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No Chances of getting in? 2014

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Hi, I am a prenursing student at a csu. My only problem is I have two c's on on anatomy that I took at my csu and can't retake it unless it is a c-. And one that I JUST TOOK this summer physiology. I am stupid to think that I could of handled physiology and take a summer job full time. I do not know how some other people do it but props to you guys!. But anyways, fall classes are starting soon and I can't take physiology at regular terms because they do not offer it in the fall only in the spring. So I can't apply this fall to the nursing program until after next spring. But then I do not have any other classes to take this fall so that means I need to change my major soon, which my advisor put a hold on my account. I just switched to nutrition. But see I can't wait to apply in the spring. I mean I am a junior and already done with all my prerequisites except I have two c's in those classes? What can I do. Money is also an issue I can't waist anymore of my financial aid. I was just thinking of doing nutrition and then apply to an accelerated program. But then accelerated programs can get expensive and what would I do with a nutrition degree if I am not apply to become an rn. Or I can try to apply to a private school this fall, but the one I was hoping for is dominican, yet i did not take organic chem and they still offer it in the spring. They have chem 8 which is just organic chem but no lab. Idk if dominican offers that. And I am also scared that they won't accept me. I know I should try community colleges, but the one near my area, has a waiting list or i have to be a cna or lvn to apply. So please tell me if I have failed to become a nurse already. I know I should have tried harder, but I am not just smart enough to handle a job and school. So my question is what should me next move be apply to private schools or do an accelerated program. And if anyone is at dominican, what financial aid do you guys have for people who really do not have money beside loans and Scholarships? Please and thank you.

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Retake a/p at your community college. Reapply when you're done.

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NurseGirl525 is a ASN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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Do not go to a private college. Most are not accredited and you won't get hired so it's a waste of money. You need some counseling on what to do so I would speak to your advisor.

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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Good day, nsyuri:

I strongly agree with HeatherMaizey. Aside from private schools costing more, you cannot predict the complete waste of money due to accreditation issues. I never imagined switching from IT to nursing after almost 30 years of IT. Then when I go back to school, I find ZERO (0) of my 93 credits at a private school would transfer even though I graduated with honors and a 3.98 GPA.

nsyuri, I'm not very smart and yet I got into a nursing program. I don't think it is pure IQ in so far as it is developing study systems, methods, and habits that will work for you to do well. https://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-student/how-get-any-846733.html helped me a lot; and I tend to be very liberal in terms of coming up with how much time to put aside to study (i.e. while I do take study breaks, I would rather overkill on study hours rather than not have enough time or to otherwise cram -- craming doesn't work for me).

I do recommend retaking the AP classes. https://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-student/a-p-1-a-893115.html#post7656566 are my general tips for doing well in AP.

Thank you.

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Hello, I don't know what to tell you about finding a school. I had to move to get into an inexpensive, qualified school.

Also I had to cut my hours in half to take microbiology in the summer. I checked out with a 98% in the class.

Last summer I took A&P I and checked out with a D and the difference was I was working full time last summer and took a class along side anatomy in the summer. That didn't mean I was stupid, I had to learn how to study and I also needed to cut back on hours at work in order to spend more time focusing on my books. As a full time nursing student I only work 16-24 hours a week so I can pay my bills and for gas. Not all of us can work full time and go to school. Doesn't mean your unintelligent!

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Hello, I don't know what to tell you about finding a school. I had to move to get into an inexpensive, qualified school.

Also I had to cut my hours in half to take microbiology in the summer. I checked out with a 98% in the class.

Last summer I took A&P I and checked out with a D and the difference was I was working full time last summer and took a class along side anatomy in the summer. That didn't mean I was stupid, I had to learn how to study and I also needed to cut back on hours at work in order to spend more time focusing on my books. As a full time nursing student I only work 16-24 hours a week so I can pay my bills and for gas. Not all of us can work full time and go to school. Doesn't mean your unintelligent!

Wow, that sounds like me, but I couldn't cut back on hours either cause I have bills to pay. And, yea I know I am not stupid, but I just feel like I wasted my summer getting a C. I really need to figure out some other study habits.

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Good day, nsyuri:

I strongly agree with HeatherMaizey. Aside from private schools costing more, you cannot predict the complete waste of money due to accreditation issues. I never imagined switching from IT to nursing after almost 30 years of IT. Then when I go back to school, I find ZERO (0) of my 93 credits at a private school would transfer even though I graduated with honors and a 3.98 GPA.

nsyuri, I'm not very smart and yet I got into a nursing program. I don't think it is pure IQ in so far as it is developing study systems, methods, and habits that will work for you to do well. https://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-student/how-get-any-846733.html helped me a lot; and I tend to be very liberal in terms of coming up with how much time to put aside to study (i.e. while I do take study breaks, I would rather overkill on study hours rather than not have enough time or to otherwise cram -- craming doesn't work for me).

I do recommend retaking the AP classes. https://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-student/a-p-1-a-893115.html#post7656566 are my general tips for doing well in AP.

Thank you.

So its bad to transfer to a private school even though I am already done with the GE'S and prerequisites? Or is it better to get a undergraduate degree for nutrition and then go into an accelerated program. But then I feel like I wasted my time...

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Do not go to a private college. Most are not accredited and you won't get hired so it's a waste of money. You need some counseling on what to do so I would speak to your advisor.

I have and she keeps suggesting that I should switch into another major. She actually told me I will never be a nurse with my grades and that I should just give up. And I switched to nutrition, but like I don't feel like giving up. I just don't know which direction I need to go to now..

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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Good day, nsyuri:

Yes, private schools are so bad in terms of the investment payoff that one should avoid them. Only God knows the future, and should you go that route (which is your choice), later down the road you may want to go elsewhere... and then find ZERO credits transfer. You now have to re-invest in classes, study time, travel time, book time, etc.

Now, if there is no chance for nursing through an accredited source, and you've really expanded your options of accredited schools (i.e. even looking at moving geographically), then maybe another career/vocation is the answer.

Thank you.

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