I am a senior in college majoring in Psychology but now I would like to be a nurse.?

It is not an option for me to change my major but I would like to pursue a career in nursing. Does anyone know the various steps? For instance, should I go for an LPN to then transfer to RN within the next few years or should I apply for a Post-Bac or Accelerated program. I have dabbled everywhere and my GPA is not that strong but I have been a CNA for 4 years now and I know I have found my calling.

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  1. Advice – Finish your undergraduate work in psychology and then pursue your masters in nursing. You’ll get the best of both worlds by doing this. You’ll have to take all the basic nursing classes because you didn’t take them yet. You will also have clinicals to complete as well as your classes. It’s a lot of work at any level, but since that’s where you want to go, I wish you the best of luck.


  2. There are second bachelor’s BSN programs available. See example at link below. I would try this approach first. If you cannot get in because of a low GPA, try the LPN to RN route instead.

    At many schools you must already be an RN before you can apply to a master’s program in nursing.

  3. Jennifer Clingo says:

    I’m just curious as to why it’s not an option to change your major? I thought you could change it pretty much at any time?