She has also learned that there are four times more nurses in the health care field than there are doctors. This is because nurses are the professionals who work directly with the patients. It is the nurse, whether an RN or an LPN, that handles the giving of medication, the coordination of tests and services, the general maintenance and upkeep of the patient's needs, and so on. Without nurses, the health care field would collapse.
Bethany Kludt is currently studying to receive her BSN, a four year Bachelors degree of science in nursing. Upon completion of her college education, she will have choices as to what type of nurse she becomes. Options available include two, three, and four year programs to become a Registered Nurse. Regardless of her choice, she will need to sit for the NCLEX-RN state licensing exam before she can become a working professional nurse in the field. The BSN that she is seeking will allow her to choose any nursing field in any of the available locations.