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07/25/2020 at 01:09AM

Is a BS in Nursing a good pre-med track?
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Hey! I am a senior in high school and I have been contemplating on what I should major in. I know that I want to work in the healthcare field, but there are so many options for me to choose from. I have planned out that I would earn my Bachelor of Science in Nursing, then work for two years as a nurse, take my MCAT, and get into med school *hopefully*.

Although there are many examples of people going from nursing to med school online, all the doctors and nurses that I have met in real life have strongly advised me not to do that and that they would not recommend it. I want to go to nursing school before medical school because I am not sure of my abilities to go through the workload and pressure in medical school. So, if I can't go through nursing school, how can I possibly finish medical school?

What is your opinion on that? Have you ever met someone who successfully transitioned from nursing to medical school?

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07/25/2020 at 03:37AM

So pre med is a really good option but if you are more interested in medical research consider taking a Generalist path that covers a bit of everything medical. I know K St has one. Also biology is a very popular track for medical research.

It depends on what you want to do medical wise. If you comment I’ll try to clear it up for you.

Hope this helps and comment if you need clarification.

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[🎤 AUTHOR]@rahmah.elmowafi07/25/2020 at 06:38PM

I don't want to docus on medical research per se, I just want to know if applying to medical school as a nurse with a BSN is a good thing to do. Will it help me get into med school or will their admission offices look down on it?

@DebaterMAX07/25/2020 at 06:41PM

It’s highly likely it will not be looked down on but here’s a resource that should clear things up!

https://nurse.org/articles/career-advancement-rn-to-md/#education-requirements

[🎤 AUTHOR]@rahmah.elmowafi07/25/2020 at 06:42PM

Ok, thank you!

@DebaterMAX07/25/2020 at 07:21PM

Your welcome!