Graduating High School? Thinking about college? There’s so much to consider when it comes to getting ready for college: where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it all and more. Use all resources available to explore your options including this guide.
Prepare before you walk through the classroom door. Visit websites for colleges included in this guide. Don’t limit yourself to local colleges, visit state and regional colleges to get an idea about what is best for your specific needs. Here are s few effective tips to help you get ready to enter nursing school with confidence.
Talk With Nurses – Talk with nurses you know. Use social media to connect with new and experienced nurses, Have your questions ready and be brief and to the point about your interests.
Volunteer – Volunteering in a healthcare position with a nursing center, hospital or other healthcare facility will help you decide if nursing is for you.
Read Up – Read about, and pay attention to nursing in the news. Subscribe to online publications like : Oklahoma’s Nursing Times www.oknursingtimes.com and The Oklahoma Nurse – The Oklahoma Nurses Association newsletter www.ona.nursingnetwork.com.
Be Ready to Invest – Be ready to invest in your future. Know your financial position and avoid credit card and major expenses that can cause stress and distract from your studies.
Search for and complete Scholarship opportunities/applications. Some colleges offer scholarships and financial aid for nursing. Review your colleges’ acceptances and compare financial aid offers. Talks with your school counselors. School counselors are experienced in the college preparation process and can give further advice on your next move.
FAFSA Complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), at fafsa.gov, along with any other financial aid applications your chosen school may require.
Testing Register for all tests in advance and take time to prepare. Ask your school counselor to waive any fees that may apply. Find your path below to get started: https://nursing.vanderbilt.edu/