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Preparing for Nursing School

If you are considering going to university or college for nursing, your post-secondary planning process should begin as early as high school. Nursing programs can be competitive and are rigorous. Thus, it is important to plan your high school courses accordingly. Some of the classes that you will want to take are academic math and science (especially biology and chemistry) courses to ensure that you are well prepared for the schools that make your list. Communication is essential in this profession, so English, speech and even foreign language courses are also extremely helpful.

If you are still in high school and are thinking about going into nursing, there are several additional things that you can do to prepare and increase your chances of being accepted:

  • Validate your interest in nursing by spending time in a clinic or care home as an employee or volunteer. Community service is an important aspect of the nursing profession; most schools require that you have seriously considered the field by spending time in a setting where nurses are working.


  • Consider how you can develop leadership skills while you are still in high school. Admissions committees value applicants who can demonstrate leadership potential. You can acquire leadership by participating in or even starting school clubs, volunteer programs, or through a summer job.


  • Act on your interests and undertake to read and study independently. You will benefit from exploring your interests and learning your own strengths and limitations. Those who pursue their genuine interests are more likely to excel. This is a good way to develop interests, expand your knowledge and improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension skills needed for school. This will also help you if admission requirements include an interview, since you will be able to impress the committee with the knowledge you have built up of terms and information specific to this area of study.

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    Grand Canyon University
    Do you aspire to fulfill an evolving healthcare role as a highly-qualified nursing professional? Apply to GCU!
    Programs Offered:
    • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
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    South University, Online Programs
    As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.
    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing (RN to BSN)
    • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN-MSN)
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    Blake Austin College
    Get the hands-on training you need to succeed at Blake Austin College.
    Programs Offered:
    • Vocational Nursing

     
    West Coast University

    Advance your career. 100% Focused on Health Sciences.

    Programs Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • LVN to BSN

     
    Jacksonville University

    The University

    With over 80 years of academic achievements, Jacksonville University is a traditional, longstanding institution consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's best colleges.

    Programs Offered:
    • MSN Clinical Nurse Educator
    • RN to BSN (licensed RNs only)
    • RN to MSN in Clinical Nurse Educator
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    National Career College
    Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.
    Programs Offered:
    • Licensed Vocational Nurse
    • Medical Assistant

     
    Saint Xavier University

    A Saint Xavier University education is one that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

    Programs Offered:
    • Nurse Educator Certificate
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Clinical Leadership
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    Sacred Heart University - Online

    Sacred Heart University offer signature humanistic core principles and degree programs offering interactive learning, personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics.

    Programs Offered:
    • MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader
    • MSN - Nursing Management and Executive Leadership
    • RN-BSN - RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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    Mount Mercy University

    Mount Mercy University is a nationally recognized Catholic University that promises students of all diverse backgrounds.

    Programs Offered:
    • BS – Nursing (RN – BSN)

     
    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:
    • Vocational Nursing
    • Medical Assistant
    • Healthcare Assistant

     
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