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Current Medical Assistant-looking to RN?

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Has 6 years experience.

I am looking to get some good advice :) a little about me, I am a 30 year old with 3 kids between the ages of 9 to 2.5. I have been working as a Medical Assistant in Family Medicine for 6 years in January. I had thought I wanted to become a Physicians Assistant, but after much consideration-I think Nursing (which my mom has told me since I was 19, but I never listened to her and needed a faster route) is the best plan for me. I would like recommendations on really good programs, or if there are any hybrid with covid and everything going on. I currently live in Washington state but have family in Texas, and we have considered moving to Tennesse in the future. My husband said to find a program (and place to live) that is good and that I can commit to the 2 years for a program. I have most of the prereqs done, Id just like to take anatomy and physiology over since I had a C in both of them (I had just have a baby, taking three classes, and working 40 hours a week). Help! :)

 

Christine

Sour Lemon

Has 11 years experience.

1 hour ago, Christineranaway said:

I am looking to get some good advice 🙂 a little about me, I am a 30 year old with 3 kids between the ages of 9 to 2.5. I have been working as a Medical Assistant in Family Medicine for 6 years in January. I had thought I wanted to become a Physicians Assistant, but after much consideration-I think Nursing (which my mom has told me since I was 19, but I never listened to her and needed a faster route) is the best plan for me. I would like recommendations on really good programs, or if there are any hybrid with covid and everything going on. I currently live in Washington state but have family in Texas, and we have considered moving to Tennesse in the future. My husband said to find a program (and place to live) that is good and that I can commit to the 2 years for a program. I have most of the prereqs done, Id just like to take anatomy and physiology over since I had a C in both of them (I had just have a baby, taking three classes, and working 40 hours a week). Help! 🙂

 

Christine

It doesn't make a lot of sense to move to someplace because you think they have a good two year nursing program. Many of them are competitive entry. What if you don't make the cut?

Have you researched schools in your area? Is there some other reason why you feel the need to move?

Christineranaway

Has 6 years experience.

On 10/31/2020 at 11:30 AM, Sour Lemon said:

It doesn't make a lot of sense to move to someplace because you think they have a good two year nursing program. Many of them are competitive entry. What if you don't make the cut?

Have you researched schools in your area? Is there some other reason why you feel the need to move?

Yes We are wanting to Move out of Washington, thinking of Tennessee/Texas

On 10/31/2020 at 9:29 AM, Christineranaway said:

I am looking to get some good advice 🙂 a little about me, I am a 30 year old with 3 kids between the ages of 9 to 2.5. I have been working as a Medical Assistant in Family Medicine for 6 years in January. I had thought I wanted to become a Physicians Assistant, but after much consideration-I think Nursing (which my mom has told me since I was 19, but I never listened to her and needed a faster route) is the best plan for me. I would like recommendations on really good programs, or if there are any hybrid with covid and everything going on. I currently live in Washington state but have family in Texas, and we have considered moving to Tennesse in the future. My husband said to find a program (and place to live) that is good and that I can commit to the 2 years for a program. I have most of the prereqs done, Id just like to take anatomy and physiology over since I had a C in both of them (I had just have a baby, taking three classes, and working 40 hours a week). Help! 🙂

 

Christine

I would retake your science classes before planning your next step.