Hello, you guys have given me great advice before, and I'm really in need of some now. I'm in high school, and as of last week, I am a FORMER student nurse. I was in a really great LPN program in which you can get your license after graduating from high school. The grade requirements are a little higher than college (75 is passing), and I passed all of my classes except for one (71). Anyway, I recently got the boot, and I'm not certain of my future anymore. I know that this "isn't the end of the world" (at least that's what everyone's telling me), but I can't help but feel like a failure. But, here's where my question comes in: I must have been really distraught the moment that I got kicked out because on Friday, I went to my guidance counselor and completely dropped the Health Careers Institution and am now left without a program, instead of doing the most logical thing that all of my other peers did and going into EMT, where I'd still receive a license and something nice to show on my resume. The thing is, I kind of regret it, but I don't think that I want to deal with it. Should I do EMT even though I don't like it for the sake of a license or just wait until I start college to pursue nursing? Any suggestions?
Feb 3, '03
Originally posted by 3rdShiftGuy
If nursing is your dream, follow your dream. Definately don't do EMT if you don't like it. It takes dedication to be an EMT as well.
All you need for nursing school is a high school diploma, a license just to have a license won't get you anywhere.
I'm not sure which class you got the boot for, but you might give a serious look at your study habits and priorities. Nursing school isn't any easier.
Sorry, I didn't mean to quote myself, but edit myself. Sigh...
Last edit by Tweety on Feb 3, '03
Feb 3, '03
The only way you can ever fail at something is to stop trying.
Thomas Edison tried thousands of ways to make the light bulb. He succeeded because he used what some would call failure as a process of elimination. He found thousands of ways he could eliminate.
When you start thinking about failure ask yourself this: How long will you give a baby to learn to walk before giving up?
Babe Ruth made more home runs than anyone in his day. But he also struck out more times than anyone else.
Champions are not born they are just born stubborn. Too stubborn to ever give up. Only the tough suceed because only the tough will not let an obsticle or setback stop them.
So stick that chin out an put your stubborn nature to work. If you are crtitcized for being stubborn smile you are on your way.
Last edit by Agnus on Feb 3, '03
Feb 6, '03
I CAN'T THANK YOU GUYS ENOUGH FOR ALL OF THE ADVICE AND SUPPORT THAT YOU'RE GIVING ME. IT'S REALLY UPLIFTED MY SPIRITS, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED. FINALLY THOUGH, I SAT DOWN AND THOUGHT REALLY HARD ABOUT IT, AND I FIGURED THAT GOING INTO EMT AND EXPANDING MY HORIZONS WOULDN'T BE SO BAD (I think, anyway), AND NURSING IS MY MAIN FOCUS,SO I'LL DEFINITELY DO IT IN COLLEGE. YOU GUYS ALSO HELPED ME TO REALIZE THAT I REALLY DIDN'T PRIORITIZE THINGS, AND I AM IN THE PROCESS OF DOING SO NOW. LASTLY, I THINK YOU ALL MAKE A GOOD POINT; I AM ONLY 17, AND EVEN THOUGH ALOT OF OTHER PEOPLE DID IT, I THINK I'D PROBABLY BURN OUT AS AN LPN AT THIS STAGE OF MY LIFE. AND NOW THAT I HAVE SOME EXTRA FREE TIME, I'M PLANNING TO EITHER USE MY CNA CERTIFICATE THAT I GOT LAST YEAR AND WORK AS ONE AFTER SCHOOL, OR WORK AS A HOME HEALTH AIDE. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP, I SERIOUSLY DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE RIGHT STATE OF MIND TO MAKE A DECISION W/O YOUR SUPPORT!
Last edit by studentnurse17 on Feb 6, '03