NEW YORK — You might be tempted to think that nursing school is an easy way to get a good job, even if you haven’t finished high school.
But a new survey from the U.S. Nursing Institute of New York and the American Academy of Pediatrics says there are some serious risks to choosing a nursing school, such as the fact that it may be under-resourced.
It also suggests that the majority of nursing schools in the country are underfunded, which is a concern for families who want to take advantage of the job opportunities available to nursing students.
“A lot of people, I think, are just saying, ‘Well, I’m going to go to a school where I’m just going to learn,'” said Kathryn Fennell, a nursing educator and founder of the nursing program at the University of Virginia’s school of nursing.
“I mean, that’s just not a good strategy.
The new survey by the Nursing Institute and the Academy of New Mexico, a nonprofit organization that advocates for and educates the public about the nursing profession, asked people who have applied for jobs in nursing schools if they’d like to go into nursing school if they didn’t have to go through a college-level education.”
If you’re trying to get into a nursing program that is underfunded or understaffed, you need to be able to afford it.”
The new survey by the Nursing Institute and the Academy of New Mexico, a nonprofit organization that advocates for and educates the public about the nursing profession, asked people who have applied for jobs in nursing schools if they’d like to go into nursing school if they didn’t have to go through a college-level education.
Of those surveyed, 59 percent said they’d be open to taking a nursing degree if they weren’t required to attend a college.
That compares to 34 percent who said they wouldn’t consider it.
The survey also asked people to list the top three reasons they would choose a nursing education.
It found that nearly half of respondents said they were not sure why they would want to go in nursing school or would be open only to certain types of jobs.
Another 20 percent said that they were looking for an opportunity to earn money, while 17 percent said the school offered a competitive wage.
Nursing school is not an easy choice for many families.
According to the survey, 75 percent of respondents were worried about making it in nursing.
Only 21 percent said it would be an easy decision for them to go.
More than half of those surveyed said they had heard of other nursing schools that offered an associate’s degree, which usually cost $40,000 or more.
The Academy of Missouri has an associate degree, for instance.
Nurses who want a career in nursing said that the most common reasons they were considering nursing included a desire to earn a living, be employed, or to improve the quality of life for family members.
“There are so many things you can do,” said Jennifer T. Brown, a registered nurse and mother of three.
“You can get married.
You can do other things.
You have to have a good career.”
The survey was conducted online by the nursing institute and the academy, which are both affiliated with the American College of Nursing.
It surveyed more than 500 respondents between May 3 and June 28.