Recently, I made a decision to switch my goals from a physician to a physician assistant; and am now considering changing to nursing. I've failed upper division organic once and dropped it two times. I can't seem to be able to grasp the material enough and can't finish the tests in under 40 minutes. I've thought about applying for DSS for test anxiety but wondering what's the best route to take in general. I also am in upper division anatomy and probably going to just pass. Would it be wise to just go for nursing and finish all prerequisites literally in 2 quarters and apply for nursing school
connected w/ my college? I would also consider academic forgiveness to remove the failed organic and physics class as well. Otherwise, it could take me almost 1-2 years just to get my B.S in biology due to not passing organic and more then likely a not so great GPA. The teacher in my school gives us 40 minutes or less in biology major organic classes for tests and it would probably take me 1-1/2 due to anxiety and making sure I'm accessing the question correctly.
Winter and Spring quarter this year as of now won't benefit my PA- path that much. Only teacher teaching organic is a tough grader, intense, and made me look extremely stupid in front of class when I asked a question. Basically, that would be a waste of my time and I could use those quarters to finish all pre-reqs for nursing. I know the health organic/ nursing is a lot easier in comparison to pre-med level. If I did nursing I could always pursue NP degree in future once I've matured and gained actual experience.
Please let me know if you have any advice or suggestions in this matter?
Nov 13, '17
Literally the last 2 quarters being winter and spring no classes offered will benefit my pa-path. I could literally knock out all nursing pre-requisites. My dad has a master's in nursing so genetically and environmentally not really surprising we would have some intellectual similarities. I think RN would give me experience and mature me for the medical field. I'm really only interested in stuff relating to humans and things outside of that I just don't have much of an interest. Like I hated comparative anatomy and could care less about variation across species and all that. My grandma is also a high up RN and has connections which could helps me getting in a nursing school worse come to worst if they don't have any openings in my area. Nursing school would take me same time as trying to get my B.S. in biology due to setbacks. They only offer certain classes per quarter and in sequence. That's why I'm like nursing may be the best and an nurse practitioner in the future would be more to my liking then PA since they don't need doctor approval for everything.
Last edit by Dustin20 on Nov 13, '17
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