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 mother was a nurse. She was the most amazing, beautiful woman I have ever known. She gave everything for her girls and her patients. Unfortunately, a car accident took her from us when I was 10 years old. It was the worst day of our lives...
Nevertheless, her girls grew up to be strong, loving women. I started nursing prerequisites right out of high school--but I goofed off. Before I knew it I was going to have a baby and had to find a job to support the baby and I quickly. That's how I ended up in accounting. It was a good paycheck and kept us afloat--but I was never happy. Fortunately, I was laid off on April Fool's Day 2011. I was devastated.
My fiance' suggested I take the opportunity and go back to school to be a nurse. He was able to turn a bad situation into a promising future. I started summer 2011, retook all of my A&P, Micro, Pharm ASAP to qualify for my local community college's ADN program. This program is the same program my mother graduated from back in 1982.
When Spring 2012 rolled around, I was out of ADN pre-req's to take but I had to take at least 12 hours for financial aid. So, I ended up taking pre-req's for the BSN program I planned to enroll in after finishing the ADN program.
I've always been a "mostly B with A's mixed-in" student. My GPA isn't bad but it isn't marvelous. Prior to Spring it was a 3.4. Organic Chemistry really "ate my lunch" this semester. I ended up with a D in the class. My first D ever... Unfortunately, that D has set me back quite a bit. I will not be able to apply at the other 2 schools
with a D on my transcript (and hope to get in) and it doesn't look like my mother's alma matter is going to happen...
A classmate in my Patho class told us she received her acceptance letter last Tuesday. I hoped mine was coming in the mail (just being slow about it). Today I heard that several more of my classmates received theirs last week as well. I am heartbroken, sad, and a little discouraged.
But... I know in my heart nursing is my path in life. I was put on this earth to care and give to others. I'm an intelligent, caring person (and that's hard to see on a transcript). It may be next semester, next year--I don't know. But I will succeed and I will be the kind of nurse to make my mother proud...