Feel I was wrongfully dismissed - page 2

Hi all, last year I was accepted to a nursing school across the country. I am 35 and wanted to finish. The program is an accelerated program. 12 months to be exact. I filed for disability... Read More

  1. by   ericlavin67
    Here is the latest: I filed an appeal to the university of Miami a-bsn and was let go 7 months ago for not passing 2 courses. They gave me disability serves but did not accommodate me with them. I spoke with the Dean in person and was dismissed. I came back to California and have been looking for work. It has been tough to find anything. During this time I spoke with an ombudsman. I also wrote a letter to the Committee that they either let me finish up at a slower pace or pay me money back. I did not think they would let me back in. The decision was made and sent to my school email on June 29th, 2017. However, they did not regard the fact that my school email was closed and I could not see it. As of yesterday, I sent out an email to the ombudsman and she notified me of the email. I then contacted the main office and they resent it to my normal email. The letter said they are giving me one more chance to complete everything. They are going to make it slower for me. The breakdown is 7 unit class med surg 2 fall. Then 7 units the next semester. Summer off and then 12 units the last semester with a final hesi to leave the school and graduate. If I was in the normal A-bsn program like before the breakdown is 15 units the first semester, 21 units the second, and 19 units the third with a final hesi. I have many concerns 1 being that I have to pick up and move back to Miami. That it is going to take a year and a half that I am not working and school all said and done is going to be $150 grand between living expenses and tuition and that is including $20,000 from my undergrad. I already owe 80,000 and feel like crying all the time. Even if I try for a loan at Sallie Mae they will want a consigner which no one will sign for me. I think it is possible to earn it back because in Los Angeles nurses seem to be paid pretty well. The avg is about $85000 a year. I have been out of school for 7 months and am a bit rusty on everything. I have a serious relationship now and it is going to put a ridiculous amount of stress on the relationship. This is important to me because I am 37 and would like to have a family. School starts in 1 week and I just found this out so everything is super rushed. I would like to hear what others would do in this situation. Would you walk at this point or keep trying? I don't know what my other options are. Is it absurd to get myself into this type of debt for a second degree as a bsn. My first degree is a psych degree.
    Last edit by ericlavin67 on Aug 11
  2. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from ericlavin67
    Here is the latest: I filed an appeal to the university of Miami a-bsn and was let go 7 months ago for not passing 2 courses. They gave me disability serves but did not accommodate me with them. I spoke with the Dean in person and was dismissed. I came back to California and have been looking for work. It has been tough to find anything. During this time I spoke with an ombudsman. I also wrote a letter to the Committee that they either let me finish up at a slower pace or pay me money back. I did not think they would let me back in. The decision was made and sent to my school email on June 29th, 2017. However, they did not regard the fact that my school email was closed and I could not see it. As of yesterday, I sent out an email to the ombudsman and she notified me of the email. I then contacted the main office and they resent it to my normal email. The letter said they are giving me one more chance to complete everything. They are going to make it slower for me. The breakdown is 7 unit class med surg 2 fall. Then 7 units the next semester. Summer off and then 12 units the last semester with a final hesi to leave the school and graduate. If I was in the normal A-bsn program like before the breakdown is 15 units the first semester, 21 units the second, and 19 units the third with a final hesi. I have many concerns 1 being that I have to pick up and move back to Miami. That it is going to take a year and a half that I am not working and school all said and done is going to be $150 grand between living expenses and tuition and that is including $20,000 from my undergrad. I already owe 80,000 and feel like crying all the time. Even if I try for a loan at Sallie Mae they will want a consigner which no one will sign for me. I think it is possible to earn it back because in Los Angeles nurses seem to be paid pretty well. The avg is about $85000 a year. I have been out of school for 7 months and am a bit rusty on everything. I have a serious relationship now and it is going to put a ridiculous amount of stress on the relationship. This is important to me because I am 37 and would like to have a family. School starts in 1 week and I just found this out so everything is super rushed. I would like to hear what others would do in this situation. Would you walk at this point or keep trying? I don't know what my other options are. Is it absurd to get myself into this type of debt for a second degree as a bsn. My first degree is a psych degree.
    That's very unorganized and difficult to read. Breaking it up into paragraphs might help you get more responses.
    Anyway, the two main issues (from what I can tell) are capability and cost. I don't know what you're capable of, so I would suggest you look to people who know you better for advice on that. As far as the cost of the program, it is very steep. It's true that nurses in LA can easily make $85K, but it's a difficult market for new grads to find work in. What will happen if you have to move to a lower cost of living area to gain experience and have those back-breaking loans to pay back? What will happen if you don't make it through the program and find yourself even further in debt? If I were you, I'd have a plan B, for sure.
    You've got some thinking to do. Good luck with whatever you decide.
  3. by   sirI
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  4. by   ericlavin67
    Here is the latest: I filed an appeal to the University of Miami a-bsn and was let go 7 months ago for not passing 2 courses. They gave me disability serves but did not accommodate me with them. I spoke with the Dean in person and was still dismissed. I came back to California and have been looking for work. It has been tough to find anything.

