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

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    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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    Yeah, it irks me, too. I have always cautioned people that they aren't "in medicine," but rather "in nursing." Two different things.
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    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.
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    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
    priorities2, besaangel, snuggles49, and 13 others like this.
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    And listening to others "pipe dreams" doesn't annoy me. Had my husband not followed his, he wouldn't be where he is today.
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    Nah. What bugs me is patients who ask for fried chicken after a heart cath.
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    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!
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    Quote from Tait
    Nah. What bugs me is patients who ask for fried chicken after a heart cath.
    High five.
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    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.
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    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.
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