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HBCU Colleges with Strong Nursing Programs?

Hey everyone, as a junior starting to look at colleges, I'm really interested in attending an HBCU for nursing. Does anyone know which HBCUs are known for their nursing programs or have strong health science departments? I want to make sure I'll get a good education that prepares me for the NCLEX and a nursing career.

7 months ago

I'm glad to hear about your interest in nursing programs at HBCUs, and it's wise to focus on schools with strong preparations for the NCLEX. A few HBCUs known for their substantial nursing and health sciences programs include Howard University, Hampton University, and Florida A&M University. Howard, in particular, has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program designed to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and for practice as a registered nurse.

It's also worth noting that nursing programs at HBCUs often emphasize not just the technical and medical aspects of nursing, but also the importance of cultural competency and community health, which can be incredibly valuable in your nursing career.

I recommend visiting the schools, if possible, to get a feel for their facilities and resources, and also speaking with current students or alumni. Attending college fairs where HBCUs are represented can also give you more insight into what each program has to offer. Good luck on your journey to becoming a nurse!

7 months ago

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