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5 Things You Need to Know When Picking a Nursing School

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With so many nursing schools available these days it’s no wonder that picking the RIGHT one can feel nearly impossible.

Don’t get overwhelmed choosing a nursing school. In this podcast episode I break down some of the key indicators of a good or bad nursing school to hopefully help you in your search for the right program for you.

No two schools are the same in every aspect so it’s important to dig into the programs to find the best fit for you and your needs.

For example when I went to nursing school I ended up moving to go to a school in Illinois since it had an accelerated night program that would allow for me to take care of our son during the day while my wife worked.

So don’t get discouraged if you feel like there aren’t any schools near you. Expand your search outside your area and you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find just as I did.

Another major factor to consider is the pass rate as well as attrition rate. What you are looking for here is how many students are passing the NCLEX after graduating along with how many students start and successfully complete the program.

Take a listen and as always if you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!

Date Published - May 23, 2019
Date Modified - May 23, 2019

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.