How to Become a Registered Nurse: Do You Have the Prerequisites?
Whatever degree program you choose, you will need to have a high school diploma or a GED before you will be admitted into a nursing school. If you are still in high school and decided on a career in nursing, classes in science, particularly biology and chemistry, will prove to very helpful in nursing school. If you dropped out of high school, you will have to go back and get your high school graduate equivalency diploma (GED). If your high school performance was less than stellar, you may find acceptance difficult into a four-year bachelor degree program. Two-year associate degree nursing programs will often accept anyone with a high school diploma, but be prepared to prove yourself once you are in the program.