thanks. I am not afraid of needles or blood. I'm not looking forward to pee and puke (but I can handle those)- poop and using enemas sort of freaks me out, but I'm sure I'll get used to it. (I just hope I don't get really sick during clinicals).
My dad (a podiatrist) used to show me surgeries on tv and showed me medical photos growing up. i was always fascinated- never nauseated. My mom also works in a hospital-she's a HUC.
I was pre-med frehmen year, and then...well the rest is history.
so, here I am again, pursuing my love for the healthcare field. right now, i work in non-profit, which is great, (i coordinate fundraising events) it's a lot of fun, but i don't feel challenged enough and most of the day, i'm stuck behind a desk. I hear nurses complain about standing on their feet all day- if only I could be running around, instead of sitting on my butt. I love working with people and I enjoy my job- but my true passion is hands-on healthcare.
sometimes, i think I am crazy, wondering if I should maybe become a genetic counselor instead and go straight for my Master's degree and be done before I even get m second BSN. But, I know getting my BSN will give me the freedom and flexibility to do so much more. and of course, I will go for my ARNP. I could do genetic counseling (if i choose later in life) or peds, oncology, NICU, psychiatry. There's so many options. Although I love genetics, I want to have that flexibility and ability to go into other areas that i enjoy and rotate throughout the years, learning so many different areas.
as for my classes, The A+P classes are either combined or separate. I have the choice. I'm planning on doing two semesters of combined. what do you think? I'm taking one class a semester, so i don't overload. So far, the micro class is a condensed summer (so it's intense, but still fun).
Anyways, thanks for all your help!