My Dream Of Becoming A Registered Nurse

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Going into high school, I did not know what profession I would like to pursue. I researched numerous careers to give myself an idea of what career I might enjoy. My freshmen year I met people who already had a vision of their future and knew everything about the career they desired. During a dentist appointment later that year, I paid close attention to what they did, how they worked together as a team, and how much they loved what they did. Although watching them was very fascinating, I researched more and more about it and I found out that it did not suit me as well I thought it would. My parents always told me to try looking into nursing because I enjoy working in a team and helping people out as much as I can. My junior year of high …show more content…
To obtain my dream of becoming an RN I will be attending Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) to earn my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). In order for me to get my nursing education, the courses I will take include “Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Psychology and other social and behavioral sciences, as well as in liberal arts” (“Registered Nurse”). After receiving my BSN I have to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become an RN in the United States and Canada if I choose to. The NCLEX-RN consist of a minimum of 75 questions to a maximum of 256 questions to answer. The grading system of the NCLEX-RN is pass/fail, most students do not pass it the first try. If you fail you have 45 days to study and after those days, you can retake it when you feel you are ready. Taking the NCLEX-RN test seems like a lot of pressure, I have taken a test under pressure when I took my state exam to get my CNA license which is probably nothing compared to the NCLEX-RN but I am willing to take that extra step so I can get my RN license. TAMUCC accepts about 2,000 students into the pre-nursing program but only accept about 200 students three times a year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) get into the actual nursing program. The program requires at least 3.0 GPA and 60 hours of college hours your freshmen and sophomore year (“FAQ”)and “Students must complete an online application to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences using Nursing CAS” (“Tamucc Requirements”). Although I did procrastinate in high school, I know would have to develop great study skills and manage my time to achieve my goal in becoming a Registered

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