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NurseBee
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« on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 3:42pm »
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Hi,  
I am a RN with a BSN qualification. Will I be able to sit the Patent Bar?
 
Thank You,  
RN
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Re: Nursing
« Reply #1 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 7:32pm »
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I am guessing that means resident nurse, with a bachelors of science in nursing.
 
As a category A, no.  
 
As a category B, possibly not, what sort of bio/chem/physics courses have you taken, they have to add up to 32-40 credits.  
 
Category C, would eventually let you sit for the bar, but it isn't a great option, you have to take an engineering competency test.
 
It is going to be very difficult for you to find work though unless you have a different BS, the desired degrees, or even mildly desired degrees, are engineering degrees, computer science or a life science degree (a PhD is usually asked for in this though).
 
You can checkout the USPTO's requirements to take the test at:
 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/oed/grb.pdf
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NurseBee
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Re: Nursing
« Reply #2 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 9:47pm »
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Thank you for the response. I have a BSN and a MS in Computer Science. So I am hoping to leverage my MS for Patent Jobs. As far as the exam qualifications, I was not sure if my Nursing Classes (like Patho, Nursing Science etcc) will count toward Science classes or not.  
Does anyone have any inputs in this matter?
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Re: Nursing
« Reply #3 on: Apr 2nd, 2007, 9:55pm »
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That is an interesting mix.  How can you have a computer science MS without anything substantail undergrad.  A BSN is only comprised of basic chemistry, biology and some anatomy and physiology.   A BSN does not contain any serious mathmatics or P-Chem, O-Chem, Meta or Structural Biochemistry etc.
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NurseBee
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Re: Nursing
« Reply #4 on: Apr 3rd, 2007, 12:39am »
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Actually, I had to take a year of prep courses before I started my MS and I completed my MS in 2 years. It can be done even without a BS in Computer Science.  
Any other opinions on how to take my case forward?
(I will call the USPTO tomorrow just to see if they have an answer too)
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