Quote from Vixen17
OH I am soo frustrated i dont know what to do!
You do know what to do, you just may not want to do it. First change your attitude. Getting into nursing school is not the hard part, it is only frustrating at times. Graduating nursing school is the hard part.
Second, contact the schools you are interested in attending. Then find out how an applicant is ranked. How many points do you get for each category (piece of information) submitted with your application? Then create a plan to maximize your points.
Yes, this may mean you will need to retake courses. This may also mean you may need to take additional courses. I have two degrees and I had to take half a dozen courses due to expiration and courses that were not transferable to my new endeavor. However, I did it because that is how bad I want to become a Registered Nurse.
I do not know how easy or hard your mom had it or how long ago she went through this process, but evidently times have changed. As the other posters have mentioned, you are not alone in your frustration.
As for there being a shortage, don't confuse that with there being an easy way to becoming a Registered Nurse. The profession will not relax standards and schools will not water down material to crank out more nurses. So nothing you do to improve yourself as an applicant will be a waste of time.
You will gain valuable knowledge you will need later on. Or you can be like some and try to get out of retaking courses or brushing up on needed skills and flunk out of nursing school. Your choice. Good luck. :wink2: