Hi everyone and thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.
I am new to this site as well as to the profession of nursing. In fact, I am starting the process of becoming a nurse by trying to determine which school to apply to. I was originally considering Miami Dade College and now I think I may end up applying to Dade Medical College (they are two different schools with similar names). I have been doing my own research online and haven't been too successful at finding what I need in terms of overall student satisfaction and their rankings in helping new grads find employment.
So...I decided to pose the question and find out what the real deal is from fellow peers. How does a hospital determine who to hire when it comes to new grads? More specifically, are there certain schools that are not up to par that a student should steer clear from? Do hospitals favor some schools over others? What makes one graduate stand out over the others?
Any information would be extremely helpful, as I would like to get the ball rolling as soon as I can. I know we are all in the same boat and wouldn't want to spend our time, energy and money, only to find out we made a bad selection in the school we attended.
Again, I appreciate your time and effort. I know we are all so busy with our careers and families. If there is anything I can do to help in return for your help, please send me a message. I would be more than happy to do what I can.