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[Oct. 26th, 2006|04:45 pm]
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*sigh* im in effin tears over school.

I wont get accepted this year into the nursing program, end of story, i wont have a high enough GPA... that pushes me back to a grad date of 2010. Thats if I get accepted next year, which I doubt, because it seems that no matter how hard I try, in my science classes I can just srape by with a C. Cs dont make for 3.0 or better GPAs and out of the 500 students that apply only 100 get accepted each fall.

If I go to Del Mar I only need a 2.5 GPA. I have a 2.61.... If I get all those classes that I dont have, out of the way and end up getting accepted into the DelMar program I will have a graduation date of 2009. Looking at the DelMar class sheet makes me ill... I could have done that and been done with it by 2008. Thats ONE YEAR! but no, I thought I would have a go for my BSN... which requires things like history, and math and stuff like that.

What kind of person takes 4 years to get a 2 year degree? Argh. I dont know what I am going to do... I have a meeting with the DelMar lady monday at 11:30 to talk about options and such.

Why didnt I go for this in the first place? Ive wasted 2 whole years on classes that I dont need for this program. I guess though, when I go back for my BSN later down the road those classes will still be there... heh.

[User Picture]From: thinkdanni
2006-10-26 09:57 pm (UTC)
I was going for my BSN but now I've decided just to get my AS. alot less work and not that much difference in pay. sucks because I need 1 more class before applying to nursing school but apps are due by march 1st. I'm having to take the class in spring so it all pushes me back 1 more year *grumble* yeah its going to take me like 5 years to do my nursing AS *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: seasme779
2006-10-26 10:47 pm (UTC)

Don't cry!!!

I was 3 years into a BS degree when I decided to switch my major to nursing. My GPA was around a 2.2 at that time, and I moved home ultimately transferring colleges. After a few semesters my GPA was 3.3 and I got into one of the best nursing programs in the state. I finished my junior year, but my GPA had slipped to a 3.01. At the time I didn't have my daughter, I was only working 24 hours a week. But the demanding schedule between lectures/labs/clinicals and then studying AND working was too much for me. That was only taking 12 and 14 credits. My senior year I'd have to take 17/18. My advisor told me to cut my hours at work, but I needed the benefits and the money to pay a mortgage/car payments/insurance and every other bill an adult has to worry about. I ended up getting a BS from that school, but not in nursing. That was my last semester, and the Dean saw that I had enough credits to graduate and gave me the degree. That's besides the point, where I'm going is that now I'm in a ADN program, I had all of the prereqs out of the way so all I had to worry about were the nursing courses (less classes each semester). I had more time to study, more time to work, and then after the baby was born, more time to spend with her. I would suggest seriously looking into that ADN program. You're going to get the same amount of money whether you have an associates or a bachelors, and like you said, when you do an RN -> BSN you'll have that many more classes out of the way. Don't be upset, everything happens for a reason. Don't think of it as wasting 2 years, it will only benefit you in the future. Think of what will be best for you, your family, and your sanity. I hope this made you feel a tiny bit better, but with either way you go, you will still be an RN. GOOD LUCK!!
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