Nursing degree choices

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing A Nursing School

There are several things you need to think about when determining where to get your nursing education. The obvious choice would be your local community college. But one thing you will want to check out is how their graduates do when taking the test for their license. This should be fairly easy to find out. Call the college and they should be able to tell you or better yet you can find it here on our nursing programs directory. You will surely want to go to a college that you can feel confident will prepare you to pass the NCLEX exam. An acceptable passing rate would be at least 80%. Everyone’s needs are different depending on lifestyle, family needs, career […]

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Getting Your Nursing License

Ok, now you’ve finished your education and you are ready to get licensed so you can find a job and start nursing! There’s one more test you have to take. The NCLEX exam (National Council Licensure Examination) which is given across the country. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing is responsible for the content and design of these exams. There are only two tests—the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN. After you pass the RN licensure exam, you will not have to worry about it ever again! BSN, MSN and doctorate prepared nurses are still Registered Nurses. There’s no other licensure exam to take. Even though the name includes the word “National”, passing this exam does not give you a […]

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How to Pay for Nursing School

If you need help coming up with the money for tuition to nursing school, don’t panic. There are several ways to find assistance but it may take a lot of research on your part. You can cut costs tremendously by going to a public college or university instead of a private one. Private schools are much, much more costly. Nursing is not like pre-med or pre-law where there are elite or prestigious colleges everyone is trying to get into. The best way to choose a school is to find out which ones have the best passing rate for the NCLEX. You will also save money in expenses if you choose a school near your home. If you are able to live with your parents, that’s even […]

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