I am a college senior waiting to hear back from a few nursing programs
. However, a big part of me wants to drop nursing and go MD. I had originally chose to get my BSN because I didn't want to go to school for an additional 7+ years. I want to have a family and be a great mother, while enjoying a great career. However, the more I read about medicine, the more I want to go to medical school. I would love to be an OBGYN, but I know they have crazy schedules. A few female doctors have suggested family practice as it has better scheduling and I can deliver babies, work with women, and many more.
I don't want to go into medical school blind and find out my 3rd year that I don't like it and wish I would have gotten my BSN. Does anyone have any suggestions or thoughts?? I only lack 3 courses to finish med school prereqs... Thanks.
Quote from forevernursem
Also, to become an NP you would have to get a BSN (4 years) plus 2 years of NP school, so thats 6 years all together, if you go full time. That's not including if you take time off from school just to work or gain experience. So, thats still a lot of schooling.
The OP notes that s/he is currently a college senior. If s/he finishes out a degree in anything else, s/he could get into a direct entry NP program that would take only three years, or ABSN program followed by an MSN NP program that would also take only ~three years. It would not take six years for someone who already has a degree. Even without going through an accelerated BSN program, people who already have all their prerequisites done can, if they are willing to move to wherever they can get into a program, transfer into a traditional BSN program that is set up as two years of general ed and two years of nursing (as many are), and finish a traditional BSN in around two years (followed by a two-year MSN program to become an NP).
Last edit by elkpark on Jul 3