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Hi everyone! I'm approaching my last semester at Chabot College in Hayward, CA for my prerequisites. I originally wanted to get my BSN, but now I'm looking into majoring into more of an office job instead. I don't want to do bedside even though I know that what some of the duties as a nurse entails. I've also been looking in grabbing my bachelors in accounting(eventually my masters), public health admin with concentration in health(eventually masters in health admin), or just stick to nursing since I was planning on getting my masters as well as a CRNA or PA. My knees are started to get sore and I've had bad knees my whole life too. So I'm stuck on what to major in know.

Since this is my last semester for prerequisites, all the classes I've taken so far will lead me to any of these professions since I can pick up the major core classes starting next year.

Please help me with some advice on what I should or could do. Is it hard getting a job in any of these fields? I know the pay is pretty good for all three of these since I'm in the Bay Area. But I'm just focused more on what I should do because I can't figure it out.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Hello, Twin0912. If you want to be a nurse in an office/administrative setting, these positions require some degree of bedside experience. To become a CRNA or PA also entails having bedside experience. In California, to even be considered for admission to a CRNA program, most schools require you to have at least a year of critical care experience. If you truly hate working bedside, I would suggest a non-nursing related field. Good luck!

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It sounds like you're not too interested in bedside nursing, which makes wanting to go into CRNA school kind of silly because you need at least one year of critical care experience to even be considered for CRNA school. Working an office job wouldn't qualify you for graduate school. Also, there is no difference in major between getting an office job vs. job working the floor upon graduation, nursing school is nursing school and you decide where you want to go upon completing your board exam (the NCLEX). As far as the PA option goes, I don't believe going through nursing school first wouldn't give you any advantage over other students other than having patient care experience and being able to work a recent paying job through the PA program. But if you want to go the PA route, I'd say just go for that directly.

I would recommend a less physically demanding job such as accounting like you mentioned, nursing can be a hard job on your body and if you're already feeling like your body is declining, you're going to be very limited on jobs in the nursing field that don't require a physical aspect of the job, and often those nice office jobs or management jobs are the ones that require some experience which you wouldn't have as a new grad. Just some food for thought.

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