Hi there! I would like to get some career/academic advice....
I am currently a sophomore and biological sciences major at UC Irvine. I want to be an RN and later pursue a more administrative role such as a director of nursing. But I am unsure of the academic path I should take...The counselor at school told me that in order to become an RN, I would have to go to an additional 2 years of school in a nursing program to become an RN because I am not in a specific nursing program. I asked her what the difference was between already having a B.S. while in a nursing program versus directly entering a nursing program...and she told me that it will give me a "step up." Is this true and how so?
Because I heard that it wasn't true and I'm somewhat frustrated that I am not in a nursing program now. Am I wasting my time and money because I am not in a nursing program?
Is there a difference between entering program with a B.S.? Will it be easier for me to get a masters? Should I transfer to a state school (i.e. CSU Fullerton) where they have a nursing program that will give me a B.S.N. sooner than if I stayed at UCI?
Also...what are the requirements to become a director of nursing? Is a masters required?
What minor should I take in college?
Any additional advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!!!