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Can I be a OB/GYN Nurse if I major in Biology?

I'm asking because the school I'm going to doesn't offer a nursing program. #registered-nursing


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In order to become a registered nurse in the U.S, you need to attend an accredited nursing program. So, for example, you can't major in Biology and then simply take the RN licensing exam (NCLEX) and be considered a nurse.

You can, however, earn a degree in Biology and then attend a different school for a "second degree" nursing program-- programs that allow people who already have a bachelor's degree to quickly earn a bachelor's or master's degree in nursing (1-3 years). This is what I did, but this route doesn't really make sense if you're already certain that you want to become a nurse.
Can you tell me a little more about your school & career goals? Are you just dabbling with the idea that you might want to be a nurse? Are you debating nursing vs. medical school?

Rachael - Thank you for your answer. We need more advice like this, now more than ever! There are more than 1k unanswered questions on CV right now. Hoping you'll answer a few more this week! Jordan Rivera COACH

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