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What did you study in college ?

im interested in the Certified Nursing Assistant trade and have some questions . #nursing-education #nursing #college #nurse #medicine #healthcare

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Giovanna’s Answer

Hi Kaylene,

I’d like to share my story, in hopes it will help give a different perspective along your way. I was a Human Physiology major in college. It allowed me to take all the prerequisites I needed for my dream of applying to medical school. It was a great opportunity and I had the chance to learn so much about the human body, public health, and nutrition - just to name a few.

However, after graduating and working in the medical field I realized my dreams were changing and I wanted something else for my life. After some time and discerning, I am now in a program to receive my Masters in School Counseling and I could not be more thrilled.

I enjoyed working in the medical field; as a nursing assistant, receptionist, medical scheduler, insurance analyst, administrative assistant - I’ve seen a lot! And each of those roles helped me to become who I am today. I am grateful for that time as it helped me better my skills that I will ultimately use as a School Counselor.

My hope in sharing my story is that you know that the world is literally a wealth of opportunity. And whatever decisions we make (like a major in college) may not come to fruition as we planned it but will ultimately help us along in this journey of life.

Good luck with everything Kaylene!

Giovanna

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Donna’s Answer


My undergraduate degree is in Middle Childhood Education with a specialty in Mathematics. Currently, I’m attending grad school to earn my degree in Business Administration with a specialty in either Accounting or Finance.

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Hwal’s Answer

Kaylene,


My educational background is quite unconventional, but for my undergraduate degree in the U.S., my major was sports and health sciences and now I'm in a graduate program to become a PA. You mentioned you're interesting in becoming a CNA. I worked as one for a while before starting the PA program. What questions did you have for me?


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Thank you comment icon Hey Hwal , one question i had for you was what was the typical day like as an RN ? Kaylene
Thank you comment icon Hi Kaylene, I wasn't an RN but a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). A CNA can work in many different settings, such as hospital floors, skilled nursing and rehab facilities, and private duty, where you typically work with only one person/client. A typical day for a CNA can also vary, but mostly consists of basic nursing tasks such as bathing, feeding, range of movement exercise, toileting, etc. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. Hwal Hwal Lee
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Richard’s Answer

I chose biochemistry because there was overlap with the premed requirements and I wanted to complete my degree in 3 years.
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