Nursing is an excellent career choice for its stability, its variety, as well as how rewarding it is to care for people in all stages of their lives. One of the wonderful things about the career of nursing is that you can choose from an impressive variety of roles and educational levels in order to align with your career aspirations. There are a multitude of paths to becoming a nurse, and all of them are correct.
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN), Registered Nurse – AND (Associate), Registered Nurse – BSN (Bachelor’s), Advanced Practice RN (APRN) and Nursing Instructor/ Professor.
Nurses’ responsibilities vary by specialization or unit, but most share more similarities than differences. Nurses provide and monitor patient care, educate patients and family members about health conditions, provide medications and treatments, give emotional support and advice to patients and their family members, and more. They also work with healthy people by providing preventative health care and wellness information.