Quote from Coloradogrl
I have always wanted to be a RN(like most people on here!) but its like this I have gotten all emotional since I took this test and I feel like all my eggs are in "this " basket.
I think I need to retake up smoking and start drinking!:-)
You dont need to start up smoking and drinking, you need to check out other schools in different areas. Maybe, you can go to an LPN first.
I waited for over 10 years to finally go back to school for nursing. I was disappointed when I did not get accepted in the 4 schools that I had applied to. Instead, I went to school to become a nutrionist, but I knew in my heart, I really wanted to be a nurse. I did not drink nor smoke because I knew my situation would not have changed. What I did instead, I prayed to God because I know He has the answers. Smoking and drinking will make your problems worst because you could damage your liver, and the smoking can cause cancer.
Start looking at other schools. If you really want to be a nurse, you can even move to a different state, if you have to so you can pursue your dream. Dont pick up bad old habits.....your body will be happier.
Determination is key to success!