The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Friday, January 21, 2011

She was looking kind of dumb with her finger & her thumb in the shape of an "L" on her forehead.

I applied to nursing school this year, which was a concept that terrified me for several reasons:

  • I've been out of high school for almost 10 years, & I've never taken any college courses.
  • It's a big life/career change.
  • The program I desperately wanted to attend is very competitive, & my math grades weren't always the best.

Although I'm confident that I can do the math requred to be a nurse, my poor math history is preventing me from getting that  chance.  I got a letter from that school today, & they can't even allow me to take the pre-admission testing because of my math grades in high school.

It doesn't necessarily mean I'll never get into that school, but it does mean I'll have to delay it for at least another year - probably more.

I knew this was a very distinct possibility all along, but I still held out hope because I'm a non-traditional student & virtually no one applies to the part-time program.  But, no exception was to be made.


Here's where I get all "after school special" on everyone:  this whole situation was avoidable.  I'll be honest, when I was in high school nursing wasn't my plan.  I wanted desperately to go to a four year college & major in art history.  That being said, I didn't take math & science classes as seriously as I should have.  But, life sometimes happens, & art history was not meant to be...& here I am, held back by my former self - who I would like to kick right now.

And so it's time for plan B - in theory, but truth be told, I can't assume I'll get accepted to plan B.  So while Plan B is the plan, plans C-E are currently also in development.


  1. what about taking a math class at HACC? You could take a summer course to show you can do the math requirement and then reapply?

  2. I agree with Jenn - I bet if you took some community college level math classes to show that you ARE capable of it - and I have no doubt that you are! - you'd be able to get in. I have faith in you, Pope!! :D

  3. oh no that stinks! :( Fortunately i was one of those nerds that actually liked math in high school. There must be a test that can count for your math grade post high school, no?

  4. I don't have any advice to offer, but I'm really sorry things worked out this way. Best of luck with Plan B! I'll be interested to hear how it all comes together for you!

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  6. Keep ur chin up!!! Let me know how everything works out; we should go scrub shopping soon!