How Do I Choose a Nursing School?
Some schools offer employers a guarantee for their graduates, basically guaranteeing that they have received the best education and if there are further classes at a later date for them to improve their knowledge and skills, these are offered to them free of charge.
Nursing is a great career and is definitely an in-demand industry. You will want to be sure your school is listed with other accredited nursing schools. This is important because most hospitals and other facilities that would employ you will want to do their own research to ensure you have had the best education.
This will also determine if you are the type of nurse they would want to hire. If you do not attend one of the accredited nursing schools, it is very likely you will not have as much chance at finding employment as someone that went through the extra effort to find a school that is accredited and gives their students the education they need to become the best in the field of nursing.
When choosing a nursing school you will want to compare the nursing programs to see how long they take to be completed. You will want to be sure to find out what classes you are required to take as prerequisites and if you have attended college previously, you can see if any of the classes you have already taken can be applied as class credits to the nursing program. If you find a school you like, set up a time to visit the school and talk to some of the students to find out what they like and dislike about the program. This will give you the inside scoop on finding out whether this is the right school for you or if you should keep looking.
Some schools do not offer an RN program, but allow you to get your Practical Nursing degree and then transfer to another school. However, if you are able to find a school that offers an RN program then that would be the best way to go since you will be able to go right into that program with most colleges and get to the top of the nursing industry.