I am a pre-nursing student at Boise state university. I have been going to school for 3 years and just received my second letter of rejection from the nursing program. When I decided LONG ago that I wanted to be a nurse I had no idea the obstacles I would face. I got my CNA right out if high school and was very involved in my community, over 100 volunteer hours, so I thought I had done all of the right things. I applied last fall with a 3.5 and an essay I was pretty proud of but I was not accepted. I found out later that nobody below a 3.75 was accepted despite how wonderful their essays were. This spring I reapplied and found out they are no longer taking essays, just grades. So I was again not accepted. I'm retaking classes and plan to apply again this fall but I'm living under extreme stress over getting An A in classes I've already earned a B in. I know I want to be a nurse and I love my CNA job but what do I do now? Keep trying for my current program or Look for a program out of state that will respect my experience in the medical field?
I feel so defeated! Help!