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Should I do nursing or history/sociology?

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    I am very good at history, politics and english at school and I find it very easy to write essays and remember facts. I am also interested in these subjects and am very interested in and passionate about sociology and learning about people, inequalities, human nature, society etc and would potentially love to study it (or history or social anthropology) at uni.

    On the other hand I have always thought that I would end up being a nurse. It is what I imagine myself doing and I love people and I desperately want to help people. However I am not very good at sciences or maths and while I do have the grades to get into uni for nursing I worry that I won't be able to cope with the science side of the course. If I decide to do nursing I will probably end up volunteering in Africa/Syria and then coming back and specialising in paediatric or neonatal nursing.

    I really do not know what to do and I am scared that I make the wrong choice. Its sounds silly but I know i want to help people. If I do history or sociology I could potentially help people on a big but impersonal level through politics or journalism etc or I would probably end up being a teacher but if I do nursing I can help in little ways in people's lives. I want to change people's lives and I know that nursing will help people in small ways but a history/politics etc degree could change people's lives in big ways.

    My teachers and parents think I should do history or english at university because I am good at it and "have a rare and extraordinary way with words and a vast understanding of the world" and I know that if I do a degree like that I will excel and find it mostly easy. However no one except my best friends think I should do nursing and I also know that I will find nursing at uni very hard and will struggle.

    What should I do?? I am dying on the inside because I need to choose what to do in the next few weeks!!

    I don't think nursing is something you can go into half-hearted. It's a very tough and demanding career with potentially unsociable hours.

    Do you have work experience?
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    (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
    I don't think nursing is something you can go into half-hearted. It's a very tough and demanding career with potentially unsociable hours.

    Do you have work experience?
    I have experience in care homes but not in a hospital... I have been doing a lot of emailing and now have experience lined up in a hospital for next week. X
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