I didn't make it.... - page 2

Hi everyone, I know I haven't been around in awhile and I apologize for that. It's been an intense first semester of nursing school. The bad news is that I checked my grades this... Read More

  1. by   SarasotaRN2b
    [font=Comic Sans MS]I'm really sorry, but like the others, I'm sure that you will come back strong. Question for you: Do you know see what you could have done differently? The best thing that I can say is that it happened in your first semester instead of a later semester. It'll be easier to change your study habits than if you had just passed all along until your very last semester.

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  2. by   stressgal
    I am so sorry that things didn't work out this go around. To give you some perspective, I have an Instructor who had to repete a quarter when she was in school. She went on to have a great nursing career and is now a full time instructor. As long as you have the drive, you will get to where you want to be. Hang in there!
    I too wonder if your school has an option for you to return at a later date. At my community college you can receive a D once and then reapply. Something to think about.
    Good luck and happy holidays!
  3. by   kercha
    Sorry to hear you didn't pass your class, never give up on your dream, maybe next time you may want to join a study group, I still have memories of nsg school, they were times I even consider changing my major, :angryfire :uhoh21: I developed study techniques, and studied with some of the smarter skills, it sure help. I have graduated now 5 years now.
  4. by   RN2Bin05
    Quote from manna
    Fatima - I'm so sorry to hear that!

    Does your school not have a retention-type program where you can sit out and try the course again next year?
    Hi Fatima!

    I was wondering the same thing when I read your post. I know at our school, you're allowed to fail any one semester and still be in the program. After two failures, you're gone.

    What's your program's policy?

    Best of luck next time 'round!

    mitchell
  5. by   Saved_by_Grace
    [font=lucida sans unicode]fatima, (((hugs)))
    [font=lucida sans unicode]i'm sorry it didn't work out as you had planned but i'm with everyone else on this one. you have a positive attitude and i am sure that you will do just great next time around. i had to withdraw earlier this semester and my school has the retention program that someone else mentioned in this thread, where they will let you start the program again the next year, and that's what i'm doing, going back in fall2005. you might check into that with your school that way you don't have to test again and you will automatically have a spot in the next class. good luck to you and i'm sure that you will make an excellent nurse!
  6. by   Jen2
    (((HUGS FATIMA))) I can imagine how hard this must be for you, but your courage, attitude and determination will get you through it. It will happen for you. Keep up that positive attitude and you'll be a fantastic nurse.
  7. by   renerian
    I have been in hard times with school and life. Sometimes if you take a step back, reflect and redefine deterimination in your mind you can step forward more informed about the complexity of nursing school. My son is in nursing school and so is his wife and they work full time and are dog dead tired. I remember as I had to do the same. My hubby is also a nurse so all of us have walked the walk.

    Maybe talking about your study habits would be good here/catch some tips and also have you thought about what kind of learner you are? I am an auditory learner and at times actually close my eyes when I am listening to something. I got my BS/MS distance education/very hard and complex classes/nutriton almost 100% science......so it was hard for me but I grew in another way of learning/visual. I do educational presentations and ask the group sometimes if I don't know them how they learn so I know how to present to the group as far as speaking or visual aids.

    I hope this helps you in some way,

    renerian
  8. by   fnimat1
    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement. I'm just replying to your post mainly because I got my computer fixed this morning...talk about catching up...lol. As far as my school having a retention program....they only way that I'll be able to enter the RN program again is if I take the LPN option (which is for 22 mths)...pass the course and the state boards, get licensed and work for 3 months...apply to the school again for the 1 yr. RN route. It sounds great but the course is only offered from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m....Monday through Friday...and that's just not an option for me...I have 4 children. But I did contact the school that I got accepted to along with my present CC and they told me that I"m still on the list and that my application is still active. They want me to take a course or two and wait for my invitation...it's by invitation only... ...they go according to my gpa...although my gpa went down for the Fall 2004 semester...they are only going by the transcript that I sent to them last year...at that point I had a 3.45 gpa. I was seriously considering taking a few courses at my current CC, just to bring my gpa back up...I want to apply to a second school (just to have my options open). I do know they are definitely going to want to see my current transcript. I am recieving fa at my current CC and I don't want to waste. And that out-of-county CC that I was considering...I was going to take a course. What do you all think? I"ll be paying for it myself..it's not illegal to do this is it???


    Hugs,
    Fatima
  9. by   cparrish
    I'm very sorry! We lost one this past semester and it was hard seeing her go, but I will tell you as I told her....she will come back and do great! We have had some that had failed and came back with us this past semester and did great. In fact, one student in particular went from a D to a high B! So hang in there....you will do it!
  10. by   Maggie in NC
    Fatima, ((((BIG HUGS!!!)))))

    Do what YOU have to do to make your dream come true! I'd try to get my GPA up and regardless. It's only going to help you. Is it possible to retake the class you got a "D" in next semester even if you're not part of the program? (Some schools allow that). If not, find a couple of easy classes that will fulfill your long term requirements and take 'em! Then go to the other school! You have such a positive attitude, I'm sure you'll be fine. Keep us posted on what you decide to do!!

    Best of luck and don't lose sight of your dream!!
  11. by   fnimat1
    Thanks for the hugs Maggie... . I wish I could take Nursing 107 over....lol. The course is divided into 3 sections.....Clinical (which is Pass or Fail...I am proud to say that I did pass.), Laboratory Skills (is also Pass or Fail...and I passed also). I got the D in the Lecture/Theory portion of the course.....I found out yesterday that I didn't make it by 2 points..... ...2 points.....I feel like crying. . But I'm not going to cry....this will only make me stronger. I only hope and pray that there will be more faculty support at my next school. I saw a lot of nepotism and favortism going on with many of my professors.

    Fatima



    Quote from Maggie in NC
    Fatima, ((((BIG HUGS!!!)))))

    Do what YOU have to do to make your dream come true! I'd try to get my GPA up and regardless. It's only going to help you. Is it possible to retake the class you got a "D" in next semester even if you're not part of the program? (Some schools allow that). If not, find a couple of easy classes that will fulfill your long term requirements and take 'em! Then go to the other school! You have such a positive attitude, I'm sure you'll be fine. Keep us posted on what you decide to do!!

    Best of luck and don't lose sight of your dream!!

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