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CALLING ALL RN'S WITH A PREVIOUS (IRRELEVANT) DEGREE

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by cking14 cking14 (New Member) New Member

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I am in a predicament. 

I so badly want to start my nursing journey and apply to the nursing program.. However, I am about half way through my current psychology bachelor's degree. So, question is, if I were to stay and finish my bachelors first and then do nursing, is there really a significant pay difference? (In Canada)

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No.  I have a first degree in Liberal Arts - Literature.  I went back and did a one year BSN program that was designed for people with degrees in prior fields, and intended for second career (i.e. older) people.  There were about ten of us at the information session I went to before enrolling.  Guess what 8/10 of those people had?  A bachelors in psychology. And they had all just graduated in the prior year and realized there wasn't much they could do with the degree without going on for a doctorate.

 

If you're only halfway, cut your losses and switch to a BSN program.  Considering how expensive college is, you will save yourself a lot of money.

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verene specializes in mental health / psychiatic nursing.

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No, I would say my BA has opened a few doors, simply because it is unusual subject and thus memorable on a resume, but there is no difference in pay for having another degree alongside the BSN. Plus paying for 2 degrees is expensive, better to switch to BSN now and keep the psych for a minor and/or second major depending on how many credits you have. 

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JBMmom has 6 years experience as a MSN and specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care.

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I had a BS and MS in non-nursing related fields before changing careers. They did absolutely NOTHING for me in terms of getting into nursing school or finding employment after nursing school. It absolutely wouldn't get you more money. No one cares about non-nursing degrees, except that if you get an ADN, you can go right to a MSN if you already have a BS. I don't think it's worth it to complete your current degree.

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DeniseO-1125 specializes in BSPS.

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On 8/8/2019 at 6:11 PM, MEINstudent said:

No.  I have a first degree in Liberal Arts - Literature.  I went back and did a one year BSN program that was designed for people with degrees in prior fields, and intended for second career (i.e. older) people.  There were about ten of us at the information session I went to before enrolling.  Guess what 8/10 of those people had?  A bachelors in psychology. And they had all just graduated in the prior year and realized there wasn't much they could do with the degree without going on for a doctorate.

 

If you're only halfway, cut your losses and switch to a BSN program.  Considering how expensive college is, you will save yourself a lot of money.

I want to know about your 1 year BSN program! 😂

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University of Connecticut.  But there are other places that have a better program in my opinion.   The way the UConn program was set up, you pass the NClex but you don’t actually learn a whole lot. It’s too much too fast. And I graduated with a very high GPA that did not reflect at all my actual learning. Just being honest 

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DeniseO-1125 specializes in BSPS.

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Connecticut is way too far away and way too cold! Brrr! Need something closer to home, ie Jacksonville Florida. lol 

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