Is nursing your second career? - page 6

I graduated a few years back with a BS in biology and have finally figured out that nursing is my calling:) If you already had a degree prior to entering nursing school, did you enter the... Read More

  1. by   jemommyRN
    I have a B.S. in chemistry and my "first career" was a forensic DNA analyst (for about 3 weeks) LOL. I work as a research assistant with my degree for a while, but I wish I would have entered an accelerated program, but I didn't know about (the one i should have entered) until I was already in my ADN program. But, in my ADN program, I didn't really need any prereqs, I just got straight into the nursing curriculum. If you think you can handle the accelerated program, do it.
  2. by   Gaia2008
    Last edit by Gaia2008 on Jun 23, '07
  3. by   heywazzupdude
    Nursing is my THIRD career. I have a BS in Chemistry, Computer Programming diploma & a MS in Information Systems. My first career was a chemist and second was software engineer. :biere:
  4. by   RN60453
    Yes it is, I have a BS in biology, chem minor. BSN is my second degree. between those times i was a veterinary technician for 10 years
  5. by   MollyMel
    I started a BA, and now have a B.Tech in entertainment technology. I worked in theatre for 10 years (while in school as well as after) and have been bored for the last 2. I had a really awful desk job at a lighting rental company last year that was the final impetus to get out. I'm so glad i did, i am am happier and healthier already. But I am also really happy I had those other experiences.
    I had planned on an accelerated program, but the earliest I could get into a 15 month program is January. A 2 year ASn starting in September will get me my RN at the same time, and I will be able to start an MSn with only a few more credits. (plus it's cheaper!)

    The "direct entry MSns" that are listed for NYC (Columbia and Pace) aren't really just an MSn. They are 2 1/2 to 3 year programs where the first year is an accelerated BSn and the last 1 1/2 - 2 are the (basically regular) MSn. They just encourage you to do all 3 years rather than leaving after 1 year (a typical accel. BSn), so you're not really skipping a step.
  6. by   armyvet
    I am starting an Accelerated BSN program next week. I hear it is really tough too. We have an exit exam (Hesi) to take and if we do not pass with score of 900 then we do not graduate. I will let you know how it is going after we start.
  7. by   PNCC2001
    Nursing is also my second degree. I just graduated with a BS in Human Services, but worked in Social Services for many years before that; and really don't want to anymore. Before that I worked in the medical field for several years, as a secretary and medical assistant. I have gone back and forth about nursing for many years, but finally decided to do it. I will be continuing prereqs in June and hope to get accepted to nursing program that starts January 2008. I realized nursing is where I need to be. Good luck to everybody. I look forward to helping each other through.