I have a BA in psychology from a private LAC. I have worked for the past year as a human resources manager but this is not overly fulfilling work. To make this brief: I am considering returning to complete a second bachelors degree in nursing and perhaps go on to be a Nurse Practitioner. I am interested in psychiatric nursing for adolescents and young adults.
Does anyone have any feedback on good schools for my psych background, 3.75 GPA, magna cum laude, and with honors in psychology? I live in the northeastern PA area and would like to limit my search to that area.
I am also trying to find a good volunteer opportunity in psychiatric work, or something similar so I have a realistic idea of what is involved beyond the classroom work.
I have looked briefly at Thomas Jefferson, Cedar Crest College, and a few other schools that I need to research more details on. Does anyone else have recommendations for schools with 2nd bachelor's options in the PA, NY, NJ areas?
Also, does having a BA in psychology provide any advantage, since I am looking at psychiatric nursing? Or do they look at it like any other 1st bachelor degree and not care much about it? Thank you!