I failed my adult health test can I appeal

  1. This is my first topic I had an average test as 76.9 the passing grade is 78 before going to HESi test (final test). I needed an 84 to pass but there was a delay to get my computer ready. I do have accommodation already because of my test anxiety. I could not start until 45 minutes of the starting time, even though I got extended time but I was so anxious before taking the exam because of this delay and try many times. Now I failed my exam I got 72 can I do appealing and ask the dean to look at this problem and please is there anyone can help me to write a good letter for me since the English is not my first languge. I feel my dreams of being a nurse just ending because of this


    Thanks
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   Simplistic
    What are you trying to appeal? You took a test and failed.
  4. by   shibaowner
    If I understand the OP, you had some computer issues and started the test 45 minutes late. However, if you still got the full amount of time to take the test, then I don't see any grounds for appeal. If you did not get the full amount of time to take the test, then you can appeal. Either way, you need to meet with your professor and your academic advisor to figure out next steps.
  5. by   2bnurse 1983
    I believe this computer problem added more to my anxiety which I already have that's what I tried to say thanks
  6. by   C0SM0
    No one on this board will be able to tell you rather or not you can appeal. You need to talk to the administrators at your school to find the answers you're looking for.
  7. by   Here.I.Stand
    Quote from nurse 1983
    I believe this computer problem added more to my anxiety which I already have that's what I tried to say thanks
    There are fifty million things that add to our stress as nurses, and there are no accommodations in life-and-death emergencies. Your advisor is the only one who can answer your question, but I would STRONGLY encourage you to get some professional help for your anxiety.
  8. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    Quote from Here.I.Stand
    There are fifty million things that add to our stress as nurses, and there are no accommodations in life-and-death emergencies. Your advisor is the only one who can answer your question, but I would STRONGLY encourage you to get some professional help for your anxiety.
    As someone who also has generalized anxiety disorder, I agree with this. You have to find ways to overcome and adapt, because the world isn't going to adapt to you.
  9. by   direw0lf
    I know you would have maybe liked a bit more sympathy and agreement but as someone who also experiences test anxiety (but not GAD) I will just offer some suggestions as to what helps me.

    1. Don't drink coffee or other sources of caffeine before an exam. This can make the anxiety worse.
    2. Eat a small high protein meal beforehand so your carb levels don't spike (anxiety) then crash.
    3. Deep breathe and focus. I was taking a standardized test one time, and anxiety was getting he best of me but I recognized it...it stopped taking the test for a few minutes and forced myself to center. When you recognize it too which is important to be able to do, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. There are lots of techniques you can read like some say to squeeze/tense then relax each muscle in your body one by one. But anyway I went back to my exam and when I reviewed my score I had an A...the first 7 questions in a row were wrong, that I had done before I centered myself.

    So no I don't think you have a case to appeal but you do have a chance to do better and pass nursing school.
  10. by   emmjayy
    Unfortunately, I don't see any grounds to appeal this. I don't think it would be best for you, OP, to have a successful appeal in this situation. It sounds like your anxiety is overwhelming and like you need some resources in order to successfully navigate the anxiety that comes with nursing school (not to mention that comes with being responsible for the care of x number of patients on the floor). Instead of appealing the test, perhaps it would be better to approach the dean about getting more help for this issue. The problem was not the test, I am having a hard time believing that this situation alone was the sole reason you missed the grade you needed by 12 points.
  11. by   LovingLife123
    Maybe you could if you had a pass Ming average going into the test, but you didn't. And you scored pretty darn close to your average. I fail to see how the test starting late had anything to do with you failing.
  12. by   Mavrick
    Quote from nurse 1983
    I feel my dreams of being a nurse just ending because of this
    By your user name I thought you were already a nurse.
  13. by   2bnurse 1983
    will be
  14. by   elkpark
    Quote from nurse 1983
    will be
    The site's TOS, which you agreed to when you joined, state that you cannot use in your username any titles or credentials you don't actually hold, like "nurse."

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