How To Become A Registered Nurse
If you are interested in nursing, you can take courses and become a registered nurse. As a registered nurse you will be providing healthcare services to patients. Most nurses work in a hospital facility, and work under the supervision of a physician or nurse manager. Registered nursing is the largest healthcare profession in the United States. You will be educating patients about their health and you will be treating patients.
- Obtain a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) to start your journey as a registered nurse. Take courses in science, biology and chemistry while in high school. Try to score high and pass the SAT or ACT exam to improve your chances of getting into a nursing program.
- Apply for several registered nursing programs in your area and ask the hospitals’ nurse recruiters are there programs available that will pay for your tuition to become a registered nurse for their healthcare system. Follow the advice of the nursing recruiters and do exactly as they say and you could get your registered nursing license paid for by one of the health care systems that you have contacted.
- Complete all the necessary coursework and sit for and pass the National Council Licensure Exam, or NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse. Check with your state’s medical board to make sure that you have met all the qualifications after you have passed the NCLEX-RN exam. Keep in mind that as a nurse you will be treating patients from different cultural backgrounds and you will have to adjust your personality to treat them. These are the steps to take to become a registered nurse.