I am thinking of getting a certificate or an A.S. degree in a biotech field such as genomics or immunology. I am thinking that this could help my candidacy as well as the knowledge since a lot of DNA tests are being done to identify cancers and other things. My pre-re grades are good, but my undergrad grades of 20 years ago aren't. So, perhaps this additional degree can help.
I also think that since many nursing schools here in California are impacted, and you wind up getting wait-listed for 6 to 18 months, I figure I might be able to get a job in a lab while I wait to get into nursing school.
What do you think of this? Am I going to far "off center" and not focusing enough on being a nurse or what?
I would love to get into UCSF's MEPN accelerated program. But I'll take what I can get!