Quote from BayBeauty
Hey everyone! This is my first post and I hope someone out there can graciously help me!
I'm a freshman at SFSU and i'm a Pre-Nursing major. I recently withdrawed ("W") from my Chemistry class because my professor was just horrible. I'm not sure if I screwed up my chances of getting in the program. I don't know if I should stay at SFSU and do my GE/pre-req and eventually hope to get in the nursing program or attend a vocational school (NCP or Gurnick?) to become a LVN and go back to get my ADN to BSN.
Help! I don't know what to do!
One "W" is not the end of the world. As the previous poster responded, there are a number of reasons why people withdraw from classes. If I were you, I would continue taking classes at SFSU. Retake the Chem class; be sure it's a different professor and ace the class. Chem is one of the most challenging classes for many pre-nursing students to take. It requires you to know some algebra, fractions, and reactions. Get a tutor, make flashcards, and practice/read every night. It is not a subject you can cram the night before! You'll need these same skills when you take Anatomy, Physiology and the actual nursing classes.
You can do it. Just don't freak out just because you've had one setback. Believe me, there are nurses out there who have triumphed over life's bumps in the road! Now that you've finished your turkey dinner, gear yourself up to finish the rest of your classes with flying colors! Good luck!