Nursing Education

Considering Nurse School?

Nursing school is a versatile, flexible process, and you can easily tailor your education to meet your career goals in nursing.

For example, those who wish to pursue nursing on a temporary, part-time level may only go to nursing school for a certificate or diploma, and pursue work as a nursing assistant. Others who plan to take nursing to a higher level may do the same, but continue their education in order to become a licensed practical nurse.

Others may choose to pursue a higher nursing degree such as a BSN, or even an MSN, and go on to become a registered nurse. What you plan to do with your nursing education will ultimately dictate how long school will last, and which degree you pursue.

Nursing Education Leads to Successful Careers

The good news for those planning to enter the medical field as a nurse is that there are many levels of nurse training, which means many education options to choose from. Lower-level nursing careers can be attained with a relatively short training period, and you can build upon your education to reach higher goals.

After graduation from an accredited nursing program, many nurses choose to gain certification in their specific field in order to enhance their employability and provide proof of their expertise. You can get more information about certification on our nurse certification page.

Explore the pages below to learn more about nursing education.

How to Become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

How to Become a Certified Nurse Assistant A high school diploma is often required to become a certified nurse assistant. A CNA student must also complete a training program (typically ranging from 80 to 150 hours), pass a certification exam … Continue reading


How to Become a Registered Nurse (RN)

Becoming a registered nurse is one of the most empowering career moves a nursing professional can make. RNs have greater career flexibility, more options and higher pay rates than any other type of nurse, and can move into other areas … Continue reading


How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

How to Become a Licensed Practical Nurse The amount of schooling required to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN) falls in between the amount needed for a certified nurse assistant (CNA) and for a registered nurse (RN). A high school … Continue reading


Nurse Training

How to Become a Nurse The level of training and schooling required in the nursing field depends on the level of nursing you are pursuing. Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) typically pursue a certificate or diploma in nursing from a junior … Continue reading