Can someone help me get an inside opinion on becoming a Registered Nurse or Nurse Practitioner?

I am currently serving in the USAF and am exploring options for when my enlistment is up. I have been looking at RN and nurse practitioner for a while now. I am working as a mechanic at the moment so I have no real experience in the field but I was hoping someone with some first hand experience could give me some insight on what it is like.

Asked By: - 8/26/2012
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I became an RN slightly "later" in life, going to college for the first time just before turning 30, after raising my kids and working in crappy retail and customer service types of positions. I had no medical experience and started from scratch, like you... More
Answered By: Jill - 8/27/2012
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Im going for RN orientation tomorrow, and everyone whos found out that im going to be an RN has only told me good things about it.
Answered By: Kaykay034 - 8/26/2012
If you're looking for a clear, easy-to-understand, guide on become an LPN/LVN, check out this video: Or this site for more info about what a LPN does: Hope this helps!
Answered By: Philip - 8/27/2012
If you want to be a nurse practictioner, you MUST be an RN first with a BSN degree, to apply for graduate school. So you should start by becoming an RN, working for a year or two, and then decide if you want to get your masters or doctorate in nursing to become an NP... More
Answered By: Mariya - 8/27/2012
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