I feel silly for posting this but i applied to UHM BSN program about a week ago with my NLN score 112, pre-req 3.3, and cum 2.75... I am kind of stuck right now on what to do while waiting because i've been in school for almost 5 years now and first few years of college, i didn't know i wanted to become a nurse so i kind of played around a bit and took the wrong classes. This explains why i have such a low cum GPA. My counselor told me it's going to take several years to raise my cum GPA to at least 3.5. Right now, i am only taking two classes (psy 240 and eng 271) to fulfill my general req to graduate from UHM.
I wasn't going to apply for fall 2010 because of my low score on the NLN and my GPA but i thought i would just try and see... I would be surprised if i get in. I didn't even score 50%tile on the verbal. Only 41% and 30% on the norm. However, i scored decent in math and science portion. As you can see, verbal is my weakness being that english is not my first language but i am taking another NLN in July and will prepare for the test this semester. My dad is worried about me and i'm in my 5th year in college and i'm just afraid what i should look into if i don't get into nursing school soon. I need to find alternatives so i'm not stuck waiting to get in. I just don't want to waste anymore time.
Should i look into CNA? LPN? Or should i just keep retaking classes to get better grades and apply to UHM?
What is better? Retake all the pre-req classes to get better pre-req GPA, or keep taking classes to raise cumulative GPA, or study hard for the NLN and score high in July, or go for CNA or LPN? Please help... I am also going to apply to HCC in Hilo... I need all the help and strength i can get. Thanks...