I have been a longtime reader of these message boards, and finally decided that this would be the best place to get feedback on what I should do next, because who better to get advice from than people who have/are going through the same thing!
I have been actively pursuing my nursing degree for about 4 years. I switched from OCC, to OU, back to OCC for financial reasons. I got a job as a NA in a hospital, and have worked there full time for about 2 years. My GPA, although improved, is still roughly a 3.3, which is not good enough to be considered for a lot of schools. My biggest issue, is that between all of the schools, there are different pre-reqs, and entrance exams. I was hoping I could gain some advice from people who have applied to multiple schools in hopes of getting in. I would prefer a community college, in hopes of getting in faster, and joining the work force sooner. I have looked all over Michigan, as well as Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana (and a few random states that I wanted to live in - haha), and have also considered going back to a 4 year university to get a random Bachelors, and doing a 2 year accelerated program. I'm currently considering applying for the LPN program, and doing the transitional program.
I just want to be accepted! I'm very good at what I do, and I know that this is what I am supposed to be doing with my life, although my grades in micro (ugh!), doesn't reflect that! My manager has basically told me I have a job whenever I graduate, and every single nurse I work with has offered to write a letter of recommendation. If only I could use that as admission leverage!
I would ideally love to stay in SE Michigan, so I can live at home & still work, since I pay for everything. However, I won't mind driving if that is the case. Just wondering if there's anyone who knows of a school where having a 4.0 isn't basically a requirement, and I might have a CHANCE of getting into!