I Am 16 Going In 17 I Will Be Graduation In Late August .


I Won't to become an Rn but Im trying to see what's best should I get my Cna or my Bsn first . I really need some money cause of family issus , I love helping people Thts why I won't to become an nurse I also love helping sick people . Can any one help me

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

First of all, you may want to spend some time with your Counselor to get a better idea of exactly what is included in a nursing education - for a BSN, you will be looking at about 5 years of college. If you don't have a good math and science background, you may end up having to take quite a few non-credit (prep) courses when you begin your college education. If that is the case, the best option is a Community College because it will be much less expensive.

Go ahead and investigate several nursing programs in which you are interested. Take a look at their requirements, cost, and eligibility requirements. Most BSN programs are actually a 2-step process. The first two years are spent in your general education (pre-requisite) classes. Afterward, you have to apply to the nursing program. Admission to most programs is extremely competitive. Even though their catalog may say that you only need a 3.0 GPA, the actual requirement is likely to be > 3.5 because so many people are trying to get into nursing school.

You may also want to take a look at other health care careers such as respiratory therapy or radiology tech which require only 2 years of education. The general education requirements for most healthcare programs are very similar, so you would probably be able to transfer them to a nursing program later on if you choose to do so.

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