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    Posted March 11, 2014 by
    Chesapeake, Virginia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    I'm more than my score

    I'm more than my score of zero


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Docross69 went on to earn five college degrees without ever taking the SAT. He remembers feeling "intimidated" by the exam because he wasn't a good test taker in high school. "Some people are simply good test takers and others are not," he said. "The standardized tests I was made to take in high school indicated that I was probably not going to amount to much; I proved them wrong."

    After graduating at the bottom of his high school class, Docross69 joined the Navy, which he credits for teaching him to apply himself. "The Navy taught me to do things the best you can and to do it right the first time," he said. "I took my newfound structure and applied it to college courses."

    He now holds an Associate's degree in Arts and on in Nursing (RN), a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, a Master's degree in Business Administration and one in Science and is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice program. "My opinion of the SAT is that it’s useless," he said. "I’m proof that you can do anything you set your mind to."
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    I never took the SATs or ACTs and my life turned out great. I earned an Associates in Arts (AA), Associates in Nursing (RN), Bachelors in Nursing (BSN), Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in Nursing, and now I’m currently enrolled in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at Grand Canyon University.
    I graduated at the bottom of my high school class and then joined the Navy. The Navy taught me to do it right the first time and I’ve carried that with me all the way. I never let test scores determine my career path and its paid off.

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