Health Occupations: Registered Nursing

877 Words Feb 26th, 2018 3 Pages
Registered nurses are everywhere. They work in just about any building that provides care to patients. Nurses truly helped make the medical field what it is. Without nurses the medical field would collapse. In order to fully understand the life and importance of a nurse, the road leading up to becoming a nurse must first be examined. A senior high school graduate must be accepted into a nursing program of his or her school of choice. Because so many graduates are crowding the health care field, it has become extremely hard to be accepted into nursing school. In order to help become accepted, an applicant must set themselves apart from other hopeful students. He or she can do this by having an outstanding academic backgrounds including, high grades, excellent work or volunteer background, and or good letter of recommendation (“Emory”). Once the student is accepted into a nursing program, he or she needs to select a class schedule. Students should take into account whether they are going for an Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN). If students are going into an ADN program, they will be in school for about 2-3 years. For the first year their schedules will include classes such as Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Microbiology, and English. Once their…