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

     
    South Texas Vocational Technical Institute
    Get hands-on training with South Texas Vocational Technical Institute.
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    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
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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:
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    Southeastern College

    Our career-focused programs and flexible class schedules make Southeastern a great choice for busy working adults. Small classes ensure personalized attention for each student.

    Programs Offered:
    • Diploma in Practical Nurse
    • Diploma in Medical Assisting
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    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:
    • Master of Science in Nursing
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

     
    Unitek College

    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:
    • Associate of Science in Nursing
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    • Medical Assisting

     
    Colorado Technical University Online

    A degree from CTU can connect you to what matters most: powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. So once you earn your degree you hit the ground sprinting. Are you in?

    Programs Offered:
    • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration
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    Medical Careers Institute

    Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

    Programs Offered:
    • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
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