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Is it easier to a nurse or a doctor?

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Cameren’s Answer

So both being a nurse or a doctor are difficult in their own regard. Every profession will present its own difficulties no matter what field. If you are asking which is more difficult in regard to schooling I will walk you through the basic steps of becoming a nurse or a doctor.

In order to become a registered nurse (RN) you first need to be granted admission into an accredited nursing program. The program could be to obtain your Associates (2 years) or your Bachelors (4 years). However, receiving your Bachelors Degree will provide you with a more in depth knowledge and understanding of the skills you need to be an RN and more places of employment are starting to require RNs to hold a Bachelor's Degree. After you receive your degree, you will need to take and pass the NCLEX-RN examination. Upon passing the examination you must see if there are any additional steps required in your state before obtaining your license. Then you will need to secure employment and may need to pursue you Master's Degree if you wish to seek higher positions such as a nurse practitioner.

As for becoming a doctor, it is a similar start. You will need to be admitted into a four year undergraduate university and take the courses that will be helpful for the MCAT (physics, chemistry, etc.) and the courses required for admittance into medical school. Upon completion of your undergraduate degree (or while pursuing it depending on your life plan) you will need to study for and take the MCAT. Then you will need to apply to medical schools, this usually involves an online application, transcripts, letters of recommendation, MCAT scores, personal statements, and interviews. It would also be wise to become involved in research in your undergraduate years. After you are accepted into medical school, it is usually at least a four year program plus an additional year for an internship/clinical placement. After that you will go through your residency and this is where it is hard to say how long it will be because it is dependent on your specialization.

However, both professions are difficult in their own right and when choosing between the two you need to decide which seems more interesting and attainable for you personally. I hope this helps.
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Eric’s Answer

Hi to answer your question that depends.
1. Upon your humanity, goals, beliefs, value system, anxiety, grades, and personality.
2. Are you prepared for dedication to keep education forward. You have to keep up with the latest sicentific best practices.
conferences, daily meetings when you don't have time.
3. Are you comfortable with the Death and Dying. Counseling, Mentoring ..
Just more questions to ask your self.
The real difference is time and authority.
Both require patients.
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Holly’s Answer

You can also end up being a nurse practitioner if you want. They take a lot of the same classes as doctors but they are able to prescribe meds and be the sole medical specialist for patients unlike a regular nurse. They have oversight from a MD, but they can work for themselves. The person I see for meds is a nurse practicioner
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You can also end up being a nurse practitioner if you want. They take a lot of the same classes as doctors but they are able to prescribe meds and be the sole medical specialist for patients unlike a regular nurse. They have oversight from a MD, but they can work for themselves. The person I see for meds is a nurse practicioner
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Dan’s Answer

It is by far harder to become a medical doctor. Requires more competition and more years sacrificed towards academia.
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Estelle’s Answer

It is much more difficult to become a doctor than a nurse. Nursing degrees take 2-4 yrs after graduation from high school, as Cameren noted. To become a physician, you must complete a 4 year college degree followed by 4 years of medical school then residency which is postgraduate training for 3-6 years on average.
Both nurses and doctors are critical in the care of patients, but the time, financial commitment, intellectual effort, and overall commitment in the educational process is very different. This does not make one profession better or another less valuable, but people must have a realistic idea of the process.
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