Hi. quick question...

  1. Hi. I'm 38 and mom of 2 beautiful and very proud boys ( 8 & 10 ). Also married to a great man who's very positive abt prospect of me wanting to become an LPN. Only problem is, I think that they have more confidence in me than I do. You see, I was a "C/B" student in h.s. and my SAT score was far from great. Of course, it's been 20 yrs since I graduated and I've become much more knowledgable as years went by and alot more serious abt what I want to do w/ my life.
    Anyone out there who's in or was in same shoes and has made it into nursing school ?
    I'm starting my prep course in Jan .. lasts until March. Then I take entrance exam. I really want this badly, but, I'm worried abt letting my family and myself down and not passing entrance exam.
    Any advice ?
    Thanks guys !
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   manna
    I'm only 27, and I was pretty much a "B" student in high school. I failed/dropped out of college twice, was homeless, had a substance abuse problem, gave birth to 2 kids, then worked a full-time job and took classes at night for six years before I started nursing school this year.

    I think a certain level of intelligence is wonderful - but hard work and dedication are ultimately the keys to success (I believe). I think that someone can do anything they set their mind to... so if you really want to go to nursing school, well, where there's a will - there's a way!

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   lorenna
    Hi manna.
    Thanx for replying.
    You've overcome so much! Proud of u as u should be of yourself. Good luck. I wish u all the best.
    Go girl !!!!!
    Bye.
    Lorenna
  5. by   MZachry
    I was pretty much a B student as well, and now I am retaking my prereqs to get A's. I think age and just the extreme will to do it will get you through. From what I have read on this website, even if classes don't turn out the way you want the first time, DON'T GIVE UP!!!

    MANNA .... your post is an outstanding ray of hope for us all! Thanks for your reply!
  6. by   manna
    Thanks you guys... :chuckle

    I just figured if I can do it - anybody can! Good luck and happy holidays!
  7. by   agent
    Yep, hard work, committment, and persistence.

    Manna's damn right and if anyone should know it's her.

    You go girl!
  8. by   RN_2007
    Quote from lorenna
    Hi. I'm 38 and mom of 2 beautiful and very proud boys ( 8 & 10 ). Also married to a great man who's very positive abt prospect of me wanting to become an LPN. Only problem is, I think that they have more confidence in me than I do. You see, I was a "C/B" student in h.s. and my SAT score was far from great. Of course, it's been 20 yrs since I graduated and I've become much more knowledgable as years went by and alot more serious abt what I want to do w/ my life.
    Anyone out there who's in or was in same shoes and has made it into nursing school ?
    I'm starting my prep course in Jan .. lasts until March. Then I take entrance exam. I really want this badly, but, I'm worried abt letting my family and myself down and not passing entrance exam.
    Any advice ?
    Thanks guys !
    I was a poor student in high school. When I took my ACT prior to entering nursing school I scored high enough to enter the LPN program. At 27, I am alot more serious about my studies as my study habits have immensely improved (however, they're still not to where they should be).

    I just completed my first semester of LPN school. Although it wasn't successful, I thorougly enjoyed it. I got a chance to persue my dream and I'm going to continue. So just keep that positive attitude and you'll make it just fine.

    Wendy
    Formerly known as FutureLPN
  9. by   riley108
    I'm 27 now and I've noticed that you are more focused when you are older.You can do it!
  10. by   Jen2
    Let me tell you I graduated high school in 1996 taking business classes with a 2.0 GPA. Never even took the SAT's. Was admitted to my university on a provisional status, had a 3.8 GPA in my pre-reqs and am holding a 3.5 in my ADN program with 1 semester left. Oh and I have also been awarded about $10,000 total in academic scholarships. You are in great shape believe me. I am sure you will do fine, anything is possable once you put your mind to it. Good luck.
  11. by   Tweety
    Good luck. You're a completely different person with different priorities and experiences now than you were back then. Don't use high school as a predictor as how you're going to do in nursing school.

    I think personal drive and the true desire to be a nurse is what gets us through. It's a tough program and you need determination as well as book smarts, good luck. Having a supportive husband and family is going to be the biggest asset you've got.
  12. by   lorenna
    Wow ! All of your replies were absolutely uplifting. All of u are fantastic people and I hope I meet good-hearted people like you in nursing school - cross my fingers.
    You made my day and I truly hope to hear from u again soon.
    I know that whenever I get down on myself I can always think abt the positive msgs I rcvd. Thanx !!!!!
    Wishing all of u a beautiful holiday !

    Thanks again guys... you're the BEST !
  13. by   manna
    Quote from agent
    Yep, hard work, committment, and persistence.

    Manna's damn right and if anyone should know it's her.

    You go girl!
    Awww, thanks Agent. You just made my day! :chuckle

    (and as you can tell I'm way behind on my e-mail - oops)

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