Yes, you do need to be CPR certified to become a nurse.
You have to have a 4 year education in order to become a nurse at a hospital and 8 years of school in oder to become a permanant nurse and a manger
The only way to become a pediatric nurse is to obtain your four year degree in nursing. This is the only way to become a liegitamate pediatric nurse.
Become a district nurse
Usually to become a nurse it takes 5-6 years.
Join the army unless your gay ,then go to community college to become a nurse
No, you go to nursing school to become a nurse.
Possibly about 6-8 years.
it takes 7 years to become a certified nurse midwife
You go to college and enroll in a 4 year nursing program to become a nurse.
In order to become an OB nurse, you need to have your bachelor's degree. You need to go to school for four years to get the degree.
she became a nurse in the year 1844.