Pediatric Nurse/Nursing

Registered nurses have plenty of specialities to choose from, and those who love children find pediatrics nursing particularly rewarding. Pediatric nurses specialize in caring for youngsters up to age 18.Think this is the career path for you? The most common way to become a pediatrics nurse is by becoming a registered nurse, working in a pediatric setting for a few years, and then returning to school to pursue a master's degree. Students working toward becoming registered nurses take plenty of courses with a science focus during their undergraduate career. Biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and similar classes form the foundation of your bachelor's degree and will be critical for obtaining a master's degree. Pediatric nursing programs can be competitive, so gaining experience while you're still an undergrad is encouraged. Volunteer in a children's hospital and find a mentor who specializes in this field. The pediatric nursing program is a blend of classroom lectures, lab work, and clinical training. You'll build upon your knowledge of nursing to learn more about child physiology, human development, child psychology, and how to care for ill children. After you've completed your studies, you'll be eligible to sit for the certification exam administered by the Pediatric Nurses Certification Board or the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Founded in 1817, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the state’s oldest university. U of M has very high research activity and is a often referred to as a Public Ivy. The university at Ann Arbor offers upwards of 260 degrees for undergraduates,...

“…School spirit is UNBEATABLE here. Big 10 school plus top 10 engineering school. Known for diversity and work hard play hard attitude.” – Julia from Ann Arbor, MI

Duke University

Duke University is a selective, private research university that calls Durham, NC, home. Founded originally as Trinity College in 1838, it was renamed by tobacco tycoon James Buchanan Duke in 1924 and became the “Gothic Wonderland” campus it is today...

“…Yes, Duke is a top ten university, and yes, they get some of the brightest students in the country, but the level and quality of academics at Duke is so much more than that. In my first semester here, I learned how to communicate basic information in...” – Blair from Atlanta, GA

New York University

New York University, more commonly referred to as NYU, is a private university with campuses and academic centers all over the world, including Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, Africa, and Europe. As one of the largest private universities in the US, it’s...

“…The learning portion is inevitable, isn’t it? NYU has various schools underneath its purple umbrella – College of Arts and Science, Tisch School of the Arts, Stern School of Business, Steinhardt School of Culture/Education/Human Development, College...” – Lana from Tenafly, NJ

University of Pennsylvania

Founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private Ivy League institution in Philadelphia. UPenn hosts 12 schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 90 academic fields of study. Additionally, UPenn’s Gothic-style...

“…The University of Pennsylvania is a school of opportunity, and is only as good as you make it. I loved it with all my heart, because I let it take my breath away every moment as I walked down the beautiful Locust Walk to my classes, dorms, or to meet...” – Helen from New York, NY

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA
Boston College

Boston College is a 4-year Jesuit Catholic University and the first institution of higher learning founded in the city of Boston. BC is home to eight schools and colleges conferring degrees in over 50 fields of study. As a Catholic university, Boston...

“…Boston College is an ideal school. With a mid-sized undergraduate body of around 9000 students, ample major options, a beautiful and navigable campus, and wonderful and accessible professors, it was an easy decision to decide to go here. Nothing...” – Claudia from McHenry, IL

Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University was founded in 1873 as a private research university in Nashville, Tennessee. Academically, the university focuses on an interdisciplinary approach,  encouraging students to take courses from any of the 143 areas of study. The...

“…Vanderbilt University is an institution geared towards challenging its students academically in order to ensure a successful future. However, there are resources such as 24-hour tutoring and extensive office hours to help with the rigorous work. With...” – C from Georgia

Emory University

Emory University is a liberal arts institution located in Atlanta, Georgia, with a second campus in Oxford. The 600-acre campus in the Druid Hills neighborhood is home to four undergraduate and seven graduate colleges, as well as over a dozen...

“…At Emory university every class is a challenge that you can handle if you apply yourself properly. You can not assume that whatever you did in high school will work here as well, but if you are accepted you should feel confident that you can handle...” – Sophia from PA

University of Iowa

Founded in 1847, the University of Iowa is a 4-year public research institution in Iowa City, often considered one of the nation’s top college towns. Iowa grants undergraduate degrees in over 200 academic majors, minors, and certificate programs. The...

