On March of this year, I was recently dismissed from my Nursing program due to uncorrected professionalism issues. It was decided by the Academic Board that I would be dismissed and when I applied for an appeal, it was denied. Today (5/10/2017) was the day I was prepared to graduate with my BSN after 6 years of being in college. 6 years because I did not make it into the nursing program my first time, and I failed 1 course when I was in the program. Even with those set backs, I continued to pursue my dream to be a nurse.
Now I am home, with nothing to show to the time I spent away from home in college. I have reached a point where I don't know what to do next. Schools
in my area do not accept nursing credits and I will have to retake ALL of my nursing courses over again IF I get accepted. I was told that (in Florida) I may be able to apply to take my LPN boards and try bridging; however, with that option, they require a signed PNEQ form to be signed by my Dean which I am obviously not in pleasant terms with. I don't know what to do. Please help.
May 11, '17
In my letter of appeal, I accepted responsibility and showed remorse. I showed a genuine desire to correct my faults. The appeal was later denied. I have the option of taking 3 summer courses to earn a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies to at least have a 4 year degree under my belt, however, I do not have $2000 to pay for those courses.
There are many lessons I am learning from this. This being the most difficult time in my life, I am blessed and thankful for the things I took for granted such as my CNA job, the fact that I am not blind, the fact that I can walk, etc.
I will overcome this, and this will make me stronger. I will move forward.
Last edit by Dozier on May 11, '17