Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A friend of mine was stressing about whether he made it into his graduate program, which has a 40% acceptance rate, and I realized that the PA program is like 5% acceptance rate (your chances appear to double if you reapply in a subsequent year) and the BSN program I'm eligible for is a 25% acceptance rate. So I looked up some other options. I mean, there's always the long slope of a 2 year RN program at the community college, 16 months for the RN to BSN, and then maybe grad school after.
But other things I could apply for in the 2015 cycle year are a biochemistry graduate program, or a masters in nutrition, which accepts around 20% would require several more classes I haven't taken yet, but I wouldn't have to take most of them until I knew whether or not I got into nursing school. The biochemistry program is more like a 40-50% acceptance rate, though their average GRE score is higher.
So those are all interesting options. I've been thinking about biochemistry just because I seem to enjoy that class, which seems a little unusual. And I'm really interested in the regulation of metabolism.