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    Should I just give up hope?

    Hello, I am currently in an ADN program and happy to say that I am one semester away from graduating. I know the immense pressure you must be feeling to do well in all your prereqs in order to get into a program which is already very competitive. I am an optimistic person and I would always tell someone to never give up their dreams, but one needs to be realistic with themselves first and foremost. It seems like a GPA below 2.0 is going to be hard to bring up to the desirable 3.0-4.0 range that many programs are really looking for and that many applicants actually have. Study habits should also be carefully examined, because it doesn't get any easier once you are actually in a nursing program. In nursing school, there are NO EXCUSES! so you should start getting into that mindset to prepare yourself mentally. Trust me, you will not have the time to get distracted. I have a classmate who was actually living out of her car for a while because she didn't have the money to pay for rent, but here she is now one semester away from graduating as well. A second major is never a bad idea, if anything it makes you more diversified and you might find you have a passion for something else. I hear that the LVN/LPN programs are a lot easier to get into so there is another option as well. If you really want to get into an RN program you're going to have to give 200% starting now, be patient because it might take some time for you to get that GPA up, and more patience to get into a program. Whatever you choose to do, good luck! and study hard!