Need Advice please help

  1. I'm a student at a community college for adn degree but my grades are not as competitive as most of the students attending and I was wondering if I should attend a lpn program first than a rn program because I feel like I wont get in and I'm so terrified about getting rejected. I'm only 20 and have no kids and live with my family but I really want to move out soon I was wondering also how good is a lpn salary and can I live good is a still going back to school for my rn? And should go for lpn because of mi grades at community College?
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 26, '13 : Reason: TOS/english only pls/NO TEXT SPEAK
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  3. by   DisneyNurseGal
    I know you are only 20 years old, but you are wanting to become a nurse, who is a professional in their field. It is never too early to start presenting yourself as a professional. Writing in text speak and shorthand might be okay for text messages, but when looking for advice from educated people, you might get more of a response if you write professionally.

    Good luck
    Last edit by DisneyNurseGal on Jul 25, '13 : Reason: softened how I replied
  4. by   LoriRNCM
    Your post is a little confusing, and not just because it's hard to decipher, but are you in the nursing program or taking pre reqs? If you are just doing pre reqs you have time to bring your GPA up if you buckle down, unless you are just about done with pre reqs. You also have your TEAS score (or HESI) depending on your college, so you can bring up your chances by doing well on that. Your adviser will let you know what you need to do, and she/he will sit down with you and make out a plan. Just stick do it and do well. Good luck!
  5. by   Guy in Babyland
    I hope that the schools that you plan to apply to don't require an essay.
  6. by   manusko
    I sadly could understand it but it did take a few extra mins. I always wondered how those who grew up with texting would do with writing in a formal setting.
  7. by   kguill975
    Quote from Don1984
    I hope that the schools that you plan to apply to don't require an essay.
    Prime example of how nurses eat their young. You offered nothing except criticism. Why did you even waste your time responding?
  8. by   kguill975
    I'm a huge advocate for LPN school, for those in your situation. It's a more lenient transition to nursing, not easier, just more lenient. In addition to the initial licensure, you can pursue an ADN, at your own pace. Although, I didn't become a LPN first, many of my friends who did not pass courses in our ADN program did. Good Luck and study hard!
  9. by   StaceyClark
    I have been an LPN for 17 years and I am now trying to fill out the interview question portion of the application. All my answers seem to be ridiculous. They are true but sound like I am trying to hard. Any advice?
  10. by   Fireman767
    well ill give some solid advice here. if your attending community college and dont have a competitive gpa, i would recommend going the LPN route. with how competitive RN programs are, they want top grades, and with how easy community colleges are compared to universities you may need to work towards better grades or go a route that isnt as competitive. either LPN or CNA would be a route to go.

    and to also say it, write professionally. If you cant write as if this was serious why should i take your question seriously?
  11. by   Esme12
    I think ....Allnurses promotes.....
    the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite. Additionally, please refrain from name-calling. This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread. Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks. We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.

    Our call is to be supportive, not divisive
    OP..... I suggest that you talk to your are young and have plenty of time to do your prerequisites for a good GPA.
  12. by   swansonplace
    I would take a "college success" class. This is a class that has you learn about your study skills, and looks into different careers based on your goals. An excellent professor in this class really makes a difference, as they will be helping you to decide which path is best given your skills. So select a great professor for this class.

    Planning the correct career path is very important, so post if you have more questions.
    Last edit by swansonplace on Jul 27, '13 : Reason: .
  13. by   lilgop
    Could you go speak with your advisor?
    They may be able to help you decide on a good course of action since they would know your grades and how much you would need to bring them up to get into nursing school.
  14. by   Esme12
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