There are many different factors to consider when you want to attend nursing school. Which degree do you want to obtain, how long you are willing to work towards earning it, and what other events in your life need balancing during that time period? When you begin considering all of these factors, what initially seems like a simple “Quickly Earn Your Bachelor’s” idea develops into a daunting cycle of endless financial investment and sleep deprivation.
A simple way to overcome these thoughts is to pace yourself appropriately. You have already put a lot of thought and effort into deciding that being a nurse is what is best for you. Do not let normal obstacles that come with achieving any goal grow into something more.
Some students knowingly want to enter into a full-time program. In such cases, begin considering what type of institution is best for your educational needs. Will you better manage yourself at a big campus, or would you prefer smaller classes for instruction? Nursing programs start off with a limited number of seats per class, but sizes dwindle over time as completion rates for classes are never perfect. Some larger campuses offer smaller sized classes for exceptional students or students in need of flexible scheduling hours. Reach out to program directors at your schools of interest for more information about their programs. Although it may seem intimidating, these directors are meant to help students decide if their school is the right fit and can provide what you are looking for in a program.