I will be graduating from a University this spring with a B.S. in Human Development. I have a 3.7 cumulative GPA and my science GPA is a 3.4 (I am taking Micro right now and I'll be taking anatomy next quarter, so I'm hoping to get that GPA up to a 3.5-3.6 if possible). I received B-s in both quarters of chemistry, so that really screwed up my GPA.
Anyway, I have planned on going to an ABSN program since I decided to go to nursing school. However, after talking with RNs and volunteering, I realize that I don't think I would like floor nursing. My passions are in public health, women's health, neonatal and perinatal. I've heard that these areas are particularly hard to get into and that is discouraging.
Now I am considering going directly into an ELMSN program. What kind of experience will I need? I have volunteered in OB/GYN, Radiology, and the Recovery Room. I also volunteer for a clinic at a hospital that is for women with post partum depression, and I call patients each week to check on them. I have extensive leadership experience, and I also have experience with infants (age 6mos - 24 mos) and I have worked part time all through college.
Does anyone have any advice? I am afraid that my age (21) and the fact that I am not a ccareer changer may hinder my chances of getting in.
Thank you for any help.