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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 the schools are more competitive in Denver (I don't know about Colorado RN programs), then you probably should apply to the RN programs nearer to you. I don't think a 2.5 will get you into a purely merit-based program.. at least not here on the west coast. That barely scratches the min of most programs (who usually want much higher). I'm thinking only non-merit-based programs, like wait lists or lotterys will work... I'm not sure about LVN-RN bridges. LVN-RN bridges may be easier to get into.. I'm not sure. RN-BSN bridges are typically EXTREMELY easier than straight BSN, and probably true for straight RN regarding the LVN-RN bridge. I'd contact, email, call the RN programs in your state and see what the typical accepted applicant looks like and/or waiting time... I'd also do that for the LVN-RN bridges. Then from the information they tell you, decide from there.

I'm guessing LVN-RN is longer, but it might be a more feasible choice possibly based off what they say. I think fewer people do the bridge programs, think the straight way is the fastest and easiest, and so there's less competition for them.

Good luck!

What concerns me is that you don't know if you even want to be a nurse and you're going thru a hard time emotionally.

I hate where I moved to but I love my school and am passionate about becoming a nurse. If you're getting B's and C's because of no motivation and not because the courses are too hard - you have to figure out your priorities. Will you be able to live where you want and how you want without a college education?

Honestly what I'd suggest is talking to the school counselor to help you sort things out.


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