I have a dilemma which career i should do ... RN or PA.
to make a long story short, i'll try to summarize my situation.
im an art student and have a bachelor of arts in advertising. now i'm thinking of changing careers and it came down to either RN or PA. i know there is a bunch of topics comparing the two but i still can't decide what i should do.
I have no science background so i will be starting from scratch on both from pre-reqs and so forth. i was highly considering the PA route by getting some EMT experience because i already have a bachelors so it would mean i can just continue on without letting that go to waste.
but then a nurse student friend of mine told me that going from nothing to PA field might be too big of a step for me and maybe i should consider going nursing first and then see if you want to be PA or whatever else. Nursing would give me more options for advancements other than PA since i'm not too familiar with medical field this might be a good experience.
so i went to a community college career counseling session to get more feedback and she told me that i should just go directly to a PA program if that's what i want to do. Nursing program is highly competitive and it will definitely take longer to finish. 6-7 years for nursing (bachelors) compared to 3-5 years of PA. ( these include my pre-req years. ) i would want to get a bachelors for nursing if i went that route and then definitely go for some specialty advancement afterwards which may take another 2 years on top of 6-7 years of nursing.
now i'm just confused on what i should do.
another worry is that since i have no science background i might be at a disadvantage or i may not be able to keep up in school in these classes. so what would you suggest may be a good route for me. also, will i be able to find a job in both fields in california? thanks!