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What should i do in the health field besides nursing?


Okay so basically went to a BSN nursing program and failed out. I took a pharm class and applied to two associate degree programs. Anyways I've been looking around to one of the programs and my ranking will not get me into the program most likely. I have taken this semester to wait to see if I will get in. Point of the story is since I have all these pre req classes , I'm trying to see what I can go to school for besides nursing. That would mean that I wouldn't start all over. Honestly I can keep waiting for a nursing school for me to possibly get into because I need to get a degree and start working. So as much as eventually waiting it's not an option for me. Anyone has any recommendations let me know. thanks

Have you looked in to a radiology tech school? A lot of the pre-reqs are the same and they make good money.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Respiratory therapy

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Occupational or physical therapy. No nights. A lot of crossover in pre-req classes. SLP is good too if interested. All 3 have diverse specializations

Those are good options suggested above. You can also think of registered dietian, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy!

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

At my school, all of those mentioned above are limited entry programs. You have to have great grades to get in. Maybe medical assisting or coding? Maybe try to retake classes to get you gpa up. Dental assisting is another option. I talked to a girl yesterday who didn't get into our hygienist program because of a B in micro and a B in math. She is now going for business. It's a tough situation to be in. Have you evaluated why you have done so poorly? You may want to look at changing study habits.

At my school, dental hygiene actually is more rigorous to get into than the nursing program itself. Apparently that field is quite in demand too, except there are even fewer seats in the program compared to the nursing program, so the bottleneck of applications is even worse. I had no idea until I was taking pre-req's for nursing, and it was split down the middle - you were either pre-nursing or pre-dental hygiene.