Nursing Schools

For students interested in pursuing a career in nursing, researching nursing schools is one of the first steps they need to take to achieve that goal. Request information from any school that interests you -all the schools that are listed offer online courses.

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Before Going to Nursing School

Prior to considering nursing schools, students should evaluate their own life goals. Nursing schools may not be as demanding as medical schools, but they do require dedication and academic discipline.

Nursing schools know what makes a good nurse. When they evaluate potential students, they will be looking for these same qualities. For example, a good nurse must be able to deal with emotional trying experiences. No amount of training can prepare a nurse for the first time one of their patients die or for dealing with the stress, fear, and concern of a patient's family.

Furthermore, nursing schools choose students who are responsible. Students who demonstrate academic success are also illustrating their responsibility because completing homework, studying for exams, and attending classes are all responsibilities. As nurses, individuals are expected to take on even greater legal and ethical responsibilities. Not everyone is prepared to do that. Students interested in nursing should visit the National Student Nurse Association's career preparation page to find out how to prepare for licensure.

Choosing From Existing Nursing Schools

For those who do choose to pursue their nursing ambitions, there are a number of nursing schools available to choose from. In fact, the number of schools can be overwhelming and students may be unsure how to determine which ones are the best.

Students can find a listing of nursing schools in the United States, arranged by state, at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing web site. Most of the listed schools also include links back to their web sites so students can get even more information.

Where Should You Get A Nursing Degree?

To learn more about nursing schools, students may want to visit National Student Nurses' Association.

Students should also read "University of Phoenix - Nursing Programs," "Travel Nursing," and "Nursing Jobs" for additional information.