So here's the deal, I originally wanted to get into law school, but after heavily weighing on my decision, I eventually wanted to get into nursing. However, the truth is, I originally applied to be a pre-nursing major, but because of my school's stringent requirements, I missed my opportunity because I couldn't get into 2-3 classes that are essential for the degree, leaving me the option to continue my major in history. Of course, now I am only left with the option of going to nursing through grad-school, but unfortunately, the other problem is that I'm going to graduate very soon (in the next 2 semesters or so) and the only nursing pre-req class I managed to take was human anatomy, psychology of adults (or developmental psychology) and (in most schools) anthropology. So in a nutshell, I can't take any nursing pre-reqs (but I could be very wrong) but I'm still hoping to get into nursing, if at all possible.
A friend of mine suggested that at the worst case, I'll have to attend a JC to become a RN (that's how she did it), but can anyone suggest any ideas on what to do? I am aware that nursing schools (all of them) require a plethora of classes to even apply, but it would appear I'm in some trouble there. So does anyone have any suggestions?
So here's the short list; My situation is:
1. Want to go into nursing, but got interested WAY too late
2. Only managed to take 3 (or more, depending on some schools) pre-reqs for nursing school after undergrad
3. Graduating in 2 semesters an will use those semesters to wrap up my major (so may leave only 1 or 2 classes open to take)
Dec 29, '13
I'm not sure if everyone here really understands the situation. I'll start from the beginning; I am currently a history major in [insert school name]. The thing is, I want to go into nursing. However, I cannot enter my school's nursing program because I failed to take all the necessary pre-reqs courses by the time I have made my decision; should I attempt to finish all the pre-reqs, I may have to virtually start school all over again. Even if I wanted to get into nursing right now, I may not be able to because I am already 90% there in graduating out of my school with a BA in history, which brings me up to my next plan/issue: going to nursing school after my current undergrad school. However, another problem with that plan; like entry for my school's nursing program, all schools require various requirements, which I am unsure of completing before graduation. It's not just a school I'm afraid about, but many schools because I have not been able to take even the most basic, common reqs (human nutrition and biochemistry). So, I guess the main question is, can anyone help me in what to do to go to a nursing school with only a part of the reqs (list in original post) done? Any comment would be much obliged
Last edit by VitruvianMan on Dec 30, '13