Right now I'm a pre-nursing student at a community college. But I'm pretty confused about what I really want to go into. I'm taking Anatomy and Chem 101 right now and finding that I'm pretty good at science and I enjoy it. If I stick with nursing I won't go much beyond entry level science classes... and I feel like I just... wouldn't be very challenged. At least not with the pre-reqs. I have no idea how difficult nursing classes are...
So, I guess my question is, what are the big pros and cons of both? If I went into medicine I'd get to see the science side of things, which I find fascinating, but I worry that I just wouldn't get the patient contact- which I really want. I first wanted to go into nursing because of that... I don't want to just diagnose, prescribe and then never see the patient... nursing seems like there's just a lot more CARING involved.
Are there any of you who considering going to med school? If so, why did you decide to go into nursing instead of that?
I've talked with other pre-nursing students about it (seems like that's all there is at my JC!
) and they were actually the ones that FIRST said I should go for med school... I wasn't really thinking about it until they brought it up. It got me thinking and now I'm just... not sure what to do.
I know it's probably a better "career choice" to go into nursing, but I don't want to base any decisions on money, or how far I can go, etc. etc. I want to base it on which is, well, best for me.
How is it working with doctors? I think I'd be frustrated having to work with student doctors, especially once I had a lot of experience as a nurse... I'm guessing most experience nurses probably know much more than student doctors... and I can see that being pretty frustrating.
Anyway, sorry for such a long post!