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bad gpa. what should I do

So I live in a small town. I moved away from here a year ago and came back because I decided to finish school. planned on getting my bachelors in nursing one day. I'm not opposed to applying for LPN programs first. Whoever will take me! My GPA is not great. I messed around a lot right after college. I am now 24.

But I would really like to move back to Denver because I miss is so very much. The programs there are even more competitive than here.

And I'm not even 100% sure if I want to become a nurse anymore. But I only say that after doing CNA clinicals in nursing homes. Maybe if I shadowed a nurse in a hospital I'll change my mind.

What should I do? I feel depressed in the situation I am in and an making B's and C's in my pre req classes right now. I know I could do better. But I have no motivation and support. I live alone.

Although schools are competitive in Denver. My friend said I could live with his parent's who live in the suburbs on Denver, and the mother has her masters in nursing. I think that would be of great help.

What do you guys think? I think my current GPA is 2.5, if even. I know, it's shameful. I have more of a chance of getting into a program here, if I even decide to.

I am done with a lot of my pre-reqs. I plan on taking A&P in the summer. I think all I need are stats and the science classes. I wasn't able to take the science classes earlier because I didn't have college alg (currently taking now)

If you aren't sure that nursing is what you want to do, don't pursue it. It takes a LOT of commitment and sacrifice to get through nursing school.

The RN program I am in is the hardest thing I've ever done. It takes a level of commitment that rivals most marriages. I'm a 3.9 GPA student. If you're not sure, I would explore your options before you commit the time and INSANE amount of money.

Plus, if you get in, you will be taking the seat of someone who really wants to be there.


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