My Career in Nursing

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I was always undecided regarding the career that I wanted to pursue. As I got older and looked at many choices in careers I realized that I wanted to have a career in the medical field. Being a nurse interests me because it requires the study of the human body along with other great opportunities that nurses have in this career. I want to become a nurse because I like being able to help those who are in need. Once I stared researching a career in nursing I realized that there were a lot more types of nurses then I had originally thought. This confused me because there was a nurse for almost everything! Then I finally decided on one and that was being a Registered Nurse (RN). A Registered Nurse is not a doctor assistant; a RN gets …show more content…
The third option is receiving a diploma which is offered in hospitals and takes two to three years to complete. All three types of education generally offer an entry position for an aspiring nurse. Nursing, health education, and introduction to health care are only some of the classes one can take to better prepare themselves to further their career in nursing. Volunteering in hospitals will be beneficial because it will get you for the future in your career. Getting involved sooner in the career someone wants to be is always the best way to insure that he or she is prepared for any obstacles along the way. Nurses must be going through training constantly because of the advances in the medical field. There is always new technology in the medical field to better help the patients. It is recommended that a nurse receive at least thirty-five hours of training every three years to make sure he or she is up to date with all the new medical advances. There are many skills and training one can obtain after being certified to be a nurse. The most common certifications are in venipuncture (the process of obtaining blood) or intravenous therapy (process of inserting a liquid right into the vein) (www.wikipedia.com). A nurse can also receive training in prescribing medical drugs. Training in independent and supplementary prescribe means

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