please don't give up on your dream! i did 25 years ago and now, at 46, i'm once again pursuing it. it was not easy, but with hard work and determination, i've finally obtained my cna license and now will be starting lpn school at the end of the month. one word of caution though: a lot of schools for lpn and rn are using the teas as an entrance exam. i took the teas and passed, but i didn't study. i refreshed on some things in a study guide, but did not devote my time to it like i should have. the only reason i think i did so well was because i had just recently took some of the science requirements for nursing, so that info was fresh in my mind. i did not study math, as that was always my strongest subject. for math, i just reviewed formulas and conversions. but you must stick with it! if you give up now, what type of example does that set for your children too? you can do this, really you can. if i can do this at 46, i know you can do it
please reconsider your options .... maybe do like i did and get your feet wet first as a cna. if you don't do this now, i fear you will wake up one day like i did and regret not doing it sooner. it took my son, at age 6, asking me, "mommy, what did you want to be when you grew up?" i told him i had always wanted to be a nurse, to which he responded, "then why don't you do that now?" and he was right! that was when i went back and took the pre-reqs for the rn program. after trying for a few years to get in the rn program with no luck, rather than giving up, i decided to go a different route. cna-lpn-rn
no one knows what our future holds, but we can "mold" our futures to the best of our abilities ..... keep the faith!
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okay, i know i keep going back and forth about this, but i have finally decided to stop trying to force a dream that 'will never happen. i failed the teas and i can't get over it. this was not how things were supposed to happen. i feel that having failed the teas really made me face the reality. i was so excited about going into nursing, and don't get me wrong, i really want to be a nurse.
but if its not possible, then its not possible. i keep beating myself about the teas and feel so disappointed in myself.
i have gotten a lot of support from here but feel sad at the same time. it is nice to read so many getting accepted to charity and fullfilling their dreams but it makes me feel worse. it makes me hate myself for messing up. if so many have passed and gotten in, why was it so hard for me? i must be really stupid. i have read some people don't even study and pass with flying colors. that must mean i am just not smart enough.
good luck to everyone and may you succeed in charity or any other school you may choose. you guys will make wonderful nurses some day. don't ever give up like i have.