How Do You Become a Nurse?

In this video we speak with a Rasmussen College nursing student who shares basic nursing personality traits. In addition, a nursing faculty member provides key information on choosing a nursing school, the entrance exam and nursing education options.


You need to definitely like people and be very caring, willing to help in any situation, calm.

If those characteristics describe you, and you're debating what to do with your life, maybe you should consider becoming a nurse. So where do you start?

Typically, someone becomes a nurse first by choosing the school that they want to go to. And then it depends on how far along they want to go along their nursing career.

Once you've found the school, the next step is getting in.

Well, you do an entrance exam. And what it consists of is just your basics, like your math and your English, writing.

And don't worry if the test scores aren't perfect. There is help.

And if they feel that you need extra help in a class or two, they'll put you through some special classes and then get you back into the swing of your nursing classes.

Then you'll want to map out your career plan There are many nursing education options, including a diploma, associate's degrees, bachelor's degree, and beyond. Regardless of which nursing path you choose, it will definitely be rewarding.

It's a job that is incredibly fulfilling and very rewarding. So whether you're teaching or at the bedside, it's something that you're going to walk with every day knowing that you've done something to help someone else.

Want more information on nursing programs? Just go to For "What Should I Do With My Life?", I'm Naomi McDonald.

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Naomi McDonald is the Sr. Media Relations Manager for Rasmussen College. She is responsible for developing and growing media relations and helping to positively impact brand via content development.

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