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Bad grades.. :( please help

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by 2bRN4BABES21 2bRN4BABES21 (Member) Member

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HELLO EVERYONE,

IT IS MY DREAM TO BECOME A NURSE, LIKE THERE IS NOTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD THAT I WOULD RATHER DO (BUT BECOMING A DOCTOR). I REALLY WANT TO BECOME A NURSE BUT HERE IS THE PROBLEM. IM 21 I WAS WORKING FULLTIME AND TRYING TO GO TO SCHOOL FULL TIME AS A RESULT I HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF W'S ON MY TRANSCRIPS. I HAD TO WITHDRAW FROM ANATOMY ONCE AND THE SECOND TIME I WASNT PASSING BUT THE THIRD TIME I RECEIVED AN A. IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF ME GETTING INTO NURSING SCHOOL? I WORK AT ONE OF THE BEST HOSPITALS IN THE U.S. I HAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM NURSING DIRECTORS ETC. BUT IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT THEY WILL GIVE ME A CHANCE? :cry:

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Going to school and working full time is like having 2 full time jobs. How will you ever find time to study or even go to lecture? That's too much stress, you should try going at the very most half time and see how it works for you. Good luck.

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tonet0908 has 9 years experience and specializes in Pain Management, FNP, Med/Surg, Tele.

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I think going half time is a good idea as well. Maybe you need to only take one or two classes at a time and just focus on them and you won't be this stressed out. I know you want to hurry up and finish but you're still young, only 21, you have lots of time. Take a few classes at a time so that you can absorb what's being taught.

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thank you for the feed back.. i recently just started to work parttime. i only work on saturday and sundays! i so happy.. but i am worried about those past grades..do you think there is a chance of someone accepting me. most colleges say you can only take it over once, and i took it twice! im a good student,but i was just exhausted in the past.

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tonet0908 has 9 years experience and specializes in Pain Management, FNP, Med/Surg, Tele.

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I know, having to worry about past bad grades is a pain in the butt. I remember because I had to take Chemistry twice. Just try and see what happens, with how the economy is, someone is bound to give you a chance, not to mention the shortage of nurses. Right now my nurse manager needs a day nurse and a night nurse and she can't find any. And don't feel alone, there are a lot more nursing students who are struggling or who have struggled with nursing courses than you will ever know. You are not alone.

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SierraMoon has 8 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ICU/UM.

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A "W" doesn't usually count against you, only a failing grade would.

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jjsrn1 specializes in Pediatrics, Community Health.

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Usually, 2 or more W's raise the suspicion of admissions committees. They might think you will have trouble in nursing classes, especially if you had to withdraw from several science classes. However, a good, compelling explanation as to why you received the W's may suffice. Good luck! :-)

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Ws are not a *good* thing but in and of themselves are not *bad* either. I recently graduted from a unversity with my bachelor's in an unrelated field and have 4 Ws on my transcripts. Not one of them was because I was doing badly (I graduated with a 3.66 cum laude w/disciplinary honors in my field with no grades lower than a B) so I also clearly have a strong academic background. My reasons vary for each W, the first was I changed my major and did not need the course and did not know the W would appear, the 2nd was I did not have the correct pre-requisite, the 3rd/4th were for medical reasons (I had a kidney stone which tok 11 days to pass and I missed 2.5 weeks of class in Physics...a difficult subject that was too much for me to catch up in). But I also have 180 credit hours+, with most being As and A-'s. So...you have to look at your situation. If you have a lot of Ws and Cs then you need to buckle down and boost your GPA. If you have a 3.5 or above a few Ws will not hurt your chances. Try to be a bit more optimistic when explaining your reasons to an admissions committee--saying you were failing is probably not the best way to put it...

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Of course you can get in! Just apply yourself and you are going to have to make sacrifices like no other. It is not easy working and going to school but a lot of people do it and they make A's! You really have to dedicate yourself. Your only 21 and I understand if you have to work but you shouldn't go to school full time if its affecting your grades. Its okay if you have a few Ws but just make sure when you retake the classes you make an A. My advisor told me at UTA if I Withdraw from a class make sure you make an A the next time! look at the positive side you work at hospital which gives you experience so that should help in your application process. Now you just need to make the grades. Also make sure you sign up for a good professor bc that makes a big difference :) Good luck and don't give up!

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