prospective male nurse


I am new to all nurses. I am a 15 year old boy in scotland. I will be 16 this year and starting my 5th my second last year of highschool. I want to be a nurse and help people. I want to be an adult nurse. Because of the way things have worked out I will not have the required science qualifications to go straight to uni from school at 17 years old. I am thincking of doing a hnc healthcare at college. Is this a good idea. I have rung the colleges and been told i would be a good candaite as i should have 3 highers and some intermediates. I also do the duke of edinburgh award, valounteer with beaver scouts. would doing an hnc healthcare be a good idea.


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Silverdragon102, BSN

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Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 35 years experience.

You could always go to college and aim to get required qualifications. Nothing says you need to go straight into nursing course and sometimes gaining a bit of experience helps. I was 20 when I went to nursing school and preferred having that experience before hand. I also joined the TA as a medic at 18 which also gave me an insight and maybe an option for you