Hi. I have been checking out this forum alot but just became registered. I am a "mature" college student. I am also a single mom with 2 children. I decided to go back to school last summer and have been attending college since September. I actually chose the school that I am attending because they offered a 2 years associates degree nursing program. Anyway, when I took my NLN pre entrance exam last summer my math scores were really low (I graduated high school in 89'!) So the school suggested that I take classes and then reapply for the nursing program this spring for Fall 04 entrance. Well, I took my NLN again 2 weeks ago and received the results today and I am so devastated. I need 10 more points to be considered for acceptance! I am just so down right now. I feel like I put an entire year on hold to go to college and now this....Granted I did alot better than when I took the NLN last summer.
I have always wanted to be an RN and since my children are now older and in school I thought that now was the perfect time to go back to school. I thought I would have gotten a better score. Now I am reconsidering what I should do. I did good in all my classes except A&P I last semester. I think it was because it was my first semester in college and I had a tough time adjusting to everything. But I have Micro this semester and I am doing fine. I would welcome any suggestions that you may have to offer me. Thank you!
Apr 30, '04
Good luck! From one "mature" person to another. LOL
Apr 30, '04
Just hang in there. Pick up a math book at your local bookstore...I have used "Math The Easy Way" or "Math Made Easy"...I can't remember the exact title...but I used it to hone up my math on an entrance exam. Just keep plugging on...by the time I finished my nursing degree I had failed & had to retake Chemistry 1, Microbiology, & A&P 1...but I just kept going...I have now been a nurse for about 18 years & I hold a master's degree in nursing too. Don't let these early difficulties dis-enchant you...be perseverent...just keep taking pre-reqs. At some point, you may be able to get into a BSN program & still only have about 2 years left of course-work.
Best of luck.