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Since I want to be a registered nurse, is it more beneficial to take science/math courses over a technical Certified Nursing Assistant course in which I would receive my state certification?

I don't want to squander my time/credits in high school with unnecessary classes. college nursing healthcare advisor

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Dear Morgan, Sounds like you have a great plan! Stick with it to be an RN, it's a great job and very flexible for your future. If you learn some CNA stuff, it will be fun and you would probably get some good basic bedside skills-- but it probably will not help you in college. If you want to improve your college success, it would be good to take more math and science. (microbiology would be very helpful) As a nurse, it is important to understand how our bodies work-- and we calculate medication dosages every day- so math is a plus (even when a pharmacist does this for me-- I double check them) Whichever you decide you will get a benefit from planning ahead to learn for your future field. I thought I wanted to be an engineer when I was in school and worked toward that goal-- After a year of college, I changed my mind and I am so happy that I did- I love my work and get to care for tiny babies who need medical help to survive.

Best of luck in your future Morgan!! I am sure it's very bright!
Teresa

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