Horrible day at school - page 3

Umm I had pretty much the worst day EVER! I found out today, by letter, not by face to face, that I am failing one of my classes at school. And what makes me mad is that I am in the RN... Read More

  1. by   Sarah LnDHopes
    Quote from Hopefull2009
    I'm glad you pulled that up in 15 hours from your original post.
    She said she had 74% of 54 pts, so she had 40/54, and that she had 6 possible pts to receive in class the next day. If she got those points she should have 46/60 or 76.6%...

    To the OP, I hope you can learn from this lesson that every little point does count, even when it seems like its just 1 or 2 pts...I learned that lesson the hard way a few times while completing my first degree.

    Good luck from now on :wink2:
    Last edit by Sarah LnDHopes on Mar 29, '07
  2. by   tootsie29
    I go to a university where nursing students are written up for missing class without a doctor's note or a death in the family. One student was written up for "unprofessional conduct" when a professor heard her referring to herself as "retarded." Three write-ups, and you are booted out the door.

    Nursing school is hardcore for a reason... to prepare you for your career!
  3. by   TeresaB930
    Amen!
  4. by   RN BSN 2009
    Quote from ZooKeeper247
    I thought it was a pre-req that your checking account be teetering on the brink of overdraft while your wallet cowers in a corner licking it's wounds :spin:
    true that!
  5. by   luv2shopp85
    thank you sarah0119, for clarifying that for me !
  6. by   I_am_Julia
    :yeahthat:
    Quote from caroladybelle
    Some of us obey the old phrase, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all". Otherwise, we will be accused of "eating our young".

    I can say that after your post, I can definitely understand why your instructor didn't talk to you but handed you the letter. Rude but understandable.
  7. by   cherokeesummer
    Quote from tootsie29
    I go to a university where nursing students are written up for missing class without a doctor's note or a death in the family. One student was written up for "unprofessional conduct" when a professor heard her referring to herself as "retarded." Three write-ups, and you are booted out the door.

    Nursing school is hardcore for a reason... to prepare you for your career!
    Oh yeah I can attest to those kinds of things...I got written up when my mother died. I missed one weekend b/c she was dying and I went to see her (she lived in another state). Then it just happened that she passed away on clinical weekend morning, around 2am. I intended on going to clinical but my instructor called me and said please don't come. She made sense, probably would not have been in a good mind. So I didn't come.

    A few days later was her funeral, I missed night lecture for that I believe. So I got a write up about a week or two later for missing the time. The teacher said she did not agree with it but that they had to do it b/c other students got written up for being sick and they would complain if I didn't get written up. I think thats bs, b/c one they should not know whether I got written up or not and two being sick and having your 53 years young mother die are two totally different things.

    So anyway my whole point was yeah, schools do some weird things!

    Amy
    Semester 6 of 6 - RN school
  8. by   HeartsOpenWide
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    There's not a whole lot of people in nursing school rolling in the money.
    I know. A class mate of mine had to drop out. She was a single mother of 2. Lost her car and almost lost her house before she had to drop out. There is not spoon feeding of any kind in nursing school
  9. by   charlies
    A classmate of mine had major surgery and missed the entire unit last quarter. She took all of the tests in the hospital last quarter and is making up the clinical time during this unit. She will graduate with all of us this May. I guess not all schools are the same, although its really not surprising.

    During our last fundraiser I donated $200 so I wouldn't have to do any of the actual work.
  10. by   PedsNurse322
    Maybe I sound mad and like a little kid? I'm 21 years old, in nursing school, broke as ever, and I spent $400 on a plane ticket that is probably nonrefundable. Why wouldn't I be angry? I'm sorry but I do not have money like this to be wasting.
    I'm 42 years old, in nursing school, and broke as ever. Welcome to the real world, kid.
  11. by   moongirl
    Quote from 2008RN2B
    I'm 42 years old, in nursing school, and broke as ever. Welcome to the real world, kid.
    me too! add 3 kids into that mix and you have my story as well. If i had an extra $400 it sure wouldnt be spent on a NSNA convention
  12. by   PedsNurse322
    me too! add 3 kids into that mix and you have my story as well. If i had an extra $400 it sure wouldnt be spent on a NSNA convention
    Two kids here... I forgot that little wallet-drainer!

    $400? Let's see... I have a tooth that's needed a crown for about 4 months... need new glasses... A trip to Cali? LOLOLOL... Oh to be 21 again.
  13. by   PedsNurse322
    Listen, luv2shopp - I'm not trying to dog ya... but you're a kid, and life is going to throw you all kinds of curveballs, and life also isn't always "fair". Learning to take responsibility for your actions, learning to prioritize things... that comes with time, and you have a whole lot of that ahead of you. :-) Peace...

    ~ Laurie

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