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by alyssaaw94 alyssaaw94 (New) New

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So I feel like I have a change of hearts in terms of my career goals. I know nursing has a lot of avenues to take, but I don’t think I want to do it anymore. I think I want to get into family medicine. Question is, well I have a couple, can I earn my bachelors of science of nursing (I know, I know, I just said I don’t want to do nursing but I meant long-term) as a bridge to med school? Also if I don’t take that route, (if possible) a bachelors of what major do you think is best to take for med school?

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llg has 43 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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There are nurses who go to med school.   So yes, you can do that.   However, you will need to take all of the courses that medical schools want you to take in order to qualify for entry into their med school.   That might mean taking a few extra classes.

To find out what courses you need to take you to be eligible for medical school, you'll need to talk with the med schools themselves -- or perhaps a pre-med adviser at your undergraduate school.   The nurses on this board are experts in nursing -- and not experts in medical school requirements.   Talk to the med schools and/or the pre-med adviser at your university to learn about med school requirements.

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Lurkndmurk has 1 years experience as a LPN.

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You could consider becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner as well

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labordude has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D, OBED, NICU, Lactation.

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Happy to talk with you about my experiences and what I know. I'm in a formal post-baccalaureate premedical program right now. Spent a few more years in nursing than I anticipated, but it will make me a better doctor in the end.

Major doesn't matter as long as you get the prereqs done and do well on the MCAT.

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