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I'll be finished with my pre-reqs in the fall for the BSN program at Mesa State and will apply for the program for the Spring Semester. At Mesa they accept applications each semester and 30 are accepted. They start the process over each semester. I'm worried that my grades in my science classes will keep me from getting in the program. I'm planning on taking a few of the science classes again to bump my grade up from a C to an A or B to help. I know it's kind of expensive to do this but I don't know any other way to get those grades up. I love the A&P classes and Pathophysiology but those are the classes I get the lowest grades in. I'm worried that I'm going to be trying to get in for the next four or five years, then I'll have to take those science classes over again. I'm planning on working towards another degree while I'm waiting to get in to the BSN program. I'm just wondering how long I should wait before I admit defeat?:o I'm feeling a bit pessimistic today. I think I'm under a little pressure with the fact that my husband and I have agreed to wait to have children until I finish my degree. We both want kids, but we feel that finishing school is more important. I've wanted to be in the healthcare field for as long as I can remember, but when do I decided that maybe it wasn't for me?:uhoh3:

Never give up. We are intrepid & we carry on.

i don't think you should ever give up. keep on working at it. you may end up at a different school, but always remember your dream. i understand the desire to try to think in a realistic manner, but you can't give up hope. i was working on by degree in psychology as i was doing my pre-req's as a backup. i ended up getting into the program and am finishing quarter 2/9 now. i will end up graduating with a BSN and a BA in psychology. nothing is ever wasted. keep moving ahead, you will find your path.

:mad: I appreciate the encouragement so much. I talked to my Mother-In-Law lastnight about my concerns. She's been a CCU nurse for 20 years now. She said take the classes that I got the lowest grades in over, then go ahead and work towards something else, but to keep applying. I'm bound to be accepted eventually. She made me feel better too saying that I fit the personality of a nurse and she would be happy to have me as a co-worker. I'm not ready to give up yet. Besides, when a door closes, a window opens, but it's hell in the hallway. And on I go...

I'll be finished with my pre-reqs in the fall for the BSN program at Mesa State and will apply for the program for the Spring Semester. At Mesa they accept applications each semester and 30 are accepted. They start the process over each semester. I'm worried that my grades in my science classes will keep me from getting in the program. I'm planning on taking a few of the science classes again to bump my grade up from a C to an A or B to help. I know it's kind of expensive to do this but I don't know any other way to get those grades up. I love the A&P classes and Pathophysiology but those are the classes I get the lowest grades in. I'm worried that I'm going to be trying to get in for the next four or five years, then I'll have to take those science classes over again. I'm planning on working towards another degree while I'm waiting to get in to the BSN program. I'm just wondering how long I should wait before I admit defeat?:o I'm feeling a bit pessimistic today. I think I'm under a little pressure with the fact that my husband and I have agreed to wait to have children until I finish my degree. We both want kids, but we feel that finishing school is more important. I've wanted to be in the healthcare field for as long as I can remember, but when do I decided that maybe it wasn't for me?:uhoh3:

You are still so young and have plenty of time to have children. Kids will complicate things if you are trying to get a college degree, so be smart and get your school under your belt first. I had my youngest at 38, he is 8 and my oldest is 22. Here I am...almost a granny....in school to hopefully become a nurse!!!!!!! It's harder with kids, that's for sure!

I wished I could turn time back and do things in a better order....school first and then kids!

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