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Did Any Of You Nurses Finish With a Dual Major?

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Specializes in Psychiatric RN & Retired Psychiatric CNA. Has 1 years experience.

I'm currently finishing up my first year of RN school and thought about, during my second year of RN school, taking some courses to finish my Computer science degree which I have most credits for because I was in a CIS program before I started nursing. I also work three 8 hr night shifts per week as a CNA, currently no kids nor spouse, 22 yrs old, stay with mom but split bills.

Was it hard?

Did you combine it with nursing after graduating?(i.e informatics? Etc...)

Have you had clinicals yet? I think they would make it very difficult for a double major.

Shookclays, ASN, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in Psychiatric RN & Retired Psychiatric CNA. Has 1 years experience.

Have you had clinicals yet? I think they would make it very difficult for a double major.

Yes. I've been in RN school for a year. Did you do a double major?

Coffee Nurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 10 years experience.

I was majoring in classics and then linguistics before I switched to nursing, and by the time I made the switch I had taken so many courses (and had to do a fifth year to cover the nursing curriculum) that I just went ahead and finished out the linguistics degree as well. I haven't used it at work at all, except to be unbearably pedantic about Latin vs. Greek plurals to those who I know will tolerate it, but it was my initial interest and I like knowing that I stuck it out. It made for a nice change of pace from the nursing work as well.

My university did not allow double major from different schools/colleges, so while I was 3 classes shy of a language and lit major by my junior year, I would have had to graduate from nursing school and reapply to the university to finish.

Even though it wouldnt have helped my nursing career, I wish I would have been able to double major for personal reasons . It was my first academic interest. Loved all my classes in it.

I was a bio major before I went back and did nursing. Luckily a lot of the science classes like A&P overlapped. But nope, I wouldn't have been able to do a full time clinical load plus nursing classes plus bio classes all at once plus work and raise a family. Not without losing my sanity at least ;)

Shookclays, ASN, BSN, CNA, RN

Specializes in Psychiatric RN & Retired Psychiatric CNA. Has 1 years experience.

Thank you guys for commenting! I'm going to just finish my second year and become an RN then go from there.

Calalilynurse

Specializes in peds. Has 7 years experience.

No there was no room to even pursue a minor.