Anyone dealing with a discouraging advisor? - page 2

I'm finally getting the opportunity to pursue my RN/BNS after 18 years. I found out that most of my pre-reqs don't "count" anymore because they're older than 8 years. I figured, fine...they'll be review classes and I aced... Read More

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    I would not take this advisor too seriously. If all of us were successfully discouraged by school advisors, many would never have reached their career goals. Do what you want to do. Good luck.
    hudabelle, noahsmama, Cherry02, and 1 other like this.

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    Quote from Camwill
    I applied this semester and I start this fall 2012. I am done with my pre reqs at the end of this semester. Very happy about that! I will tell you I have a million reasons I could fail but I don't let myself use any excuse. I stay ahead in my classes. I found out what teacher everyone recommended for each course. I also treated every class like it was a nursing class instead of a pre req I think that helped. But my number one motivater was I did not want to take a course again. My family doesn't have the time to wait on me so I need get r done....LOL good luck you can do it. If you need a plan plenty of nursing students are here to help!
    Congratulations on getting accepted into Nursing School!!!
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    Thank you I am very excited! Fall can not come fast enough!!!
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    Can't wait to hear how everything goes in nursing school. Please keep us posted on your progress!

    Best of luck to you!!!!
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    I sure will! I was in your shoes last fall so I am confident you will be in your program soon! Be sure to ask other students about professors, it really does help to know what to expect.
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    When I decided to go back to school full time, I also worked full time (still do). My then-advisor laughed in my face and told me it was impossible especially because I was a single parent. He said I was making a mistake because I'd end up with a bunch of W's or bad grades if I didn't drop. I switched advisors.

    I made straight A's with those 14 credit hours in that Fall semester. I also won several monetary awards at work for working on projects and making a "frequently exceeds" on my end of year evaluation. It wasn't easy, but I did it. My idiot advisor just didn't know me, what I was capable of, and how determined I was. Only you can decide if this is possible for you. You have to be willing to put the work in and not give up no matter how overwhelming it may seem sometimes. Good luck to you.
    hudabelle, noahsmama, Puddin2day, and 1 other like this.
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    Personally, I think I would request a new advisor....mine was very encouraging. I didn't think I could take Bio & Chem in the same semester, but she encouraged me to (she knows I'm a motivated adult student, I have 2 kids in grade school & work part time) and I ended up taking 20 credit hours that semester and I got a 3.85. 17 credit hours this semester (A's so far including A&P), then Micro & speech over the summer (8 CH) can be a lot, but if you are motivated it shouldn't be a problem.

    Truthfully, that schedule doesn't sound bad at all, especially since a large chunk of it is re-takes for you. Which does stink, sorry! I'm sitting here (not) patiently waiting for my acceptance letter to the only school I applied to for this fall. Shouldn't be a problem, but still, I would like it to be official.

    Your story makes me thankful that I've had great advisors, it really helps!
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    Omg were are living the same life right now. I am trying to get into my fall 2013 program but I don't see it happening. I wish wish wish it were doable for me, but I just don't want to risk it. I have been praying for Gods plan, and maybe it is to wait one more year, spread out my courses and do well so I have a high chance of being picked for an interview and test spot. I don't like discouragement which few have had towards me once a became pregnant the moment I got accepted to college. However, I didn't let that stop me and you shouldn't stop, but in 20 years I'm sure information has changed some so I would look at it as you having an advantage. For me personally, I am going to spread out my reqs and co reqs and do well. I hope you do well either way and God bless!
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    You can do it! I am taking 5 classes this semester while working part time and have a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old. As of midterm, I had 4 A's and a B and I plan on bringing that B up to an A by the end of the semester.
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    Yeah you can totally succeed with your option one. Many advisors say those kinds of things, because they see many students who are not dedicated or who do not want to put that much work into school. You get from school what you put in. Work hard, and you WILL succeed. I broke my ankle on my honeymoon. I couldn't work, I could barely leave my apartment because i had to go down steps on my bum. I was signed up for five classes, but had to drop two that were on campus because it was my right ankle and I couldn't drive and didn't have reliable transportation. Plus I didn't want to ask a classmate to help me to the bathroom!!! I ended up taking three classes online, made A's in all. On my last two prereq's this semester, and making A's in those too. You know you want go get it!!!
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