A&P this semester has been a rocky journey. Lecture (physiology) is worth 70% of the total grade, and lab (anatomy) is 30%. Lecture was a breeze that I passed through with a couple high Bs and As. Lab, however, was an uphill struggle, mostly due to the teaching assistant who led the course. He facilitated, didn't teach, spent majority of the time bragging about how he got an A in summer anatomy while we're struggling with full-semester anatomy, and didn't submit any grades until the end of the semester. While I am certainly responsible for my performance, I can't help but feel that I could have performed a little better given a just a bit more direction in the course. Regardless, I performed as well as I possibly could have given the circumstances, and it looks like I'm coming out with a B- in the class.
I've never performed so abysmally in a course in my life. I have a 3.7 pre-req/science GPA, and a 3.6 overall going into this semester. My TEAS score is a 90, and regardless, I'm constantly being told by nursing admissions (BSN) that I am not a competitive candidate for their programs. I've worked as hard as I could throughout college while struggling to balance classes with studying, a part-time job, and hospital volunteer hours, and it's just not good enough.
When do you give up when your best isn't enough? Nursing is legitimately the only thing I could see myself doing. The best alternative I have is that I'm halfway to a bachelor's in biology, which is essentially a useless liberal arts degree. I'm completely at a loss. Has anyone else given up on nursing and gone into something else?