I have decided to quit

  1. After studying every minute, and thinking that I understand this stuff I failed (69) my 2nd test. I do not know what else to do. I have put my family 2nd and it still is not good enough. I have to pay back my scholarship money from the LTC facility I work at I am not sure how I will do that. I will continue to work as a CNA there possibly go full time 3rd shift. I gave it my all and I failed.
    Thank you for listening and good luck to everyone.
    Lee D
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   gerry79
    Please dont give up!!! I had a person in my class who scored in the low 50's on a couple of test and she graduated with me 2 months ago. Have you sought help??? I know that its grueling but please dont quit. Make them throw you out!!!
  4. by   sddlnscp
    I am so sorry Lee. ((((HUGS)))) Are you sure you don't want to give it a further try? Many schools offer free tutoring and I know several of the students in my class have done that and it helped them tremendously. They have gone from failing to passing. You might check into it before you decide to quit alltogether.

    I know how stressful this all is, so I know that you will know in your heart the best thing to do for yourself and for your family. Take care of yourself and best of luck to you whichever path life leads you in!
  5. by   Jolie
    I'm sorry to read this, Lee.

    Best to you and your family.

    Your former neighbor
  6. by   Achoo!
    Have you looked into tutoring? It seems a bit early to give up just yet if it is your passion. I wish you the best.
  7. by   moongirl
    dont. please. hang in there
    I have a girl in my class that the first 3 semesters she barely barely passed. Like passing is 75% and she would get 75.1, seriously. And she has worked as a CNA and is awesome in clinicals. But testing, she was terrible. One of the instructors last semester sat down with her and went over her tests, trying to determine why she was choosing the wrong answers. THe next test she got an 86 on, and since then she has been staying in the 80's. We graduate in May and of everyone in the class, I am most proud of her.
  8. by   caliotter3
    My school had an instructor who held the title of retention coordinator. She worked wonders in helping people make it. Do not give up without searching every avenue for assistance. If you haven't failed out with that one test score, stay in, go for help, fight for it. Please try again. You owe it to yourself not to quit.
  9. by   llg
    I agree with the others that you should first investigate what services are available at your school that might be able to help you. Sometimes, people just need a little help before they catch on and can "fly" on their own. Don't be too proud to ask for whatever help that might be available.

    However, if ... after exploring the options to get help ...you still feel that it is best for you and your family that you withdraw from school, then that is what you should do and I wish you the best of luck in whatever you decide to do after that.
  10. by   allthingsbright
    Please make sure you don't quit based on emotions alone! Try to step back and look at the big picture...

    The hard thing about nursing school exams is that you can know all the material, but if you don't do well answering NCLEX style questions, then you will do poorly on the tests.

    Have you talked to your instructors about tutoring for taking nursing tests?? What about working on NCLEX questions at home while you study?

    I understand feeling like you want to quit. Don't be hasty--but only you know whats best for you and your family. Best wishes!
  11. by   JaxiaKiley
    Have you looked into tutoring? Maybe it will help to get a different perspective on the materials?

    My best to you, whatever you decide.
  12. by   Larabelle
    Do not give up!!! When I began nursing school I had never even heard of a suppository. I was horrible at studying, taking tests etc. However I slowly learned. So what that you did poorly on the test. Do not let that be a reason to give up. I agree with the others that you should seek tutoring.
    Keep studying and send up lots and lots of prayers.

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