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What types of classes will I have to take to become a nurse?

Nursing education includes:

Supervised "hands on" clinical experience in places like hospitals, clinics, community agencies and other health care settings. (A health care setting is anywhere patient care is provided)

Classroom instruction in courses such as:

  • Basic Nutrition
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Human Anatomy (structure of the body)
  • Physiology (how the body functions)
  • Human Development
  • Microbiology (germs)
  • Nursing Science
  • Pharmacology (drugs and medicines)
  • Communication

The classes you are required to take can vary from program to program so you will need to check out requirements for the school you’re interested in attending.