Category: Become a Nurse

Become a CNA: Career Advantages to Starting Out as a CNA

There are many advantages to embarking upon your career in the healthcare field by starting out as a Certified Nursing Assistant or CNA. You can become a CNA fairly quickly. Without prior education or experience, you could start a career as a certified nursing assistant… Continue reading

Diploma Nurse to BSN – A Good Idea?

The diploma nurse and the associate-degree nurse (ASN) receive essentially the same education. Diploma nurses get their professional entry-level training at a hospital-based nursing school, after which they may take the NCLEX-RN examination and apply for a license as a Registered Nurse (RN). Both diploma… Continue reading

How to Find the Best Nursing Jobs

The Normal Job Seeker Scenario When looking for your next nursing job, you will most likely visit Monster, HotJobs, CareerBuilder and other online job boards to apply to nursing jobs. You might open an account, post your resume, subscribe to an email alert so you… Continue reading

Become a Nurse – Pass the NCLEX – Part 6

All nursing students must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), which was created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), in order to work as nurses. Students looking to become Registered Nurses (RNs) take the NCLEX-RN, while those who want to work as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) take the NCLEX-PN. Continue reading

Become a Nurse – Choosing a Specialty – Part 5

In nursing school, you will spend approximately one semester on each specialty. This exposes nursing students to possible career choices and gives them hands-on experience. Continue reading

Become a Nurse – Clinical Experience

Nursing students receive their real preparation for working in health care environments during the time they spend in nursing clinicals. Nursing clinicals give students the chance to work together with professional nurses in real situations so they get a feel for what is actually involved with nursing work. Continue reading

Become a Nurse Fast

While one might want to become a nurse fast to take advantage of the strong demand for nurses because of the nursing shortage in the United States, it is not so commonly known that there is a shortage of nursing instructors, and long waiting lists… Continue reading