Switching to a career in Nursing....

  1. I have recently graduated from a private university with a BS in exercise phys and have opted out of going to PA/PT/OT/Chiro school.I feel that it is just not the right fit for me. I have a accumulated a substantial amount of debt so far and looking to start over with a new career. I am currently a phlebotomist at a local hospital and work side-by-side with nurses, resp. therapists, and M.D's so I have a decent understanding of what the career entails. I have a passion for helping others and I think this might be a great move for me. I know that my local community college offers a Associates degree in nursing and requires the HESI test upon admission into their program. I am looking for any advice for the months to come regarding application process, testing, schooling, or any other insight regarding nursing as a career! Thanks!
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  3. by   geminiBSN75
    I just graduated from an ADN program in May. I too have a BA in another field that was not the right fit. So I went back to school and never looked back. It was sooooooo hard!!!!! But if you have a support system and the want to do it, you can!!!!!! I dont know where you live but right now jobs are hard to come by. The economy will change again and there will be jobs again. Good Luck!!!!!!!
  4. by   geminiBSN75
    We also had to take the HESI. It was a pain in the *ss!!!!! But it must of helped b/c I passed my boards on the first try! We had to take it every semester.