I am a senior in High School, and I want to be an RN, and I ould love to work in Pediatrics. Can anyone tell my of a good school in southern California, that is affordable, and that has a really good Nursing program. Or even tell me what you did to become a nurse. (if you are in pediatrics; please tell me what you did to get where yo are, and if you like it!) Any form of response will be much appreciated! Thank you! And God bless!
In your area, Southern California, the best nursing school/college is Mount St. Mary's College in Brentwood. It is primarily an all woman's Catholic liberal arts college. It has a very well regarded and well known nursing department. It is a little bit pricey, but they provide so many opportunities for scholarships and grants. The actually push them. I know several Jewish friends who went there because it was so well regarded. You are almost guaranteed a job anywhere, but at MSMC their grads are well respected and hired eagerly, even when the job market is slow. Their grads seem to pass the boards in a higher %. Call them, and get a tour. It's a beautiful campus. Close to UCLA and Westwood for entertainment.
PS; I suggest a BSN.
Oct 24, '01
Good luck in school!
I am a Peds Nurse in NYC. I went straight to Peds from Nursing school because that is what I loved. I just told the Nurse Recruiter that is what I was looking for, and when it came up, applied and got accepted. I guess they knew about my enthusiasm about Peds from the beginning and were pleased to hire me!
Oct 24, '01
I just remembered that you had mentioned that you were interested in working with peds! I am a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. I love my job. My unit is exciting and all of the staff work well together. My pay there is reasonable. If you would like to have a tour, contact me I'd be more than happy to show you around.
Jun 16, '02
I"m gonna be a junior at the University of Rhode Island's college of nursing. I am also interested in Pediatrics. When I was 18 I started volunteering at a Children's hospital nearby and I love it. I definitely want to go into pediatrics directly out of college. I've always wanted to work in medicine and with children, i mean there are times when I get scared and wonder if I might not be able to handle inflicting pain on children, but I know that by witnessing the nurses and patients at the hospital i volunteer at, most of the nurses and kids have great relationships and I"m almost one hundred percent positive thats what i want to do with my life!good luck finding a school!
Sep 18, '02
Well it depends on what your'e looking for Lori. I am going for my RN and there are 2 excellent schools locally. I am going to Cypress. At first I was put off by the cement, but the longer I am there, the more impressed I am concerning their program. It's strengths lie in the clinical aspect. It is VERY hands on. By the time you graduate, you have had from simple experience to very complicated. How I researched schools was via hospital recruiters. I told them exactly what I wanted to know. "Which schools/graduates have you been most impressed by when hired? They told me Cypress and Goldenwest. If you are looking for a BS program that's reasonable, that would be CSLB (Long Beach) but the program is so impacted that you could be on a waiting list for 3 years!) Feel free to e'm me. Heather