I feel like I will never be able to pursue my dream!

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    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?
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    Don't doubt how smart you are! If this is your dream you will do whatever it takes to be a good student and nurse. I have had the same doubts and spent years pursuing a degree in Chemistry until I finally accepted that I could be a good nurse. I still doubt myself but I keep telling myself that if this is what I really want I will make it. Hope you get into your program!
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    As generic as it sounds, you have to stay positive! Don't let those negative thoughts overshadow your dream of being a nurse. If you want it bad enough, you'll get it. (Okay, enough cheesy cliches. You'll be fine!)
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    Nursing 2102,

    PLEASE don't give up now! You CAN do it!! If you really want to be a nurse, don't let rejection or roadblocks stop you, just keep going. Figure out the path to the goal and work toward it with baby steps.

    You are so very blessed, you know what you want to do, there are so many people who just meander through life without a dream, a passion. Don't let self-doubt take that passion from you. You deserve to chase your dream. You are good enough. Just keep your mind in a positive place and keep moving toward the goal.

    I know I sound like some sort of motivational salesman, but I have been in the same place you are, with the doubts and misgivings. Once I pushed through that and just resolved to TRY and keep TRYING no matter what, I found a lot of strength to change the way I thought about myself. Everything I just said to you, I say to myself quite often during hard semesters when the future looks bleak. It's worked so far. Finding my own inner 'cheerleader' has been an really unexpected outcome of returning to school for me. I hope you find yours.

    Never give up. Your dream may change, but NEVER give up having a dream.
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    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?
    Since you already have a degree, you could do an accelerated program and get your BSN within a year. BUT you have to be committed to your studies- It's a pretty intense program, but it's not impossible. As long as you study and pay attention, you'll do fine. Trust me on this!
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    You can be your worst enemy and it looks as if you already are. Now that u focused on all the negatives look at all the positive everyone has something positive about themselves. Look at what you have accomplished so far. Did you know there's forensic nursing and a legal consultant nurse or u can be a nurse at a prison. You have gotten to far in life to give up now. Just keeping pushing forward and you will see that the storm doesn't last forever.
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