As we all know that there are different types of nurses and they all have different level of education. This is why there are different nursing colleges from entry-level to graduate level. There are several colleges, schools and universities offering different level of nursing programs throughout the world. These colleges are producing large number of Certified Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. All these nursing programs have different time durations. Not only the colleges but also the hospitals and nursing homes are also providing training classes for the different nursing programs. And in some basic training, sometimes students don’t even pay any fee. They get training and they work there as well and when they finish the training period, well-known nursing homes hire them either as a part-time or full-time employee.
There are many colleges and universities providing students with different degree and diploma programs. There are some online schools as well which provide students online classes. If we talk about the entry-level nursing then there are many nursing schools working hard on their students. Usually students getting admission in such nursing programs have left their education for a long time period and this could have damaged their learning skills too. So when these people come to a classroom, it is very challenging for the teacher to train them according to the mindset and existing level of knowledge. These colleges work differently with the courses as well. Like in LPN training (Licensed Practical Nurse), you will notice that there are some colleges making students capable to pass the NCLEX-PN exam in very less time.
These colleges are either very experienced in nursing training or they are just cutting down the things which are not important with respect to the final exam. Usually it takes around one and a half year to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. However through these fast track colleges, you will finish the training in months. This is indeed a good thing but the students get less time for their practical training. Also they study only the selective course not with the detail. Therefore, it is highly recommended that student should check the accreditation for these nursing colleges with their state’s Board of Nursing Colleges lists. This will help you to check if the college is following the syllabus endorsed by the Nursing board.
There are many websites providing Certified Nursing Assistants training by publishing class notes online and recorded lectures available for the download. By getting online classes you have the chance to repeat one thing several times and in case you have missed a lecture, you can take it again with no worries at all. This also helps you improve your weak areas in any subject.
There are many nursing institutes offering Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing. This four years degree program helps students to become a Registered Nurse. There is also an associate nursing degree with the duration of 2 years so you can get associate degree as well from diploma program for more than 2 years offered by any renowned hospital.