One of the largest in South Carolina, Greenville Technical College’s Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, Degree program was developed in 1971 and produces graduates that are eligible to take the national registered nurse licensure examination and begin careers in the nursing profession.
Known for its emphasis on clinical proficiency in a variety of health care settings, employers express confidence in the program and in the skills new nurses bring to the job. The licensure examination passing rates for graduates are consistently at or above the national and state percentages. The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
GREENVILLE TECH APPLICATION
WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN IN THE PROGRAM
The Nursing program is a blend of general education and nursing core courses that will prepare the graduate for licensure and entry as a member of the health care team.
Nursing knowledge in the curriculum is taught using a traditional medical model while presenting, defining, and integrating concepts to organize information.While learning content, students identify interrelated concepts, or concepts influenced by or dependent on one another.
Active learning, also called student-centered learning, is used in the Nursing program classroom.
This kind of learning:
- Promotes the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of complex material
- Inspires the critical thinking required while working in the nursing profession.
- Includes activities like case studies, journaling, classroom and online discussions, debates, presentations, role playing and simulations.
A CAREER YOU CAN COUNT ON
Greenville Technical College nursing graduates enter the workplace well prepared for success.
- According to data from the South Carolina Colleagues in Caring project, the nursing shortage is acute and is predicted to become worse in the next 10 to 15 years.
- Many health care providers require or prefer bachelor’s degree nursing graduates, so careful consideration must be given to pursuing a four-year degree.
Greenville Technical College BSN Bound students report satisfaction with the program because the first two years aren’t just spent in general education classrooms, but include hands-on, core nursing courses and labs.
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The Associate in Applied Science nursing program at Greenville Technical College located in Greenville, SC is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate in Applied Science nursing program isContinuing Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm
Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements
Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure in another state are strongly encouraged to check that state’s information and contact the appropriate licensing agency for additional information and guidance before beginning the program.
Greenville Technical College is accredited by theSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Collegesto award associate degrees and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
MISSION / OUTCOMES
The Nursing Department is committed to providing excellence in education that facilitates the development of competent, caring and professional nurses. Faculty, as both nurses and educators, believe that nurses provide patient centered care with quality and safety to improve, maintain and restore the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
The Nursing Department is dedicated to the preparation of individuals to meet the health care needs of the public. Graduate nurses will be able to use essential knowledge, attitudes, skills, and technology to meet the healthcare needs of patients, families, and communities while recognizing the need for an individualized plan of care. Faculty members strive to incorporate essential competencies for nurse educators while preparing graduates who will become the future of the nursing profession.
The Nursing Faculty strive continuously to achieve excellence in nursing education. Nursing Faculty believe that nursing education focuses on the nursing student and the practice of nursing, which centers around the nurse-client relationship and the provision of safe, quality, and evidence based nursing care to achieve desired client outcomes. Interactions between nurse educators (faculty) and learners (nursing students) focus on nursing knowledge while emphasizing the importance of the nursing profession. Nursing knowledge in the curriculum is taught using a traditional medical model while presenting, defining, and integrating concepts to organize information. Nursing students are able to link these concepts throughout the curriculum and learning is facilitated by this process. Programmatic outcomes measure competency in each domain of learning: cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. Nursing faculty believe excellence in nursing education is achieved through a combined teaching method of both the medical model and nursing concepts, based on the established Core Competencies for Nurse Educators.
The nursing student as a learner must be excited and motivated to increase learning. The learner must possess a spirit of inquiry, a desire for lifelong learning, and a commitment to a career in nursing. Emphasis is placed on student engagement in the learning process and faculty are the facilitators of learning. Students enter the program at different times in their lives and bring diversity and personal experiences that are enhanced through courses in the arts, sciences and humanities. These courses assist in building a foundation of knowledge upon which nursing concepts are added. The integration of a professional knowledge base and behaviors are the expected outcomes of nursing students.
