I am 22 years old, and have gone through the typical teenage syndrome where you don't try and it bites you in the *** later. I have an institutional GPA of 2.81, and only have 44 credit hours. I am currently attending a community college that's a good 30-45 minute drive from my house. I got a 147 point ranking, and the lowest point score that got accepted last spring was a 155. We are ranked based on our grades in 3 classes, and how well we do on the TEAS test. I took it once so far, and i got a 79% composite (I don't do very well on reading, like between a 60-70% and it brings my composite down like 20%.) I was hoping for some advice on the TEAS, my community college says i can only take it twice. I live less than a block away from a four year university. To get into their program you need to just pass the TEAS, which i have, and complete all prerequisites. Both places say you can only take it twice, and the four year university will only accept the score if you take it there. Does it mean only two times at the institution or two times total? Can they tell how many times I've taken it?
I am an A student, but I have been working full time lately so I've been getting B's here and there.
I have acquired a CNA position in the med/surg unit. Several months after I am hired on, the unit will switch to secondary trauma unit. I feel like it will give me a jumpstart on my career because of all the experience i will be getting. Plus I'm full time to start, and I am eligible for tuition reimbursement. This job is so perfect for me!
I'm looking for advice, the community college offers aasn, and I was looking to taking it through them and then switching to the four year for the accelerated RN to BSN program. And then my other question, medical school, will I have a better chance being accepted having a BSN, or having a BS degree in science, biochemistry is what I'm interested in.
Bottom line, I know that healthcare is the right career choice for me, and the hospital I work at is a teaching hospital, it's very involved in the community of people learning to be healthcare providers.
Any advice for me?
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