Going into my freshman year of college I knew I wanted to do something in the health field. During high school I was year book editor, captain of two sports teams, an honor student, and even New York State Senate Young Leader of the year. I decided to pursue a degree in sports medicine. However I found myself not in love with the path I chose. Soon after I began college my grandmother became ill. I helped give her primary care from the day she fell ill until the day she passed. I was traumatized however from this experience I found that I loved the field of nursing. Throughout this time my grades strongly decreased. I did not do well socially or academically. I was unhappy with life and unhappy with myself. This past summer I started a job at my local hospital on the Neuro- Trauma rehabilitation floor. I feel like I found myself and my calling in life. I am once again happy. I go into work every day with a positive out look and I know I give the best possible care to my patients each day. I love what I do but I want to further my career. I want nothing more in this life than to become an RN. Because of my poor grades I have been denied to every single school that I've applied to. Applying to schools is pretty expensive and applying and not being able to get in is very discouraging. I was wondering if anyone out there has any advice. I have amazing letters of recommendation from my boss as well as a pretty strong admissions essay. I have the heart and determination to make any school proud. I just need to be given the chance. Please respond if you have any advice.