Dumb? Please, don't go there... Or, we all might fall into that trap!
You want this, right? Well, you can do this... I agree with all these posts...
Find a way in college to get the extra learning support such as, tutoring, extra time on your
test taking, a note taker, bring in a tape recorder, sit next to the top student and join a study group.
Make it your life... Your friends will stay your friends, but put them on hold for a while
to focus on your studying. Repeat all those grades, and maybe take one class at a time to make that grade count.
I myself have a learning disorder, and took many classes together in the past, till I reached the science end of it, and
knew my limits... These classes are tough! Know your limits... So what if it takes you longer than the rest of the students.
I know how you feel about past students that are now nurses... I run into them all the time, in fact I would turn a corner in the
hospital to avoid them , because I was too ashamed to say, I am still a pre-nurse, retaking classes again... Well, those days are gone and my head is held high and still working towards my dream. What do you got to lose? Time? Don't worry about the time, it will go by anyway with you taking classes or not. Best to take a class, and put no time limit on when you become a nurse. Please don't give up! I knew a student who begged the dean of her college to remove many "F" grades and it worked! She passed those classes with A's and B's My hero! We are in different seasons in our life, and it will pull together in a season for you too! God Bless You! Stay Positive!