I just joined this forum because I needed some critical planning advice on what I should do.
My interest in becoming a nurse seems to be getting harder and harder to attain.
I am a 22-year old male student currently taking classes under a Biological Sciences degree in a community college. After taking the classes I need for my major (ochem, bio, math, physic, etc), I will be transferring to a 4-year University to finish off my BS in Biological Sciences.
My grades are not by any means stellar nor do I have much experience in this field as well. However, I am more than convinced being a nurse/nurse practitioner is what I want to do. I don't know why but it strikes me hard like concrete and am willing to work hard/harder to get there. With that said, I am a bit confused on what my courses of actions should be. Or rather, just confused on the steps altogether. As mentioned, my plan is to simply finish school and obtain my 4-year BS in Biological Sciences at the University. (University of California - not sure which one yet). Once I obtain this degree, do I then apply for a BSN degree? Or was my BSN degree what I finished in the University? I am a bit lost because BSN (Bachelors in Science - Nursing), isn't what I am enrolled under. I am enrolled as BS - Biological Sciences. Can I apply to Nursing school with a BS in BioSci? Or does it have to be Nursing?
Another thing I want to mention is the fact that I absolutely just abhor organic chemistry. I managed to pass the first series of O'Chem with a B (but only due to class curve). I don't really understand it and I would at all costs avoid it if there is such a way. Just want to clarify, I do have to finish O'chem correct? Another subject is Calculus. My prior school (University) offered 3-parts of General Calculus. I completed the first two and took a very long break haven't yet completed the third. Now I don't even remember the basis of calculus and going into the 3rd portion of Calculus seems impossible for me to pass the class.
Just to clarify, prior to my current community college that I'm attending, I've attended a UC where I received a GPA of 2.4. ( I know, pathetic). With that, I transferred to a community college where my standing GPA is currently a 3.0. What can I do to salvage my chances of getting into Nursing school given that I will work much harder to pull up my GPA?
So far, I've taken 2/3 courses of Calculus, 3/3 General Chemistry, 1/2 Organic Chemistry, and 1 Year of English. That's about all I think of that might be related to the nursing school requirements.
Also, can someone tell me the succession of steps that are needed after I graduate with my degree in Bio Sci? Please include test takings, applying for nursing school, courses chronologically if at all possible, thanks.
I know this seems like a HUGE task for some, but I'm sure with all the work you guys have been through, this is nothing. =P
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