Need some advice...

  1. I'm in a difficult situation...
    I was accepted for the LPN class but after visiting this board and getting advice from friends decided to go for my BSN... I've been accepted into the nursing (BSN) for the fall.
    The problem is that I have so many college credits (liberal arts) that while the whole class will have a full load each semester I will only have my nursing classes to take, which will only be 3 classes= 9cr. Due to financial aid reasons (ugh...!) I will have to take more classes in order to be in the "full time" status. Now my advisor told me to minor in anything. But I don't want to take something too hard while I'll be preoccupied with my nursing classes and then bring my GPA down. I also feel that I should not have to pay money (cause I will have to take loans as well) for "bs" classes.
    Any feedback is very welcome...
    If I were to minor in something what would be a good one, I'm thinking of health administration (but again I'm skaired that the classes might be too hard)...
    It's also gonna take me 2+ years to finish the nursing program...
    (I feel like I've been going to school all my life)
    I also feel like just taking the LPN and come back to all of this BSN thing later. I"m not even thinking about the RN/ADN because there's only 2 community colleges in my area. They both have waiting list and can not even predict when they'll be accepting students. And Even if they would take me it would take the same amount of years to finish...

    (WOW... I'm glad I got this off my chest)

    Nursing 101
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  3. by   ageless
    I f I had it to do over again. I would would have gotten a minor in Business or hospital administration. Never settle for a lesser degree..go for RN BSN. These minor degrees will come in handy if someday you want to move away from bedside nursing and into administrative roles.

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