Just when I think I have a plan, and start to feel better about things, bam the brick wall comes up and blocks me.
I was planning to start upgrading to get into psychiatric nursing program, however after checking into it, it’s very unlikely I can even get into the program.
It used to be first come, first seated where if you met all the requirements you were wait listed and eventually would get in.
Now it’s competitive point based, and I just cannot physically get the points needed with my education level. The bulk of the points (8) are for education, I can get a max of (1).
I can get a max of 9/20 points which isn’t sufficient to get into the program.
You basically get the max for education points which is a bachelors degree.
I have a friend who is a psych nurse and her brother is trying to get into the program, he was turned down for the last in take because he didn’t have enough points, and he has a Bachelors degree.
I can take every point eligible class and every point for volunteer experience, and I still fall short.
Now I know some will say, well go get a bachelors degree first, and i would love to if it were an option.
It’s not an option for several important reasons.
1. Lack of resources and money to spend over 8 years as a student. (4 years for bachelors, then 4 years for nursing which leads to another bachelors.)
2. I am not academically inclined, so a pure academic program is setting me up for failure and will put me into debt, with nothing to show for it.
I just finished paying off 10k in student loans, and I have nothing to show for it. No better education, no degree, nothing. Total waste of 10k.
I just wan’t a nice job, with a decent pay, so I can have the life I want. I just don’t have the resources or time to play the education game they do now.