5. After graduation, take the NCLEX-RN exam.
The NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a registered nurse in the United States and Canada. Graduates who pass this national exam will be qualified to practice as registered nurses in the state in which they took the exam, as well as in all 50 states.
This exam is considerably different from the ones you’ll take in nursing school, so make sure to really prepare and study well for the NCLEX.
You have several options for career advancement as a registered nurse. After receiving your bachelor’s degree in nursing, you can advance your career by earning a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and preparing for positions in advanced practice, management, and nursing faculty.
6. Get your first job and start working.
When you complete a nursing degree program, you’ll be prepared to join the ranks of healthcare heroes who help people recover from illness. You’ll also be well-positioned for an interesting new career path with several growth possibilities!