3 Questions to Ask Before Going Back to School for Nursing

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As the demand for BSN-prepared nurses continues to increase, more registered nurses are returning to school to advance their education. By enrolling in an RN to BSN program, you can maximize the strengths you already possess as a nurse. In addition, you may find yourself advancing to higher positions in the workplace! If you are considering going back to school for nursing, here are questions to consider:

Am I Passionate About Nursing?

Before beginning your journey to a bachelor’s degree, it is important to make sure you are passionate about the nursing profession. Your bachelor’s program will help you gain a comprehensive view of patient care principles, which will strengthen your ability to care for patients, take on more responsibilities in a hospital or healthcare organization and even prepare for a master’s degree program. While nursing school can be challenging, if you love what you do, you will find reasons to stay motivated.

Do I Have Time?

Going back to school for nursing can be time-consuming, as you will stay busy going to class, researching, studying and completing practicum hours. In addition to these responsibilities, it is important to find work-life balance when it comes to your other commitments. For this reason, having good time management skills is essential if you are thinking about going back to school for nursing!

Does the Program Work for Me?

Last but not least, it is important to choose a degree program that is right for you. At Grand Canyon University, you will have the opportunity to take classes at the traditional campus, online or in the evening. GCU’s in-class and online environments advance critical thinking, professionalism, accountability and ethical decision-making by applying science health and nursing theories, along with a foundation of Christian values. In addition, due to GCU’s small class sizes, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with your faculty and peers. With their support, you will never be alone in your educational journey!

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers a curriculum that connects classroom theories to working scenarios through many modalities. To learn more about GCU’s nursing and healthcare degrees, visit our website or request more information by using the button at the top of this page.

Written by Lauren Abraham, a senior earning a communications degree at GCU.

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