When choosing a nursing school, there will always be the practical considerations, like the location of the school, the type of accommodations available, the cost of the education and even the courses to be studied. However, with so many choices of schools, there are prerequisites that are essential for any prospective student who wants the opportunity to specialize or advance in their career long after the training days are completed.
Essentially, no matter where you live in the world, the basic requirement today to begin nursing training is a high school education. You should pay particular attention to the science focused subjects such as health sciences and biology. Maintaining good grades throughout your schooling may make the difference in being accepted into your school of choice due to the competitive nature of some school’s application processes.
A nurse typically goes through the following steps to achieve their license to practice as a Registered Nurse.
Each type of training requires a different set of prerequisites to enter the program. Some nursing schools have other prerequisites for acceptance into their programs. For instance, they may require you to be a certain age, (some require students to be under or over a certain age), while others may require that you’re a US citizen or permanent resident.
By paying attention to the prerequisites required of nursing candidates, and getting them done as quickly as possible, you’ll be able to ensure a smoother transition from student to nurse.