Are there any nures/students with another degree

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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 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?
    Last edit by felesha843 on Apr 28, '05

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    I am a nurse with a non-nursing degree - Business studies with human resource management. I did mine while out of nursing, just doing it for myself to prove that I could and I enjoyed the course but didn't like the kind of work that it led to. Finding it hard to get enthusiastic about making more and more money for someone else (I now work for the NHS in the UK). I could use it to get into management within health care but I enjoy hands on stuff. I make a crap shiny arse

    When I left nursing I got lots of 'what a waste' etc and when I didn't use my degree directly I got lots of 'what a waste' etc but I don't think it is. I am still paying off my student loan but I think that all experiences in life assist you to be a better nurse.

    Just do what your heart tells you - life is to short to live it how someone else thinks that you should.

    Good luck
    Kay the 2nd
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    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 & 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....
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    I graduated from college (the first time) in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and minors in Psychology and Sociology and now have two semesters left in nursing school! You would be surprised how many people in nursing school already have degrees. There are about three others in my class of 20 with previous degrees. I know of a few that even have master's degrees!! You can never have enough education!!
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    I am 35 yrs old with 2 other degrees. I never thought of being a nurse until i worked at a nursing home. i just finished nursing school in august and am now an LVN. with all of the education i have had, i find that i still use alot of it with nursing. you can never have too much education.
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    I've a got a BA in theatre from Stephen F. Austin State University, as well as an MA in children's theatre from Oklahoma City University. . . . I got my ADN from a college in Houston that I don't really care to acknowledge. . .
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    Here is my story.....I have a BS in Civil Engineering. I met my husband who is also a CE, and I worked for 10 years before our first daughter was born. Now that both of our daughters are starting school next year, it was time for me to do something outside of the house. (I know we are very blessed that I could be a stay-at-home mommy for six years, but I really, really feel the need to get out of the house!!) I wasn't thrilled with the idea of going back into engineering even though my husband owns an engineering firm and I could have worked with him.

    I always regretted changing my college major from pre-med to engineering, but going to med school at this point in my life just isn't an option. Suddenly one day last fall, I starting looking into nursing school. I ended up getting accepted to one that's 5 minutes from my house Fall '05, and was able to get some of the co-reqs done early at a community college also 5 minutes from my house. I love A & P like I never loved any of my engineering classes!! I am thrilled to tears that I can finally do something that is a passion rather than just a job.

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    I have a BA in Psych (1992) but never used it, did a bunch of other stuff, was a single mom. Started nursing prerequisites in 2000, having two more babies along the way and finally graduated this past December.
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    I graduated from college in 1999 with a BA in English and a minor in urban education. Before I graduated I knew in my heart that I didn't want to teach (at least not children), but I went on to teach high school and junior high school English for about a year and then worked in various jobs. One day I just got so disgusted with feeling like I was going nowhere I decided to explore my other options. I got laid off from my job right around this time so I decided to get my CNA certification. I worked as a CNA for about 6 months and I absolutely loved my patients. I had co-workers from hell which inevitably caused me to transfer units. Currently, I work as a secretary in my facility's geriatric division and I'm an LPN student. I'll be done in August 2006 and I can't wait to start working . I'm going to start working on my RN as soon as I'm done also.
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    I have an Associates of Arts in Architecture. Right in the middle of my third year I was sitting in class one day looking at the instructor, when it occurred to me: THIS IS NOT FOR ME! Fortunately :chuckle (or unfortunately , however you want to look at it) I stopped attending classes and sought full time work in other areas. At 26, I'm ready to find a good career helping people and making a decent living. Starting LPN program in Florida in March at McFatter Technical Center. Hoping and praying that this will be the right time and career for me! Any advice?

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