To learn the profession nurses should receive basic secondary education in a medical school. The diploma will allow you to get a job, but education does not end. Every five years, nurses come to training courses, which are the "first step" to getting category. If you have decided that you need a category, read the instructions very carefully.
You should know that to obtain category II work experience in the specialty shall be not less than three years, I – at least five, top – eight. However, in some cases with the appropriate recommendations of the administration of the institution and considering the high professional level of the certification Commission may take a decision about the certification of the employee without presentation of requirements to the work experience. You can use this situation to get the categories ahead of time.
After passing the training courses you must submit the certification Commission the following documents: an application addressed to the Chairman of the Commission, a certification sheet, the report on the work over the past year, approved by the head of the medical institution. Within three months the documents will be examined and you will get access to the next stage.
You need to prepare for the qualifying exam, held in the form of an interview or a system of tasks. After passing the exam, the certification Commission will make the decision on awarding you a certain category, which during the month will be announced by order of the chief medical and sanitary service.
Having received their certificate and verifying that the entry in the workbook about the assignment you made, you can think about further upgrades, but not earlier than in a year of fruitful work for the benefit of their patients.