I agree with the above posts. The University of Phoenix does not currently have a Nursing Program. The school offers degrees in nursing to people who are already Registered Nurses. The University also offers non-nursing degrees to people who want to work in health care. Therefore, be sure to talk to the local Nursing Programs or an Academic Advisor to get a better sense of the courses you need to take over the next few years
By the way, there is not a set standard that is consistent among all schools. However, most schools require a set of courses (pre-requisites) along with other requirements before
you will be able to apply to a nursing program. Some of the above posters listed quite a few. Note: the competition for entry into most schools is stiff! Thus, be sure to earn A's in your required courses and max out your points in all other areas!
Furthermore, if and when you graduate from a Nursing Program, you will not be
a Registered Nurse. You must pass a National Exam (NCLEX) and apply for your state license.
Basically the journey to become a Registered Nurse is long arduous, but I hear it is all worth it in the end! There are many threads on this website that can answer many of your questions and might clear up much of your confusion. Here is one: http://allnurses.com/forums/f8/have-...ad-180528.html
. Good luck and