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Qualifications to be in Nursing school

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jenc19 jenc19 (New) New

Well to start off I'm a senior in high school this year and I'm starting to apply to colleges such as CSULB. My main goal is to become a nurse but their is one problem. I have no Idea if I want to start out in Pre-Nursing or as a RN. Also I'm confused about the qualification on getting into a Nursing school. Do I need to take some basic science classes at the college before I apply to a Nursing school? What are the qualifications to be in a Nursing school in California?

I have no Idea if I want to start out in Pre-Nursing or as a RN.

I have no idea what you mean by this. You need to take Pre-Nursing classes or "Pre-Reqs" before you get to nsg school and become an RN.

Also I'm confused about the qualification on getting into a Nursing school. Do I need to take some basic science classes at the college before I apply to a Nursing school? What are the qualifications to be in a Nursing school in California?

Assuming you're referring to a generic BSN program, I would say your first 2 years will be "Pre-Nursing" and then, your last 2 years will be Nursing school. You will apply to nsg school during your 2nd year at the university. I don't live in Cali, but I believe this to be true. And, um, do some research on how to get into a program you want...

iPink, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, Postpartum. Has 8 years experience.

'Pre-nursing' just means you are taking the required prequisite courses (or required courses) needed to get into the Nursing program. Two-year community colleges will offer an Associates of Science of Nursing (ASN/ADN) degree. The 4-year universities offer BSN (Bachelors of Science of Nursing). When you graduate from either of those institutions with your degree, you will need to take the RN licensure exam called the NCLEX to use the 'RN' title as well as practice as one.

An RN is still an RN whether with an ASN/ADN, BSN, or MSN degree. If you are interested in nursing, then you should find out what is required to take for the nursing program at your school of choice. Every school is different, but usually Anatomy & Physiology 1 and 2, Microbiology, Psychology, Chemistry, Sociology are just a few of the perquisite classes that are required.

Queen2u

Specializes in Postpartum, L&D, Mother-Baby. Has 7 years experience.

Hello. I was in the same shoes you are in my freshman year in college. I thought I was a nursing major and everyone was telling me "no, you are pre-nursing"......pre nursing means you are taking the required classes to get into the program and you haven't taken the test or had the interview to get into the program yet. Once you are accepted into the program you are a nursing major. When you pass the NCLEX, you are a RN. You should look at the school's website to see what requirements you need to meet as a pre nursing student. TIP: Since you are in high school, you could knock some of the prerequisites out at a junior college before you are even a freshman to make your pre nursing time shorter!!!!!!!! :D

Hospice Nurse LPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Psych, Hospice. Has 15 years experience.

Check the website for the school you are interested in, most of them show you the required classes you'll need. I took several pre-reqs @ a community college (much cheaper)--but just make sure they will transfers. You can also meet with an advisor who will direct you. Good luck!

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

Let me move this to the pre-nursing forum.

As another poster stated, pre-nursing is just that: you gotta do the prereqs prior to acceptance into nursing school.