Nursing School Questions

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by Montessori Mommy Montessori Mommy Member

Specializes in L & D.

Hello. I'm new here, and my name is Beth. I'm currently a stay-at-home mommy to my two little girls. I'm going to speak to someone at a local nursing school this week, and was wondering what questions I should ask....

On my "Questions" list so far, I have:

1. What % of your students pass the board exam?

2. General questions about student loans & loan repayment for employees.

3. Which of my previous college credits will be accepted?

4. What does the schedule look like once you begin taking the nursing classes?

Any other ideas of what to ask would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!:confused:

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU. 6,255 Posts

Hi MontessoriMommy ... your list is a good start. You'll also want to see what you can find out about how clinicals are scheduled, and how competitive their admissions process is. If you can, you might want to speak with at least one other school as well, even if that school doesn't particularly appeal to you. It's useful for comparison purposes. (I didn't do that, but ... ya know ... do as I say, not as I do ...) :rolleyes: :chuckle

Let us know how it goes. :)

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D. Has 11 years experience. 1,975 Posts

Welcome Beth!

Good start on your questions. I would also ask the number of people that actually graduate compared to the number that are accepted into the program. I agree with the other post that it may be a good idea to try more than one program as they are very competitive, and there may be some things you may not like about this program, and another program may not have this issue, (sorry, I know that sounds confusing).

Well, I'm off to class! Welcome again!

Maggie in NC

Maggie in NC

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Hello. I'm new here, and my name is Beth. I'm currently a stay-at-home mommy to my two little girls. I'm going to speak to someone at a local nursing school this week, and was wondering what questions I should ask....

On my "Questions" list so far, I have:

1. What % of your students pass the board exam?

2. General questions about student loans & loan repayment for employees.

3. Which of my previous college credits will be accepted?

4. What does the schedule look like once you begin taking the nursing classes?

Any other ideas of what to ask would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!:confused:

Here are some things I would add:

1. Ask for the scoring process for entrance into the nursing program.

2. Ask about class size, clinical locations, and times.

3. Is there a waiting list and how long it is? (You don't want to wait until 2010!)

4. If it's an ADN program, do they have an agreement with a BSN program that accepts the school's student to bridge without additional classes?

5. Does the school have childcare available (at a cost) for students? (my school does so you may want to ask!)

6. How many students are admitted into the program annually.

Hope that helps!

Montessori Mommy

Montessori Mommy

Specializes in L & D. 231 Posts

Just wanted to thank those of you who took the time to answer my questions. I met with someone at the nursing school today who said I can begin next fall. That will give me this spring & summer to take A&P I and II, Microbiology and Developmental Psych. That way, I will only have my nursing classes to take the following two years. The clinical schedule works out well with my daughters' school schedule, so it looks like things are going my way!!

Can't wait to start classes in January!! :wink2:

Thanks again!

Montessori Mommy

Montessori Mommy

Specializes in L & D. 231 Posts

Just wanted to thank those of you who took the time to answer my questions. I met with someone at the nursing school today who said I can begin next fall. That will give me this spring & summer to take A&P I and II, Microbiology and Developmental Psych. That way, I will only have my nursing classes to take the following two years. The clinical schedule works out well with my daughters' school schedule, so it looks like things are going my way!!

Can't wait to start classes in January!! :wink2:

Thanks again!

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