Hello to all,
I am a 44 yr old single dad, (well almost - divorce is forthcoming) and I started thinking about going to nursing school for a couple of reasons, 1st to give my 2 girls a better future and second I have thought about a healthcare career for a long time.
Why now? Because it is now solely up to me to make sure my girls have a brighter future than I did. So, I have been researching, cost of schools, job outlook, pre-req's, which I am worried about a couple of them, such as chemistry and calculus, this may be difficult.
I read the pre-req's have to be done before I can even apply? I live in central FL where there are numerous A.S & BNS programs and I was thinking of trying to get my A.S so I could work and support my children while going back and getting my BNS(or is it BSN). I would love to become an RN and specialize in oncology.
My second option would be to become a Surgical Tech, but I just read that position is being fazed out by RN's.
I haved talked with my mom in Richmond, IN and she offered to help with the kids if I wanted to move and attend school up there. Fhat would mean I could possibly attend full time, but there are only a handful of RN programs and they are about 45 minutes away.
So, I guess my question is, if I was only a C student in my sophomore year of math and science before getting my GED and entering the military, should I be worried about the pre-req's? Also, if it just isn't meant to be, any suggestions on the Surgical Tech?
Sorry the post is a bit long, just terribly worried about my childrens future.
Sep 30, '13
I'm a much better student at age 40. For my first degree I had a 2.8 GPA and slacked off a lot. This time I have a 4.0. It's a lot different when you and your whole family are making sacrifices for you to go to school.
Last edit by CDEWannaBe on Sep 30, '13