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Old 09-02-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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school suggestions welcomed........Nursing, pre med possibly........NY State, PA or CT............small school setting would be great
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:05 PM
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Many schools have "pre-med" since there really is no pre-med curriculum. Any major will do, as long as you take the med school pre-reqs, which vary a little from school to school. My personal physician was an art history major in college.

For nursing, you have to go to a school that has a BSN program, if that is your goal.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:53 AM
 
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University of Pittsburgh has an excellent nursing and med program,although it is not small.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:48 AM
 
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Two schools to consider would be Seton Hill in Greensburg, PA--lovely school, pretty campus. They have a BS/MD program where students that qualify can get their BS/MD done in 7 years vs 8 and if you maintain certain requirements through your undergrad you are automatically accepted into their med school (the one they are associated with. Another is Wheeling Jesuit, which is technically in WV but just barely. 100% acceptance rate into med school the past several years and a host of other medical field majors/programs.

No, there is no "pre-med" major, however you do want a school that has a good track record of getting students accepted and while you can major in anything, you do have to take a fair amount of science, math and social science classes and fitting everything in can be difficult if you are majoring in something outside of those areas.

We also liked Dickinson and Gettysburg in PA.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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deeds, What more information can you give us about what your daughter is looking for in a school? What are her grades like? Do you need financial aid? Merit, or will you be eligible for need-based? Is there a price range? Are you looking for safety as well as reach schools?

Because there really is no pre-med major, but there is a definite path for nursing, it seems that it would make sense to start off with the intention of going for nursing and then decide around junior year which direction to go. But, I don't feel I know enough about the nursing program to be sure of that suggestion! Here are colleges that offer nursing: Schools | Discover Nursing
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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It's really frowned upon for med school admissions to major in another "career" area-like nursing so waiting until junior year to "switch" isn't advisable. Freshman year most of the pre-req's will be sufficient for nursing and med school but after that she will need to pick one or the other...or plan to go an extra year.
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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Aye there really is no actually premed, most take up bio or chem but honestly as long as you take medschool preqreqs( 2 semesters of chem, physics etc....) your major can be anything. Nursing, yes that path is def. defined however many of the nursing classes do not overlap with med school requirements, that is nursing students don't have to take physics or 2 semesters of organic chem etc....
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:15 PM
 
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Vassar
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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The College Board has a college search database that's perfect for stuff like this.

Off the top of my head, the University of Scranton, Misericordia, Cedar Crest College (all women).

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:20 PM
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Nursing programs vary greatly. Some, like this one Baccalaureate Curriculum Plans | University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, have the student start nursing classes freshman year. Most of the courses labeled "nursing" are not transferable to another major. Others, like this one Requirements | CU College of Nursing | BS in Nursing Program | University of Colorado Denver, have the student take the prereqs from the normal arts and sciences program, then start the nursing courses junior year. Such courses are transferable, and could be used to fulfill some med school requirements. For someone who is unsure of whether she wants to do medicine or nursing, such a program may be a better idea.
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