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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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    Nova Southeastern University
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    Bryant & Stratton College

    There are a lot of reasons Bryant & Stratton College is the place to get an education.

    Programs Offered:
    • BS Nursing Generalist
    • AAS/ADN Nursing
    • AAS Medical Assisting

     
    Glendale Career College

    At Glendale Career College, your success is our success! Our short-term allied health training programs will give you the skills to become part of the ever-growing healthcare field. Your decision to continue your education with Glendale Career College will prove to be a rewarding experience.

    Programs Offered:
    • Vocational Nurse
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    Northcentral University
    • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
    Programs Offered:
    • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

     
    Keiser University Campus

    Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused 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:
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
    • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting Science

     
    ProSkills Institute

    Professional Skills Institute provides industry-modeled, hands-on medical training to prepare graduates for a new career as a Medical Office Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, or Pharmacy Technician.

     

    Programs Offered:
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    Mildred Elley

    The mission of Mildred Elley is to provide quality career education and technical training to allow students of diverse educational, cultural and personal backgrounds to become successful in an ever-changing global economy. Mildred Elley strives to afford students quality placement opportunities and instill in all of our graduates a desire for lifelong education and learning.

    Programs Offered:
    • Practical Nurse (LPN)-CERT
    • Clinical Medical Assistant-CERT

     
    Regent University
    Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
    Programs Offered:
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

     
    Colorado Technical University Online

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    Take classes with the help of your smartphone, tablet or laptop. CTU’s online bachelor’s programs were ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)
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    Rasmussen College

    Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

    Programs Offered:
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