Failed First Semester..What Should I Do?

  1. Dear Nurse Beth,

    I work as a CNA. I just failed my first semester ADN-RN by 3 percent. My instructor told me that I am great at hands-on but when it comes to applying the facts with the questions I struggle. She has also said that I could reapply to the ADN-RN program or I could due the LPN program. She feels that in the LPN program there is more class time that will help me with my struggles. I don't know what to do because I was so close to passing.

    Dear Failed First Semester,

    I think she may be giving you good advice and a path to success. You can always bridge from LPN to RN later (I did).
    It's a big decision and inside you probably know the right answer. Trust yourself.
    Best wishes and Happy Holidays.

    Nurse Beth

    Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jan 7, '18
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  3. by   Accolay
    If you fall off the horse... Try not to feel like you're the only one that has ever failed. I have this "friend" who once failed physiology and then had to wait a year to rejoin their program...

    The choice is up to you but does reapplying into your program make it a sure thing that you will get in, or is your instructor giving you a hint that you really should go into the LPN program?