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Registered Nurses

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Nurses are considered the backbone of the hospital due to their hours of hard work and determination to help patients. Being a nurse is a great opportunity for people to show the world what they can do and to put themselves out there to make a difference. A nursing career can help you to become more confident in yourself. There are many types of nurses but we will be focusing on Registered Nurses(RN) because RN’s are the main connection between the doctors and the patients. Registered Nurses have long hours, many daily duties, and even influence the other nurses by guiding them in their career. However, they are rewarded with a good salary, and the thought knowing that they saved lives that day.

There are three different ways to become a nurse. You can become a Diploma Nurse, which are programs that are offered by hospital owned and operated schools of nursing. “Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.”(INFOhio). These programs will teach you the minimum training that you need to qualify for a Registered Nurse license, however, this is the quickest and cheapest way to become a RN.
Another way to get your Registered Nursing license is to get an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN). This degree is offered by any community or state colleges, and usually takes two to four years to complete. Both degrees allow you to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam, which is the test that determines whether or not you can get your license. However, with an ADN, you can go to school more to get your BSN.
The third option is to get a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). Unlike the other two routes, it takes four years to complete, but has ma...

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...sdiagnosis and if you are not compassionate, then the loved ones of the patient could feel as if they have no one to care for them. However, out of all the stress, it is also a very rewarding job. At the end of the day, you get to go home with the pride knowing that you saved someone’s life today. You made a difference in the lives of your patient’s and you get to see a brighter future as they recover.

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