WHat does your school do for students who fail nursing courses? In our school if you fail a nursing course within the semester, you have to reapply to get back in for the next year( you have to wait one year to repeat the course) and if you dont pass the second time you cant ever come back to the program! What does your school do when students fail a nursing class. Is there a certain number of times that a student fails where they can no longer be apart of the nursing program?
My school does a combo of both of your posts. My school's old policy forced repeaters to wait a semester but that has changed... One fail and you must re-apply. However, you are allowed to return the following semester if there is room in the class behind. If there is no room, you can re-mediate with an instructor for a semester (or a year) in order to stay fresh to repeat when there is room.
In the case of those failing first semester you must at least remain out for one semester before given a chance to start again. Many find that he/she is having to wait a year because there usually is not any room in first semester.
The first semester repeaters must compete with the incoming class. If he/she did not have high grades coming in the first time, the chances of beating out the incoming students is low and the student must retake a class etc. to compete or hope an incoming student messes up an entrance requirement.
Two failures and the student is out. There are no more chances to repeat after two fails.
Last edit by MBARNBSN on Feb 17, '08
Where I teach, you get two chances. You can fail the same nursing course twice, or fail two different nursing courses (non nursing courses d not count, unless it drops your GPA too low. After you fail once, you are placed on academic probation if your GPA is between 1.5 and 1.9. You still need to reapply to the program, basically just a letter stating your intentions and what is going on in your life right now, and why you feel you should be readmitted into the program. If your GPA falls below 1.5, you are dismissed from the program.
edited to add: You have to wait a year, because we only admit students once a year. So if you fail 101 in the fall, you have to wait until next fall because there is no 101 in the spring. So while it does stink, you are pretty much guaranteed a seat, because the admissions committee who is admitting for the next fall class is well aware of how many potential repeaters there will be (and there aren't usually that many, b/c it is a small school). And for those who have to repeat, they spend their "off" semester getting ahead on their other co-requisites, which will lighten their load later on.
Last edit by ProfRN4 on Feb 18, '08
: Reason: more info