Get there with a bridge program
A bridge program lets you use your previous experience to become a nurse faster. If you have a degree in another field, an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) can be the quickest way in. If you have a healthcare certification, you won’t have to repeat training you’ve already done.
After earning a nursing degree, you have to pass the NCLEX-RN – a standardized exam set by the Board of Nursing in each state that shows you’re certified to work as a Registered Nurse.
In their own words
I'm a second career nurse. What's wonderful about nursing, is that it's very accessible after you've already been to school or college for another type of degree.”
When I went to school for the second time, my outlook, my self-discipline, was totally different.”
Notes on Nursing Podcast
Panel Discussion on Second Careers in Nursing for Nursing Notes LiveMeet Dylan Green, author of “The Second Career Nurse” blog and a practicing ER nurse for almost two years, and Patrick Hopkins, Co-Director for the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Nursing. He’s also a Pediatric/Neonatal Advanced Practice Nurse at the Golisano Children’s...The post Panel Discussion on Second Careers in Nursing for Nursing Notes Live appeared first on Nursing Notes Live.2014-07-03T11:27:36Z
Once you’re a Registered Nurse, you can choose to specialize in an area you really enjoy.