Looking for a good school.

  1. 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!
    Lori
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Qwiigley
    Dear LoriBeth;
    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.
    Good Luck.
    PS; I suggest a BSN.
  4. by   PattiCake
    Hi LoriBeth

    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!



    Patti
  5. by   Qwiigley
    Dear Lori;
    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.
  6. by   manaAJ2
    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!
  7. by   Dublin37
    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

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