I am a high school junior who will be applying to colleges in the US within the next year and have a few questions. Firstly, I would like to become a nurse. More specifically, a pediatric nurse. There are many options and routes to becoming a nurse. What I know for sure is that I will NOT get an associates degree of any sort, I will get a BS in nursing… or something else.
I am confused because I want to work as fast as I can once I am certified and everything. Is it possible to become a pediatric nurse if I major in Chemistry/Biology/Biochem in college then go to nursing school and become an RN?
Do I then have to go (to college again) to specialize to become a pediatric nurse? Or would I major in nursing as an undergrad then go to nursing school and become an RN? I do not understand if it is extremely important and necessary to major in nursing as an undergrad in college? Could you give me some examples (a few), some “options” and “paths” i could take to become a pediatric nurse?
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