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