Have you ever asked yourself this? - page 3

I find myself asking if I will ever be able to do this: nursing school pre-requisites and then all the work that goes along with Nursing school while taking care of a family. I hated Chemistry when... Read More

  1. by   Mariposa19
    Quote from Faeriewand
    And what a relief to know that the pre-reqs don't really mean that you will struggle in Nursing school! That helps big time!

    Re-reading this makes me realize that I think I will not get much support from my family. But I have to move forward and do for myself. If I don't do it I will still be here years from now. :stone Ok taking deep breaths

    The reason pre-reqs aren't a good indication is because in Nursing School the tests are application/critical thinking. It really depends on how your mind works. You may do worse in NS, you may do better. Just remember (if you're as grade obsessed as I am) that when it comes right down to it, all you have to do is pass. If you're not planning on grad school, all that matters is that you get your degree.

    I would suggest that you form a relationship with your teachers early on every semester. Tell them your concerns. If you show them that you are struggling but are willing to work hard, they will help you as much as they can. Remember, they want you to succeed.

    I can't tell you from experience about family support and school, because I don't have kids. But there are several mothers and fathers in my class, a few of whom are single parents. They are doing just fine. In my school at least, we help each other out. Your children will need to understand that it will be sacrifice, and that you won't be around as often as you used to, but that the sacrifice is in part for their own good (and it is temporary).

    I wish you luck. I think you have the right attitude to succeed!
  2. by   brwnngj
    Quote from LaMariachita
    I am within one year of graduation, in the thick of Med-Surg clinicals. I want to tell everyone to get it into their heads that grades in prereq classes are no reflection of how you will do in Nursing School (although they may impact whether or not you actually get in). I got a C in chemistry, yet nothing lower than a B+ in Nursing School.

    Thank you so much that is exactly what I needed to read. I am struggling my butt off in the prereqs. It has taken my brain a long time to get back into learning mode after being out of school for 10 years. It is good to know that just because I am having some problems with the prereqs I won't necessarily have those problems in Nursing School.

    I have always made it a point to get to know my instructors at the beginning of class. It helps them see me as a person. It also shows that I am a serious student and even if I do not get A's I still work my butt off for my grades and School is extremely important to me.