Do you know anyone who has actually gone from being an RN with a BSN to actually going to and completing Med school? What can you tell me about their experience?
I have 2 more years until I finish my RN.
One of the psychiatric residents who rotated through my service a few years ago had gone to nursing school. She went directly from finishing a BSN to medical school (well, not directly, but she never worked as an RN).
Many years ago, I had about 4 BSN classmates who went to med school right after college graduation. A few other classmates went to law school. They all just had to take the undergraduate courses that qualified them for admission to the graduate programs of their choice.
One of my classmates made it known which medical school she hoped to attend. She had the academic abilities to do it. Recently I noticed that she completed a successful career as a nurse. I imagine that most people with med school aspirations instead of nursing, never achieve that goal.
I deployed with a general surgeon who started his Army career as an ICU nurse.
My sister in law is in her 2nd year of med school and is doing exceedingly well. She always knew her draw was more towards medicine, but finished her BSN and after about two years on a cardiac floor decided to go back. She of course worked her ass off finishing prereqs and studying for MCAT. It can be an incredibly grueling route.
I am five years into nursing and on her same path. Nursing has been a flexible and interesting career, but medicine has always been my desired route. My husband and I are not having kids, and I'm not getting younger. It's hard to lose the paycheck though (in the midst of the process, of course), and juggle postbacc classes and the nursing gig.
If you're serious about coming a physician, I strongly recommend using Student Doctor Network as your forum from now on, not this one. Start exploring!
Many nurses have gone on to become successful physicians. I personally have taken years to weigh it all out and needed to. Let me know if you have questions. Good luck OP!
I worked with an Anesthesiologist who was an OR nurse who went back to Medical School.
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