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Schools in the USA

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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Platt College Oklahoma
Pursue your education with Platt College (Oklahoma).
Programs Offered:
  • Practical Nursing-(AOS) [LPN]
  • Medical Assistant/Phlebotomy

 
Grand Canyon University
Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!
Programs Offered:
  • M.S. in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
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Florida Career College
Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.
Programs Offered:
  • Nursing RN
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Patient Care Technician (10-month diploma program)
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Colorado Technical University Online
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

 
Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • MS in Nursing
  • Master of Science - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner
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Brightwood College

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:
  • Practical Nursing

 
Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health
Launch your career with training from Salter School of Nursing and Allied Health.
Programs Offered:
  • Practical Nursing
  • Licensed Nursing Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician

 
Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Accelerated)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (FastTrack)

 
Berkeley College

The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

Programs Offered:
  • Nurse Aide Certification Course
  • AAS in Medical Assistant
  • Certificate in Medical Assistant

 
Platt College
Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.
Programs Offered:
  • Vocational Nursing Program*
  • Certified Nurse Assistant
  • Medical Assisting

 
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