is there anyone got in nursing program after retaking courses that you failed?

  1. Hello, I am currently majoring in health care undecided, and I came to madonna university in Michigan to study nursing. However, I have a problem to enter the nursing program.

    This semester is the last semester to finish all pre requisites for applying the nursing program. I couldn't changed my major into pre nursing due to low GPA that I got for two semester. I got A and A- in Human anp 1 and 2, and I got enough grades for science classes. But my problem is that I failed UNV 1010 and writing class due to absence but submitted all the works for the first semester, and I got D on psychology and WL because I forgot to submit my work. Therefore, my nursing program was delayed.

    I reflected on my life pattern, and I am putting lots of effort to go to class and get good grades in this semester. However, I met my new advisor yesterday that she made me so depressed. She said according to the policy that if student fail two classes the student will no longer apply for the nursing program so that she wanted me to think about other major. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU SAYING.... Then, there is no point of being here and I am so sorry to my parents too...

    Is there anyone to retake coures and get in the nursing program in spite of the policy?
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   MiladyMalarkey
    Back when I was young and dumb I failed PSY101 by not showing up to class (assumed they'd withdraw me, they didn't). Retook a year or so later, got an A, now in the nursing program. All programs are different though, talk it out with an advisor.
  4. by   nursebkk914
    I hope I am eligible for applying for the nursing program... I regret what I did so far in this uni and wanna get into the nursing program so badly... Thank you for commenting my post...
  5. by   nalie2
    Can you apply to a nursing program at another school?
  6. by   nursebkk914
    I don't know... but i wanna apply to the nursing program here...
    Transferring a different school and applying for the program are the ultimate decision for me..
    You said so because it seems like there is possibility to archive what I am looking forward to right?
    Last edit by nursebkk914 on Nov 12 : Reason: typo
  7. by   lehaley1989
    If your advisor is telling you that you are no longer eligible for the nursing program at your school, your time is probably better spent looking at other options. In my experience, many schools have a policy where students are disqualified from admission if they fail the same class twice. You may still have a shot since it sounds like you failed different classes. My suggestion would be to repeat those classes and look for other schools to apply to. You may also want to consider finding a part-time job or volunteer position in the healthcare field to boost the strength of your application.
  8. by   araew2129
    Agre that you should retake whatever you need to and research nursing programs to find one compatible with the grades you have. Also, I believe you have to change your screen name. I believe rules here state that you cannot represent yourself as a nurse with being one.
  9. by   KrCmommy522
    Quote from araew2129
    Also, I believe you have to change your screen name. I believe rules here state that you cannot represent yourself as a nurse with being one.
    I also believe thats true. I've seen many people with nurse or RN in their name who are talking about nursing school or going to nursing school and are told that the Terms of Service (TOS) state that you cannot use nurse in your scren name if you aren't one...you gotta earn it to use it!

    If your advisor said that you won't be eligible, than you probably won't be. I don't see him/her saying that if it isn't the case. At my school once you were in the nursing program if you failed 2 classes you lost your spot, but you could reapply to restart the program. I don't know how it was with pre-reqs though?

    I'd start looking for another school that would accept the most credits and would accept your grades. I know it stinks having to think about transferring, but it seems your only other option is switching your major. So, you have to decide if you want to be a nurse or if something else interests you that you would be able to do and stay at your current school.

    Hope it all works out for you!
  10. by   nursebkk914
    Yeah thank you for your suggestion tho

    I knew that if I fail twice in the nursing program, I would be kicked out. That's what I knew since I came to my university. I didn't know that there is the policy for pre nursing student.
    However, I am not even in pre nursing major tho my current major is health care undecided but on the nursing track. Isn't it cruel that if my major is not even pre nursing but fail two classes or get below C I am no longer eligible for applying to the nursing program?

    My first language is not English, and I know that my english is not as fluent as American. what if I had hard time to use english.... so cruel..

    I thought that policy is only for pre nursing students not someone like me..
  11. by   lehaley1989
    Quote from nursebkk914
    However, I am not even in pre nursing major tho my current major is health care undecided but on the nursing track. Isn't it cruel that if my major is not even pre nursing but fail two classes or get below C I am no longer eligible for applying to the nursing program?

    My first language is not English, and I know that my english is not as fluent as American. what if I had hard time to use english.... so cruel..

    I thought that policy is only for pre nursing students not someone like me..
    Nursing schools are highly competitive. They often have hundreds of extremely qualified students applying for a very limited number of spots each semester. Nursing is also consistently named one of the most difficult college majors. If a program is going to invest in teaching you, they want to ensure that you are academically strong enough to do well in very challenging classes. So yes, classes that you take and your GPA prior to starting nursing school or even declaring yourself as pre-nursing are always going to count. I think you will find that to be the same in any program or major that you apply for, not just nursing.
  12. by   KrCmommy522
    It stinks that you weren't even a pre-nursing major but it's just how it goes. It's good your counselor let you know and even good they have such a policy. There's so many people trying to get spots in nursing programs, it's so competitive, that if they see someone that has failed even just one, and it comes down to you and someone else who didn't fail any, they would most likely get the spot. So, at least you know now so you can figure out something - finding another school or choosing another major. Since you were undecided it seems like you weren't sure about nursing anyways. Maybe theres something else your interested in that you can stay at your school for, if you don't want to transfer.

    Not to mention, and not to be nasty, but if you're already failing classes and haven't even started the nursing program, it might not be for you. It takes a lot of hard work to make it through the classes - and most classes and definitely all clinicals are mandatory attendance.

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