I just graduated a month ago with a BS in Business Administration (Marketing emphasis) from a well-known university. Throughout my undergrad, I switched my major a few times. Halfway through I considered dropping out and going to a much cheaper community college where I can also get a more hands-on education. But, at the time I felt like that was giving up, and I wanted to finish what I started, in four years. I also hoped that by the time I graduated, I would find passion for something....
Well, sure enough, I didn't find it. I did well though, I graduated with a magna cum laude despite my lack of interest in the program. I just feel like the business degree was too general and I didn't gain any specialized skill. Weeks leading up to and after graduation, I was very stressed out and depressed because I didn't know what I want to do. I didn't think I could get a job that I want/need with the degree and experience I had.
My parents have always encouraged me to go into nursing. I don't know why I didn't listen to them and jumped into business... Anyway, long story short, I quickly enrolled in the pre-nursing program that was offered at a comm. college close to my parent's house. I have to do prereqs for a year and then the program is 2 years.
I have no experience in the healthcare field, but I've been frantically calling people to set up job shadows, volunteer work, patient care, anything that might help me. It just worries me because I'm jumping into it so quickly, and I'm really hoping that I'd be good at and like nursing. I've been reading this board a lot and it's been insightful. Glad to hear people who already have BS and MS's in other fields are also going into nursing.
Sorry for the long background. But my main questions are, would my BS in business help at all if I go for RN-ADN? Like coordinator/administrator positions? I just really hate to feel like i wasted four years and all that money to get a useless degree.... also, I have a meeting with a volunteer manager at a nearby hospital tomorrow - but volunteer work at this particular hospital will not involve direct patient care, so I won't be gaining bedside experience... will it still be worth it? Any answers/comments/advice is welcome