I am really excited to join this discussion board and get advice from fellow students.
I will try to keep a long story, short. I have done a complete 360 turnaround regarding my major. You see, it has been years that the nursing field has always been my passion and dream. I have had some major personal bumps in the road that has derailed my goal of becoming a nurse. I had received my Associates degree back when I was 42 years old, and with that had pressed on to chemistry with a B grade and human anatomy with another B grade. Here's the kicker dropped out of human physiology and received "W"grade. I panicked! Big-time. As this would give me a -5 point reduction for entering nursing school. So, I gathered my degree and transferred over to work on a bachelor's degree, which I do not have. It was last week, when I had to ask myself the question, "what do I want?" "What is important to me?" "Is this second choice major what I really want for myself?" Then it dawned on me, "no" this is not what I want... This is not what I originally set out to do for myself. So lo and behold, I marched right back into the community college today where I transferred from and explained my situation. So, I will bite the bullet and take the risk with that -5 point reduction and finish human physiology and microbiology this spring and fall and apply for nursing school hopefully in the year 2014. The reason why, I jumped aboard this discussion group is that I was so inspired and motivated by the positiveness and encouraging words that have been exchanged by students. The odds may be against me for nursing school, but I will not give up this time, and give it my very best shot as it is the only really dream that I have for myself. Thanks for listening. Keep me in your prayers with your fingers-crossed, and toes- crossed~ Woo-hoo, I'm so glad to get that all out... I feel much better now, and yet I am extremely nervous and happy to go back to human physiology! I sure hope to get an A grade in both classes, as I know, I will need it to be competitive with my other B grades. Either way, I'm going to do it, no matter what my grade is. I'm going to take a leave from the University to attend my nearby community college. I feel very relieved to be admitting this to myself. I just now need not to listen to the "dream-stealers" out there, and keep focused and stay positive. Yikes! Sorry for rambling on here...
Oct 18, '12
Good for you!!! Don't let any "dream-stealer" stand in your way and perservere. The journey has not been a piece of cake for me either with some set backs here and there, but I am following my dreams as well. I will definantly keep you in my prayers and good luck on your journey.
Oct 18, '12
Thank you so much for your kind words and prayers!
Sure feels good to be honest with myself.