Dropping out of uni to study nursing?

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    I'm currently starting my final year studying human geography, but honestly I am really hating it, the first two years have been a major struggle and although I finished my second year with a 2.1 and I have had times where I enjoyed uni socially I have always just stayed in the intension that the course might get better or it is better just finishing so at least my time in Cardiff wasn't wasted. During school I always had this dream of becoming a doctor and studying medicine, however unfortunately my grades were just not up to it, so I gave up on it and decided that I 'enjoyed geography in school so might aswell just do that'... But yeh am in my 3rd year attempting to write my dissertation I have absolutely no interest in alongside numerous other bits of coursework that I will probely fail due to lack of motivation and have decided I'm really fed up, I want to be working in a hospital caring for patients as I feel its my real passion.
    My question is basically do you guys think I should stick it out, and probably get a 2.2 and reapply for nursing next year, or drop out get some experience and apply for nursing feb intake?
    Sorry about the ramble I am just so stuck
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    Is there not a way to tie in your knowledge of what you've learned in geography with nursing? Or would you not find that interesting? I am not sure about other routes into nursing sorry.
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    (Original post by kstyles)
    I'm currently starting my final year studying human geography, but honestly I am really hating it, the first two years have been a major struggle and although I finished my second year with a 2.1 and I have had times where I enjoyed uni socially I have always just stayed in the intension that the course might get better or it is better just finishing so at least my time in Cardiff wasn't wasted. During school I always had this dream of becoming a doctor and studying medicine, however unfortunately my grades were just not up to it, so I gave up on it and decided that I 'enjoyed geography in school so might aswell just do that'... But yeh am in my 3rd year attempting to write my dissertation I have absolutely no interest in alongside numerous other bits of coursework that I will probely fail due to lack of motivation and have decided I'm really fed up, I want to be working in a hospital caring for patients as I feel its my real passion.
    My question is basically do you guys think I should stick it out, and probably get a 2.2 and reapply for nursing next year, or drop out get some experience and apply for nursing feb intake?
    Sorry about the ramble I am just so stuck
    Dropping out now when youre pretty much on the verge of getting a degree would be silly.

    Stick it out just for this last year and then you can go off and do what you like but you would be in a much better position with a degree at least
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    I agree that it would be better to finish your degree. Then you would be eligible to apply for undergrad and postgrad nursing programs. You could try and do some relevant volunteering or paid care assistant work in the last year of your degree.

    As for your dissertation, why not write it on a topic relevant to healthcare? If there is a certain health problem that really interests you, you could research people's experiences of living with that health condition in rural versus urban areas, for example. There are plenty of intersections between human geography and health, and doing a relevant dissertation would be something good to put in your personal statement for nursing as well.
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    What's brought this on? Have you spent time working in a care home and found that this is your true vocation? Done some volunteering and found you love it?*

    If not, then it sounds like you're just looking for an exit route from your degree, looking for any reason not to complete your dissertation. Which is very common.

    I'm not saying you haven't selected something worthwhile. If you were in your first year I would say it would probably be the best thing you could do, there being no point in continuing if you don't enjoy it. But you're in your third year. People will look askance at you for dropping out now, wondering if you don't have the stamina to finish things you start. And that is what it sounds like, given you've reached the tough part of your degree. What's to stop you thinking this in another degree if you haven't even have any experience to support your interest in it?

    Speak to your academic advisor and dissertation supervisor. Let them know you're having difficulty and they can support you. But do not drop out, especially without talking to anyone in the real world first.*
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    (Original post by kstyles)
    I'm currently starting my final year studying human geography, but honestly I am really hating it, the first two years have been a major struggle and although I finished my second year with a 2.1 and I have had times where I enjoyed uni socially I have always just stayed in the intension that the course might get better or it is better just finishing so at least my time in Cardiff wasn't wasted. During school I always had this dream of becoming a doctor and studying medicine, however unfortunately my grades were just not up to it, so I gave up on it and decided that I 'enjoyed geography in school so might aswell just do that'... But yeh am in my 3rd year attempting to write my dissertation I have absolutely no interest in alongside numerous other bits of coursework that I will probely fail due to lack of motivation and have decided I'm really fed up, I want to be working in a hospital caring for patients as I feel its my real passion.
    My question is basically do you guys think I should stick it out, and probably get a 2.2 and reapply for nursing next year, or drop out get some experience and apply for nursing feb intake?
    Sorry about the ramble I am just so stuck
    Oh for heavens sake finish the degree - the end is in sight. What a waste of two years otherwise. With a degree you can apply for a shortened nursing course - 2.5 years I think. And just think about the tricky questions - why did you drop out so late in your degree - maybe you will do the same in the nursing one.
 
 
 
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