Repeating a Semester

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    So I am repeating a semester.

    The issue wasn't my grades, and it's sort of a complex and complicated story and given that it is unique I don't want to run the risk of further action by my program but let's just say no harm befell to my patient and when I tell the story to other people they are usually shocked that I failed.

    I find now, in this second time through that I am having a difficult time making friends. The nice thing about my previous classmates was they could laugh at themselves, and it didn't feel like a bad episode of nursing idol but these people seem to be trying to one up each other. It makes my heart sad.

    They are also treating me as if I am invisible because I've taken the class before.

    I'm very lonely and I miss my friends. I don't think I wanted advice so much as I just wanted to vent a little.
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    Sorry you feel this way. Maybe people will warm up to you over time..plus focus so you can pass and move on.
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    I would think they would all suck up to you because you are such a valuable resource, because you've been through it before. We have a repeating student in my current semester, and we were all super quick to make friends with her, ask her to join our study group, etc., not only because we are a super nice bunch of students, but because she is such a great resource as to what to expect from the professors, curriculum, etc. Hopefully, the students in your class will come around.
    Kandy83 and 2bnursekis like this.
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    This semester is young. You will have many opportunities in your working life to work with new groups. This is just the first. Keep calm and carry on.
    futuresctRN and Bortaz, RN like this.
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    Hello, I am in the same boat you are. I am repeating a semester (which should have been my last semester). Its hard not having your friends around, but I feel that with new people it gives you more ideas and have less distractions for sure. It is disappointing, but meeting new people is always great and more connections in at the beginning of become an RN can never hurt! GOODLUCK!
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    Quote from asilverthorn4
    Hello, I am in the same boat you are. I am repeating a semester (which should have been my last semester). Its hard not having your friends around, but I feel that with new people it gives you more ideas and have less distractions for sure. It is disappointing, but meeting new people is always great and more connections in at the beginning of become an RN can never hurt! GOODLUCK!
    Thanks. I think because I have such a good relationship with the faculty that they might think there is some favoritism but if they knew why I was there exactly then it might be more apparent there really isn't favoritism.

    It's just bumming me out I suppose.
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    I'm there too. I'm currently repeating MSI and it feels weird because all my friends, but 1, have moved on. It's kinda like your first day in nursing school, when you didn't know anyone and tried to figure out where you would fit in. I guess I kinda lucked out because I do have someone that I know in my new cohort. I really just keep to myself and focus on the material and making sure this time I move on which I find to be a pro. Less distraction is always a plus while going through nursing school. Con is that you no longer have that group of friends that has been there with you since day one of class. Just know that with every failure comes success and this will only make you stronger as both a student and nurse.
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    It's probably because they know each other already, and they don't know you. Sometimes cliques happen and you can't really do much about it except do your best to have decent conversations while you're in class/on the floor with them.

    My clinical group was cliquey last semester. I felt sort of "out" of the group, but I still made conversation at clinical and was nice and supportive. You just act like they're your co-workers and be professional. You can still hang out with your friends in the other class outside of school. No harm done.
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    That sucks to hear. My girlfriend is kinda on a similar situation.

    She repeated a class last sem and she kinda felt like an outcast with some of her classmates.

    Even this semester, there's this girl who's very rude. "That's why I don't associate with those people [people in her section]."

    I don't know why she'd say that. It just sucks that my girlfriend would have to feel that way.

    I understand it's like that everywhere though. There's "cliques." It's a shame.. With that said, I've been on the other side. However, for my part, I don't do it intentionally.

    If I notice that someone feels like an outcast, I would try to talk to them. The thing is though, you can't always notice because sometimes, some people are just shy and/or prefer to be left alone.
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    been there sucked...lucky im still friends with my first class.


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