Has nursing always been your major? - page 2
If not, then what else? I started out with nursing as my major, then switched to surg. tech., and here I am back at nursing! Thankfully, the pre-reqs are similar, so I didn't take any unecessary... Read More
May 26, '04Occupation: staff development Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 538; Likes: 50I guess I am one of those odd ducks who has just "always wanted to be a nurse" -- my dad says that when I was about four -- my brother and I were arguing about something (who knows what!!) infront of the living room window when the neighbor kid took a header off his bike in the road in front of our house. Dad said he knew I waso be a nurse when I abandoned the argument to run outside and help the kid instead.
Have stuck to it too. Took a health careers course in high school and got certified as a nurses aid... worked as an aid to pay for college from the time I was 16 'til I was 22. then I graduated with my BSN, and started working at the hospital -- moved 3 times -- got nursing jobs all three times, got my MSN ad/ed and then got another nursing job!! Guess I can honestly say -- I would not want to be doing anything else!!
May 26, '04Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 87Well first there was operations system management, and then computer networking, and then since I realized the job outlook for both of those jobs were less then ideal..I started looking into radiology and then respiratory therapy and then finally nursing because it had the most choices. Maybe in the future I will look into nursing informatics so I can still utilize my love of computers and technology, but who knows...for now I'm happy learning how to be a nurse.
May 26, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 26Quote from JENRN2BMICHIGANStarted out as nursing, switched to computer information systems, switched to accounting, now back to nursing. This is because I've moved so many times (husband was in the military) that I was just trying to do what was best for me at the time.
Wow! Except for the husband-in-the-military part, that ME!! How did you know for CERTAIN nursing was best for you??
May 26, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: ER, ICU, Cardiac, Med-Surg ; From: US ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 148; Likes: 4I was a criminal justice major for my first associate's degree. Then I was a sociology/psychology major for most of a bachelor's degree. Now, 6 years later, I am back in school for nursing. Sometimes I wish I would have decided this earlier, but I realize that my life experience has gotten me to this point. I wasn't ready for this until now.
May 27, '04Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 641; Likes: 20Anthropology! An interesting major with absolutely positively no job opportunities.
May 27, '04Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in Critical Care, ER ; Joined: Jul '03; Posts: 1,578; Likes: 207Aaaah, count me in the professional student club! My path:
May 27, '04Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 1,980; Likes: 95Quote from Smile!Hi Smile! I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. The last time we moved, about 2 1/2 years ago I decided to stay home with the kids for awhile, then thinking about it when we were in this house for about 6 months, "Hey! This would be the perfect time to go back to school! When we don't have any money problems!" And I've been going ever since! How about you?Wow! Except for the husband-in-the-military part, that ME!! How did you know for CERTAIN nursing was best for you??
May 27, '04Occupation: Inpatient acute rehab Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 2,234; Likes: 52I became an LPN 19 years ago.
I got an English degree 12 years ago.
Now I have my ADN degree as of June 4th of this year.
Will take NCLEX end of June.
I do plan to take a class at a time online to get my Masters in nursing.
I guess I am a "school fool"!
May 27, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: Hey I'm now an RN!! ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 562; Likes: 1[font=Comic Sans MS]I whole heartedly feel this is the path I was meant to take. I tried Respiratory and something ALWAYS came up and got in the way from personal life to financial aid to the job I held while attending school. After my 8th setback I said to myself "this is just not in the cards for me, I am not meant to be doing this." And to be honest my "heart" wasn't there. With nursing I feel that this is where I need to be, and after that it's right over to Oncology, God willing. I worked on an Onc unit for years and that is where I feel at home. That is where I feel I could help people the most.
[font=Comic Sans MS]Respiratory was also a very difficult curriculum, VERY detailed in pharmocotherapy and volumes etc. If your heart isn't there then it makes it even harder to grasp concepts.
May 27, '04Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 60,456; Likes: 16,891I was in pre-med the first year right out of high school, but all I wanted to do was play. Then a few years later I was taking courses to get a degree in Business Administration and hated that royally. Switched to nuring several years after that.
May 28, '04From: US ; Joined: Oct '01; Posts: 6,238; Likes: 1,829Started out majoring in Administration of Justice/pre-Law, was almost to done with my AD and had to drop out when my husband was transfered (Navy).
Went back a few years later majoring in Elementry Education (K-3), was almost done with the AD and had to drop out when I escaped my abusive marriage and moved across country with a 4 yo, a 1 yo and 8 mo pregnantwith #3.
A few years later (as a single parent) my mom offered to pay my rent for the duration IF I would go to nursing school. Her rationale was that I had 3 kids to raise and (at the time- early 80s) there were very few fields that a woman could walk out of school and right into a good paying job. She stipulated I go the extra year to get my RN rather than stopping at the LPN as, in her experience (as an RN) so many single Moms stopped there planning to go back later and never had the time or money to do so.
Almost 20 years later all I can say is...it is a good thing I liked nursing.
May 28, '04Joined: Mar '02; Posts: 1,318; Likes: 41Quote from studentnurse74When I first went to college I was a zoology/biology major. I wanted to be a cetacean biologist.If not, then what else? I started out with nursing as my major, then switched to surg. tech., and here I am back at nursing! Thankfully, the pre-reqs are similar, so I didn't take any unecessary classes.