You are not alone in making mistakes. Several years ago I was only at school to socialize and party with my friends. My poor choices and senseless priorities dropped my GPA to a lowly 1.25. It took many years of life experience, odd jobs, and soul searching to slowly regain the faith in myself that I could do something different and meaningful with my life. I had been out of college for 12 years which is a huge lapse in time! In the past I had worked at a teaching hospital, long-term care facility, home health aide, and agency work as a CNA and PCT so I set a goal to go forth in pursuit of a BSN. Only problem was I was living in a very rural part of the country where there were virtually no jobs and the commute to school was over ice packed roads in the winter.
I made up my mind to take one class that I dreaded (withdrew once and got a D on my second undertaking) that is college algrebra. I felt more confident and a bit more focused as my reckless youth years were behind me. I borrowed my parents four-wheel drive blazer to get me to my algebra class and paid what I could with the money I had saved. I also am pretty handy with laptops so I would buy broken ones on ebay, fix them up, and sell them for a profit. I was also asked by relatives for help with odd jobs and computer help as well for some pay. They knew I was working very hard to get myself on track in life so they provided work and pay for me. I wound up with an A for my final grade. I did have to pay out of pocket since my previous foray with college 12 years ago was pretty shameful. I had earned money as a temp work before re-entering school so I used some of that money to pay for my tuition and class text book.
I took 2 classes the next term and passed them as well. I then reapplied for FAFSA and was granted funding for summer courses. I eventually graduated from the college with an AS in Health Sciences as well as an AA in Social and Behavioral Sciences 2 years ago with a remarkably improved GPA of 3.79 (grrr at that 0.1 pt lol).
Things change and I am on a different path in my schooling now in respect to nursing. Still the point is it is never too late to correct mistakes. If you are able to walk and think then you can make this work. It really depends on how bad you want it. If you are paying out of pocket you might need to take a semester off and make some money and save up to continue with your classes. I find there is almost always someway
in situations such as yours (and my past situation). I wish you the best of luck