This question is directed towards those nurses and nursing students who had received a b.s. (Preferably in Biology) prior to attending nursing school. I currently have a degree in Biology (pre medicine) and am considering applying to the BSN program at MSU Denver for Spring 2019 start. I have talked to numerous former Biology students who are currently enrolled in nursing programs
and they all say the same thing when I ask about their programs ease and intensity and whether or not a degree in Biology prepared them for nursing school. I get a resounding, "This is the easiest thing I have ever done." Honestly, these responses terrify me more than they ease my mind. Can nursing school really be as easy as my friends say or are they just trying to sound "cool?"
So, to all my fellow Bio friends, did your degree in Biology prepare you for nursing school and in what ways? Where do you feel that your background in Bio helped and where might it have hurt?
@RNperdiem Thank you for the reply! I just love that this forum exists so that everyone can feel encouraged and supported! Most of my friends are in their final semester and I have a few just starting out. I completely understand your point about having an advantage being familiar with college level courses. It will definitely be helpful as far as time management goes and knowing what will be expected of me.
Did you find that nursing school was a healthy mix of science based and clinical based coursework or mostly clinical practices based on a basic understanding of science? My science background is very strong having taking courses in Advanced Human Physiology, Advanced Human Anatomy, Immunology, Histology, Neurobiology, Genetics, etc. With that being said, a pre medicine degree is good for just that (all the stuff you need to know before going to med school, PA school or PT school). As far as patient treatment is concerned, that information is minimal at best. I am so nervous about attending nursing school and I am just hoping that these BIO courses will benefit me in some way. I am so unsure about what to expect.
Again, thank you for your reply and guidance.
Last edit by Eboehler on Mar 14