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- May 11, '12 by EmTheNewRNQuote from Ashley, PICU RNAshley, that's a bit of a stretch. You have no idea how many students had problems with the college's math. My progam's math help was atrocious - I was fortunate to already know how to calculate most of the problems. If the rules are not the same each time you are tested, the results are not valid. If the college changed their policy due to OP's protests, clearly the higher-ups thought she had valid concerns. And you CAN challenge NCLEX results if you fail due to an incorrectly scored question. That's not special treatment, that's fair treatment.Nobody else seemed to have a problem, even though "math wasn't reinforced" in their classes either. But you complained, and they let you retest. You know, if you fail the NCLEX by one point, there aren't going to be any exceptions made for you. Even if you complain about how the test was written or structured... You most likely went to a perfectly fine, accredited program, but you didn't like their policies.
Trail Blazer, as for (almost) failing due to illness, I feel ya (been there, done that), but that really is how things go. Same with the 7-point grading system. Do you really want nurses out there who can't swing a C average?
Isn't it in your best interest to spend a few hundred on the English class (which you knew was needed ahead of time), finish the degree, and thumb your nose at them later?
- May 11, '12 by ISeeYou3100Seriously?!?! suck it up and carry on!! If you truly wanted to finish your degree, you could have taken the English class after the fact and still gotten your diploma. There seems to be more underlying issues here than what is presented in your post.
And you know what? Each school will have policies that we dont like. Just like each employer will probably have a policy you dont like.
- May 11, '12 by caliotter3Quote from brilloheadI would have taken the stupid class and been done with it. If only an English class stood between me and my goal!So you wasted all that time and money and got NOTHING?
Why not just take the *******' English class and then graduate?
This makes no sense to me.... like there's a lot more to the story that we haven't been told.
- May 12, '12 by DazglueAnd was it a remedial English? All English classes don't transfer, and depending on how long it has been, the entire English course may have changed and is no longer accepted.
- May 12, '12 by mz.snuggly1I would have just taken that English class! There is no way in heck that I would have spent all my time and money on my goals and just quit! If you get in another nursing program they may require that you take that English class when you could have taken it then and been done with it! Some thing you just have to suck up!
- May 12, '12 by Wrench PartyShell out a few hundred bucks for the English class at a local community college. Make sure it transferred.
Graduate. Sit NCLEX, get on with life.
- May 12, '12 by ColleenRN2BTo decry an entire schools nursing programs based on the difficulties you faced seems a bit harsh. While I feel for you in regards to the missed English class, it seems like an easy fix: swallow your pride and take the damn class!
You had certain difficulties, to be sure, with your personal tribulations ie: divorce, single parenting, health issues, but I think maybe you'd be surprised that many others face those same hurdles--I can think of 2 from my nursing class alone.
I get the impression that you were a familiar face in the Dean's office when something didn't go your way. Appealing the math? That is a absolute clinical failure for at least one person a year in my school. Missing too many clincal hours? That will cause a student to fail a clinical here too. I get the feeling that you may have left a bad taste in the mouth of the powers that be at your particular college.
Again, my thoughts are to put on your big girl panties, kick the snot out of that English class and be done with it!
- May 14, '12 by onepowerfulladySounds like a lot of broke back camels out there.... Someone should take em out of their misery! I can't believe you quit for one English class! Now you are going to pay out of your pocket for nursing school all over again?
- May 14, '12 by moonchild86I'm with the others- it's absolutely insane to allow a crappy English class ruin all the work you've put in up to this point. I'm sure the school would have let you walk as long as you agreed to knock out that course over the summer. Most community colleges offer it in a min-semester where in 2-3 weeks you could have knocked it out and had your diploma by mid-summer and ready for the NCLEX by early fall.
All I can say is "What the HECK were you thinking?"
- May 14, '12 by StephalumpYou fought to the death to stay in nursing school when you obviously broke policy rules, and then you quit because an English class didn't transfer??? People have transfer problems all the time, and most people would just retake the darn class...
If it was your only class, you probably could have registered for a 3 week session and walked with your class! I understand you had probably reached some sort of breaking point, but I doubt the nursing program cares if you stay or not. The only person you're going to hurt by dropping out is yourself and the people in your life who helped you get so close.
Oh well. Maybe you can get your head on straight and be readmitted some day. My mother-in-law had trouble her first time around, dropped out, and went back 5 years later. She was just pinned last week...one of the 68 people that survived out of the initial 135. :-)