starting over...again...

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    OK, I have been a member of this board for about 7 years. I have had many many false attempts at starting pre-reqs for nursing and have always talked myself out of it.

    This is my dream. I want this. But I just kept getting in my own way. I'll tell myself it will be too hard, it will be impossible. I project into the future and put up road blocks and obstacles that may or may not be reality. I'll tell myself that I want to pursue something else and will try that something else only to come back to nursing. I've wanted to be a nurse since I was 5, just haven't taken the leap yet...

    In 2006 I took chemistry and it has since expired (5 year rule) so I think I'll take baby steps and start with just that this fall. I should add that I also work full time and have two young kids so I can't take on too much at once right now.

    I'm writing this because I need some encouragement from my fellow pre-nursing students to stay motivated and not get off course again.

    Thanks!!
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    if you want it, really want to be a nurse go for it.

    it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. - theodore roosevelt

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    Go for it.. speak with your Councillor and make a plan of which pre-reqs/classes you need to take and when you need to take them. that will help you keep your eye on the target and keep you on track.

    when i first started my pre-reqs/general ed classes, i thought to my self "ov vey, this is going to take FOREVER!" but it went by really fast.. i even lost a semester because i failed my anatomy and had to retake it. now here i am about a year and a half later and ill be done with my pre-reqs at the end of the semester and starting to apply to nursing schools.. and ill be done with my general ed classes (hopefully) by the end of the year and have my AA!

    i also work full time and i was limited on the amount of classes i could take on (i usually took 2-3 classes at most)

    the biggest advice i can give you is make a plan.. that will help you tremendously on helping to keep on track
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    I am in the same boat as you. I actually went to school for nursing and dropped out of nursing because I was insecure. I have had multiple chances to go back and like you got I my own way. Now I am determined to go back and complete my dream. I too have a child (1 year old) and working as a teacher. I was starting to get insecure because I am not sure I can get into nursing school. But I prayed and toldmyself what I look like trying to be a nurse without self-confidence. We are going to achieve are goals and be great nurses. Hopefully this will give you some support and we can lean on each other!
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    1) Don't start with the sciences, get the hum. and math out of the way.
    2) perhaps a few sessions with a counselor to help you overcome your self sabotage?
    Quote from 3rdgenRN2B
    OK, I have been a member of this board for about 7 years. I have had many many false attempts at starting pre-reqs for nursing and have always talked myself out of it.

    This is my dream. I want this. But I just kept getting in my own way. I'll tell myself it will be too hard, it will be impossible. I project into the future and put up road blocks and obstacles that may or may not be reality. I'll tell myself that I want to pursue something else and will try that something else only to come back to nursing. I've wanted to be a nurse since I was 5, just haven't taken the leap yet...

    In 2006 I took chemistry and it has since expired (5 year rule) so I think I'll take baby steps and start with just that this fall. I should add that I also work full time and have two young kids so I can't take on too much at once right now.

    I'm writing this because I need some encouragement from my fellow pre-nursing students to stay motivated and not get off course again.

    Thanks!!
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    I've got almost all my gen eds done already. The only classes I have left are chem, a&p1&2, and micro. The only gen ed I have left is sociology.
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    ah, so you have that base covered.
    Quote from 3rdgenRN2B
    I've got almost all my gen eds done already. The only classes I have left are chem, a&p1&2, and micro. The only gen ed I have left is sociology.
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    So that being said... Do I take it super slow and start off with soc- it would add an extra year to my process but I'm in no rush, could even fit it Cna training along the way- or jump into Chem and save soc for a summer once in the program? Like I said I'm not in s rush but don't want it to take longer than necessary. I'm already about to turn 34 and would love to be done by the time I'm 40. Just my personal goal...
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    You got this
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    OP, sounds like you are not yet committed. If you really want to do this "not being in a rush" may just be your way of putting it off again. I am not trying to be mean, but if you are sure you want this, then do it! I can tell you that when you get into a program, you will be swamped with work, if you are ready for that, why not do as many courses as you can handle right now and reach your goal? You just might find satisfaction in working hard and reaching for your goal. Good luck.


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