I really need some advice on NS! I would love to hear feedback about what others would do in my situation!
I am 35, married with 4 kids. I have wanted to be a nurse ever since I was 5. I didn't just wake up one day and pick nursing as a career; it's been a life long dream! My first dream was to be a stay at home mom, which I have been doing for 14 yrs. So in the fall of 09 I felt that it was time to start school. It took me two years with summers included to get my prereqs out of the way because I only wanted to go part time. In the fall of 2011, I was excepted right away into the ADN program. My first semester went great and I recieved a "B" in nursing. However, I was removed from the program because I received a "D" in chemistry and at our school, chemistry has to be finished by the first semester of NS. So I had to sit out an entire year and retake chemistry and within that time I got alot of my BSN classes out of the way. Needless to say that entire year was not a huge waste!
Fast forward to the spring of 2013 and I start back in NS where I left off and I end up failing the final by a couple points last week. I am now done with this school because you cannot be removed more than twice. So after 4 years, I still have no degree! After being upset for a day, I decided to move on and not dwell on the past.
Now I am wondering what everyone would do in my situation. For starters, we do not really have that many ADN programs in my area. We have one school, but I have never heard of them before. I called another school where they except everyone, so my turn would be in 2015; not getting any younger here! Lastly, I called a private christian shcool and met with them today; it's for the BSN. Not excited about the tuition, but all of my credits transfer and I was told today that she is almost positive that I would get excepted. She said once she gives the nursign advisor my transcript, she makes a decsion on the spot. If I decided to attend this university, I would take my biblical classes this summer as they are a recquiremnt and then start my nursing classes this fall. What are your thoughts?