What It's Like To Be An English Major In A Sea Of Nursing Majors
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What It's Like To Be An English Major In A Sea Of Nursing Majors

Literally, a sea.

What It's Like To Be An English Major In A Sea Of Nursing Majors

Many people I've come across have never heard of Dominican University of California - a small private school just 18.5 miles north of San Francisco. Our school is known for their liberal studies program but more renowned for their nursing program. It's literally impossible to go Dominican and not know a single nursing major - because they make up the majority of our school. As an English major, it's become apparent to me that my college lifestyle is vastly different from most of my friends who are currently taking up nursing. Here are 10 things that I've noticed being around all my nursing major friends!

1. Most people assume you're a nursing major.

When hanging out in group of people and someone asks "Are you all nursing?", I slowly raise my hand and go "Nope, I'm English!" It almost feels like an exclusive club you're not a part of.

2. Navy blue scrubs are everywhere.

You soon will become unaware to seeing all those navy blue scrubs every where you go on campus.

3. You hear people go over their busy schedule every day.

I commend all nursing majors that can balance a busy schedule while trying to memorize science-y terms and procedures and taking notes on an 84 slide powerpoint.

4. You constantly hear about teachers you'll never have.

I've heard about so many teachers that everyone has had or will have. When they're brought up in conversation, I have nothing to contribute so I just sit there hearing the rants, complaints and praises.

5. You realize you won't be in classes with friends after GE's.

It's a sad realization, but it's okay. All that means is you get to join them going to the library to do homework because we all have some homework we could be doing (the one thing we all have in common)!

6. If you're their roommate, they're constantly taking naps.

There's always work to be done, notes to be taking, things to be studying. To nap, or not to nap is their on going struggle. But mostly it's a necessary decision they have to make, even if it's only for 15 minutes.

7. You try to find other fellow English majors.

It's easy to meet everyone who's a nursing major but it's even harder to find someone who is an English major. I've met very few so far but there are other's are out there. I just know it.

8. You're always seeing them study.

Need I say more?

9. At some point you're going to witness/mediate a mental breakdown.

Life happens. But so does worrying how to spell certain terms for a test, needing to memorize procedures, waking up for 8 A.M.'s and only getting three hours of sleep.

10. Watching them practice for clinical exams.

A couple weeks ago my roommate had to memorize the procedure for putting in a urinary catheter. This not only made me realize how much nurses really have to do and how much their job actually entails.

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