If You Dont Pass a Class, Your Out?

  1. I am taking my pre reqs now but read a post that mentioned because the poster received a D in the class he/she will have to apply to a different nursing school. Is that how it is at every school? You cant just retake the particular class at the current school?

    Cheryl
    mom to 3
    applying to nursing school in 2 years
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   mom2michael
    In the program I'm starting on the 10th, you can't advance to the next semester w/o completing all your classes and completing there means passing w/a "C"....so if you get a "D" you are done there and you must leave the program.

    It works the same with co-reqs too because you are required to have Micro by no later than the start of your 2nd year and you are required to have a "C" in Micro...so if you don't get the C, you can't start your 2nd year of nursing classes and you are asked to leave the program.
  4. by   cdietrich404
    Quote from mom2michael
    In the program I'm starting on the 10th, you can't advance to the next semester w/o completing all your classes and completing there means passing w/a "C"....so if you get a "D" you are done there and you must leave the program.

    It works the same with co-reqs too because you are required to have Micro by no later than the start of your 2nd year and you are required to have a "C" in Micro...so if you don't get the C, you can't start your 2nd year of nursing classes and you are asked to leave the program.

    Can you reapply at that same school? And if so, do you have to take all the classes you have already taken, and passed, over again?

    Cheryl
  5. by   stressgal
    In our program, you must finish with an 80% in the nursing classes and 70% in the co-reqs. These are both considered a C. If you do not receive a passing grade in a nursing course you are "out of the program". You then need to reapply and ask for forgivness. It is then up to the selection committee. If you then fail to pass a second nursing class, you are out of the program and cannot receive a degree from the college in Nursing. The co-reqs you may retake at your discretion, but many of them fall in a certain order and are pre-reqs for nursing classes.
  6. by   Saved_by_Grace
    I'm sure it's prob different at every school but I didn't pass the math portion of my pharmocology class. So I had to leave the program and am going back next year as a returning student to the program. I wasn't very far in to the semester though. But yea I'm doing all the nursing classes over.
  7. by   cparrish
    At our school, you must complete one full semester (we have 4 total) with a C or better to advance to the next semester and you can only repeat a semester or withdrawal one time or you are out. The only chance you have to get back at the same school is to go through the LPN program (12 month program) and reapply to the R.N. program. You can then challenge to the 2nd or 3rd semester depending on the challenge test score. At another local college with an A.D.N. program, they have their semester courses split up. You can pass one part of it and fail another and still stay in yet you have to pass it to graduate. I'm sure there are limits to that as well, but I'm not sure what they are. If minimum grades are not met on co-reqs by the set deadlines, then you cannot advance to the next semester until they are met, which at our school, would make you have to wait one year to enter that semester. Hope this helps.
  8. by   nursingismydream
    At our school you must pass everything with a B- or better. If not you are out of the program and can not continue on until the following year when you will have to start all over again. Your name is placed at the bottom of the list. You can only start the following year if there is a slot left for you. For example if out of 70 slots, the program only fills 60 slots, then you are allowed back in. If all the slots are filled then you have to wait. This goes for prereqs as well. You only get 2 chances.
  9. by   mom2michael
    Quote from cdietrich404
    Can you reapply at that same school? And if so, do you have to take all the classes you have already taken, and passed, over again?

    Cheryl

    I've been told it's easier to go and apply at the University and see if they will take you than to try and get back into the program. More students leave the program I'm in on their own accord than fail though...
  10. by   not now
    My school is set up in modules, if you don't pass one you don't continue. Second semester (which I just finished) consists of endocrine, GU, GI, musculo-skeletal, pediatrics and integumentary. Instead of taking all those classes at once we lecture on one class for 8-10 days straight (test every day). On the last day you take a final and move on to the next module but ony if you passed.

    If you didn't pass the module you can't go on, you are also dropped from clinical. Then you have to wait until the next semester to get in only if there is room for you. I felt bad for those who failed the first module they had to basically wait an entire semester doing nothing just to see if they could try again.
  11. by   mavnurse
    At my school, you can fail 2 classes before being kicked out for good and having to apply somewhere else. However, the way the classes are scheduled puts you behind a full semester if you do fail something since every class is a prereq for another class and ______ has to be taken simultaneously with ________ and so on.
  12. by   LilPeanut
    AFAIK at my school, you must get a B or better or you're out. No ifs ands or buts.
  13. by   RegisteredNurse06
    Quote from stressgal
    In our program, you must finish with an 80% in the nursing classes and 70% in the co-reqs. These are both considered a C. If you do not receive a passing grade in a nursing course you are "out of the program". You then need to reapply and ask for forgivness. It is then up to the selection committee. If you then fail to pass a second nursing class, you are out of the program and cannot receive a degree from the college in Nursing. The co-reqs you may retake at your discretion, but many of them fall in a certain order and are pre-reqs for nursing classes.
    That's pretty much how it is at my school. We are required to pass each nursing course with at least 80% BUT, at our school, that is a B. All pre and co-requisite classes must be passed with a C, which is 70%. If you don't pass a nursing course with at least an 80, you're out and must reapply for readmission and retake the course you failed. If you fail another nursing course, you're out and there's no readmission to the nursing program.
  14. by   wonderbee
    Not all programs are alike. Mine will give a second chance. I know quite a few students who have been retained to repeat a semester. There is no third chance.

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