Nursing practice is conceptualized as both an art and a science dedicated to promoting the highest level of health and wellness for a diverse population throughout the lifespan. Nursing professionals identify healthcare problems and use critical thinking skills to build a solid foundation for the direct-care practitioner. In the quest to promote health for individuals, families, and communities, nursing professionals function as advocates, educators, coordinators, and managers in addition to their traditional role as healthcare providers. These roles, combined with nursing knowledge and competence, facilitate the promotion and enhancement of the client’s optimal level of wellness.
The client is viewed as an individual, a family, or a community. Establishing nurse-client relationships is vital so that clients can be encouraged and motivated to acquire knowledge regarding their own level of wellness and the resources available to them. This motivation empowers the client to make autonomous choices regarding healthcare. The client is also encouraged to participate in self-care to reach an optimal state of health and wellness throughout the lifespan.
The curriculum is organized by thirty-nine concepts to introduce disease processes and promote a holistic approach to nursing care. These concepts fall within the headings derived from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing test plan categories. These headings include:
- Safe and Effective Care
- Health Promotion and Maintenance
- Psychosocial Integrity
- Physiological Integrity
Teaching conceptually helps the student link information from all aspects of the curriculum. While learning content, students identify interrelated concepts, or concepts influenced by or dependent on one another.
In addition, the curriculum uses integrated processes also derived from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing test plan. These processes serve as threads throughout all curriculum content and include the following:
- Nursing process
Nursing Department Outcomes»
PROGRAM DETAILS AND COURSES
Associate in Applied Science
This program covers all aspects of the nursing profession and is designed to integrate both theory and practical “hands-on” educational experiences. Nursing students can complete the program in two to three years as full-time students and practice as RNs upon passing the licensure exam.
Nursing program details from our current catalog »
Post RN Specialty Courses
Post RN Specialty Courses allow current RNs, other healthcare professionals, or nursing students with Instructor Permission, todevelop specialty skills necessary to meet the needs of patients with critical conditions. The courses provide basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe, competent and effective nursing practice in critical care and other specialty units. Courses may include Dysrhythmia Interpretation (NUR 260), and Physical Assessment (NUR 230). For specific current offerings, please call (864) 250-8216 or (864) 250-8547.
Specialty courses details from our current catalog»
Requirements for Nursing Program Admissions
In addition to the Greenville Technical College admissions process outlined in theseEnrollment Steps, students interested in the nursing program must also
- understand the School of Health Sciences policies
- successfully complete Career Talk within 1 year of applying to the program
- complete the TEAS Test and earn a minimum score of 65
- submit the weighted application for the program of interest
The Nursing program strictly adheres to all School of Health Sciences policies, which are detailed on theHealth Sciences admissions information page.
Career Talk provides valuable information regarding the application process, requirements, policies, procedures, and expectations of students interested in applying to the Nursing program. Completion of the online Career Talk is a requirement for submitting an application andis valid for one year. However, information is updated frequently, so check back often to be sure you do not miss important changes!
AccesstheCareer Talk presentation for Nursing »
ADN and APN program applicants are required to complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS®) prior to submitting a Weighted Admission form for program admission. Scores from the TEAS test will be used in the point calculations on the Weighted Admission form. A minimum score of 65 is required for entry into the Nursing program. Please see full details for scheduling in theTEAS Informationpage.
Nursing Weighted Admission Forms
Associate Degree Nursing Weighted Admission Form
The application submission process for GTC's Nursing program is now electronic. The electronic application will only be accessible during the application acceptance periods, March 15-May 15 or July 15-September 15. Applications are not accepted during any other timeframe.Questions related to the Weighted Admission process may be directed toNURadmissions@gvltec.edu.
- To review the form prior to submitting, pleaseview this sample form(pdf) »
This pdf will not be accepted as an official application. It is for reference only.
To submit an application, you must log in using your GTC student access.
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Overview of the Nursing ProgramAdmissions Process
Applications are accepted twice per year. Nursing courses begin on a seven-week rotation. Therefore, seating into one of five cohorts is possible, based on the seating process outlined below.
