Has anyone failed nursing and came back again? - page 3

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i am going to be starting back up in my nursing program this october 2006. i have been out since december 2005... i am really worried about failing the second time around, so i've been studying all my old notes and reading... Read More


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    I'm one of those who flunked med/surg twice and was about to just throw in the towel but both my mom and my husband told me never to give up my dream so I plugged through and passed NCLEX on the first try. Don't ever give up on your dream. GO FOR IT!!!
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    hi ladies,

    I am from Little Rock but living in Memphis while the DH finshes grad school and would love to start nursing school next year. May I what school you ladies in attend?
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    i have been a student for hte last one year ,i had 5 days to graduate but i failed one test .they wount accept me at all in the programe.is this fair?
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    I am thinking about applying to this nursing program; can anyone give me some insight into this program. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who has gone here. I have already had one bad experience. I guess my biggest question would be if the instructors are good teachers, and make out their own exams from lecture/book?
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    I was in a BSN program, and had 1 more semester to go before graduation. Well what happen was I ended up failing both nursing classes because of being 1 point from passing in both classes. The instructors did not even give me the one point when I asked, and I knew that if they had given me that point, and I was able to sit for their final, then I would of pass the final. I felt that deep inside. Now I am in another state, and trying to debate rather I should stick with nursing, and try and get into a diploma or associate program this time, and to bridge later, or just change my major to something else because of the failure I already have. I also fail another nursing course earlier, but was able to repeat the course and came out making a B in the course the second time taking it. I just don't know what to do now. Is nursing for me? This is what I really want to do. I was told to explore other health related careers, and to give up on nursing because of the failures. I just feel if I try again, then I should do well this time around. What should I do?
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    If you really want it then give it all you've got. Quit your job, if you have one. Find help for your kids, if you need it. Clear everything you can and GO FOR IT! Your "failures" were few and lets be real - they were very nearly successes.

    I think the most important question here is "What do you want?" If its to be a nurse, then pursue that. If you give it your very best and fail, then you will know you did everything you could, and will have no regrets. The fact that you've gotten SO close proves that you can do it. The associate program would be less of a time investment. You could get your RN, then you could finish your BSN later.

    I think you CAN
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    I failed out of clinicals with an a A in lecture for med/surge.
    My instructor failed me out because I had failed to put my watch
    on my wrist. However, the only reason I did not have my watch on
    was because the second I walked onto the unit, I responded
    to a code blue. The charge nurse was yelling out for an amubag because
    for whatever reason, it wasn't on the crashcart, so I ran to the supply
    room to grab one. When my instructor approached shortly after the code blue,
    ab questioned me about the location of my watch, I simply told her it's in me backpack.
    She let me go because I was unprepared. I was gonna say something in
    my defense, but it just sound like excuses. Now I have to apply to another
    program. Don't give up because if this is your passion, nothing else
    will compare.
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    Quote from oceana6911
    I failed out of clinicals with an a A in lecture for med/surge.
    My instructor failed me out because I had failed to put my watch
    on my wrist. However, the only reason I did not have my watch on
    was because the second I walked onto the unit, I responded
    to a code blue. The charge nurse was yelling out for an amubag because
    for whatever reason, it wasn't on the crashcart, so I ran to the supply
    room to grab one. When my instructor approached shortly after the code blue,
    ab questioned me about the location of my watch, I simply told her it's in me backpack.
    She let me go because I was unprepared. I was gonna say something in
    my defense, but it just sound like excuses. Now I have to apply to another
    program. Don't give up because if this is your passion, nothing else
    will compare.

    What school do you attend? I hate that this happened to you
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    I just failed med/surg. We needed a 76% average on exams to pass. I received 75.95%. I'm absolutely heartbroken.
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    On the last day, almost the last hour of my clinical, I was informed that I had failed. This was a complete shock to me. I had every indication that I was progressing and doing well. I have a 97% in the lecture portion. I have decided to appeal, though that also makes me nervous. I take patient care and patient safety very seriously. I ask a lot of questions and I believe that some preceptor nurses don't like the questions and then have told my scholar that I am not competent, which is soo not true. I had no idea that nursing school runs on the fear factor. I am still recovering from the shock and my true friends have called to offer me support. It is even more sad that most of those that I have been in school with for the last year in our accelerated program, have not emailed, or asked how I am, or anything. In addition to feeling totally humiliated and scared for my future, I am now ignored by my fellow classmates. And these are people who are supposed to have compassion and understanding? huh. I am glad that I found these posts. Thank you to all that have come forward and talked about the experience. I am generally a straight A student, so those who know me and know this happened are also shocked.


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