Hello fellow nurses or shall I say future nurses! I am close to finishing up my prerequisites in college and I plan on applying for ADN programs. Due to a couple of setbacks, I managed to obtain a 2.56 GPA. Before I ask for advice, I'll give you a brief summary about my academic performance. I've had many of C's and B's, few A's on non-science classes. I have gotten C's for Chemistry and Biology. Nevertheless, I took my core sciences seriously and I manged to get B's for both Anatomy and Microbiology and a C for Physiology. I honestly could have gotten way better grades if it wasn't for my lack of confidence. I was going through a lot of emotional distress during the start and it eventually extended my stay at a community college. I am 22 now and I've always wanted to be a nurse since I was in middle school. Over time, my desires of becoming a nurse has changed. A couple of years ago, I was introduced to Jesus and slowly I felt a drastic change in my heart. I feel the need to utilize nursing as an extension of His desire for my life. A selfless life to serve others. You may be asking, why nursing? Well, medicine i and health is something that intrigued me ever since I discovered I was going through medical issues. When I found out I had hyperthyroidism, I was looking for ways to combat my symptoms. There was an option of taking thyroid medications but I felt the need to take a holistic approach. I managed my sleep, diet, exercise and I even took multivitamins along with herbal supplements (Ashwagandha, RHodial). I started to feel normal again. This reason gave me the curiosity of how diseases arise and it also gave me a reason help others who are struggling with it. I also enjoy having conversations with various type of individuals (young and old). It is a skill that I've acquired over time. Anyways, without going into much about who I am, I feel that I am not close getting accepted into a program. Los Angeles nursing programs
are very saturated and I am overwhelmed. I am currently applying for Channel Islands, MSMU (ADN), Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health (2.6GPA<3.0GPA for core sciences), and other comm colleges (COC, Pierce, Valley, Pasadena). It's basically a lottery ticket for these community colleges and I have yet to register for TEAs exam. I was looking towards WestCoast University but it's 160,000$ dollars. So much pressure!! Has anyone here ever been at my shoes? If yes, did you get into a program?