I just wanted to introduce myself....

  1. Hi. I have been checking out this forum alot but just became registered. I am a "mature" college student. I am also a single mom with 2 children. I decided to go back to school last summer and have been attending college since September. I actually chose the school that I am attending because they offered a 2 years associates degree nursing program. Anyway, when I took my NLN pre entrance exam last summer my math scores were really low (I graduated high school in 89'!) So the school suggested that I take classes and then reapply for the nursing program this spring for Fall 04 entrance. Well, I took my NLN again 2 weeks ago and received the results today and I am so devastated. I need 10 more points to be considered for acceptance! I am just so down right now. I feel like I put an entire year on hold to go to college and now this....Granted I did alot better than when I took the NLN last summer.
    I have always wanted to be an RN and since my children are now older and in school I thought that now was the perfect time to go back to school. I thought I would have gotten a better score. Now I am reconsidering what I should do. I did good in all my classes except A&P I last semester. I think it was because it was my first semester in college and I had a tough time adjusting to everything. But I have Micro this semester and I am doing fine. I would welcome any suggestions that you may have to offer me. Thank you!
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  3. by   Tweety
    Good luck! From one "mature" person to another. LOL

  4. by   Renee' Y-Y
    Just hang in there. Pick up a math book at your local bookstore...I have used "Math The Easy Way" or "Math Made Easy"...I can't remember the exact title...but I used it to hone up my math on an entrance exam. Just keep plugging on...by the time I finished my nursing degree I had failed & had to retake Chemistry 1, Microbiology, & A&P 1...but I just kept going...I have now been a nurse for about 18 years & I hold a master's degree in nursing too. Don't let these early difficulties dis-enchant you...be perseverent...just keep taking pre-reqs. At some point, you may be able to get into a BSN program & still only have about 2 years left of course-work.

    Best of luck.