Please Help: SLP vs RN? - page 2

Hello everyone, I am currently in my freshman year of college. I went away to school with the intentions of per suing a BSN. I was already accepted into my schools program and I am currently taking... Read More

  1. by   archangel31
    To mom-n-student, many thanks to the sister who wants to work with children with autism and medically fragile children, we need more of those angels!! Anyhoo, just remember, with nursing, you will not always be limited to one field of nursing, especially as you earn more degrees. You will also have the opportunity to teach and/or manage. At the private school I work at, the SLP staff we have partnered with from one of the universities in the city are wonderful help to our kids. Check out all the avenues both fields offer, you might consider having degrees in both fields. If there is one thing I have painfully learned, do not miss out on all the educational opportunites. Knowledge is a treasure that NO ONE can take from you!!! Blessings
  2. by   kbaker93
    Yeah, it's too bad that website doesn't exist. I only posted on here because I saw a lot of other posts and people with experience as an SLP did reply and have some input to give. Thanks though.

    mom-n-student, thank you. your post was very helpful!
  3. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    Try to volunteer in a hospital or nursing home. Work as a CNA. Ask if you can follow a SLP around for a day to see what they do.
  4. by   tishluvnc
    I know a speech pathologist who makes good money, enough to pay for her own house and like o.k. I think it's a good career, but I would also wonder about the amount of jobs opening in a certain area. I know you have to have a masters degree.She said she liked it because her schedule is flexable. I'm a cna contemplating nursing, but still not sure myself.

    Nursing is very demanding, even as a cna I wished I didn't have to go to work on the day everything was shut down because of snow. But no, I slowly made my way to my patients house and prayed I didn't end up in the ditch with the other cars on the side of the road.
  5. by   kbaker93
    Everyone, thank you so much for your input. Lovely_RN, that was exactly the kind of information I was looking for. Very helpful and informative post.

    I've been continuing with my research and think I am going to head in the direction of SLP.

    Thanks again