Hello! I purposely joined this website to get insight on this situation of mine. If you have any suggestions, please respond!
I am a pre-nursing student. My freshman year, I was at a university that is well-known for their nursing program. I didn't so much enjoy the social aspect of the school, but the academics were awesome. As the year went on, I learned that grandfather was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I've always lived with my grandparents, so he was pretty much my father figure (Yes, I do know both of my parents. I've just always lived with grandparents because they spoil the life out of me
). Soon as I got the news, I withdrew from the university and came back home. I knew how quick pancreatic cancer can spread & take lives. I didn't want to miss anything. I needed to be back home.
I came back home for sophomore year and decided to take classes at our community college. I just didn't like the fact of not being in school. It made me feel like I was being unproductive. I took classes, but I was NEVER completely focused like how I was at the university. With my grandfather literally dying in front of my eyes, my thought process was everywhere EXCEPT where it should be. My GPA at the university was a 3.0. You needed atleast a 2.6. to be considered into the nursing program at my university. My GPA dropped DRASTICALLY due to the fact that I was in & out of school. I got the chance to withdraw from some. I wanted to try & stick out a few of the classes because, like I said, I didn't like the fact of not being in school. I failed those two classes, which were ENG 102 & Anatomy. Anatomy is definitely a required course. I tried to take it again the second semester and I had an 86 before hospice came in. I started to miss class again & I tried to withdraw completely after the late withdrawal date, but it was too late.
To sum this all up, I received these grades NOT because of my academic ability, but because of the personal hardships I was dealing with back at home. I know for a fact that I am smart enough to be apart of anyone's nursing program. Since my grandfather has passed, I really just want to go back to the university and pick back up where I left off. I know my GPA is not where it needs to be, but I won't give up. Nursing has always been my passion. It's not for the money, but it's actually in my heart to save lives.
Has anyone dealt with this situation before. Failing a required course twice, but possibly being forgiven under a certain circumstance? Please help. Thank you!