Hi everyone!

  1. Just want to give a few things about myself and hopefully get some good advice in the process...cause I need HELP!

    Well, I currently reside in Houston, TX. I work full-time and I'm starting school for the fall 2006 next week. I have a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana and since my last year or so in college I have developed a strong interest in nursing. I've volunteered at Arnold Palmer in Fl and Earl K. Long in Baton Rouge and I enjoyed my experiences and I want to pursue a career in medicine.

    I'm registered for 14 hours this semester @ HCC. I'm taking Micro, A&P I, Nutrition, Intro to Psych, Intro to Sociology (if anyone is taking these classes respond and lets partner up)

    I've been searching a few websites, particularly ut, and baylor and I wanted to know if anyone has completed, participating, or has a friend that is doing the ALTERNATE ENTRY MSN PROGRAM which is given at UT or the ACCELERATED BN PROGRAM given at UT Houston? I am very interested in both programs and I would appreciate some feedback.

    Other than that, I'm ready to get things going. I can't decide if I want to do nursing or medical school. As of now I'm focusing on applying to nursing programs since the admissions for med school has passed. So, if anyone can give me some feedback on how to decide on a nursing or doctor profession please respond. Nice meeting you all and good luck on everything
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    Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 6


  3. by   suebird3
    Welcome to allnurses.com! Glad to have you with us.

    Having been a nurse for nearly 20 years, I would say go into nursing. The possibilities are endless in this profession.

  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses! Good luck in all that you do!
  5. by   Jules A
    Wow that sounds like quite a semester you have ahead. I'd think that much of the decision might depend on your age and need for income in the meantime. Nursing does have a ton of opportunities and within two years you could have your RN and make a nice living while continuing in school. If you are looking for autonomy you might consider being a nurse practitioner. Good luck with whatever you decide. Jules