Im soooo lost..what do I do next - page 6

Well actually I do know what to do next..APPLY to nursing school but im scared... I don't have great grades im a B student and I repeated 2 classes(anatomy and micro.) ANYONE In the same boat???? OR... Read More

  1. by   groverslisa
    I think the most important thing that will get you into any nursing program is a GREAT interview. I know many ppl who have had a 3.0 and got in because they interviewed soooo well. I made it my first attempt, I think it was the interview. I have good grades, but grades dont/wont make you a good nurse. Sure they help, but a persons attitude and personality should really shine during an interview to get in!
  2. by   SoulShine75
    If you can dream it for yourself you can do it. You can do anything you set your mind to. Isn't that an awesome thought? It's also a positive one....think positive. It never hurts to try and if you fail or don't do as well as you'd hoped, it's ok. Follow your heart.
  3. by   4doghome
    I think it definately depends on where you are. Is there more than one school you can apply to. I started off at a community college close to my home and it was near to impossible to get in because of all the acceptance guidelines. Plus this college only accepted 30 applicants once a year. So I transferred to another community college and got in 1st try. This one accepts 60 applicants twice a year.
    If this is something you want, dont give up.
  4. by   twotrees2
    Quote from Dreamer528
    Well actually I do know what to do next..APPLY to nursing school but im scared... I don't have great grades im a B student and I repeated 2 classes(anatomy and micro.) ANYONE In the same boat???? OR AM I THE ONLY PERSON ON HERE WHO DOESN'T HAVE STRAIGHT A'S AND HASN'T REPEATED ANY CLASSES.....PLEASE TELL ME IM NOT ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    you are not alone and here is hope if i can do it so can you !! i barely had d's in HS ( hence i haad to take a few math and other courses before i could even get in the classes) i worked my butt off raising my 2 kids and my brothers 2 kids - trying to read and get thorgh school - i took it as slow as i could cause i KNEW i wasnt going to make it going full bore with my not so reading learning brain ( i learn best by show not read) so i took 2 yrs before i went in the program and got all extra classes out of the way - then for 2 yrs focused on the nursing program and clinicals - did not do great in classes - thankful for c-'s - did awesome in clinicals - all a's and b's - and it all balanced out - took much encouragement and preceptorship ( thank god i had some great ones and at a time they didnt throw the new grad to the wolves as they do today) and honeslty ( not tooting my own horn cause i wonder myself at times but am told i am a great nurse and have people requesting me , when i am gone asking when i will be back on shift, going on vacation knowing i will be there when they cant be and telling me they enjoyed themselves cause they KNEW their wife was well taken care of. etc) i think we all doubt orselves at times - id think that would be normal to keep us from letting it go to our heads and being not so good. will keep you in my prayers- truly if i can do it - you can tooumpiron:
  5. by   catzy5
    Quote from twotrees2
    you are not alone and here is hope if i can do it so can you !! i barely had d's in HS ( hence i haad to take a few math and other courses before i could even get in the classes) i worked my butt off raising my 2 kids and my brothers 2 kids - trying to read and get thorgh school - i took it as slow as i could cause i KNEW i wasnt going to make it going full bore with my not so reading learning brain ( i learn best by show not read) so i took 2 yrs before i went in the program and got all extra classes out of the way - then for 2 yrs focused on the nursing program and clinicals - did not do great in classes - thankful for c-'s - did awesome in clinicals - all a's and b's - and it all balanced out - took much encouragement and preceptorship ( thank god i had some great ones and at a time they didnt throw the new grad to the wolves as they do today) and honeslty ( not tooting my own horn cause i wonder myself at times but am told i am a great nurse and have people requesting me , when i am gone asking when i will be back on shift, going on vacation knowing i will be there when they cant be and telling me they enjoyed themselves cause they KNEW their wife was well taken care of. etc) i think we all doubt orselves at times - id think that would be normal to keep us from letting it go to our heads and being not so good. will keep you in my prayers- truly if i can do it - you can tooumpiron:


    Hey thats a great story thanks for sharing your experience its a real motivator! I was a very poor student in high school I have dyslexia and always struggled, back in my day they gave you remedial or life learning classes so I never even had to take math or science to get my high school diploma which I barely graduated anyway. I did go to college right out of high school discovered the tutoring lab for my english papers and did really well but never finished, was always terrified of taking any math. Flash forward 20 years later, 20 years of life experience maturity and new ways to help people with dyslexia (after working with my own son challanged by this) I decided to re try my hand at school I am doing fantastic now started off with the lower math classes worked my way up and have been getting nothing but A's now its a personal thing LOL I am competing against my past and so far I am winning.
  6. by   twotrees2
    Quote from catzy5
    Hey thats a great story thanks for sharing your experience its a real motivator! I was a very poor student in high school I have dyslexia and always struggled, back in my day they gave you remedial or life learning classes so I never even had to take math or science to get my high school diploma which I barely graduated anyway. I did go to college right out of high school discovered the tutoring lab for my english papers and did really well but never finished, was always terrified of taking any math. Flash forward 20 years later, 20 years of life experience maturity and new ways to help people with dyslexia (after working with my own son challanged by this) I decided to re try my hand at school I am doing fantastic now started off with the lower math classes worked my way up and have been getting nothing but A's now its a personal thing LOL I am competing against my past and so far I am winning.
    looking back on my life it was bad time but really is a blessed story - i tell it to show - grades dont mean everything - there are straight a students that dont belong in nursing and straight d ones that would make great nurses if given half the chnace. stay small and on track and chugging along like the little emngine that could you CAN make it.,

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