Are there any nures/students with another degree - page 3

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:) 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... Read More


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    I always planned on being a nurse, but I let life get in the way. I ended up with a degree in business management that never got me any more than a glorified secretarial job. Stangely enough, all my "office work" jobs have been in healthcare: doctor's office, SNF's, etc. Nursing is where my heart is, so i quit my job and went to school. One of these days, though, that business management degree with all that healthcare experience is going to look good on my nursing resume. It will all work out in the end--I guess I just took the long road.

    Good luck to you! :smiley_aa
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    Well, I have a degree ("Degree") in Phlebotomy (College of St. Catherine, 2003). Hey, they ought to call it a degree, they put us through a ton of work INCLUDING stabbing each other with needles (no veins here...ouch!). :angryfire
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    I have an Associates in Applied Science in Therapeutic Recreation
    Quote from felesha843
    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?
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    I put myself through college working as a CNA. I finished my bachelors degree in education. However, after I was done with college I realized that I actually liked working as a CNA more than I did working as a teacher. So here I am, about to start LPN school next winter.
    --Marci



    Quote from felesha843
    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?
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    I finished a Human Services degree in 96' and have been working throughout the field with people who have disabilities. Love working with special populations, but there's no money or opportunity (lost two jobs due to budget cuts) in this field. I will be starting an LPN program this fall. And still paying on those *#&%!! loans.
    Good Luck
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    I've got an AA degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and currently attend a California State University in a Liberal Studies Elementary Education program.

    In Fall '05 I will have completed the all prereqs required to get on the RN waiting list at a local community college, where I will wait for ~2 years. During that 2 years I figure I'll just finish up my BA degree and then go back and get another AA degree, but this time in nursing.
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    Quote from So Superfluous
    I've got an AA degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences and currently attend a California State University in a Liberal Studies Elementary Education program.

    In Fall '05 I will have completed the all prereqs required to get on the RN waiting list at a local community college, where I will wait for ~2 years. During that 2 years I figure I'll just finish up my BA degree and then go back and get another AA degree, but this time in nursing.
    First I went to medical secretarial school for a year, then I got my BSN in Nursing, then I got my MA in elementary education, then I got 33 post graduate credits in reading and administration. I worked as a teacher for 30 years , retired with a great pension, and now I want to go back to nursing! You can have more than one career in a lifetime!-and enjoy both!!!!
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    I have a BS in Human Ecology (basically alot of people classes, family classes, and child developmental classes) with a minor in nutrition. I will have my BSN this August!!

    If anyone has a BS degree already, look into accelerated programs. I was looking into getting my RN at my community college (which has a great program). It would of taken me 2 years for my associate degree. Then I found a SUNY school in NY that has a accelerated program and I will have my BSN in 1 YEAR! Such a difference in time and money spent!
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    Yes I do ahve another degree in Business Management. I found out later I enjoy nursing.
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    i am currently and lpn who just graduated with my aa in business management. i was going to go for my ba in healthcare management but decided to take a break for the summer regroup and then this fall i am going to go back and get my rn. i need 2 classed a humanities class and composition 2. then i will be in my 2nd year of rn program. when i would complete that year i will have my rn. then who knows whats next.

    i want to finish and get my masters in nursing and finish my ba in healthcare management.


    angie


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