Quote from judit4424
It seems like I just cant find the right person to answer my questions. I am Currently in College in their CNA program. I have decided to become an OB. Do I become a nurse first and have a BSN in it, then go to medical school? How would that process be? What would I have to do? How long would it take?
If you want to be an Obstetrics Physician, nursing school
is not a part of the process. Medical school and nursing school are two different paths. One is not a stepping stone to the other.
If you want to be a physician, by all means, go to medical school.
If you want to be an OB nurse, then pursue nursing school and specialize after you have completed your program of study.
Nursing school has two levels of entry: a 2 year associates degree which results in an RN, or a 4 year Bachelors degree which results in a BSN. Both routes will make you eligible to take NCLEX-RN. There are multiple schools
of thought on why one is better than the other, but that's another story entirely. (Consider cost, market demand, etc)
From what I understand, medical school requires an undergraduate "pre-med" type major like Biology or something similar (depends on area, degrees offered, etc). Then you apply to graduate school, which is medical school. There you will begin your courses which include roughly 4 years of study, PLUS 2-6 years of residency depending on specialty area and things like that.
*i am not familiar with medical school as I never applied, but this is a basic overview of what I understand
**also, please note that the best information would come from an academic advisor at the college you want to pursue. If that's medical or nursing school, ask the advisors about courses you need to take and the path you need to follow to achieve your goal
I hope this begins to answer your question.