- Submit a weighted admission form between the dates of March 15 – May 15 for potential admission into the August, October or January class. Submit a weighted admission form between the dates of July 15 – Sept. 15 for potential admission into the March or May class.
- Students with the highest scores will receive an admissions letter, letter of intent, and physical exam form with detailed written requirements.
- To complete the admission process, accepted students must submit a letter of intent, pay a $100 non-refundable deposit, complete the physical exam form, and provide proof of immunizations and current CPR training. All forms are provided with the letter of acceptance, along with the deadline for submission. Students must meet all deadlines in order to be seated as a student in the Nursing program. Continued enrollment is contingent upon a crime-free criminal background check and negative drug screen.
YOUR CONNECTION TO LOCAL EMPLOYERS
Some of our Clinical Affiliates and Graduate Recruiters include:
- Anmed Health
- Baptist Easley Medical Center
- Cannon Memorial Hospital
- Carolina Center for Behavioral Health
- Express Care – Pediatrics
- Greenville County School District
- Mary Black Hospital
- Mercy Health, Bon Secours St. Francis - Downtown
- Mercy Health, Bon Secours St. Francis - Eastside
- National Health Care
- Oconee Memorial Hospital
- Patrick B. Harris Psychiatric Hospital
- Piedmont Orthopedics
- Piedmont Reproductive and Endocrinology Group
- PRISMA Health System
- PRISMA Medical Group (B&J)
- PRISMA Steadman Hawkins Clinic
- Self Regional Medical Center
- Serenity Place
- Shriner's Hospital for Children
- Simpsonville Rehabilitation Center
- Spartanburg Regional Health System
TRANSFER OPTIONS TOWARD A BSN
BSN Bound means the student plans to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing after graduating from Greenville Technical College Nursing. Anderson University, Bob Jones University, Clemson University, Grand Canyon University, Lander University, MUSC, Southern New Hampshire University, Southern Wesleyan University, USC Aiken and USC Upstate all have ADN to BSN or MSN programs and have outlined a curriculum and an articulation agreement for the GTC ADN student to progress while at GTC and then further their degree at a four-year college.
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Earn your BSN online and save!
Another option after you earn your Associate Degree in Nursing is to continue your educationonlinewiththe above-accredited Universitiesto earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The associate degree and general education courses required for the BSN can be completed at Greenville Technical College, then the BSN can be earned with an additional year of online nursing study.
GTC Student Nurses Association
Greenville Technical College’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) is a pre-professional organization for nursing and pre-nursing students. Members are eligible for numerous benefits including health insurance, leadership, networking and scholarship opportunities, community involvement, and professional development. For more information, email us firstname.lastname@example.org find us on Facebook at GTC Student Nurses Association.
CONTACTS AND FACULTY
Academic Program Chair, Nursing
Dr. Tracy Hudgins
Assistant Academic Program Chair, Student Liaison
Dr. Alissa Samoya
Assistant Academic Program Chair, Faculty Liaison
Nursing Clinical Placement Coordinator
Belgica (Bel) Condon
Nursing Laboratory Coordinator
Dr. Tracy Hudgins
Dr. Alissa Samoya
Dr. Billy Small
Sallie Beth Todd
Please direct all admission questions toGTCNursing@gvltec.edu
Phone: (864) 250-8199
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Get answers to questions about the Nursing program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the courses under College of nursing? ›
- Logic and Critical Thinking.
- Anatomy and Physiology.
- Microbiology and Parasitology.
- Theoretical Foundations in Nursing.
- Health Assessment.
- Fundamentals of Nursing Practice.
- Community Health Nursing.
The Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, Degree (ADN), offered at GTC is the entry level degree for the Nursing profession. An ADN can be completed in two years. The Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) can be completed in four years, or in approximately 12 months after completing an ADN.How long is the RN program at Rasmussen? ›
The Rasmussen University Professional Nursing ADN program can be completed in as few as 18 months. Once you have completed this degree, you would need to pass the NCLEX-RN®.Does Greenville Tech have a nursing program? ›
One of the largest in South Carolina, Greenville Technical College's Associate in Applied Science, Nursing, Degree program was developed in 1971 and produces graduates that are eligible to take the national registered nurse licensure examination and begin careers in the nursing profession.What are the 4 types of nursing? ›
- Mental health nurse. ...
