A young girl who would like a little bit words of wisdom and advice..

  1. I'm 23 years old and I've been in school since I graduated from high school which was in 2014. I pretty much got my prerequisites done but I have like three more or a couple more to do if I go for BSN. I applied to the RN program in 2016 but I didn't get in. Then I waited again to apply and try for the LVN program which was this year. I didn't get a no but instead I'm on the alternate list. I also failed A&P 2 twice but decided to apply to the LVN program and take a break from A&P 2 and come back later if I go for RN. I'm stressed and feel bad that I didn't get a yes.. I'm happy but I feel a bit down. At first I was telling myself that I will get into the nursing program but then I doubt myself I just hope and have faith that they will give me a chance. If I don't get into the LVN program I thought about taking a break from school because I feel worn out. I will have to start paying out of pocket so I would like to save up. Would taking a break help me get my academic performance up? Has any new nurses or students taken a break? I just want to be able to improve on everything and get my self back up mentally. Is being on the alternate list a bad thing? Has anyone experienced being on the alternate list. Thank you.
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
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    I'm 23 years old and I've been in school since I graduated from high school which was in 2014. I pretty much got my prerequisites done but I have like three more or a couple more to do if I go for BSN. I applied to the RN program in 2016 but I didn't get in. Then I waited again to apply and try for the LVN program which was this year. I didn't get a no but instead I'm on the alternate list. I also failed A&P 2 twice but decided to apply to the LVN program and take a break from A&P 2 and come back later if I go for RN. I'm stressed and feel bad that I didn't get a yes.. I'm happy but I feel a bit down. At first I was telling myself that I will get into the nursing program but then I doubt myself I just hope and have faith that they will give me a chance. If I don't get into the LVN program I thought about taking a break from school because I feel worn out. I will have to start paying out of pocket so I would like to save up. Would taking a break help me get my academic performance up? Has any new nurses or students taken a break? I just want to be able to improve on everything and get my self back up mentally. Is being on the alternate list a bad thing? Has anyone experienced being on the alternate list. Thank you.
    Failing A&P twice is very concerning. It could be a lack of ability, but it could also be a very serious lack of motivation. In any case, you may not be at the point where you can actually make it through an LVN program- even if you do get accepted. How are your other grades?
    Taking a break is not likely to help unless there's something specific you need to tend to- even if it's making up your mind about what you'd truly like to do with your life. There's a quote I've found to be true ..." They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." What are your plans for improvement beyond waiting?
  4. by   OrganizedChaos
    Do NOT take a break from school! Trust me! I got my LVN & then started working and told myself, "Oh, I'll go back to school!". Ask me if I've gone back to school...

    Nope. No I sure as heck haven't. I wanted to be the first one in my LVN program to bridge to get my RN, didn't happen. I know I can go back at any time, but trust me when I say that it's easier and best to just keep going.

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