Start Your Journey as a Registered Nurse

Nursing is an art and a science. The art of  helping others harmonized with the science of the human body. It takes a person who doesn't scare easily but who isn't afraid to be scared. Nurses are tough but also kind. Being a RN is, for many, the best decision ever made.

RN to BSN

For RNs with an Associate's degree or diploma the RN to BSN bridge program is a great alternative to traditional programs. This program is usually 100% online and the student is able, if not required, to work full-time as a RN throughout the entire program! Plus, clinical hours are not required!

Nursing Programs

Nursing is a great fit for any hardworking, ambitious, and compassionate person! Very few careers have programs as short as 15 months, starting salaries around $60,000, and teach how to help heal and support people in their worst moments. Many nursing programs are available!

How to Become

Find out how to get started on your path to becoming a RN. Find the right nursing school, pass the NCLEX-RN, get licensed by your state, and find a job! We can help you get where you need to go.

Welcome to a Career in Registered Nursing

Many people are drawn to be a nurse but far less actually achieve it. Whether it's giving up on finding the right school, not finding ways to pay for it, or quitting during the program, sadly many great individuals do not end up graduating. We're here to help. We offer information on schools and programs, ways to pay, tips to help you get accepted and get through nursing school, resources to help you pass the licensure exam, and how to build an amazing resume and land a great nursing job after graduation. We want to help you achieve your dream of becoming a fantastic registered nurse!

A career in nursing can open the doors to all sorts of possibilities in the healthcare industry. We have listed a few of the more popular career paths below. See a complete list of nursing careers and specialties.

Find RN Programs Near Me

To help you get started we have a wealth of information available right at your fingertips. An up-to-date list of nursing schools, nursing programs, NCLEX-RN study questions and information, and articles related to everything Registered Nursing is available right here. You'll find anything and everything you need to get started on being a RN!

What Does RN Stand For?

RN stands for Registered Nurse.

What Is a Registered Nurse (RN)?

A Registered Nurse is licensed by the State for provide medical care to patients in various settings. He or she is extensively trained in critical thinking, anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and courses specific to nursing, which provides the framework needed to accurately assess and intervene for sick patients.

RNs are licensed by each state after successfully completing a RN training program and passing the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-RN.

The minimum degree required is an Associate's Degree in Nursing, usually a 2-year program. Prerequisites for acceptance may be required.

What Are RN Duties?

Duties vary for RNs depending on where they work.

In general, RNs are responsible for complex head-to-toe assessments, developing a plan of care, carrying out physician orders, starting and maintaining invasive lines and devices, and safe medication administration. Learn more about what an RN does and nursing roles.

Where Do RN's Work?

RNs can work in many, many different settings.

In just about every area of a hospital, clinics, physician's offices, working from home for an insurance company, for themselves as a legal nurse consultant, as an emergency responder, as a traveling nurse, as an internationally traveling nurse, as an instructor, and many more.

The job opportunities for RNs are practically endless and they just keep growing!

Read more about where RN's work, how much an RN makes, and find RN jobs.

How Do I Become an RN?

The minimum degree to become a RN is an Associate's Degree in Nursing, usually a 2-year degree. Prerequisites vary by school and are sometimes required before acceptance into the nursing program.

Once the RN has an Associate's and is licensed, he or she can attend a RN to BSN program either online or in-person. The Bachelor's of Science in Nursing, or BSN, is not required by every place of employment but some do require it. Usually the RN is hired with an Associate's degree and the hospital has a set time frame for BSN completion. Often they will help the RN pay for school.

Learn more about how to become an RN.

How Do I Find an RN Program That's Right for Me?

Finding the right RN program can be challenging. The best ways to find a good fit are to research local schools, tour them, and compare requirements, cost, and length of program.

Consider NCLEX-RN "pass rates" when thinking about the quality of a nursing program. A "pass rate" is the percentage of students who underwent the NCLEX-RN Exam and successfully passed. This is a public record available on the State's nursing board website. This can be invaluable in determining how well a school is able to educate it's students and help them learn how to pass the NCLEX-RN.

Read what to consider when choosing an RN school and how much do RN programs cost.

Get Your Degree!

In case you haven't heard, nurses are in demand! To help fill the need, nursing programs have evolved from only traditional 2 and 4-year programs into shorter, accelerated, bridge, direct-entry, and online programs. The right program for any person is available. Let us help you find it!

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