I was in my second level of clinicals. Our school's dismissal policy is that you can't fail anymore than two nursing courses. However, there is an appeal procedure for students that have been dismissed.
I am a good student. I got excellent grades in first level, not to mention all of my prereqs.
One of the classes I failed, I felt that the grades were not weighted fairly. Our grades were quizzes and skills checkoffs (IV's, NG tubes, etc). Well, we had about 7 quizzes and 4 checkoffs. I made A's on all of the checkoffs plus 5 of the quizzes. I failed two of the quizzes, which caused me to fail the entire class since all together everything was only 200 points.
Long story short, I had a lot of health problems last semester. I spent many days in the emergency room not only for myself, but also my husband, who had emergency surgery. I have endometriosis which is very painful when it flares up, plus I was also diagnosed with hypothyroidism.
The difference in energy and concentration ability when I was not on thyroid medication vs. now that I am is like night and day.
So, I appealed my dismissal, with a nice long "feel sorry for me" letter, and I found out today that it was denied. I know that I slacked off last semester, it would have been hard not to in my situation, however I am a good student and feel that I deserve a second chance.
So basically, what I am wondering, is my nursing education over for good? Will any other schools take me since I have been dismissed from my program? Has anyone here ever been in my shoes?