Good evening everyone,
As you can see from my headline I am looking to sue or see what I can do about a former issue with my Nursing Program.
Anyway some background information is that I started this program in 2008. I was extremely excited to make it in as it was one step closer to my dream profession. My expected graduation date was May 2010. That day could not come soon enough. I am sure you all know the stress all too well! There was an exit HESI we had to take. This was supposed to determine how well we'd do on the NCLEX. We had 3 chances to get an 850. We took this the first time in March 2010, I failed. Second time in May... I failed again by 12 points and then the 3rd time in June (after everyone graduated) and I failed by 6 points!! I passed every exam and final every semester. Passed every clinical. Did my transition to Nursing, and even did the NCLEX review course. I was very disheartened! I talked to the Dean to see if there was something I could do since I was so close but she said no because passing the HESI with an 850 was a requirement. I was told that I could reapply and take the last semester over. I had no other option. But when I went to do so I couldn't. I cried and dealt with it then got over it. I decided that I didn't want to wait 2 years to get back in. So I had the option of going to Excelsior which is an online program. That didn't work out. To make a long story short(er) I am back in Nursing School at a different program that is much further away and I am starting from the BEGINNING!! Fun huh?? I am currently in my 1st semester.
Soooo.... I find out from a semi - friend today that the 1st school I attended no longer requires you to pass the HESI. Well the HESI is the ONLY thing that held me back!! So my question is... Is there anything I can do about this??? This to me seems so unfair. I have spent so much money and have become so in debt because I want to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse. I should have been working as a nurse for 2 years now and this was all taken away because of the HESI that is no longer required. Please someone tell me what I could or should do about this?? Thank you so much in advance!!
Dec 5, '12
by Rose_Queen, MSN, RN
More than likely, you will be held to the standards spelled out for the term you began classes. This is how my current school works- I started MSN classes in the summer, so I am held to the standards for the 2011-2012 academic year until I graduate, even though there have been changes made for the 2012-2013 academic year.
You might be able to find a lawyer to take your case, but that does not guarantee that you would win. Quite honestly (and I am not a lawyer) I don't think you have a case. At the point you were enrolled, you were required to pass the HESI with a certain score. You did not fulfill the requirements, and the school did exactly what was spelled out for them to do. Can't see how you could win against someone who clearly stated the rules and followed through.
Last edit by Rose_Queen on Dec 5, '12