I am currently attending Rose State Community College and I have FINALLY decided I want to become a nurse. I have been attending since 2008 when I graduated highschool. I have been a full time student almost every semester and I am now 21 years old. Most of my classes I have completed were random since I changed my major almost every sememster but now my heart is set on becoming a nurse.
Here is my dilemma, my GPA is terrible(2.5). I have not applied myself completely in the past and now that I have actually decided on what I want to do I feel that I have wasted alot of time and even set myself back further by being an average student. I want this bad enough that I know I will succeed when I actually get accepted into a program but I really can't afford to waste any more time working towards a school where it is unlikely I will get accepted into the program. I have completed nutrition (A), Med Term (C), Intro to Chem (C), Anatomy (C), Dev Psych (B), and Gen Bio (C). To get into the program at rose I would need to get perfect scores on the compass tests, get my CNA, and make A's in the last two classes required and even retake some of the classes I made C's in (if that is even possible) to be competive in the program. I can then apply in August and IF accepted, start the program next year.
I would like to eventually get my BSN. I have started looking at other programs (RN and BSN) but I am just unsure of which path I should take. I really want to start working towards my degree and don't want to waste any more time than I already have. I am going to be talking to an advisor next week but would like a little insight in the meantime. THANK YOU!!!