At first, applying to college may seem like an overwhelming task. But here’s the truth: you’ve already done the hard part. Now it’s just time to put it all on paper. Following this step-by-step guide, applying to college will be easier than you could have ever imagined.
When I first started nursing school, I felt nervous and excited. I knew that I was called to be a nurse, yet I knew nothing about nursing. I did not even know how to take a blood pressure. Despite my lack of knowledge related to nursing, I decided to pursue it anyway.
Several programs at Northwest University were recently recognized by Colleges of Distinction, an informational college resource for students, parents, and guidance counselors. This service looks at how colleges support and inspire students in addition to important qualities like academics. We were honored to see our business, education, and nursing programs all honored as programs of distinction.
Northwest University cares deeply about the spiritual vitality of its students. Chapel is held multiple times a week, giving students the opportunity to worship and grow together. But it doesn’t stop there. Faith plays a role in the daily lives of students in the classroom and in student living areas.
“Clint, I have a word from God for you.” I half expected to turn around and find a wizened, old prophet wearing a long robe and sporting a staff in his hand. Instead, the oracle was none other than Dr. Jim Heugel, Northwest University’s provost, sneaking up behind me at various gatherings to drop the seed of an idea that would alter the course of my Fall 2017 semester for the better.
Christian Universities Online ranked Northwest University among the West’s 25 best Christian colleges for 2017. At number seven, NU ranked ahead of schools like Seattle Pacific and Biola. Rankings were based on the following criteria: faculty-to-student ratio, scholarships, selectivity, retention rate, and graduation rate.
I always wanted to be a nurse. As a little girl, I set the badly broken bones of beloved baby dolls, bandaged the critical surgical wounds of my treasured teddy bears, and instilled a variety of watercolor “medications” into the floppy ears of a favorite stuffed hippopotamus. I had no backup plan; I just wanted to be a nurse. And then one day, years into my nursing career, a thought from out of the blue changed my world: Maybe it would be fun teaching nursing.
In today’s job market, a college degree is essential to secure most careers. Nearly as important as a quality bachelor’s degree is a strong internship. Most companies are hoping to hire people with both the academic knowledge that comes with a degree and the real-world experience that only an internship can bring.
If you are asking yourself “Why should I attend a Christian college?” it may be helpful to weigh the data, and also gain perspectives from real college students attending a Christian university. Many Christian colleges, such as Northwest University (NU), offer a thriving student body and faculty committed to delivering an academically rigorous education.