How many of you had to repeat a semester

  1. Hey guys,

    I have to repeat a semester because I did not do well in two courses. I had many personal issues to deal with and to top it all I am not very good at taking tests. I am planning to be enrolled in a workshop at school that addresses study skills and anxiety. I am bent on doing well in school and so I will do anything in my power to improve my grades.

    Please pray for me.

    Ann .
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  3. by   wrmbreeze
    Quote from annmarei
    Hey guys,

    I have to repeat a semester because I did not do well in two courses. I had many personal issues to deal with and to top it all I am not very good at taking tests. I am planning to be enrolled in a workshop at school that addresses study skills and anxiety. I am bent on doing well in school and so I will do anything in my power to improve my grades.

    Please pray for me.

    Ann .
    I am going to have to repeat a semester also. I am sorry that you are going through this. Its hard to study and do everything that you can do and then you take the tests and fail. I know exactly how you feel and I'll pray for you as I am praying for myself. Hope you get through this.
  4. by   giftedRN
    Thank you very much! Breeze, I was very depressed but now that I am not alone this has built up my self confidence. We will get through this. God has brought us this far and he will not leave us now!

    Ann
  5. by   Gompers
    A good friend of mine during nursing school had to repeat a semester. She had major test anxiety and once she got some help with that, she did much better. She knew her stuff, esp in clinicals, but just over-analyzed all the tests and ran out of time usually. One of the deans actually told her to consider a new career!!! For her preceptorship, she had to fight to get into CCU because she had failed med-surg and pharmacology that first time around and the school didn't think she could hack it.

    She showed them. The CCU hired her before she even graduated, and they never hire new grads. She was just that good.

    So stay positive!!!
  6. by   RN-BamaStudent
    You are not alone. I won't know whether I have to repeat a course or not until next week, but if I do, it isn't for lack of studying! Usually we have three tests in the same week, and it's hard cramming all of the material in such a short period of time. Just the fact that you were accepted into nursing school, shows you are smart. Most people in my class came in with a 4.0, and feel like a failure when they can't keep it up. We had three classes this past semester ~ psychosocial, advanced pharm, and med-surg. II. Most of the time we would have new material in each class to learn within one week before a test in each class. Some people can cram better than others, and I'm one that can't . It has definitely affected my self-esteem, but I've decided that I won't let it get to me, because I know that I am smart enough to do this. I just have to find a better way of studying, and a way to cut down on anxiety when I'm taking the tests. One thing I've found that has helped me is playing around with the NCLEX CD's. If I don't have to repeat one of those classes, I'll be taking PEDS & OB in the summer, and I plan to go over those subjects with my CD's before even getting into the class, since we have 3 weeks off. How do they handle letting you know if you have to repeat a class? I hate the way they do it in our school! The DON calls anyone that has to repeat a class to let them know, problem is, we never know when that call will come, they said it could be one week or longer. So now every time the phone rings I'm a nervous wreck. I feel that I did pretty good on the finals, I just didn't have as much of a cushion going into one of them as I would have liked. If I have to repeat one, I'll look at it as beneficial for my patients when I do become a nurse. We are only allowed to repeat one class, so I will have to work harder to make sure I'm not in this situation again. I just hate that repeating means one semester longer to graduate! I may have to change RN graduate in December 2004 to May 2005 .
    Last edit by RN-BamaStudent on May 6, '04

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