Has nursing always been your major?

  1. If not, then what else? I started out with nursing as my major, then switched to surg. tech., and here I am back at nursing! Thankfully, the pre-reqs are similar, so I didn't take any unecessary classes.
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  3. by   EMTtoRN
    When I went to college the first time I went for Human services,,
  4. by   michellemybelle
    Nope, nursing wasn't my original major. I originally was a biology major planning to attend medical school after graduation. Hah...that all changed when I took calculus and o-chem! It was definately a hard decision to switch majors, but in the end, I'm so much happier, I actually love my classes now. I love the fact that I will always have job security (as predicted), have a flexible schedule (if I want it), and really feel like I have helped others. To me, there is no better job that has so many benefits.

    Good luck to all nurses and future nurses out there!

    -Michelle
  5. by   Star Trek Nerd
    Quote from studentnurse74
    If not, then what else? I started out with nursing as my major, then switched to surg. tech., and here I am back at nursing! Thankfully, the pre-reqs are similar, so I didn't take any unecessary classes.
    I have switched all over the place! But now I am settled. Here were my other majors (at my old university that I left 5 years ago) in order:

    Theater
    Music
    Geography
    Zoology
    Travel Management

    When I went back to school in 2002 I decided on Nursing and have never looked back!
  6. by   Megsd
    I started as a biology major, but hated chemistry, so I did Spanish instead because I tested out of all of the prereqs. Of course, now that I'm almost done with my Spanish degree, I've decided to go into nursing after I get my BA, but at least I have chemistry behind me!

    Meghan
  7. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from Megsd
    I started as a biology major, but hated chemistry, so I did Spanish instead because I tested out of all of the prereqs. Of course, now that I'm almost done with my Spanish degree, I've decided to go into nursing after I get my BA, but at least I have chemistry behind me!

    Meghan
    A nurse that speaks Spanish----they will be beating down your door with job offers before you even graduate!
  8. by   Megsd
    Quote from studentnurse74
    A nurse that speaks Spanish----they will be beating down your door with job offers before you even graduate!
    That's what I'm hoping for! I was talking to my father about my school plans and how I probably won't start nursing school till '06. He suggested I think about just going THIS fall (abandoning my Spanish degree) and I told him no way. Even though I can probably write that I'm "proficient" or "fluent" in Spanish on my resume, having a degree in it is pretty good proof that I know what I'm doing.

    I would love to move somewhere where I can use my Spanish on the job (though I think I'll need to learn more body part/medical vocabulary first!). Not many Spanish-speakers in Kansas!

    Meghan
  9. by   camiluvsNURSING
    1st-biology (pre-med)

    2nd-biology w/minor in business administration...wanted to go to graduate school for hospital administration

    3rd-nursing...and i almost said forget when i didn't get accepted to baylor univ...:angryfire

    4th-physician assistant (masters degree program) was what i decided...

    then i did some research and saw that if i can go to school for pa i can also strive to be a np which lead me back to...:uhoh21:
    5th-nursing
  10. by   jenrninmi
    Started out as nursing, switched to computer information systems, switched to accounting, now back to nursing. This is because I've moved so many times (husband was in the military) that I was just trying to do what was best for me at the time.
  11. by   PCGrad06
    I considered RRT! It still crosses my mind if I can't make it as a RN I will try RRT
  12. by   fnimat1
    After high school, I wanted to be a fashion buyer, so I got accepted at the Fashion Institute of Technology in N.Y. I majored in Fashion Buying and Merchandising. In my second semester, I changed my major to Textile Development and Marketing. I loved textiles, it's a very interesting and challenging field. I left F.I.T. after I got married and had my first dd. After my second dd was born I still didn't go back and changed my major to Early Childhood Education. Although I loved absolutely loved working with children I grew tired of the profession. I had always been interested in becoming a nurse so I changed my major to nursing. So here I am....a future R.N. and Neo-natal Nurse Practitioner.


    Fatima
  13. by   Saved_by_Grace
    [font=lucida sans unicode]honestly, i debated my self crazy over which major to choose. i still have lingering concerns at times even though i've been accepted to the nursing program for the fall.

    [font=lucida sans unicode]i really am interested in the human and support service degree offered at my cc. the classes just seem so interesting and appeal to me. however most jobs in that area pay about $6-8/hr

    [font=lucida sans unicode]so then i wanted to be a social worker or an elementary school teacher or a nurse. nursing won out in the end because it will work best for my family. i don't have 6 years to get a master's right now with a growing family. at least this way i can work as an lpn while i do my adn and then pursue my bsn and maybe even further all while earning some money along the way
  14. by   manna
    I started out in bio-engineering/pre-med. I dropped out and took some time off. Since then, I've been thinking of a major in some sort of science (microbio, biochem, etc)/pre-med. On a whim, I decided to apply to rad tech school last year and got into the program, but couldn't afford to go (so stayed at my job). On another whim, I only recently decided to apply to nursing school around 2 semesters ago (I've been going to school for around 5 years).

    Needless to say, since I'm just now barely a junior, I didn't get very far in any of those majors.

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