Hello all! Advice from other students or nurses would greatly be appreciated! Here's my situation; I currently work part-time as a dialysis tech, and am attending a local university in hopes of applying to their BSN program... I am now REALLY second guessing myself, as their BSN admittance is highly competitive and only admit a handful of students once a year (shocker, huh?) and I'm not doing as well in my classes as I'd hoped I'd do... I have really put forth effort into studying, and am a decent student otherwise, but.... Chem and algebra have taken a toll on me, and my final grades will hardly be competitive, passing, but not competitive. I've gotten discouraged, and although I've tried to stay positive, in reality I know I probably don't stand a chance at getting accepted...
So, here's my plan B.... I have pretty much all my gen ed's done for the university, and have looked into their BS in community health education program, which I could finish up in probably a year and a half tops... In the meantime, I could get on the wait-list at my local community college for their ASN (which is averaging at 2 years now), and by the time I earn my bachelors I'd be ready to start. I'm wanting to get into community health nursing anyways, so I thought maybe this would be of great benefit to me (I know CH RN jobs aren't easy to come by , especially as a new grad). So.... Does my plan sound reasonable? Crazy? A huge waste of time and money? I've been gradually working towards nursing school
for years now, on and off, I took a break for a while to get married and have 3 kids (at least that's my excuse...).
Also, I'm not quite over the hill yet, but at 32 I know I'm no spring chicken either, and would like to get this show on the road and FINALLY become a nurse!!!
Sorry this is long-winded, this is such an internal struggle as many of you are probably familiar with.... I just get so down on myself over all this (bad habit), and am so afraid of making the wrong choices. Thanks for reading!