I live in California and I am trying to be a Nurse. I would like to be a pediatrician. I am trying to go to Palomar or MiraCosta community college and then transfer to California State University or University of California. Which ever is better for nursing. I needed help on what classes exactly I needed to become a nurse. Starting with my associates then bachelors and so on.
Getting all of your general ed and nursing prereqs knocked out at a community college and then transferring into a CSU/UC BSN program is a solid plan, though as the pp mentioned it's not necessary to get an associate's degree before transferring. You need to follow either the CSU or IGETC (for UC's) transfer pattern for your general ed classes in order to qualify as an upper-division transfer student. You'll also need to complete all of the prerequisites specific to the nursing programs
you'll be applying to (usually anatomy, physiology, micro, nutrition, psych, etc); BSN programs in CA tend to have slightly
different admissions requirements from school to school so just make sure to read all of the fine print before you apply anywhere. Assist.org
is a great place to start and will tell you EXACTLY which classes each nursing program
requires, and it would probably be a good idea to meet with a counselor to make sure you're on the right track. Good luck!
Last edit by ScientistSalarian on Oct 7, '13