Struggling to meet the bare minimum in one class...need support - page 2

I'm doing good so far in every class but ONE. The crazy thing is that the class is really not that hard but for some reason I keep changing my answer to the wrong one, which results in me receiving... Read More

  1. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    sounds like you are focusing on how you feel, not how to change the situation. There are good suggestions here. Are you willing to try any? Consider HIRING a tutor.
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  2. Visit  Pikake profile page
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    Buy a NCLEX question and answer guide and study from it. The rationales explain each answer out. I used it for all my classes, NCLEX, and certification exam.
  3. Visit  sayitaintso profile page
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    my .02cents,
    I agree that nursing is not for everyone, at the same time not everyone grasp things easily, if this(nursing) is something the OP wants really bad s/he will figure out a way to get it, the good thing is that s/he has figured out what his/her weak points are, and therefore trying to get help on how to do better...
    To the OP don't be discouraged, I cannot tell you exactly how to grasp what you need to because everyone's style of learning is different but if you have to put the extra time to study then do so.
    Last edit by sayitaintso on Feb 12, '13 : Reason: grammar
  4. Visit  HouTx profile page
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    Sorry, but "wanting" is never sufficient to achieve goals.

    No matter how hard he tries, wishes, works, persists - a 5'3" person is never going to be able to become an NBA Center. We all have inherent limitations based upon our unique set of abilities. Some people can't 'do' the math for dosage calculation or understand the determinants of hemodynamics. That doesn't mean they wouldn't be stellar musicians or wonderful social workers..... just can't become an RN.

    It is psychologically damaging to pursue goals that are absolutely unachievable. At the very least, it undermines self-esteem and feelings of self worth. Not worth it.
  5. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Eh, I figure there's no need to push people to give up. Struggling is self- limiting. Either you'll fight it out until you get the hang of it and succeed, you'll get kicked out of the program, fail the NCLEX, or just walk away.

    A few people seem to have an inordinately hard time letting go...four nursing schools, 7 tries at the NCLEX, but generally speaking, people tend to figure out if something isn't "for" them on their own pretty quickly.
  6. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Oh yeah, I love those "I failed the NCLEX five times, do you think you can help me pass the next time?"

    No.
  7. Visit  bahhaha profile page
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    There should absolutely be a limit on how many times one can attempt to pass the NCLEX....
  8. Visit  sayitaintso profile page
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    I'm sorry that not everyone grasps things as fast as everyone else, so I guess the lesson is to give up after a few failed attempts?
    REALLY?
  9. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from sayitaintso
    I'm sorry that not everyone grasps things as fast as everyone else, so I guess the lesson is to give up after a few failed attempts?
    REALLY?
    I guess it depends on what you mean by "not grasping as fast."

    I want a nurse that can think clearly and solve problems quickly. I want a nurse that understands their craft in and out.

    If there are just some concepts that are clear as mud and you really have to bust your hump to get them, fine.

    But If nursing in general is clear as mud...why exactly are you here? If you can't think on your feet or use those dreaded two words: "critical thinking" why are you here? No one is benefiting. People tend to enjoy what they're good at, and people tend to survive the care of nurses who are good at what they do.

    It's the curse of a hero-worshipped profession. Little girls grow up dreaming of being nurses, and their self-esteem is destroyed if they aren't cut out for it. Very few people are heartbroken because they're bad at math and can't go into accounting. But everyone wants to be a nurse
  10. Visit  sayitaintso profile page
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    if nursing is not meant for someone i'm pretty sure they will realize it sooner or later, its not for me to put down another poster, offer your advice, let the individual try as many time as s/he wish, it's not my job to tell the person nursing is for him or her... isn't that the reason nursing school have standards? to weed out the ones who are not fit to be nurses?, isn't that what the NCLEX is for, or is it the job for the "GODS OF NURSING" to tell people that nursing is not for them.

    given the standards of most nursing nursing school, then the national exam, and employers, how easy is it to have an incompetent nurse? now I'm not saying that they don't exist (there are incompetent people in all profession) but how long do they last?
  11. Visit  EmilyEmily profile page
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    People are acting like I am failing all of my classes. It's just one class that I'm struggling with and I'm getting advice that 'nursing is not for me'...I regret coming here for advice..
  12. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from EmilyEmily
    People are acting like I am failing all of my classes. It's just one class that I'm struggling with and I'm getting advice that 'nursing is not for me'...I regret coming here for advice..
    I don't think anyone was telling you nursing wasn't for you.

    Moreso just a hijack about clichs like "you can do anything you put your mind to." You actually can't do EVERYthing you put your mind to. Might sound obvious, but message boards lend to long-winded discussions about the obvious.

    If the clog fits, wear it. If it doesn't, take what you need and leave the rest.

    /cliches
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  13. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    Quote from EmilyEmily
    People are acting like I am failing all of my classes. It's just one class that I'm struggling with and I'm getting advice that 'nursing is not for me'...I regret coming here for advice..

    That's because the class you are apparently definitely failing is ... nursing.

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