I'm sorry to all that end up reading my post...but I am so frustrated and need to vent! I have never felt more inadequate in my life than now. I am doing my prerequisites and only have 2 (yay!) left! I have made all A's in my first 8 and am finishing A & P 1 and Chem 2 this semester. These two classes are making me feel like I am the most incompetent person around! I feel like I study enough...I make the time and the effort to do all of the study guides, learning obejctives, etc, and can't seem to do well. Not to toot my own horn, but I have my Master's in Education, graduated with Honors, made an 1120 on the GRE, made the Dean's List last semester and now I feel as though I am at a stand still. I know I can be a nurse and I KNOW that I want it bad enough, but what lengths do I have to go to to prove that I am worthy enough to do it?? I feel like these classes are to "weed out" people who think they can be nurses, but don't apply themselves. Why does that have to happen? Why make it so difficult for people to achieve their desires? Isn't it hard enough to realize what you want to do in the first place? Why make students second guess themselves? I am not one of these students, I WILL be a nurse, no matter how long and how much it takes, but in general, why do some programs make students feel this way? Maybe it is just the specific school I go to, and I'm sure some people are very happy with how they are being taught, but I can't seem to shake the frustration that comes along with this process!