Were you dismissed because of your grades in the nursing program? If so, I wouldn't let that be a deterent. When I first started college, my life was hectic, to say the least, and I ended up failing and withdrawing from a good chunk of my classes. About 5 years later, when I went back, it was all A's baby! I surprised myself! I'm telling you that story because maybe you just need to get to the root of what caused you to be dismissed from the program. Was it grades? Okay, why? Did you have to work full time and that cut into studying? Was it something else? Okay, why? Once you get that straightened out, I think you should give it another try if it's really what you want. Otherwise, there are a lot of options! As OsceanSN2019, getting your LVN is a great option to get your feet wet with the added benefit of continuing your education and becoming an RN. But if you think the same mistakes are going to keep happening in regards to your grades, then I really suggest (from experience) that you correct the problem because failing 4 more classes will only bring your gpa and possilby your self esteem lower. And they're both extremely difficult to correct. Good luck!