ADN--should i just give up? - page 2

I've always wanted to be a nurse. And right now, I'm a freshman in my first semester at a community college. I took AP I, Sociology, Psychology, & Math my first semster. Well the only course I'm... Read More

  1. by   timmimom
    No. Time is on your side. If you know you want to do this - then pursue. Nursing will be my 5th degree, I have one daughter, hopefully a second child will be on the way soon, I am 37, and will probably not get that RN until early 40's, oh and I work p/t. If this is really what you want to do then stick with it. For some it comes easy, for some it is hard (everything my brother touches is gold, everything my sister touches is hard for her to achieve). Have you made sure that nursing is truly what you want to do? Have you shadowed a nurse in real life environments? If not, you may want to do that in order to inspire you or to tell you that you don't want a career in nursing. If it is just that A&P is hard (that is anatomy and physiology - I am guessing - I am new to the abbreviations here). Get a Grey's anatomy chart and hang it in front of you, you will absorb it eventually - at least that's what I used to do to study brain anatomy. If you need tutoring in math - or remedial math - then get it. A degree, no matter what it is, will all require math - sometimes these things are really hard until it just clicks. Also have you looked at getting a pt job in a medical office or hospital (even just clerical) - it will help you start getting the lingo of biology and medicine.

    Allison
  2. by   NaomieRN
    If I were you, I would take 2 classes at a time. Last year, I took psychology and Anatomy & Physiology 1 and got A- for both classes. I think taking math with a&p was not a great choice for you. Talk to you advisor about your situation. Good luck to you.
  3. by   Jokerhill
    No one can get a ADN in 2 years. It can't be done, it is more like 3-4 years the pre-reg's are 1.5 - 2 years, and the program is 2 years.
  4. by   S.N. Visit
    I started classes at my c.c for my ADN in the Fall of 03! Hopefully I will graduate this May. That's just one term short of 4 years in school for an ADN.
  5. by   Hope2Be
    i am so glad i came across this forum..i am finally going back to school after 13years, i'm 34 y/o and i was beating myself up over the amount of time it would take me to finish the nursing program...i will be taking one class at a time because it takes me more than the average person to retain information so i dont want to overload myself with work and end up dropping classes in the end....
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from soundgirl
    i am so glad i came across this forum..i am finally going back to school after 13years, i'm 34 y/o and i was beating myself up over the amount of time it would take me to finish the nursing program...i will be taking one class at a time because it takes me more than the average person to retain information so i dont want to overload myself with work and end up dropping classes in the end....
    take things at your pace, i have been taking it slower, too, but the important thing is that i make the grade. you want competitive grades!!!!! i see it over and over and over and over....people dropping or not getting a's because they overload. good luck :smilecoffeecup:
  7. by   Nursegirlgg
    It is your dream so catch it! Don't beat up on yourself because it is hard and everything is not easy for everybody. Get help because it can be the instructors that you are not getting and making it harder than it is. Find a format for you to understand it and come out correct. You can do it, you will stand in the rain and get wet because that is life, however the sun will shine and it will be brighter. The world and everything that's in it is yours if you want it.
  8. by   Princess74
    Quote from Jokerhill
    No one can get a ADN in 2 years. It can't be done, it is more like 3-4 years the pre-reg's are 1.5 - 2 years, and the program is 2 years.

    :yeahthat:
  9. by   DesertRain
    I am no tsure I understand if 4 years is supposed to be alot? I am in CC full throttle (for example this past semester I was taking A&P I, Micro and Political Science plus my two biology labs) and if I get accepted for fall of 2007 into the nursing program there would have been no gaps where I didn't go to school (aside from summer) then I too will be in Community College for over 4 years. That's not a long time, I mean, it took me 2 years just to get my prereq's done. I would say that's average. Don't give up. I am a single mom with a 7 year old and a 3 year old, I had a job (I quit to focus more on school) and basically in full time. If I can do it anyone can, trust me I can get pretty lazy and lose sight of what's in the big picture but I know that if I am still in for it...anyone can do it.
    Good luck
  10. by   SoulShine75
    It generally takes people going for their ADN approx 3-4 years to complete. I know it says the ADN is a 2 year program and they're right...it is, but when you add the pre-req's you end up with about 3.5 years (like me), that's if you're going full time. My 1st semester of college was spent re-taking classes I'd failed when I went to college right out of high school and just didn't care. If this is something you want to do then don't give up because you may have regrets later. Like one wise teacher once told me... you can be a nurse in 3 years or you can be doing nothing, either way the 3 year mark will still come. It was the best thing I'd ever heard. Stay positive and good luck!:spin:
  11. by   alishar2005
    Do not give up. I was thinking the same thing when I got C's in both A&P 1 and 2. I actually changed my major. But then somebody talked to me and told me not to give up, even though my gpa is bad and my school only take about 40 seats a semester. But just hang in there, because if this is what you want to do, and you give up, you will regret it for the rest of your life.
  12. by   chijon512
    yes, you should just give up completely IMO. no point in wasting your life with something you're not dedicated to. when you find something worth pursuing, go for it and don't let anything get in your way. good luck.

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