Becoming a Nurse

Published 08/18 2014 08:21AM

Updated 08/18 2014 11:01AM

Today on GTU we welcomed back Mikhail Shneyder, President & CEO of Nightingale College. Mikhail has been an RN for over 20 years. She came to talk about Nightingale’s nursing program that was just ranked #3 in Utah on the national exam. In 2013 Nightingale ranked in the Top 3 among Utah’s ADN nursing schools for having graduates pass the national licensing exam (NCLEX®) on the first time. Nightingale College has grown since Mikhail was last on the show. The student population has doubled, but they have a culture of being student centric and providing personalized attention to each student. For viewers that have not heard of Nightingale College before, they are a nursing program that was envisioned and built by nurses. Nightingale is nationally accredited and bases education methods on the newest studies that use interactive modules that increase student engagement in the class, simulation lab, and clinicals.

Want to know more? We answered some of your questions about Nightingale College!

• How long is the program?
“If students come with all the general education completed, the core nursing courses take as little as 16 months to complete. There are 14 credits of general education required to start in the ADN Program.”
• Do you still have a “no waiting list” policy?
“We do offer all qualified candidates admittance into the next open semester and the next two starts are Sept 1st, and Jan 5th.”
• What about Job placement for your graduates?
“We offer career services immediate and life-time career services. In 2013 we had a placement rate of 90% of our graduates into RN related jobs. We are above the national average and doing very commendable. Our nurses are working in all aspects of healthcare. They coordinate care for chronically ill patients, promote health, and prevent diseases. Acute care, long term care, and other healthcare related professions are where you can find our graduates.”
• Future Plans for Nightingale?
“We are waiting on the final word for our accreditors to start a RN-BSN Program in the Sept. If they go beyond the Sept start date we will start taking applications for January.”

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