First:
I will be a nurse. A RN. I will finish my BA in lib arts, get my BSN, and kick butt...

But... right now I'm frustrated. About a month ago I went to see a counselor for the community college near me. I went in with "Yay I did all the pre-reqs required for me to start a LVN program in CA! I'm going to make a great nurse!" and came out feeling totally discouraged. The counselor asked me if I really wanted to become a nurse (which I do), why (because nursing is an honorable profession, makes good money, and oh yeah it totally takes advantage of all my personality quirks-ie love of abbreviations, love of the bowels and anything "cool," the "hunch" feeling, and helping people), had I done anything aside from my CNA clinical hours (explained that situation.), and then made me feel like crap. She didn't think it was the right profession for me. I talked to her for all of 10 minutes when she said this. And then all the pre-req work I did apparently NONE of it counts. So I have to take all these other classes (the classes they require people who want to get into a RN program in So Cal to take) to get into a LPN program. So I left really frustrated and dragging my feet. I even went to other community colleges in the area and while they weren't totally negative as much as the first school... I'm just. I hate community college stuff. I liked the Adult School programs because they were smaller you felt like someone has your back. Seriously when I graduated my CNA program the principal congratulated me for getting high honors. If you needed help there was help. I hate community colleges because it's just not that way.

Anyhoo I did what I needed to do. Knock on wood I get into a chem class. It's just frustrating. And counselors should be the school's cheerleaders not...