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How long does it take to become a registered nurse?

Is it an awful job, what is the worst part of this job? Nurses are incredible people, everyone I have ever met have been the best. Are there any nurses out there that can fill me in on their daily work schedules. I have been kicking this around for quite some time now. Please fill in the ups and downs of this job.

Asked By: zapzap - 1/13/2009
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You can become a nurse with as little as an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN), which is a 2 year program, but there are pre-requisite courses you will likely need before applying to a program, so for most people it ends up being about 3 years in all. Or you can go straight for a Bachelor of Science or Arts in Nursing... More
Answered By: Jill - 1/13/2009
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believe the back stabbing, holier than Thou has got to be the worst.....And if you have a good sense of self confidence and you make others look bad you become a target for the stabbing. It is nice to have a "friend" on your unit to count on because it is really true what they say "nurses eat their young!" I would... More
Answered By: I wonder - 1/13/2009
 
To become a registered nurse with an AA degree takes about four years. 2 years of general education and 2 years of the actual nursing program. Ironically, to get a BSN (bachelor of science in nursing) also takes about 4 years (I'm still trying to understand why not all nurses get a BSN) A RN can go all the way up to... More
Answered By: iamsahmca - 1/13/2009
 
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