Thanks everyone for your replies, it is helping lift the feeling of dread off my shoulders. Luckily I have not missed any clinicals and the school has already made concessions for me since it is due to illness. I have a spectacular record at the school and am a mamber of honor society and vice president of student senate and very involved with lots of activities. I believe this is what saved me, and my instructor took a disliking to it. I can understand though, we have a small calss- only 15- and absence may become an issue for other students in the future possibly and the example I am setting is not the best by any means. I don't know if the concessions would have been made for everyone, and I am certain she does not want to have deal with this issue with someone possibly shirking class for no good reason.
If I leave, I have to wait another year and I am not sure finances can handle that so I will do all I can to get through this rough patch and trudge on. I will have to accept my grades may suffer, but that is a minor thing compared to the alternative!!
I may ask for more time, although that is unfair to my classmates as they can not get their tests back and discuss them until I take it. But I have to think of everything.
We have a President, not a dean, and he is very new. I was on the comittee who chose him to lead our school! I will go and have a talk with him as soon as I can.
All I can say is today I will study my butt off and try to be as ready as possible. That is all I can do. I suppose failing one test would not be deadly. And once it is over, I can then only concentrate on the present and the future. I think that may be my best hope. One consolation- the test is multiple choice so there is hope on guessing some, lol!
So you know what I am up to the rest of the day!!!
Take care all and thanks for being here! Oh and especially thanks to the naysayer- that gives me the moxie I need to prove you wrong!