“…From tailgating, downtown Iowa City, and a beautiful campus... The University of Iowa is the PERFECT college town. The professors care about you, even in a class of 300. There's so many opportunities, you WILL find the place you fit in. ” – Melanie

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Founded in 1919, the University of Cincinnati is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in the state of Ohio. UC is home to 14 colleges and schools conferring degrees and is renowned as the first school to offer a co...

“…I was delighted to find that most of the professors at UC really know their stuff and they are willing to help if you don't understand them on the first go. However, it certainly is useful to ask around about potential professors. I had a Chemistry...” – Nathan from Edgewood, KY

University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is private, research university highly ranked in the National Universities list by U.S. News & World Report. It operates under the mission "Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better" and students can...

“…The curriculum at the University of Rochester is what really makes it special. There are no general education requirements. The only required course for all majors is a writing class, which is offered in many subject areas to allow you to explore a...” – Eloise from Rochester, NY

Stony Brook University

Originally founded as a school for math and science teachers, Stony Brook University is a 4-year public university on Long Island and part of the State University of New York system. Stony Brook is home to 12 schools and colleges conferring degrees...

“…Stony Brook offers a great, quality education for a state school price, however, getting a quality education depends primarily on the student. Many of the science and math based classes are quite large and are often held in huge lecture halls. Due...” – Amamah from Huntington, NY

Florida International University

Florida International University is the only public research university in Miami. FIU offers bachelor’s degrees in over 190 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the FIU campus houses the International Hurricane Research...

“…College is not only about excelling in your classes in order to be rewarded with a degree but, it is also about life. At FIU you learn key concepts about working with your peers, time management and how to act in a professional manner. The university...” – Stephanie from Hialeah, FL

Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is the result of a merger between Indiana University and Purdue University and offers degrees from both institutions. IUPUI hosts 17 schools granting degrees in over 350 areas of study. Additionally,...

“…iupui is has a great educational atmosphere that goes out of its way to teach its students valuable life experience. iupui is a university that teaches its students to try to make impact on its community by doing various volunteer activities. the...” – Arnesha from Jeffersonville, IN

University at Buffalo - SUNY

The University at Buffalo is a 4-year research institution offering more than 125 undergraduate degree programs. UB is the largest university in the State University of New York system by enrollment, but maintains a student-faculty ratio of 14:1...

“…The professors are, for the most part, knowledgeable and engaging. There are some professors who seem to be more absorbed in their activities and duties outside of the classroom (like research) and can be a hard to get a hold of or connect with. One...” – Deanna from Scotia, NY

Villanova University

Founded in 1842 by the friars of the Order of Saint Augustine, Villanova University is a 4-year research institution in the Philadelphia area and the oldest Catholic school in Pennsylvania. Villanova is home to six colleges and schools conferring...

“…villanova is a medium-sized school with large-scale opportunities and resources. they value community, academics, sports, and the arts. there is something for everyone, and anything is possible here.” – Lauren from East Brunswick, NJ

CUNY Hunter College

Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, CUNY Hunter College is a public college and the largest school in the City University of New York System. Hunter is home to six colleges and schools conferring degrees in over 170 fields of study. In addition...

“…The professors here at Hunter are very knowledgeable and are also very diverse. Most of the professors that I have had so far are very fair and are also very helpful. Just make sure you read your syllabus before hand so that you are never behind,...” – Oluwadara from Brentwood, NY

Case Western Reserve University

Founded by the merger of Western Reserve University and Case School of Applied Science, Case Western Reserve University is a 4-year private research institution in Cleveland. Case Western features nine schools conferring bachelor’s degrees in 95...

“…Case Western is a fantastic science and engineering school. It's location in Cleveland seems unappealing, but the campus has a way of setting itself apart from its surroundings. Case gives its students great opportunities for success.”

Wayne State University

Michigan’s third largest institution of higher learning, Wayne State University is a public university in Detroit. Wayne State is home to 13 colleges offering over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition to classroom facilities, Wayne...

