The NCLEX-RN is the final hurdle you need to clear before applying for your license as a registered nurse. Learn from Noodle Expert Joan Spitrey what to expect on this exam and how to get ready for a rewarding career in nursing.
Advice, articles and answers on nursing careers. Although an entry-level nurse can find a job with a three-year RN degree, there is a growing national movement to require all nurses to hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. An increasing number of nursing schools are offering accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs. There also are a growing number of RN-to-Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and MSN-to-doctoral programs, designed to meet the increasing demand for more highly skilled nurses in the workforce. Learn about nursing specialties and what opportunities they each afford.