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How long does it take to FULLY become a Registered Nurse?

Couple of questions again: 1-How many years does it take to become an RN after high school? 2-How much do you make? 3-What courses should I take in college? 4-What next after college? Im in a dilemma on whether or not I should take Civil Engineering or RN. Which is better in your opinion?

Asked By: Russell G - 10/21/2008
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1. 2-4 years. You can take a 2-year RN program at a community college or hospital school, or you can get a 4-year bachelor's degree in nursing. Either way, you're an RN, though the bachelor's degree lets you put BSN after your name... More
Answered By: MavistheMaven - 10/21/2008
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There are 2 year courses for an RN in many Junior Colleges with an associate degree and of course a 4 year college in the universities with a bachelor's Both fields have a great future. The Engineer would definitely make the most money but nurses are not poorly paid at $35.00 an hour in many large cities.
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Answered By: dude I - 10/21/2008
 
1) you can become an RN with an associates, bachelor's, or master's degree in nursing. The associates is the minimum, it takes 2 years. A master's will take you 6 years. The bachelor's is 4. All of these are "an RN" but their degree level allows them more specialty area and therefor more pay... More
Answered By: CoachT - 10/21/2008
 
I agree with the other responses. I would also add that more and more nursing schools are requiring students to take an admission test; usually it's the TEAS or NET. Check with the nursing school you're interested in attending to see which one they require. Also check out www.allnursingschools.com
Answered By: Cindy V - 10/21/2008
 
Different degrees from associates to masters level are available oncampus as well as online. As we know associates degree is approximately of 2 years. While Bachelors is a four year degree program. At least you must complete your bachelors in nursing. Top accredited online universities and colleges offer one added... More
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Answered By: Anna A - 10/21/2008
 
Don't get into civil engineering. The job market for civil engineers is dismal and getting worse.
Answered By: onegater - 10/22/2008
 
May be this site can help you http://mynursingprograms.com
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