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How To Become a Registered Nurse

Jun 08, 2021
I was like dude, I'm not, I don't belong here, I don't know what I'm doing, I don't know why I chose this career, it's not for me, I'm obviously too stupid, but I decided, you know what? I didn't come this far to leave dengue. I will try it again. Hello, today I will share with you how I became a

registered

nurse

. The journey was not easy, but I made it last month. I finished my bachelor's degree in

registered

nursing. with highest honors yes, I'm so excited to finally know what the goal is. I still have nightmares that I have a test somewhere that I haven't studied for.
how to become a registered nurse
I wake up with cold night sweats before I start. I want to do it. reveal that today's video is sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates. I'm also shocked. I was asked to create a video inspired by the 2020 annual letter in which Bill and Melinda Gates reflect on some of the big risks they took in global health and education over the past two decades, with their foundation they want to encourage you and me to take big risks, swing for the fences, and seize those opportunities that could change our lives forever, so in honor of the annual 20/20 letter, this video will The theme revolves around the topic of education in the USA, specifically how I became a registered

nurse

.
how to become a registered nurse

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Choosing to be a nurse was a big risk in itself because I didn't have the slightest idea what nursing was, so if you're curious about nursing, but I'm not really sure what they do. I actually made a video of a day in my life as a night nurse where I show my 12 hour night shift and everything I do, if you want to watch that video. I'll link it below in the description box. There are so many types of nursing. There is a nursing clinic in a school nursing hospital and we are looking at travel nursing. Pediatric geriatric emergency.
how to become a registered nurse
Oh, our ICU is a job that never gets stale, never gets boring, never gets repetitive. and if you ever want to have a different experience, you can just apply for a different job. Now there are multiple paths you can take. You can go to university. You can go to Community College or you can do an accelerated program. Accelerated programs have prerequisites and nursing. condensed school is like putting coffee and rock stars and Pepsi and Mentos and a can shake it and then release the gas it's pretty intense but you'll finish faster you can also go to college I personally didn't go that route just because it was too expensive but you I highly recommend checking out the nursing program at your local community college because you will save a lot of money and in the end it doesn't matter because you will have the exact same license as everyone.
how to become a registered nurse
Otherwise, everyone has to take the NCLEX and that's all that matters when you're looking for a college to fulfill your prerequisites. I recommend that you look for one that offers a cadaver laboratory. A cadaver lab is a lab full of cadavers that are cadavers that you can study muscles and organs. I know it sounds really scary and I actually said to my teacher: Is there a way to get through this class without touching your bodies? No, but I ended up really enjoying the experience and I'm really looking forward to it. It really solidified my learning because I was able to see it and touch it, so I graduated high school at 17 and then went straight to Community College.
I spoke with an advisor and declared nursing as my major and completed two years of prerequisites. Prerequisites are classes. that you must take before you can even be considered to apply to the nursing program. I did extensive anatomy and physiology chemistry, microbiology, statistics, nutrition now. I could give you this disclaimer real quick if you think there are prerequisites or nursing classes that you can just already know. of trying to get ahead No, if you want to get into a nursing program, you need to have good grades and you have to study hard so the grades you get in the prerequisites dictate how many points you will get when you apply to nursing.
Better program grades earn you higher points, increasing your chances of being accepted into the nursing program. Also, if you have CNA experience, that really increases your application points and this is where I want to give everyone some important advice, so listen to Ed. You want to

