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7 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Nursing Career
1. Rushing Into Becoming a Nurse
Sure, some of us are really impulsive and can pull off a career switch or educational 180 with ease. Most of us, though, need a little more preparation. Deciding on a career path is a big decision – whether you’re 17 or 47 – but it’s particularly important to think through your choice to become a nurse because there is so much involved. Pre-reqs. Nursing school. NCLEX. New grad programs. A lot goes into becoming a nurse –which is why not everyone can be one!
If you’re thinking of becoming a nurse
, take the time to talk to seasoned veterans and get the inside scoop. Visit nursing schools to learn about pre-requisites. Volunteer at a hospital or clinic to see if you really have a passion for medicine. Nursing is one of the most rewarding jobs out there, but it’s best to be prepared
before you dive in.