im giving up..;( any advice? please

  1. hi. ok here goes. I have a B.S. already. have taken a year of my pre-reqs of nursing- finmished those in may 2005 and still cannot get into a nursing school. Every school I apply to I have a different GPA.. which is between a 2.75-3.0.. go figure that one right.. anyways, Im soo frustrated. I dont wanna do this anymore. I never found work with my first degree and sitting and waiting at jobs I worked at 8 years ago is killing me. I finally got into a school as an alternate but that wait is killing me.. also we have to go to orientation, CPR pay money and everything(not even knowing if Im getting in). Im about to just say forget it and go for dental hygienist or radiation therapy, at MDC etc..or go get my masters.. or go join the circus..lol(though who knows if my GPA will get me into that either)..lol .. any tips..Oh yea.. I have 2 young children and money (living expenses is a BIG factor)
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  2. 26 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    It must be a very frustrating sitatuion to be in. I wish you well. Good luck at getting in.
  4. by   lilbitloa
    the whole nursing school thing just stinks. here in fl. you have to take a college placement test then a t.a.b.e. test and then a net test. take pre req's and are still not guaranteed to get into nursing school. something is VERY wrong here. i am thinking about becoming a medical assistant. i don't really know what the pay is in the melbourne, fl area, but i am going to give it a shot. i am just waiting for my college application to be processed and i have sent in my financial aide package. i found out my "expected family contribution" is going to be 0. yeah! i think that means i wont have to pay anything to go to school. good luck. i hear radiography pays very well.
  5. by   Pompom
    What about on line classes?
  6. by   Renee4christ
    hey davoni! girl, do not give up unless you know for sure that you will be 100% happy in doing something else other than nursing. i do agree with the post above mine that there is a serious problem with nursing in florida. there's just not enough professors. if you have to send an application to every public university in florida, so be it, but if you want nursing bad enough and are persistent enough, you will get accepted. if you have to take more electives to get your gpa up, so it before you apply. what schools have you applied to? you will get in there, just don't give up. you never know how close you may be..:blushkiss
  7. by   LA LPN Student
    I have a BA and a GPA that isn't high enough to get into the ADN program. (I had a little too much fun in college :imbar)

    So, I'm going to Tech school to get my LPN. Once I get that, I'm planning on doing the LPN to RN program. I can also work and have an income while I'm working on the RN. Dunno if that would be an option for you or not. My husband and I have 5 children and we'll just have to watch our P's & Q's a little closer until I start working again.

    Good Luck!
  8. by   Lacie
    Not sure where you are located but maybe check some of the non traditional nursing schools that have recently been accredited such as Kieser College? Believe they recently opened a ADN program this year in some areas.
  9. by   IslandtrainedRN
    PLEASE don't give up! The world needs more dedicated nurses who really care about what they do.

    Also, we had several students drop out of my nursing class within the first week of the program. A lot of people think that nursing school is only going to be about learning to hold hands and comfort people, and when they find out that it's that and much much much more (and a lot of work and research and math and science), they decide it's not for them.

    Keep hoping!
  10. by   hope3456
    There are alot of other healthcare jobs out there that I think look very appealing - speech pathology, OT/PT, respiratory therapy, MRI tech, radiology, just to name a few. I think they help people just as much as nurses, and it is probably easier to get into the programs. I am an RN, but I wish I would have considered respiratory therapy. I think what they do looks interesting.
  11. by   davoni444
    oh wow. thanks yall for the encouragment. I think Im gonna hold onto the alternate place(I was thinking about just forgetting about it) but I already bought my ticket so I might as well go to orientation.. though I think I decided if I dont get in this time. that is it. I have 6 1/2 years of college and to raise my gpa .. id basically would have to take classes like 15 more classes.. not credits.. classes.. really Id rather own my own store or be in the desgin/entertainment field.. though Im REALISTIC about that!!!..lolol.. Oh for FL schools, I appiled to MDC.. didnt get in.. and Im on the wait list at IRCC..
  12. by   davoni444
    Quote from hope3456
    There are alot of other healthcare jobs out there that I think look very appealing - speech pathology, OT/PT, respiratory therapy, MRI tech, radiology, just to name a few. I think they help people just as much as nurses, and it is probably easier to get into the programs. I am an RN, but I wish I would have considered respiratory therapy. I think what they do looks interesting.

    yea.. see nursing just has a broader spectrum of jobs.. but I thinksince I dont want to work in a hospital setting I would be better off in the other fields.. I am considering getting my Masters in speech pathology.. yet Id have to take 26 hours then start the master program.. Ive already taken all my pre-reqs for nursing thats why im considering radiation therapy, hygienist, etc.. you just cant apply for them till april...;(
  13. by   NurseguyFL
    No matter which school you apply to you are likely to find yourself on some type of waiting list if you are applying to any public college in the state of Florida. Nursing has a longer waiting list because there are more people applying for the same limited number of spaces in Florida's RN programs. You have the option of applying to one of the private colleges, like Nova University, Kaiser College, Barry University, South University, or the University of Miami. The downside to the private colleges is that they cost a lot more $$$, and some of them still require a higher than average GPA.

    Even though you are frustrated I do not recommend that you apply to an alternate health science program just because you can't get into nursing right now---and IF nursing is what you really want to do. You want to understand what is involved in a parrticular health science discipline, be interested in it, and actually want to make a living at it before you invest your time, money, and effort into it, don't you?
  14. by   NRSNFL
    Quote from davoni444
    oh wow. thanks yall for the encouragment. I think Im gonna hold onto the alternate place(I was thinking about just forgetting about it) but I already bought my ticket so I might as well go to orientation.. though I think I decided if I dont get in this time. that is it. I have 6 1/2 years of college and to raise my gpa .. id basically would have to take classes like 15 more classes.. not credits.. classes.. really Id rather own my own store or be in the desgin/entertainment field.. though Im REALISTIC about that!!!..lolol.. Oh for FL schools, I appiled to MDC.. didnt get in.. and Im on the wait list at IRCC..
    Davoni-
    I was/am in the same boat, second degree, already have my bachelors degree....anyhow, I am on the alternate list myself as well for ADN, but to be on the safe side, I also signed up for an LPN class that starts in Jan just in case the ADN fell through. Also, I got with local hospitals that have agreements with my community college to save a certain number of spots for candidates that they want to sponsor. my big thing is I am actually thinking for my family's sake, the LPN first would be best for me. I'm really torn myself.

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