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What It’s Like To Be a Registered Nurse

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by Jobtrees Team
Registered Nurse Career Interview Video

How To Become a Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse FAQ’s:

How would you recommend someone get into nursing?

Research the different specialties such as pediatric, geriatric, critical care, mental health, etc. Volunteer or work in a healthcare setting to make sure you're really  interested in nursing and then pursue the appropriate level education and licensing for the role you want.

What is the difference between a LPN/LVN and a RN? 

The main difference is in education. RN’s are a more advanced position and require more education (2-4 years). A Licensed Practical Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse education is usually one year and they provide basic nursing care under the supervision of a RN or physician.

Pros and cons of being a registered nurse

Pros: High job demand, wide range of career specialties, competitive salary and benefits, flexible schedules including part time and full time

Cons: High stress, emotionally demanding, physically demanding, exposure to illness, irregular hours in some situations such as nights, weekends, holidays and long hours. 

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