8 things to consider when applying for nursing school

June 07, 2018 0 Comments

There are a lot of things to think about as you prepare to apply to nursing school.

  1. Where will you go to school? Which city?
  2. Is this where you will live? Jobs? High demand for nurses?
  3. Willing to relocate?
  4. Do you need to work during nursing school?
  5. Cost of living
  6. What are the admission requirements?
  7. TEAS grade requirements
  8. Transcript grade requirements

All of these need to be taken into account before you spend the time and money applying for nursing school.

With the nursing shortage the demand for nurses is high, so this is definitely a great career for job security, and often decent pay. However, schools are not accepting nursing applicants at rates like they used to. Many nursing programs are struggling to fill the classrooms, but also struggling to find teachers to teach them.

What Can the Student Do to better their chances of acceptance?

Be the best, get the best scores possible. Do not be mediocre.
Keep up to date with changes in the nursing world.
Nursing programs need to think outside the box, and so do you in order to become a nurse.
  • What is your current status?
  • Do you have a bachelor’s degree?
  • DO you have any background in the medical field-- paramedic? Medical Assistant?-- are there ways to accelerate you becoming a nurse and being chosen over other with no medical background or experience?


Nursing is a great career move, its a demanding yet rewarding profession that can fit any lifestyle. The real barrier is getting accepted. Don’t get your hopes up, look great on paper, score high on pre-admission tests, and keep trying!


Melissa Scott

Melissa is in the Nurse Practioner program at NorthEastern University in Boston. She specializes in pediatric nursing and is super awesome.