Want to be a nurse...but too stupid?!? - page 4

I am 32 years old. I was always interested in nursing, but when I graduated High School it was a decision - nursing, which I did not have the grades for (hey, we're all stupid when we're 17) or the... Read More

  1. by   NightNerd
    Hi Worthy!

    I think that once you start your pre-reqs, you will be surprised at how much you've learned and how much more focused you can be! The motivation and "know-how" that come from having a goal and some work experience are incredible.

    I coasted through high school and a BA in Psychology without developing good study habits. My grades were OK, but I never really learned how to work hard at it. I realized that this sort of mediocre effort would only lead to mediocre work and mediocre job satisfaction, and I decided to go back for nursing. I had the science pre-reqs to finish, and it was hard learning how to study for them - it's very different than just writing a paper or faking your way through a multiple choice test! But if you want it bad enough, you make it happen. I am, and it sounds like you can too.

    Good luck!

    ETA: Hahahahaha, definitely just noticed how old this thread is. I want to know what happened with the OP!