What should I choose as a major?

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I know I want to work with premature babies, newborns, and cancer children. The only problem I'm having is figuring out what department to apply into. Your probably saying I should know this, but I didnt know what I wanted to be until last year as a sophmore in college towards my last semester.


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Well if you want to work with children you'd have to do pediatrics and then work your way into oncology. I think that would be easier than doing it reverse. If you want to work with newborns you would have to do maternity or neonatal.

UVA Grad Nursing

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Phoenix does not offer an online program to become an RN. Their programs require people to be a RN already, and then proceed towards BSN and above.

There is one online program that might prepare you to become a RN (Excelsior), but its graduates are prohibited from taking the NCLEX-RN in several states.

If you go for the LPN first, you will likely need to go to a campus-based ADN program afterward. Some ADN programs will transfer credit from a LPN program and others will not.

If your goal is to be a RN, I would recommend that you aim for that now. It will take you more time (and more money) to pursue the LPN and then RN.

NeoNurseTX, RN

1,803 Posts

Specializes in NICU Level III.

...Nursing? Are you in the US?

You major in nursing and then specialize after you graduate. Hospitals usually train you into specialty programs.

Preemies - Neonatal ICU

Normal newborns - Well baby nursery or low risk nursery. If you want to deliver the babies.. labor & delivery nursing. If you want to work with both the moms and the newborns, then postpartum if they do couplet care.

Children with cancer - pediatric oncology

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