I'm a 25 year old male who needs help making a decision. I'm currently an accounting major at Cypress College in SoCal. I have to take one more science class without a lab and an art class to transfer to a CSU in the Spring or Fall of 2013.
Lately, I've been thinking about becoming an RN instead of an Accountant. I do enjoy numbers; I just happen to be bored of sitting behind a computer all day. Like some people who were/are in the same situation, often ask themselves: What did I accomplish today? I want something more physically demanding and more satisfying in the sense that I saved lives today.
I became interested in the field again because
1) I work for a home healthcare agency (accounting dept) and
2) Male ER Nurse friends who I have developed a close relationship to have been talking to me about how much nursing sucks (for a lack of a better word); They also tell me about how much satisfaction they get. They love what they do.
I'm in a position at school where I only need to take the following Pre-Reqs:
General Human Anatomy, General Human Physiology, Medical Microbiology
I want to take the program at a JC or a CSU. Will an Associate's Degree be good enough?
Any help would be appreciated!
Jul 6, '12
I am an RN who is not currently working as a nurse. In terms of a career choice, I think only the individual concerned can weigh up what they feel they want to do, and the lengths to which they are prepared to go to to pursue that choice.
I have both an ADN and a BSN. There is a great difference of opinion in the nursing profession as to the plusses and minuses of each. I would recommend doing more reading on this site, as I think there has been a lot of discussion of this question. Personally, I am glad I went through an ADN program first, as this gave me very good clinical nursing training doing hands on care of patients in hospitals and other facilities. I bridged into a BSN program because I perceived that the trend in nursing was towards a nurse having a BSN, particularly as far as graduate career prospects, and I wanted to keep all my options open. I understand that some hospitals are now stating a preference for BSN graduates.
There has been much discussion on these boards as to current opportunities in beginning a career in nursing. There is currently a discussion on the General nursing discussion board in regard to the "Nursing Shortage" that may perhaps be of interest to you. If you haven't already done so, I would suggest searching this site in regard to your questions as well as posting here, as I think there has been some threads along these lines that may be helpful. This site is a great resource.
It is interesting to me that you are thinking of changing from accounting to nursing. I am very happy for many reasons that I chose nursing, the main ones being that I can make a decent living and have the knowledge and skills to help my family members. I do however note that the people I know who are accountants, and I am thinking Chartered Accountants or CPA's, appear to enjoy their careers, and I sometimes envy their nice comfortable offices.
I hope this is helpful, and I do wish you the best of luck with whatever decision you make.
Jul 7, '12
first of all, welcome to the cite.....as i wish you the very best in all of your future endeavors....aloha~
Jul 7, '12
in regards to your concern on pursuing nursing instead of accountant, i'm afraid only you can make that decision. however, with the changes in nursing and the present economy, plus the increase of facilities requiring a bsn. unquestionably, i would suggest for you to register for the bsn nursing program if you can financially, it would pay off on the long run specially if you have any aspirations in management...once again i wish you the very best always...aloha~
Jul 7, '12
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