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Specializes in Medical Assistant.

Hey everyone,

So I'm extremely overwhelmed. I am a 22 year old female who has been out of school for over 2 years now. After high school I went into a community college (BMCC in NYC) for about a year but with absolutely no desire to be there.

With that being said I didn't do much for myself during those semesters and I actually flunked most classes due to the lack of knowledge of what wanted to do with my career life. I started working after that until now.

I got into a Medical Assistant program last Summer and got my cert and started working as a medical assistant, from that alone I realized I really enjoy the health field and helping others. I decided I want to be a nurse.

I've done my research and I've talked to a few schools but I just feel so lost and overwhelmed.. The problem here is that my grades are honestly not the best to even try to get into most schools.

I want to do anything I can and I will do anything in my power to get my career life started now that I have found something I am passionate about.

The point of this post is; Does anyone know any type or nursing program that I would be able to get into with not so good grades or any program that is willing to help me take the steps to get my BSN.

I have found a good 3 year LPN to RN to BSM program but I'm in the process of trying to see if I even qualify.. everyday I get down over this because I just want to start.

Even if it means I need to start classes to raise my GPA, I will do that. Or any online programs that can help me.

An accredited school, something affordable that I can use financial aid as well.

I want to do this the right way and get my BSN in the near future.

Thank you for anybody who can help me or has any information. (I do live in the NYC area)

I was in a similar situation to you a year ago. My grades sucked from my time at college which was several years ago and I had just given up getting into med school. I knew nothing about getting into nursing school and the requirements I just knew that I wanted to go for it after I got my first job working in a hospital. When I looked up schools in my area I had the same issue of feeling my grades were not good enough and feeling overwhelmed by the whole process. I ended up looking up every single program in my area and looked at their admission requirements and acceptance percentage. Like you mentioned, some schools will make you become an LPN and transition you into and RN, some schools are accelerated BSN programs, some are ADN programs, some are 4 year BSN. I was able to find an ADN program that was accredited that essentially accepted everyone as long as they passed there entrance exams (they told me they don't care about GPA). Its definetly not the best program in the world but it let me begin my journey to become a nurse despite having a low GPA so I am grateful. So for your situation, I would consider looking into ADN programs as I feel they are generally easier to get into or the LPN to RN. The accelerated BSN and 4 year BSN programs can be competitive. Call up each programs admissions office and give them your story and ask them if you have a chance of getting accepted with your stats/ what you need to do (prereqs etc.). Also whether it is the HESI or TEAS that you take, what you get on that test can make up for poor grades you got in undergrad. Schools with high acceptance rates are usually for profit schools so they can be expensive but its worth it in the end, just make sure they are accredited. You are young though, if you want to get into a better school you have plenty of time to retake classes you did poorly on and redeem yourself. The world is yours there is no hurry. You got this.

katherineCC

Specializes in Medical Assistant.

22 hours ago, katherineCC said:

Hey everyone,

So I'm extremely overwhelmed. I am a 22 year old female who has been out of school for over 2 years now. After high school I went into a community college (BMCC in NYC) for about a year but with absolutely no desire to be there.

With that being said I didn't do much for myself during those semesters and I actually flunked most classes due to the lack of knowledge of what I wanted to do with my career life. I started working after that until now.

I got into a Medical Assistant program last Summer and got my cert and started working as a medical assistant, from that alone I realized I really enjoy the health field and helping others. I decided I want to be a nurse.

I've done my research and I've talked to a few schools but I just feel so lost and overwhelmed.. The problem here is that my grades are honestly not the best to even try to get into most schools.

I want to do anything I can and I will do anything in my power to get my career life started now that I have found something I am passionate about.

The point of this post is; Does anyone know any type or nursing program that I would be able to get into with not so good grades or any program that is willing to help me take the steps to get my BSN.

I have found a good 3 year LPN to RN to BSN program but I'm in the process of trying to see if I even qualify.. everyday I get down over this because I just want to start.

Even if it means I need to start classes to raise my GPA, I will do that. Or any online programs that can help me.

An accredited school, something affordable that I can use financial aid as well.

I want to do this the right way and get my BSN in the near future.

Thank you for anybody who can help me or has any information. (I do live in the NYC area)

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