Ideal Career

By: Lindsey Poling

Ideal Career

I want to become an Obstetric Nurse. An OB Nurse helps the women throughout their pregnancy, helps them understand their options, helps deliver and does the mammograms.

I would like to work in either; Elkins, Oakland, or Buckhannon.

To become and OB Nurse you have to have two to three years to get your Associate's degree, then you have to have four more years for your bachelors degree.

I could go to Alderson Broaddus University, West Virginia University, or Marshall University, to getthis special training. For Alderson Broaddus University, you have to have a diploma, GED's are acceptable, college preparation are recommended, at least four high school English classes, three Mathematics classes, three Science classes, no Foreign Languages but recommended at least one, only one Social Studies but recommended three. You would have to take the ACT and SAT and send them in by August 1, but no certain scores. For WVU you have to have a GPA of 3.8 or higher, a composite score of 25, to be directed straight into nursing. To get into Marshall University you have to have a composite score of 21 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher. They will be automatically admitted if the have an composite score of 24 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

I will face financing problems, trying to buy the books; and I may face the work ethic that I will have to put into this career.

I can overcome these obstacles by studing all of the time, working my hardest. I may also get some college tuition from my parents to help me pay for the books.

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