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Any Computer Science majors out there?

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Do any of you have two Bachelors degrees, one being non-healthcare related? If so, which was harder for you?

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oneLoneNurse has 25 years experience and specializes in Psych, Informatics, Biostatistics.

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I have a clinical SAS programming certificate and a nursing diploma/Associates. I would say that the nursing one was more difficult. I wasn't as moved by the content either.

Though love both fields and right now back with nursing. Am going back for an MLIS to become a medical librarian.

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I have an MS in computer science from 1989, and a BSN from 2005. The nursing BSN was harder.

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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I came from an engineering field...

Nursing is harder.

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Trophywife81 specializes in Med-Surg, gynecology.

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Nothing technical, but I have a BA with a double major in English and history; and a minor in math. Not much you can do with that, so headin' to LVN school next month...:balloons:

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chuck1234 specializes in Nurses who are mentally sicked.

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Nothing technical, but I have a BA with a double major in English and history; and a minor in math. Not much you can do with that, so headin' to LVN school next month...:balloons:

Very good...I am very happy to see another "happy ending."

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English Lit. degree. Off to LVN school in Sept.

(Doing the happy dance! :monkeydance:)

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I have a BS in computer science and recently completed a 2 year diploma program. Nursing school was harder in the first 1 year than the 4 year BS degree combined. Taking this one step further, I worked in the computer science field for many years in various capacities, including VP, and find that much more is required of you at the low paying nursing position, but the rewards have been much bigger.

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NightOwl0624 has 6 years experience.

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I have a BS in Computer science, too... I did love my job, but being home for 8 years with kids, I couldn't imagine going back to that (even if there were more jobs available).

I can't compare the two, though, I haven't started nursing school yet. I just finished the pre-reqs, which I thought were pretty tough!

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piper_for_hire specializes in SRNA.

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I have a BS in computer science. My BSN was harder - but for all the wrong reasons. Nursing school made no sense. You would be taught one thing and then be tested on NCLEX questions that often had little to do with what you learned in class. It all seemed completely disorganized. Even my clinical time seemed very random. From where I sit, nursing is 99% OJT and that is a systemic problem in nurse education. I'm in anesthesia school now and everything makes sense again. Whew!!

-S

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zaggar has 8 years experience.

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I got my BS in Computer Science while active duty air force. But I'm now retiring Aug 13th and starting the nursing core curriculum Aug 20th. I can't say which is harder yet, but I can say A&P and microbiology were definately hard classes. Any class that starts with 75 people and finishes with 15 is hard.

With a computer background, I view this transition as moving to a more complex system.

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