To a large extent, it is up to you how quickly you will become a registered nurse. Typically, it takes either two or four years to complete a nursing programme. Later, to become a registered nurse, you will have to pass National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLE-RN) as well.
Most often nurses to-be opt for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in nursing. There are also 3-year diploma programmes offered iin hospitals, but these are rarer. Students need a high school diploma (or its equivalent) to be considered eligible for these programmes.
Overall, it usually takes 7 years to become a Physical Therapist. Physical therapy programmes are post-graduate programmes and you need some amount of undergraduate studies before you can be accepted to a PT programme. Typically, it takes 4 years to obtain an undergraduate degree and then 3 years of physical therapy school. With this you get a DPT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy) in most programmes.
Bear in mind, however, that you need to complete several PT Prerequisite Subjects before you are accepted to a graduate course. It really depends on individual schools what kind of studying and how much of it you are expected to have gone through before you are accepted to a PT programme. Still, almost all of them demand that you have taken the following subjects: Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social and Behavioural Science, Statistics and Maths.
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