Post # 1
OMG, So I went to a college a few years ago and I was 9 credits away from a BA degree. I was in a bind then and was unable to finish college. I have since gone back and chosen a different career path. I am now trying to get my RN. Well after I finished those classes I am 6 credits shy of my prior BA. Spanish. I suck at Spanish. Hence….it keeping me from getting my degree. Well like I said I just finished up the prerequisite classes for my RN now I have to get my CNA and apply to nursing school. I dont know about where any of yall are from but here at my school its really really competitive. Sooo this is why I am freaking out…
I went to get my CNA today, I had to take the exam first of course. I FAILED the skills test. I am a horrible test taker and I completely blanked on how to take blood pressure. Of course after the exam I remember but again I suck at tests. Now I have to wait til there is an opening to take the exam again…probably 4 weeks. Not a problem except for the fact that I need 40 hours of experience as a CNA to apply to nursing school. I apply July 21st. That does not leave a lot of time. I also work 40 hours a week already. How am I going to find a job that fast and get my 40 hours IDK!!!! Plus I just finished up this semester and I was .19 pts away from a B in my A&P 2 class. I dont think my teacher will round up for it to happen. She wont email me back. I worked my butt off studying for the final but no not good enough. Then I had my other class, Microbiology, I had a B but then I had a cumulative test as our final and she didnt even give me a clue as to what was on it. She said “just study your notes”…..freaking 23 chapters of notes?!?!?! Yeah so I know i didnt do well on that. So thats 2 Cs….again RN school here is SUPER competitive. 🙁
I dont know what to do with my life. I have worked so hard going to school and working full time. There are a million things going through my head.
Sorry for the freak out over here but my fiance is on his bachelors trip and he is my rock… 🙁
Post # 3
@jesssamesssa: I know exactly how you feel. I actually transfered schools and it worked out better for me. Origionally I had 2 years left to get my RN at a jr college that required me to have my RN. But now where I’m going to school I’ll have my BSN in 3 years + a minor in whatever I choose. Also I don’t have to have my CNA at all. It a whole lot better degree as well and I won’t have a problem getting a job.
My suggestion is if there is a college to get your BSN I’d transfer there. I’m not sure about where you live, but where I do in order to get a job you pretty much HAVE to have your BSN. They won’t hire LPN’s and RN’s.
Post # 4
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@cupcakebride2013: A person with a BSN is still an RN, just like an ASN (if they passed the NCLEX). I have an ASN and haven’t had any problems finding jobs in TN or GA.
Nursing schools are competitive anywhere right now because people want to do something that “guarantees” them a job out of school. In some areas of the country it does; in some it doesn’t. In my area, we couldn’t apply to a nursing program unless we had at least Bs in A&P and Micro. If yours will let you, I’d go ahead and apply and hurry up and get your CNA hours.
Post # 5
I would maybe talk to your work and see if you can get some time off so you can finish your hours for school first. I know that might make money tight but its something to consider
Post # 6
@Koala Bear: Yeah I know my boss wouldnt mind if I asked to have a week off. Im not really needed around here. I just answer phones and type reports every now and then. I just want to be able to get into a nursing school. There are 4 other RN school around here, I just really wanted to go to that one cause its the best.
Post # 7
This article explains what I ment by the having a BSN.
Where I live, the hospitals already “require” you to have at least your bach no matter if you’re licensed or not.
Post # 8
@cupcakebride2013: They dont require that around here. You never see the hospitals here asking for a BSN only and RN. I will eventually get my BSN just because but its not much of a raise around here more just a status thing.
Post # 9
Spanish isn’t keeping you from your degree…YOU are keeping yourself from a degree. From a financial standpoint, it makes no sense to be almost done with a BA degree and then go back to school for something totally different. I am almost fluent in Spanish and I have already started to study a different language. I did not grow up speaking it, so like everything else, you get out of something what you put into it.