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Is it Hard to Double Major in Nursing and Psychology?

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Thank you comment icon From what I hear, the easiest way to double major is to have majors with a lot of overlapping coursework. I know people who got a double major simply by taking 3-4 extra classes. Compare the list of required courses, the less they align the harder it will be since you will have to take more classes and be in school longer. Barbara Klingler
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LaTerricka’s Answer

As a psych major myself I will say that when it came down to going through undergrad for it was mainly difficult because it is a lot of definitions and descriptions. On the flip. I had friends in the nursing with all the clinicals, practical's and notes you will need to pass the program before you ever get close to the licensing exam just sounds like a lot of stress. With all of this in mind not to mention you still have to eat , sleep and be a person for these two I would not recommend as a double major unless you essentially live rent free and have entirely too much time on your hands because trust you will always be busy. And in my opinion as nice as a double major can be it is not worth the stress of trying to complete it when you can take your time to do it right the first time around instead of doing both and failing terribly.
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Lili’s Answer

Nursing programs are usually incredibly rigorous. Completing it by itself will be a challenge. Adding a double major in psychology (especially when there is very little overlap between nursing and psychological classes) will add months and potentially years to your educational journey.

Essentially, it is not impossible, but definitely more difficult and time-consuming than picking one of the two to focus on.
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Matthew’s Answer

No matter what you major in, double majoring is likely to be difficult due to the amount of work you will have to complete. However, if you have a career path that you love an you think that double majoring is necessary, then it is worth your time!
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Luke’s Answer

To answer your question directly, yes it is hard to double major in nursing and psychology. There are some schools that make it easy to double major because of shared courses and similar curriculum.

If I was a student again and double majoring was a thought that crept into my mind, I'd be asking myself how two majors will stand to benefit my career path.
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