How can I become a nurse?

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How can I become a nurse?

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There are three main paths available for pursuing nursing education. The common options are obtaining a bachelor's or associate degree in nursing, or earning an equivalent diploma from an accredited nursing school. Education within all three options is generally similar, including courses on subjects such as biology, anatomy, and communication and interpersonal skills, as well as practical experience in a clinical setting. The main distinction in these education paths lies in their duration and availability; a bachelor's program in nursing is the longest option, and diploma programs offered through medical facilities are not as commonly found as associate and bachelor's programs. And while all of these options allow for nursing students to begin practicing, some employers may favor or require a bachelor's degree over other education options.

Certification is required to become a registered nurse. This license is obtained by pursuing one of the formal education processes outlined previously, as well as by passing the National Council Licensure Examination. Some states may require additional mandates for licensing to be obtained, and so this is something one would have to be mindful of based on their location. There are additional certifications nursing students can pursue obtaining as well, including specializations in specific fields of study or practices.

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