I am new to the site as of today. I live in Barrow, Alaska. Yes its cold up here! I am 24 and looking into getting into nursing. I just had a few questions to ask you guys. First off my backgroud is I used to live in Louisiana. And I recently moved to barrow for hubbys job. And I have a few years of college behind me. But because of health/personal problems I had to quit and I have not been in school for about 2 years. My grades are not so good...actually really bad because I had to just up and quit in the middle of the semester. So I will be taking all of the pre-reqs for nursing. Hopefully that will boost my GPA some. But my first question is how much will my past effect my chances of getting into nursing school? Also there is a chance I will be moving to Anchorage, Fairbanks or Juneau soon. Do any of you know about getting into nursing school at any of those places? I was looking into getting an associates degree first and then crossing over to get BSN. Any information/advice would be greatly appreciated. I wish I was already a nurse up here in Barrow. LPNs are making 20-25 and RNs are making 32 plus and hour. Thanks for reading my post. I hope it made sense. Have a good day!