I am currently a prenursing student at a 4 year univeristy. I feel very discouraged bc i did so poorly in physiology and now am in anatomy and did bad on my first lab exam. I want to be a nurse but don't know what to do. I am thinking about my differnent options, like getting my cna and working or just sticking it out and still try to get into the highly competetive program at uw. I have been looking at a school to get my adn which is a little expensive ($5300/semester) but there is no waiting list and it would be 2 years or less bc i have most of my prereqs done. (micro and phys left). However, my ? is would it b worth it to switch to the adn program after being enrolled in a 4 year college? please give me your thoughts...this is driving me crazy
Feb 20, '07
I am also a prenursing student. I know how discouraging it can be and how overwhelming it may seem to get in to nursing school as it is so competitive. Just remember you can do anything you set your mind to. If this is what you really want then go for it and give it your all. Study anatomy 5 hours a day if that is what it takes and stay at least a week ahead of the assigned reading. I struggled for along time in school before I finally got it together. For me what worked is I finally decided to apply myself and I took only two classes for a semester but I studied for thoses classes every waking moment. I read and reread the chapters until I had practically memorized the books. After I finished that semester with a 4.0 I was so excited and motivated that I went out and bought my books for the next semester and started studying the day after my final exams. Since then I have done well. Remember learning occurs through repetition....repetition is key.
Feb 21, '07
There is nothing wrong with switching programs. You can receive a BSN after you become a RN. However, I would like to point out that Nursing School includes a lot of A&P and related materials.
If you have a hard time understanding and recalling this information now, graduating nursing school will be your next problem. Thus I advise that you review and really comprehend A&P before starting nursing school. I received A's in all of my science classes, but I still review the material from time to time to get a better understanding of the information I am learning now. Good luck.