If you are thinking of becoming a nurse, you are making the right decision. Nurses are in high demand right now, for positions such as Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Vocational Nurses. Depending on where you live, the demand can be quite high, some locations higher than others.
Some people are put off the idea of becoming a nurse become they think the training is enormous. In face, within two years you can have all the training you need to allow you to take and pass the state required exam. Most nursing programs will allow you to get either your Associates Degree or you Bachelors Degree – that depends on you, and what school you choose.
Some hospitals do their own training, but for the most part you are going to be looking at community colleges and vocational schools for the best deals on the training.
As another option, you might be able to find a hospital that does in-house training, in which case you can get all the training requited to take the state test right there at the hospital. Training programs like these are increasingly rare though, as most states have strict requirements for training in place.
After all your training is completed, you will be required to complete and pass a state examination. Not to worry though, you’ll learn everything you need while in nursing school.
If you enjoy helping others, then you will find a career in nursing very fulfilling. The career is rewarding in that you will be able to do what you love every day, but you will also be making some pretty good money.