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- by SiempreBella Mar 30, '07Which minors do you recommend the most for a nursing major?
I'm thinking biology, sociology, social work, public administration, political science.. what else..?
Do you have a minor and has it helped you?
Any input is appreciated.
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- Mar 30, '07 by Pumpkin1621College is an opportunity to take classes you will enjoy. You could minor in leprechaun studies if you were interested in that sort of thing. I have taken a lot of classics and art history classes, because that is what I enjoy.
Of all the minors I can think of, these are the ones that can directly relate to nursing:
- Management/Business Admin
- Philosophy (ie. Ethics, Logic, etc)
- My school has a Gerontology Minor
- American Sign Language
- Social Work
- Mar 30, '07 by MissionComputer science
- Mar 30, '07 by damdeeI would suggest Biology and Spanish
- Mar 30, '07 by FlareI didn't have a minor as much as a focus in public health. A minor can be valuable especially if it's relevant to what you want to do. Perhaps you work in an area with a lop of people who speak a certain language - minor in that. Perhaps you want to work in research - then a science minor would be good.
- Mar 30, '07 by woohSpanish!
- Mar 30, '07 by caliotter3My minor was in health science. The classes directly related to the BSN classes I was taking, and my long term goal was a Masters in Public Health. I intended to use this background for teaching.
- Mar 30, '07 by kanzi monkeyI have a BA in anthropology--now that I'm a nurse, I feel I'm finally getting to use my undergrad degree. Nursing is inherently interdisciplinary--I think almost anything you choose will be helpful, just as long as it's something that interests you.
Having a second (or third!) language is also an excellent idea. I am very humbled when I see my classmates and other nurses using their language skills--I don't think anything can put a patient at greater emotional ease than having a nurse they can communicate with!
- Mar 30, '07 by abookerMy background in English helped me. I can't yet do a dressing change without taping myself to the patient, but I'm told my charting and incident reports are awesome!
- Mar 30, '07 by elktonI'm a LPN 3 years in home health and LTC. I'm interested in occupational health and school nursing. A few questions for the more experienced nurses....For what I'm interested in , would you recommend EMT certification, if so...do you know of any EMT program that you can purchase text and test out? Is there a better option that you know of? Thanks in advance. Elkton, Virginia