The Importance Of Experience In Nursing Education

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The nursing profession can be a rewarding experience. The idea of caring and educating patients has encouraged many individuals to pursue a nursing education. A major in nursing is very different than other majors. The classes involved have a higher grading scale and students are expected to have a knowledge basis from previous courses. Students also experience learning in simulation and clinical settings. Before entering the nursing program, aspiring students have to complete a series of pre-requisite courses such as Anatomy, Chemistry, Microbiology, etc. Once the individuals complete the pre-requisites, they are able to apply for their schools nursing program and complete the HESI, a computerized exam that tests the individual’s knowledge in Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Biology, Math, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Physics. Nursing programs that are available for individuals to …show more content…
Many of these programs have closed, and those that remain open now often partner with community colleges and in some cases universities to offer academic degrees. (Finkelman & Kenner, 2016, p.78) The Associates of Science in Nursing program is a two to three year program (Rosseter, 2014) and is one of the quickest educational paths to entering the nursing field. Experience in the classroom, clinical rotations and/or internships are included in the program. In the United States, community colleges, technical schools, or nursing schools typically offer ASN degrees. (“Associate Degree,” 2015) Because of it’s short time-span and individuals’ desire to begin their nursing career immediately, more individuals are entering the ASN program than any other nursing program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program usually takes four to five years to complete. According to Robert J.

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