December 26, 2016

5 Things I didn't Know About Nursing School

1. Nursing school is intense.
I did not know how intense and time-consuming this major was until I heard experiences from nursing students and nurses. In 3 words... it is hard.

2. Nursing school will be your main focus.
It's going to be hard to do other things outside of nursing school. For instance, working a full-time job or spending time with your family. I don't think this is completely true, but it seems like nursing school comes first and everything else follows.

3. It will be very hard to keep a job (you will be broke).
Like I stated before is that the program is not easy and most of your time will be spent in class, clinicals and studying. There may be room for some work. The school I currently attend told us if we decided to work not to work more than 15 hours per week.

4. There are different types of nursing careers.
There are CNAs, LPNs, RNs or NPs. The highest paid is the nurse practitioner(NP) which requires a masters degree or a doctorate degree. The least paid is a CNA which requires a certificate of completion.

5. Every question is correct, but you have to choose the "best" answer.
The exams will be similar to NCLEX style questions. This is where some students have problems on exams because it is all about critical thinking and being able to know how to apply certain skills in the medical workplace.

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