Man I am so sorry to hear that this happened. Lesson learned DON'T FORGET YOUR WATCH AND CARRY AN EXTRA ONE!
Anyway, while writing your letter I would admit everything as it happened truthfully.
-Yes you forgot your watch.
-Yes you pulled out your cell phone and tried hiding it to try and take the pulse because you thought you would be further reprimanded for taking out your phone.
-Admit you were irresponsible
in your actions. Admit that you should NOT
have tried rushing to get the pulse with a cell phone timer. Admit that you should have gone up to your instructor and told her you were UNABLE to take the pulse because you did not have a watch.
-Note how IMPORTANT
this nursing program is to you and how you have worked hard for three years to get to this point and that you did not want to mess it up three weeks before graduation which is why you didn't take the pulse correctly.
-Speak with the dean maybe? Or whoever is head of the program you're in.
-Basically just say that you took the pulse to the best of your ability without having a watch handy.
I dunno..... this might be really tough to pull yourself out of.... either way you will have to kiss some serious *** and they still may not take you back. Not only this nursing program but I would assume ALL nursing programs
would have done the same thing, if not kicked you out than definitely reprimanded you in some way shape or form. Depends on a lot of things.