I will be graduating in May 2021 with my BSN. I am super stoked and things are going swimmingly, aside from the whole pandemic thing (or “the old pandooskie” as I like to refer to it). I am very interested in L&D as well and have been lining myself up for an L&D career that could one day lead to a MSN or PhD midwife degree.
The thing is, I have a passion for ballet, used to dance professionally, teach dance, and will NEVER NOT be in love with dance. I would have gone to PT school, but I wanted to learn about pathologies, how the life-sustaining functions of the body work, and how to save lives! I’m very passionate about nursing as well.
It’s a bit of a stretch (no pun intended), but are there any other dancing nurses out there? Do you know of any ways I could combine nursing and dance to make a career? Perhaps a holistic care center? I thought about getting a dance therapy graduate degree, but that would cost quite a lot of money, and I don’t know if the degree would pay itself off.
Perhaps I should work an OB job full time and start a dance business side hustle? My hometown dance studio owner would also like to leave her business to me in her will, so that’s another consideration!
The thing is, I would love to combine dance and nursing because I think nursing experience provides a dimension of understanding of the body that is often lacking in the dance world (and other athletic activities). Physical therapists are so, so important and know so many things that nurses do not, but nurses also know important things that physical therapists do not.