In every profession, it needs a certain craft of mastery.
To become a registered nurse one must go through the basic training. To officially start their formal training, they must either attain one of the three nursing degrees. These nursing programs must also be certified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
A Bachelor of Science degree (BSN) is a 3-4 year course. It is an academic study of nursing. Universities offer this degree. Those enrolled in this program are more of research. For the first year, they receive the basic general education. Once they move to their higher courses, they will be learning nursing theories.
Another program is the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). This program offers a more practical approach in nursing. Most nurses under this program would apply for a BSN in order to broaden their study in nursing.
Finally the Diploma Program which is also a college level program is offered by hospital-based schools.
Both degrees require a study of the basic medical subjects like, anatomy, nutrition, microbiology, physiology, chemistry, so on and so forth.
By the time they have entered one these programs they will have to choose a specific nursing branch namely:
Adult nursing nurses volunteer to breast feed infants.
Child or Pediatric nursing, offers support and education to children belonging to a family.
Mental or Psychiatric health nursing is caring for elderly people or those that have mental ill-ness. It is the development of a therapeutic relationship between the nurse and patient.
And last but not the least, the learning disability nursing.
After they finish a certain degree they may further push on for a graduate (MSN) degree. It will take another 3 years. Moreover they get to specialize in certain profession in nursing like a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse leader, and clinical nurse specialist.
Yet for a nurse enrolled in a AND program may finish both a BSN and MSN degree in the same time as that of a regular MSN program. This is called an accelerated masterís degree program. After that they will now have to take the RN-NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) exam.