- Learning disability nurse. ...
- Adult nurse. ...
- Children's nurse. ...
- Nursing associate.
Once completing this 1 year course, you will work alongside a registered nurse that has completed their degree or diploma qualification. Diploma in nursing - This qualification takes 3 years to be completed and students will be equipped to work as an enrolled nurse or staffing nurse.What is the quickest RN program? ›
An associate's degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) are the two most common fast track options. With each of these ways to receive nursing instruction, they require passing the NCLEX licensure examination.Is there a fast track to nursing? ›
Accelerated or shortened courses are available in certain clinical professions such as nursing and the allied health professions. Typically, these courses allow graduates to undertake training in two years instead of three or four.How long does it take to become an RN in SC? ›
There are 25 state-approved nursing schools in South Carolina that offer two-year ADN or four-year BSN programs.How long is the shortest nursing program? ›
An LPN program prepares students to become practical nurses in as little as 54 weeks. After graduation and successful passing of the NCLEX-PN exam, students can enter the field and provide basic nursing care under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor.
What GPA is required for Rasmussen? ›
|High school GPA (minimum)||2.0|
|High school GPA||Required for all students|
|High school transcript or GED certificate||Required for all students|
|Interview||Required for some students|
Nursing programs have a demanding credit load, and many nursing students stack challenging courses during the same term in order to fast-track their degrees. That could mean multiple critical exams falling on the same day or week. However, as long as you take the time to study and prepare, you should be okay.What are the requirements to be a school nurse in SC? ›
Earn a BSN. To. become a school nurse, students must first complete and receive Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited university. Associate degrees in Nursing will not qualify an individual to become employed as a School Nurse.Can you study nursing at a TVET college? ›
If you wish to study at a university it requires matric but, if you take a health course through a TVET college it will equipped with the skills to do nursing. This however requires Grade 9.How long does it take to become a nurse at Ivy Tech? ›
Once admitted to the program, an Associate of Science in Nursing degree can be achieved in 4-5 semesters, or about two years. Military Medic to ASN students must maintain a current, active, unencumbered CMA (AAMA) certification license throughout the duration of the program.Which type of nursing is best? ›
1. Certified registered nurse anesthetist. Nurse anesthetists are in one of the most well-respected fields in nursing, and it requires years of education, training, and experience to become one. These nurses provide anesthesia to patients, typically in a surgical, dental, or ER/OR scenario.What is the easiest type of nursing? ›
- Clinic Nurse. ...
- Traveling Nurse. ...
- School Nurse. ...
- Summer Camp Nurse. Average Annual Salary: N/A. ...
- Nurse Administrator. Average Annual Salary: $68,000. ...
- Public Health Nurse. Average Annual Salary: $56,000. ...
- Researcher Nurse. Average Annual Salary: $62,000. ...
- Home Health Nurse. Average Annual Salary: $64,000.
Registered nurse (RN)
BSN-prepared nurses are the most sought-after RNs in the job market and can advance to leadership and management roles more quickly than the ASN nurse.
Associate in Nursing (ASN)
You can become a registered nurse (RN) in just two years with your associate degree in nursing (ASN). RNs are the first line of care in many healthcare settings, and they are in increasingly high demand as healthcare organizations strive to accommodate a growing patient population.
As the name suggests, CNAs assist nurses with patient admittance and vitals. It is the lowest-level credential related to the nursing field and the quickest point of entry.
