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Could you become a nurse with a biology major?

Asked Hollister, California

What would I do after I achieve a bio major? #major #biology #college-major #nurse

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Whitney’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Hi Ashley!

If your main goal is to become a registered nurse, you would need to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, so your major would be nursing. This is a program you have to apply for, but admission requirements vary by school. Getting a biology degree wouldn't benefit you if you wanted to be a nurse, but could lead you to med school to become a doctor.

Whitney recommends the following next steps:

  • Decide if you want to be a nurse or a doctor

A Victoria’s Answer

Updated Wilmington, North Carolina

Having a biology degree could be very helpful, but will not replace your nursing courses, of course. Some of the undergrad requirements will be the same, too, so you could do a double major in Biology and Nursing. Good luck!

A Victoria recommends the following next steps:

  • If you are interested in Nursing, you might consider becoming a CNA, then you can work closely with them and earn money at the same time, to get a feel for what it might really be like.
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