It really annoys me when nurses say they are going to go to med school... It really annoys me when nurses say they are going to go to med school... | allnurses

It really annoys me when nurses say they are going to go to med school...

  1. 1 I see a lot of posts by nurses who think they are going to go to med school. A pre-med BS and BSN are totally different school tracks.....if you are an RN, it is almost impossible to move on to med school without getting a totally new bachelor's degree. In fact, as an RN it is almost impossible to become a PA without taking at **** load of new classes. Does this pipe dream annoy anyone else??
    Last edit by Esme12 on May 8, '13 : Reason: TOS/profanity/use of letters and symbols
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  3. Visit  applewhitern profile page
    #1 8
    Yeah, it irks me, too. I have always cautioned people that they aren't "in medicine," but rather "in nursing." Two different things.
  4. Visit  stephanie. profile page
    #2 24
    I disagree to some extent. I looked into med school back home they said if an applicant didn't have a science based degree they would just have to take the appropriate sciences before being accepted. Medical schools prefer an applicant to have a degree based in biology or chemistry, however its not required.

    If a nurse wants to go to med school- then good for her/him.
  5. Visit  ChristineN profile page
    #3 17
    Quote from stephanie.
    I disagree to some extent. I looked into med school back home they said if an applicant didn't have a science based degree they would just have to take the appropriate sciences before being accepted. Medical schools prefer an applicant to have a degree based in biology or chemistry, however its not required.

    If a nurse wants to go to med school- then good for her/him.
    I agree. I have worked with a doctor who is also an RN and he is one of the best dr I ever worked with. If I did not want a family I myself might more seriously consider med school. It does not bother me one bit when nurses look into or attend med school
  6. Visit  stephanie. profile page
    #4 17
    And listening to others "pipe dreams" doesn't annoy me. Had my husband not followed his, he wouldn't be where he is today.
  7. Visit  Tait profile page
    #5 91
    Nah. What bugs me is patients who ask for fried chicken after a heart cath.
  8. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
    #6 9
    Nope. Doesn't bother me. I knew I wasn't going into "medicine" but now I wonder if I should change tracks--it's the lack of desire regarding the responsibility that makes me not do it. And doctors that were nurses? I think it's similar to military officers who were once enlisted--they are the best

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  9. Visit  stephanie. profile page
    #7 11
    Quote from Tait
    Nah. What bugs me is patients who ask for fried chicken after a heart cath.
    High five.
  10. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #8 2
    There are physicians who were once nurses, so getting accepted into medical school with a BSN degree is possible. It's very difficult, but still possible.

    In addition, one of my former OB/GYNs had a BA in general business before getting admitted into medical school. He never earned a premed BS degree. Rather, he took the science prereqs while completing a business degree.
  11. Visit  megank5183 profile page
    #9 1
    It is pretty darn near impossible to get into med school with a nursing degree. It's not that I don't want people to follow their dreams, but it is very unrealistic. There are a lot of hard science courses that are required that BSN students simply don't take. Nursing and medicine are totally different specialties....Just a pet peeve of mine.
  12. Visit  Altra profile page
    I work with physicians whose undergraduate degrees include biology, biochemistry ... and anthropology and French translation. Med school admission requirements are generally 2 semesters each of bio, chem, organic chem, calculus and physics. If you complete those it doesn't particularly matter what your degree is in.
  13. Visit  meandragonbrett profile page
    Quote from megank5183
    It is pretty darn near impossible to get into med school with a nursing degree. It's not that I don't want people to follow their dreams, but it is very unrealistic. There are a lot of hard science courses that are required that BSN students simply don't take. Nursing and medicine are totally different specialties....Just a pet peeve of mine.
    No, it is not unrealistic. Not in the least. Not all BSN programs are created equal. Are you saying that people don't go back to school and complete the prerequisites that they don't possess? Because it seems to be that is what is being implied.

    There are lots of people who have gone back to medical school after nurse school. It's not a needle in a haystack as you have suggested.

    Find a new pet peeve.
  14. Visit  MrsCuoco profile page
    I don't ever begrudge anyone their dreams...if someone says they're going to do something, great. It's not my business whether they fail or succeed or are just dreaming out loud. Doesn't affect me.

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