Thank you both for your feedback!
When I started at UCI, I had no idea what I wanted to do. By the time I figured it out, I was told it was impossible to change majors to Nursing. I tried changing schools, but all the other UC’s with nursing programs would not accept transfers. I attempted to transfer to a Cal State, however was told a large portions of the GE’s I had completed would not transfer. At the end of the day, it felt like I had no option but to finish my degree at UCI.
I did not realize how hard it would be after graduating trying to go back to school for Nursing.
I currently live in the Los Angeles area. However, I am willing to relocate. The cost of living is ridiculously high here and not somewhere I plan to stay forever. I am willing to relocate to, for example, areas like Phoenix , AZ. However, I am not sure I would be willing to relocate to a rural town with very few people.
My biggest concern is being accepted to a accelerated BSN program since they are extremely competitive.
I think I need to do more research on the direct entry MSN programs. They did seem a bit scary and overwhelming for someone just entering the field of Nursing.