“…Most of my instructors are really good, and the ESP (Emerging Scholars Program) for math is phenomenal. It's a lot of work, but the extra hands on help and feedback really help you understand the math” – Audrey from Ferndale, MI

Xavier University

Xavier University is a Jesuit Catholic institution in Cincinnati and the sixth-oldest Catholic university in the nation. Xavier is home to colleges of Arts & Science, Business, and Professional Sciences offering bachelor’s degrees in over 90 fields...

“…I am majoring in Natural Sciences at Xavier University. They provide a mass load of science help and much more, such as, Supplemental Instructions and tutoring. Supplemental Instructions are sessions in which upperclassman teach and review material...” – Rachel from Fort Wayne, IN

Seton Hall University

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University is a private Roman Catholic university and a member of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium located in South Orange, New Jersey. The suburban, 58-acre campus features 10 schools and colleges that offer upwards of...

“…My experience at Seton Hall has been great. You get the experiences of both a large university and small school, but it's the perfect size. The location is great because of it's close proximity to NYC, which offers great internships opportunities, as...” – Marisa from Chepachet, RI

University of Toledo

Founded in 1872, the University of Toledo is a public research institution in northwest Ohio and a member of the state university system of Ohio. Toledo is home to 13 colleges and schools conferring over 300 undergrad and graduate degrees. For...

“…I absolutely love my university. If you plan on attending higher education for Pharmacy, Engineering or Business -- The University of Toledo is most definitely the choice for you. Also, if you happen to be outgoing and like meeting new people then...” – Kevin from Ashland, OH

Grambling State University

Founded by a group of African American farmers in 1901, Grambling State University is a 4-year public school in north central Louisiana. This Historically Black College and University is listed on the Louisiana African-American heritage trail. Part...

“…Grambling is a great place where Everybody is Somebody and by this I'm say that because this is the schools motto and they stick to it, no one is left unnoticed on the semi-big campus. Grambling is rated great for class and sticking wth traditon and...” – Lea from Grambling, LA

The College of New Jersey

Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, The College of New Jersey is a 4-year public institution in the Trenton area. TCNJ is home to seven colleges and schools including the oldest teacher-training program in the state. In addition to...

“…The classes are seriously great. As a member of the School of Culture and Society, mine are small (around 25 students) and while there is work, its not too much to handle if you know how to balance your time. The professors are nice and informative,...” – Alexandria from Westfield, NJ

Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a 4-year public school and urban research university based in northeast Ohio. Youngstown State awards undergraduate degrees in over 115 academic majors and is home to research centers including the Center of Excellence...

“…Its a fun place to stay at. The Rec Center is great. Not really a whole lot of people there.” – Andre from WARREN, OH

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, NY
Molloy College

Molloy College is a coeducational Catholic institution on Long Island. Molloy confers degrees in over 50 undergrad and graduate programs and the college is home to one of the largest nursing programs in the United States. As a Catholic college,...

“…At Molloy, you have to be try to not get involved in the campus life. There is always a ton of events going on and although it is a small school, the campus life is easily comparable to any larger school. I have been given opportunities here that I...” – Robert from Smithtown, NY

Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University is a health sciences institution associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Loma Linda campus is located in Southern California and is home to six hospitals where students gain real world experience. The university...

“…i think that Loma Linda has a lot to offer especially in what i want to major that's why i have chosen this college that i want to attend.” – Damien from fontana, CA

Union University

Founded in 1823, Union University is an evangelical Christian liberal arts institution in west Tennessee and the oldest university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Union confers undergraduate degrees in over 100 Christ-centered...

“…Union has a great Biology program. It also has a great introductory course to the Union environment that helps understand who they are and what they stand for.” – Alma from Columbia, TN

King University

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated and doctoral-level university that was founded in 1867 as King College. The main 135-acre campus centers around “The Oval,” a mall where all buildings intersect. The campus houses the Burke Observatory and...

“…King College is the most beautiful, peaceful, loving place to learn and excel. I have grown so much here, serving as the President of the Student Body, and Resident Assistant. It is truly an honor to be here, and all the professors are caring--you...” – Andre from Bristol, VA

Catholic University of America

The only university in the country originally founded by United States Catholic bishops, Catholic University of America is a Catholic research institution in Washington, DC. Catholic University is home to 12 schools granting bachelor’s degrees in...

