Hey guys. I am getting quite a bit of negativity about my choice to go for a nursing degree. Here's why: It will take 3 years for my BSN. I'm also double majoring in biology, that should be done in a year (taking summer chemistry)But if I just went for Bio, graduated in a year, I could (if accepted) go on to a PA program for 3 years. So that's 4 years.People including my fellow bio students (including one who admittedly failed out of the nursing program and is going for her PA now..how does that work..I don't know) just don't understand why I'm going for nursing. I think they are seeing $ signs only...and I already see even before I'm close to being a nurse that nurses clearly aren't very respected.I like the "human factor" in nursing basically. I might want to do the PA eventually I don't know it's not in the plans right now.....Anyone else feeling that people are really looking down on nursing? I feel like promoting this-- the world needs GOOD nurses not just people going into a medical field/healthcare for money and prestige!It got me thinking though, while some CNA's are really good some can really care less. I wonder if this is going to be a pattern, where RN's are going to be the next CNA's kind of..like PA's will be getting the respect that RN's were once viewed with? (don't misunderstand my comments about CNA please though-so many work hard I know and get little pay and a ton of work for it) My generation really don't view RN's as anything that great. My friend even said to me "You can be so much more! Don't settle!" But older generations (my mom's) seem to really admire my choice..but my peers don't. I just thought this shift was interesting and inevitably the gap is going to keep widening.Oh also - another comment I get a lot is why don't I just get an associate's or diploma for nursing..they don't see an RN as being "good enough" to require a 4 year degree.