Second degree Bsn worth it?

  1. I'm currently living in Colorado with a bachelors in public relations and marketing. Ive been out of school for two years now and have been working. In college I was pre nursing and was talking out of it by my advisor and it's still in my mind and wish I would have done it. I have been thinking the last two years about going back for the second degree Bsn programs and was hoping to hear from others who have done it or people who are in the profession.

    Was going back and paying all that money worth it for you? Did you have any troubles finding a job? Any advice would be appreciated!
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  3. by   MiladyMalarkey
    I'm in nearly the same shoes as you. Started college as a nursing major, let a bad experience working at a docs office convince me it wasn't for me. Changed major to next interest, criminal justice, got degree & became an officer. But, couldn't stop thinking "what if", so went back to school. Slated to start nursing school in fall & couldn't feel more satisfied. My advice, if you can't stop thinking about it...do it, it's worth it. Just be sure it's what you really want to do. Don't live with the"what if".
  4. by   Shannmo13
    Quote from MiladyMalarkey
    I'm in nearly the same shoes as you. Started college as a nursing major, let a bad experience working at a docs office convince me it wasn't for me. Changed major to next interest, criminal justice, got degree & became an officer. But, couldn't stop thinking "what if", so went back to school. Slated to start nursing school in fall & couldn't feel more satisfied. My advice, if you can't stop thinking about it...do it, it's worth it. Just be sure it's what you really want to do. Don't live with the"what if".
    Thanks so much! Did you have a lot of pre reqs to take before applying or did you work as a CNA or anything? I have about 6/7 classes of pre reqs to start taking which I'm going to start next semester I think!
  5. by   MiladyMalarkey
    I had taken several pre-reqs before changing my major, so left me with 3 science classes I had to take still, A&P I & II & Patho. I took each science by itself so I could focus. I took them all at the community college level though so I could afford to cash pay for them & paid them each one at a time. I have student loan debt still, so trying to save where I can! I worked as a uncertified med assistant several yrs ago for less than a yr at a private practice, so no "real" experience. Still working for the good old department. But, I'm looking to try to get a part time position at a hospital to try to get my foot in the door & potentially maybe try to get in with their tuition reimbursement program. How about you, any prior experience or looking to do CNA?

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