If nursing doesn't work out

  1. It's crazy how I never honestly truly gave it a thought that I would need to come up with a plan B if nursing doesn't happen. I have never put that question in my head but from hearing from a close personal friend of mine had failed her med surg class or was it labor and delivery? Either way she failed by a couple of points but the program allowed her a second chance to have her do better. But still I never really gave myself another option as if I do not want to end up being dropped from the program. Now I'm here just thinking like should I start with a plan B? Has anyone ever done this?
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   PurpleLover
    I do not have a plan B because I feel like nursing is my destiny.
  4. by   2k15NurseExtern4u
    I wouldnt go so far as to call it my destiny, but its def something I drilled in my mind would happen for me. BUT if it doesnt, an undergrad in community health is my plan B since I only have about 6 classes left to complete the degree. Then perhaps pursue a master's in Occupational therapy.
  5. by   sbaker935
    I think if it's something you truly want to do for your career and it's your passion, go for it! Don't quit, just keep on trying. It WILL happen. Just have faith
  6. by   ScientistSalarian
    Sure, I have a Plan B. Also a Plan B, C, D and E. I'm doing well in my program and have no intention of failing out but having about eight contingency plans ready to go at any given time is just my personality.
  7. by   PurpleLover
    Quote from Bea40448
    I wouldnt go so far as to call it my destiny, but its def something I drilled in my mind would happen for me. BUT if it doesnt, an undergrad in community health is my plan B since I only have about 6 classes left to complete the degree. Then perhaps pursue a master's in Occupational therapy.
    Understandable.

    That is why I put my in front of destiny so people would not think I was saying it should be everyones destiny.
  8. by   LadyFree28
    I failed an ADN program, worked as a CNA for years, went to PN school, worked as an LPN for about 5 years when I entered into a BSN program, and have been an RN for 18 months.

    Setbacks, at least to me are always a position for a comeback.

    OP, you have to decide your destination and run your own race; if this is the only path for you, and you have a setback; then know that many have setbacks and continue down their path, most times with better knowledge and lessons learned.
  9. by   RunBabyRN
    I don't think there's much of a need to have a backup plan unless YOU start to see a reason in your own life. I don't really have a backup plan, but I have enough other experience that if, God forbid, something stood in my way, I'd be able to make it work. But I have a very strong passion for what I'm doing, and I would be absolutely devastated if it somehow didn't work out.
  10. by   Caribbean Character
    I am 44 years old and just finished my first semester in nursing. I spent 20 years as an over the road truck driver so nursing is a second career for me. I quit driving for two reasons, #1 was health reasons (three heart attacks) and #2 was I finally have a home and a lady who wants me there so after 20 years I no longer want to be gone for weeks at a time. Unlike the 20-somethings in my program, I can't afford to not succeed in this program. If I don't make it through then I have no choice but to return to truck driving. Not. Going. To. Happen.
  11. by   studentnurse9806
    My plan b was to be a stripper. Fortunately, I passed nursing school. Lol
  12. by   Bubbly26
    If nursing school doesn't work out then I guess I will go back to graduate school and finish up my Masters in psychology. I only had a year left.
  13. by   Fearless_leader
    My plan B was to be a stripper. Fortunately, I passed nursing school. Lol

    Mine too. just joking.

    My plan B is to get into another nursing program. The reason why I say that is because I was told the school I'm attending has a very intense program. However to me they all are.
  14. by   2k15NurseExtern4u
    The escort business is a very lucrative one. Lol JUST KIDDING YALL

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