Hello, I am a 17 year old male highschool student, currently in grade 11. I presently know around nothing about being a nurse except for the few things that I have looked up. I really need to find out what I am going to do with my life. I got a suggestion a few months ago about being a traveling nurse, I did a bit of research and found this website, and it seems like an interesting job. So far, all I know is that the job is stressing to some people (but what job doesn't have some stress?), you have to be a stationed nurse for a year, you have to be a registered nurse, and becoming a registered nurse is relatively difficult.
Alright, what I really need to know is where do I start? I still have to complete my senior year of highschool before I really start anything, but I have to begin somewhere.
Some other things that I want to know are:
How will I know if I like being a nurse?
What are the different kind of "specialties?"
How do I know which specialty I like?
What makes the nursing jobs stressful?
How hard is it exactly to become a RN?
Is being a male nurse different than a female nurse?
What kind of degree will I need?
I live in Oklahoma presently, and I get a free tuition to any college in Oklahoma after I get out of Highschool. So can you guys please answer my questions and give me some insight to prepare myself? I would greatly appreciate it!