become

an RN. I highly recommend that you work as a CNA. Working as a CNA will give you overall medical experience with bedside time management. It will also help you. the door to a nursing job so I really wish I had done it so I could get a job much easier so after two years of hard studying I finally applied to the nursing program and was able to finish all my prerequisites with an A so I got a 4.0 when I applied, but I just want you to know that you don't need to have a 4.0.
I had to wait about three months until I got a response. You know, that scene in SpongeBob SquarePants where he's so anxious that he starts eating like a box out of his own arms, yeah, that's how it feels and the last one, after three months of strange, anxious waiting, I got my letter and they accepted me. on my first try and you know, I collapsed. crying, I was shaking, shaking, squawking, I thought I was done with the hardest part, which was getting into nursing school, but boy, oh boy, was I wrong? I had a 4.0 for four years and failed nursing school, which I could actually see on my first exam. and I cried, you might be wondering why I was crying for a C grade and that's because C is actually considered a failing grade and in nursing school and if you get a C in a class you get held back a full quarter and you don't you can just take it again. class, so yeah, getting a C, that's a big deal.
I thought, man, no, I don't belong here, I don't know what I'm doing, I don't know why I chose this career, it's not for me. I'm obviously too stupid, but I just want you to know that it's completely normal to feel like Nursing isn't easy and it will push you if you're feeling discouraged, just remember that you're not stupid, you're not dumb, you just have to learn how to do it. you learn that some people are more visual some people are more physical some people are more social learn how you learn and apply that in your study methods nursing classes are not about memorizing things, they are about genuinely understanding and being able to apply the concepts, so I had to completely change the way I was studying to study highly recommended Quizlet flashcards.
YouTube also has some amazing videos. If you're learning about a certain topic in school, just go to YouTube, type it in, and you'll find a ton of lectures. on that topic and it helped me a lot taking notes during the lectures were my saving grace. I would take them home and review them several times. I was also considering joining a study group. I had a handful of friends where we all exchanged notes and conferences. and it was a lifesaver, so the nursing program I did lasted two years. My nursing program was very intensive. We had a test every week and most of it was pathophysiology lab practice.
Tracheostomy skills. IV tube skills. Needle skills. Do not call mannequins dolls because some teachers are very offended because a doll called Mr. is not scolded by a patient. mammee kid it's okay we also had to practice on each other yes that includes needle skills my friend gave me a subdermal injection and it made me bleed it was very painful so thanks for that maximum my program It also had amazing clinical placements that I was able to get. experience in so many places pre and post op at Children's Hospital, medical, surgical, cardiac and at a mental health facility.
Another great tip I want to share is to make connections on these clinical sites that really build a bond with your preceptor so they can reach out to I Know You and you can use them as a reference in the future. I was able to get my first job because I used to have preceptors as my references, so I definitely bond with your preceptors, so after two years of pathophysiology clinical trials, weekly exams, and lots and lots. of crying, I finally graduated from nursing school and with highest honors, the amount of accomplishment I felt when I graduated, you guys, I can't even describe it.
Four years of cooling as a constant to be able to apply for the NCLEX, that's right, your study is ending. nursing school doesn't make you a nurse, you have to take the NCLEX which is the board exam to get a license, so I studied for about three months, took the NCLEX and failed. I'm not kidding, I literally failed, surprise, I cried and I called Martin, my husband. I thought, "Oh, I can't believe this. I spent four years studying for this. I'm such an idiot. I knew I chose the wrong career. I shouldn't have done this. I felt so worthless, Tom, I was so." Heartbroken, but I decided, you know what?
I didn't come this far to leave dengue. I'm going to try again, well this is what happened. Turns out the reason I failed everyone else was using a program called you world when I was using something. The others and all those who used you, world, passed. I got so angry when I found out I was like, damn, you're all fake. They didn't even tell me about their world. I'm here with a pirated program I thought of. It was good, so I studied for my second and it clicks into your world. I asked a hundred questions a day and with the questions I got wrong, I studied harder and passed.
I was feeling great, yes I was very proud of myself, but my journey was not over yet, the Nurses Center is increasing every year, so in the state I live in, Washington State, the nurses They must have a bachelor's degree if they want to work in a hospital. Fortunately, I had earned a transfer degree in Community, so all of those credits transferred to my home university, Washington State University, and I did the online RN to BSN program for my bachelor's degree, which I finished last month . Plus, I just got my first job. I will be in pediatric home care. for medically fragile children and it will start next week and y'all, I'm so excited and that's it folks, five and a half years taking my bachelor's degree.
I signed up and nursing is hard, it's not easy, but it's amazing. Necessary and rewarding work, so if you have it in your heart to want to be a nurse, I say go for it, okay? That's my journey on how I became a RN with a bachelor's degree, let me know below if nursing is something you are interested in and want to

become

or something you want me to talk more about on this channel and again thanks to Bill and Melinda Gates for sponsoring this video. Check out their annual Twenty20 letter. They also talked about the greats.
Risks that they will continue to take in the next two decades with climate and gender equality. Take big risks. Jump towards the fences. Take advantage of those opportunities that could change your life forever. Thanks for looking and I hope you have a great day.

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