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How can i become a registered nurse if i major in biologicalscience for my undergrad?

I want to be a nurse, but I got a major in biological science and I can't switch to nursing, so can I do that after I get my bachelors degree and how long will it take

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Kitty’s Answer

Hi, Sarah.

Good for you! Many schools will consider your Bachelors degree when you meet with admissions or apply. With a degree already, they will review your transcript and apply any classes you have taken already for transfer. Most likely, you will have met most of the required pre-reqs. With that, you may be able to be enter the nursing program directly, which will usually take two years. My daughter directly entered a nursing program with an Associates of Arts degree and earned her Bachelors in Nursing Degree in two additional years. Check your local schools and speak with an admissions advisor. Good luck!
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Becky’s Answer

Hello Sarah,

You can major in nursing while simultaneously completing your major in biological sciences, or you can major in nursing after completing your biological major.

To become a registered nurse, you can get your associate's degree, which takes two years, or a bachelor's degree, which takes four years.

Some of the courses you have taken to major in biology might be used toward your nursing degree, but that will depend on the school to which you are applying.

Speaking to your college advisor and seeking their advice might be helpful.

Good Luck.

Becky
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Sarah !

I would be happy to give you some advice . I am not sure why you cannot finish your semester with biology and enroll in a next semester to a nursing program. It is doable but you may have to go to a different school to do it. In any case, finishing up your Bachelors in Biology is great. If you do not want to stop with biology now and go into nursing school, get your Bachelors degree and start nursing school when you are ready. I can tell you that having your Bachelors degree will greatly help you in the employment sector once you become a nurse.

If you decide to go into nursing next semester, Sacramento City College has a two year RN program plus you do a residency. So that would be two years plus however long the residency is. If you decide to get your Bachelors degree than go for your RN -an Associate in Science degree - it will be a total of six years in school plus a residency. You may also want to consider what would be more financially better for you to do. You would in essence sorta of getting the Bachelors degree first and than an Associates degree. My advice is to just do what you feel comfortable with. Either way it is possible for you to be on your way to a career in nursing.

Wishing you all the best in your future studies ! I hope this helped.
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