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What are some high school classes I should take if interested in nursing?

I am a junior in high school. I am very interested in nursing, preferably trauma nurse. And I want to be as prepared as I can for when I start college #nursing #nurse #medicine #trauma


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Sharon’s Answer

The sciences - especially biology and chemistry - will provide good background for future pathophysiology, nutrition, and pharmacology courses. Having a good math background helps with confidence in calculating medication dosages.

It can be really helpful to call a few schools of nursing in which you are interested to ask them about their prerequisites for admission!


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Dr. Frank’s Answer

Coursework should include English/language arts, algebra, geometry, biology and chemistry. Other recommended courses include physics, psychology, speech, foreign language and anatomy/physiology. Many college advisors recommend higher-level Advanced Placement (AP) classes when possible. To do a nursing degree, you will usually need five GCSEs (A-C) including maths, English and science, plus at least two A levels with one in a science or health-related subject. Alternatively, a level 3 vocational course in science or health and social care may be accepted

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Hopefully this helps!

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Richard’s Answer

There is no set curriculum. However, you should take as much science as possible. Also I recommend taking AP classes. AP credit can save you time and money in college

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