What are the benefits of going to a community college for nursing?
I'm a 12th grader going into BMCC to start my nursing course, for those who have also attended community colleges and went into nursing what was it like?
It's More Affordable. Overall, tuition is going to be significantly cheaper at a community college than it will be at a university., There Are Smaller Classes ,
You'll Have More Flexibility , You Can Transfer Your Credits , You'll Have More Job Opportunities. I started a a community college and was able to get same degree, take NCLEX , and be awarded same license to practice. With an associate degree (ADN) in nursing you care be hired into same jobs as a BSN Most hospitals pay tuition reimbursement for college, so they can pay for you to continue nursing school. Also since I started working (1990) they have said that the ADN program was going away. As you can tell that is not the case. When applying for jobs years of experience is what determines who gets hired into it, not degree choice.
Best of luck. ME
Four-year nursing colleges can be challenging and intense by nature, as they often focus on developing academics in their programs. While these roles are crucial and in high demand, direct patient care nurses form the backbone of both inpatient and outpatient settings. Attending a community college nurtures these nurses, providing an environment to develop essential career skills and the right mindset.
I completed all my nursing prerequisites at the community college before transferring to a university. For me, convenience and cost were the greatest advantages of attending community college. I was closer to the community college than the university. Several nurses I know have completed their nursing degree at community college. They found it very convenient, less costly, and faster than obtaining their degree at a 4-year university.
First, ensure that the classes and credits you take at the community college can be transferred to your next institution. Although community colleges are more affordable, you might end up paying for a similar course if the credits don't transfer. Second, look for any partnership programs between the community colleges and larger universities. Many big four-year universities encourage students to attend a partner junior college before transferring to the university. By choosing a partner college, students sometimes get priority in the transfer process, and credit transfers are more likely to match between the two institutions.