How much do nurses earn monthly? ›
Generally, nursing salaries can range between R15 000 and R350 000. As mentioned above, your salary as a nurse depends on the position or level you work. A Staff Nurse earns about R18 000 per month, while a Head Nurse earns around R318 750 per month.Can I study nursing for one year? ›
The One Year Higher Certificate in Nursing (R169) is a one year programme. The objective of this programme is to prepare a nurse practitioner who will be able to demonstrate basic nursing care in all Health Care settings.Can I study nursing for 6 months? ›
Six month In-service Certificate programmes/short courses
As an enrolled nurse (EN) or registered nurse (RN), you can develop your career by specialising in one or more fields of health care.
While nursing is a practical, hands-on profession, it also requires special technical competencies and clinical analysis skills that will potentially save people's lives. As such, you cannot become a Nurse without a degree in nursing.Can I do a nursing degree part time? ›
A registered nurse degree apprenticeship (RNDA) offers a flexible route to becoming a nurse that doesn't require full-time study at university. You will need to secure a position as an RNDA and your employer will release you to study at university part time.What is a temporary nurse called? ›
Temporary RNs hired through staffing agencies are broadly categorized as per diem nurses and travel nurses.How much do RN make in SC per hour? ›
Registered nurses in South Carolina earn an average of $69,580 per year (or $33.45 per hour). South Carolina registered nurses earn 15% lower than the national average salary for RNs, at $82,750 (or $39.78 per hour).What happens if you fail NCLEX 3 times? ›
If they fail, they'll need to wait 45 days before retesting. After failing three times, though, they'll need to complete a board-approved remediation program before the next retake. Candidates have six attempts to pass in total.How many times can you fail the NCLEX South Carolina? ›
An applicant who does not pass the licensure examination on the first attempt may retake the examination once every forty-five days for up to one year from the first attempt. You may not take more frequently.How do I start studying nursing? ›
- Find the Right Nursing Program. ...
- Decide on Your Degree. ...
- Research the Field. ...
- Complete the Prerequisites. ...
- Take the TEAS Test. ...
- Update Your Immunizations and Certifications. ...
- Network! ...
- Become a CNA.
How much do nurses make? ›
|Nursing Career||2019 Mean Salary|
|Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN)||$48,500|
|Registered Nurse (RN)||$77,460|
|Nurse Practitioners (NP)||$111,840|
|Nurse Midwife (CNM)||$108,810|
Everyone is different, but in general, it is recommended that nursing school students study anywhere from 2-4 hours a day. Committing class material to memory is essential to becoming a registered nurse, so the more time studying, the better! What should I know before starting nursing school?Is Rasmussen College a good school for nursing? ›
"Rasmussen is a great nursing program. They are creating nurses that can think on their feet. They are giving all the necessary information that a nurse needs to begin their career and the students are eager to learn more in their career. All nurses should start at Rasmussen."What is the tuition for Rasmussen? ›
|Tuition & Fees||$11,720||$13,883|
Rasmussen University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.What is the hardest part of nursing school? ›
Pharmacology. Pharmacology, or the study of medication, can seem scary because of the sheer scope of the course. "It becomes one of the hardest classes for nursing students due to the depth and amount of knowledge needed," says Megan Lynch, instructor at Pima Community College.Does nursing have math? ›
Nursing in the "real world" generally requires very basic math skills, but almost all programs require at least one college-level math class — usually algebra. Some nursing schools may require a basic statistics course as well, so if you know what schools you're applying to, be sure to check for this requirement.What is the hardest part about nursing? ›
Seeing the death of their patients.
Most nurses said seeing the death of patients was the hardest part of their job, including Heather, a nurse from North Carolina, and Chelsey Rodgers, a former nurse who now runs an education company called Tribe RN.
The starting salary of a school nurse in 2022 is $19.50 an hour, $811 a week, $3,380 a month, or $40,550 a year.What grades do you need for nursing school? ›
CNA and LPN programs might not have a minimum GPA, while many associate's programs require at least a 2.5. College and universities offering bachelor's and graduate degrees often require a 3.0 or higher. The more advanced the degree and prestigious the program, the better your GPA will need to be.
