Nursing schools are competitive! How prepared are you for your nursing journey?
We have all heard about the need for nurses nationwide, so you may be asking yourself why is it so difficult to be accepted into a nursing program if there is a nursing shortage, why aren’t colleges graduating more nurses? Here are several reasons for the high level of competition in nursing schools.
The Challenge of Nursing Schools
- Nursing school is academically rigorous
- Nurses make critical decisions daily
- Clinical rotations are limited
- Student to faculty ratio is small
- Nursing faculty shortage
- Nursing schools want the best and brightest
- Nurses are special people
The Importance of Preparing for Nursing School
Developing a plan to increase your chances of being accepted into nursing school is essential to realize your dreams of a nursing career. Some key points to remember.
- Nursing programs educate student nurses to work in a variety of clinical and research settings where the stakes are very high.
- Nurses have in-depth knowledge of biological and social sciences with nursing students taking on heavy course loads in challenging subjects like: Microbiology, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology.
- With a high number of candidates seeking nursing degrees, nursing schools are more selective when admitting students.
The Benefits of a Career in Nursing
You could save someone’s life whether it’s using CPR during an emergency or asking a patient just the right question that unlocks a critical diagnosis. There is nothing like someone saving someone’s life.
Nurses can easily transition their skills to work in medical facilities of all kinds, across the country. Other travel-related options for nurses include working as a travelling nurse for an agency.
While a shortage of nurses also includes a shortage in nursing faculty that makes getting accepted into nursing difficult, the shortage of available nurses is great for current nurses in terms of job security.
Nurses make a respectable living for attending school for 2 to 4 years.
School of nursing can include the following subjects and topics:
- Nutrition and Diet Therapy
- Women’s Health Nursing
- Mental Health
Nursing careers offer many types of career paths including by not limited to:
- School Nursing
- Burn Unit Staff Nurse
- Geriatric Nurse
- Pediatric Home Care
- Hospice Care
- Oncology Staff Nurse
- Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Nurse Recruiter
- Flight Transport Staff Nurse
The benefits of nursing careers can be many and that’s why doing everything possible to earn a school of nursing acceptance is well worth it.
Why choose our online TEAS Prep class as part of your nursing journey?
Schools of Nursing base their acceptance criteria on many factors including, applicant background, community involvement, academic history, and of course performance on a standardized exam such as the TEAS.
There are several ways to prepare for the TEAS Exam including obtaining a hard copy or digital study guide and going through it at your own leisure.
The WVJC Online TEAS Prep course is a combination of value added education features designed to maximize your performance on the TEAS.
The WVJC Online TEAS Course is set up like a regular class that most students are familiar with. The program consists of three modules, English/Writing, Math, and Science that reflect the content of the TEAS Exam. Each module has a defined start and end dates with due dates, for assignments.
Each module has an instructor to help teach the material to the TEAS class students. The instructor supports the student every step of the way including reviewing assignments, providing direction, navigating the online features of the class, and coaching and motivating students to continue pursuing their nursing dreams.
One of the strongest features of the WVJC Online TEAS class is remediation of course content students may have difficulty with. The online platform will continue to provide additional instruction and prepare questions until students reach a comprehension of the material suggesting preparedness for the TEAS of that content.
In addition to the TEAS course providing an instructor for regular module course work, and instructor supported remediation, individual tutoring services are offered at no additional financial investment.
Tech Support and TEAS Practice Exam
Students have access to 24/7 tech support and your instructor will arrange for you to take practice TEAS exams until you are ready to take the actual exam. These features require no additional financial investment.
WVJC Online has developed an online TEAS course with a combination of educational services combined with motivational and coaching support to maximize your success on this nursing admissions screening test.
Here are what some students had to say:
“The instructor was very helpful and she is always willing to help put my anxiety at ease.”
“Kim Pratt was an excellent instructor. She was very involved and readily available. She provided numerous examples, and would help you work through any problems you encountered. She took the time to create a closed Facebook page that encouraged student interaction, and she stayed in contact with each person individually. I appreciated her positive text messages throughout the course. It was great to refresh my memory, and I learned a lot. In turn, I scored very well in the TEAS math portion.”
“The course was an amazing way to help study and to be prepared.”