My Career Plans For A Career In Nursing

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As a senior in high school, if I was asked what my plans were for the future, I would have had a definite answer. I wanted to attend Indiana University Bloomington and major in Nursing to eventually become a nurse practitioner. I truly thought that was what I wanted to do with my life. If I were told that I would be attending Hanover and no longer had any interest in nursing as a career, I would probably laugh. I was so sure that was what I wanted to do, but since then all my plans have changed. This first semester at Hanover has taught me that I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I now have more of an idea of where to go and what to do at this point in my college career. I decided not to attend IU because it is a huge school. I was…show more content…
This sounds absolutely dreadful to me. I plan to have a family of my own at some point, and I want to get to be there for my family and go to family events. Nursing is the type of career with very odd hours. Many nurses work long shifts, which can get in the way of a life outside of work. After coming to Hanover and seeing how much my family really means to me, I realize that nursing is not the career for me if I want to also be able to have a family life. While I no longer want to pursue a career in nursing, I do still want to major in Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. This is a major that allows for so many career options. According to the Hanover website, many students who have majored in KIP have pursued careers in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic medicine, athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, and sports medicine (Hanover College). KIP appeals to me now, because I have always wanted a career in medicine, but at this moment I am unsure of exactly what I want to do. If I decided not to major in KIP, I would major in biology, because I have enjoyed the biology courses I have taken so far in high school and at Hanover. With a degree in biology, I could still pursue the same careers as I would if I majored in KIP. One of the possible careers I am considering is athletic training. According to O*Net, athletic trainers “Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid

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