Inquring minds want to know--
What are the different entry levels into nursing, and the different nursing titles in other countries? I have seen other terms, such as enrolled nurse that I am not familiar with.
I'll start- in the US we can go into nursing via 4 different routes -
RN- Registered Nurse
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) - 4 year college degree
ASN (Associate degree of Science in Nursing) - 2 year community college degree
Diploma- 2 or 3-year hospital based school
LPN or LVN (licensed practical nurse, licensed vocational nurse) - 1 - 1 1/2 yr. community college program.
Now, I want to hear from my AllNurses friends in other countries--what are your titles and nursing education, and anything else you want to share, such as certifications?