- 0Feb 16, '04 by nwstudentI am not being allowed to continue a clinical rotation due to weaknesses in basic skills - so until I can improve I can't petition to continue - no guarantee there will be room at at that point. My first instinct is to do whatever I can to improve and try to get back in the same school - academically I do very well but my hands on skills are weak (just starting 3rd term of nursing school). should I apply to other schools/programs or just work on improving and hope to get back in?
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- 0Feb 18, '04 by AlixCoastRNA couple of questions: Are you in a 2 year or 4 year program: and where? Somehow I think they would be willing to offer more lab time, more practice on skills (as they would in my school of nursing). We had a gal in my class who had and A-V malformation, had a seizure, then neurosurgery to fix it. The school gave her 'incompletes' so she wouldn't have to pay the tuition again - she finished up a year later, passed her boards and is now working. Did the school just flunk you, or what? Have you met with your advisor on this? Just some suggestions. Good luck!
- 0Feb 19, '04 by nwstudentthanks for the reply - yes it's a BSN program - I went through the "crash courrse" entry last summer and am 2 terms into the program (6 terms total). I don't have a dramatic medical reason for my weakness - but I was under a huge amount of stress and it really took a toll on me - I would forget things that I knew - or just couldn't say the right thing - -there was no discussion or help - just "you can't finish the rotation". I have taken steps to improve my skills and lighten the stress in my life - it has taken too long and too much work to give up! I want to apply to several programs that offer "advanced placement" for students who have some nursing school - but they require letters of reference from my school and I don't think they will give me one at this point, in spite of my excellent academic record. I have no guaranatee that my school will find a spot for me when I can convince them I have improved so I am looking for alternatives.