Hey Steff, don't give up if you really want it. I was not in your situation, but similar. In high school I had no idea what I wanted to do, got a 2.0 GPA. when I was 26 I went part time at night, while working 40hrs a week during the day. I then married my wife, and started saving my money. Three years later, I quit work and went to school full-time. At times I didn't think I could do it either. I held a 3.0 most of the time, and dropped to a 2.8 near the end. Mostly because I wouldn't compromise a few things. I knew many students in your position, that found daycares, and relied on their parents or friends. I can tell you, if you don't keep it up now, and you quit, it will be harder and harder to do in the future. Don't give up - your better off single right now. Many of the students I knew (avg age 23 - 35), had their marriages strained. Their spouses had no idea what it took, "It's only to be a nurse" attitude. Many were divorced by the end of school. You are young, and don't have the marriage stress. Focus on school and your daughter when you have time. As far as studying, I agree. I taped all my classes, and took notes. I then listened to the tape at home while reading my notes, and drinking coffee. I highlighted the stuff I knew as I went along, and left the tough stuff as is. Once I finished, I went back to all the un-highlighted parts, and did not highlight them until I knew them. Last, the fact is, when it comes to most of the chemistry and biology, you will never need them or use them. They won't be relevent, and the ER docs I work with agree. You need to know alkalines (Bases) acids (i.e. ph related to meds and the body. You will never need to know about DNA, RNA, amino acid chains and stuf like that. It rarely plays a part in the clinical setting. Microbioligy, and A&P were the most important pre-requesites, when I look back. So take them and get done, and move on. One other word of advice. Try to figure out why you didn't pass each class? Some classes are harder than others. I had to take, only one class at times and focus only on that. Some classes are easier. In the summer I took 11 credit hours in 5 weeks and did well. Consider what you are taking, not just the amount or course load.
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