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Enrollment into Felbry’s Nursing School Program is a great step for individuals looking to receive a quality education in the field of nursing and propel them toward a rewarding career as a nurse. There are several steps required to enroll in our nursing program. We encourage anyone that has considered a nursing career to browse our website and learn how to get started.  We’re ready for you when you’re ready to begin!

 

Enrollment

The following are some steps to take when considering enrollment in Felbry’s Nursing School.

  • Schedule a campus visit to speak with an admission representative and tour facility
  • Complete an application form and pay registration fee
  • Schedule an entrance exam if a program requires one
  • A valid driver’s license, proof of US residency, and social security card are required
  • Check admissions criteria for required documents
  • Apply for FAFSA to gain financial aid
  • Schedule a financial interview to determine various payment options available
  • Schedule time to attend orientation session once your offer letter is received

 

Grants

Felbry College School of Nursing awards grants and scholarships to potential students. Outside organizations and agencies which provide grants and scholarships are accepted. Students who attend Felbry and withdraw are expected to repay student loans regardless of success in the program.

 

The admissions process is, for the most part, pretty straight forward. We encourage all students who are considering Felbry to take time to review enrollment options and make sure all required documents are filled out and submitted for review to ensure the best opportunity for success.

 

Felbry College is all about student success. We are here to help guide you in the process of discerning whether we are the right school for you including how to enroll in our programs.
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To be a nurse is a great personal and professional choice. The nursing field provides many opportunities to be successful while working to help educate, transform, and save lives. The first year of nursing school may be filled with excitement and mixed emotions but it will also set you up for a lifetime of rewarding work and personal satisfaction. With the right attitude and information, any person can get the most out of a first year on through to graduation.

 

What to Expect in Nursing School

A four-year nursing program may see a student taking classes that also exist in the associate’s degree program, as well as general education and nursing theory classes. Four year programs also offer more advanced training for Registered Nurse credentials and other specializations. Regardless of the degree, whether two or four year, a nursing education will provide ample opportunities to learn in the classroom, work hands-on in labs, and get a feel for the job during clinical rotations. Nursing schools may provide affiliations with hospitals, mental health clinics, and nursing homes as part of residential education. Nursing Programs vary so it pays to find out what the expectations are early on and work to maintain the best outcome possible.

 

First Year of Nursing School

Learn as much as possible that first year and be prepared! Enjoy the experience but also consider some of the following ways to make the most of it:

  • School will be challenging and time-consuming. Nursing school is not as easy as some people think. There is so much to learn and contend with. Accept the fact that things will be hectic for a time and prioritize accordingly.
  • Not everything will be amazing but some classes and aspects of rotations may be challenging. Try not to get discouraged if a class is not fully enjoyable or if you aren’t an expert on your first try.  You’re here to learn and acquire skills, which means lots of practice.
  • Keep an open mind before and during nursing school. The plan may be to become an emergency room nurse but it is a great idea to know what you want while trying to keep an open mind towards what is most interesting and available.
  • Rotation through different hospitals may come up as a possibility. Take advantage and speak with medical workers in different specialties to learn more about the various areas of work available.
  • Learning time management skills is important early on. Nurses need to have great time management skills to juggle caseloads, orders, treatments, and charting requirements.

 

Troubleshooting

Everyone is bound to encounter some problems during the first year of nursing school. What helps is not ignoring the situation. Whether in regards classes or experiencing challenges of coping with what is seen on the job, help is available.  Speak with a trusted adviser or individual. It pays to be honest with oneself and try to determine the problem that exists. Use the situation to speak with instructors and find a way to make adjustments where needed to improve study habits, grades, or other issues which may have risen up.

 

Nursing is a great career choice. The field provides many opportunities to learn and grow as a professional and to help others in a way that few other fields can. The choice of attending a nursing school is the first step along a lifetime of fulfilling work and care. Take heart and realize that everyone deals with all of the stress in different ways. Stay open to new experiences and believe in yourself. We’re rooting for you!

 

Felbry College is the right place to be if you are ready to start a nursing school education that makes a difference. Call us to find out how to get started.

Nursing school can seem like a long and arduous trek through an intense curriculum, challenging information, and new ways of thinking. The first week will be filled with a mixture of emotions ranging from excitement to fear, anticipation to joy, and of course, stress. As millions of nurses in America can attest, it is not only possible to survive the first week of nursing school, but also to set yourself up to thrive throughout your nursing education. 

