Failing Nursing

  1. Hi and welcome. I'm a student or was a student taking associates degree for nursing and I've been admitted to the nursing program in New York City College of technology in fall of 06. Unfortunately bad luck has struck and didn't do well. I've been kicked out of the program with a D in NU103***(my mistake i said nu101 before) and a B in Medication Calculations. Until now Fall 07 I'm still trying to figure out what to do. Even my parents worries about it but they can't understand the competition that goes along with it. I told them it's competitive and they say "Why can't they let you have a chance in getting in after all you did good and pass all your requisites and only failed once with the nursing...why can't they let you in. That's impossible." They've been always comparing to my friends and family who also is in the program or graduated from the program that lowered my dignity. I've been trying to find other schools that can accept me back in but they said I have a very low chance of getting back in because of that D. My dignity level is low and my mind is blindly looking for a miracle. During that same semester also had anatomy and physiology 2 so basically I was taking 3 classes in which is part-time and I lost my health insurance because of it. Now I can't even volunteer at a health place to gain a bit of experience needed because I can't enter without a check-up which I can't do because I lost my health insurance. I've been told that if you have volunteer somewhere in the health fields, you have a better chance of getting back in with their recommendation. I'm lost in the sea of chaos with my parents complaining/worrying, in searching of a school/a way back into the nursing program, my health insurance and as well as worrying about my own future. What should I do? Can someone please help.

    -Thank You for taking your time and reading my post-
    Last edit by anjoone1 on Dec 7, '07
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  3. by   zahryia
    Quote from anjoone1
    Hi and welcome. I'm a student or was a student taking associates degree for nursing and I've been admitted to the nursing program in New York City College of technology in fall of 06. Unfortunately bad luck has struck and didn't do well. I've been kicked out of the program with a D in NU101 and a B in Medication Calculations. Until now Fall 07 I'm still trying to figure out what to do. Even my parents worries about it but they can't understand the competition that goes along with it. I told them it's competitive and they say "Why can't they let you have a chance in getting in after all you did good and pass all your requisites and only failed once with the nursing...why can't they let you in. That's impossible." They've been always comparing to my friends and family who also is in the program or graduated from the program that lowered my dignity. I've been trying to find other schools that can accept me back in but they said I have a very low chance of getting back in because of that D. My dignity level is low and my mind is blindly looking for a miracle. During that same semester also had anatomy and physiology 2 so basically I was taking 3 classes in which is part-time and I lost my health insurance because of it. Now I can't even volunteer at a health place to gain a bit of experience needed because I can't enter without a check-up which I can't do because I lost my health insurance. I've been told that if you have volunteer somewhere in the health fields, you have a better chance of getting back in with their recommendation. I'm lost in the sea of chaos with my parents complaining/worrying, in searching of a school/a way back into the nursing program, my health insurance and as well as worrying about my own future. What should I do? Can someone please help.

    -Thank You for taking your time and reading my post-
    I'm so sorry you're going through this. Hugs to you!

    Can you possibly go through the LPN route and build up to an RN from there?

    If you've passed your first semester nursing course, you may be eligible to become a CNA automatically through NYS BON/Health Dept. This way, you can work PT and get insurance at the same time while you figure out your next step.
  4. by   alik
    Do not give up, if you want to be a RN, try to apply other school and study more harder. If you need help in your future, write me and I will help you in calculation and fundamental. Do not give up, just apply other school and do not mention about this school.

    Good Luck
  5. by   olivia28
    You just need to research all the options available to you. Have you tried the Board of Ed LPN program? They are accepting applications now for testing. Have you applied to private RN programs? They will consider you for acceptance because you have completed your prereq courses. Have you looked into school in NJ? There are some private schools in NJ also. Since you have already failed out of the CUNY system, that is where you cannot go back to. All is not lost for you.

    And as far as getting a physical, there are low cost clinics in hospitals across the city. I am sure your parents can help you out with a small fee of $50.

    Good Luck!
  6. by   akanini
    So sorry to hear....Try Saint Vinvent's Catholic Medical Center in Queens. They
    like students who have done pre-reqs. If not go the LPN route then maybe you can try Excelsior online for the RN after that!!


    Good luck!!
  7. by   barbaratruth
    A majority of nursing programs will transfer you with prerequisites completed. You will have to take Nursing 1 over again. Some may have you take a math/meds challenge test. Some programs may require an admissions exam. While you're applying, you can take your microbiology and any other nursing prerequisite courses. You probably will have to wait for a September admission, but all is not lost. Hang in there and good luck.
  8. by   tabrown1
    Hi,

    I go to Cochran, and there are several students who failed other programs and have gotten a 2nd chance there. I know quite a few of them. So try there. But, I will say this, there program is tough also, especially the Med Surge semester.

    tabrown1
  9. by   SeychelleRN
    regarding: now i can't even volunteer at a health place to gain a bit of experience needed because i can't enter without a check-up which i can't do because i lost my health insurance.

    have you tried going to a free clinic for your check-up? try the nyc free clinic.
    http://www.med.nyu.edu/nycfreeclinic/
    Last edit by SeychelleRN on Dec 12, '07

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