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Is it possible to go into nursing but transfer to something else if i realize that’s not what i want?

i’m not totally set on nursing and would like to know if there’s a way out.

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Megan’s Answer

Yes! I would start by speaking with your guidance counselor at the university. Depending which year of college you are in gives a good idea of if/how much longer it will take to graduate. Remember freshmen year is mostly trying to find yourself. It is mostly prerequisites. Sophomore year is more prerequisites and some classes towards your degree. I would say Freshmen year is definitely okay. You don't even really have to declare a major until the end of your sophomore year.
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Barbara’s Answer

You can absolutely change your major once in a nursing program. Do some research and determine what is your best path forward. Have conversations with people in the medical field and look for an opportunity to do an intership or volunteer in a hospital. You will find your way....be patient and continue to leverage your network.

Best wishes to you!
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lakeesha’s Answer

Yes you can. Nursing like most careers start with basic courses that are the foundation of most degree paths. You will also find that with a nursing degree there are so many other things you can do besides bedside care. There is administrative nursing, working in insurance, corporate healthcare, healthcare placement and it goes on and on! I wanted to be a doctor and was a biology major to prepare for it. I got a job working in a hospital and saw the day to day and decided it wasn't truly for me and I am now in telecommunications. I would suggest finding a mentor in that field and ask questions or find opportunities to work in a medical setting to get a better idea of what the day to day looks like.
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Zandra’s Answer

You can absolutely pursue a career in nursing and change your career if you determine there is another career option that gives you joy. Put time into researching a day in the life of nursing. Look into the various areas that nurses can work in. For example, you may enjoy working with children (pediatric). You may determine you enjoy working with the elderly community. Maybe working in an emergency room can give you joy and be a rewarding job. You are not limited to pursuing multiple career fields. In fact, many of us changed from our original careers paths and enjoy the type of work we do. Just ensure that you have a plan for any career path that you choose (research, talk to others in the career field, explore internships in the field, look out for opportunities to shadow others in the field).

Best wishes on your career journey!
Thank you comment icon Thanks for taking the time to reply omg🙏 This makes me feel less worried. Daron
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Mark’s Answer

This is Dr. Tracey, D.C , Marks wife.
He asked me to answer this question.

I am a licensed & practicing D.C.-Chiropractor with a dual Doctorate in Sports medicine .
I started in the medical field as a LAC- Licensed Addition Counselor. Spent 10 years in this specialty.
Decided one day that it just wasn't for me as a life time career.
Having the base medical knowledge & training I transitioned into Chiropractic & Sports medicine.
So you can transition from nursing into other medical fields.

I will caution you that medical specialties & fields do take a mental toll.
It takes a special type of person to be in medicine day in & day out for a long period of time.

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