nursing

  1. TeslaCybertruck95

    Pass/Fail

    Hey all, I am currently directing my studies toward the premed route and was wondering about the repercussions of opting for the pass/fail option offered this semester. I am an associates degree RN and am getting my bachelors in nursing online. The class I am taking is not a prereq to med school...
  2. T

    Is it just me or have I picked the wrong field to go into?

    Okay so I should preface this by saying that I wanted to go into medicine or pharmacy because research was way too specific (I dont want to become the world expert on one single enzyme cascade) and I do view becoming a physician or pharmacist as something worthwhile and meaningful because you...
  3. A

    NP Student thinking about going pre-med

    Hello, my name is anonymousman. I am 25 years old. I have been a nurse for three years. I currently work part time and I am in nurse practitioner school. I am halfway done with the program. I will be done with NP school this December if I hustle or next May if I take my time. I am underwhelmed...
  4. halo1789

    Low sGPA, nursing student, 503 mcat

    What are my chances getting into DO school? I live in Mississippi SGPA- 2.7 which is very low I know CGPA- 3.2 I never took physiology in undergrad and only took one anatomy course. i went to an SMP and took medical physiology one and two and got C’s in them because I had no clue about...
  5. dontknowanything

    Psych NP vs PA

    Hi! Currently trying to figure out which would be best. (I am in California). I've read that there are rarely PAs in psych...I am mainly leaning towards NP but I'd have to do either a MEPN or accelerated BSN...if anyone has any advice on any of these paths I'd appreciate it!
  6. Lifeisheart7373

    Which Pre Med Major would be the best for someone who's going to start University as a 26 year old ?

    Yes I know, I am 26 year old who will be starting post secondary education soon. I am almost always depressed about it. I will be older than most people in my class who will be in their 18s or 19s. Reason for being a Mature student, is that after dropping out of high school I was depressed, now...
  7. P

    Confused on what to do with my life? Med school? Dental school? Nursing school? PA school?

    Hey everyone! I am in a bit of a limbo here and would REALLY appreciate everyones help. Upon entering college I was a bio major and wanted to go to medschool. That being said, i joined a sorority and did not take school seriously and did TERRIBLE. C+ in government, C+ in history of motion...
  8. S

    Au. D to Nurse Practitioner?

    I love learning about Audiology and I’m currently a graduate student in the field. However, I know I want to do more upon graduating. I am highly interested in doing a Nurse Practitioner program after graduating. There are several reasons for this, but mostly, I love the medical field and the...
  9. J

    Accelerated BSN Program Question?

    Hi, so I am currently enrolled as an undergraduate student on my way to getting my BA in Psychology. I was planning on going into a second degree program in nursing once I graduate. I have intentionally signed up for the following courses: 1.Statistics 2. General Chemistry I and II 3...
  10. T

    BSN Student applying to Post Baccs

    Hi so I just graduated from nursing school and am wanting to go back to a post bacc so I can hopefully can go to med school. I will end with around a 3.5 gpa and lots of healthcare experience from nursing school. I did get two cs as a freshman in biology and chemistry but have improved my grades...
  11. S

    Chem+Nursing Double Major

    Hello! I am a senior in high school and have always wanted to do nursing as my career because helping others is just extremely satisfying to me. However, I’ve also taken chemistry classes in the past year, and I’ve realized I also enjoy learning and doing chemistry. It has accomplished lots for...
  12. S

    Urgent Advice/ Help Needed for Undergrad

    Hello, while I would love to get into detail about my life, I feel that it is better to make my situation and question/concern short and sweet. I am a rising sophomore student currently majoring in Biology. I am highly interested in Osteopathic medicine and Allopathic medicine, I lean more...
  13. ijustwannasaveppl

    do i still have a chance

    NewJust an update for anyone who is in a similar situation- I pulled a B+ in the class and an A in O-chem! In the words of Winston Churchill, never, never never give up :) Hi everyone. Just finished freshman year. Spring semester I have As or B+ in everything but gen chem 2. I made a 67 and...
  14. alwaysstaypositive

    Pharmacy vs RN to PA or NP

    Hello SDN community, Yes, there are many posts similar to mine and I looked at them. I did research on each field and I would like to know even more opinions about the two routes from this community. Here's a few questions to generate some ideas: Do you have any friends, family members, or...
  15. RayMae

    Ruining chances at med school with BSN?!?!

