I really want to become a nurse but I feel so discouraged.
I originally wanted to become a police officer but tried out for a huge department that has so many applicants that they can turn anyone away for the slightest reason. I was not accepted after waiting three years on a waiting list and taking multiple medical, psychological, and physical tests to get in. I don't think they took me that seriously since I am a small female, unless they did take me seriously but I just wasn't good enough to get in. Either way I was so discouraged that I decided to give it up all together. I did realize, though, that this was not something I really wanted to do in the long run anyway.
In high school I always thought of becoming a nurse, but I always thought it would be very hard and that I wouldn't be able to do it (which is why I went to a cheap city school for criminal justice).
After college though, I realized that I should have just went with my original dream. I should have at least given it a shot and I was stupid to just think to myself that I would never be able to do it. Although I really really want to give it a shot now, I feel like I will not even get into a nursing program. I have applied to a program and I am already doubting myself before I even get accepted/rejected. I am expecting to get rejected so that I don't get my hopes up when I end up not getting accepted.
I graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice with Honors and I don't feel like I am unintelligent, but I do fell as though I am not smart enough to get into a nursing program. I find out next month if I get into the program. I have been so stressed lately thinking about it. I feel like I can't do anything when it comes to my dreams in life. Any advice?