Do you need a college degree to become a nurse?

Do you need a college degree to become a nurse?

Default Asked on October 12, 2020 in Health.
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No, you do not. Although if you do become a nurse, you may eventually want to get a Bachelor’s degree in order to advance in the career.

There are many different types of nurses. In order to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), or a registered nurse (RN), all you have to do is complete a training program and meet the licensing requirements of your state. LPN training can be completed in a few months, and you can get it in trade schools.

Becoming a registered nurse will take a bit more work. You’ll need an Associate’s degree in nursing, which usually takes around two years. You can also become an RN by getting a Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing. As mentioned before, getting a Bachelor’s isn’t a requirement, but it’ll allow you to go further in the career later on.

You can find out more about the different types of nurses by reading the guides on Hashtag Nursing.

Newer Answered on October 12, 2020.
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