While rejection is an inevitable part of life, there is always a new door waiting to be opened. If you have received a rejection letter for nursing school, don’t give up yet! There are several ways to get back on track with your career goals.

One option is to apply to a different medical or healthcare program. There are numerous critical roles to fill in the healthcare system and many of those careers do not require a four-year degree. The College of Health Care Professions offers certificates and associate degrees that provide direct patient care in fields similar to nursing. Here are four examples: 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree

With an Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, you’ll have the opportunity to work directly with patients in clinics, hospitals, and long-term care facilities. Students will have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate scanning techniques and protocols of the abdomen, superficial suctures, and obstetrics/gynecology in the laboratory and clinical settings, integrating the lectures with clinical education. We offer this program at our Austin, Fort Worth, Houston Northwest, McAllen, and Northwest San Antonio campuses.

Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist Certificate

Learn how to become a Limited X-Ray Technologist through CHCP’s Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist Program! This is a highly specialized roill allow you to work closely with patients by setting up and operating the X-ray machine and related equipment. With CHCP’s training, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue roles that can help physicians make accurate diagnoses to provide the best care for their patients. We offer this program at our Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston Northwest, Houston Southwest, McAllen, and Northwest San Antonio campuses.

Surgical Technologist Associate Degree

Want to be at the heart of the operating room? Then an Associate Degree in Surgical Technology may be a good choice for you! The surgical technologist training at CHCP is designed to help you prepare to take the certification exam and become a surgical technologist. As a surgical technologist, you’ll assist surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses during various surgical procedures, playing a critical role in patient care. We offer this program at our Austin, Dallas, Houston Northwest, and North San Antonio campuses.

Medical Assistant Certificate

While working alongside doctors and nurses (in both clinical and administrative capacities), medical assistants regularly use their knowledge of anatomy, medical terminology, time management, and clinical skills to care for patients. This career offers flexibility and the benefit of performing varying day-to-day tasks. Medical assistants are needed in a variety of settings, including (but not limited to) hospitals, medical clinics, medical labs, and medical research facilities. CHCP offers the Medical Assistant Program at all of our campuses in Texas as well as an online Medical Assisting Certificate Program for added flexibility.

If you are seeking training for a career in healthcare, a degree in the medical field is possible with The College of Health Care Professions. Contact our admissions team today!