Second Chances - page 2

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NUMB. FROZEN. PARALYZED. STUPID. FAILURE. I felt these emotions and more on that decided day. I failed second semester nursing school and I was done. I failed by 1% exactly. Such a small percent in general yet oceans apart... Read More


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    I am so relieved to of seen this post. I too failed at Nursing school last fall. After much bad mouthing, wallowing in self pity, etc, etc, I re enrolled for this fall. I am excited to go back and I realized what I did and didn't do as a student. Staying clear of drama and downers is essential!!! Studying more or more smart is crucial. My family fell under duress last fall and I needed them more than school. Now that all is well and I have an incredible job working in home care and support from my spouse, I WILL SUCCEED THIS FALL!!!

    Thank u for the inspiration to go on!!
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    I was in the first quarter of the second year when I had to have surgery. I missed too many days of class but was passing until the final. I was still under strong medications when I dragged my butt into the school for the final. I failed. So, I took a year and caught up with myself and took some classes for my Bachelor's degree. When I did jump back into the program 1 yr. later, I passed at the age of 53! I just passed the NCLEX-RN last week! You are never too old to chase your dreams!
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    Thank you so much for your post!!! I can't tell you how many times I have felt those exact feelings. I am 44 going through nursing school. I have finished my first semester, just getting into school itself was a challenge for me. I am a single mother working and going through school and it is ROUGH at times. Thanks again for the words of encouragement!! Good Luck with the remainder of school!!
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    Quote from prettymica
    Congrats to you! I am so thrilled you saw this 1% as a small stone and not a boulder. Stay positive !
    thank you! bless us nurses,
    caffeine
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    Quote from pdaniele3
    My dear, never, never, never give up....Just think, anyone who has failed and repeated nursing tests or courses only get double the education...never too much education...the test of success is really how many times you can get up when you are knocked down by life. I just became a Nurse Practitoner one year ago, I am 55 years old and foreign born. I want to get a Phd in Public Health and go back to my country to work with the poor there. As a NP working with geriatrics you can make $130,000 a year in the depressed economy of Ohio. Education gives us options in life. Failure is just a stepping stone!
    I congratulate you for going back and taking it up, you my dear are my hero!
    pdaniele3,
    thank u. i needed to hear that! Good luck 2 u and lets make the world a better place
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    Oh how familiar this story is to me. While reading your post, I thought this was me in 2008. However, I was so depressed and angry with myself that I refused to go back. Even though, I failed my third semester in the generic program I had an opportunity to start over in the track program because I was a LPN. At that time, I refused to start over and put my family through this. 3years later I have not earned my RN degree and prerequist need to be repeated. I am over the failure and REFUSED to give up. I am now enrolled with Excelsior and loving every moment. I can see the light at the end by the grace of God. Good luck with your studies.
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    Quote from survrgrl08
    I am so relieved to of seen this post. I too failed at Nursing school last fall. After much bad mouthing, wallowing in self pity, etc, etc, I re enrolled for this fall. I am excited to go back and I realized what I did and didn't do as a student. Staying clear of drama and downers is essential!!! Studying more or more smart is crucial. My family fell under duress last fall and I needed them more than school. Now that all is well and I have an incredible job working in home care and support from my spouse, I WILL SUCCEED THIS FALL!!!

    Thank u for the inspiration to go on!!
    Survrgrl08,
    U absolutely will succeed this fall. U will come back with a clarity and determination like nobody's bizzness! These failures truly do make us stronger.
    Good luck 2 u,
    Caffeine
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    Quote from merrywhiterose
    I was in the first quarter of the second year when I had to have surgery. I missed too many days of class but was passing until the final. I was still under strong medications when I dragged my butt into the school for the final. I failed. So, I took a year and caught up with myself and took some classes for my Bachelor's degree. When I did jump back into the program 1 yr. later, I passed at the age of 53! I just passed the NCLEX-RN last week! You are never too old to chase your dreams!
    U have inspired me!
    Thank u,
    Caffeine
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    Quote from animalcookie1
    Thank you so much for your post!!! I can't tell you how many times I have felt those exact feelings. I am 44 going through nursing school. I have finished my first semester, just getting into school itself was a challenge for me. I am a single mother working and going through school and it is ROUGH at times. Thanks again for the words of encouragement!! Good Luck with the remainder of school!!
    Animalcookie1,
    First of all, Bless the single mama's out there and esp. u going thru nursing school. U r my hero and we will make it and change the world.
    Caffeine
    ps i love animal cookies
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    Quote from ready2BaRN
    Oh how familiar this story is to me. While reading your post, I thought this was me in 2008. However, I was so depressed and angry with myself that I refused to go back. Even though, I failed my third semester in the generic program I had an opportunity to start over in the track program because I was a LPN. At that time, I refused to start over and put my family through this. 3years later I have not earned my RN degree and prerequist need to be repeated. I am over the failure and REFUSED to give up. I am now enrolled with Excelsior and loving every moment. I can see the light at the end by the grace of God. Good luck with your studies.
    ready2BaRN,
    Thank u sooo much for ur response. God bless u for not giving up.Having regrets is a tremendous burden especially when we can absolutely change the future. Good luck at Excelsior, I know u will do well!
    Caffeine


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