I want to know what kind of training nurses take and if it is a difficult career to work in. I am a very creative hands on person, I have considered becoming a hairdresser/makeup artist but nursing draws me because i like to help people and it also makes better money. I just want to know the basics about how hard the career is and what are the benefits?
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Nice to hear you are considering nursing. Nursing education at minimum an associates degree consisting of science ie. chemistry, microbiology and anatomy and physiology. Math basic college level algebra, communication skills wherein you learn therapeutic communication, and nursing core classes consisting of geriatric, pediatric and adult medical issues. There are also liberal arts classes. Each semester you will also be required to do hands on clinical work. It is a very big commitment. This is not just a job but a profession to be proud of. You will be dealing a very intimate level of contact with your patient. You must be diverse, none judgmental and able to handle many issues at once and then re-prioritize them at any time while handling all sorts of incidentals coming at you. You will need to be able to see, think and do.