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What colleges should I look at to become a neonatal nurse?

There are so many colleges for nursing but there too far from where I live. #college #nursing #nurse-practitioner


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Karen’s Answer

I went to my favorite college search website. https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
You can choose type of university (4 year); state location (NY); and desired major (Nursing).
NYU has a good nursing program.

Here's another website to explore nursing programs. Click on the explore option and then view schools by state. https://www.nursingcas.org/explore-schools/

Another option is to go to a 2 year school like CUNY (Brooklyn or Bronx). You can complete an Associates Degree in Pre-Nursing, then transfer to a 4 year school to obtain the BSN degree.

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Heather’s Answer

I would definitely use the website mentioned above. In my opinion, the college doesn't matter. There is no point in choosing a crazy expensive college far away for the same degree you would get at any other college. Find one that offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and make sure their nursing program is accredited.

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Karen’s Answer

There are several paths to nursing and specializations in the nursing field. My suggestion is to find a college/university that offers a 4 year BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing). You will graduate with a college degree and then take licensing exam called the NCLEX. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops the NCLEX exam to test the competency of nursing school graduates in the U.S.

With a BSN and passing score on the NCLEX, you will receive state certification as an RN (registered nurse). A neonatal nurse must be a registered nurse (RN) with a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN).

The next step is interviewing with a hospital that hires new nurse graduates. You can interview with the Neonatal unit. This allows you to Pursue a Specializations While Working as an RN in a Neonatal Setting.

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Kerrie’s Answer

There is a vast array of accredited nursing colleges that are available to go to that are now online and then offer clinical rotations in the hospital that are in the local areas. I would research the online opportunities and then talk to the advisors to see where they offer clinical rotations based on the area that you live and how far you are willing to drive. There are also sometimes options to do mixed online and 1-day a week campus options with the ability to do clinical rotations in local area hospitals.

I would do a search similar to this "online accredited nursing programs in denver colorado" for the area you live in, as I did since I live in the Dever, CO area. From there you can see which ones are accredited and then I would make some calls to the advisors and do some research to see which would be the best fit for you in terms of budget, lifestyle, program, location, etc...

Also, if you are wanting to become a nurse practitioner, I would make sure the program is for a BSN program and then also maybe look for an option to jump to an MSN or DNP program easily, as this may save you some money and time in the long-run. ;)

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Blake’s Answer

Rochester University and Duke University from what I researched.

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