If you work hard, study hard and keep believing that you will succeed, it will happen. Simple as that. The biggest thing holding you back right now, is not your "average" acedemic profile, its your confidence. YOU CAN DO THIS. I was an average student. I failed two nursing courses, was let back into the program and got extremely focused and passed all my fourth semester tests, then took the NCLEX and passed it the first time, stopping at 75 questions. If you are unfamiliar with the NCLEX, I will explain. You have to take at least 75 questions, with the max being I think around 250. If you are getting more wrong than right, the computer will keep giving you a new question, until you make enough right to be in the passing percentile. If you are doing fabulous and get to the minimum, 75, then the test will cut off. I believe that people can take just 75 questions and still fail, but that means you had to get almost every question wrong, but like I said study, and you will make it. Just set your focus to the goal, don't worry about all the stuff you feel like you can't do. Try this, everytime I thought comes to your mind of "I can't" come back with a "I can" You can study, you can pass the tests, you can stay positive, you can be a nurse.