I just got accepted into the nursing program at USC upstate here in South Carolina. I'm finishing up some prerequisites right now, but I'll begin my nursing classes in January 2012. I was wondering if any current nurses or nursing students have gotten a double major or a minor while pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing. I've been speaking to my adviser about this, and she told me that she has never heard of anyone in the nursing school pick up a double major or minor because everyone is pretty overwhelmed with the nursing classes by themselves. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I was also wondering if you need to be an official graduate in order to get your RN license. I was thinking that if I decide to go ahead with a double major, then maybe I could finish all of my nursing classes while simultaneously taking a few other major classes. THEN, after finishing the nursing program and completing all the degree requirements, I could get my nursing license and then finish up the remaining classes for my other major while working. Would this work?
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!