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Nursing Overview

Nursing is both an art and a science. As a health care professional, you often will be required to evaluate patients, perform diagnostic tests, interpret test results and administer a variety of treatments. However nurses must look beyond the physical aspects to treat the patient as a whole. This often means tending to psychological, emotional and spiritual needs in addition to any physical problems.

If you are interesting in becoming a nurse, Everest offers a number of career training programs to help you get started. Everest's nursing programs include:

  • Practical Nursing (Diploma) -- Practical nurses work under the direction of registered nurses or licensed physicians. Their duties can include administering medications, tending to wounds, monitoring vital signs and assisting patients with daily activities. Vocational nurses are also called practical nurses.
  • Vocational Nursing (Diploma) -- This is basically the same as Everest’s Practical Nursing program, only adapted to meet local criteria for California and Texas.
  • Nursing (Associate) (ADN) -- This is a two-year associate degree program that fulfills the academic requirements you need to take the NCLEX-RN® (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses) licensing examination. As a registered nurse (RN), you can be qualified to care for patients in a wide range of facilities, including hospitals, medical centers, schools, urgent care centers, etc.*
  • Nursing (Bachelor's) (BSN) -- This is a full four-year program that prepares you for the NCLEX-RN® exam as well as provides you with additional background in science and nursing. Having both a bachelor's degree and RN certification can further enhance your career

Note: Nursing program availability and schedules vary by campus. Contact your local Everest campus to determine if this program is available in your area.

Want to know more about Everest's nursing programs? Contact Everest today. A friendly Everest representative will get back to you immediately to answer your questions.

* Your own hard work, professionalism, experience, work attitude, local market and other factors will impact your personal employment opportunities and pay.

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