“Join the ones who dare to care” is the nursing motto. While having to be quite intelligent, a nursing major must also have a caring and compassionate heart. These abilities work together to create efficient nurses, who not only treat their patient’s physical well being, but also facilitate a healing of emotional aspects. Therefore, nurses require knowledge in both art and science. Medicine is a highly skilled profession that calls for a great deal of responsibility. Nurses are the ones who are always there, providing invaluable expertise as well as essential caring, support, and advice to those in need, their families, and other caregivers. These trained professionals assist doctors and specialists in virtually every area of medicine, and are needed in every region of the world. This major allows entrance into a number of various specialties and locations. Nursing is an important major because nurses must maintain a good sense of character and responsibility in a variety of environments while caring for their patients.
             In order to become a nurse, students are required to complete a two- to four-year program. A Hospital Diploma is obtainable in a two- to three-year hospital based program, which is usually affiliated with a junior college. An Associate Degree in Nursing consists of a two-year program offered at junior and community colleges as well as some hospital schools of nursing, colleges, and universities. The program I plan to pursue is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. It is a four-year college or university program that offers the greatest opportunity for advancement. It prepares one for leadership and management roles, and is required for entry into Masters or Doctoral programs. This nursing program is comprised of rigorous course work. The first year consists of specific prerequisite courses that develop communication skills and provide a broad pre-professional base in the social, physical, and biol...

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