I'm New and Need Advice Please

  1. Hi everyone. I'm sorry but I have a very general question to ask. I would like to become a nurse but am having a hard time trying to figure out where to start. I can't do courses online (at least I don't think) and I am most interested in working in a maternity and pediatric ward. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from TiggerBelly
    Hi everyone. I'm sorry but I have a very general question to ask. I would like to become a nurse but am having a hard time trying to figure out where to start. I can't do courses online (at least I don't think) and I am most interested in working in a maternity and pediatric ward. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    Easy...

    See your local college nursing department advisor.
  4. by   Thunderwolf
    great suggestion, corvette guy. each school has its own particulars. starting with an advisor is usually one of the first steps.


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  5. by   Jessy_RN
    [font=lucida sans unicode] welcome to the site, enjoy your stay and best wishes to you!
  6. by   GooeyRN
    Welcome and good luck!
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    MOved to General Nursing Discussion, in hopes you get more exposure and answers.

    Meantime, welcome to allnurses.com.
  8. by   Daytonite
    hi, tiggerbelly! here are some links for you to start out reading for information about nursing.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f198/nur...tes-97639.html - there are links posted on this thread of the pre-nursing student forum

    http://www.nsna.org/career/is_nursing_for_you2.pdf
    http://www.nursingsociety.org/career/cmap.html
    http://www.discovernursing.com/
    http://www.salary.com/

    before you can get into any kind of specialty nursing (maternity, pediatrics) you have to first become a nurse by completing a nursing program to become an lpn or rn. once you've done that you would start looking for a job in one of these areas you are interested in. to find the nursing schools where you live, you can contact your state board of nursing for a list. since you didn't provide any information on what state you lived in, i am unable to get a link for you to your state board of nursing. you can get this information yourself, however, by looking at the very tiptop right of this page and running your mouse over the "links" button. click on "boards of nursing" to get a list of all the state boards of nursing in the u.s. find your state (they are listed alphbetically) and link in. you want to look for "education" links at the specific state board web site that will take you to a list of approved nursing schools. find the schools nearest to you, or ones you would like to go to, and contact them for more specific information about their nursing programs.


  9. by   Katnip
    Hi Tiggerbelly. Daytonite gave you some great advice. I can't really add to it except to say Welcome, and good luck to you.

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