Hey, i was wonderin if any of you lovely ppl could help me find out more bout nursin?

  1. Im 14 yeasr old goth and live on the isle of wight. I have my options coming up. I would like to become a nurse. I also have to email in a piece of work for my careers lessons about what i would like to become. the only thing is i dont know what subjects i have to study and grades i would have to get to become one. I was also wondering if you could also tell me what it is like being a nurse so I am sure I have chosen the right career. I'd really appreciate your help. Can somebody please help me?
    Lil. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
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    Im 14 yeasr old goth and live on the isle of wight. I have my options coming up. I would like to become a nurse. I also have to email in a piece of work for my careers lessons about what i would like to become. the only thing is i dont know what subjects i have to study and grades i would have to get to become one. I was also wondering if you could also tell me what it is like being a nurse so I am sure I have chosen the right career. I'd really appreciate your help. Can somebody please help me?
    Lil. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Hi Lil

    I was your age when I wrote a paper about becoming a nurse, LOL! Anyway, what does it mean, your options are coming up?

    I'm not sure what requirements are for you in your area, you may want to contact a university or nursing school to ask them that.

    There are so many areas of nursing that you could do - babies, kids, adults, inpatient, outpatient, surgery, psychiatry - many nurses don't really nail down what type of nursing they want to do until they have experienced it in clinicals.

    Would be a good idea for you to try working as a nurses' aide while in high school/school vacations, see if you do like the environment.

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   talaxandra
    Welcome to allnurses

    When I trained, a hundred years ago, biology was a requirement, but I think now it depends on the country you're studying in.

    I work in an acute hospital, which means we (at least theoretically) look after patients who have conditions that have recently manifested or become worse. My hospital is tertiary, which means we get patients that are sicker or more complicated than average, and I get to see rare and unusual things I wouldn't otherwise. The patients I look after are primarily medical, which means that they are admitted for treatments other than surgery, though many of them have operations anyway.

    Other options for institution-based nurses include working in less acute hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, surgical nursing, intensive care, theatre, casualty, among many other options. That's one of the things that I think makes nursing unique - there are practically as many places to work as there are nurses!

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