Whenever someone asks me where I go to school and I say Simmons College, nine out of 10 will ask me if my major is nursing. The nursing program at Simmons is the best in the state, and among the best in the country, but nursing just wasn't my calling.
There are people out there that are naturals — they are smart and absorb the material so quickly. For me, unless I really love it, there is no way that I will do well. I started as a nursing major and although it didn't take me a long time to realize it wasn't for me, it did take a long time for me to declare it.
At Simmons, the priority is nursing. I understand that it is a great major, and the school is very well known for it, but nursing isn't for everyone and there are other majors out there that are very important as well.
Think about all of the physical therapy majors, and how competitive that program is, all of those that are premed and are the up-and-coming surgeons. There are business and management majors, nutrition, public health, and neuroscience majors. There are psychology, biology, environmental science, and communication majors. Why discredit these majors?
Not everyone is meant for nursing and I wish that our school was able to see that. I wish that there was a focus on more of the majors that are just as important as nursing. I have friends that are other majors and plan on helping people in other ways, whether they want to be dietician and teach people how to to be healthy, or are premed and plan on being the next best heart surgeon.
I like to think that what I am planing on doing in the future is important, which is also not nursing, but will end me in a career in which I will work in a hospital with kinds that have mental illnesses.
Don't get me wrong, I admire all of those that study nursing — they work harder than most people that I know — but I wish that Simmons was known for more than their terrific nursing program, as they do have much more to offer.