Stiff Competition - page 3

hello everyone! i just wanted to vent about the admissions process. a couple of friends and i decided to actively pursue nursing within the last couple of years. i will be submitting an... Read More

  1. by   Spoiled1
    Quote from CNM2B
    Oh Dear Lord!!! If you are "old" then I guess I'll be "ancient" when I graduate in two years! LOL!
    I know I sound crazy, but that's how I feel. I am hard on myself mainly because I have friends who are in graduate school now, and I still haven't finished with my Bachelors.
  2. by   mariessas_mom
    Quote from LBHOTGIRL99
    I know I sound crazy, but that's how I feel. I am hard on myself mainly because I have friends who are in graduate school now, and I still haven't finished with my Bachelors.
    Take your age, switch the numbers and that's my age. If I don't feel old at 32, you definately should not. You are a baby with plenty of time. I look at it this way, I will be 34 when I get my BSN. I will just use 65 as a retirement age, that gives me 30 years to my career! And I am NOT the oldest one in my class by far. Summer classes are tough because time is so limited, science classes are just plain tough...put the 2 together (A&P is fun but a lot of work, I just found chemistry hard and uninteresting and all math) you have got a really tough road, not saying you can't do it but be just be reasonable. I would just pick one of those and do it over the summer. If you take on too much that you can't handle, you'll be wasting time instead of saving it. Good luck and good grades, by your attitude I can tell that whatever you choose you are going to do great!
  3. by   mariessas_mom
    [QUOTE=braun5925]I understand how difficult nursing school is to get into and not that being a nurse takes back seat to medicine, but I just don't understand how somebody who has a 3.8 GPA in college science courses cannot get into nursing programs? I mean, people with those sorts of grades are strong candidates for medical school...and believe me, I'm NOT implying that nursing is the second - choice, it just shocks me how incredibly difficult the process has gotten.

    Hope the world knows how hard we all are working to get into the profession!

    I understand exactly what you are saying! I know of a person who got turned down for nursing school but accepted to medical school. Of course, who really puts in the time and hard work with actual patient care though? Nurses, of course!

    As a student , I feel honored to be getting my education alongside such bright individuals that can help give me the benefit of their personal experience. So many nursing students already have spent years in the healthcare industry.

    As a future nurse, I am glad I will be working beside people that took their education and grades so seriously.

    As a patient, I would not want a nurse that got into a program with a 2.0 GPA and who was just pushed through nursing school.

    Yes, requirements are high, nursing programs are hard and require a great commitment. But the result in the end is a prepared nurse!!
  4. by   RedSox33RN
    My MIL graduated several years ago with her AD in Nursing. She was 56 at the time. She had taken a year off because her husband (my husband's step-father) became very ill and eventually died. But she went back, graduated, and is working almost 60 hours a week now.

    BTW, she wasn't even the oldest in her class of 25 students!
  5. by   Spoiled1
    Quote from mariessas_mom
    Take your age, switch the numbers and that's my age. If I don't feel old at 32, you definately should not. You are a baby with plenty of time. I look at it this way, I will be 34 when I get my BSN. I will just use 65 as a retirement age, that gives me 30 years to my career! And I am NOT the oldest one in my class by far. Summer classes are tough because time is so limited, science classes are just plain tough...put the 2 together (A&P is fun but a lot of work, I just found chemistry hard and uninteresting and all math) you have got a really tough road, not saying you can't do it but be just be reasonable. I would just pick one of those and do it over the summer. If you take on too much that you can't handle, you'll be wasting time instead of saving it. Good luck and good grades, by your attitude I can tell that whatever you choose you are going to do great!
    Thanks again for such a wonderful post. Believe it or not, I feel so much better after reading your responses. Because of your last post, I have decided to only take Chemistry, Math, and Nutrition this summer. However the Chemistry will only be 8 weeks!! I believe that it is doable, and I have no intentions of working this summer. I will start A&P this fall. Again I must say you have offered the best advice to me thus far. I will now only focus on doing well, not on how fast I can get in the program. That was my biggest concern at first. May God Bless you on your journey of nursing!
  6. by   bionurse
    I think that I know you. I just recently joined at the suggestion of you, I think.
    Quote from caminurse
    WE MUST BE TWINS!!!:roll :roll
    You almost described me, I don't know If you're doing this but I'm taking over my A&P 1 & 2 this summer. Here in Texas "B's" will not get you in to any school!


    GOOD LUCK!!!
  7. by   Truly_Blessed
    Quote from LBHOTGIRL99
    My serious hang-up is that I feel like I will be "old" by the time I finish nursing school.I am 23 now.
    OMG girl!! You so crazy! I'm 26 and had barely started prereqs this year and start nursing this fall...If you're going to be old when you finish...I'll be ancient, hehe. I was talking to my couselor(sp?) yesterday and she said most people really don't decide what they want to do w/their lives until their late 20s, and don't really have careers until they are in their early 30s. You're way ahead in the game. I'm just in time! lol. sorry, that was totally off topic, just had to comment
  8. by   Spoiled1
    Quote from Truly_Blessed
    OMG girl!! You so crazy! I'm 26 and had barely started prereqs this year and start nursing this fall...If you're going to be old when you finish...I'll be ancient, hehe. I was talking to my couselor(sp?) yesterday and she said most people really don't decide what they want to do w/their lives until their late 20s, and don't really have careers until they are in their early 30s. You're way ahead in the game. I'm just in time! lol. sorry, that was totally off topic, just had to comment
    Thanks for the reply. i am sitting here laughing at myself, but i honestly felt that way!! I think this forum has helped change my way of thinking! Thanks again!

close