Switching from nursing to law school
Posted in the Newburgh Forum
#1 Feb 17, 2013
I am currently a nursing major and I hate it,I hate science, I hate math I really dont even know why I choose this major in the first place. I guess because of the job growth prospects etc. Since I was a kid I have dreamed of becoming a lawyer, and honestly I really want to be a judge. I believe that everyone has talents and I believe mine is in reading,writing and speaking because that is what I excel in. Currently I have a 3.5 gpa so I haven't been doing terrible in my science classes. Is it dumb for me to change my major? I am in my 3rd year of college. What are the chances of me becoming a judge and what are the job prospects in the future? Thanks.
#2 Feb 17, 2013
Sweetie, law school is for after you get your bachelors degrees. You need an undergrad degree first. So finish up your nursing degree , study for your LSATS then apply for law school.
#3 Feb 17, 2013
To Listen 2 me:
Yea I know,but I wanted to actually change my major to something else in the process and transfer to a college that is good for law. Thanks for your input though.
#4 Feb 17, 2013
I would have to agree with Listen 2 me, I would finish you nursing degree first. There is no reason to transfer at this time. You will need to apply to several Law Schools. They do not care if you were already a student at that particular school. Having a nursing degree is a good fallback plan plus it could help you specialize in a certain area of law.
#5 Feb 17, 2013
Without question, follow your heart.
Having a career you love means that you don't work a day in your life. Don't even consider the money, except to earn enough to pay the bills. Don't ever do a job for the money.
I've had jobs that did not pay much, but I LOVED them... one in particular. I did not look at the clock, I did not take lunch breaks during busy times when I had a deadline to meet. When on vacation, I looked forward to being back at work. Then I had a job that paid very well, I had my own office and my own car space in the building. I hated the job.
I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to choose a career that you love. Money is NEVER a good reason for anything, the heart must always comes first. There is no truer saying than "Labor of love"".
#6 Feb 17, 2013
I was miserable too in nursing. Once I got to clinicals, I knew it wasn't for me and I could not do that for the rest of my life. I switched my major to economics and I could not be happier with my decision. I think we as women often pick security over happiness, so many of us don't follow our dreams like men do.
#7 Feb 17, 2013
I think you have time to switch. Speak to the professors and advisors at your school and at prospective law schools to see what they suggest for a strong law school application.
I will caution however, the law field is over-saturated right. Entry level salaries have gone down notably. Many law school graduates cannot find jobs. For your best luck, target top tier law schools, and then perform at the top of your law school class. No lie, it's hard out there for lawyers!
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