Why do school nurses only give ice? ›
They arent allowed to prescribe, not even tylenol. If a child has a prescription from a doctor and brings it to the nurse to hand out as prescribed, the nurse can do that. Ice packs are OK. They would be allowed to do first aid and cpr.Does Nsfas pay for nursing? ›
NSFAS administers bursaries to those studying or wishing to study at one of South Africa's 26 public Universities or 50 public TVET Colleges. This means that should you be pursuing a Nursing qualification at one of those institutions, you will be covered.Can I study nursing with 21 points? ›
For most universities a minimum APS of 21 points is needed for admission, but you'll find that certain universities require a higher score than others.How many points do I need to study nursing at Welwitchia? ›
Minimum of 10 points in Grade 12 or Grade 11 new curriculum. existing points and wish to pursue current WHTC programmes such as nursing etc. among others after completion of the certificate.How can I become a faster ER nurse? ›
- Forget Being Task-Oriented.
- Learn How to Prioritize.
- Use Your Expertise.
- Ask Questions.
- Remember Where You Are.
- Art, Science, and Caring.
Earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher in the specified AS degree at Ivy Tech Community College. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 - 2.5 will be considered for admission but are not guaranteed. Students must meet the same course grade requirements detailed by each academic program.What GPA is required for Ivy Tech nursing program? ›
General Program Admission Requirements
a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time of application to nursing in order to be considered for admission to the program. Students must remain in good academic standing (GPA or 2.0 or higher) in order to start and continue in nursing (NRSG) courses.
How to Get Into Nursing School - A 4 Step Guide
Applying To Nursing School
How to Get into Nursing School
Undoubtedly, if a person wants to make a magnificent career in the sphere of the healthcare industry, then B.sc Nursing course is better than General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM). In the matter of career growth, higher studies, and salary the value of B.sc Nursing is more than General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course.What course should I do for nursing? ›
For Nursing Postgraduates Course
The student should get a degree in the field of medicine. They should have a B.Sc. degree. At the undergraduate level, the student should have obtained 55% or above.
What is the main subject for nursing? ›
To get onto a nursing degree, you generally need an A level, Advanced Higher or equivalent qualification in at least one science from biology, chemistry, physics, applied science, health and social care, psychology, sociology or physical education, plus two other subjects.Can I study nursing for 6 months? ›
Six month In-service Certificate programmes/short courses
As an enrolled nurse (EN) or registered nurse (RN), you can develop your career by specialising in one or more fields of health care.
An LPN or LVN program usually takes around a year to complete, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). What makes an LPN or LVN preparation program the easiest type of nursing education you can pursue is its focus on training for basic nursing services only and its quick completion time.Can u study nursing part time? ›
Yes, there are many institutions that offer Nursing courses part-time.What is the minimum grade for nursing? ›
The minimum entry requirements are mean grade of C+ in KCSE or its equivalent with C+ in each of the following cluster subjects: English, Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry Mathematics or Physics.Is nursing hard to study? ›
There's a lot to learn, the exams are challenging, the schedules are complicated, and the assignments keep piling up. All of these factors can make life difficult for you as a student. Nursing is a highly competitive field from the moment you begin the application process until you receive your degree.How many subjects are needed for nursing? ›
Direct Entry Requirement for Nursing/Nursing Science: Two (2) A Level passes in Biology/ Zoology, Chemistry and Physics plus three (3) other O Level credit passes in Mathematics, Physics and English Language.What subject is hard in nursing? ›
Pharmacology. Pharmacology, or the study of medication, can seem scary because of the sheer scope of the course. "It becomes one of the hardest classes for nursing students due to the depth and amount of knowledge needed," says Megan Lynch, instructor at Pima Community College.What should I study before starting nursing school? ›
- Fluids, fluids and more fluids. ...
- Cardiovascular System. ...
- Pulmonary System. ...
- Renal System. ...
- Acid/Base Balance. ...
- Electrolytes. ...
- Endocrine System and Feedback Loops. ...
- Dimensional Analysis.
Nursing is a 4-year full time course. During your studies you'll gain an integrated learning and work experience at hospitals and various clinical facilities.