Nurse Testing, Exams, and Certifications


While the requirements for education varies for every nursing position, there is still one constant factor: proof, either as a degree or certification.

Many colleges offer varying degrees for nursing. A Diploma in Nursing is a hospital-based diploma program, which usually takes three years. They average about 30 to 60 credit hours in physiology, anatomy, nutrition, chemistry, microbiology, and others at a college or university, and then pursue intensive, focused nursing classes.

Another option is the Associate Degree in Nursing, which is a two-year degree (usually the Associate of Science in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing, or Associate of Applied Science in Nursing). There are a few four-year universities which offers this degree (most often called the ADN) but they usually turn into a 3 or more year program due to pre-requisites.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is generally a four-year degree that can prepare nurses for graduate-level work. The first two years is spent working on a GE level degree, while the second two years is focused on nursing. BSN are preferred in the field of nursing.

Lastly, tehre is the Graduate Nursing degrees, which can be either Masters of Science or Doctor of Nursing Practice. These are intensive courses which grants a nurse access to more specialized areas of the field, which means a higher pay.

Moreover, there are the examinations that nurses can take to work in certain fields. The NCLEX-RN is the most often taken test for Nurses, allowing them the freedom of being a Registered Nurse. There are many other certification exams, which is why we have compiled this list of Exam Study Guides in order for you to receive the most help as possible.

NCLEX-PN

NCLEX-RN

Nurse Practitioner Examination

CRNA Exam

CNA Exam

Pediatrics and Neonatal Exams

Dental Assistant Exam

Anesthesia Exams

Healthcare Assistant Exams

CNS Exam

Physical Therapist Exam

Occupational Therapist Exam

Phlebotomist Exam

Rehabilitation Nurse Exam

 

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