So myself and several other students were kicked out of the LVN program at Grossmont Health Occupations center. It was very surreal. I myself am somewhat relieved. When I went to the orientation I had a bad feeling and felt like it wasn't for me, and almost withdrew from the program. But I didn't want to have wasted the entire year I spent down in Southern California waiting for it to start. A month into it, we finished A&P and I had a 71%. Was called into the directors office and told that I was being let go for not maintaining a 75%. The previous day we found out that the A&P final was not going to count toward our grade, so there was no way to bring it up. That was a big shock, and not written in the syllabus. I didn't even argue with it. I was relieved to be free. I have hated every moment I have spent down in SoCal and the app on my phone said 475 days til graduation, just made me want to cry every time I looked at it. On top of that, working two graveyard jobs, emotional stress from being in a near fatal car accident and hiding my injuries from the school, physical therapy twice a week, lack of motivation, etc. No excuses. Excuses are for losers. But I finally felt a big weight lifted. I got into the program thinking it was going to be a piece of cake, and boy was I wrong. Clinicals was great! I was absolutely amazing with the patients and right at home in the facility we went to, but lacked with pushing papers in the classroom. It's just not for me. I love patient care, and still very much want to be a part of it, but I'm not sure in what capacity anymore. Those of us who got booted, have the opportunity to come back with the next class, but I don't think I want to. If I'm going to put in a ton of effort to hit the books, then I may as well be studying for the GRE and go for my master's. I do have a bachelor's degree in psychology sitting around collecting dust. It may be high time to use it. Will I ever get back into nursing? Who knows.