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Feeling like I'm not smart enough to get into the nursing program

by CollegeStudent CollegeStudent (New) New Student Pre-Student

Specializes in Pre-nursing student at CSUB. Has 2 years experience.

Hi, I'm a sophomore pre-nursing student at CSUB. I am currently taking Physiology and will take Microbiology next Spring. I'm feeling discouraged because my best friends have a high chance of getting accepted into the program (prereqs GPA of 3.7 or higher) whereas if I don't pass Physiology and Microbiology with an A, I might not get accepted into the nursing program at my college (the min prereq is a 3.20). If I do pass both classes with an A, I will only have a prereqs GPA of 3.46. I don't want to feel left behind and being compared to my friends from my parents. I don't feel like I am smart enough to go to nursing school anymore, but it's a passion to become a nurse. I don't know what to do. I've been thinking of applying to other nursing schools or take the long route which is become a CNA, then take the LVN route, and so on. 


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I say "smart enough" can only take you so far. But if you're willing to put in the work (and actually do it), then you have a great chance of getting to your goal of being a nurse. So go ahead and get those A's and apply! If you don't get in then you might need to think about doing the CNA/LPN route but you def gotta put yourself out there to see where you actually stand

Intelligence is not fixed. You can do it as long as you are willing to put the work into it. We all have our own journey from start to finish.