I have my bachelors in a non nursing field but my gpa isn't the greatest so I am having trouble deciding on my next steps to take in order to become and RN and eventually lactation consultant or CNM. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi have you started taken the prerequisites to apply to a nursing program? Those will be the classes that are extremely important to earn high grades in. I believe most schools will look at that for the GPA. Contact the college you are interested in. I am sure the advisors will be able to explain all that you will need to apply and get accepted. Good luck!
I do need to take some pre reqs I just don't want to take them and not hey into a nursing school. I already feel like I have wasted so much time and money getting this first degree that I am trying to do this as quickly and cheaply as possible.
Like so many other things you have to apply for, admission to a nursing program is a gamble and you may not get in the first time. I would look at the programs around you and the length of time it'll take to complete them. That'll help you find which degree is the most quickly obtained.
Mertinserica- I feel the exact same way! I got my bachelors last December and it was so expensive . The fortunate thing for me though is that I found out the community colleges are forming partnerships with the universities to provide ADN-BSN programs and the one I am applying to is cheaper than my bachelors degree by more than half. Maybe you can try looking to see if they have anything like that?