I am applying to nursing school at Southwest Tennessee Community College for the fall 2011 class. I am currently taking A&P II & Micro, and have already taken A&P I earning a "B". I've taken Nutrition (A), Stats (B), and my GPA is about a 3.12. My NLN is scheduled for December 8th. Where do I stand? I'm worried I may end up with an A in Micro and a B in APII... If I have B's in all my pre-reqs will it ruin my chances of acceptance? Does anyone know what the lowest accepted scores for the fall/day program have been in the recent past? I'm driving myself crazy, knowing I don't have many options otherwise (I re-took both A&P's while at U of M-Labs made A's not so good in lecture portion and its my understanding that I'm automatically disqualified @ U of M for retaking 2 sciences)...I'm 30 years old and so ready to get this show on the road. Any advice, info, and/or suggestions are readily welcome. Thank you so much!
Nov 20, '10
Quote from girlshunt2
msturn- my thoughts exactly. get to work and then continue education via employer. thanks for taking the time to answer. i wouldn't mind going on an applying to um but i don't think i can bc i've retaken api and now retaking apii-can only retake 1 science is what i understand? i'm 30, and i'm ready to get this show on the road. really, i've just now become serious about it... it not that i couldn't make better in my science pre-reqs too-i know i could've/can. past year and a half, lost job, moved 3 times, mom had breast cancer... now, i'm really ready to do this, but i feel like i've screwed up- even sw. i should have a's, now i have a b in api, think i may end up with an a in apii (hopefully), and as for micro... i just got a test score that, if i don't do extremely well on the next 2 tests, i'm gonna have a c??!-yes i have that dreaded teacher you mentioned in another thread-awful tests. i don't know where i stand. an a,b,& c- doesn't seem like i have a chance. i need to start next fall 2011 so bad, or i'll end up waiting another year (can't do the night wknd prgm as of right now)...
girlshunt2....i wanted to give you some words of encouragement if i may. first let me tell you, i am 35 years old and will just start the nursing program in the spring. one thing that you must know.....you have to stay positive and confident at all times. i do understand that when dealing with nursing school the past does matter somewhat. but that's the thing....it is the past! you have to let that go and shine right now and in the future.
it is not too late to prove yourself especially if this is what you really want. the reason i am responding to you is because you remind me of myself a few years ago. i knew that i wanted to go into nursing but i wasted so many years worried about the screw ups in my past college experiences. as i have stated in another posted, i started this journey in january of this year.
i hadn't been in a classroom in over 15 years but i just looked inside of myself and said enough with the "what i did in the past". i am going to prove what i am capable of now and that's exactly what i did to get to where i am trying to go for the future. just know that nursing school is not going anywhere and i feel like you should take the time to focus on what you are doing today.
i am totally rooting for you and i know you will be successful. just remember to stay positive in everything that you do from this day forward and i promise it will pay off!!!
Last edit by nikkih901 on Nov 20, '10