I feel like I'm not going anywhere in Nursing!!!

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    I am currently feeling discouraged because the counselors at my school are telling me that there is no way that I can follow my dreams with this form of GPA. I called up several nursing programs and they are telling me that if I do not have a 3.8+ GPA then I should not bother applying. I am in my second year attending a local community college in California and I am currently working several prerequisites until I transfer into a four year university. My problem is chemistry and I suck at it. No matter how hard I try, I am not receiving A's for that course, but rather I am getting a B. I took inorganic chemistry and got a B+ and I am currently taking organic chemistry and it is crazy hard! I am nearly pulling off getting a solid B, but I want to strive for an A. If I struggle with chemistry, there is no way that I can survive microbiology because it was a big killer for many students! I currently have a 3.5-3.6 overall GPA and I feel there are so many students who are way smarter than me that are getting into the program---just like a snap. I don't know what else to do if I do not get accepted? I wish I could retake my chemistry courses but my school does not allow that unless you receive a D or F. I plan to apply to 8+ schools that also include CSU's and several out of states and see if they would accept me? Again, I am avoiding SFSU and CSU East Bay because this is what they told me and I was discouraged hearing those words from them. I was wondering what can happen if I do not get accepted to the program and what should I do? What are your stories with nursing school when you were applying? I would love to hear them since I am new to this website so I would like more input on pre-nursing students!
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    Many schools do not require organic chemistry for nursing -- it's more specialized like CRNAs. Your counselor is incorrect on that GPA. Look around for schools, you'll find a lot.

    I am actually in your area and I go to University of San Francisco -- in their BSN program. Highly rated with high pass rate on NCLEX. Avoid SFSU.
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    Quote from StephenAndrews
    Many schools do not require organic chemistry for nursing -- it's more specialized like CRNAs. Your counselor is incorrect on that GPA. Look around for schools, you'll find a lot.

    I am actually in your area and I go to University of San Francisco -- in their BSN program. Highly rated with high pass rate on NCLEX. Avoid SFSU.

    I highly doubt the OP is taking the real Organic Chemistry, probably the Intro to Chem (includes some biochem, orog, inorgo etc) class that most pre-nursing majors take.
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    Quote from Dranger
    I highly doubt the OP is taking the real Organic Chemistry, probably the Intro to Chem (includes some biochem, orog, inorgo etc) class that most pre-nursing majors take.

    Is this a joke or did you not read the original post?
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    Quote from StephenAndrews
    Is this a joke or did you not read the original post?

    I have indeed reread the post for your amusement and am 99% sure the OP is not taking the traditional o-chem series as I have NEVER seen a program actually require the 2 semester pre med/bio/chem major courses.

    The OP is most likely struggling in the nursing chem that most people had to take including myself (Although I later took O-chem on my own time).
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    That's fine and dandy what you may interpret, however, until you know, why would you discredit the OP? Poster said he/she took inorganic (which I'm assuming is the general chem) chemistry and is now taking organic chemistry. Do you treat your patients the same way? lol
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    Well Im not taking the actual organic chemistry course, it is more like intro to organic/biochemistry. It is indeed a tough class and I am just trying to apply to schools that are willing to accept me. I mean, I'm just stressing about my GPA and B's in prior to nursing school is like a big fat F on my book. Seriously, I'm probably going to get another B in microbiology since I never heard of any of the students from my community college ever earning a solid A. Nursing schools in California are overcrowding the student population and my best bet is to probably apply out of state since I have no chance receiving a BSN in California... or maybe go for an alternative major, which I dont know yet. AHHH.
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    Sorry for the misunderstanding! I am currently taking Survey of Organic/Biochemistry and I had a B+ in Survey of Inorganic/Organic Chemistry.
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    So, I did suggest the school I was going to. We have a pretty massive program and you have a good chance of getting in. I would recommend looking at it. Don't be a pessimist!

    @Dranger, please note I didn't mean any disrespect.
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    I found out it was a Catholic school, and I am a Buddhist. The issue is that my parents will probably blow off a storm as if I was betraying my own religion. T.T Do you need a public speaking class cause I took fundamentals of oral communication which included group presentations? :/


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