I flunked out of clinical today.. - page 8

by Student2001 | 17,879 Views | 77 Comments

I`m devastated.. This was my last semester.. 3 weeks away from graduation. What happened is I didn`t have my watch for clinical and that was a break in dress code.. and when I went to take a vital sign i was confronted with the... Read More


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    You can try contacting other schools in the area to see if there is the option to repeat your final semester. See if your present school will permit you to re-enroll the next semester to finish up one semester late.[/QUOTE]


    yeah that`s what i`m waiting for.. the school is meeting over whether I can come back into the program next semester.. i will know by late december.. i really am praying for this because otherwise it`s going to be a lot more costly AND take a lot longer if I have to start with another school. i`m just depressed over the whole matter. hopefully everything works out
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    Hopefully you will be given the option to return in the next semester as that seems it would not only be the most economical but best option of all.

    Take a breath and maybe come up with a "plan of action" how to move forward. Another student in a similar situation (only in that problem in clinical...took a photo during an OR case with her cell phone) created a plan of action, including speaking to the next semesters of students about where she went wrong and how to prevent errors in judgement in the future. Apparently the board felt it showed remorse and initiative as well as a productive way to prevent future issues. If nothing else, it might be something to do other than hurry up and wait while the school determines your fate.

    Good luck.
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    That is an awesome idea.. I sent an email to the admin that I would be willing to do that .. anyone know any other ideas? I`m really nervous because that decision is coming soon.. can`t believe 3 years of my life could potentially have been a waste... It still hasn`t really sunk in
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    I'm really sorry for you!!! I would forget my watch for clinicals too but there were physical old school clocks on the wall and the digital thermometers had a timer option. The major problem was that you pulled out your cellphone. There were other options that you could have taken and make sure to apologize a ton about your mistakes. I think you should do to the best of your ability to get accepted again for another semester. Hopefully you'll take it as a second chance and ace your nursing program!
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    I failed out of clinical too. I'm still working on a plan for re-entry to the RN program. I have some options available, but I want to end up with my ADN/RN. Tough road, to be sure. I failed out because of a lot of little things, that while none affected patient care in the least, added up to me failing the clinical. I was supposed to graduate in May. Now I won't. It's at least a year or two off now. I just hope that I can get things back up and moving quickly.
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    i didn`t make it back in.. my re-admission was denied because 1- didn`t handle the situation properly, and 2- tried to hide my use of cell phone .. and because i hid the phone which would have been OK to have in our clinical the teacher was able to effectively prove that she was watching me the whole time from the other end of the hall and did not see me with a watch or cell phone timer while checking the vital sign so i was committing dishonesty since there was no other way to time the vital sign.

    well.. i`m stumped and not sure what else to do. anyone know of a program that i can get into that is accredited that will still have me and is valid for PA?.. and won`t take forever to get? .. this is such a disappointment
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    Best of luck in overcoming this obstacle.
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    Quote from Student2001
    i didn`t make it back in.. my re-admission was denied because 1- didn`t handle the situation properly, and 2- tried to hide my use of cell phone .. and because i hid the phone which would have been OK to have in our clinical the teacher was able to effectively prove that she was watching me the whole time from the other end of the hall and did not see me with a watch or cell phone timer while checking the vital sign so i was committing dishonesty since there was no other way to time the vital sign.

    well.. i`m stumped and not sure what else to do. anyone know of a program that i can get into that is accredited that will still have me and is valid for PA?.. and won`t take forever to get? .. this is such a disappointment
    Student2001 you still around? Know this thread old just wondering if everything worked out...


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