Should I change my major?

  1. This is probably one of the most embarrassing things I will have admitted. This is my third year of college. I finished all my pre reqs with A's and B's as a dedicated nursing student major. I only had micrbiology and chemistry left. Last semester I took both of these together and made a C in chemistry and F in microbiology...I had a horrible teacher who has been fired because most students made this grade. Not saying this isn't my fault, I could have tried harder. But my GPA fell below 3.0 to a 2.8. I am retaking both classes again and I am losing hope. I will have to make a A in chemistry or a B in both to be considered and it is not looking the best. I just feel like I am in a rut and I don't want to waste years trying to reach the GPA I need. I am 21 and feel like I should already be somewhere or about to graduate I've wanted to be a nurse since I was 14 but I so discouraged now and seem to be loosing my motivation and just so down all the time. And this is not like me I've always been so dedicated which is why I am questioning this.
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  3. by   OldDude
    Rent the movie, "Back to School" with Rodney Dangerfield, then reassess. I think you can do it; change your approach and methods. Really, you can.
  4. by   brandy1017
    If you are going to a public college there may simply be so much competition to get into the few spots allocated to the nursing program that in your case it might make sense to look into transferring to a private college, ideally a local community non-profit, the cheapest you can find after factoring in any scholarships and get your BSN that way. I would avoid for-profit nursing programs that advertise on TV and radio, they are too expensive and can be unscrupulous. A private college usually has smaller class sizes and more individualized attention as well to keep you on course.

    I drifted in a liberal arts program for years taking classes part-time and working part-time with no advisor ever contacting me about graduation. Don't get me wrong, I chose to explore different classes, it was a very fun time in my life both school and work, the best job I ever had! I finally came to the realization that a liberal arts degree would be useless to get a decent paying job and wanted to make more money than I was as a secretary. Then I decided on nursing as I had worked in an ER and saw the nurses at work and was impressed. I transferred to a small private college and it was night and day the level of assistance you received and the small class sizes. At the public university, the chemistry class must have had over 100 students in the lecture hall and then maybe 30 in the labs, while the private school it was much smaller class sizes.
  5. by   Klynn5757
    I agree with you 100%. I started off at a small community college for all my classes I did so well in. This is my first year at a public university taking only micro and chemistry at. And it is overwhelming. My anatomy classes had 8 people in lecture and lab. Now my chemistry and micro have over 100 in lectures and it is overwhelming
  6. by   Klynn5757
    I wish I would have known this before I transferred so soon!
  7. by   Klynn5757
    Quote from OldDude
    Rent the movie, "Back to School" with Rodney Dangerfield, then reassess. I think you can do it; change your approach and methods. Really, you can.


    I will rent this tonight. Thank you so much for your encouraging words!
  8. by   OldDude
    Quote from Klynn5757
    I will rent this tonight. Thank you so much for your encouraging words!
    It's a comedy, but I think it might give you some different perspectives. Keep us informed.
  9. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to prenursing

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