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  1. I have a previous degree in the arts that messed up my GPA, its about a 2.7. I started taking prereques but got a horrible professor for anatomy plus I worked 2 jobs, I dropped out of that class and did good in my next anatomy course. I sat with my community college nursing counselor and we went over my grades, in our school we do the chancellor’s formula which needs to be at least 75 in that school to be considered for the lottery ADN program. She said since I retook anatomy that would count against me, so I would have a 76 IF I didn’t retake it, but since I did I have a 73 now. She said even if I get all A’s in my next classes, since I have so many previous units I would still only be up to 74 in the formula. She was kind of snobby and was like well you can always change your major… : ( She said the remediation plan for my school is to get a CNA license, then I would be considered for in the lottery like everyone else even if I don't meet the cut off score. But keep in mind other CC ADN programs in the area also use chancellor’s formula which mine would be too low for, so I pretty much can’t apply to many CC programs, I can apply to ones that use other criteria, but still, I’m pretty much screwed. I remember a friend of mine that wanted to be a nurse but was complaining that she got all C’s in the main sciences and she would have to go to an expensive private school and was nervous, this was in 2014. I checked on her facebook, it says she graduated from West Coast in 2017, she works at a pretty nice hospital in L.A in the NICU, shes a charge nurse, and she’s in an MSN program right now… so she seems to be doing pretty good. But still….the insane loans are still scary to think about. I would love to ask her about it but I haven’t spoken to her in years so I won’t LOL. I also thought of being an LVN first, but LVN to RN programs still want you to have a good GPA to get in….which I don’t…sigh. I’m stuck
  2. cookie123d

    Is being an lvn really that great?

    Thanks and actually I checked lvn schools here and the 30k one doesnt require any prereques. But alot of the community college lvn programs do actually require some prereqes and require you to have your cna license and nutrition class done and statistics class done and they look at your GPA
  3. I'm a pre nursing student but I just want to ask this question. So in 2017 I was found at fault of a hit and run in California by my and the other guys insurance company. Anyways, in 2018 we went to court, the guy I hit agreed for me to do community service and the case was dismissed and I was free to leave the court. So my question is I heard that even if the case was dismissed it will still show up on your criminal history report? Do you think this is something that will affect me in any way? thank you
  4. cookie123d

    Is being an lvn really that great?

    Ya thats so funny! 2 years ago some lvn lady came to my house too and she was my moms friend. Shes the one in the first place who talked me into becoming a nurse LOL. So I feel like these are signs or something they have to be XD
  5. cookie123d

    Is being an lvn really that great?

    Oh thanks for the advice! Are you going back to get your RN? Ya I guess what im ganna do is finish up these science classes and also get my cna license cuz alot of lvn school want u to have one just in case. Then ill apply to RN and lvn and whichever takes me first ill go for it! and btw how did u get your first lvn job? Cuz I been looking at job listings for lvns here in california and all of them say oh u have to have one year experience in this and have certification of this and that
  6. cookie123d

    Is being an lvn really that great?

    (I’m in California btw. I’m in my 20s and live with my single mom). My mom got sick and a young lvn home health lady comes to our house. She knows I want to be an RN and I’m taking my pereques (I have physiology and Microbiology left so I’ll be done sometime next year). She said I should be an lvn first, she went to American career college which is a for profit school and paid $30k (according to Google) which is a lot to become an lvn. I said that’s a lot, other places charge 5k, she said well trust me once you graduate and get a job you’ll be making so much you won’t even care about the loans! I was like WOW!! I didn’t know lvns had it like that. She’s like trust me you won’t even wanna be an RN after you already have a job and stable as an lvn. She said she didn’t even spend years taking prereques like I am now, she didn’t have time and wanted to get money fast. I said well then after that I got to find an lvn to RN bridge program which will be a pain, and I heard some schools don’t accept American career college, she said yes they do it’s accredited, etc. (I know west coast accepts it but that’s also a for profit school so it would make more sense just to go to their RN program). I don’t know who to get advice from, my grades are average so I don’t know if I can compete with others to get into a California CC ADN program. I still have 2 science courses left, but each semester is 4 months, so that’s like 8 months that I’ll be wasting on classes just for a hope to get in somewhere, when I can go to lvn school for a year and get it over with… I’m kind of discouraged because on this blog I see a lot of people complaining about how hard it is to find lvn jobs, to find lvn to RN bridge programs, and how they wish they just went straight to RN… But then at the same time I see her in her Mercedes telling me how she’s so happy being an lvn so I dunno… Anyway I’m just confused LOL, I would appreciate some advice
  7. I’m 26 and have a degree in English (LOL don’t ask) I decided to go back to school for nursing. I’m currently doing my prerequisites at a CC, ideally I would like to get into a CC ADN program because my GPA has to be amazing for an ABSN program which its not, and I don’t want to pay 100k for a private school. I got a C in freshman English (I was young and didn’t take education seriously at that time) I’m currently in an anatomy class and doing well, but I had to take a W for the first attempt at anatomy last year, which counts as a retake, so that counts against me. I went to my nursing counselor at my college, she said for their program they use the Chanceler’s formula, and we need at least 75 percent. She said I would have had a 75 percent IF I didn’t have a retake of anatomy, so that is a minus one against me and now made my score 73 percent, said since I got a C in English and I have so many units done already, even getting all A’s in my prereques and taking English again wouldn’t make my score go up that much. She said even if I have below the score cut off I can still take a medical terminology class and then be eligible to apply. But that’s just MY school that allows that, so for every other CC I would still have a 73 percent when a lot of ADN programs require minimum 75 or 80….(only 1 school I found that allows for 70 percent in California) Has anyone been in my situation? Should I just bite the bullet and if all else fails go private school? I remember my friend years ago also went to my school and she was getting all C’s and complaining that she had to go to a private school because of her poor GPA, she since went to West coast university and is now a RN at some Keck USC hospital, we’re not friends anymore so sadly I cant ask her about it. I don’t want to go the lvn route also first since I think it’s a waste of time …
  8. I'm taking anatomy after dropping out of my first attempt last year (because of personal reasons), I'm doing good this time, (16 week class that started in February). but I'm worried since this virus thing hit, my class and lab are online/webcam now. I want to stay in the class and its ganna continue, but a lot of nursing schools do not accept online lab or online anatomy classes as being legitimate. I tried to contact the nursing counselor but its hard to get a hold of anyone at this time. My teacher said that the class doesn't count as an online class at the moment but won't schools I apply for find out that most of it was done online? Has any other student addressed this concern? thanks guys.
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