Never Giving Up... - page 2

I decided to go back to school about a year ago... After 13 years in a field I didn't care for I was finally given the opportunity to go to nursing school. I've always wanted to be a nurse, my... Read More

  1. by   streeter
    So glad you are sticking it out! I chose to quit and the minute I did I ran to one of those easy schools the ones where you have no prereqs to get in and the minute i did it my friend who had a lower gpa than me got in and the man kept saying keep applying but i had applied so many times! But I will tell you this you can do it just keep trying and dont ever give up! I wish i'd stayed in the school where I was at, but every school is different and you will enjoy the nursing program even though it is alot of work it is so worth it!
  2. by   Stephalump
    Keep on keepin' on, sister! With your passion fueling some hard work, you'll get there and all the stress of the application game will e nothing but a story you tell to inspire new wannabe nurses.

    I just received my acceptance letter in April, and I'm so happy! This is my first time applying, but ti's been a long time coming. Just one road block after another.

    Your time will come and your blood, sweat, and tears will make your acceptance letter that much more exciting!
  3. by   Live.&.Learn
    Don't give up!!! I went back a few years ago after 15 years, I started applying to the Nursing program right away so I wasn't surprised the first 2 times I didn't get in because I still had to get some science classes out of the way. Anyway, I got put on the wait list 5 TIMES!!! Each denial letter was devastating and I really began to think that there must be some other reason why I wasn't getting in, my grades were pretty good. I finally decided to apply somewhere else and got put on their waitlist for this fall but a couple of weeks ago I FINALLY got a call from my school offering me a spot in the program for this summer...I started this past monday and yesterday I got a letter from the other school offering me a spot in their fall semester.

    During my last interview at my school I was asked by one of the Nursing directors what I was going to do if I couldn't be a nurse, I told her that that wasn't an option, I'm going to be a nurse! One D is not going to ruin this for you, YOU CAN DO THIS!!! Don't ever give up!!! I'm sorry you lost your mom, I bet she is so proud of you Thanks for sharing your story with us and GOOD LUCK!!!
  4. by   marla.oliver
    [FONT=century gothic][FONT=comic sans ms]Stay inspired & never give up until you reach your goal. Your story reminded me a lot of myself, not too long ago. Like you I chose to live life and raise a family before I actually made it back to school. But, if I can do it at age can you. I tried the ADN program when I was younger, but life got in the way of school. So at 37, I went back to LVN school, and I graduated with a 4.0GPA & even made the Dean's List. The day I walked the stage and got my Diploma, was a day I will never forget. You can do it! Just keep trying and you will make it. Good Luck...
  5. by   Zsmom
    Ur words were encouraging as well. Neither of you ladies should give up because if you want something bad enough it will be attained. Best of luck, Ladies
  6. by   SushiJoe
    Thank you for posting this. My heart skipped a beat reading it.