Choosing a Nursing School



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Choosing a Nursing School

Choosing a nursing school or program can be a difficult and time-consuming choice. At first you will need to make many decisions: whether you wish to pursue a degree, diploma or certificate; study on a full-time or part-time basis; what majors and areas of specialization interest you; how important special features such as co-op, exchange and so forth are to your decision; and the importance of cost, location and other similar factors. Once you have decided on these, you will still need to undertake a significant exploration and consultation to focus your interests and choice of a nursing school.

Here is a step-by-step process to help you evaluate each school:
  • Visit the university's, college's, school's or program department's website. Most institutions provide detailed information about their programs, such as degrees/diplomas/certificates offered, amount of tuition and fees, admission requirements and intake times, student demographics, faculty qualifications, industry experience and research accomplishments, and more! Often the institution's website will provide a "Q&A" or FAQ page which will answer the most common questions about it and its programs.

  • Visit the university, college or school. Many institutions have "open days" where high school students are invited to tour the campus for a day. Campus visits allow you to learn things about the institution that might not be obvious from its marketing materials, such as facilities, campus lay-out, transportation and how it feels to be on campus.

  • Speak with an admissions counselor or academic advisor: they have a thorough knowledge of the curriculum and study programs that can lend a perspective to your decisions, and sometimes lead you in new directions.  

  • Research other sources of information.  There is a wealth of things that you can do here:

    • If you know past graduates of the university, college, school or program, talk with them about their experiences while a student.
    • Confirm which hospitals or health care organizations have recruited graduates in the past and talk with their human resources departments to determine their satisfaction with the institution's graduates and programs, whether they continue to recruit from the university, college or school, and whether they value it over others on a regular basis.
    • Search the Internet for information on awards bestowed on and achievements by specific nursing programs - competitions won, faculty honors, research grants, community service or outreach programs, etc.
    • Consult Facebook and other social networking sites that may provide testimonials and other student comments on specific nursing programs and the universities, colleges or schools that offer them.

    Then match these facts and figures against the nursing schools that you are evaluating.

Schools

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Liberty University
Liberty University provides a worldclass education from a christ-centered worldview
Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing: Nursing Education

 
UEI College

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assistant (10-Month Diploma Program)

 
California College San Diego

The Secret to Getting Ahead Is Getting Started

Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego® is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing (RN completion to BS) - Offered Online through Independence University
  • Medical Assisting (AOS)

 
Blake Austin College
Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.
Programs Offered:
  • Vocational Nursing

 
Institute of Technology

You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

Programs Offered:
  • Professional Medical Assistant

 
Unitek College

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Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

Programs Offered:
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Medical Assisting

 
National Career College
Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.
Programs Offered:
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
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Brookline College

Get hands-on training with Brookline College. We offer diploma and degree programs in the areas of health care, business, nursing, criminal justice, paralegal, and computer security.

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Baccalaureate Degree Graduates
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant

 
Sacred Heart University - Online

At Sacred Heart, students are fully supported on their journey to gain greater skills and knowledge to become a change agent for good.

Programs Offered:
  • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader
  • RN-BSN-MSN - Clinical Nursing Leader
  • RN to BSN to Master of Science in Nursing
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Chamberlain University

Designed by RNs for RNs

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended Chamberlain University can be found at http://chamberlain.edu/ge

Programs Offered:
  • RN to BSN Online Option

 
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