A Career in Nursing: Is it right for me?


  • Janet Katz, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, WA

For anyone considering a career in nursing, this book is a must-read resource providing a unique look at the nursing profession. Personal accounts from men and women at all stages and in all specialties of nursing provide practical advice and realistic, often humorous perspectives on what it's really like to be a nurse.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2007
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04633-6

Table of Contents

1. You Don’t Have to Like Blood to Be a Nurse

2. Tell Someone Who Cares

3. Making a Career Decision Is Enough to Make Anyone Sick

4. How to Get Where You Want to Go

5. The “5 R’s”: Choosing the Right School

6. Invasive Procedures: Getting into School

7. Going to School

8. Need a Brain Transplant? Try Graduate School

9. The Insider’s Scoop on Job Opportunities

10. Working for a Living

11. Survival in the Workplace

Appendix A: Resources

Appendix B: Nursing Organizations