School has started again and this year’s high school juniors and seniors are preparing for their future. If you are thinking about becoming a nurse, you should read Before You Decide to Become a Nurse.
There are a lot of deadlines coming up rapidly such as college applications and NET or TEAS testing arrangements. It’s also time to explore financial aid options and start the FAFSA process. Some scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching. Be sure you have these dates on your calendar and keep them in your sight.
Nursing schools are impacted and many have long waiting lists. Each year schools turn away thousands of qualified students. Make sure you do everything in your power to be accepted! You should also carefully consider the list of schools that don’t have a waiting list. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket, apply to several to improve your chances of being accepted.
Correction on previous comment “They finished respiratory school and eventually they were accepted to a nursing school”.
I know of a few people who applied for nursing school and respiratory therapy school at the same time. Their ultimate goal was to become a nurse. They were put on a waiting list for the nursing school but were accepted for the respiratory therapy school. They finished nursing school and eventually they were accepted to a nursing school. Had they not been accepted, at least they still had a profession in the medical field which they wanted. This also opened up options for them to apply to an alternative nursing school, distance learning.