“…Catholic has a great sense of community, there is a constant feeling of support and interest as a student. The academics are challenging, yet manageable. The faculty and student body is extremely welcoming and there is always aid available for...” – Shay from West Rutland, VT

Augusta University

With campus a short distance from the Savannah River, Augusta University is a public university in eastern Georgia. Augusta is home to 10 colleges and schools, including the Medical College of Georgia, the state’s flagship medical school and the...

“…While currently attending Georgia Health Sciences University (now known as Georgia Regents University), I can that I am more satisfied with the professors, education, and knowledge gained from this university than I anticipated. Previously I had...” – Heather from Woodstock, GA

St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University is a private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church. It is historically a women’s college and still confers bachelor’s degrees only to women, but men may take classes at the graduate and associate...

“…The things I learn in class, I can connect to my outside life. I took a history class last year and to help me study for the final, I watched Pearl Harbor at home and made connections! It was a fun way to help me study! Believe it or not, I also...” – Kayla from South St Paul, MN

Brandman University is a private institution created to help working adults improve their careers through education. With 25 campuses, some of which are located on military bases, as well as several programs offered entirely online, Brandman...

“…Brandman University was one of the best educational choices I have made. They make sure to work with you and your personal needs so that you can still receive a quality education with a busy lifestyle. I always feel challenged and that I am learning...” – Brittnee from Nipomo, CA

Kingston University London

Located just 25 minutes from central London, Kingston University offers internationally-recognized qualifications and welcomes around 100 new students from the USA every year, with many more on Study Abroad and exchange programs. Founded in 1899, the...

Spalding University

Founded in 1814 by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Spalding University is a 4-year institution in Louisville. Spalding grants bachelor’s degrees in 14 academic fields of study. All classes at Spalding follow a block schedule format where students...

“…Spalding is an amazing companionate school. Each professor I have had the pleasure to meet are truly interested in making sure your learn to your best ability and feel comfortable. Spalding also has an amazing campus and student body that are...” – Jaelin from Louisville, KY

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Health & Science University is a public institution based in Portland, OR, that operates two hospitals. The university is dedicated to research and training health professionals. OHSU is credited with developing stem cells from skin cells,...

“…Love this program!! It's worth the extra year of nursing school; I feel by the time I graduate, I will be a well-prepared nurse! ” – Sarah from Turner, OR

Gwynedd Mercy University

Gwynedd Mercy University is a private, Catholic institution with campuses in Lower Gwynedd Township, Philadelphia, and Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The university offers an E-STEM program that provides STEM students with a learning community, networking...

“…I am learning a lot pertaining my major. The teachers are well educated and know what they are talking about. Some are easier than other, but I believe that all depends on the content that is being taught and that the students are trying to learn.” – Current Student

CUNY Lehman College

CUNY Lehman College is a public institution affiliated with the City University of New York system and based in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City. The school offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum. Lehman College is part of the College...

“…This is a truly beautiful campus that somehow makes you think you are way out of the city. And...only a street away from the #4 Subway and 3 away from the D. It offers such a wide variety of programs and degrees: the arts, sciences, humanities,...” – Ahamed from Elmhurst, NY

With a campus adjacent to downtown Syracuse, Upstate Medical University is a medical school in the State University of New York system. SUNY Upstate features bachelor’s degrees in five medical subjects and all undergraduates enter as rising juniors....

Maryville University of Saint Louis

Founded in 1872, Maryville University of Saint Louis is a 4-year private school in the St. Louis metro area. Maryville grants undergraduate degrees in over 65 academic majors featuring a comprehensive liberal arts and professional curriculum. In...

“…Hard working and helpful academic advisers. Knowledgeable professors. Schedule Flexibility.” – Samantha from Ofallon, MO

Established in 1860, SUNY Downstate Medical Center is a private, medical education institution and urban service center established in Brooklyn, New York. The college offers over 30 health-centric degree programs through the colleges of Medicine,...

Founded by Massachusetts General Hospital, the MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate-level medical school in Boston. US News & World Report ranks MGH Institute’s Physical Therapy department number eight in the nation and its Speech...