I'm so discouraged about my progress towards a nursing degree. I've been trying since Spring 2005 to make it into a program. Everytime I think I'm making progress something gets in my way and it feels like a door just closes in my face. As the years progress things get worse. I'm no longer eligible for federal financial aid, every cc I've applied to has turned me down, I've been to 4 different cc's in the past decade and I still can't make it into nursing school. :angryfire I'm beginning to think I may be mistaken about my career choice. It breaks my heart b/c I love the medical field. Since I was 10 years old I've wanted to be a doctor or a nurse and now I feel I'm not getting anywhere. I also have so many other people's expectations on my shoulders for financial reasons which makes it harder for me to change career plans. The only other career choices I've ever considered are Architecture and Psychology but they would just be a job.......medicine is my calling. I'm doubting everything I've worked for the past few years and I feel I'm at a crossroads and don't know what to do. Its July and at the beginning of August I have to make up my mind about which way I'm going to go with this. Please help.....any words of advice are welcome. I'm sorry about the pitty party I just don't know where else to go where others may have been through a similar situation.