A change of career is a big undertaking. It requires planning, costs money, but is also significantly taxing on your most precious commodity – time. It is easy to get hung up on that aspect of the decision by thinking about all of the other things you could be doing instead of becoming a registered nurse. Even though Utica College’s accelerated nursing program can be completed quicker than a traditional program, 16 months is still a significant amount of time, but if you’re serious about getting an education and changing careers, then perhaps seeing some of the things that you can’t actually complete in that time frame could put things in perspective.
In 16 months you can:
- Earn 44% of a law degree. Most programs require three years of study to get your JD.
- Attend 33% of medical school. A traditional medical school takes 4 years to finish, and after your schooling is done, you still need to complete your residency. If you factor in the residency portion, then you will only be able to complete 19% of your education in 16 months.
- Complete 26% of the Rosetta Stone 5-level Spanish program if you study for one hour each week.
- Become 5% of a piano master. An hour of practice every day for 16 months is just one twentieth of the work required to master the piano, according to Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule.
- Pay off 4% of the 30-year mortgage on your home.
- If you’re a sci-fi fan, then you know probably that Doctor Who is the longest-running sci-fi show of all time. If you watch one episode of Doctor Who each day, after 16 months you will still only be 60% of the way through the series.
The value of expediting your education cannot be stressed enough. You will get your degree faster, which means getting to work and earning money sooner. Plus, it could also be the difference between completely uprooting your life or simply putting things on pause. The hardest part will be making the decision to start, since 16 months will be over before you know it!
Learn more about how you can make the most of your time through the 16-month ABSN program at Utica College. Contact us today.