Applying to Nursing School Yuma AZ
Applying to Nursing School
by Linda K. Amos, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, Former A ssociate Vice President for Health Sciences Professor, University of Utah
Applying to college
Meeting your chosen school’s general entrance requirements is the first step toward a university or college degree in nursing.
Admission requirements may vary, but a high school diploma or equivalent is necessary. Most accredited colleges consider SAT scores along with high school grade point average. A strong preparatory class load in science and mathematics is generally preferred among nursing schools. Students may obtain specific admission information by writing to a school’s nursing department.
To apply to a nursing school, contact the admission offices of the colleges or universities you are interested in and request the appropriate application forms. With limited spaces in nursing schools, programs are competitive, and early submission of an application is recommended.
Accreditation of the nursing program is very important, and it should be considered on two levels—the accreditation of the university or college and the accreditation of the nursing program itself. Accreditation is a voluntary process in which the school or the program asks for an external review of its programs, facilities, and faculty. For nursing programs, the review is performed by peers in nursing education to ensure program quality and integrity.
Author: Amy Ambler
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