What You’ll Learn
Your course will include the following classes, exams and practical training.
Anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, psychology, and other social and behavioral sciences are some of the subjects you’ll study.
As part of your curriculum, you’ll work in a lab and practice in a clinic, or other healthcare facility.
Most of your duties will involve caring directly for patients, monitoring their condition and helping them learn how to manage their illness or injuries at home.
- Doctor’s Offices
- Outpatient Care Centers
- Nursing Homes
How to Get Ahead
One of the best things about being a nurse? You’ll never stop learning. You’ll have opportunities to grow from the day you start your career.
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