I desperately want to be a nurse, I feel as if it is the only career that would make me feel happy and fulfilled, but I constantly second-guess my intelligence. I slacked off my freshman and sophomore years in high school, so my grades weren't too hot. But I kicked my tail in gear my junior and senior years and did pretty good! (All A's and B's) I took nursing classes in high school, which just taught pretty basic medical terminology, first aid/cpr, etc. I did AMAZING! And my teacher, a retired R.N. told me that "she would kick my butt if I didn't pursue my nursing dreams". My main concern in nursing school is the math. The best I ever did in high school was a final grade of 80 in math and that was a real struggle for me. Math has ALWAYS been a very weak area for me. But, I have always excelled in all other areas, especially science. My main question for all of you is this: Has anyone else not done so great in high school, but still made it into and through nursing school? Can math be a weak point for someone wanting to be a nurse? Do you have to be a genius to be a nurse?
Thank you so much for reading!