Hi everyone, I'm in my first year as a pre-nursing student, however, credits wise I'm a sophomore. I was thinking that since I am a little ahead in school, I should take the opportunity to pick up a minor and study abroad. I want to get a minor in Spanish, and study abroad to Mexico for a year. This would definitely set me back a little more than I would like it to but I feel like it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Because of my extra credits I would have been eligible to apply to NS in Spring 2011. However, this was going to get set back to Fall 2011 because my college was not offering some classes I needed. With my new plan, I will not be starting NS (if i get accepted) until Fall 2012, essentially putting me a year behind.
I am worried about how far this is setting me back and I'm wondering if you think it's worth it or if I should just scrap the plan altogether. Has anyone here studied abroad before? It kind of sucks because the study abroad program advertises that they have a program for "EVERY MAJOR!!" but, of course, that doesn't include nursing. I've always wanted to study abroad but this is my only chance.... It's clear which side I am leaning to-going!!-but I just want to hear other opinions.