Why I Chose To Study Nursing

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What is a better way to spend your life than helping people in need everyday? I plan to attend the college of UAB, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and study nursing. A Nurse provides medical attention and nursing care to patients in a hospital, a home, to people who are suffering from chronic or minor physical or mental health. To become a registered nurse I need to study, work hard and continuously learn to add onto my degree. To be accepted into UAB, I must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and ACT score of 20. To receive some financial aid I will apply for some scholarship educational and music based ones. I have to take various 300 and 400 level classes to receive my nursing degree such as NUR 392- Maternal Child Health, NUR 334- Pharmacotherapy …show more content…

Course level NUR 427, applies to the extended role of nurses in family centered nursing care for clients and their families experiencing complex health conditions. Emphasis is put on the nursing care and management of complex health issues for patients across the lifespan in a variety of settings and must maintain a C average. To be able to graduate and receive my nursing degree I must maintain a C average and pass the LPN Exam at the end of the four years of nursing school. First time RN’s must receive their license by a final exam, they must take the board exam after they have completed and passed their registered nursing educational courses. The average annual wage for any registered nurse was $67,490. Employment of registered nurses is projected to increase 16 percent from 2014 to 2024. To advance in my field of work I would need to acquire a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. This will allow for me to become a specialized nurse in the field of Pediatric Oncology. To gain experience in pediatric oncology nursing, many hospitals are willing to provide internships,. Many of these programs also provide one-on-one guidance from a nurse who is also an experienced pediatric oncology nurse. Most hospitals are also willing to train new nurses in pediatric oncology, even those who recently graduated and have no professional experience. According to George Doyle on his article, “How to become a Pediatric Oncology nurse: To qualify for certification, you 'll need experience in general and pediatric or cancer-specific nursing. The Oncology Nursing Certification Corp. requires at least one year of nursing experience within the past three years, in addition to 1,000 hours of pediatric oncology or hematology nursing practice within the past 2 1/2 years and at least 10 contact hours of continuing nursing education or an academic elective in oncology nursing

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