Keep trying, or give up :(
- 0Mar 18, '13 by andreaslick50OK guys, i'm gonna be completely honest with you! I am not one to give up, but I have been trying to get my RN for over 7 years!!! I achieved in the process of becoming a LVN during my attempt and have been an LVN for almost three years now. I admit it, I screwed up when I was like 18 and 19 years old. Dicking around, and not taking my classes as serious as I should, or just having a huge overload and not focusing on classes like I should. Well, low and behold here I am 25 years old and repeating classes (which of course screws me for a lot of programs, since I've had to repeat my Physiology class 3 times the first was a W so that counts). I'm doing extremely well in school now, since i'm taking more time into it and I want my RN SOOOOO BAD!!! Yet, trying to apply to schools at this point with my science GPA's only at like a 2.2 or .3 and my repeats is just getting hard to find. I'm almost losing hope but I have tried SOOO HARD, I need some words of advice people. Help me out here!! I'm going NUTS!!
- 0Mar 19, '13 by phoenixnimI'm not one to give up either. But I think you really need to talk to an advisor. I know at all the schools I have looked at in my area, they only allow one re-take for all the core science pre-reqs. So that is really something you need to look into. Maybe they will do a special consideration after so many years have passed? I do not know, but I tell you this so you don't get blind sided and so you can check into this type of requirement at your desired schools right away.
- 0Mar 19, '13 by andreaslick50Well things are always changing and so many variables are different with every school. Currently this summer I'll be applying to two local schools (the only ones that are local here). One only accepts three qualified LVNs into there program. They look at a more holistic view, such as how long have you been a nurse already, work history prior, references and such. I feel very well qualified. I've been a nurse for almost three years now, since the age of 16 I have done nothing but health care work such as physical fitness aid, physical therapy aid, mental health job coach and primary, Cna, CNA coordinator, ward clerk, and a charge nurse. I'm already iv certified and working on getting a wound certification eventually.
The other school is picking there LVN s first, and then filling apps with applicants like me. They are subtracting repeats from there equation. But, they are taking your total gpa not science gpa, and you have to take a "pn predictor test" I will study for this but I feel I have a good shot at doing well on that, since I've already taken the nclex. I forgot to mention for the last college ( the one that only picks 3) that I have to take the teas test. My brain is just so stressed right now.
- 0Mar 19, '13 by soambitious13I am 25 also and I know exactly what you mean. I left home at 18, got married, and had children. I always knew that nursing was what I wanted to do but I also had to focus on working to help support our family. Now we are stable and I'm Sooo ready to finish up school. I say don't give up... If its in your heart than you should at least try. I would start researching and calling schools. Gdluck!
- 0Mar 19, '13 by jescalynnDon't give up if it's something you really want to do, I did almost the same except I never became a LVN & I started nursing school at 30, it's hard especially with kids and life and everything else, man how I wished I would have focused when I was 18, I would have been working as a nurse for over 10yrs now . But you know what life has other plans right now for you, and if you keep at it you will reach your goal ! Good luck! :-)
- 0Mar 20, '13 by SchnoorRNIts always hard giving advice especially if the situation is this tough. My advice is never give up. God has a plan for everyone. After failing my NCLEX after 265 questions I didn't want to go back. I fought through and passed in 75 questions a month later. I wasn't ready to become a nurse the first time.
Although you may not want to work hard and may want to party versus study. It's important to know that nothing comes easy in life. You have to fight for what you want. If you aren't willing to fight or go through the stress you have to think to yourself. Is become an RN really what I want in life. If your not willing to fight maybe it's not what you want.