I am motivated male from NY and I am 21 years old. I am currently attending a 4yr school in NY. I just completed my 1st major in Africana Studies and now, I am now taking up Human Biology as a major. I never thought about nursing until I met my best friend mother who told that I look like the type who will do well in nursing. I've spoken to many nurses who told me they enjoy and love their jobs. I want to get into nursing, but I need guidance and I am scared of what the future holds for me.
So far, I am in my senior year in college and I delayed graduation until Spring 2014, instead of Spring 2012. I've made this decision to get my prerequisites out of the way while financial aid still cover my studies. This is my plan for next spring semester:
I plan to take these courses
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry Lab 1
Microbiology at a local community college - its an online course, but I have to attend Laboratory sessions once a week.
In addition, I am taking these two courses for my new major
Human Population Biology
Introduction to Human Evolution
Plus, I am trying volunteer on the weekends at a local hospital in the area in their Intensive Care Unit .
All of these courses add up to 17 credit hours.
Am I taking on too much?
Are these science courses difficult?
I plan to study 30-40 hours per week so I can do well in all my courses and understand the material.
I am scared because I don't know if I am taking the right steps and classes to become a nurse. Please provide feedback.