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Is Nursing For You?

Is Nursing right for you?

Nursing is a blend of science and technology with the art of caring and compassion. Nursing professionals provide preventative and restorative health care to patients in a variety of settings. Every day on the job nurses use the science they learned in nursing school and take continuing education courses throughout their careers to keep up with the latest in the medical and nursing sciences. Nurses work to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illnesses.


Nursing is an art and science that requires in-depth knowledge, skills and understanding. Nursing deals not only with a person's biological needs, but their psychosocial, societal and cultural needs as well. Nurses work closely with doctors and other health care professionals, and serve as the advocates for patients and families.


Registered nurses constitute the largest health care occupation, with more than 3 million RNs nationwide. About 50 % of nursing jobs are in the acute care setting (hospitals), while the rest of the jobs are spread out among numerous settings including schools, outpatient and ambulatory care centers, home care, organizations, government, etc.

Ready to Apply to Nursing School?

The following tests are used by many schools as an admissions test for candidates seeking entrance into a nursing program. The tests are intended to assess a candidate's aptitude in reading, math, science, and English and language usage. Taking these online tests will give you a good idea of which topics you need to focus on during the rest of your test prep.

Free HESI A2 Practice Tests