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Unhappy at my college

412762412762 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in College Life
I am a nursing major at a pretty good school that is known for nursing. Lately, I have been completely unhappy at my school and it is affecting my ability to study. If i am unhappy, how can I even try to do my best. I want to transfer to another school for engineering. All I know is that I do not want to be at this school next year. Will I regret leaving my school and the nursing opportunity?
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  • asianamericansonasianamericanson Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
    What's wrong with nursing? I wish I had been able to go to a school with a nursing program! You get to give and aid people in keeping the most important thing that belongs to them, their lives and family. And you're almost assured to find a job with a nursing degree after college. Maybe you could try to transfer and still do nursing. One less nurse in this world is almost always a negative.
  • SinkOrSwim123SinkOrSwim123 Posts: 235Registered User Junior Member
    and are you sure you want to do engineering? Engineering is rough ):
  • RachelTSURachelTSU Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    What year are you in school? If you are a junior or above I recommend you finish it out and go back to school for the other degree if you like. Nursing is a great career field. I agree engineering is rough. My boyfriend was an engineering major and switched to computer science. He wasnt doing too good in engineering and it took him about 2-3 more years to graduate. You should talk to your advisor.
  • collegeboundJoncollegeboundJon Posts: 422Registered User Junior Member
    I know where you go! I think penn?

    If you are not happy just transfer
  • SinkOrSwim123SinkOrSwim123 Posts: 235Registered User Junior Member
    OP, you're at penn? same here, and I've had thoughts of transferring too but...gotta make it through the semester, or whole year at least
  • 412762412762 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    no, I'm not at penn. I am a freshman at SLU
  • asianamericansonasianamericanson Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
    Why would you transfer from Penn? I'm in the Tri-Co and I've always wanted to take a class there (too darn far).
  • 412762412762 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    ...I don't go to Penn..
  • asianamericansonasianamericanson Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
    Right. Well, I think you ought to stick with the nursing (unless you REALLY hate it) since nursing not only is an incredibly meaningful occupation but it bodes well for your job future (which is what everybody cares about these days). Like I said, I wish I could've done nursing.
  • 412762412762 Posts: 21Registered User New Member
    True. I'm thinking of transferring to a school closer to home and continuing nursing though my new college will not be as good of a program. And if still don't like nursing there I'll change majors but at least I'll be happy there

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  • SinkOrSwim123SinkOrSwim123 Posts: 235Registered User Junior Member
    asianamericanson, why do you want to take classes at penn?
  • asianamericansonasianamericanson Posts: 188Registered User Junior Member
    Well, for one, they offer exotic languages that small liberal arts colleges can't. I mean, they even offer Sanskrit there. Sanskrit! And being in University City makes the whole place seem really lively. Anyways, you definitely shouldn't transfer; besides I think Penn's first year retention rate is almost 100% so that tells you that most people see Penn as the best option. Why would you want to transfer?
  • ExcavalierExcavalier Posts: 517Registered User Member
    i heard there was a penn party here. am i late~

    edit: but back to the original question. Give it time. at first I hated this place and felt like I didnt belong but eventually I saw that there were a lot of opportunities here that I couldn't get elsewhere, and the experiences here are top notch. i know you're not a penn student but give it at least until the end of the year before you make your final decision.
  • collegeboi1992collegeboi1992 Posts: 16Registered User New Member
    If you are passionate about engineering then go ahead for sure. You have to ask yourself, what interests you - engineering versus nursing. Also ask yourself, what is the tradeoff , what is the gain in switching schools or majors? Also, if its academic rigor that is bothering you, then the problem can be solved by talking to academic services, acquiring tutoring or asking around to sign up with professors that are good at teaching. If it is the prestige issue with the academic major you have pursued , or something in the specific college environment such as friends. In the end, the decision you make rests with you but, you should do the SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) that your transfer or future academic plans pose in lieu of your current plans..
  • SinkOrSwim123SinkOrSwim123 Posts: 235Registered User Junior Member
    well, asianamericanson, academics here are pretty tough, I feel like my grades have been slipping...hope I don't have to retake any classes or anything
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