Ok so I graduated high school back in November and I got a job as a CNA in December. I want to go to school to get my LPN or RN. Well... I have some problems. I do not know how to multiply or divide long hand, I have never taken a chemistry class, and the highest I got in high school math was algebra 1 plus I was never a straight A student. I am enrolled at Ivy tech I took my placement test and yeah I have to take remeadial courses but I havent and I probably wont for a while sign up until I decided the what when and where. Im definatly thinking about switching to ITT tech because the prequisit courses are built in to the program plus they dont have a waiting list. I am so afraid that I wont pass the TEAS and or that I wont get in to a nursing program then Im stuck being a CNA the rest of my life
(dont get me wrong I like my job and the people but I just cant picture myself doing that my whole life)
So then I thought well what if I do good on the TEAS after after I educate my self on long hand multiplication and division but dont get in to nursing school? so then I thought about other areas like respitory care and dental hygiene because they use the TEAS as an entrance exam. but I really want to be a nurse more than anything respitory care and dental hygine are just "eh there there". High school really wasnt my thing but wanting to go to school for nursing and to be a nurse is what I think is my thing I know that if I apply myself that I can get good results and I know that if I apply myself to somthing that I want todo then I can get great results.
and another thing is right now I dont know if I want to wait a year or two or if I want to go this fall or even wait until the economy is a little better and less people find it necesarry to get a college educaton (I make myself laugh). I sort of just want to chill right now and just have fun and bank my money. but then I worry that if I dont go now I wont ever go I will just find another excuse when the time comes. then if I dont get an education then I will never move out of my parents and I will never be able to afford anything like a house or a decent car or to retire! then I think well if someone who is 40 can go back to school to be a nurse after working in a factory for there whole life then why cant I just be an aide for a while then by the time im 25 be enrolled in school. Just like I have heard some of the nurses I work with say they were aids for like 10+ years and now they are nurses. I also feel like to the longer I work as an aide the more I might learn to the point it might make nursing school a little easier.
I just need some advice and some insight and what people are doing or have done. please and thank you!