Hi all. I am a BSN student starting my last semester of nursing school next month. My nursing degree will be my second bachelor’s degree as I also have a previous degree in psychology.
I always considered medical school but pushed the idea away because I didn’t think I was the type of person or student who could handle premed or med school. However, over the last few years I have really evolved as a student and I now believe I could do it if I put my mind to it. I have excelled in nursing school but as I near the end I find myself feeling a sense of “that’s it?” I want more out of my career than I feel I’m going to be able to get from nursing.
I don’t have any premed classes besides some very basic chemistry classes that I’m not even sure would meet the chemistry requirements. So I have a lot of schooling to do before even thinking about the MCAT or applying. My question is this: should I jump straight into a self paced (but not DIY–the university has a program that is custom tailored to each person’s needs) post bacc after I get my RN license? That would mean working (not sure if I would be able to swing full time, possibly part time which may be hard as a new grad RN) and taking at least a class or two each semester. Or do I get some work experience as an RN and then start the post bacc?