I am a college student pursing my Bachelor’s Degree. For the past two months, I have been thinking about changing my major from Hospitality Management and go into Nursing with interest in Neonatal Nursing or Register Nurse-Children. Nursing was a field I had an interest in going into as career. I wanted to help others especially the babies and children.
Nursing was a big form of regret I had inside myself since I graduated from junior college. When I graduated high school in 2009, I didn’t have a plan or talk to someone about my career options. I didn’t have encouragement nor push to go into the field. In the fall of 2011, I started in Hospitality Management at my junior college and finish with an Associates Degree in Fall 2013.
Last semester I continued in the Hospitality Management field to purse a Bachelor’s degree to become an Event Manager, but my job at the event venue made me realized the reality of pursing an passion Event Management. I was not enjoying it.
Next semester, I am planning into pursing my Bachelor’s Degree in the health care field. The reason why I have an interest into Neonatal Nursing is because I was a 1 pound and 8 ounce preemie. I stayed in the Neonatal intensive care unit from August 1990-January 1991.
As a young woman and adult, I want to see what I went though as a preemie and what my parents went though in the eyes of today’s preemies and their parents. As far as Register Nurse- Children, ( I do not know the exact name of the position), I have an interest in the field well.
I know both aspects of fields are very challenging which I like , and I am willing to take it. Which path should I choose, By the way, I take summer classes, so if I take some of my classes in the summer, how many years will it exactly take me to accomplish register nursing or neonatal nursing.
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