Failure to success!

  1. Share your journey from failure to success. I want to hear about how y'all eventually overcame those failures in nursing into success

    I'm in the process of getting my life together before attending a ADN-RN program next Spring. Everyday I remind myself that maybe I can use the failures to inspire other nursing students - to give encouragement and hope to those currently in my situation. The greatest fail sometimes - Oprah, Michael Jordan, Steven Spielberg, Walt Disney, etc!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Sour Lemon
    I'd say less hoping, dreaming, praying, etc. and more action. Good luck to you, although I don't think luck has much to do with it, either.
  4. by   Lil Nel
    I don't quite know where you going with your question. Are you asking what it takes to be successful in nursing school, or nursing in general?

    In nursing school, you must be ready to be everything else in your life on the back burner and study, study, study. If you don't do well on an exam, don't panic. Instead, go to the instructor for extra help either in the subject matter, or learning what the question is REALLY asking you. One bad test grade won't sink you in nursing school, but it can be hard to recover, so again, don't panic. Get help.

    As a nurse, to become successful, you must find a niche, or place where you feel you belong. Supportive co-workers are also necessary for success. Stay away from toxic people! And always be willing to ask questions, and willing to learn.

    It all sounds so simple, but it isn't. Keep your ears and eyes OPEN. And remember to treat others with kindness.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to General Student forum
  6. by   Simplistic
    No failure for me. Im on track to be a NP by age 22. $$$$$$
  7. by   matcha-cat
    I've pretty much been a lifelong, bad student. I was always day-dreaming, like I couldn't focus for more than a few minutes before I would unknowingly be in dreamland and would discover that 15 minutes later, and then the cycle would repeat. Because I had such poor attention skills in the classroom, I easily got overwhelmed with homework and studying so for the most part, I just outright didn't do it.

    I pushed myself in high school, at least the first two years, and got As in advanced courses and my sophomore year, for the first time in my life, got all As and one B (in math...). My last two years I just got sick of high school and hated it with my essence, so my grades began slacking again. In college, I didn't know what I wanted to do so I had no motivation... Plus, depression and anxiety started kicking back in so I just didn't have it in me to try. I failed most of my second semester courses. I also got officially diagnosed as autistic and ADD several months ago, at the age of 21, so that might explain a lot of it. Had I gotten the diagnosis as a child, I could've gotten the help I needed and perhaps my teachers would've been more understanding.

    I took two years off from college, and now I'm back, part-time, trying to become a CNA as my first step into a career in nursing. It's nearing the end, and I have an A+ in my class, and believe that my nursing instructors have respect for me, at least to some degree.

    I owe it all to my family and my husband, who believe in my capabilities and have constantly supported me, even though I would deny my intelligence and cognitive abilities everyday. I know they got sick of it at times, but also I think they were happy to support me.

    I've gotten better at "taking matters into my own hands"- not complaining anymore, knowing that it's up to me to take control of my future, and to have confidence in knowing that I'll either get it or I won't, and if I don't, then I have the confidence to know that I'll for d*mn sure find a way and make myself get it. Next month my husband and I are moving across the country, and I'll have like 3 pre-req classes left to take and a TEAS exam until I can apply for nursing school. I'm so excited!!! I just gotta remember to keep my butt in line and study.
  8. by   Nakaa00001
    I am sad, I failed my block 2. I am 40 y/0 andIi want this so bad. I am so ashamed that I have not told my family or college sisters. I have had like three graduate and yet this will be my second time round. I want this but I am starting think maybe I am not smart enough to be a nurse. I trust the Lord but have weak faith. This is the last on my education bucket list and i cant get past block 2.
    Please encourage, I want this I do.

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