THE RUNAROUND

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by lele2be lele2be Member

right after graduating in 2008, i continued with school as a full time student for a year and a half... after still seeming so far from getting into ns i evaluated my life and decided i want to work full time to finally be making decent money... now working full time i'm only taking one class at a time and still continuing on my journey...of making it to ns. (i do love my job...and the experience is great but i know this isn't a forever thing...i work in pharmacy)

after, finally learning that i won't ever be able to get into spc (here in fl) bc of gpa requirements and not being a pinellas county resident... i transferred to phcc hoping i have a better chance... i have all a's and b's ...except in a&p 1 and 2 ...where i got c's (a's -go figure-in the lab courses) :( **i know... this is where it really counts!!! :( .. i don't know if i will ever make it into the program... i only need two more classes... comp (easy a) and science of human nutrition (most likely easy a)...alhtough they have an lpn program...which is a way to backdoor the rn program by first getting lpn (which will take another year..from me getting my rn...) i feel like i have picked the hardest field to get into...and wondering who else has gone through this predicament?!!

i would love to hear from ppl in the same boat...and people that have traveled the same road before me :) i'm willing to do whatever it takes to get to where i want to be...i've been working at this awhile now... but it seems everytime i evaluate myself...i still feel so far away!!

Anne36

Anne36, LPN

1,360 Posts

There are certainly many people in the same boat as you. At my school its called taking classes over again for a higher grade. Lots of people talk about it here. That is what I see my classmates doing who do not meet the competitive GPA to get accepted.

anie10

anie10

Specializes in TCU, Post-surgical, Infection Prevention. Has 2 years experience. 294 Posts

Yes, all these courses are difficult, but you can master the material - you just might have to concentrate harder than you ever have. As has been the case for me. My pre-reqs have kicked my behind, and I dont know if it is because of the material or what is riding on it. I haven't determined that one yet.

I have to retake my anatomy course and was especially bummed because I would have been done with all my sciences (anatomy - was in physio this summer but booted, and micro - still in). But such is life.

The courses are hard, but the reward is SWEET and that is all I am thinking about when I ponder over viruses and prokaryotes.:)

Anne36

Anne36, LPN

1,360 Posts

LOL, anie it sounds like you are taking Micro. I remember that well, it was not easy.

lele2be

lele2be

101 Posts

at the schools I have and will attend they do not allow for students to re-take classes :( I had planned on doing so...

lele2be

lele2be

101 Posts

*you can't re-take if you have passed the class.. I passed "C" ...but that's not a good enough grade for nursing programs!!

Anne36

Anne36, LPN

1,360 Posts

Oh no! There would be a lot of students at my school that would never get into the nursing program. How does dropping a class affect you? Some people opt to drop out after a certain point if they know that they cant get the grade they want. I dont see how it matters at my school because they dont get their money back, they have to take it again and it wont count against them.

lele2be

lele2be

101 Posts

I guess that's how my school weeds out students... You can drop a class but only so far into the course (like halfway through it.. Or before then)..but up until that point..i think i'm always doing well! Lol if you 'withdraw' you receive a "w" for the class but can re-take it. *i suppose i should have done so...but it's too late for that!! I live in pasco county near tampa fl..and st. Pete college.. And pasco hernando community coll. Both have the same rules about re-taking a course.

Lots of students cheat the system by..just failing the class if they are not doing to well so that they can attempt it again.. Ughh such a pain..another part to this nursing school runaround lol!!