How to Prepare for Nursing School

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In preparing for a nursing school, a person should get a GED or high school diploma, and they should find a nursing program at a local college. Learn how to get good grades in nursing school with help from a board-licensed practical nurse in this free video on nursing and becoming a nurse.

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If you're looking to get into the nursing field, you want to go to a nursing program and you're going to need to prepare for that. I'm Dan Carlson, I'm a nurse and this is how to prepare for nursing school. First things first, you'll obviously need a high school diploma or GED and then you'll need to find a local college that is a nursing program that's right for you; depending on if you'd rather be an RN or Registered Nurse; an LPN or License Practical Nurse or a Nurse Practitioner which you'd pretty much go to the same as a Registered Nurse and then specialize thereafter. First things first, you want to make sure your grades you come out of high school with are very good because it will be a lot easier to get into a program if you got good grades. Another thing you want to do is just make sure that you find a nursing program that's close to you. You don't want to do a lot of traveling when you're going through a nursing career because sometimes it becomes a little stressful and it's hard to do a lot of work when you have a lot of travel time involve as well. Make sure to go, talk to the nursing instructors at the school of your choice and they can help prepare you for everything you'll need throughout the course; vaccinations, first aid and CPR certificates. Usually what you'll need to do also is become a Certified Nursing Assistant first. In certain states they make you do that. There are a lot of different options but if you look at your community college of your choice and talk to a nursing instructor, they can walk you through any steps you have any questions about. I'm Dan Carlson. Thank you very much.

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