pa school is a bit harder. you have to do all of the above + M*A*S*H, chicago hope, and marcus welby, md. if you want to practice in a competitive specialty you also need DX: murder, and a selection of the x-files with medical mysteries.No. You can become an RN by simply watching ER, House, Scrubs, and Grey's Anatomy weekly.
No, you don't need to go to nursing school to become an RN. I got my license in a Cracker Jack Box, and no one has been the wiser.