On the road to be a RN
Starting at Drexel University
Becoming an RN
You can start getting your license with just a diploma but you'll have to go through a program lasting about three years. Associate’s degrees in nursing are offered at community colleges and take about three years to complete. Bachelor’s degrees are offered at colleges and take around four years to complete. Courses that nursing students may be required to take include anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, and psychology. To achieve your full license though you need clinic experience and students gain clinical experience in nursing homes, public health departments, and hospital departments
A day in the life
A normal day as an RN can be really busy. As I could get a new patient I would have to take their medical history and symptoms. If short staffed I could assist physicians in surgery or treatment. The job includes preforming tests and analyzing the results. For the family members visiting, I am to provide emotional support to whoever may need it. Sometimes after the patients go home they need to do some extra to stay healthy. Another part of my job would to be explaining how to take care of your healing wounds.