Quote from Dreamer74
Here is my situation. I have been in an accounting job for over 12 yrs. I have always wanted to become a nurse. About six months ago I decided to go for it, the problem is I am afraid that I can't make it. I am not the greatest at Algebra, although I got decent grades in science in High School I have had no College Science. I think I am afraid to come out of my comfort zone. As soon as I decide to go for it something always makes me hesitate. Plus I have no idea where to start. As soon as I think I am going to go for an ADN someone says Big mistake you need a BSN. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!
First off stop listening to people, secondly now, listen to me <big grin>
I felt the same way you did! I thought the task was too overwhelming and wouldn't be able to get through. I also had to take 2 classes of math to get into the "real" math. I took them one at a time as my first classes and really put all my effort into them. I did great and it gave me the confidence to move ahead. Next, I also never took any sciences in high school. I had taken Biology in College 20+ years before, I got a C but that was only because the instructor saw I put in a wee amount of effort. I took a pre anatomy course next, again gave me confidence. I then jumped in feet first for AP I and Chemistry. Wow can you believe with a little (ok a lot) of effort I got A's in both of them! I just kept setting small goas for myself, little by little I accomplished them, and then each time it gave me confidence to go further. This is exactly what you need to do, if you bite off too much slow down back away and go slower! If your doing well and feel good take on more. Just do whatever it takes to make your dream come true, but don't try and look at the whole picture all at once you will be overwhelmed!! You have to crawl before you can walk.
As far as BSN vs ADN you will get a lot of opinions on that, of course I would rather go straight for my BSN, however I am 39 now started this when I was 35, I needed to go the quickest way possible, I am doing CC because there is a school near me and it took people on pre req GPA, I knew I could get in first try if I worked hard enough. Other colleges near me have waits, or extra classes for the BSN, I might still get my BSN, but an RN is an RN either way and that is my goal for now! who knows what the future will bring, but like I said small bites!
Good luck and don't forget don't listen to other "people" just me <wink>