I will graduate in June with a 2 year degree in business/accounting. Half way through my degree I got a job as a cna and fell in love with nursing. I knew the nursing field is where my heart was, but I like to finish what I start. So i decided to finish my first degree first. Well, I will start the LPN this year. A lot of people seem puzzeled when I tell them I'm going to be a nurse. One friend even told me I want ever use my other degree. Anyway I feel the more education the better. Are there any nurses or nursing students with other degrees?
May 13, '05
Quote from Sweetpea00
I finished college in May 04 with a B.S. in Psychology...I am currently working in my field at a Mental Health Center as a Child Care Counselor for kids in a group home setting that are dealing with emotional disorders....however the Social/Human Service field is not where I wants to be (for numerous reasons....pay & opportunities for growth are basically non-existent)...people always look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I'm enrolling in a community college to become a nurse...but if I must say so these days what we are doing is not so uncommon...I was reading an article about the top ten jobs today and believe me when I say maybe only one of those jobs required a B.S. or B.A. degree...they only required one year certification or two year degrees...the health care field is where the jobs are....
WOW I knew that there were more people like me out there!!! I have my BA in psych and sociology...minor in crim...and let me tell you after graduation (June 04) I looked for a job everywhere!!!! I couldn't find a job anywhere...it was sooo frustrating...I finally got a job as a receptionist at a DR's office and was soooo depressed! I was making next to nothing! I could barely live on my income let alone pay for my school loans!!! I decided I wanted to go back to nursing school and now im in a direct entry masters program!! Ive met quite a few people who are in the same boat!! I always wanted to work in the medical field, i started out pre med but changed to psych..i loved it but didnt realize that the job market for psych majors was so awful...didnt realize that till too late!!! lol...i dont know why i didnt go into nursing...?? after I graduated I kept wondering why I didn't go into nursing so I decided to do it! I started out in an ADN program and then got the opportunity to apply for the masters program this spring...i got in and I start Monday!!!
Last edit by GrnHonu99 on May 13, '05