I am 20 years old and currently in a community college taking some basic courses(my first semester). What type of schooling is needed to pursue a nursing career? I know there are sperate nursing colleges (at least I think there are) when do you attend one of those. I am interested in being a OB/GYN nurse, but that may change in time. How long do you go to school to became a nurse I know it would be different times for different types of nurses, but what is the avg.? Thanks everyone and I will be looking forward to hearing your replies.