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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 ...Read More[+]
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.
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Colorado Technical University Online  Campus
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education

 
Fortis Institute  Campus

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information


Programs Offered:
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assisting

 
Ross Medical Education Centers  Campus
Get allied health training with Ross Medical Education Center.
Programs Offered:
  • Medical Assistant

 
Unitek College  Campus

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

 
Kaplan University  Campus

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • And more...

 
Lincoln Tech  Campus

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Tech.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nursing (Practical)
  • Medical Assistant

 
Arizona College  Campus

Arizona College prepares students to work in the 'real world' of medicine.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Medical Assisting

 
Brightwood Career Institute  Campus

At Brightwood Career Institute, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

Programs Offered:
  • Practical Nursing
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Assisting - Associate

 
Brightwood College  Campus

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

Programs Offered:
  • Nursing
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician
  • And more...

 
Everest University  Campus
Career-focused education designed to help you get the job you deserve.
Programs Offered:
  • Nursing
  • Medical Assistant

 
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