Radiology Technician before Nursing


Hi everyone,

I am intending to apply for Bachelor of Science in Nursing school. The school has a "Basic Entry" for non-nursing students which takes three years to complete. The school requires no nursing or medical experience, but I heard the waitlist may take long.

Most RN schools require applicants to complete their prerequisites before apply to their program. Because of this reason, I do not have the time to go to the two years of the RN associate degree, so my plan during the waitlist period is to go for the 2 years radiology technician liscense while waiting. My application and prerequisites for rad tech. is all set; I can enter the program next fall if I decide to.

I am not sure I am making the right decision. Any advice is welcome.


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Has 17 years experience.

Welcome to the site! I moved your post to the Nursing Career Advice Forum so that you get better responses. Good luck to you!

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While both careers are in the medical field, if you know you want to be a nurse, can you apply to other schools? I would think that few of the courses in the rad tech program would cross over to the nursing program.

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