Hi, I'm new here. Been lurking this site for some time now and decided to post because of questions and to be part of the community.I'm about to graduate tomorrow with an Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Engineering. I really wanted to go start this program so I can know the ins and outs of automotive. How it is working at a dealership and knowing how to maintenance vehicles for myself and doing a side job when I have spare time.Anywho. When I came out of high school back in 2006 I started my pre req courses for the automotive program. I got a job at my local hospital in 2007. I've been there as a patient transporter ever since.I want to pursue the nursing degree but don't really know how to go about it. I got an associates degree from my local community college but would like to go to an university for my bachelors. But I want to change careers.How do I go about that?I know nursing is an fierce, tough field to begin with. I'm already working at a Trauma Level 1 hospital. So me leaving patient transport to patient care technician (nursing aide) isn't really a problem considering I have a well established relationship with some nurse managers. I've been told by many nurses, doctors and patients that I would be a good nurse because I'm compassionate, caring, good multi-tasker, communicate well, etc. And I agree!A couple of my friends told me that I could go to an university and pursue the bachelors degree and switch it to nursing. I didn't take any science classes at all during my automotive degree. So I know if me switching careers, that would cause me to take A&P 1 and 2, microbiology, etc.I received federal aid for my associates degree also. I'm not sure f it will carry over to the bachelors program or not.Is that possible or am I out of luck? Do I have to go back to my community college for the associates degree nursing program
or can I carry my associates degree credits over to my bachelors degree with the career change to nursing?