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What should I major and minor in college?

I want to become a nurse in college(I'm not sure exactly which one yet) but I know that's what I want to do, what should I major and minor in.

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Dr. Danuta’s Answer

Pursuing an undergraduate major that focuses on human anatomy and physiology or public health will allow you to become a more Renaissance person. You will explore other facets of life and sciences beyond the nursing vocation. I invite you to explore the following majors: 1) Human Physiology, 2) Health Science, or 3) Behavior and Health. In these undergraduate programs, you will have an opportunity to study social sciences, humanities etc. (e.g., history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, environmental science, earth science, gender studies). The knowledge of these sciences will allow you to develop a broad look at life and better understand the phenomena around you. It will also make you a better healthcare professional and may prevent early career burnout. Oftentimes, students in these majors choose a public health minor. Many students pursue an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program after completing the BS or BA program of their study. Others go to the Direct Entry Nursing program. Some students also pursue a doctorate after completing a master's degree in nursing.
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Pink !

It is so wonderful that you have a career selected and it's great to start looking into Nursing Schools now to review your options.

Choosing a minor in Nursing School depends on the school because some schools only have two minors, others have many to choose from. Other schools would let you work with an advisor at the college to come up with a minor. Some programs let you minor in something that isn't connected to Nursing, so it really depends on the school that you choose. I would say to choose a subject that will support nursing for a minor. You could minor in whatever is offered at the school you attend, but some useful ones would be biology, anatomy, nutrition or psychology.

So your first step would be to explore nursing programs at various schools. It looks like Georgia Gwinnett College Nursing School is the closest one to you. Their website is at https://www.ggc.edu/ Decide if you want to relocate for school and if you do you can research the Nursing schools outside of where you live. These can be found by doing a search on the internet.

Once you enroll in Nursing school, just being there will let you know what your options are, so your minor may not be decided upon for a while yet but it is worth thinking about.

Best wishes to you !
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Martin’s Answer

Great query! Initially, you might find your choices somewhat restricted in various programs, as they often lay down prerequisites either before or after you join a nursing program. If you're not yet enrolled, I'd suggest exploring some science, math, or business management courses. However, it's crucial to also pursue courses that spark your interest and align with your passions outside of nursing. Keep in mind, nursing is a profession, but it shouldn't overshadow your personal life. So, make sure to incorporate activities you love into your schedule. Don't overlook the value of extracurricular activities, as they can be equally significant to your growth as a nurse and as an individual, just like your academic program.
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Martin’s Answer

Choosing your nursing specialty is an exciting decision for the future, not something to stress about in the present. Your first step is to secure a spot in a nursing program, ideally one that leads to becoming a Registered Nurse (RN). Once you're in the program, your required courses will be laid out for you.

If you have the opportunity to select courses before formal acceptance, consider focusing on sciences like biology, perhaps some fundamental chemistry, math, and even a business course. But remember, your education should also reflect your personal interests. Nursing courses can be tough, but they're also an opportunity for personal growth.

If there are any extracurricular activities that you're passionate about or curious to explore, don't hesitate to pursue them. After all, nursing is a fulfilling career, but it's not your entire life! Stay balanced and remember to nurture your own interests alongside your professional development.
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