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I'm 23 and I was homeschooled all my life. I wanna be a RN so bad but I don't feel smart enough for the school work..:( how hard is it?

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rubato is a ASN, RN and specializes in Oncology/hematology.

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It is hard, there's no question. But, if you have a strong work ethic when it comes to school (and most of the homeschooled people I know do), you'll be fine. It's somewhat about being smart, but it's mostly about putting in the time and effort to learn, in whatever way you need to. Some people get the concepts immediately, and that's great. Others have to study a lot more and that works for them.

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I come from much the same background, and I've had no problem with college-level work. Perhaps you are just underestimating yourself. Obviously it is hard, but if you really want to you can do it.

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Sparrow91 specializes in Acute Rehab, Neuro/Trauma, Dialysis.

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Hey Braxtonsmommy! I know how you feel I was homeschooled myself. I found that college level work was not that hard just tedious. Nursing school though if pretty tough, but if you are persistent and if you really want it you will make it through. I started off at a community college befor starting at a University. I found it very helpful because at the community college they really want you to succeed and they help you learn the ropes of college, unlike the University. Good luck!

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If you're anything like the homeschooled people I have met, I'm sure you will have no problem. It will take some adjusting to get used to the different styles of teaching you'll encounter but with a little hard work I'm sure you will do great. If you encounter difficult topics or find that you're struggling some, keep faith in yourself and look for outside resources like tutors. Good luck :)

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queserasera has 5 years experience as a RN.

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Whether homeschooled, publicly educated or privately educated I think the challenge of nursing school is better measured by your own personal work ethic. I have gone to public school, been privately educated and went to public school as well and I can say that none of these educations prepared me better or worse than the other.

Have you begun your pre requisites? I think how you do in your pre reqs and how well you deal with a heavy course load in those will be a good measure of how you'll do in nursing school

Up to this year I've taken a leisurely school course load. Mostly humanities with a science or math speckled in. I thought to better prepare myself for school I'd benefit from a heavy course load. This semester I'm taking A&P, Microbiology, Finite math as well as 2 humanities classes. I think that if I can balance these I'll be alright in nursing school.

A lot of students who've been through nursing school say it's completely revolutionized how they've studied and thought about school work so it's a learning experience on learning.

If you want this, go get it. Don't let your fears or hesitations stop you. Get a good study plan and manage your time. The only reason your scared is because it's the unknown! I think once you're in you'll figure out what works for you. Good luck!

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ChristineN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

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I'm 23 and I was homeschooled all my life. I wanna be a RN so bad but I don't feel smart enough for the school work..:( how hard is it?

Don't put yourself down!. I was also homeschooled and did well on my pre-req's (mainly A's). My GPA did drop during my nursing program, but I was working full-time, and was not because school was too difficult for me. I am currently enrolled in a Master's program and I maintain an A average.

You may soon find that you are smarter than you give yourself credit

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Whether homeschooled, publicly educated or privately educated I think the challenge of nursing school is better measured by your own personal work ethic.

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The material in nursing school just wasn't that difficult conceptually. The primary challenge was the unrelenting pace of the material. It's primarily a matter of consistent and diligent effort - along with a smattering of luck that you don't come down with a bad case of the flu or something... they're pretty intolerant of absences.

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