Nursing School How long will it take?

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Re: Nursing School How long will it take?

Postby Aaliah thomas » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:42 pm

There are several ways to do a nursing course and the duration for completion depends on this. The three typical educational paths to registered nursing are a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, and a diploma from an approved nursing program. Again advanced practice nurses like clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, nurse-midwives, and nurse practitioners, need a master’s degree. hence overall it may take 5-6 years for completion of masters degree in nursing.
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Re: Nursing School How long will it take?

Postby arnob123 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:58 am

After graduating from a nursing school at either a community college or a four-year college, you must take an examination to become a licensed registered nurse.

The exam is called the NCLEX examination. NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination.

Don’t panic, almost everyone passes, and if you don’t pass the first time, you can take it again.

The state will send your license to you by mail. It will have your RN license number on it. Carry it at all times and display it proudly.
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Re: Nursing School How long will it take?

Postby Christa Jones » Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:41 am

There are basically three educational paths to becoming a nurse. First- a diploma from an accredited nursing program or hospital, second-an associate’s degree in nursing, and third-a bachelor’s degree. Finally, passing a national licensing for becoming licensed and practicing as a nurse.
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Re: Nursing School How long will it take?

Postby CaribMD » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:36 pm

rachana wrote:There is more than one way to become a nurse. There are two-year programs at community colleges and four-year programs at state schools.

Most of these programs require certain classes in order to enter the program (called pre-requisites), if you don’t have them already, you’ll have to take them first. A college counselor can help you plan your schedule.

I agree with 2 year for those with a BS degree already if not Hospitals are becoming more and more picky, they want BSN as entry level
LPNs even here in rural areas are seeing a problem getting positions anywhere but Nursing homes these days.
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Re: Nursing School How long will it take?

Postby MissMelissRoths03 » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:38 pm

Dr. Carib is right. Most newly-hired nurses have a BSN. There are definitely less jobs for LPNs so, if you are in a situation where you can go for your BSN - I would suggest that.
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