Hi! I'm an international student who just graduated from high school.I have my mind set on becoming a nurse but before I do that I want to explore different fields to see what might also interest me. I didn't get to explore much when I was in high school. At first I was thinking of going to a liberal arts and declearing my major only in my junior year like most students do. If I find a course that interests me, I was thinking of taking that path instead (eg. International relations, Languages). However, the liberal arts I've been looking up (eg. Colegate, Amherst) don't have nursing programs. So my question is, are there any liberal arts with nursing programs? I want to study in northeastern US. If so, can you tell me? And if there aren't, are liberal arts elective classes available in universities with nursing programs? Do I have to declear my major in my first year?
I know I can just get a degree in liberal arts first then do nursing but I come from a middle class family. I want to get a bachelor degree in 4 years with minimum amoutn of money spent. So the liberal arts-then-nursing route is out of my options. So do they give financial aids/ scholarships to international students at nursing schools? Is the visa hard to get? I am lost and desperate so I would really appreciate it if you can provide me with answers. Thank you so much!