 

Know Your Classmates

Once school begins, your classmates will be the ones you come to rely on for pretty much everything. Whether taking courses in person or online, this group is the cohort that will be present throughout your program. Whatever emotions you experience in the first week, rest assured that your peers are facing the same challenges. At the very least, this helps an individual not to feel so alone. Some classmates may become good friends while others are passing acquaintances. Rely on this support network to get through the stress of school, air any grievances, and connect over studies.

 

Get Organized

A course syllabus is the student’s best tool to stay organized throughout nursing school. Whether it is a calendar app on your phone or a paper organizer, a good tool for keeping track of your responsibilities is invaluable. Some helpful hints to get organized using the syllabus include:

  • Entering all dates and projects into a calendar system
  • Lay out the semester ahead once your syllabus is released
  • Mentally give space to processing all the deadlines to stay ahead
  • Being organized and prepared will help relieve stress now and in the future

 

Meet the Teachers

Instructors will be instrumental to your success in nursing school. Become acquainted with each instructor by introducing yourself and letting them know your goals for their course. Instructors want to get to know who is in their classes and always appreciate feedback from students eager to learn. Sharing knowledge and empowering students is part of the teaching process. Establishing a connection with instructors now can help navigate expectations for the course including grading and other issues that may arise later.  These instructors may turn into lifelong colleagues as you progress in your career.

 

Check Expectations

Even the best student with high grades prior to nursing school can struggle with the shifts in expectations. Most students receive great grades in high school and college but find nursing school to be an entirely different process. Getting straight A’s may not be possible for every student but getting a B is not necessarily a failure. A good nurse is always learning throughout his or her career so take this one step at a time and commit yourself to digesting and understanding the material. Grades are an indicator of your progress. If they need improvement, spend more time on your trouble spots.  Remember, this is about setting you up to help others in your career as a nurse so take it seriously and absorb everything you can.

 

Get Excited

Lots of emotions will be present when starting school but it helps to remember the journey lasts a lifetime. Get excited, be proud, and get ready to buckle down. Think about all the friendships that will be made and knowledge that will accumulate but don’t forget about all the great things ahead of you. Relationships are a big part of the equation so take time to digest it all and get excited to be a nurse.

 

Felbry College provides a diverse, student-centered approach to education.

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The Felbry College-School of Nursing is a place to enjoy community, learn real world skills, and experience a world class education. When deciding to join our program, Felbry commits to providing the best academic and social environments to support student success. Professionals who come from underprivileged, under-served and underrepresented populations will be provided the opportunity to thrive at Felbry.

 

More Than Education

A nursing degree from Felbry College means more than a piece of paper certifying your professional certification to get hired. From the moment students come into the classroom, staff and instructors are instrumental in teaching hard and soft skills such as clinical and business skills, professional and ethical standards, as well as resume writing and critical thinking, all of which are required in today’s job market. The School of Nursing is built around nurturing student goals and ambitions to be the best nurses in the world. Felbry College is not just a place to learn, it is a community that thrives on connection to community and remains dedicated to professionalism.

 

Meeting Goals

Some prospective students struggle to find the right place to study and lose hope of ever getting into a professional career. Discouragement in moving towards goals can be common for some people but Felbry College does not let that deter prospective students from coming to study. With a willingness to learn and build accountability to professional standards, any student can find success at Felbry College and in your later nursing career. Students are not just customers, every individual’s contribution is valued and the best educational experience is afforded to everyone equally.

 

Philosophy

Every individual is made up of many moving parts from physical to spiritual and psychological components. Health needs arise when the body is thrown off course for many different reasons, affecting quality of life, health, and overall wellness. This may, in turn, impact interactions with family, friends, and loved ones. Felbry College places a high value on teaching potential nurses to learn balance in work and life but also how to help patients achieve homeostasis in their lives as well. Helping patients return to a better quality of life is what Felbry College – School of Nursing’s philosophy is all about.

 

The Felbry Family

Students who graduate from Felbry College find it is more than an institution of higher learning; it’s a culture and way of life. Commitment to student success does not stop when someone leaves Felbry. Felbry Alumni Association provides assistance with transition from student to LPN or RN. Our alumni balance busy work schedules with family commitments and school until graduation. The Felbry College Alumni Association is the perfect way to stay connected with former classmates, instructors, and the wider community. Graduation is not the final hurdle for many graduates as career paths take many different forms and some students benefit from the networking opportunities and resources available to alumni as professional careers thrive and take off. Felbry College is committed to supporting students for the long haul with the Alumni Association, just one of many ways to stay connected to the Felbry family.

 

Felbry College provides students with resources and tools to be successful in their chosen careers.
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