After getting your registered nurse diploma you will be able to work. Students who earn a diploma in nursing are qualified to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) and apply for licensure as a registered nurse. The NCLEX-RN exam is designed to test the knowledge, skills , and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at entry level. Most nurses can generally find entry-level positions in a hospital or inpatient facilities.
NMC establish set of standards of education and training, so that nurses deliver high quality healthcare. To be registered nurse you must undertake professional training. This means that training can be taken in university settings. To complete post-graduate degree you must finish over 3 years of learning, which consist half of theory, and half of practical placement. After registration in NMC we must complete a notification to practice every 3 years to remain on the register.
In my chosen career to be a Nurse Practitioner, there are opportunities that I can progress in. I can begin with a period of preceptorship, which is similar to a supported probationary period. This entails acquiring and demonstrating competencies, including specific skills in, amongst others, cannalation, administering introvenous procedures, performing tracheal suction and handling blood products, as well as broad competencies in leadership, management, teaching and communication. Continuing education and re-register every 3 years. After successfully completing this, I would move from staff nurse position to Junior Sister/Charge Nurse within two to three years.
There are many academic requirements of entering nursing and becoming a registered nurse. In order to become a registered nurse in the UK, you must complete one of three courses. These are: Bachelor degree In Nursing, Associate degree in nursing and completing a diploma programme. (Learn4Good,2012). This takes 3 years for the degree and diploma.
The second phase is known as the implementation phase and begins at graduation and can last up to two years. Once the nurse has settled into the role of the FNP there continues to be some debate as to what their responsibilities and services are. One suggestion from The New England Journal of Medicine (2013), was to classify the services of the FNP by relevance to evidence-based protocols. The Advance Practice Nurse (APN) should provide care or services from a protocol driven aspect. The services that were not driven by protocols would be handled by a physician.
My Professional Short-Term and Long-Term Goals My short-term goal is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in the next 16 months and my long-term goal is to obtain my Master’s degree in the next five years. My short-term goal as stated above is to meet the current requirement for my job-related career advancement. Most Nursing establishments require a Bachelor’s degree in nursing to enhance critical thinking in patient care. A Bachelor’s degree is also needed to be competitive in the job market. I am currently a Registered Nurse in the telemetry unit where most of my patients range from middle age to the elderly with heart-related conditions.
Medical Career Abstract As of now my overall career goal is to become a Registered Nurse. To start preparing for my future early I have, and plan on taking beneficial classes during high school including safety and first aid and computer applications. The first stepping stone in to the medical career for me is taking the CNA class through KPC. Taking the CNA class will allow me to work thought College and pay of everything as I go. Next is getting my bachelorettes degree in the Science of Nursing which I will pay for mostly with scholarships.
Pediatricians must take 3-4 years of pre-medical training at any university or college plus an additional 4 years of medical school (15). To begin medical school the Medical College Admissions Test MCAT is required. “The first two years are spent doing lab studies and the last two years are spent practicing inside clinics or hospitals” (“Ped”15). Pediatricians are “required to complete a year of internship at a hospital” but depending on what selected area it may become more years. After interning is done in order to practice medicine in the U.S the United States Medical Licensing Examine is required USMLE (“Ped”15).
Another difference between the two programs is how long before you actually start nursing. Depending on which type of nursing you pick determines when you will start your training. As a licensed practical nurse you will start clinicals as soon as your year long course begins, as stated in The Occupational Outlook Handbook. If you choose to become a registered nurse, you will start clinicals during your third year unless you are in a two-year
One important, professional, short-term goal that I have set is obtaining my certification as a medical and surgical nurse through the Academy of Medical Surgical Nursing Association (American nurses credentialing center, 2012). Steps I have already accomplished toward this goal are, studying the criteria required for certification. Criteria includes: Hold a current, active RN license within a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country. They must have practiced the equivalent of two years full-time as a registered nurse, completed 30 hours of continuing education in medical-surgical nursing within the last three years (American nurses credentialing center, 2012) . Looking at this criteria milestones I have obtained up to this point include; registered nurse in Colorado and Wyoming, by June 2013 I will achieve the second requirement of two years as a full- time practicing registered nurse.