Need somebody advice! - page 2

Hey everyone! I'm current a senior in high school & graduating this year! I want to pursue my dream as a registered nurse. My high school gpa isn't the greatest so I'm planing to attend a community... Read More

  1. by   Oldmahubbard
    You will have to prove yourself in Community college, and work your @ss off to get at least a B in Anatomy and Physiology class. You will have to do whatever it takes to get a decent grade in that class. Both semesters.

    That is your golden ticket. CNA work and such is nice, but it won't open any doors.

    Until you good grades in that class, no one will take you seriously, and all else is rhetoric and hot air.
  2. by   ProperlySeasoned
    I would spend some time some introspective work into why your high school grades were low, and what you will do in the future to raise them. The classes you take at community college, will likely be harder than those in high school. Also look at how your situation either helps or hinders you.
  3. by   TipsyTurtle
    I had a 2.1 GPA in highschool, because at the time in my life I didn't care about anything. Because of this I went to community college where I decided to change my ways. I now have a 3.4 GPA and recently just sent in my application for the ADN program at the school. What matters now college, no one really cares how good or bad you did in highschool if you are going to community college. Just think of community college as your second chance to succeed academically. Before choosing BSN or ADN route, take a look at the pros and cons for each program. For me I went with the ADN program because the community college I go to has a great ADN program that is well respected in my area, it is cheap only $5000 tuition so you will have no dept when you graduate, the school is close to home so I don't have to worry about living expenses, and finally my community college accepts anyone who passes the HESI with a 75 or higher and has a GPA of over a 3.0 (also my CC does not have a lottery system instead it is a wait list, people usually wait 3-5 quarters to get in.) Where I live BSN programs are very competitive so my ADN program at least gets my foot into the nursing field where I can eventually work up to my BSN. If you are doing an ADN program talk to your counselor and talk to someone who is in charge of the ADN program at your school to get more insight about the program and the process on how to apply.
  4. by   nursingprerex
    did anybody take Stats pre-rex course through portagelearning?
    can u pls share your experience?
    Thank you
  5. by   Neo Soldier
    Quote from pumpkinbaby
    Hey everyone! I'm current a senior in high school & graduating this year! I want to pursue my dream as a registered nurse. My high school gpa isn't the greatest so I'm planing to attend a community college. I applied to a four year university but got declined because of my gpa. I was wondering just because I didn't get accepted to that university does that mean I can't be a nurse anymore? My plan is to get my bsn in nursing. That my goal but plan b is to get my associate from a cc then later go back to school for bsn. What should my plans be? What steps should I be doing In order to accomplish my associate first, then later focus on my bsn?
    Going into a community college is not a bad idea. It's college work, it's cheaper and you have less debt. Don't be discouraged you can still get into nursing. They look at your college course work anyway. Make sure your GPA is strong because nursing schools are highly competitive. Some 4 year colleges won't even take transfers and give priority to students that went to their school.
    Go to a counselor so he/she can structure your classes and tell you which classes count towards your major.

    ADN programs don't require you to get all the classes that count toward a BSN but get those classes done anyway so that you can be eligible to apply for ADN and BSN programs when you're done taking the prereqs. Also if you get into an ADN program, take it. ADN holders and BSN holders are RNs once they pass the NCLEX and they make the same pay. ADN is a two year program; BSN 2.5 - 3 years. You can go on and get your BSN online while you work as an RN. By the time you get your BSN, you have one year experience working as an RN already...sweet and less debt.

    Definitely get your CNA experience before you become an RN. In some ADN programs that use a point system, they give you points if you have your CNA license. I suggest you take a quick CNA class that is a month long but no more than a month. Some CCs offer them but they are a semester long. You learn on the job so taking a 4 month class does nothing extra special for you.
    Last edit by Neo Soldier on Jan 31 : Reason: typo
  6. by   Neo Soldier
    Quote from pumpkinbaby
    What do you mean by gap? Also Is it better to start from a cna then work my way to a rn. Or just go straight for the nursing program?
    You don't necessarily have to work your way to RN. You can get your CNA so you can have work experience in a field you want to get into as well as giving your nursing application a boost. While working as a CNA, get your prerequisites done and then apply to a nursing program when you're done with those classes.