I took my HESI A2 for entrance into my school's ADN program and was knocked out of eligibility. I failed the math portion and was 6 points away from the cutoff. I am still really mad at myself. I know it's silly, but it was a huge blow to my confidence. Can I even really do this? I don't know where to go from here. I have been thinking about applying to both the ADN and BSN program... sort of knocking on both doors and seeing who lets me in first.
For the ADN, I can't test again until the spring, and IF I pass my second try I wouldn't be able to start until fall of next year. When I try again in the spring, that is my last attempt allowed. Talk about pressure. Hopefully by that point I'll be a little more comfortable with dimensional analysis- that was the hardest part for me.
Before I had declared ADN, I had debated applying for my school's BSN program as well, just because a BSN is increasingly preferred in the job market. The thing is, I have at least another semester of pre reqs before I can apply to the BSN program, and the BSN program is MUCH more competitive.
In either case, assuming I get in to either of them, I'm knocked out for a year.
I'm just frustrated and feeling sorry for myself. I have a one year old and want to get to work like yesterday. I already had to take two years away from school once I had him and I had hoped on working my butt off and just breezing straight through it all. I wasn't prepared for a setback.
Help? Advice? Kind words?