How do I become a registered nurse?

By | November 9, 2015

I am currently a 3rd year biochemistry student and originally I had wanted to go to medical school or even pharm school, but with a 3.2 gpa my chances are basically none. I was wondering how can I switch into an accredited nursing school? I read online that a lot of people are struggling to land a job with a degree in biochem even with a master’s degree. Anyways, a lab assistant is not something I look forward to. Can I drop out of my university to a local community college get a license via that route?

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2 thoughts on “How do I become a registered nurse?

  1. UKnowUWantMe

    best way i found is to go to community college for your prerequisits and then transfer to a cal state or uc…cal state’s cheaper! Then sign up for the nursing program. You’ll need to submit your application during their enrollment period (it’s usually around the same time for most schools) if you’re accepted they’ll tell you what classes you’ll need to take to be able to take the state board test…best bachelors for nursing is a BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing) and if you have both your RN license and BSN getting a job should be a breeze…and starting wage is around $60,000/year with no experience.

  2. Diane A

    You can transfer to a community college RN, but I would consider transferring to a bachelors RN program, as you are nearly there anyway. Or finish the bachelors you are in now while awaiting getting into a nursing program, or finding an accelerated RN program for someone with a bachelors already.

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