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Get in to Nursing School With a Degree in Something Else

Steve Berman | NursingLink

It’s been said that life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. That’s kind of what it’s like for people who decide to become nurses after they’ve already gone to college.

Perhaps you loved books so much you became a Literature major, happily earned a bachelor’s degree but something didn’t feel right. Sure, you could get a job as a teacher, or something else completely unrelated to your Lit degree. But still, something was missing.

You always thought of becoming a nurse, but you went straight on the track to a 4-year degree and figured your desire to become a nurse was just a passing fancy. Only here you are, years later, with a full-time job and more responsibilities than you ever thought possible in your early-20’s, and you realize: “I want to become a nurse.”

Don’t get discouraged and think it’s impossible, or that nursing school is too hard to get into, or that when it comes to becoming a nurse, that ship has sailed. A nursing career is still within your reach even if you take a circuitous route to get there.

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