This is my first post (I'm so scared! ahh!) but I've been prowling the boards obsessively all night because as of a few hours ago, I decided I might want to pursue a career in nursing. The trouble is that I'm a rising junior at a university as an English/Anthropology double major and because of some extreme partying and a concussion, etc, my GPA is an abysmal 2.0. Shocking, I know.
I've assumed that my GPA (especially my science GPA - I failed the two science classes I've taken so far) is too low for me to be accepted at any school offering a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing...so instead, I'm interested in earning an Associate's Degree in Nursing at a local community college after I graduate from this university. I feel compelled to add that before I matriculated, I spent the last two years of high school earning an Associate's in Science at a community college (which is incidentally in the same district as the community college I would ideally go to for my ADN), and I had a GPA of 3.8 then.
I'm just wondering if you guys think that it'd be wise for me to go ahead and work toward an ADN at the community college after graduating (and maybe have some of my core credits fulfill prereq requirements) or if it might be a waste of time because my GPA doesn't look like it'll go up by too much. Also, am I at a disadvantage if I go for an ADN after graduating? I have a few friends who are actively pursuing a Bachelor's in Nursing as undergrad students and I feel like I might be lagging behind if I get into nursing after I graduate. A major factor in my decision to maybe pursue nursing is that I don't know what I want to do with my life after graduating, but this seems like a rewarding field to go into based on a lot of things that yall have said on the boards and I've already done okay in community college before. Thoughts? I'd really appreciate them!