    Honestly I am writing this at 6 am after a night of no sleep from worrying about this exact subject so bare with me. I have always wanted to be a doctor. That being said I am currently a 21 year old ICU tech who is about to start her second semester of Nursing school. I had originally began...
  16. P

    What are my chances?

    Licensed embalmer/funeral director with a mortuary science degree, worked as a CNA at a hospital for two years, worked at a child/adolescent psychiatric hospital as a psych tech, volunteered for a rape victims hotline, 3.6 GPA in college with a Bio-Clinical sciences degree, and a 514 on the...
  17. T

    Need future career advice/suggestions please (rn > np, pa/something else?)

    Hi So here's my story Im a male student and recently graduated with a bachelor of science in biology with a very good 3.7 gpa. Unfortunately I have limited experience in health care and have only worked in school involving laboratory. I am stuck in a "what to do next" phase. I have been...
  18. coolbeans18

    Nursing student -- post-bacc option for MD?

    Hi everyone! I'm new to SDN. I'm a junior year nursing student and I'm looking for some advice. Okay, a quick lay-down on my life. I've always dreamed of going to med school but I'm going to nursing school because my dad who's actually an OB convinced me NOT to because of finances. I was...
  19. thetransnurse

    MPH Health Education vs. Nursing?

    Good evening all, this is my first post here so I apologize if it's in the incorrect section of the forum. I've been working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a psychiatric hospital for over 2 years now, and I believe the time has come for me to pursue an undergrad degree (LVN program was a...
  20. McDanielG12

    GPA, Nursing, Heartbreak...

    Hey guys. Sorry if this has been asked 100 times, I just didn't see any posts really similar to my situation. I want med school and I want it bad. Currently, I am in nursing school. This just isn't what I want. I think I would be content with my life if I stayed a nurse, but it's not what I...
  21. A

    Accepted to BSN program but dreaming of Med School... HELP

    Hey everyone... New to this whole thing and would love some feedback. Some background... -Planned to go Pre-Med in high school but chickened out at last minute -Graduated in '13 with a Bachelors in Spanish instead (3.5 GPA) -Traveled around a lot, have struggled to get a good job since...
  22. H

    urgent and in need of advice!

    Hey guys! I'm a 21-year-old female. I'm currently still at a community college. I did well my first semester (3.0), did VERY POOR the next 3 semesters (1.73, 1.89, 1.87). I received F's, D's and I believe I withdrew from a course. At this point, my financial aid was dropped and I had to take a...
  23. K

    3 Semesters from completing my BSN but want to go to Med School

    Hello Everyone, I wanted to present my rather unusual situation here in hopes that someone may be able to offer me some advice. So, I am currently a 4th year BSN student with 3 semesters left to complete my degree (I transferred into the 4-year nursing program after doing 1 year as a general...
  24. D

    ADN to B.S. in Biology to M.D. or D.O.

    I go to a community college and have thought about changing my major and getting an associates degree in nursing. I do want to become a physician but my parents want me to earn a degree and move out within a couple years and live on my own. I would like to move out and be independent of my...
  25. W

    Pre-med? Nursing? Please Help!

    Hi, I am a freshman in college with an Art History major on a pre-med track. I am currently seriously struggling with Chem1. I have a D in the class and I'm on the verge of dropping the class. I've always really wanted to become a surgeon but, if I'm already struggling with Chem1, how am I going...
  26. vivre17

    Any MDs/DOs/med students with a nursing background out there?

    What's your story? I'm graduating nursing school soon and I'm about to start taking pre-med courses within the next year, but I've found myself needing reassurance because I'm not exactly getting the encouragement I wanted from the majority of friends and family. Even my advisor gave me a hard...
  27. H

    Should I switch majors?

    Hi, SDN. I am seeking a bit of advice on my current academic situation... I am currently a sophomore "Pre-Nursing Major" at my University. As a 17-year-old deciding my major, I wanted to be a nurse because it meant less time in school and I would still be in the medical field. I really did not...
  28. JVixen

    Reapplying to medical school..

