Dear upcoming ninth grader,
I am a nurse and I have a bachelors of science in nursing at Emory University. I work with diabetic children and their families at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. I love it! Most people do not look forward to getting up and going to work everyday. The thought of helping diabetic children and their families cope with the unpredictable nature of diabetes is the driving force that gets me out of bed everyday to go to work. Leaving work at the end of the day knowing I helped someone else leaves me with a good feeling!
I have always wanted to be a nurse but I did not get where I am today by just saying that that is what I wanted to be when I grew up. All through school I had to always try my best and never give up. In high school passing all of my classes was incredibly important. When the end of the year came studying for my SAT and ACT’s were my first priority. When I finally made it to college to start to pursue my dream I had to take several classes and do well in all of them. Some of the classes include anatomy and psychology, statistics, human growth and development, and microbiology. For one year at Emory University it costs about 15,000 dollars.
There are three types of degrees you can get as a nurse. The three are associates, bachelors, and a master’s degree, masters being the highest level of education. To get a masters degree in nursing you must have graduated from an associate or diploma nursing program, minimum GPA of 3.0, active RN license, current employment as an RN in a nursing setting or have practiced in the last two years. A bachelor’s degree is the next highest degree in nursing. Requirements for this degree include a total of 30 credits, and going to college for four years with the right classes. If you look in the Want Ads, you'll find that a bachelor’s degree is a requirement for many positions. It is the entry point for professional nursing practice. An associate’s degree is the lowest level of degrees. To...