My cumulative gpa was 3.0 when I was accepted into a nursing program for fall '08, (I was at 3.3 cumulative the semester before).
I have a child who is autistic, and I worked part time while taking at least 13-14 credits each semester (other than summer). After 2 1/2 years of of continuous semesters (2 summer, 2 fall, and 3 spring) and considering that when I started school, my little boy Ben and I were living in a shelter, then he was diagnosed with autism, and developmental delays, I think I did okay! I have to add that I have already raised 2 other sons who are 25, and 23. My oldest was diagnosed type I diabetes right after he turned 13, and he is hard on his body. Last fall, he broke his ankle playing football, and needed some financial help (not that I can give much), his girlfriend left him, and then this spring, he broke 2 ribs wrestling w/a friend
, he worries me a lot! My other son is doing well in the Air Force, and has a nice future carved out for himself.
I did graduate this spring with an AA, but I am burned out, and looking forward to having the summer off so I can go into the program, guns a blazin'! I also plan on not working while in the program, hindsight being 20/20 and all. I know that my education, and my little one suffered somewhat trying to overachieve, and I ended up not getting the grades I wanted
! I already have a plan in place, and the possibility of some decent scholarships
that will help cover extras. Nursing school is too important to screw up!