I am an RN and I work with several young nurses aides who are going to nursing school. Two of them are going to a community college program and will have their Associates Degree when they are done (2 year degree). You will have to take a "core curriculum" of general courses such as anatomy and physiology, english, math, history (all depending on your home state). The first thing you need to do is find an RN program close to you then have them send you their requirements. It may seem overwhelming at first but it is worth the effort. I have never regretted going to nursing school. I have always been able to find a job that pays well. By the way, I graduated from a 4 year program and have my Bachelor's degree which allowed me to join the military and to pursue more management level jobs as I have aged. Good luck.
at 2:59 PM on Oct. 2, 2008