So I originally got a BA in film studies from U of Pitt, graduated 2002 with 2.65 GPA. I was a poor student then and was essentially lost, didnt know what I wanted to do. I was pretty depressed actually. I worked about 20+ hours a week and spent the majority of the rest of my time in extracurricular activities, nudge nudge wink wink. Anyway one day all of a sudden at work (26 then) I thought why didnt I ever consider a career in health care? At the time the most practical entry to the field seemed to be a 22 month hospital based diploma nursing school. I had a number of hesitancies about health care as a career. I didnt particularly like blood and guts and all that. I also had avoided science classes like the plague during my undergrad. Now I wasnt sure if I would even like the subject matter and for that matter if I could even do it. The nusring program starts off with sciences and I happily aced bio 1, microbio, A&P 1 and 2 all of which were taught at an accredited university. In the process I began to reclaim my once lost academic prowress. I began to believe I could once again compete. Remember I had said I was depressed at one point. So then we started nursing classes. I kind of have a love/hate relationship with nursing school. On the one hand its my only access to the field of healthcare so for that reason I love it as it lets me in. On the other hand a lot of my instructors are nimrods and same for some of the students. As far as grades I am getting a B average essentially. Theres a number of reasons why this is the case but thats neither here not there. Anyway by the time I am done nursing school (this December) my GPA will be around 2.9-3.0 overall. At this point I am considering 4 options. On the one hand I get my BSN and become a CRNA or a CRNP. On the other hand I pursue premed pre reqs, apply to med schools and fall back on PA in case. At this point I will need Bio 2, 1 year Gen/inorganic Chem, 1 year organic chem and 1 year physics. As I have 2 years (Jan 08-jan 2010) to work for my hospital (tutition forgiveness) I figure I would be looking to apply around August 2009 at the earliest for admission in sep 2010. That would give me a year and a half to finish the pre reqs. I am wondering if it might make more sense to push things back a year and take extra classes to keep raising my gpa. Well I might as well stop here and ask what people think. I truly feel I was meant to serve patients as a doctor. I really worry about choosing a mid level career and wanting more. Should mention Im 28 now. Am I kidding myself here? Should I just take classes? Post bac? I figure in that year and a half I will work 36 hours a week (3-12 hour shifts) and take preferably 2 classes per semester figuring each will be 4 credits and the goal is an A. Also will need to take MCAT's. Perhaps I should think of pushing back the application process a year? Ok I'm rambling so fire away.