Medical Assistant to RN - What Does it Take? I received an email this week asking about what's involved in transitioning from Medical Assistant to RN (Registered Nurse). Because this question and others like it keep coming up, I'm going to address the following questions: Can a medical assistant become a RN? How to go from medical assistant to registered nurse? Is there a medical assistant to registered nurse bridge program? Should I look for a RN program which will credit me for the MA subjects I've already studied? Read more about Medical Assistant to RN - What Does it Take?