Preparing for Nursing School

Sponsored by the MGH Institute of Health Professions - Online Prerequisites Program

Start Date:
Spring 2019

Registration Fee:

Who Should Attend:
Students returning to school after a long break to make a career change and become a nurse.

Students in the process of completing science prerequisites and applying to nursing school.

Students who want to brush up on their skills of organization and learning for study as a health care professional.


Course Overview

In this course you will work with your team of Faculty Guide and Peer Mentor to discover and practice skills of organization and learning that will prepare you for Nursing School.

The course consists of 7 modules; all can be completed at your own pace. We estimate that each module will take 3 hours or less of your time. You have access to all course resources for up to 6 months.

By the end of the course you will have developed strategies and an individualized plan that will prepare you to do your best as a student in nursing school.


By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Identify and apply the skills and strategies needed to prepare for nursing school.

2. Create an individualized plan to maintain readiness as a learner.

3. Consider strategies for making changes necessary to prepare yourself for nursing school.

4. Effectively navigate and use an electronic resource to guide your learning.



Nicola Contreras, RN, MSN
Course Author and Faculty Guide

Nicola is an experienced nurse, nursing instructor, and academic success advisor. She has worked with nursing students in vocational, associate degree, and bachelor degree nursing programs.

She believes that, in order for nursing students to be successful, they must be well prepared for the unique demands and challenges of nursing school and the health professions.

How to Register

Add this workshop to your cart using the Enroll Now button at the top right of this page, then proceed with Checkout. You will be asked to quickly create an IHP username and password if you do not already have one. With an IHP account, you will have access to our learning management system, which may or may not be utilized by this course faculty. You can use this account to sign up for any future IHP Continuing Education offerings you may want to participate in.

Payment Options

Debit/Credit Card
 - We recommend registering through this catalog and paying with a debit or credit card for optimal efficiency.

Personal Check
 - If using this method, please contact Yolanda Mendez Rainey, to confirm enrollment into this course. Make check payable to "MGH Institute of Health Professions" and send with attention to:

Yolanda Mendez Rainey - CIPSI
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund, less administrative fee of $7 if cancellation is received prior to July 9, 2018. To cancel, send your cancellation request via email to the Office of Continuing and Professional Development. Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice. Cancellations received after July 9, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation of activity: In the very unlikely event that IHP cancels or postpones the activity due to circumstances beyond its control, IHP CPD's will be limited to refund of paid registration fees.

Contact Us

For any additional questions regarding this Course or the registration process, please contact:

Yolanda Mendez Rainey - Operations Manager
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Center for Interprofessional Studies and Innovation 
Phone: 617-724-6362

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Price: $399.00