First off let me give a little background of myself. I'm 18 years old and had a very difficult childhood. I was in Special Education for 8 years. The only time I ever had any type of schooling was 10th,11th,12th which I am a senior now. The truth is when I entered 10th Grade I had an extremely hard time. In Special Education they have very little emphasis on academics and focus all on behavior problems. I stuck it out and took basic classes. My whole life I have always wanted to be a nurse. My mother was a nurse. I would consider myself very smart for what I have endured in life. I don't want to brag or anything but 3 years ago I had no idea what an essay was. These last two years I have truly challenged myself. My senior year is by far the best. I am trying my best to take classes to show colleges how much I care. Im currently in: Honors Chem, AP English Lit&Comp, Ap Us Govn, Ib physc, And very basic math because I do struggle with math a lot but I am doing good in Chemistry. So I am in a math class for seniors called College prep math . The moral of the story is, when I set my mind to do something I can achieve anything. I am truly set on being an RN. Im faced with a really huge problem. I'm afraid with my history I will find it really hard to get into a Nursing Program. I already am accepted to a college called "Augsburg" but they don't offer Nursing. I plan to take my pre Req there and then transfer to a Nursing school. My question is honestly How hard is it to become a RN? Not the work load, but actually getting into a Nursing program. My GPA in high school is 2.7 but the reason I got accepted into Augsburg is because of what I have overcome. My ACT is only a 22. Im really stuck on being a Nurse. If I go to Augsburg and maintain a 3.5+ which I know I can. I have all A's in Advanced classes, will It be to hard to get into a Nursing program these days? I want to ask people with knowledge in this area so please give me advice on what steps I should take in order to be successful in being an RN. Thank you so much.