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Career in nursing

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MillyG MillyG (New) New

Hi guys. I'm happy to come across this group as it is for people who shares similar interests and career goals. I'm pretty new in US and I would like to start a career in nursing. Go to school to become a registered nurse and specialize thereafter. I will have to work though as I gotta get my bills paid.I don't have any experience yet with American jobs although I did work as a customer care representative for many years back in Kenya. I'm not sure it willcount a lot here but I'm willing to do any unskilled job or short course tjat will help me acquire a job. How do I go about this? What do I need to consider while applying for a nursing school and which job is most suited to work wile I study? Any opinion and feedback will be highly appreciated :)

MillyG,

Welcome to the US (:

Although I am not far along my journey of becoming a nurse, I can tell you that it will be tough! You must have good grades in all of the pre-req courses to get into a good nursing program, but with some dedication it is completely doable! You can check with local colleges in your location about their program requirements, cost, financial aid, etc.

I would recommend, if possible, to get your nursing assistant license. This will get your foot in the door of the medical field and give you a decent job while you work your way through school! You learn a lot of the basic skills of nursing, which will help you out in the long run. I know it really helped me in my first few classes of nursing school!

Best of luck!