If nursing doesn't work out
- 0Dec 28, '13 by JamjamsIt'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?
- 0Dec 28, '13 by Bea40448I 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.
- 0Dec 29, '13 by PurpleLoverQuote from Bea40448Understandable.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.
That is why I put my in front of destiny so people would not think I was saying it should be everyones destiny.
- 2Dec 29, '13 by LadyFree28I 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.
- 0Dec 29, '13 by RunBabyRN, BSN, RNI 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.
- 0Dec 29, '13 by Caribbean CharacterI 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.