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What should I do while waiting?



I was wanting opinons. I'm currently waiting to get into the ADN Spring program. I have previously been in a BSN program but failed out. In the fall I wanted some suggestions of things to do? I.e. classes to take . Suggestions on if I don't get in to the ADN program, other degree. I already have a associate of science. I'm able to wait a semester to see if I get into another program but after that for financial reasons I would need to start working towards a different degree.

If it were me, I would start making an assessment as to why I failed out of the first program. Was it due to time management, study issues, etc.? Then, I would make a plan on how to work through what I had issues with the first time. I don't really know what else you could do. Perhaps get your CNA cert if you do not already have it. Mostly, I would just want to make sure I had the right frame of mind starting over in a different program and had my ducks in a row so I could do better.

I agree with the above poster. As someone that was on a nerve-racking wait list for a few months, I can say that there are a lot of people that would have loved to have your place in the school that you didn't make it through. In my opinion, you should reflect on what happened the first time, and do your best to make sure you don't make the same mistakes again (I am sure you already planned to do that!) In the meantime, maybe you can take a CNA class if you haven't already. I highly recommend it before nursing school! Good luck, and best of wishes the second time around. Second chances are meant to be sometimes. :)


Specializes in Outpatient Psychiatry.

I submit three options.

1. Look into yourself and examine why you failed. Correct that or take measures to.

2. Take courses required towards a bachelor's degree such as completing all of the college's general education courses, etc. (if you already haven't). This will help you out towards a bachelor's later even towards completing the BSN if you later choose to do so.

3. Do whatever you want because you won't have time for hobbies and recreation later. You've proven that you need to really focus and commit yourself to your studies so get all of that other stuff out of the way.

You can do it. It's not so bad. One day at a time. Set a goal and stick with it.

Also, read any one of these three books (or even all of them!)

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.

They're all pretty quick reads for entertainment value, but they all need "studying" to apply the principles to your life so even though you could read most of them in a night. You'll need other time to soak it all in.