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by Kina21 Kina21 (Member)

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sorry for the length...It upsets me :uhoh21:

A year ago I decided I wanted to be a nurse. I was working in a small daycare, taking care of infants. Originally I had set out on being a teacher, hence the daycare job, but I grew fond to the infants and toddlers. I realized that I couldn't really make money doing that and that I'd always thought about pediatric or NICU nursing. I want to my college and talked to my advisor and planned out my classes I'd need before I could apply for nursing, since then it's all been a whirlwind and crazy and I'm starting to re-think.

Last fall, I had a teacher for A&P 1 who failed my entire class. He never let us study using bones/muscle models, if you had questions he'd just tell you to read the lab manual, and our class was supposed to be a 3 hr class and he'd end class after an hour at most. That was the first kink, now I was a semester behind. I've been taking most of my classes online and working full time going crazy trying to balance everything. I took 15 credits and worked 45 hours a week. In the spring, I re-took A&P and got an A. This summer I'm taking A&P 2 and Micro at the same time to I can start in January 08. Classes are due the 15th.

Heres the new problem I have discovered. I was filling out my application and I looked at my h.s. transcripts and chemistry wasn't on there. Called the school, no luck. I graduated 3 years ago so I can't see why they have no record of it. I can't start nursing because I have to take a non-credit chemistry class.I asked to CLEP it, they said no, I needed a lab, well the chem for nursing doesn't require a lab so I can't see why I cant CLEP it. The CLEP is harder than the class is. I thought I had it figured out, taking chem at the end of the summer, after my other two classes, but I'd have to miss like 4 classes of it until my other class got out, and the professor agreed and then changed her mine...Now I don't know what to do. All of this ridiculous stuff at my school makes me want to go somewhere else and re think my major a bit.

I don't want to have to wait another year for a non-credit chem class, I'm starting to feel maybe I'm not meant to do this anymore. Anyone ever feel like this? How'd you deal with it?

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traumaRUs is a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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You need to appeal to your high school to correct your transcripts. Do you remember the teacher's name? Contact them? Contact your advisor, principal or anyone at that high school.

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RN2bemommyof3 specializes in none but hope to have one soon.

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kina,

i can totally understand your frustration!! it is hard enough getting yourself ready for nursing school without all of the obstacles but like traumarus said you need to contact your high school and start there. also, don't let obstacles make you give up on something you want; our lives are filled with them you just need to adjust and change your plans slightly.

one thing i have learned in life is if something is worth doing it usually means lots of obstacles to overcome to achieve your goal!

good luck and take a deep breath:)

kimberly

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I agree with the above posters, appeal too your hs. If you took chem already its not fair that they screwed up and you should suffer for it. If you can remember your teacher or someone who was in class with you try too contact them, do your utmost too have that corrected.

This isn't going too be the last punch you'll feel on your road to success so throw on your game face, put on those gloves and punch back.

Never ever accept defeat.

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RNDreamer specializes in acute care.

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Is there a chance that you kept any old chem notes, exams, graded homework, or even the chem textbook? Something, anything to show your HS so that they can dig deeper and find those grades? Good luck!

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thanks for the replies and support. The school can't do anything. They've tried. I've gone down there and looked with them. The teacher left the summer after I took the class to be a Chemist, so that's no help. I don't know if I can start now, and I may transfer. I'm trying to take it this summer but the teacher keeps flaking and no one else is offering it. I found it online at a private college but its going to cost me like 1700 for one stupid class thats above what my school requires. I don't know if my college will even accept it. I have an appointment with the nursing advisors for monday morning so we'll see :uhoh21:

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Good Luck - try to stay positive.

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hummm, well that stinks...did you go straight too working after high school or did you go too a community college or uni? If you did maybe they may have copies of your transcript with that info on. Just a thought.

Don't give up okay, don't look at it as a negative outcome if you get pushed back an extra year. Also are there other schools in your area that you can consider applying too??

chin up, it'll be alright, you can do this.

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RNDreamer specializes in acute care.

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Mystiqx has a good suggestion..if you went to college out of HS, it does not hurt to see if they have a copy of your grades. Good Luck! Believe me, whatever you are going through someone is going through worse. My sister applied to a SUNY school after finishing all her pre reqs, but was rejected because the school she went to was not accredited..they told her that if she was to attend that school, she must apply as a freshman and repeat ALL the courses. You don't want to be in her shoes. Take care

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