So glad to have found you. Reading posts here have made me feel better about my decision to go to med school.
I’m a 33 year-old mom to 2-year-old twins. I am a few months away from beginning a BSN program for nursing, my first degree. I have a 1.2 GPA from 15 years ago, when I left school for family reasons in the first year and didn’t have the sense to drop classes before leaving town. My current GPA as a sophomore is 4.0.
I have always wanted to be an MD, but the universe took me in a different direction (rather harshly). Now I have a chance to start over. I am going to nursing school because I want/need some healthcare experience and I also need an income while taking pre-med classes, ideally, at a hospital’s expense.
I already know that I’m not a “nurse-person”. I also know I’ll probably catch some flack here for doing nursing as my undergrad, but I don’t think I can feed my kids and pay for school with a Bio degree.(Anyone with advice on this, please share.)
And if something unexpected happens, (ie husband loses job, death of parents, the US drops into a depression) and I can’t continue school, I feel I need a contingency plan. I can do an NP master’s where I live, which would work if we were suddenly unable to move somewhere else for med school.
- Will my old GPA from 1994 be a problem?
- Should I take trig or calc based physics if the schools I’m looking at don’t require calculus? Would it help me on the MCAT to have had calculus?
- Will nursing help or hurt?
- Will CC credits be a detriment?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.