I was dismissed from my nursing school for failing two classes in the same semester. (Never ever failed, or even came close to failing before!). I did not like my pharmacology instructor's teaching style and nothing was "clicking", among various other reasons why I had a terrible semester. One thing that helped me get through that awful semester that I wasn't a nursing student was going through various discussion boards and seeing that I wasn't the only one and to get advice about appealing. Most people have unfortunately said that they're school denied their appeal.
That being said, I'm here to give those students who have been dismissed a little bit of hope.
My school ACCEPTED my appeal! I was so so thankful!
Not only that, but I'm thriving in pharmacology class (Well going from 62% on my exams last year to getting 85% now is "thriving" in my book
. I am taking the class with the same teacher and I'm totally getting her teaching style now. I would even go ahead and take another class with her if I could! Everything that I'm learning now and in my past semesters are all "clicking". I kinda feel like super-nurse!
I just wanted to give those people who were in the same boat as I was some hope. Nursing school is tough, and it's definitely a different way of thinking. For some people it takes longer than others. So if the material is not "clicking" for you, don't give up! We all have it in us!
Best of luck!
I agree completely, but it's also important to remember that everyone learns differently and that every nursing school is a little bit different. I did have a very difficult instructor that was teaching a very difficult class. Roughly 1/4 of my classmates failed that class and my school decided to bring in more pharmacology professors for that reason. I agree teaching is difficult, but a student's negative or positive attitude has to come from somewhere? Also, the other class I failed, the instructor was fired.
And lub dub, I did say "among other reasons why I had a terrible semester". Haha, if my argument was "I didn't get her teaching style" the board probably would've laughed in my face.
Either way, my background story won't matter. What does matter is that I'm here now and I'm doing my best I possibly can and that I have learned many many things while going through this tough time.
Last edit by endji on Oct 29, '13