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Question by Oscar T: Is there any nurse would answer honestly to my questions?
Hey everyone, My name is Oscar and I am going to be a nurse but I have not even started anythin yet! So for those of you who are nurses already, please give some advices about how to choose the right school, time of study, loans, how to get pre-pared and all other important steps to become a nurse. I would really appreciate the honesty and Happy New Year. O.
Answer by Moon Crystal
Start with your pre-reqs, English, Math, Psychology, Anatomy & Physiology, etc. Become a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) to make sure you can handle the dirty work, which will not go away once you are a nurse.
Apply to different nursing schools, including LPN (you can bridge to RN later and competition is a little less intense). Always make sure that the school you apply to is approved by the state board of nursing corresponding to its location (if it is located in New York State, it needs to be approved by the New York Board of Nursing).
Once you get accepted to school, you will have a talk with the financial aide department. They will help you get the federal aide and other forms of student loans you need. Also look into scholarships or someone who will pay for your education, such as a hospital or a nursing home (another reason to become a CNA because some employees might help you out or give you a job straight out of school).
Study! Study! Study! Don’t be afraid to ask for clarification if you don’t understand something.
After you have completed all of your classes, pass NCLEX.
Best of luck.
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