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Choose a college that you will like for four years. Be sure the nursing program is an accredited program. In this present job climate hospitals are looking for a BSN. You will study all areas of nursing and will special after you graduate. Most specialty areas require some med-surg experience for at least a year before the will consider you for the specialty. The nursing job market is tight right now and many nurses are having difficulty finding employment in a hospital setting. There are some areas of the country, like California, that have as high as a 47% unemployment rate of new grads.
You need to focus heavy on biology, math and the sciences in high school. A&P if offered. Get some volunteer hours under your belt. Get your GPA s high as you can for the market for applicants is competitive and are looking for a 3.5 and greater and SAT scores >1600-1700. My daughter is going through this process now she is a junior.