Question by Kathrine46: Wanting to take nursing as my major in college, I have questions!!?
It would be great if some one can help me out with this!
So I love helping kids, so eventually I want to be a pediatric nurse. What are the steps that I need to take to eventually get this job?
Would a trade school be okay? What school should I go to?
Answer by Juli
To work in Pediatrics as a nurse, you need to become an RN. You can do that with either an Associate Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree (BSN), or a Diploma from one of the remaining 3-year, hospital-based programs.
If the “trade school” is more like a community college that offers an Associate Degree in Nursing and is accredited by the NLN, you should be fine: http://www.nlnac.org/Forms/directory_search.htm
If the school you are considering is one of those over-priced “career schools”…..forget it!
Any nursing program you are considering needs to have current accreditation from either the NLN,
or if it’s a BSN program; the CCNE:http://apps.aacn.nche.edu/CCNE/reports/accprog.asp
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