I am currently an incoming Junior at the University of Michigan studying chemistry. After doing some shadowing in the hospital I have realized I would love to pursue a career in nursing, but the problem is that I am unsure of how to get there from here. I currently hold a full scholarship
at this school, but transferring to the nursing program would mean I would start as a sophomore, if I was to be accepted at the end of my Junior year, so basically a year from now. Then again I hear that the program only accepts about 30 students annually, so I don't hold very high hopes for that. My parents want me to finish my undergrad here at UM as I am half way done at no cost, but I am worried about the time commitment, this will set me back another two years. I have looked at my options after graduations in regards to pursuing nursing, which include the accelerated nursing programs or starting from LPN. I dread the idea of starting from the beginning after 4 years of heavy undergrad. I hear that the admission to the accelerated programs are severally cut throat, which worries me that I may need to start at an LPN. What is my best option at the given moment? Do I finish my degree here at UM and attempt to get into an accelerated program or either start from scratch, or transfer and pursue nursing now. Thank you in advance for any advice, or comments.