I graduated high school in 2006 when I wanted to be a nurse. I got accepted into a great university that didn't offer a BSN program. I went anyway. I became a history major while fulfilling pre-med requirements. I had to get a job to pay for things and moved off campus, where my grades began to suffer. I didn't admit to myself that I couldn't balance both at the age of 19 and continued to register and subsequently withdraw from classes, tarnishing my record. I took some time off, and am now 25 years old and still pursuing my first bachelor's. I do regret not going to nursing school
like I wanted to straight from high school, but I'm glad I finally got my wits together to take some time off giving me the chance to go for the degree I want.
That all being said, my transcript doesn't look good. On and off, it's been 8 years since I started trying to get my bachelor's. I have a lot of UW's and attempted credits on it, all of which bring my GPA to around a 2.6. The grades I actually earned are all A's and B's. I have too many credits to earn an ADN at this time, it would just add yet another year and a few thousand more dollars to my path to the BSN so unfortunately, it's not really a feasible option.
Has (or is) anyone else ever been in this situation? I kick myself every day for it, but that won't get me far. I re-enrolled in school last semester where I started taking nursing pre-reqs. This semester I'm taking A&P 2 and Microbiology, both of which I'm doing well in. I'm prepping for the TEAS V right now and I've also reached out to some local schools
, but I'm hoping someone here knows the shoes I'm walking in and can offer some words of wisdom.
I live in the NYC/Tri-state area, so if anyone has been in this situation, where did you end up going to school?