this is what i am dealing with now. i'm not a bad student, never been in trouble, nor have i ever been a class genius. i was unfortunate enough to have a life altering accident when i was 14 years old, still affecting me to this day. i had a bad broken arm with nerve damage and plenty of hardware to make a wicked cool story. lol! my jobs from 17-22 are scattered and not wanted by employers. i had a few jobs here and there, but for the last 2-3 years i was unable to hold a job because of my injury (currently have an open disability case, the state is slow as ever trying to figure my case out) during this time i made a few bad school decisions as well. i made the stupid mistake of trying to go to private schools. i went to devry, heald, and south. i thought i was making a good choice, but in the end it only landed me with student debt and no classes to show for it.
i am now coming up on my limit for how much money i can borrow for a dependent student. this has opened my mind to a few things. i am now at the point where i can't finish school even if i wanted to. (lack of funds, and realizing it just might not be worth it) i have been thinking about going back to community college (mjc) and start my pre-requisites for nursing. since this would keep me in school and freeze my loans and allow me to go to school for free, and that sounds mighty awesome at this point.
now some of my concerns are; my age, i'm 22 am i going to be in class with a bunch of 18-19 year olds? does it matter? older people become nurses later right? not saying i'm old, but a lot of people start doing this a long time ago. second is my confidence. i signed up for mjc last year, but never went through with it because i heard community colleges were so full i would never get the classes i wanted. i am afraid to go to this school and completely fail or look stupid in a class. i know i am not dumb, but like i said, i am no class genius. i am open to any and all suggestions! i respect the views and opinions on this board.
thanks guys and gals,