Hi my name is Krissie and since I was young I have always struggled in school with ADD, ADHD and a learning disability where it takes me a little bit longer to learn things as fast as others and learn a little differently than others. Nursing has always been something I wanted to pursue since I was young. My mother is a nurse and my sister is an LPN becoming an RN. When I talk to my family they always tell me nursing school
is very hard, I won't pass and maybe you should try something easier like CNA. But I have always wanted to go to nursing school. I don't think because it takes me a little longer to learn things or because I have ADD and ADHD I shouldn't be allowed to go to nursing school. I know myself and I know if I apply myself that I can pass! The only other person who believes in me is my best friend. Its sad when your family can't even believe you will pass I know. But anyway my question is, Does anyone who has been though nursing school have a learning disability where it takes you longer than anyone else to learn things or learn them differently. If you do will they give me accommodations with the school. Do you think nursing school was hard? Lastly do you think someone with my problems as I call them would be able to pass and become an RN?
Any and all help/advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks Krissie =]
ABSOLUTELY! First though ask yourself this. Is this something I really want to do? Or is this something i'm doing to fall in suite with my families expectations? I created this profile to simply answer this question for you. Don't let anyone tell you what you can or cant achieve because of bull crap labels. If you want it bad enough, you can achieve it. Take it from me a 10th grade drop out with dyslexia and ADHD born from a bipolar 15 year old alcoholic mother with terrible family dynamics. I took the aptitude test when i got my GED at 22 it basically said "hey you should be a nurse" so when i told everyone what was doing they basically said "uh huh, ok so what are you really doing" so started with "you should have not dropped out of highschool courses" in 2009 applied for a slot in a 30 student 11 month LPN course. I didnt get in. One week after I got the news i received a call. they needed to fill one slot and asked if I would still be interested. apparently they had gone through the 12 other alternates i was lucky number 13! how was i to know the the RN i took the CNA challenge test was so impressed with my CNA abilities she remembered my name out of 200 other applicants. So as a 29 year old single mother of three with a mortgage car payment ADHD and dyslexia can do it, I have confidence so can you. here is my favorite quote its written by Brandy Anchondo LPN (hey thats me!) Don't live down to to expectations and labels people give you, live up to the the possibilities and determination of of those who have inspired you." mon-friday 8am 4pm school 7pm - 12am homework Saturday homework. Sunday flash card (my daughter wrote them out for me) and helped me at 15 years old study. P.S. alot 15-30 min everyday for crying and "i can't do this" followed by "oh yeah, watch this M@$%!%$!!!" I passed NCLEX in 86 questions on the first try no accommodations requested or used or medication.
Last edit by b.anchondo on Jan 21