Ever since I was young I always wanted to be a nurse, however I slipped up in high school due to family and personal choices. I live in New York City and recently found out it's hard to get into a nursing programs
in colleges, especially CUNY . And giving the C- average I have (due to my mom moving me out the country
and my slip ups in school) it seems like there is NO POSSIBLE WAY FOR ME TO BECOME A NURSE.
I bounced back from a 61 h.s average to a 74 in one year. I am very hardworking and take full responsibility for my decisions but I'd just like to know is there ANY hope for me given my circumstances to become a nurse?
Once you start accumulating college credit, your high school grades don't matter any more. The only reason you would need to submit your high school transcripts when you apply to nursing school is for proof of graduation. This is a common misconception of people in high school. They won't care what your grades were. Go to a community and take all of your prerequisite courses there. It will save you money and you can build up your new college GPA there. Now if you're talking about getting into a traditional college to start your prerequisite classes straight from high school then yes, you may have some trouble because the only grades you have are your high school grades. I also had a rough life in high school and therefore didn't do well. I use to freak out and think there was no hope for me! I went to a community college, got a job, and now I have a 3.5 GPA now
Your dream is not out of reach!
Last edit by maddiem on Apr 21, '13