So I've been a student at a community college for about 3 years now. I graduated high school in 2010. I come from a family where not everyone went to college...My dad was the only one in his family who went to college and my mom was a college drop out. I'm the only child in my family who is/is ever going to college. I was a really average high school student, but never really worked hard at school because no one ever pushed me. When I got to college I realized I wanted to focus on the sciences because it seemed like most of the job opportunities were there. I've done fairly well in school until last semester when my mom and I began the process of foreclosure and bankruptcy...I had to work so much and school quickly fell to the side. I'm currently retaking the courses that I didn't pass last semester (no science courses, just gen eds). As far as nursing pre-requisites go I have A's in A&P 1 and 2, general psych, life span psych, nutrition...And some B's in basic gen eds like english and speech. I have 2 C's in gen ed courses too (a random psych course that won't apply to nursing school
and a humanities course). My problem is that I've been flipping back and forth between what direction I want to go with my major...I feel like I can't make up my mind!!! I know that I would completely LOVE nursing. But I'm so afraid that I've messed up my chance because of my last semester
I think I have a shot at getting into a few schools
in my area, but I just don't know what's holding me back. Part of me thinks I'm just lame for still being in community college and working while living at home while the rest of the people I went to high school with are over half way done with their degrees. It sounds silly, I know. I guess I'm just in need of some advice and encouragement! Help!