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can u be a nurse and a doctor

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George’s Answer

Yes, you can be become a Nurse and a Doctor. However, becoming a Doctor requires quite a bit more education. You can become a nurse from a 2-3 year RN diploma or associate degree in nursing (ADN) or earn a four-year degree. To become a Doctor depending on what type of doctor you wish to become can take between 6 to 12 years including a residency.

George recommends the following next steps:

Research programs that may be best suited for you.
Seeks counseling or advice from professionals in your field of interest.
Seek advice from financial assistance professionals. Both of the careers can be very expensive but you may be eligible for certain grants or assistance.
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rose’s Answer

Yes. You can become a Nurse Practitioner which is similar to being a doctor. This requires a master’s or doctoral degree. A nurse practitioner can prescribe medications, order labs and diagnostic testing, and perform procedures that he or she has been trained in. There are in many states including Florida that a nurse practitioner can practice independently like a family doctor can. The train of thinking between a nurse practitioner and a doctor is different because a nurse practitioner treats the person while the doctor treats the medical condition.There are various specialties that the practitioner can specialize in such as family, psychiatric, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric and other areas as well like education. Hope this helps.
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Rachel’s Answer

Yes, you can choose to go to nursing school and then to medical school. It will likely add a few years to your road to becoming a physician, but will provide you with job experience, income prior to med school, and a valuable unique perspective on medicine.
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Richard’s Answer

Yes, a member of my group was a registered nurse before applying to medical school.
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