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BSN in Nursing or BA in English?? Confused...

rivermeetsanendrivermeetsanend Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited June 2009 in Other College Majors
Well, I've gotten to the point (79 credits into my Undeclared Bachelors, :x) that I realllllllly need to declare a major and stick with it. Family, friends, and the occasional random person all recommend that I get into Nursing. I hear great things about the pay, flexibility, benefits, etc. Then I hear conflicting horror stories about the working conditions, nurses are very overworked, bad management, high stress and burnout, etc. I also have to complete 78 more credits to graduate with this degre, ughhh. Then there is the English BA option that I've given myself. I think that a BA in English is pretty versatile, and can be used in a variety of different occupations. (And I'll graduate in just about 40 or so more credits) I was thinking about getting into Public Relations, Event Planning, or possibly Teaching. But I also want to be realistic. I don't want to be eating ramen noodles for dinner every night because I was too turned off about being a nurse without giving it a try. I just need a little help. I am totally confused, and I really don't have the time for it! I understand the economy isn't in the greatest state, and from what I understand, most professions are affected by it (yes, even Nursing). So, the economy aside, what advice does anyone have for me in regards to making this decision? Does anyone have any input regarding Nursing?
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Replies to: BSN in Nursing or BA in English?? Confused...

  • hola_cholahola_chola Registered User Posts: 24 New Member
    I believe that nursing is an amazing idea, in the sense of the job security, but also, eventually there's so many opportunities in the field. Eventually, you could put your writing skills to great use by become an administrative nurse - which deals with managing other nurses, juggling paperwork, etc. In the end, it's your choice. You should volunteer or job shadow someone in the nursing field to get a better grasp of whether or not you like the field. If not, you know that it's not your best option.
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