Hi everyone- this is my first topic post. I looked around and searched for other posts with this topic but couldn't find any.
I am very VERY interested in neurological nursing. Because of my life experiences, including having a sister with Dravet's syndrome I became fascinated with the human brain and nervous system. I started out majoring in Psychology, but working as a dental assistant part time made me realize how much I loved patient care. I know dental assisting isn't the same, but I found working directly with a patient providing medical care was more much more challenging and interesting. However, dental really isn't my thing. Since then I have been studying nursing and I love it! I can't wait to help out people like those in my family who have neurological disorders. I am not expecting it to be glamorous, but I know I will love it and I plan on working hard.
So, I am done with my pre-requisites and I am waiting to get into the clinical program. I may have a one year wait, since my school has a lottery. I realized today that I am just 4 classes from a psychology associates degree. I love psychology as well, and I am wondering if getting that degree would give me an advantage as a neuro nurse. I don't want to spend the money if it won't help me in the long run, although I would enjoy the classes. Would this be impressive on a resume, or would that make someone feel that I couldn't decide between psychology and nursing (which is NOT the case at all)?
Also- would it help with the job? I am sure understanding how people think and the effects of illness and neurological conditions would be a benefit, regardless of if it helps me get a job.