Ethical Dilemma - page 4

Does this sound like an ethical dilemma? I'm not sure what grade my teacher gave me but I did my calculations on my overall grade in Blackboard and it seems like she gave me a 2/40 for the... Read More

  1. by   seaofclouds21
    Quote from lilfayfay
    Update: Hello X, I would like to meet with you after pharmacology tomorrow.
    Thank you.
    Respectfully, Professor X
    How did it go?
  2. by   Orion81RN
    Aaaaand?
  3. by   Nobody00
    Aaaaaaand???
  4. by   NurseDisneyPrincess
    Quote from lilfayfay
    Update: Hello X, I would like to meet with you after pharmacology tomorrow.
    Thank you.
    Respectfully, Professor X
    What was the outcome of that meeting?
  5. by   xxstarrynitesxx
    While I hope everything turned out in favor of the OP, it appears that silence may indeed speak volumes.
  6. by   lilfayfay
    Well if you guys really must know, sadly it turns out that it wasn't an error and I have to repeat the class. After this semester, I'm not sure if nursing is a lifetime thing for me. Maybe i'll find something else that's in the health professions where I'm still helping people but without much direct patient care like those people who operate in the labs. But if I still want to continue nursing, maybe I should work up the ladder and become an LVN first? I don't know but there's so many options besides nursing. As an end note, I just want to say thank you to those for really taking the time replying back and giving me constructive criticism. I really appreciate it and will make use of it in the future.
  7. by   gM_2010
    Please request an appointment with your faculty. If you missed any key concept/components. you'll learn something. The instructor may have also have an error. Good luck.
  8. by   xxstarrynitesxx
    If you are able to do so, I want to encourage you to try to retake the course again. Now that you have already taken the course, you can identify the areas you did not feel as confident on and use that knowledge to help you hopefully get through the next time. Do not let this discourage you! We each have our own journey. Whatever career path you decide on whether that be retaking the course and trying to go straight into getting your RN, becoming a LPN, or some other career, know that it won't always be easy, but it can be done. Best wishes OP!
  9. by   Destin293
    Quote from lilfayfay
    Well if you guys really must know, sadly it turns out that it wasn't an error and I have to repeat the class. After this semester, I'm not sure if nursing is a lifetime thing for me. Maybe i'll find something else that's in the health professions where I'm still helping people but without much direct patient care like those people who operate in the labs. But if I still want to continue nursing, maybe I should work up the ladder and become an LVN first? I don't know but there's so many options besides nursing. As an end note, I just want to say thank you to those for really taking the time replying back and giving me constructive criticism. I really appreciate it and will make use of it in the future.
    It's so easy to feel defeated when this happens, but I hope you're not basing your decision to abandon your goal of becoming an RN just due to this semester. Throughout my program, I ran into plenty of students who failed one class or another. Yes, it does stink and yes, it may put you behind by a semester or 2, but keep plugging along and working toward your goal.

    And in all honesty, when you're at the bedside, no one is going to ask you to analyze what you're doing as an ethical dilemma. And those long care plans? I've never used them at all, at least not the way they teach you in school. You're 1 player on a team of many caring for the patient, yet the only one that had to write NANDA based care plans...that's not the most effective way to communicate with all other disciplines. What matters the most is your critical thinking and how you respond. There has been very little that nursing school taught me that I actually applied in practice when I became a nurse. Everything I learned (skills, critical thinking, medication knowledge) was all learned on the job as applicable to my position at that time. Nursing school was simply the vehicle that drove me to my license and nothing more.

    Essentially what I'm trying to say is don't let a semester like this stand in your way. And don't look at nursing school as an indicator of how it's going to be when you're actually at the bedside.

    Hang in there and best of luck to you!
  10. by   Sour Lemon
    I'm sorry to hear that you lost this class, but I think you should re-take it and continue on if that's an option. If you aren't able to continue on, then consider an LVN program and bridging to RN. You seem to have a good attitude which I think will benefit you and help you ultimately prevail.

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