How to be sure its for me?

I want to know for sure if I should go to nursing schools? Any books I can read for further research

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3 Responses to How to be sure its for me?

  1. Gerald B says:

    you should talk to nurses about how they like their jobs.

  2. Jamlord says:

    Speak to nurses and ask for their opinions about you.

  3. RN_Edu_Guru says:

    Here is some general information about becoming a nurse and also a book recommendation at the end.

    Registered nurses usually take one of three education paths: a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN), an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN), or a diploma from an approved nursing program. Registered nurses must also be licensed.

    In all nursing education programs, students take courses in nursing, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts. BSN programs typically take four years to complete; ADN and diploma programs usually take two to three years to complete.

    All programs also include supervised clinical experience in hospital departments such as pediatrics, psychiatry, maternity, and surgery. A number of programs include clinical experience in extended and long-term care facilities, public health departments, home health agencies, or ambulatory (walk-in) clinics.

    Bachelor’s degree programs usually include more training in the physical and social sciences, communication, leadership, and critical thinking, which is becoming more important as nursing practice becomes more complex. They also offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s degree or higher is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

    Generally, licensed graduates of any of the three types of education programs (bachelor’s, associate’s, or diploma) qualify for entry-level positions as a staff nurse.

    Many registered nurses with an ADN or diploma find an entry-level position and then take advantage of tuition reimbursement benefits to work toward a BSN by completing an RN-to-BSN program. There are also master’s degree programs in nursing, combined bachelor’s and master’s programs, and programs for those who wish to enter the nursing profession but hold a bachelor’s degree in another field.

    I recommend visiting the LPN to RN Degree Online web site which provides nursing career information, insightful nursing articles, detailed nursing school profiles, and links to campus based nursing schools and accredited online nursing degree programs.

    As far as reading materials — Check out “Confessions of a Trauma Junkie” by Sherry Jones Mayo. She is an EMT/Paramedic, RN Trauma Nurse, and Certified Trauma Expert. Her books will give you an true inside look at life in the field of emergency medicine and nursing. Go to her website for more details:

    Hope this helps. Good Luck!

    RN Education Guru
    LPN to RN Degree Online