4 Ways to Get Accepted in Nursing School


Congratulations if you have decided to apply to a nursing school! You are well on your way to a career with many opportunities for growth and income potential. Try to stay calm if you are feeling nervous about the application process. There are many things you can do to help increase your chances of being accepted.

Still in high school? There are steps you can take to help with your future goal of entering nursing school. You will want to earn good grades, so it is important to study hard and take your class work and homework seriously. It is also very important to take science and math courses and to do exceptionally well in them. Good grades in math and science will go a long way towards making yourself more competitive against other candidates.

  1. Take the SAT's and ACT's before applying to college.

  2. The SAT and ACT are tools used by colleges and universities as a baseline to compare future applicants. It is very important to take these seriously so that you can receive the best possible scores. Take test preparation courses or use guides and sample tests prior to taking the actual SAT or ACT in order to become comfortable with each exam. You can take these tests after graduation. However, it is a good idea to take these tests before you graduate, if possible.
  3. Research the application requirements very carefully.

  4. You should know exactly what is needed from you during application. Does the school require that you have a certain GPA from high school or from former college credits? Are there prerequisite courses that you are expected to take in high school or on a college level? While many programs have similar standard requirements, each is unique. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet every application requirements for each nursing program you apply to. Check application requirements at college essay writing service. It is always a good idea to talk to an admissions adviser for the best advice.
  5. Write a good entrance essay.

  6. Many schools require you to write an essay when applying. This is your best avenue to illustrate and advertise yourself, and it should be well thought out and well written. You do not want to submit an essay that makes little sense or has many grammatical and spelling errors. Write an essay from the heart that really means something to you. Do not simply write a generic essay or an essay that tells the admissions officers what you think they want to hear. Use the essay to reflect who you really are and why you would be a good fit for that particular program.
  7. You must take your time when preparing to apply.
    Start preparing as soon as you realize that you want to go to nursing school. You should begin working to achieve your dune of goals even if you are still in high school. 

Any other tips you'd like to share to our future nurses? Share them in the comments below!

Article last time updated on 05.04.2018.

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