Top Nursing Schools? and HI EVERYONE!!

  1. I've been here for a while, but I never posted here, so I might as do it now!

    Guys I've been looking on the internet about top nursing schools, but I Haven't seen a list for 2006, only 2003 so far.. Can anyone help with this? I've typed top medical schools which work, but does that really fall under nursing? I've looked at medical schools and it focuses on biology and.. ... lots of other stuff, so... I'm not sure that going to a top medical school is a wise choice for a nurse career.
    So yeh I'm having trouble deciding this.

    Anyways hi everyone! I'm from IL (Any good schools around my area ?! )
    and I want to be a nurse or a pharmacist when I grow up!

    Thank you very much for your help. again. I promise to give back help on this forum whenever I can, with lots of knowledge backing me up!
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  3. by   KerenRN
    In Chicago, Loyola has a very good nursing school... Saint Louis, MO has Wash U. and SLU... Purdue in Indiana would be worth looking into. Most if not all, have pharmacy schools as well.
  4. by   Tweety
    I'm not sure about top nursing schools, but a standard I go by is the National League of Nursing. If they have that accreditation, they are good enough for me.

    Good luck to you in all that you do.
  5. by   jennis13
    I agree with the National League of Nursing comment. Also, I am just finishing a 2 year AD program. I already had a bachelors, so didn't apply to BSN programs, but I think you don't get enough with a 2 year program. I don't think that 2 year programs should exist unless it is for people who already have some nursing experience (LPN, or CNA's). I highly recommend going to a bachelor's program.
  6. by   ChristineN
    It probably really depends how you are rating the school. the nursing school I attend has the 9th best NCLEX pass rate in the country.
  7. by   bopps
    Quote from jennis13
    I agree with the National League of Nursing comment. Also, I am just finishing a 2 year AD program. I already had a bachelors, so didn't apply to BSN programs, but I think you don't get enough with a 2 year program. I don't think that 2 year programs should exist unless it is for people who already have some nursing experience (LPN, or CNA's). I highly recommend going to a bachelor's program.
    Honey, most of us must get enough in a 2 year program cause at the end we sit and take the same test you do. I am going to get my BSN, but I chose to become a RN with an ADN degree first so that I could work as a registered nurse and make money while I continue on with my schooling. Since I am paying for my education myself I believe this is a better option for me. My Nursing school is one of the top in my state( we are NLN approved), we have a 100% NCLEX pass rate. That's a 100% of all of the ADN and BSN students who sit and take it after they graduate. I would recommend a school that is NLN certified as well. Most BSN schools are
  8. by   bopps
    Sorry about the typo above. I meant to type-that means that a 100% of all the graduating ADN and BSN grads from my school have passed the NCLEX on the first try for several years. By the way I attend Bethel College in Mishawaka Indiana- We have ADN,BSN, and MSN programs.

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