BS in Business, thinking about Nursing...

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I know the drill, I've lived/made house with a surgical prep nurse in the past, and have seen, at least from that vantage point, their experiences.....the problem is, the realities of patient care sound vastly more invasive, and potentially depressing, in terms of the powerlessness of this profession, than data crunching .... which will grind your soul into submission if you don't fight back....

Does anyone out there, who has been at it a while....have a realistic opinion about blending a BSBA in Finance, and an Associates in Nursing...and coming up with some kind of synergy? The politics of healthcare, (I have worked as a healthcare claims accountant, with Humana, and a Hospice) seem not that different from office politics anywhere...

With the current trends of importing nurses, and widespread burnout....somebody give me some unadulterated straight talk...

Thanks..

William

nlion87

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What about blending yoour business acumen with Health Information management/informatics or Health Management Administration

Specializes in Critical Care, Education.

I agree with previous post - that may be a better fit for you, especially since you appear to have some very negative 'vibes' about nursing.

Second career folks can find it very frustrating when they enter nursing because they start at "square one" just like everyone else. Although the specialty knowledge that they may have gained from their previous careers can be a real asset in management or non-clinical roles, it does not really have any bearing in bedside nursing - and that's where everyone starts.

wje9516767

11 Posts

I agree with previous post - that may be a better fit for you, especially since you appear to have some very negative 'vibes' about nursing.

Second career folks can find it very frustrating when they enter nursing because they start at "square one" just like everyone else. Although the specialty knowledge that they may have gained from their previous careers can be a real asset in management or non-clinical roles, it does not really have any bearing in bedside nursing - and that's where everyone starts.

Good points....... really, unless you're well established at this point, almost any prof. is going to be a struggle..

wje9516767

11 Posts

What about blending yoour business acumen with Health Information management/informatics or Health Management Administration

thanks for replying, I'm going now to throw myself under something large and moving quickly....:yeah:

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