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I think people also need to be cognizant of their abilities and take that into consideration as well. It's better to be a psychology major with a 4.0 gpa than an engineer with a 2.5 gpa.
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I'm a hospital nurse on a progressive and critical floor and we are paid well and treated well.  We work with the doctors as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team.  I love hospital nursing and have zero desire to do anything else.  Someday I hope to move into the cath lab but I don't want that type of call while my kids are little.

I see some of the more timid staff get treated poorly at times because they be tiptoeing around acting all unsure.  If you know your stuff and take your job as clinical liaison and patient advocate seriously, you're taken seriously.  The doctors I work with respect me and thank me daily.  I respect them.  We kick it after work sometimes and a few have even been to my house for parties and vice versa.  We're very close knit and the chemistry shows in our work days.  I feel blessed every day I go to work.

Oh, and I only work three days a week.  Yes they are 12-hour shifts but it FLIES by when you have really sick patients.  

That comment about what call light kind of hurt.  Bad nurses need to GTFO of the profession.  People deserve better than that.  I just imagine someone sitting in their soiled brief waiting for someone to give a damn.  Ugh.....  That's why I can't with nursing homes.  You get like 10 patients.  That don't make no sense to me.  We get 4.  

Anyway OP.  Can you job shadow?  If you can I would suggest that and/or an informational interview where you set up basically a question and answer session with someone doing the job you think you want to do.  

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The best job advice I ever got was from my daddy.  He said it ain't about what you know, it's about what you can do.  True story.
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Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I think people also need to be cognizant of their abilities and take that into consideration as well. It's better to be a psychology major with a 4.0 gpa than an engineer with a 2.5 gpa.

Which is why everyone can't be a STEM major. Everything isn't for everyone and at the end of the day....you should do something that you genuinely do enjoy.  Very few people can do something they hate for 40 years unless it pays them millions...and it likely wouldn't bc you won't have the desire or work ethic to get that far.
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Well, there has to be a balance between something you are passionate about and something that will offer you a good salary.

There is nothing like economic independance.
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Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I think people also need to be cognizant of their abilities and take that into consideration as well. It's better to be a psychology major with a 4.0 gpa than an engineer with a 2.5 gpa.

Which is why everyone can't be a STEM major. Everything isn't for everyone and at the end of the day....you should do something that you genuinely do enjoy.  Very few people can do something they hate for 40 years unless it pays them millions...and it likely wouldn't bc you won't have the desire or work ethic to get that far.
This all day. IMO if you can study something you love doing and make a good living doing it, I don't care if it is stem or liberal arts, go do it.Thumbs Up



...even if it means getting a yt undergrad degree first before moving on to graduate studies.LOL

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Originally posted by sbrownie84 sbrownie84 wrote:

Any advice on communications as a major? Useless? Nursing?

Any stable majors out there?

What are you passionate about?

Nursing is obviously the more stable of the two majors, but don't just choose a major because of its stability if you have no interest in it. 

If you are in it just for the $ and have no passion for it, it will show and you're setting yourself up to be miserable. 

Find a balance. Choose a major that 1) you love and are genuinely interested in and 2) will allow you to earn a stable income once you graduate. 




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and btw OP, I used to be a nursing major in school, but changed it soon after realizing that I was in it for the wrong reasons.  

I would've made a crappy nurse - I dislike hospitals, working with people's bodily fluids, and don't have a strong stomach.

I majored area that I love and enjoyed my college experience because I was studying a topic I loved. 
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Great thread, taking notes.  And if I had to choose between the two, I'd do Nursing because it's more stable..though the work is no joke.
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Originally posted by EPITOME EPITOME wrote:

Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I think people also need to be cognizant of their abilities and take that into consideration as well. It's better to be a psychology major with a 4.0 gpa than an engineer with a 2.5 gpa.

Which is why everyone can't be a STEM major. Everything isn't for everyone and at the end of the day....you should do something that you genuinely do enjoy.  Very few people can do something they hate for 40 years unless it pays them millions...and it likely wouldn't bc you won't have the desire or work ethic to get that far.


While ability and "natural aptitude" are part of the equation...a much bigger part is persistence and hard work. The whole field of grit and persistence being the highest predictor of success is fascinating.

It's possible to excel at a "hard" major that you don't think you have the "ability" for if you put in the hard work. And considering the implications that has racially...

I don't think it's a bad thing to encourage a person to do really well at a "soft" discipline...I just think it's better to encourage our people to do the "hard" things.
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