    During this time I spoke with an ombudsman. I also wrote a letter to the Committee that they either let me finish up at a slower pace or pay me my money back. The decision was made and sent to my school email on June 29th, 2017. However, they did not regard the fact that my school email was closed and I could not see it.

    As of yesterday, I sent out an email to the ombudsman and she notified me of the email. I then contacted the main office and they resent it to my normal email. The letter said they are giving me one more chance to complete everything (I would be able to continue from where I left off with finishing up the last 1/3. Where as if I go to another school I have to start all over in a 2 year). They are going to make it slower for me.

    The breakdown is 7 unit class med surg 2 fall. Then 7 units the next semester. Summer off and then 12 units the last semester with a final hesi to leave the school and graduate. If I was in the normal A-bsn program like before the breakdown is 15 units the first semester, 21 units the second, and 19 units the third with a final hesi.

    I have many concerns:

    1. being that I have to pick up and move back to Miami.
    2. That it is going to take a year and a half that I am not working and school all said and done is going to be $150 grand between living expenses and tuition and that is including $20,000 from my undergrad. (I already owe 80,000 and feel like crying all the time).
    3. Even if I try for a loan at Sallie Mae they will want a consigner which no one will sign for me. (I think it is possible to earn it back because in Los Angeles nurses seem to be paid pretty well. The avg is about $85000 a year).
    4. I have been out of school for 7 months and am a bit rusty on everything.
    5. I have a serious relationship now and it is going to put a ridiculous amount of stress on the relationship (This is important to me because I am 37 and would like to have a family).

    School starts in 1 week and I just found this out so everything is super rushed. I would like to hear what others would do in this situation. Would you walk at this point or keep trying? I don't know what my other options are. Is it absurd to get myself into this type of debt for a second degree as a bsn. My first degree is a psych degree.
    Last edit by ericlavin67 on Aug 12 : Reason: mistake
  5. by   Silverdragon102
    threads merged
  6. by   TLSpaz
    Have you considered just going to nursing school in California? Yes, you would be "starting over" as most your credits will not transfer, but think of it in terms of the money you will NOT have to spend moving back to Florida. Also, consider that repeating content with which you are already familiar will, in itself, give you some relief. Couple that with reasonable accommodations and you may find that success awaits. The only thing standing in your way may be you. I do wish you much success. My journey to becoming a nurse was convoluted and drawn out. I have ADHD but never requested accommodations, not because I'm stoic or anything, but because I didn't ever even think to ask about them.
  7. by   mkk99
    Why did you ask to be allowed to complete the course at a slower pace if you don't find that to be an acceptable solution? You are being offered something that most students are not and still throwing a pity party about it. I am confused.

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