How to Become a Nurse
Nursing is a fabulous, rewarding career, but it is not without its challenges. It is one of the most physically and emotionally demanding and draining careers. However, in learning to become a nurse, it is imperative to learn how to replenish yourself. Nurses who learn to take care of themselves and refill their reserves are able to continue to be able to give. ME time is essential!
Nursing is a service profession. Nurses care for and provide services to patients. You must have a passion and a driving desire for helping and caring for patients. Some days your patients will be exceptionally demanding and needy and others not as much. No matter which day it is, your role and responsibility is to meet their needs. Finishing a conversation or responding to a personal text does not take precedence. Sometimes eating a meal or even going to the bathroom will have to wait because your patient needs you!
Nursing is NOT for everyone, but perhaps an allied health career is. Be sure to research your options and understand the demands of nursing as well as any other career choice you make.
There are MANY things to consider Before You Decide to Become a Nurse…
Once you make that decision, there are many other things to consider including exploring the field and gaining some experience first, finding a nursing program that works for you, discovering all the ways to finance your education, learning how to survive nursing school, and then how to study for the NCLEX and get your license to practice. Below are a series of articles to help you find some of the answers and resources to continue your search.
Good luck to you. We NEED so many more nurses. Encourage a friend to take the journey with you…
Is Nursing For Me?
What is a Nurse?
Why Become a Nurse?
What if I’m Bad at Math and Science?
Nursing is NOT for Everyone
How Do I Become a Nurse?
How Do I Find an Accredited Nursing Program?
How to Finance Your Nursing Education
Essentials for Nursing Students
Choosing a Stethoscope
Are You Considering Nursing as a Second Career?
Nursing Skills Transfer
Ways to Study for the NCLEX
Many Diverse Roles for Nurses
The Nurse Practitioner Will See You Now
How to Succeed in Online Nursing Education Programs
Be sure to check out the Links and Resources page for more answers.