Hello to all nurses!
I'm a senior in high school and am wanting to go into nursing school. I want to be a Nurse Practitioner (I've always been into the health care field since I was in kindergarten- I think it had something to do with me being a premi baby and loving how intent the nurses were about caring for me) . With the way the health care and insurance world is going there is a definite demand.
However I'm really confused about what I need to do to even begin. I mean I know I need to become a regular RN first - however that even confuses me.
Here are my questions:
1. What do I need to do first to become an RN besides graduating high school?
2. What happens after I'm an RN - how do I make the next step?
3. When I finally become an RN am I able to work in between trying to become an NP?