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What if you cannot get into a nursing program?

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Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

NICU Guy, BSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 6 years experience.

One is to encourage prospective nursing students to enter another applied or allied health-care field, such as community health education, exercise science, kinesiology, medical imaging, medical technology, nutrition, orthotics and prosthetics, physical therapy, public health, speech language pathology, or sports medicine.

Physcical Therapy is a Doctorate degree

SLP is a Master's Degree

Several of my classmates in my ABSN program were Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Personal Training and had difficulties finding jobs or well paying jobs.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

I have a LARGE number of second degree students whose original degrees in Exercise Science and Kinesiology qualified them for exactly ZERO jobs. ("but nobody toooooold me!")

You wanna make some serious coin? Prosthetics/ orthotics is the way to go.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

Today "Inside Higher ED" published a rebuttal of the previous article.

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/confessions-community-college-dean/and-NCLEX-response-steven-mintz

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When I was at Holyoke, students took a Foundations of Health curriculum before entering nursing. That curriculum exposed them to other related health careers -- nutrition, epidemiology, community health worker, medical billing -- in hopes that some would peel off.

londonflo

Specializes in oncology. Has 44 years experience.

On 7/21/2020 at 10:39 AM, NICU Guy said:

community health education, exercise science, kinesiology, medical imaging, medical technology, nutrition, orthotics and prosthetics, physical therapy, public health, speech language pathology, or sports medicine.

"This latter path will likely require a student to pursue a master’s degree but will likely result in a rewarding outcome, both economically"

this was said in the article but I still want to ask the question: Why does a nurse enter the field (it is not a profession anymore -- when people are complaining all the time, do nothing to improve the working conditions and do no pro bono work).

A lot of the discussion here revolves around the lack of salary versus the amount of work. Well that's why it is called work versus spending a year in disneyworld? But is it probably the same there: How many characters feel they have had enough of children with cotton candy reaching out for their hand?

How strong is the nursing vote?

· The fact is that one in every 45 registered voters is a nurse! Make this work!