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Why did you choose Nursing?

melareitling melareitling (Member)

After a quick overview of some of the health sciences degrees available, I'm feeling torn between one of those or the BSN program.

Why did you some of you choose BSN instead of BSHS?

Thanks,

Courtney

Why did you some of you choose BSN instead of BSHS?

Why did some of you choose BSN instead of BSHS?*

DLS_PMHNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Psychiatry.

After a quick overview of some of the health sciences degrees available, I'm feeling torn between one of those or the BSN program.

Why did you some of you choose BSN instead of BSHS?

Thanks,

Courtney

I chose nursing because of the wide varieties of specialties.

I can work in an insurance company, travel around the country, or fly on a helicopter.

Not too many careers offer that sort of flexibility.

I chose nursing because I want to make a difference in peoples lives, and care for those who can't care for themselves.

If you choose nursing because of the economy or some other stupid reason, you're going to burn out quick.

My inquiry comes as a result of the discouragement I am feeling by the long line to the door of the School of Nursing (after I'm eligible to apply!), and because of the similarities in the nursing fields I'm interested in pursuing with some of the focus areas available with the BSHS. I understand there is greater overall career flexibility with the BSN and more opportunity to pursue other interests in nursing (i.e., neonatal, nursery, L&D, etc.); this is why I initially decided to pursue a BSN.

If anyone can share info re: the role of care involved with the BSN vs. BSHS with a focus in exercise, nutrition, or physical therapy -- please do! OU also offers a WHP Major that seems interesting. If anyone has any info to share regarding that program, I'd love to read it!

Thanks for your input!

DLS_PMHNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Psychiatry.

If you choose nursing because of the economy or some other stupid reason, you're going to burn out quick.

Although I did not chose nursing based solely on financial stability, I do not believe that it is a stupid reason.

I don't know of anyone in this day and age who WOULDN'T want job stability.

Just my :twocents:

If that's your only reason, it is stupid. There are plenty of pre-nursing students who want to be a nurse more than anything, and its unfair that they are unable to follow their dream just because someone else wants some job stability.

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