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10 Steps to Becoming a Nurse

10 Steps to Becoming a Nurse

Beth Anderson, RN

Do you want to become a nurse but don’t know where to start out? This 10-step guide will help you find your way. You’ll learn about the nursing profession, find out about the educational requirements and certifications, and get tips on how to survive your first year as a nurse. This guide is meant for prospective, current, and second career nurses – everyone can use this valuable information!

Click on the links below to access a comprehensive description for each step.

Step 1: Learn Everything You Can About The Nursing Profession

Step 2: Find Your Path to The RN Title

Step 3: Choose the Nursing School That Fits You

Step 4: Get into the School of Your Choice

Step 5: Survive Nursing School

Step 6: Decide on a Nursing Specialty

Step 7: Pass the NCLEX

Step 8: Consider Possibilities for Your First Job

Step 9: Get Hired

Step 10: Get Prepared For Your First Year As A Nurse

Still have questions? Check in with the pros and compare notes with students in our Student Lounge forum.

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    over 3 years ago

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    over 3 years ago

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    over 3 years ago

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    over 3 years ago

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