I'm interested in pursuing a BSN and looking at a few different programs. My goal at the moment is to go into psych nursing and eventually become a Psych Nurse Practitioner.
However, I was told by a few people not to mention this, as it would make schools
less likely to accept me. They said it was because BSN programs are heavily science based and deal with more "clinical" nursing skills, and if they know I'm eventually just gonna go into psych they'll see me as a waste of skills (???)
Does anyone have experience or insight into this? It sounded ludicrous to me but I figured I'd see what everyone else's experiences have been. Should I keep it quiet and pretend I want to work in more medical areas?
Apr 12, '17
I see absolutely no problem with sharing this! While I'm not interested in going into psych myself, my heart is set on being a pediatric oncology nurse and eventually nurse practitioner and I've recieved nothing but positive feedback when sharing my end goals. Personally, I think it's great that you're so passionate about this area of nursing! It shows programs and future instructors that it's more than "just a job" to you.
Last edit by crossfitandnursing on Apr 12, '17