    Hello all, Im just looking for advice on my current dilemma with attempting medical school again. So here goes, I graduated with a BA in biology with a 3.4 GPA I think like a 3.5 science GPA in 2014. Took my MCAT in 2015 and did terrible...I got like a 500. I applied to schools anyways and I...
  29. T

    MD & DO ABSN to MD/DO

    Hey all, I'm currently a senior at Penn State and struggling with the choice of nursing and medicine. While I know they are quite different educational and career paths, one seems more realistic at this point. I have a cumulative 3.21, sGPA < 3.0. I'm currently in progress of taking my first...
  30. L

    Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Help

    Hey guys, I've been interested in the Mental Health field for as long as I remember, as well as the sciences. I'm currently a junior in college and am working towards getting a bachelors in Biology. I recently discovered that you can specialize within nursing to be a Psychiatric Nurse...
  31. K

    RN vs CLT for Epidemiology

    I am interested in becoming an epidemiologist. I will either do get MPH or a DrPH with a sepciliazation in epidemiology. I already have a Bachelor's degree but because I've had difficulty finding a job I want to do a 1 year program to get a second Bachelor's either in Nursing or Clinical...
  32. TNorman23

    Current Biology major, stuck between PA and nursing. Please help.

    Hello all, This is my first post so pardon me if I am asking the wrong people the wrong questions, just in need of some enlightenment. I am currently a biology major at UTA, I transferred in with a lot of credits from a community college to save money on school, about 60 credits in total. I've...
  33. aspiringMD585

    They want me to be an RN

    Greetings, I AM CONFUSED AND STARTING TO GET DEPRESSED... I am a secretary at a hospital in Atlanta. I've been working here for 2.5yrs now. My goal is to become an OBGYN I am very passionate about women's health. I don't see myself doing anything else for the rest of my life. I was able to...
  34. J

    Nursing and Midwifery : champion professions

    This presentation was prepared for me to help international students from Nigeria choose the right course. Very good. Thank https://media.wix.com/ugd/654734_1e7a8b883103447d8a742c7b26da5f88.pdf
  35. I

    Continuing ed for a nurse that doesn't like nursing?

    So I'm new grad RN in an ICU working on my bachelor's. I *love* my job, but I think I might not have a passion for nursing. The idea of being a med-surg nurse is so outside of my realm of thought. I think it's the care model vs medical model I dislike. I love collaborating with physicians for...
  36. M

    Do I still have a chance at medical school?

    Hi everyone, I am currently finishing up my 4th (and last) year of life sciences at university. I have been very distracted throughout my whole undergrad with an emotionally abusive relationship, and my GPA has been terrible (around 2.3). However, I got accepted into a 4-year collaborative...
  37. M

    Should I drop Anatomy?

    I'm currently pregnant and took anatomy at the wrong time. I diagnosis with gestational diabetes and anemic which really affected my ability to focus. I feel depress because I usually do well in all my biology class. This pregnancy is making my brain feel brain dead in my second pregnancy...
  38. M

    Poor Grades, How to Achieve R.N.?

    Hello, I graduated back in 2014 from a UC with a B.S. in Biology. Unfortunately my transcript is poor and it will be an uphill climb to be qualified to apply for Nursing programs. Cumulative GPA: 3.16 Science GPA: 2.85 (if you include math it is 2.77) Yeeeesh - underwhelming, I know. I was...
  39. H

    Nursing vs. Pre - Med

    Hi all! I am new here, so I am sorry if this post is in the wrong place. Anyways, I have a dilemma. I am currently finishing up with my prerequisites for nursing and should be starting a BSN program this Fall. Lately, I feel as if I am more interested in becoming a doctor instead of a nurse. I...
  40. Maylily7

    Career guidance/advice? (Psychiatry)

    Hello! I need some help! I know what I want to do (I have since high school), I want to work in a psychiatric unit and help others, I want to be able to talk with them, help them with their progress, be a part in planning their treatment, and (if need be) be able to prescribe medication. This...